This is literally some “next level” stuff.
It’s a fascinating and well-done 1990s TV documentary that takes us inside an infamous UFO cult, showing the the tragic unraveling of this fringe American religion.
Watching it makes me think of the fatuous claims of certain people in the UFO lecture circuit today and the potential danger they may pose to a certain kind of follower.
In 1997, thirty-nine members of the San Diego-based cult, Heaven’s Gate committed mass suicide with cocktails of drugs and alcohol. They intended to reach an alien spacecraft which they believed to be following Comet Hale-Bopp, at that time brightly visible in the nighttime sky.