A spacecraft will be trailing the Comet Hale-Bopp and suicide is "the only way to evacuate this Earth"



Marshall Applewhite : religious leader
Applewhite, leader of the Heaven's Gate cult, claimed that a spacecraft was trailing the Comet Hale-Bopp and argued that suicide was "the only way to evacuate this Earth" so that the cult members' souls could board the supposed craft and be taken to another "level of existence above human". Applewhite and 38 of his followers committed mass suicide


Mass suicide involved sedatives, vodka and careful planning. CNN. Retrieved September 22, 2011


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