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(CBS Las Vegas)   By the time you receive this, we'll be gone. We came from the Level Above Human in distant space and we have now exited the bodies that we were wearing for our earthly task, to return to the world from whence we came - task completed   (lasvegas.cbslocal.com) divider line 22
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2012-05-03 07:57:26 PM
Wow. I remember going to the site the day after the bodies were found. Morbid curiosity.
Kinda spooky how it still looks the same. Like a boarded up house where murders occurred.
 
2012-05-03 08:54:14 PM
"Our own opinion is that it is a bunch of nonsense," the representative said. "The world will still be here on December 22."

lol
 
2012-05-03 10:01:30 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: "Our own opinion is that it is a bunch of nonsense," the representative said. "The world will still be here on December 22."

lol


That made me chuckle too. Sweet,sweet irony.
 
2012-05-03 10:15:08 PM
we have now exited the bodies that we were wearing for our earthly task, to return to the world from whence we came but we are keeping our credit cards and our go daddy account.
 
2012-05-03 10:17:28 PM
K-Pax was a stupid, manipulative movie.
 
2012-05-03 10:48:20 PM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: K-Pax was a stupid, manipulative movie.



That's why they're called melodramas,right?
 
2012-05-03 10:50:38 PM

Kanemano: we have now exited the bodies that we were wearing for our earthly task, to return to the world from whence we came but we are keeping our credit cards and our go daddy account.


They *claimed* they left jane behind to manage their great path to the new world, but really, it was the droopy eye and constant need for attention..
 
2012-05-03 10:51:49 PM
FTA "However, they committed mass suicide in March 1997 with the arrival of the Hale-Bopp Comet, which they believed was the sign of the apocalypse."

They actually believed a UFO was following behind it, because of things they heard on Coast to Coast AM.

A 1996 episode of Art Bell's Coast to Coast AM radio show added a new element to the cult's activities. The show's guest claimed to have photographs of the comet with an unidentified flying object following it, and Heaven's Gate members became convinced that this spacecraft would take them to the Next Level. They immersed themselves in UFO study, attending a conference and even buying insurance to cover alien abduction. They bought a telescope, but, disappointed, returned it when they couldn't find the spaceship. In January 1997, Art Bell published the photos on his Web site and they were subsequently shown to be a hoax. The Heaven's Gate group decided this was irrelevant, announcing on their own Web site that the comet was still the sign they had been waiting for.
 
2012-05-03 10:54:56 PM
I'm guessing that Mark and Sarah King, who left the cult way back in 1979, are paying for the site to stay up.

It's not a big deal to keep this site up. I bet they purchase multi-year deals and get it really cheap. Then every couple of years someone writes an article about the site still being around and the public swings by and remembers the friends they had.
 
2012-05-03 11:25:52 PM
The headline led me to think it was going to be about Frankie and Benjy from Hitchhiker's.
 
2012-05-03 11:35:09 PM
www.gis.net

/oblig
 
2012-05-03 11:55:46 PM

wildcardjack: It's not a big deal to keep this site up. I bet they purchase multi-year deals and get it really cheap. Then every couple of years someone writes an article about the site still being around and the public swings by and remembers the friends they had.


I love going into companies with data contracts then offer to audit it with them, the first thing I look for is their registrar info, if I see anything more than $5 or "no charge" for registration then I know I can pull them in, the line of thought being "if they are screwing you on this one item, what else are the screwing you on?" Works every time, one company was charging a company $119/year for keeping one domain registered, I was farking floored.
 
2012-05-04 12:19:40 AM

steamingpile: Works every time, one company was charging a company $119/year for keeping one domain registered, I was farking floored.



Jesus that's actually worse than the domain registry of america's $79.99 domain registration scam.
 
2012-05-04 12:30:21 AM
FTFA:Some websites, once popular, eventually fade into obscurity

You don't have to rub it in. ;_;
 
2012-05-04 12:36:13 AM

Somaticasual: steamingpile: Works every time, one company was charging a company $119/year for keeping one domain registered, I was farking floored.


Jesus that's actually worse than the domain registry of america's $79.99 domain registration scam.


That one account is responsible for turning other clients onto us and employing over 30 people to look after their multiple locations, not to mention other work we sub out to local vendors, so I thank those idiots for the work.

Ghastly: You don't have to rub it in. ;_;


Dont feel bad, I dont ever recall knowing ghastly was ever popular........
 
2012-05-04 12:46:19 AM

J. Frank Parnell: FTA "However, they committed mass suicide in March 1997 with the arrival of the Hale-Bopp Comet, which they believed was the sign of the apocalypse."

They actually believed a UFO was following behind it, because of things they heard on Coast to Coast AM.

A 1996 episode of Art Bell's Coast to Coast AM radio show added a new element to the cult's activities. The show's guest claimed to have photographs of the comet with an unidentified flying object following it, and Heaven's Gate members became convinced that this spacecraft would take them to the Next Level. They immersed themselves in UFO study, attending a conference and even buying insurance to cover alien abduction. They bought a telescope, but, disappointed, returned it when they couldn't find the spaceship. In January 1997, Art Bell published the photos on his Web site and they were subsequently shown to be a hoax. The Heaven's Gate group decided this was irrelevant, announcing on their own Web site that the comet was still the sign they had been waiting for.


It wasn't even a hoax; it was one man's misinterpretation gone viral. An amateur astronomer took a CCD image of Comet Hale-Bopp and mistook an overexposed star in the comet's tail for a "Saturn-like object." Instead of verifying his "discovery," he went to Art Bell with it.

And the rest is history.
 
2012-05-04 09:17:37 AM

fusillade762: [www.gis.net image 300x153]

/oblig


That photo makes me sad. That's a real person under there. It's not a joke.
 
2012-05-04 09:45:08 AM
I find this Sad more than Amusing.
 
2012-05-04 10:25:28 AM
Theirs was no different than any other nutty religion, with the exception that they had the fortitude to put their money (and their barbiturates) where their mouths were. They believed in a better place than this, so they quit farking around and went there. I wish more people who say they have faith would actually act like they did.
 
2012-05-04 11:48:28 AM
It was no Jonestown. If you're gonna be a bear, be a Grizzly.

/Stupid cult.
 
2012-05-04 05:01:29 PM
"From whence" is redundant.
 
2012-05-04 11:34:01 PM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: fusillade762: [www.gis.net image 300x153]

/oblig

That photo makes me sad. That's a real person under there. It's not a joke.


Yup.
 
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