The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department received an anonymous tip in the afternoon of March 26, 1997. ‘This is regarding a mass suicide, and I can give you the address…’ said the person on the other line. First responders could have never expected the ghoulish scene that awaited them at the mega-mansion in the tony suburb of Rancho Santa Fe. 39 bodies in identical black clothing were carefully staged in bunk beds. Their heads were shaved but neatly covered with purple shrouds. They wore matching black tunics and fresh out-of-the-box Nike ‘Decade’ sneakers. Each had exactly $5.75 cash in their pocket and a travel bag next them on the floor. Triangular arm patches on all the bodies read: ‘Heaven’s Gate Away Team.’ Investigators were confounded. Meanwhile, computer screens all over the mansion flashed ‘Red Alert.’ It was a plot ripped straight from the scripts of Star Trek and would soon become apparent just how heavily influenced the outer-space obsessed cult was with the sci-fi drama. Things got weirder when police uncovered video manifestos explaining that disciples of the Heaven’s Gate cult were ‘exiting their human vessels’ to enter the ‘Next Level’ via an extraterrestrial-piloted spaceship that was apparently, zipping along the wake of… Read full this story
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