Subject: Archive: Heaven's Gate's cult commits mass suicide, Mar., 1997
Wanted to reach spacecraft following Comet Hale–Bopp
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Date Posted:Saturday, March 25, 04:34:44pm
Heaven's Gate was an American UFO religious millenarian group based in San Diego, California, founded in 1974 and led by Marshall Applewhite (1931–1997) and Bonnie Nettles (1927–1985). On March 26, 1997, police discovered the bodies of 39 members of the group who had committed mass suicide in order to reach what they believed was an extraterrestrial spacecraft following Comet Hale–Bopp.