Heaven’s gate was a religious UFO cult in San Diego, California. They believed planet Earth was supposed to be recycled (wiped clean, everyone dead) and the only way to survive was to leave immediately.

They believed that their bodies were vehicles only meant to help them on their journey. They performed mass suicide, but defined this suicide as going on to the “next level”. 

They thought that there only means of escape would be to board their souls abroad a space craft that was trailing comet Hale-Bopp.

The cult rented a 9,200-sq.-ft. mansion. 

Thirty-eight Heaven’s Gate members, plus group leader Applewhite, were found dead in the home on March 26, 1997. In the heat of the California spring, many of the bodies had begun to decompose by the time they were discovered. Autopsies were carried out on the corpses, and medical examiners found the people had taken cyanide and arsenic. 

The members took phenobarbital mixed with pineapple, washed down with vodka. Additionally, they secured plastic bags around their heads after ingesting the mix to induce asphyxiation.

 Authorities found the dead lying neatly in their own bunk beds, faces and torsos covered by a square, purple cloth. Each member carried a five-dollar bill and three quarters in their pockets, said to be for interplanetary toll.

You can read more about them here in this Wiki article

Only one of the group’s members, Rio DiAngelo/ did not kill himself: weeks before the suicides, in December 1996, DiAngelo agreed to leave the group so he could ensure future dissemination of Heaven’s Gate videos and literature. 

What’s really creepy is how this reddit user e-mailed them and they responded! (click picture to enlargen)


··What A Mess: A Playlist··

•Fake Palindrome—Andrew Bird
•You know What I Mean—Cults
•Chinese Children—Devendra Banhart
•Oh! Sweet Nuthin’—The Velvet Underground
•The Bad In Each Other—Feist
•Derka Blues—The Growlers
•Evelyn Is Not Real—My Morning Jacket
•Everyway (non-acoustic version)—Circa Survive
•The Gulag Orkestar—Beirut
•R.I.P. Burn Face—CocoRosie
•Down By The Water—The Drums
•Doubt—Wye Oak
•Sleep Underground—Circa Survive
•Smokey Taboo—CocoRosie

listen in order and do not skip ANY tracks!
->let me know what you think?

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The Jonestown Death Tape - November 18, 1978

On November 18, 1978, nearly 900 members of Jim Jones’s People’s Temple committed a mass suicide by ingesting cyanide infused Kool-Aid.  

The audio in this video was taken from a cassette tape found at the scene in Guyana. The tape captured Jim Jones’s eerie voice urging his followers to commit suicide, accompanied by the sounds of crying children and applause. This tape features he and his followers’ last minutes alive.

A transcript of the video can be read here.


Voices Of 2013

Hayley Mary (The Jezabels)
Madeline Follin (Cults)
Hayley Williams (Paramore)
Aluna Francis (AlunaGeorge)
Ella Yelich-O’Connor (Lorde)
Hannah Reid (London Grammar)
Lauren Mayberry (CHVRCHES)
Charlotte Aitchison (Charli XCX)


"Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains."-Coco Chanel

Indie Bedroom Boredom:A Playlist

1:Tove Lo-Habits (Stay High)

2:Cold War Kids-Hang Me Up To Dry

3:Sky Ferreira-Everything Is Embarrassing

4:Cults-Go Outside

5:The Weeknd-High For This (Ellie Goulding Cover)

6:Kid Cudi Ft. Ratatat,MGMT-Pursuit Of Happiness (Nightmare)

7:CHVRCHES-Lies (Tourist Remix)

8:Disclosure Ft. Eliza Doolittle-You & Me (Flume Remix)

9:The Neighbourhood-A Little Death

10:Lorde-Tennis Court (The Kite String Tangle Cover)

Fred Phelps made a name for himself by protesting the funerals of soldiers and hate crime victims. In particular, he spent decades causing immeasurable pain to LGBT people and their families. My thoughts are with all those people today.

Very much in spite of himself, Fred Phelps was an important figure in the movement for LGBT equality. Other right-wing leaders have chosen their words more carefully, and the WBC even protested some far-right activists for being insufficiently hateful, but plenty of Religious Right leaders have always agreed on Phelps’s core message: that God reacts to gay people with divine punishment in this world and damnation in the next. Fred Phelps just said what so many anti-gay activists have always believed.

When Americans were faced with the choice of accepting their LGBT neighbors or endorsing Phelps’s unfiltered hate, they chose the former. He showed anti-gay bigotry for what it really is: profoundly un-American. Phelps lived to see a nation that more and more decisively rejected his vile message. That’s his legacy.
—  Michael Keegan, President of People For the American Way, on the death of hate-cult leader Fred Phelps.