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Cults Daily: The Children of God David Berg
"Welcome to cult staley throughout the month of April where addressing manifestos and of some of history's most infamous cult leaders. Although it went through many name changes over the years one thing remained the same. For David Berg's apocalyptic Christian cult the children of God and times were inevitable episode. Remember to come back tomorrow for a brand new installment of cult. Staley that you want to hear our full length episodes on the children of God part one aired this feed on November twenty. First two thousand seventeen. Listen free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. As the end of nineteen seventy three approached people around the world turned their eyes to the sky for months they'd been eagerly awaiting the comet of the century which was supposed to be bright enough to be seen even in full daylight becoming comic who TEK SPAWN NONSTOP. News coverage exclusive stargazing parties and merchandise. It seemed everyone was trying to capitalize on the once in a lifetime event for most the spectacle just amounted to fund novelty or a quick money making opportunity but for David Berg founder of the family international the comet heralded the end of days according to him. The astral anomaly was just one of the many signs that the rapture would soon come. He urged his followers to retreat to underground bunkers and prepare for an end. Which never came. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is colts. A podcast original. This is the seventeenth episode in our Daily Series on the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout this month. Were taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try to uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Paulson high today discussing David Berg and the family international over the years Burke predicted the end of the world would come on several occasions each time. He used his false prophecies to draw more people into his extremist organization which many alleged was abusive and manipulative. David Berg made his first apocalyptic prediction in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy three five years earlier. He'd founded his cult in California from the beginning. The group emphasized an Anti Authority counterculture philosophy and urged initiates distrust the system. And those who didn't belong to the organization to isolate his followers. Burg instructed them to establish commune's at encouraged them to seclude themselves from the outside world by nineteen seventy-three. It was claimed that there were over one hundred such communities spanning multiple countries. Berg didn't have much personal contact with followers reaching them instead via an endless series of newsletters that year he published a dramatic prophecy to coincide with the famed comet of the century. Initially scientists believe the comet co who would be spectacular. Astral event dazzling the skies for months beginning in late nineteen seventy-three. Bergh's seized on the hype claiming that the comet signaled an armageddon which would begin in January of nineteen seventy four. He claimed that the comet would bring famine plague earthquakes and more he wrote a war in nineteen seventy four involving. America will slaughter half the population of the Soviet Union which will then be occupied and reorganized by the Chinese until nineteen ninety two but as the end of nineteen seventy-three neared Burg and the rest of the world. Were largely disappointed. The Comet Co who tech appeared nearly one hundred times dimmer than the predictions likely because much of it melted as it neared the Sahn. Needless to say burks predictions about the apocalypse didn't age. Well either though. Some of his followers had gone to considerable expense to prepare for the calamity. He never offered to make it up to them instead. He continued writing letters and carrying out church business often. Without acknowledging his false prophecies the failure did seem to rein in his apocalyptic rhetoric for a short time however his cult still largely isolated from the rest of society discouraged criticism of the leader and Burgh managed to hold onto most of his members after nineteen seventy four. But it seemed bird. Couldn't help himself for long in nineteen eighty. He claimed that yet another apocalypse was on. Its way this time. He believed a nuclear Holocaust would annihilate the planet once again. He advised his acolytes to stock up on supplies and urge them not to stop tithing to his church. Even as the world ended he wrote if the bombs start falling. Stay inside until the fallout clears. It may take a week or two. So don't drink open water until it safe but if there is a break in transmission. Keep sending your gifts to keep us going if you can. This time. Bird covered his tracks by claiming that he couldn't be held accountable if his predictions failed according to him the claims he made were straight from God so if they didn't come to pass it was only because the human mind could not possibly comprehend the complexity of God's plan it was a jumbled justification that required his followers to perform considerable mental gymnastics but by then many had been part of the group for over a decade. They were so used to taking his word at face value that they were willing to explain away. Inconsistencies STILL BURG. Wasn't able to keep an iron grip on the family forever after the group was rocked by other controversies including multiple credible accusations of child and sexual abuse in the mid eighties. Membership gradually diminished when Burg died in nineteen ninety four the organization was a shadow of its former self though it still retained. Its most ardent followers today. The family is still active and is currently run by. Berg's second wife Karen Zerbi there. Haven't been any widely publicized apocalyptic predictions by the crew since Berg's death it seems that much like the comet. The family couldn't shine so brightly after being exposed to daylight. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another Kalt. You can catch our other episodes of cults for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Cults Daily: Fountain of the World Krishna Venta
"Box Canyon had been quiet for decades but by nineteen fifty seven. It was bustling with activity. A new group had moved into the small ravine and our outside of Los Angeles Barefoot men and women clad in robes were busy preparing for the end of the world. They were hard at work. Farming the land and erecting large stone structures to live in. There are only about one hundred members of the group but they were laying the groundwork to eventually house one hundred forty four thousand. They believed that they're fearless leader. Krishna VENTA would shepherd them all through the apocalypse. Instead within a year their entire society would come crumbling down in a firestorm. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is colts. A podcast original. This is the fifteenth episode in our Daily Series on the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout this month. We're taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Poulsen everyone today. We're discussing Krishna. Venta members of his group the Fountain of the World held firm in their belief. That VENTA was the second coming of Christ. He would be the one to help. Guide them through World War three and the Fast Approaching Race War Krishna. Venta I started to make his rounds as a spiritual speaker in the nineteen forties. He traveled the country spreading his beliefs and soliciting donations. Over time his message evolved by the nineteen forties. He was pushing a message of spiritual enlightenment and everlasting life. It wasn't long before he claimed to be Christ and then he started to amass a following but he needed a place for all of his followers to go. That's when he found a small piece of land near Chatsworth. California called Box Canyon. Everything about it was perfect. It was far away from a large city but it was close enough for recruitment efforts in the nineteen fifties. Dentists started to preach about a coming race war between black and white communities. He said the Soviets would take this opportunity. When the United States was vulnerable to launch an attack one that would wipe out the government. Bente said this new. Soviet regime would outlaw acts of religion and the people of the United States would be enslaved but those in Box Canyon would remain safe under his protection they would emerge to start a religious revolution that would overthrow the new. Soviet government when all was said and done bente would be the ruler of this new world in an era of Cold War fear people clogged event as promise of safety and flocked to Box Canyon but everything inside the community was not as holistic as Venta. Made it seem. He was controlling and demanding of his followers time. He made enemies when he kicked two men out of the group in Nineteen fifty eight. They had accused him of having affairs with their wives. And Bento wasn't having it but just because he kicked him out didn't mean they would stay gone on December tenth nineteen fifty eight. They snuck back into box. Canyon strapped with dynamite. They confronted Venta in the middle of the night inside his large stonehouse in Box Canyon Day wanted revenge. They wanted his life. A fireball erupted out of the building and the blast was so large that it could be felt over a mile away the assailants killed ten people in total defectively brought the end of the group. Many the fountain of the world held onto the hope. That Bento would one day come back. But as the months ticked by and he didn't materialize. The group slowly split apart yet years later a few remained in box canyon hopeful that. Venta would come back home. There they would still talk with curious passers ply about their beliefs telling them of the coming race war while many didn't take their claim seriously. One young man from Ohio did and his name was Charles Manson. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another Kalt. You can catch our other episodes of cults for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Cults Daily: Aum Shinrikyo Shoko Asahara
"Welcome to cults daily throughout the month of April. We're addressing the manifestoes and ideologies of some of history's most infamous cult leaders he was born has Chisel Matsumoto later known as Shoko Asahara Leader of the Japanese Buddhism inspired cult. Alm Shin Rico. Asahara and his followers didn't just foretell the days but rather took it upon themselves to white humankind off the face of the earth. We hope you enjoyed this episode. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for a brand new edition of cull daily. Listen free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. On March Twentieth Nineteen Ninety Five members of the Japanese doomsday cult. Amish Enrico infiltrated the Tokyo Metro system and released a toxic chemical gas. They had already carried out. A number of lethal terrorist. Attacks Chemical Warfare and bioterrorism were their specialties. But today would be their most successful strike ever. It was rush hour in Tokyo and in five coordinated attacks on three major subway lines. The group killed thirteen people critically injured another fifty and cause vision loss in. Nearly one thousand murder was a form of mercy to the oems. Shinrikyo in death. Their leader Shoko Asahara absorbed your sense into his body and freed you from the material world and whether you perish today not in their tax. It really didn't matter. Armageddon was right around the corner. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is colts. Apar- cast original. This is the sixteenth episode in our Daily Series on the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout the month. Were taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Paulson Hi everyone. Today were discussing Shoko Asahara. He believed that the world would end in a nuclear war instigated by the United States. All of humanity would turn to ash except of course those who followed him in Nineteen eighty-four Asahara started option rico out of his single bedroom apartment in Tokyo and it begins simply enough as classes. On Yoga and meditation over the Next Five Years Uh Sahara grew a small but devoted following then in one thousand nine hundred nine. He applied for official status as a religious organization. Though the application was originally denied it passed after an appeal the group's new status created a sense of legitimacy that was critical to their growth and public perception. Though Sahara's belief system evolved over time it was always an amalgamation of other doctrines. He pulled from forms of Buddhism Yoga Christianity and Hinduism. Even the writings of nostradamus. The Hindu Goddess Shiva was considered one of the group's most important idols ultimately however his rhetoric and teachings were dominated by Christian millennialism. This belief stems from the book of revelation the last book of the New Testament of the Bible that includes the Apocalypse Judgment Day and the second coming of Christ. The book of revelation alludes to a number of prophesied monsters including a seven headed dragon. A serpent and the beast for some reason. Asahara became convinced that the United States was the beast and that they would bring about the apocalypse by starting a nuclear world war three nineteen ninety-two. Asahara publicly declared that he was Christ. The Lamb of God the second coming. He was fully enlightened and able to share his wisdom and powers with his loyal followers. Curing them of illnesses and absolving them of sin inside the organization rituals and practices of the Omb Shinrikyo allegedly included hallucinogenic drugs and shock therapy. Once a member of the cult tried to escape and their brother was allegedly killed in nineteen ninety-three. The group tried to develop deadly strains of anthrax hoping to create an epidemic and instigate their own apocalypse before the United States could. Luckily it didn't work. But the following year the Ocean Rikio were able to develop effective chemical weapons like the nerve agent. Seren and vieques gas they were used in a number of terrorist attacks that killed around ten people and injured hundreds still. None of their attempts were as deadly as the strike on the Tokyo Metro system following that attack in March of nineteen ninety. Five police were able to arrest more than one hundred. Fifty of the group's members and leaders including Sahara. He was later sentenced to death alongside his followers. In the group's headquarters police allegedly found enough chemical weapons to kill more than four million people. The nineteen ninety-seven Armageddon. Asahara predicted may never have happened. But today the option rikio live on under the name. Alaw protected by their status as an official religion. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another cult. You can catch our other episodes of cults for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Cults Daily: "True Russian Orthodox Church " Pyotr Kuznetsov
"In October two thousand seven three hundred eighty eight miles southeast of Moscow Russia. A grim procession made their way through the wilderness. Their destination a cave entrance nestled amongst several crude wooden houses the entrance to a bunker. They had spent a month and a half building. These men women and children had been instructed to wait underground for the next six months until the very end of the world understandably the group attracted attention from the Russian media. Almost immediately police gathered at the snowy ravine to keep any curious bystanders. From getting too close the group had warned that any attempt to remove the entrenched cult members would force them to turn the doomsday bunker into a mass grave. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is cults. Apart cast original this is the twenty eighth episode in our Daily Series. On the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout this month. Were taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Poulsen today we're discussing the true Russian Orthodox Church this radical splinter group founded by Peo- ta-chou's neat solve subscribe to the belief that the world would end in. May Two thousand eight and in October of two thousand seven Kuznetsov or followers to execute their doomsday. Plan sometime around June of two thousand. Six Peo- tour who's need solve settled in the village of Nikolskaya after spending years traveling through Russia and preaching his own religious doctrine? He finally found the place where he could consolidate his own. Group of followers forbade any followers of his cult which he called the true Russian Orthodox Church from eating processed food watching television using credit cards or even handling money. They roll instructed to burn their passports which he claimed contained the number of the beast one of the key tenets of his sect was the belief that the world would come to an end in May of two thousand eight to prepare for this eventuality. He had members of his called hollow out of bunker in the mountains for them to wait out the coming apocalypse. The main portion of the case was about twelve meters in diameter with hollowed out sells for each member to sleep it in October. Two thousand seven. Their time had come. Kuznetsov ordered his followers to make for the caves with all the supplies they could muster and wait there for salvation around twenty five to thirty of his followers did as he asked including four children but their disappearance did not go unnoticed. The daughter of one of the cult members complained that her father had gone missing and soon Russian police arrested Kuznetsov at his house. It turns out the cult leader hadn't gone to wait out the end times with his followers. He had told them that he had a different task to accomplish. Before the end of the world that task was to serve as a mediator as police attempted to coax followers out of the Cave. They were unsuccessful. As his followers underground believed he was speaking to them under duress. They told the police that if anyone tried to remove them they would detonate. Several gas canisters in the cave killing everyone within Kuznetzov was imprisoned for psychiatric evaluation and the Russian government kept an eye on the caves. Waiting to see what the true Russian Orthodox Church would do as the winter month set in members slowly began to filter out the cave. Those that gave interviews still appeared to be under Kuznetsov's influence reaffirming their beliefs. That the day of judgement was upon the world. Kuznetsov tried to kill himself in captivity in early April while facing charges of creating a violent organization by May two thousand eight cave had partially collapsed and all remaining members of the Call Ted Evacuated Their Doomsday bunker. They had escaped toxic fumes from to rotting corpses members who had died during the winter. The Cape was subsequently demolished completely by local authorities when he recovered from his self inflicted injuries. Kuznetsov went to court for his crimes. He was determined to be not mentally responsible for his actions and sentenced to mandatory psychiatric care in a State. Run Facility in two thousand eleven. A proposal was brought up to release them from the ward but it was rejected as far as we're aware he remains there to this day. The members of his cult were mostly deported to Belarus or voluntarily left the region though a family or to have been found staying in Nikolskaya as recently as two thousand twelve still patiently awaiting the promised end of the world. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another cult. You can catch our other episodes of cults for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Cults Daily: Y2K
"Hi listeners welcome back to cults daily every day in April we're breaking down. Various predictions made by different leaders as society approached the year. Two thousand there was worry about a y two K bug that might crippled technology but there was also fear that cults with Doomsday Prophecies would do whatever it took to fulfill them. We hope you enjoy the episode. Be Sure to come back tomorrow for a brand new installment of cults daily. Listen Freon spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. On December thirty first nineteen ninety nine people all over the planet gathered to ring in the new millennium millions of voices join together to count down the seconds and celebrations continued long into the night but for some the year two thousand was terrifying prospect survivalists than evangelical alike in the Western World. Warned that the second the clock struck midnight. Catastrophic computer crashes would begin self proclaimed experts claimed airplanes would suddenly be flying blind and warned that money in electronic bank accounts would disappear a few even believed Jesus Christ himself would descend from the heavens and that the new year would be humanity's last the apocalyptic scenarios predicted by. These doomsayers were varied and far-reaching. But all of the suppose calamities were known by a single name. Y. Two K. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is colts. Apar- cast original. This is the twenty seventh episode in our Daily Series. On the strange prophecies made by different colts and their leaders throughout this month for taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Poulsen everyone. Today's discussing Y. Two K. as the year two thousand approached many worried that the computer programs that keep our world running and banks airlines and government would be disrupted by a technical glitch in the midst of the growing public fear several fringe groups took advantage of the pandemonium to make predictions on an apocalyptic scale fears about y two. K began as early as the mid eighties because computer storage at the time was costly. Many programs recorded dates using only the last two digits of the year for example. Nineteen eighty-five was simply stored as eighty five. This meant that the final two zero in the year two thousand looked exactly like those in the year. Nineteen hundred to software. Applications Tech experts warned that the glitch could result in confusion and system crashes worldwide wants. The date changed on January. First though the problem was identified well in advance. Many industries did not bother investing in solutions until the late nineties. The last minute moves to prevent impending disaster led many to worry. The problem would not be fixed in time. Doomsday's capitalized on the hysteria. Fanning the flames of paranoia to advance their own agendas. It particular libertarian. Writers like Kenneth W Royce and Gary North warned that government social programs in the United States like social security could be at risk rice even wrote a book called surviving. Doomsday in it. He advised readers to stock up on food and water in advance of a worldwide economic chateaux. Meanwhile Gary North made similar claims on his website in one of his posts subtitled the year the earth standstill. He predicted months before January. First two thousand. The world's stock markets will have crashed. Who IS GOING TO LEAVE? His money in his bank thinks his banks computer is not reliable. Other figures. Foreign that the Y. Two K. bug was the beginning of a religious Armageddon Reverend Jerry. Falwell proclaimed y two K may be God's instrument to shake this nation to humble the station he also stated that the event could start a revival that spreads over the face of the earth before the rapture of the church. No matter what form the fearmongering took it succeeded in amplifying the messages of these fringe groups. It allowed them to peddle their books and videotapes to profit in the short term because the Y2K glitch was a legitimate. Technical Concern. Caught like figures. Were able to seize on cherry-picked statements from experts and misrepresent the scale of the problem. Naturally there're prophecies all fit exactly within their existing beliefs hardcore Christian groups saw the coming day of reckoning as Biblical radically. Communists pointed to the problem as verification of their distrust of the government by the time the clock struck midnight on January. First two thousand. They had already gotten what they wanted. Their products were sold and their public. Profiles were augmented. Of course there are warnings. Were soon proven to be fraudulent. Throughout the world there were nothing more than a few minor glitches and computer problems as the year. Two thousand rolled around public. Fear quickly subsided. Some of those in the fringe. Groups were disavowed but figures like Falwell continued to have considerable public influence in later years. Like many cults the Y2k doom stairs seized on existing public anxiety and targeted vulnerable individuals many mixed technical language with religious rhetoric to confuse their audiences hopefully in the midst of the next crisis. We can learn to tune out dishonest alarmism and prevent opportunists from making a quick buck by stoking paranoia. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine predictions of another cult. You can catch our other episodes of cults for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Cults Daily: The Lord Our Righteousness Church Wayne Bent
"Welcome to cull staley everyday in April. We're breaking down. Various predictions made by different call leaders in one thousand nine hundred nine Wayne Bent. Form The Lord Church. He convinced his followers that the end of the world was coming by two thousand seven. The members of his church were prepared to die. Listen now to find out what happens and be sure to come back tomorrow for a brand new episode of cults daily if you want to hear our full length episodes on the Lord our Righteousness Church part one aired in this feed on June eleventh. Two thousand eighteen. Listen free on spotify or wherever you get your podcast. In the meantime enjoy this episode. The prophecy was clear to the thirty. People gathered in the compound outside Clayton New Mexico. The book of Daniel Chapter Nine had revealed the exact date of the apocalypse and one man Wayne Bent had figured out which day the prophecy indicated on the modern calendar in October. Two thousand seven. As Halloween approached the members of the Lord Our Righteousness Church prepared to die under the instruction of their leader. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is colts. A podcast original. This is the eleventh episode in our Daily Series on the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout this month. Were taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Paulson Hi everyone. Today we're discussing the apocalyptic prophecies of Wayne bent of former seventh day adventist preacher who convinced his followers that the end of the world was coming a few years later he told them he was the Messiah and their only hope for salvation in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven forty six year. Old Wayne Bent was a beloved pastor in Riverside California. He was known as a charismatic leader and preacher the seventh day adventist church had emerged as a sect of the Miller rate movement in the mid eighteen. Hundreds the middle rights taught that the end of the world would occur in conjunction with the return of Christ even had a date for it October. Twenty second eighteen forty four but that autumn day came and went in eighteen. Forty four Armageddon did not occur and the date became known among Miller rights as the great disappointment but one sect of the Church believed. The prophecy was true and the mill rights had simply gotten the date wrong. This sect split off to form the seventh day adventist church in Nineteen eighty-nine Wayne left the seventh day adventists and formed the Lord Our Righteousness Church in Sandpoint Idaho. His initial congregation reportedly consisted of three hundred members who followed him from California. A decade later Wayne moved his congregation to an encampment outside. Clayton New Mexico then in June of two thousand Wayne provided his congregation with a detailed prophecy for the end of the world. Wayne claimed that Michael the Archangel had spoken to him revealing that the world was to end on October thirty first. Two Thousand Seven. Wayne's new task was to prepare the soles of his congregation for Armageddon Wayne explained in a detailed chart that the book of Daniel had been previously misinterpreted. The correct date Wayne said was found by adding the prophesied number in Daniel to the year. Fifteen seventeen when the Protestant reformation began. This gave the year as two thousand seven. The exact date October thirty first was the day that Martin Luther publicly revealed his ninety five theses Wayne had the exact date of the end of the world clear as day. He said to prepare as people for the second coming of Christ Wayne claimed they needed to be naked. Before God this included the virgins of the church many of whom were minors as the embodiment of God. Wait encouraged many of the girls in his congregation. Some as young as thirteen to take this commandment literally if they lay naked with him they would be connected to God. Rumors of this conduct spread quickly beyond the Clayton compound and eventually the county sheriff was called to investigate as wing fended off the allegations of sexual misconduct Halloween. Two thousand seven came and went. Wayne's prophecy appeared to be incorrect. Not Long after his conduct with underage girls was also found to be wrong. The sheriff completed the investigation on April. Twenty second two thousand eight Wayne was arrested two weeks later in December of two thousand eight. He was convicted and sentenced to ten years in prison. Those prophecies didn't come true Wayne's actions still changed the lives of his followers forever. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another cult. You can catch our other episodes of cults for Free. On spotify wherever you listen to podcasts.
Cults Daily: The Holy Rollers Franz Edmund Creffield
"You're listening to cull staley throughout the month of April. We're just seeing the manifestoes and ideologies of some of history's most infamous cult leader Franz Edmund Crutchfield was the leader of the brides of Christ. Church often referred to as the holy rollers members. Were known to roll on the floor. Pleading for God's forgiveness if you like this episode be sure to come back tomorrow for a brand new edition of cults daily. Listen free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts in nineteen oh six. Franz Edward Crutchfield a thirty six year old German immigrant was released from prison. Crutchfield was convinced he had now been reborn and his resurrection was his release from jail now. He was ready to rejoin his followers at the brides of Christ church in Corvallis Oregon soon after his release on April. Eighteenth nineteen th six. The San Francisco earthquake caused massive devastation terrifying the nation. Five hundred seventy two miles away. Crutchfield claim that he was the one who had dammed the city of San Francisco and God had heard his prayers and if his followers didn't do exactly as he said the city of corvallis would be next. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is colts. Podcast original this is the twenty-fifth episode in our Daily Series on the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout this month. Were taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Colson everyone. Today we're discussing Franz Edmund Crutchfield. The leader of a holy rollers cult called the brides of Christ. Church in one thousand nine hundred. Three crutchfield moved from Portland to the town of Corvallis or he claimed that God had chosen him to be his profit. He gained a following mostly consisting of women and promised they too could have the same connection with God they just needed a separate themselves from the material possessions of Earth and all of their preconceived notions of right and wrong Franz Edmund Crutchfield was a German immigrant. Although it's unclear when or why he decided to establish a life in Oregon unassuming at five foot six inches. He worked for the Salvation Army in Portland but decided to leave the organization when he felt the people weren't entirely of God crutchfield relocated corvallis eighty miles south and captivated the town with his charming hypnotic. Personality the evangelists was quick to convince the townsfolk that God revealed himself and selected Crutchfield as his prophet here on Earth after Krefeld gained recognition in the community. He began operating his church from the home of Local Citizen O. V. Hurt Krefeld had his followers convinced. They no longer needed their earthly possessions and by Destroying Them. They could be a prophet like him. The services would last all day and night. His followers mostly women and young girls burned possessions and Bonfires hurts. Front Yard. Crutchfield cleanse them by laying his hands on their naked bodies as they rolled on the floor. They loudly begged for God's forgiveness sometimes even speaking in tongues crutchfield used sleep and food deprivation as a means of breaking these women down. He convinced many of them to become estranged from their families. He then began seducing and having affairs with them in an effort to find the second mother of Christ in one thousand. Nine hundred. Four crutchfield was accused of adultery. Then a criminal offence but before he could be arrested crutchfield vanished. Authorities finally discovered him four months later hiding in a hole under hurts home. Naked and starving. Shortly after Crutchfield was sentenced to two years in prison. During crutchfield's time away many of his followers were committed to asylums to cleanse them of his spell. He was then released sometime in nineteen. Oh six but upon returning to Corvallis. He proclaimed that he had been resurrected from the dead and was going by the name of Elijah. He then singlehandedly claimed responsibility for the Nineteen O. Six San Francisco earthquake. He capitalized on the devastating event convincing his followers that this was the world's punishment for putting him in jail Coral Hartley. One of his disciples fell victim to his lies and said he condemned the city of San Francisco and brought the earthquake. He has condemned the city of Corvallis and an earthquake will destroy this place. Crutchfield then ordered all of his followers to evacuate to the coast and leave their lives behind. They did a month later on. May Seventh Nineteen O six. A man named George Mitchell took matters into his own hands. He had two sisters both victims of Crutchfield salacious prophecies and he had had enough. Mitchell found crutchfield on the streets of Sandal. That morning he shot crutchfield dead in cold blood. When Mitchell's case entered the courtroom. He was found not guilty under the circumstances but a few days after his release Mitchell met up with a sister. Esther a follower of crutchfield's out of revenge. She killed her brother for murdering her prophet. Esther Mitchell believed she had brought Justice Franz Edmund Crutchfield. She too was ruled by the court. Not guilty by reason of insanity she was admitted to a mental asylum where she remained until nineteen o nine in August of twenty nineteen a six point. Three earthquake hit just off the coast of Oregon about two hundred miles away from corvallis. Perhaps crutchfield's prediction was just one hundred thirteen years too soon but as far as we can tell the world is still standing. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another cult. You can catch our other episodes of cults for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Cults Daily: Happy Science Ryuho Okawa
"Welcome to cults daily. Every day April addressing the manifestos and of some of history's most infamous cult leaders today. We're focusing on happy. Science founded by Reahou Okawa the three main points in his teachings are love enlightenment and the creation of Utopia but happy science is also a political party and they have some strong views about neighboring countries that shape their worldview. Be Sure come back tomorrow for a brand new episode of Cults Daily. Listen free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. In March of Nineteen eighty-one a young university students sat at his desk studying. He was looking forward to graduating the next month and starting his career. He just had to make it past exams. Suddenly a strange urge came over the young man. He felt an other worldly presence overwhelming him. Feeling a great need for a paper and Pencil. He opened his desk drawer and energy flowed passing into his hand over and over again. He wrote the same thing. E Sheera say Ishiro say good tidings good tidings something new something. Happy had begun. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is called a podcast. Original this is the twenty third episode in our Daily Series on the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout this month. We're taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Poulsen everyone. Today we're discussing the beliefs of happy science a religious sect from Japan that predicts among other things a Chinese invasion of Japan the sinking of the United States into the ocean and Australia's rise as the world's global superpower in nineteen eighty-six Reijo `Akaola left behind his career as an import export trader to found what he is billed as a universal religion for today and for Future Generations Ochoa claimed to have reached great enlightenment in one thousand nine hundred eighty one and this eventually inspired him to create happy. Science like many colts fringe religious sects. Happy Science appears innocuous on the surface. Okada's teachings a spouse a quest to bring happiness to people across the world. Each individual is responsible for their own happiness or lack thereof by focusing on the foundations of love wisdom self reflection and progress followers can hone their thoughts and actions to achieve maximum happiness. Sounds simple enough even harmless if you stop there but scratching just below the sunny facade of happy science reveals a number of strange fantastic and racist beliefs that have made many rightfully wary of the group. The first red flag goes up somewhere around the time that Ochoa claim to be the reincarnation of among others shuck your Muni Buddha and a being known as Elkin Tara the Supreme God of the Earth The power of existing as Earth Supreme Deity went straight to Okawa's head at in Nineteen ninety-one. He delivered a lecture. The declared the Japanese chosen people Japan. He revealed would destroy both the United States and the former Soviet Union and slave the country of China and make Korea quote a prostitute. Happy Science is founding coincided with a period of growth in Japan. Forshing shoot Kyo. Or New Religions with the country's economic boom and a pervading sense of recovery following the shame of World War. Two many Japanese people searched for a new spiritual center while many of these Shinshu. Kyo were branched versions of existing religions. Some Mike Happy. Science had a more pronounced political leaning often nationalistic in nature. It's perhaps this unifying sense of Japan's undeniable. Might that attracted so many too happy science then again maybe it was the countless books anime films and Manga that sucked them in today. The group claims to have membership that numbers in the millions and boasts centers around the world. When asked why the group had expanded to Australia. A spokesperson explained that Australia was foretold to be the world's greatest super power in five hundred years and happy science was here to help usher that in from the ground floor other countries. Don't fare so well in the happy science vision of the future. According to Okawa's prophecies the United States will eventually sink into the ocean. Meanwhile OKAWA's followers of been trying desperately to gain a foothold in Japan's elections for some time. If they succeed their first order of business will surely be to increase nuclear arms to better prepare for. China's foretold invasion of their island nation a latent fear of China's growing might may fuel this particular apocalyptic prediction. Then again. Maybe it's just a fear of not being happy. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another called. You can catch our other episodes of cults for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
S7: April Fooled: April 27, 2020: Mussolini Captured
"Today's episode features a famous dictator a planned escape and a peculiar disguise. I'm referring to the arrest of Benito Mussolini from our Daily Series. Today and true crime. If you'd like to hear more of history's most shocking. True crime events tune into today in true crime every day. Freon spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. In the meantime enjoy today is Monday April twenty seventh twenty twenty on this day in nineteen forty five Italian dictator Benito. Mussolini was arrested in northern Italy. It was the beginning of the end for the longest ruling fascist of the world war. Two era welcome today in true crime. Apar- cast original due to the graphic nature of today's crimes listener. Discretion is advised extreme. Caution is advised for listeners. Under thirteen today were covering the Italian rebels who blockaded the northern route out of Italy as the country fell to allied forces and in the process captured Italian dictator and war criminal Benito Mussolini. Let's go back to the morning of April twenty seventh nineteen forty five. Bano hugged his coat tightly around his body as he watched the morning. Sun Crest over the horizon. He was grateful to see its arrival late. April had a way of tricking you into forgetting that. It wasn't summer yet next. He needed some coffee then to the command tent or Bono was a member of the Italian resistance but that meant different things to different people. They were mismatched band of Communists. Socialists and former fascists all trying to ensure that Italy returned to peace or Bono personally. Didn't care what form the government in Italy took after the war? He just wanted this all to be over. It was then that one of the volunteers ran up to the tent. A German convoy was heading up the road no weapons as far as they could see but lots of soldiers or Bono side and rubbed his brow. He wanted to keep battle from breaking out in the village. This would have to be handled. Delicately Peer Bellini Deli Stella was awoken from his slumber by a harsh knock at his door the cold nipped at him as he threw off his blanket. Worry gripped his heart as he wondered. What might warrant this intrusion. It was rebuttal. No his second in command among the Italian rebels with news German sir. Dozens of trucks coming up the road to Dongo now. It was pierced. Turn to CY. But he knew the men looked to him for action he gave his order. Stop Them Block the road and take full stock of WHO and what. They're trying to get across the border as Rubino scrambled to carry out his commands. Pierre looked for his pants later. That morning Pierre arrived on the scene to find that his men had not been exaggerating. The convoy was large with dozens of trucks as well as civilian coaches. No one was shooting yet. That was a good start. Walking up from the lead truck with or Bono was a German officer his long coat and stately hat failing to hide the fact that he was tired and scared or Bono introduced him as a former member of the loop. Volva named Shull Meyer. Schaumeyer immediately started in speaking with a heavy accent. He claimed that they meant the Italians. No harm they were simply trying to return to their home country. So that they might protect from the Americans French and Russians Pierre smirked wondering why he should allow such a thing to pass. Show Meyer said. My government has come to an agreement with your government. Peer pretended not to be given paused by this. It was possible that the insurgents in Milan or Rome had decided to let them pass. Maybe to avoid any bloodshed but right now in the north it was anarchy. There were half a dozen different political parties. One might swear allegiance to authority depended on who you were speaking with. Pierre decided to stick to his guns his authority was all that could be counted on right now and he wasn't about to let the Germans escaped north if they had any damned fascist with them for Italy to heal. The Fascists. Needed to be held accountable. So Pierre lied saying well I have orders to keep anyone from passing. But I might be willing to let you go if you let us. Search your convoy as the two began to argue her. Bano more curious by the minute wandered off to start checking in on the trucks himself. No one was gonNA fuss over just one man peaking his head in here and there. The German trucks were loaded with anti aircraft and machine guns pistols to. He clenched his jaw. This could get ugly fast if peer didn't let them through at the sound of someone whistling or Bono looked back and saw Pierre motioning for him to lead the men in a search of the convoy the German leader had acquiesced no doubt realizing he'd be the first to die in a firefight. The Italian partisans began moving from car to car asking to see identification from each German soldier. The morning stretched into the afternoon. As we're Bono began to near the point in the convoy where the trucks ended and the civilian cars began. He heard an excited yell from one of his men. Further down the line. We've got the big bastard. The man exclaimed. We're Bono scrunched. His face in amusement unclear on what the man meant when he neared the truck in question he looked inside to see a few soldiers looking nervous and one slumped over beneath a blanket. Were Bono pointed to the man and asked what's wrong with him anxiously. They tried to get or Bono to back off saying he's just drunk. He's just drunk. Were Bano rolled his eyes and asked if the man had his papers but they just kept repeating the same thing growing frustrated after a full day of investigating trucks or Bano pushed forward and reached for the blanket covering the drunk man as he ripped it off. His Mouth. Dropped Open in shock. They're laying on his side. Machine gun tucked between his legs was none other at then. Benito Mussolini himself next will discuss the fallout from the arrest now back to the story when Benito Mussolini was captured on April twenty seventh nineteen forty five. The Italian partisans could hardly believe their luck. Northern Italy was in chaos to run into none other than ill do. J. Himself was like finding a needle in a haystack. Mussalini had been defeated long before this. He was betrayed by his own. Fascist government in July nineteen forty-three and shortly thereafter was installed as a puppet dictator in northern Italy by Adolf Hitler himself all he could do throughout nineteen forty four and early. Nineteen forty-five was give impassioned speeches and hope that the Germans didn't lose the war. But he was a coward and hypocrite and while he was arguing for the merits of fascism. He was secretly sending emissaries to negotiate his surrender with the Americans to he was also in constant pain plagued by stress induced ulcers that according to him would cripple an ox and no wonder he knew a reckoning was coming over the course of his rule he had imprisoned and killed thousands of political opponents. He had chosen to enter the war and ally with Hitler. He had turned Italy into little more than a vassal to the Nazis and he had agreed to deport thousands of Italian Jews to concentration camps by April. Nineteen forty five. The consequences of these actions had sunk in. He seemed completely resigned to his fate. Those who are around him said there was little left of the fiery orator who had talked his way into power according to the biography. Mussalini by RJB Bosworth most believed that. Mussalini was suffering from severe depression that berged on mental breakdown. It was perhaps for this reason that he didn't make any plans for escape. From Italy. On April twenty fifth he met with members of the Socialist Party to discuss a potential surrender but nothing came of it by the next day. It seemed that his only other option was to try and flee north with the remaining Nazis in his vicinity. He rather callously left his wife and children behind while inviting his mistress Claretta and her brother Marcello to flee with him. It's unclear exactly how this decision came about. Though to be fair it may have been the result of the two women's differing points of view Mussolini's wife Raquel had always had sharp political mind and had helped her husband throughout his career. She may have known that the smarter move was to wait in the fascist friendly territory until the allies arrived and took them into military CUSTODY CLARITA. Meanwhile had no such instincts and merely wanted to be with her man. Collapsing access or no Mussolini's disguise was minimal with a large German overcoat wrapped around his body and a metal German helmet on his head. The great irony was that no matter what he wore he would surely be recognized. He'd spent much of his rule plastering his visage. All over Italy. The trucks made it within miles of the border. But we're stopped at Lake Como north of Milan Mussolini's anxiety must have been tremendous as he waited to see if he would be discovered. It was a process that took hours as every truck was searched. The convoy was even moved at one point further into the village so that both armies would be less exposed to angry third parties but of course eventually Mussalini was recognized. He tried to hide beneath a blanket but once found he put up no resistance. In fact according to World War Two scholar John Toland it was Mussalini. Who ADMITTED THAT? Clarita was part of the convoy. Up until that point. She'd successfully disguised herself as a Spanish refugee. The next day both were executed by firing squad. Their bodies were hung in a square in the lawn beaten and spat on. Thanks for listening today and true crime. I'm Vanessa Richardson. If you enjoyed this story. Checkout our dictators episode covering Mussolini's rise and fall today in true crime is a podcast original. You can find more episodes of today in true crime and all other podcast originals for free on spotify not only does spotify already. Have all of your favorite music but now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy. All of your favorite podcast originals. Like today true crime for free from your phone. Desktop or smart speaker to stream today in true crime on spotify. Just open the APP and type today in true crime in the search bar at podcast. Grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network? We'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in True Crime. Today and true crime was created by Max Cutler and is a podcast studios original it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by one Boorda with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden and Freddie Beckley. This episode of today in true crime was written by Greg Castro with writing assistance by Nora Battelle. I'm Vanessa Richardson.
Cults Daily: Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God
"You're listening to cults daily every day in April. Were breaking down. Various predictions made by different leaders. Credo Neha Marin Day was one of the founders of the Movement for the restoration of the Ten Commandments of God. They told their followers that the world would end in the year. Two thousand when it didn't the followers had questions. We hope you enjoy the episode and be sure to come back tomorrow for a brand new installment of cults daily if you WanNa hear our full length episodes on the Movement for the restoration of the Ten Commandments of God. Part one aired in this feed on October third two thousand seventeen. Listen free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. On March seventeenth two thousand. The Movement for the restoration of the Ten Commandments of God held a huge party to celebrate the end of the world. The party was scheduled to last for two days as the leaders had roasted three bulls for feasting and acquired seventy crates of soft drinks. Hundreds of men women and children had arrived to join in the festivities and prepare for Armageddon yet. Armageddon came much more quickly than any of them had anticipated as the members gathered in the chapel at the primary complex in Congo. Uganda the doors and windows were boarded. Shut THE CHURCH. Building was set on fire. And at least seven. Hundred congregants were burdened ally. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is colts. Apart cast original this is the thirteenth episode in our Daily Series. On the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout this month. Were taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Paulson pyeryone today. We're discussing the beliefs of Christiania. Marin Day she convinced member cult the Movement for the restoration of the Ten Commandments of God. That Armageddon was imminent after predicting the world would end on January. First two thousand. The cut leadership killed their own members for reasons that are still not entirely clear. It's very likely they didn't want members to realize their doomsday predictions. Were wrong the Movement for the restoration of the Ten Commandments of God began in nineteen eighty nine. When Cronje Morandi a bartender banana beer brewer and sex worker claimed that the Virgin. Mary had appeared before her in the vision. Mary commanded Cronje to clean up her life and spread the news of a coming apocalypse. Cra Dona claimed at the world would face awful tribulation from God if people did not turn back to him and follow his ten commandments to the letter most people looked upon CR- Dona with skepticism. However she brought her predictions to form a government employee. Joseph Kibera Terry. He had also claimed have seen visions from God and when Cronje came to him he believed God had brought her into his life. Cuba Terry's endorsement of Kunia gave her story. The clouded needed together. Cronje and Cuba Terry Spread Their Doomsday message. Luckily for them Uganda was in a state of total chaos. Making Armageddon look highly plausible. Even the most sceptical Ugandans of the day the entire nation had been embroiled in a civil war with atrocity after atrocity being committed on all sides in addition HIV and AIDS had torn through the country at a rapid pace killing indiscriminately to make matters worse. The Roman Catholic Church one of the only pillars of stability in the region had become embroiled in its own awful scandals. People were desperate for safety and answers in could dona. Morandi was all too happy to provide. She called the people of Uganda follow her and promised to shelter them through the coming wrath of God. This message proved effective over the course of eight years. The movement's membership grew to over four thousand and built several dedicated living complexes throughout the region. Yet for all the cult successes Cra Dona had never decided on an official date for the end of the world to maintain control. Cordona stated that the world would end on January. First two thousand. The Colt was prepared to die. When the day finally came but as January first came and went so did CRA donas credibility. People began to leave the movement on mass in order to save face. Crony announced a new date. For the end of the World March eighteenth. They would have a grand party to celebrate starting on the seventeenth when over seven hundred people showed up to the Kananga Complex Cronje provided the apocalypse she had promised by burning them alive within the chapel. Some believe she died in the fire while others believe she escaped but more horrific revelations were still to come as the Ugandan government investigated the movement's Bases. They discovered mass graves at each and everyone in total. Three hundred ninety. Five additional members of the movement had been shot stabbed and poisoned by their own leadership sometime before the fire overall the Movement for the restoration of the Ten Commandments of God had proven to be one of the deadliest cults ever created when her doomsday prophecies. Failed CR- DONIO. Marinda made sure they would never fail again by killing more than two thousand of her own followers whether she died with them or escape to safety is unknown to this day. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another cult. You can catch our other episodes of cult for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Cults Daily: The Peoples Temple Jim Jones
"Welcome to cults daily every day in April. We're breaking down. Various predictions made by different leaders. The Peoples Temple founded by Jim Jones culminated in the deaths of nine hundred. Thirteen people. Find out what led to what was once the biggest mass murder suicide in history. We hope you enjoy the episode and don't forget to come back tomorrow for a brand new installment of cults daily if you want to hear a full length episodes on the peoples temple part one aired in this feed on. January sixteenth two thousand eighteen. Listen free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. In November of nineteen seventy eight U S congressman. Leo Ryan departed for Jonestown a religious commune. In South America. He'd been sent by concerned citizens relatives. Who hadn't heard from their loved ones in over a year. The congressman didn't expect an eventful trip at first all seemed well in the compound but as Ryan prepared to leave. He was approached by a few church members. They confess that they were trapped terrified and needed to escape. Ryan promised to send help but it would never arrive. Jim Jones their self proclaimed Messiah heard about his followers attempts to defect that night. He heard it as congregates onto the front lawn. Surrounded by armed guards. Joan stood before them promising salvation. He motioned to a VAT of sticky sweet punch the most infamous batch of flavor aid ever core. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is called a podcast. Original this is the fourth episode in our Daily Series. On the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout this month. We're taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Poulsen Hi everyone. Today we're discussing the beliefs of Jim Jones. In one thousand nine hundred seventy seven. He convinced nearly a thousand of his followers to move to Jonestown a remote compound in the jungles of Guyana. But they were prisoners in this false paradise after a small group tried to escape on November Eighteenth Nineteen seventy-eight Jones forced his followers to drink cyanide laced. Punch at gunpoint nine hundred. Nine people perished many of them children. Jim Jones began his ministry as a street. Preacher in Indiana by nineteen sixty five. When he was in his mid thirties he had amassed congregation. He called the People's Temple and though he started as a Christian preacher rhetoric slowly departed from traditional evangelical beliefs. Around that time he started referring to himself as a messiah. His teachings grew steadily more apocalyptic and in an effort to escape the conservative Midwest. He ordered his followers to move with him to California. They settled in San Francisco where the church turned commune. Thrived by nineteen seventy. The Peoples Temple had nearly five thousand members but despite his growing ranks Jones did not feel safe he believed the world was on the brink of nuclear holocaust. He became obsessed with finding a safe haven for his followers. A place where they could build a utopia and survived the coming nuclear war. He found this safe space in Guyana. A former British colony in South America the socialist regime there was sympathetic to Jones. 'cause they allowed him to build a compound in the wilderness miles from civilization. Nearly a thousand members of the People's Temple. Move to the commune. He dubbed Jones town but the compound was far from the Utopia that had been promised the oppressive jungle climate and limited resources made it impossible to grow enough food. The followers were also forced to attend nightly meetings where Jones droned on for hours force. Feeding them radical apocalyptic propaganda. His sermons were also blasted over loudspeakers day in and day out so that his voice never left his congregants ears. Church members were forbidden from leaving Jonestown. These laws were enforced by the Red Brigade of volunteer army wielding machetes and firearms. The church members were also forbidden to contact the outside world back home in the states. This caused panic. Hundreds of families urged the government to investigate fearing their loved. Ones were being held against their will in Diana to Jim Jones. Government intervention was a fate worse than death. It was around this time that he began holding late night drills with his followers wherein they practiced committing mass suicide demonstrating their commitment to him by the time. Congressman Ryan made his fateful visit Jonestown. The entire compound was on high alert. It's heartbreaking to think of those few brave souls who sought Ryan's help in trying to prevent their deaths they may have ultimately sealed their fates that night. The Red Brigade rounded up over nine hundred followers. Gunning down any who tried to escape. These prisoners were faced with heroin decision death by cyanide or bullet given the options. It's no wonder so many people chose poisoning. They died holding their children hoping to awaken the eaten. They were promised. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another called. You can catch our other episodes of cults for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Cults Daily: The Order of the Solar Temple Luc Jouret
"Welcome to cults daily every day in April. We're breaking down. Various predictions made by different cult leaders in Nineteen eighty-four Luc jouret founded the order of the Solar Temple with Joseph Dimambro a decade later. The two men would convince their followers that it was necessary to ascend to a higher spiritual plane to avoid the apocalypse. The plan suicide by fire. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for a brand new episode of Colts Daily. If you WANNA hear our full length episodes on the order of the solar temple part one aired in this feed on July tenth. Two Thousand Eighteen listened free on spotify or wherever? You get your podcasts. In the meantime enjoy this episode by the fall of Nineteen Ninety four luxury. Joseph Dimambro had a problem followers or their cult. The order of the Solar Temple relieving a former member Tony to TWA was speaking out against them claiming that Sharon Dimambro were playing tricks on them the visions they were seeing inside. The group's Quebec Chalet were fake staged by Dimambro. The cult leaders knew they had to silence to trois before they lost more members on September. Thirtieth Nineteen Ninety Four. Do tois and his family were attacked in Quebec. Tony was stabbed fifty times his wife. Nicky nearly fifteen times and their infant psalm. Six Times the brutal murders of the details ignited a wave of mass suicides. In the order of the solar the fiery end of days. Cherie and Dimambro have been preaching. Had finally arrived. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is colts. A podcast original. This is the sixth episode in our Daily Series on the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout this month. Were taking a daily. Look the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Poulsen Hybrid today. We're discussing the beliefs of Luke Cherie and Joseph Dimambro. The two created the order of the solar temple a cult. That was a hodgepodge of early Christian. Theology you affoil. Religion and the Knights templar in the mid nineteen nineties followers of Gerais in dimambro committed mass suicide in Canada and Europe in nineteen eighty four Luc jouret a homeopathic physician and Joseph dimambro aggressor masquerading as a psychologist founded the order of the Solar Temple. In Switzerland. Both men had long been interested. In alternative forms of spirituality and running griffiths the solar temple set up shop Zurich and formed a belief system from a blend of various ideologies the combined early Christianity you of Religion and Eastern Mysticism. Creating something unique and almost indescribable Gironde. Dimambro claimed that certain members of the order were both reincarnated Knights templar as well as elders of an ancient society called the rosy cross according to jewelry and Dimambro throughout history. These elders reincarnated themselves to warn the world of the impending apocalypse. The apocalypse they claimed was near and it would arrive in the form of an environmental catastrophe however there was still a chance for salvation prior to the days members could depart or transition and reached the next stage of spiritual enlightenment through purification of purification of fire throughout the mid Nineteen Eighties. Gerais and Dimambro set up branches of their cult in parts of Europe and in Canada but the order of the Solar Temple. Soon face trouble members noticed dimambro ruled over the group like an authoritarian and Gerais demanded that women have sex with him prior to spiritual ceremonies on top of all that the group's funds seem to be lining jury and Mambro's pockets. The problem came to a head when member. Tony Do twat realized he'd been used to install devices throughout sanctuaries that tricked members into believing they were seeing visions when he revealed this to other members it led to a mass exodus as revenge. The do twelve family were brutally executed on demand. Rose orders the murders signaled the beginning of the end. Jaren DIMAMBRO convinced the rest of the followers that it was time to leave their earthly bodies and transition across the universe on October fourth and Fifth Nineteen Ninety. Four fires broke out across three Solar Temple Chalets in Quebec and in the Swiss villages of Cherie and Grocer Salva when firefighters combed through the rubble. They discovered the charred bodies of over fifty men women and children almost all of them showed signs of suicide whether by poison or bullets included among the bodies found in Salva word luxury and Joseph Dimambro but the deaths of the cult's leaders didn't end the organization just yet a little over a year later. In December nineteen ninety-five sixteen more bodies were discovered in another solar temple mass suicide in the Air Corps mountains of France and in March of Nineteen ninety-seven. A third mass suicide in Quebec City partially failed when three children managed to escape before their parents killed them. Unfortunately five remaining solar temple members did succeed in taking their own lives while also lighting their house on fire. By the time firefighters put out the flames. A total of seventy four people had died for the order of the Solar Temple in yet another tragic example of people succumbing to fear of the apocalypse. Right around the corner and giving in to to malicious grafters. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another Colt. You can catch our other episodes of cults for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Cults Daily: The Ant Hill Kids Roch Theriault
"Welcome to cults daily. Every day in April we're addressing the manifestos and Jeeze of some of history's most infamous cult leader. He was known to his followers as Moses. His actual name was broke terro and he'd lead one of the most infamous cults in Canadian history. The anthill kids -Tario fold many into thinking he was nice but beneath his affable. Persona lurked Distant Monster with horrific plans if you enjoyed this episode. Remember to come back tomorrow for a brand new installment of cults daily. If you want to hear a full length episodes on the anthill kids part one aired in this feed on November. Seventeen th two thousand seventeen. Listen free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts on July. Sixth nineteen seventy eight. The founder of the healthy living clinic at Sun. Marie Quebec made an announcement thirty year. Old Roque -Tario told his followers that he had received a vision from God revealing that the world would end in seven months on February seventeenth. Nineteen seventy nine. The time had come for the group to establish a commune in the remote mountain forests of Canada's Gaspe Peninsula there they would await the biblical apocalypse with Terry. Oh as their abusive spiritual guide. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is colts. A podcast original. This is the eighteenth episode in our Daily Series on the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout this month. Were taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Poulsen Hi everyone. Today we're discussing the beliefs of Canadian cult leader Roque Terro. He told his band of young followers that the apocalypse would happen on February seventeenth. Nineteen seventy-nine convincing them to live in total isolation in the forests of Quebec to wait out the AB taros devotees would gradually become his slaves and earned the nickname the anthill kids in nineteen seventy eight thirty year old. Roque. -Tario presided over the healthy living clinic. A wellness center that combined holistic medicine and natural foods with Terry ozone at up tation of Christian and seventh day adventist beliefs as the clinic's founder. Terro assumed the role of a charming and charismatic leader. He convinced his small group of young spiritual seekers that he possessed special healing powers and could receive messages from God including visions about the forthcoming apocalypse. In June of nineteen seventy eight. -Tario announced that the time had come to build commune and await the Doomsday. He ordered his group to cut all ties with the outside world and follow him. Into the remote forests of Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula. Several members left the group at this demand but Terry Oh and his remaining twelve followers and a few children set off discount for a location. Then on July Sixth Tarot claim to receive a New Vision revealing the date of the apocalypse February Seventeenth Nineteen seventy-nine according to Tarot the doomsday would be signalled by lightning storms and boulder sized hail falling from the sky. Only the senlis among them would be selected as gods surviving chosen people. Three days later. The group settled in a forest at the base of a mountain. Outside of new Carlisle Quebec. They called it eternal mountain and name themselves. The Holy Moses Mountain family as they began preparing for the apocalypse they earned a new nickname. The anthill kids while -Tario relaxed his followers worked like ants to construct a cabin and plant a garden for their commune. They often work during strange hours. Inducing fatigue as they nothing but vegetables from the land that September each until kid received a new biblical name and Terry himself was renamed Moses for leading them to the so called promised land members were not allowed to have sex without Taros permission and in October. Nineteen seventy-eight Terro dissolve the marriages in the group. He married each of the nine females himself telling them that it was God's will for them to bear his children over the years. The anthill kids had as many as twenty six children to the outside world. The group looked like a homeopathic. Help Group they even offered smoking cessation. Classes led by Terry. Oh but in reality Terry. Oh was a cruel and manipulative leader. He taught his cult. That Jesus was the bastard son of Mary who we termed a prostitute and he convinced them that their doomsday salvation depended on pleasing him. Terry Oh was particularly interested. In controlling his nine wives he divided them into two separate groups and upper and lower class and constantly changed his favorite forcing the women. To Vie. For his favor February Seventeenth nineteen seventy nine came and went without an apocalypse but -tario easily dismissed this rationalizing. That human time was different. From God's time meanwhile he descended into even more violent behavior. In nineteen eighty one terro performed a botched surgery on child leading to his death terrier than forcibly castrated one of his other followers for these crimes. He was arrested and sent to prison. The cult was ordered to disband but instead they waited for Tarot following his release in nineteen eighty-four Terro and the ant hill kids moved to the outskirts of burnt river in Ontario. They're terro followed a worsening pattern of physical and sexual abuse which even led to the cruel death of one of his wives in nineteen eighty nine taraoke forcibly amputated the arm of one of his wives. The woman managed to escape and alerted the authorities which led deteriorates arrest. He received twelve years in prison for the assault and in Nineteen ninety-three. He was sentenced to life in prison for murder. Terry Oh was killed by another prisoner in two thousand eleven at the age of sixty three to this day. He's considered one of Canada's most notorious criminals. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another Colt. You can catch our other episodes of cults for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Cults Daily: Ralism Claude Vorilhon
"This is cults daily throughout April. Were addressing the manifestoes and ideologies of some of history's most infamous cult leaders. Claude tone created a movement founded on his communication with a highly advanced race of aliens. He goes by rial and his atheist. Religion is known as realism. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for a brand new episode of Colts Daily. If you WANNA hear our full length episodes on realism part one aired in this feed on July twenty fourth two thousand eighteen. Listen free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts until then enjoy this episode on December Thirteenth Nineteen seventy-three twenty-seven-year-old race car driver Claude. Borio visited a volcanic park in central France as he climbed up. The volcano slopes for Yo noticed another solitary figure atop the summit. This other visitor introduced himself as your way. The Hebrew word for God but yeah away was no deity. He was an alien however he still wielded incredible power. Y'All way and his people had created humanity. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is colts. Apar- cast original. This is the fifth episode in our Daily Series on the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout this month. We're taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Poulsen Hi everyone. Today we're discussing the beliefs of realism. According to their teachings humanity was created by a race of aliens known as the Elohim and when the time is right are creators will return and accept us into the galactic community following his encounter with. Y'All way at the volcano summit Claude for young changed his name to rial and dedicated himself to spreading the elohim teachings. Evidently this race of aliens came to Earth. Twenty five thousand years ago using advanced DNA technology. They created all life on the planet and crafted humans in their image. These benevolent creatures. Were as gods by humanity bestowed with the ancient Hebrew name. Elohim meaning those who came from sky over time. The Elohim withdrew from human interaction. Instead they sent individual representatives to guide US According to Royal Prophets like Moses. Jesus Muhammad and Buddha were actually elohim who came to help. Humanity learned the principles of mutual respect and non-violence. Y'All we felt humanity was on the cusp of to interact with the elohim more frequently to that and he wanted Royale to be as human representative and to prepare embassy for when the elohim returned to Earth and introduced humanity to the wider galaxy. Rail took to the task with Gusto. He printed a book called intelligent design and promoted it. All over the French airwaves and people were receptive. When royal held a public conference in Paris on September Nineteenth nineteen seventy four. Two thousand people showed up the attendees were passionate about helping. Royale spread his message at the end of nineteen seventy four. There were only one hundred seventy four members of his organization within two years. The number had grown to seven hundred by nineteen seventy-nine rials followers numbered reportedly over three thousand on the surface. The Raelians were devoted to spreading inclusivity with slogans. Like to tolerate differences is not enough. One should love differences to prove his peaceful intentions. Raphael claimed that he didn't own any earthly possessions however but truth might not be. So benign though. Rail didn't take a salary from his organization. It said that he did ask his followers to tie their post tax income and he also requested they most of their possessions to realism upon death. By two thousand one. He reportedly had raised eleven million dollars. As of this recording royal is actively still building his base preparing for the Elohim supposed return in twenty thirty five or perhaps he's fleecing innocent people out of their hard earned money in exchange for the false promise of a better life. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another cult. You can catch our other episodes of colts for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Cults Daily: Church Universal and Triumphant Elizabeth Clare Prophet
"Welcome to cults daily every day in April. Were breaking down. Various predictions made by different cult leaders. She founded the church universal and triumphant and encouraged her followers to dig fallout shelters to prepare for nuclear war in the late. Nineteen eighty s discover the peculiar beliefs and visions of Elizabeth Clare Prophet. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for a brand new episode of Colts Daily. If you want to hear our full length episodes on the church universal and triumphant part one aired in this feed on August seventh two thousand eighteen. Listen free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Until then enjoy this episode. The usually calming sounds of wildlife in Paradise Valley Montana where silence by the Hump of civilisation in April of nineteen ninety front loaders. Eighteen wheelers and dump trucks constantly thundered into the compound of the church universal and triumphant. They were preparing the leader of the church. Elizabeth Prophet was overseeing the operation her followers working like a colony of ants under her gaze. She watched them as they marched. Down into. The completed. Fallout shelters. Ba carried vital supplies guns ammunition and food all the things they needed to survive the end of the World April Twenty Third Nineteen Ninety was quickly approaching and Prophet said. Nuclear Armageddon was near Hi. I'm Vanessa Richardson. And this is cults. A park cast original. This is the eighth episode in our Daily Series. On the strange prophecies made by different cults their leaders throughout this month. We're taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Poulsen Hi everyone. Today we're discussing. The beliefs of Elizabeth Clare Prophet the leader of the church universal and triumphant in the late Nineteen Eighty S. She foretold of increased tension between the United States and the Soviet Union that would lead to a nuclear apocalypse. Elizabeth Prophet assumed control of the group after her husband. Mark died of a stroke in nineteen seventy-three two years later. She rebranded the group the church universal and triumphant she preached a unique combination of ideas pulled from Christianity Buddhism and the Osophy Elizabeth to believe that she was an oracle who could communicate with Christ and other higher beings. Prophet was increasingly focused on what she called the cycle of returning Karma. She believed the world was locked into a negative cycle of Karma and over time these cycles would amplify like waves to the point of global destruction. Profit urge thousands of her followers located all over the world to gather in Montana to prepare for the end times that would begin on April. Twenty third nineteen ninety profit preached that when nuclear armageddon arrived it would bring with it the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Up to three thousand members heeded the call and join profit at the twelve thousand acre royalty todd ranch in Montana each one of them packed up their lives and paid nearly six thousand dollars to secure a safe space in an underground bunker. They all got busy at the ranch feverishly working to meet their deadline. All hanging off of profits. Every word they stockpiled all of the supplies they needed including underground tanks much to the Chagrin of frightened locals. The group didn't feel they needed to explain themselves to anyone. They were going to be safe. No matter what happened. A large fortified watchtower was built to keep the group safe from roving bands of radioactive survivors. Desperate for supplies they had purchased over one hundred fifty thousand dollars worth of assault weapons and AMMO enough to fight off any invaders yet their plans. For sustainable life underground hit a snag and oil. Tank was punctured during construction. Hundreds of gallons of oil leaked out into the landscape building was halted as they worked to contain the environmental damage and the public scrutiny grew on April twenty third the day when the cycle was to begin. Local judge forbade the group from continuing to work on their underground network by the words. Were left dismayed by this inaction just waiting for the end. Their faith in Prophet was shuttered when the Soviet Union dissolved on December Twenty. Six nineteen ninety. One they had given up everything to follow her and she had led them astray. The number of followers dwindled in the years that followed in nineteen ninety. Eight profit retired from work after. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's while the bunkers have long since been abandoned the group continues to operate today even with diminished numbers. Still waiting for the day when the world will end and they will be the ones left standing in supposed righteous glory. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another cult. You can catch our other of cults for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Cults Daily: The Church of God Preparing for the Kingdom of God
"Welcome to cull staley every day in April where breaking down. Various predictions made by different cult leaders. Today we're discussing the beliefs of the Church of God preparing for the Kingdom of God in the fall of two thousand eight pastor Ronald Wineland announced that the final seven seal referenced in the Book of Revelation had been opened signaling the start of the countdown to end times sound intriguing. Just wait and don't forget to come back tomorrow for a brand new episode of cults. Staley listened free on spotify over. Ever you get your podcasts. Until then enjoy on May. Twenty six two thousand twelve pastor Ronald Rheinland of the Church of God preparing for the Kingdom of God reached out to his followers. Be a a blog post. They knew immediately that his words carried heavy importance tomorrow. May Twenty. Seventh was the Festival of Pentecost the Fiftieth Day after Easter. Three and a half years earlier wine lend had predicted that this date would mark the second coming of Jesus Christ and the start of what could be a global nuclear apocalypse apocalypse. But the pastor delivered good news and his blog post. God had seen their church's devotion and generosity and had responded with mercy he had given them one more year. Honor Hi. I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is cults. Park asked original. Welcome to the ninth episode in our Daily Series on the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout this month. We're taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Poulsen Hybrid one today discussing the beliefs of the Church of God preparing for the Kingdom of God. This predominantly Internet based group is a splinter sect of the worldwide Church of God in the fall of two thousand eight pastor Robert Weiland announced the final seventh seal referenced in the Book Revelation had been opened. Signaling the start of the countdown to n times in the coming years. He continued to reschedule. The apocalypse as one after another of his predictions failed to come true. When Ronald wineland prophesized that Armageddon would begin on May Twenty Seventh Twenty twelve? It's doubtful. His followers were surprised. The pastor had been preaching about the apocalypse for most of his adult life during the nineteen eighties. Wine lend had served as a minister for the worldwide Church of God a Radio Based Ministry. That had been making a pack elliptic predictions since the Nineteen Thirties. It's founder Herbert. W Armstrong had first suggested that the end times would begin in nineteen seventy five. After Armstrong's death wine. Lynn broke with the worldwide Church of God taking a number of his flock with him in nineteen ninety eight. He founded the Church of God preparing for the Kingdom of God operations were based in Cincinnati Ohio but his congregation was global. Every Saturday afternoon. He released audio files sermons. That could be downloaded by listeners. Around the world be sermons invariably focused on the second coming of Jesus Christ and the End Times as described in the book of revelation. Because winelands church was going to be so influential during these tumultuous times one of the best ways for his followers to prepare by paying tithes and making donations in December of two thousand two wind. Lenin formed his flock that he planned to open a Swiss bank account in his own name to hold church funds for the purpose of what's coming. Why lend announced that? He had been chosen as God's End Time Apostle and prophet of the end times which were due to commence on September thirtieth. Two Thousand Eight. According to Weiland this would begin with a nuclear attack on the United States that would kick off World War three not long afterward. He released video titled a warning to Markers which promised that his critics would soon be punished with a sickness that will eat them from the inside out but September thirtieth came and went without any sign of the nuclear holocaust wind had promised however the pastor had an explanation this was merely a calculation error. The true date of the apocalypse had now been revealed as the upcoming anti cost. Holiday may twenty seventh twenty twelve but before that date arrived he would find himself in another kind of trouble on November tenth twenty eleven. He was indicted on five charges of tax evasion. For concealing the Swiss bank account during the trial prosecutors laid out the myriad of ways he had used a church funds for personal use of federal grand jury found him guilty on all five counts on June thirteenth twenty twelve. He was sentenced to forty two months in prison but bars couldn't keep God's apostle from spreading his grim prophecies during his sentence. Ronald Wineland continued releasing audio sermons online on the eve of May twenty seventh. He pushed the apocalypse back a year when that deadline came and went without any significant global events wineland adjusted his prophecy to a future pentecost. That would arrive after much. Suffering had occurred on earth. His prison sentence concluded in two thousand sixteen in September of that year. He released a new book prophecy against the nation's placing pentecost two thousand nineteen as the date of the second coming like all of his past predictions. It passed without event. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another cult. You can catch our other episodes of cults for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Cults Daily: Superior Universal Alignment Valentina De Andrade
"This is called Staley every day in April where breaking down. Various predictions made by different cult leaders in one thousand nine hundred eighty one fifty year old. Valentina Day Andrade convinced her neighbors that God was non existent then she told them that. Jesus was an extraterrestrial who would be arriving soon in an alien craft to save them from the end of days. She could get them aboard but she would need something. I we hope you enjoyed this episode. On the superior universal alignment be sure to come back tomorrow for a brand new installment of cults daily. Listen free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts in a small Brazilian town nestled in the middle of the Amazonian jungle lived fifty-year-old Valentina John. Raja in Nineteen eighty-one. She had her neighbors convinced that God didn't exist and Jesus was actually an extraterrestrial who would arrive soon to save them from the end of days but there was a catch if her followers wanted to join her aboard that craft departing earth they. I needed to hand over their sons for a series of satanic rituals rituals that often lead to sacrifice. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is colts. Apart cast original this is the twelfth episode in our Daily Series. On the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout this month. We're taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Poulsen everyone today. We're discussing the ideology of volunteering John Raja she can fit your small Brazilian community that their days on earth were numbered and in five years time the world would be destroyed. The superior universal alignment as the came to be called believed their only way to salvation was by becoming a member. Only those loyal to the cause would be invited to board the UFO craft. That would help them. Escape from Earth. Red Bellied Piranhas Hungry Jaguars thirty foot anaconda the Amazon rainforest is populated with dangerous predators. But none of them were as deadly as the fifty year old. Valentina John Raja of Altamira Brazil the PETITJEAN rather unassuming woman began her rise to power in one thousand nine hundred eighty one after she claimed to receive messages from divine cosmic beings. She was convinced that she was an incarnation. Being sent to Earth to spread it important message that God did not exist. Jesus was an alien and light love and truth should be put before all else John. Roger claims that people followed her because she quote an extrovert loyal real affectionate and discreet person. That knows when to talk. Listen and keep it to myself which made hundreds of people not hesitate an opening their hearts to me being able to think in a loud voice with me as Chandra. Jha's following grew. Her disciples responded in the night practicing black magic and wearing hooded robes some sources claim their behavior was reminiscent of the Diabolical. Ku Klux Klan. But with John Rogers message of love and light came a dangerous philosophy she believed in the eradication of evil judge claim that any male born after the year of nineteen eighty one was corrupt and needed be abandoned. If the superior universal alignment was to receive salvation as a whole but when the nineteen eighty six doomsday date came and went with no fallout John. Raja decided to take things to the next level. She convinced her followers that the ship hadn't come because they hadn't fully proved their loyalty. She now demanded ritualistic sacrifice between nineteen eighty nine and nineteen ninety three or the nineteen. Children went missing from the small area of the Amazon. All of them were males between the ages of eight and fourteen and five of those boys turned up dead. Their bodies mutilated some missing organs which were said to be sold on the black market but one nine year old boy managed to escape members of the superior universal alignment and reported the crimes to the police. The boy helped the police in locating four of the men involved with his capture but John Raja fled the country and she remained on the run for the next eleven years then in two thousand three. After five of her followers were convicted and sentenced to life in jail. John D- Raja was finally located. She was forced to return to Brazil and stand trial John. Raja was accused of murder and torture of nineteen boys but she had a strong alibi that managed to sway the jury in her favor on the Seventeenth Day of trial. The jury ruled in a six to one vote that Valentina John. Raja was innocent of these crimes. The parents of the children were outraged. As chaos erupted in the courtroom the now seventy two year old. John Raja actually fainted when she heard the verdict and was quickly given medical attention like a downfall in distress. The prosecuting attorney's swore that they would appeal the court's decision and continue to seek justice for the heartbroken families. Victims of John Georgia's absurd doomsday preparations. But Valentina John Raja never returned to court. Instead the diabolical leader resettled in Argentina or she continued to spout her doomsday prophecies to new followers. Until at least two thousand nine whether or not John. Dragic continued committing. Atrocious acts of violence is up for debate but one thing is for certain. Jesus still hasn't arrived in his spacecraft to Rescue John. Raja for the superior universal alignment from the end of days. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another cult. You can catch our other episodes of cults for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Cults Daily: House of Yahweh Yisrayl Hawkins
"Hi listeners this is called Staley. Throughout the month of April were addressing the manifestoes and ideologies of some of history's most infamous cult leaders Israel Hawkins and his brother Yakub founded the House of. Ya In one thousand nine hundred eighty. They produce their own version of the Bible and made numerous predictions. That did not come true. Be Short come back tomorrow for a brand new episode of Cults Daily. Listen free on spotify. Or every you get your podcasts. On September twelfth of two thousand six men and women and Young Baruah County in central Kenya strapped on their gas masks then they crammed into the underground bunkers. They had painstakingly built over the previous weeks. They prayed their preparations would be enough to save them from the nuclear fallout. That was coming. The men and women were followers of a religious group known as the House of Y'all way their prophet Israel. Hawkins had predicted that today would see the start of nuclear war that would decimate eighty percent of the world's population as the seconds tick by the faithful waited for the MOMS to go off. No doubt they wished that they'd have the opportunity to leave Africa to travel more than eight thousand miles to the home of their profit. The one place got it shows into spare from the apocalypse the holy city of Abilene Texas. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is called a podcast. Original this is the twenty fourth episode in our Daily Series on the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout this month. We're taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Poulsen Hi everyone. Today we're discussing. The beliefs of Israel Hawkins the leader of the West Texas based religious group known as the House of Galway since the early nineteen eighties. He's told followers that he is a holy. Prophet sent to guide them through a coming nuclear war that will claimed the lives of four out of every five people on her before he became a self proclaimed Prophet of God. Israel HAWKINS WAS BUFFALO BILL. A small time rockabilly singer and Abilene police officer in. Nineteen seventy five his eldest brother. Jj Hawkins returned from a seven year. Stay in Israel. With earth shattering news he had discovered a Hebrew inscription that read the House of Ya. He said that in that moment he realized that Yao was the one true name of God and that he was being called to lead his church through the second coming without delay. The Hawkins Brothers swapped their names for Hebrew ones fitting prophets of God. Jag became Jacoeb. Bill became Israel. They founded a pair of churches in Odessa and Abilene called the house of Galway. Their teachings were hodgepodge of Judeo Christian fundamentalism drawing from the Torah New Testament seventh day. Adventists them andy apocalyptic teachings of Herbert W Armstrong. They promoted strict adherence to the six hundred. Thirteen rabbinic laws such as not shaving beards or eating shellfish and forbade the observance of holidays like Christmas and Easter other beliefs included the doctrine that Satan was a woman specifically the traitorous former wife of Galway and that she had installed all of the world's politicians including the Catholic Pope but at the center of the House of Y'all ways teachings was the belief that the end times described in the book of Revelation. Were close at hand. Clock was to say that four out of every five shall fall away. Israel believed that he and his brother were the two witnesses from revelation. Who were supposed to warn the House of? Ya and guide it through the end times. This became impossible when Yaakob succumbed to cancer. In Nineteen ninety-one Israel responded by re translating the Scripture to show that his brother's death had in fact been foretold and that he was meant to guide the church through the second coming alone re translating and reinterpreting scripture would become go to practice for Israel over the coming years in nineteen ninety-three expanded the church's teachings to allow polygamy his wife filed for divorce and was promptly excommunicated but the house of Yahweh continued to grow by nineteen ninety six. They had hundreds of members. Many of whom lived on the House of you always knew forty four Acre property east of Abilene. Israel's sermons were distributed via the Internet and sold as tape cassettes leading to a burgeoning community of followers around the world through his sermons. Books and occasional television appearances. Israel Hawkins made a series of Public Doomsday predictions. I that four fifths of the world would be killed in a nuclear war by two two. That was later adjusted to September twelfth. Two thousand six. When the date passed without the apocalypse Israel announced that the scripture had been misinterpreted once more the nuclear warhead indeed Ben Quote Unquote conceived. In September of two thousand. Six Body would take nine months. A length of human pregnancy for it to actually come to Fruition Bat. Set the date for the second coming on. June twelfth. Two thousand seven but this also went unfulfilled. The House of Y'all way has continued to thrive. Despite numerous failed prophecies and legal troubles members who have left the group described being forced to give one third of their income to their church and of accused its founder of using mind control techniques to keep followers in line in two thousand eight. Prominent Church elder was found. Guilty of sexually assaulting his fourteen year old stepdaughter. That same year Israel Hawkins was arrested for bigamy and child labor violations. The bigamy charges were eventually dropped but he pled guilty to the charges resulting in a fine and probation while none of his doomsday. Prophecies have played out as predicted Israel Hawkins and the House of Galway maintain that the N. Times were in fact set in motion on September twelfth. Two thousand six and that the outward signs of the second coming will eventually be revealed to all thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another Colt. You can catch our other episodes of cults for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Cults Daily: Chen Tao Hong-Ming Chen
"Welcome to cults daily every day in April. We'RE BREAKING DOWN. Various predictions made by different cult leaders. What do you f Os Abraham Lincoln and God? Making his television debut have in common their all strangely linked to the Chen Tau Colt and the imminent nuclear apocalypse prophesied by leader. Han Ming Chan. We hope you enjoyed this episode. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for a brand new episode of Colts Daily. If you WANNA hear our full length episodes on the Chen Towel cult it aired in this feed on February twenty fifth twenty twenty. Listen free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Just before midnight on March twenty four th nineteen ninety eight nearly every home in Garland Texas had their. Tv's turn to channel eighteen. Most residents joke together as they shifted their gaze between the static on screen and the clock on their walls but in one house the atmosphere was considerably more tense. A devoted group of Taiwanese cultists filled one of the small homes nearly to the Brim. None of them were laughing or even speaking instead. They watched the screen in silent. Anticipation wants the clock struck midnight. Their faith would be rewarded. They would see the face of God on the TV. The couldn't wait to rub his grace in the face of the police assembled outside their doors. One of the cultus peeked out the window and saw the officers tensely gripping battering ram authorities. Were ready to break down the doors if they needed to. They waited breathlessly for the prophecy of the cult to fail and for its followers to react with violence. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is called apart. Cast original this is the seventh episode in our Daily Series. On the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout this month. We're taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Poulsen Hi everyone. Today we're discussing the beliefs of Han Ming Chat. He convinced members of his called. Originally based in Taiwan that God would appear on television in nineteen ninety eight. His followers believed that six days after his televised debut. God would descend from the heavens to rescue them from the coming apocalypse in a spaceship Holland. Ming Chen asked a lot from his followers in nineteen ninety seven. He persuaded one hundred fifty of his devotees. To give up their homes in Taiwan. Follow him to America where God would save them from the imminent and days. The idea of chance apocalypse was attractive. He promises followers would be the lucky few to experience a new world and even space travel. He made them believe they were special. That they've been chosen to lead a a new world order as a result. The one hundred fifty faithful members of Chen's called pack their bags and started a new life with him in California in nineteen ninety five but two years after that the apocalypse Chen had been preaching about still hadn't arrived whether out of genuine belief or because he felt he owed his supporters for sacrificing so much for him. Chen suddenly announced a new prophecy. This time he claimed that the day of reckoning would begin in the small town of Garland Texas outside of Dallas to Chen garland sounded like God land so it must be a holy site once again chance. Followers agreed to uproot their lives to follow him like many colts. Chen aim to isolate his acolytes from the outside world but while some groups limit their devotees from contacting their family and friends. Chen went a step further. Most of his followers didn't speak English and thus they were totally reliant on Chen for social support in the US. They were thousands of miles from everything they'd ever known many felt they had no choice but to do whatever. Chen asked once. They landed in America. Even if his prophecies no longer made sense to them as a result they became more reliant on Chen and more devoted than ever when he finally announced a date for his apocalypse. He believed that God would announce his plans to end the world via televised broadcast on March. Twenty Fifth Nineteen Ninety Eight. Chen claimed God would reappear in human form on earth six days after that on March thirty first when March twenty-fifth came and passed without the appearance of God. The media swarmed Chen's home. He admitted his prophecy had failed. He even said ashamed. -Ly that no one should take his prediction seriously. At all. Since followers heard their profit admit he had been wrong. They heard him tell the world that he was a fraud then yet many of his supporters stayed in the cult long after nineteen ninety eight in the end they were still in a completely foreign country and after being ridiculed by their families back home in Taiwan leaving. Good jobs and good friends behind. They felt that they were trapped. In Chen's organization. Many try to forget the apocalyptic incident ever happened. They rationalized their choices by pretending that the whole thing had been an elaborate test of their faith they stuck by Chen for years afterward as he continued to lie to them and even as he made several more predictions which never came to pass to some of his followers. Leaving the called at that point would have been too painful it would have meant admitting that date abandon their families for nothing. They believed in a fraud. Self-denial was easier and it was exactly that kind of thinking which allowed Chen to continue to pray on his supporters. It wasn't until years later that chance group finally collapsed with each subsequent failed prediction. More of his followers reached their limit. Others were forced to return to Taiwan because of green card or visa issues in the end. Chen pulled dozens of families apart and then seized on his followers sense of isolation in a foreign country. Hopefully his lost sheep. Were able to rebuild a stronger community. Once they were finally free of his manipulations. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another cult. You can catch our other episodes of cults for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Cults Daily: The Seekers Dr. Charles Laughead
"Welcome to cults daily throughout the month of April were addressing the manifestoes and ideologies of some of history's most infamous cult leaders. Dorothy Martin claimed to receive communications from outer space warning of disastrous loss of life in nineteen fifty-five her wild prophecies attracted Dr Charles Law head and a small group of followers known as the seekers. Many of whom had quit their jobs and sold their belongings in anticipation of the end. If you enjoy this episode remember to come back tomorrow for a brand new episode of Colts Daily. Listen free on spotify or wherever you get your podcast undescended. Twenty First Nineteen fifty four. A group of middle-aged professionals gathered for Caroline holiday snacks at a House in Oak Park Illinois. They were in a festive mood. But not because of the season they were happy because the floating orb was coming for them tonight. The group called the seekers were Dorothy. Martin's backyard waiting for their salvation from a coming apocalypse. Their leader Dr Charles Law head assured them that the entire country would be swallowed by the earth at midnight as the hour approached. The believers ripped out their jewelry and tore the metal buttons out of their clothes in preparation for their ascension. One man in a panic ran inside to cut the zipper out of his pants with a razor blade. Outside the secrets. Rehearse the password phrases law had told them they might need to board the alien ship then. The clock struck midnight. Everyone went silent and looked up into the sky. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is colts. A podcast original. This is the twentieth episode in our Daily Series on the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout this month. We're taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Poulsen Hi everyone. Today we're discussing the apocalyptic prophecies of Dr Charles Law head and his followers. They call themselves the seekers and believe that aliens would destroy Earth around Christmas. Nineteen fifty four. The cult's prophecy inspired new psychological investigations into the phenomenon of cognitive dissonance and had lasting ramifications on cult studies in the twentieth century. Charles Law head was the organizer and leader of the seekers but the original prophecies came from a woman named Dorothy Martin. Dorothy was an early believer in the dianetics movement which became the Church of Scientology but back in nineteen fifty four. Dorothy believed that she could commune with extraterrestrials through writing. She believed her. Hand was a vessel for messages from another world. The only person who seemed to take her seriously was her friend. Dr Charles Law had the doctor and his wife had been searching for spiritual enlightenment by exploring ufo sightings and possible extraterrestrial contact law had firmly believed in the existence of aliens and that these distant beings were very concerned with the future of Planet. Earth when his friend? Dorothy told him in August. Nineteen fifty four that she had a premonition. He believed her in fact. Law Head publicized. Dorothy prophecy she told him that. A great cataclysm would strike on December twenty first nineteen fifty four and the doctor wrote this into a brief newspaper article in his writing. He predicted the specifics of this cataclysm law head foretold of a great volcano that would stretch from Canada's Hudson Bay all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. This volcano would cause a huge tidal wave. That would wash over. North America the charismatic law head Rally Dorothy and other U. F. O. Believers to form a nondenominational church devoted to preparations for the apocalypse several of these believers experienced frenzied premonitions themselves feeding into law heads prophecy but one of the members of this church was another doctor named. Leon festinger of psychologist. He read the newspaper article and while he didn't believe law heads predictions. Leon saw perfect opportunity to study the phenomenon known as cognitive dissonance this seekers gathered on the night of December twenty first ready for the end of the world but it never came the clock struck midnight and nothing happened by four. Am It was obvious that nothing was going to happen? Leeann was there that night and saw the rampant disappointment on the seekers faces as law heads. Prediction never occurred. He said there was little to see in the reactions of the people in that room. There was no talking no sound. People sat stocks still their faces seemingly frozen and expressionless. Didn't know how to react to the failed prophecy. Many wandered out of the house shaken. The followers soon parted ways rejoining their lives. Dorothy continued to believe in the extraterrestrials preaching their existence for another four decades until her death in one thousand nine hundred eighty two. Leon went on to develop a theory of cognitive dissonance which describes a mental phenomenon where a person holds two or more contradictory beliefs or ideas as true even when presented with new information proving otherwise the seekers had believed in law head wholeheartedly. Even when evidence countered his predictions law head and his wife returned home and found their neighbors had become hostile. His own sister tried to have him committed to a mental institution and his children taken into protective custody. Eventually law head and his family fled to California but the failed prophecy had a lasting effect liens theory of cognitive dissonance as seen in the seekers ardent believes that divide reason and evidence became a cornerstone theory in behavioral science and continues to be studied today. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow to examine the predictions of another cult. You can catch our other episodes of cults for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.