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From: AE Stewart
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 06:53:18 -0800 Subject: San Diego Cult Death - Their Homepage By the time you all wake up, this URL should be all over the place (it's 9.30 am here in Ireland). http://mirage.hotwired.com/heavensgate A second URL for http://www.highersource.com is registered but the server returns no information. InterDIC (since implementing their seven dirty words policy that's what I call them) listing shows who owns the URL - but it may be wholly unrelated. Turns out there was a very big connection to UFOs with this group who committed mass suicide. Not only did they worship the form of the "greys" they apparently shaved their heads in order to look more like them. The news is reporting various conflicting theories as to what the group... "WW Higher Source"... Actually believed. Apparently Higher Source was the name of their web publishing group. Reports are filtering in that they believed that Hale Bopp was a spaceship, that they were all angels born in the midwest of america, a so called coming "cleansing of the atmosphere", and a need for them to unite their spirits with the travelling starship Hale Bopp. Their leader, whose name I can't recall but who's getting a lot of CNN airplay, had been involved in other attempts to start cults in the early 70's, not having anything to do with abduction or aliens. I just saw a clip of him from the 70's discussing his ability to rise from the dead three days after he dies - wholly unrelated to the spiel he sold to those 39 dead webpage programmers. The Pynchonian twists to the abductee/UFO phenomena continue. Now, finally, the shift has occured: it has been reconstructed to match a fully blown religion for some, with the deadly effects of the absence of reason. More millenial cults who transpose their need for a religion filled with metaphors to match our current technology are coming soon, no doubt. Eerily enough, you can still join the group via email. I wish I could be as objective as Glenn, but I wouldn't recommend it as of now. ____________________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org The Republic of Wireland http://www.halcyon.com/jstewart/atl/index.htm "Dial 888... The desire to watch television no matter what's on" ____________________________________________________
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