Japanese Cult ‘Aum Shinrikyo,’ Manson Family and 4 More DEADLIEST Sects in the World

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These sects still exist, they have followers who resignedly believe in the leaders and the ideology of dangerous cults. Check out the deadliest “religious” cults on Nexter.org.

Aum Shinrikyo

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Source: AFP

The teaching of Aum Shinrikyo, the Japanese doomsday cult group, at first glance appeared from Buddhism and was created by Shoko Asahara. Under this cover, the sect managed to obtain a religious status. In the ten years that Asahara was at the head of the sect, he and his followers were accused of coercing donations, fraud, and even murders.

Aum Shinrikyo has prepared and conducted several terrorist attacks in , in particular in the Tokyo subway, killing 12 people. The leader was arrested and hanged in 2018. Among the materials, the police found  Sarin gas that was enough to kill 4M people, a Russian helicopter, drugs, chemical weapons.

Manson Family

 

Source: Spin

Charles Manson was the leader of Manson Family – a vicious cult – has left a trace of murders and criminal actions and become an inspiration to a number of books, music bands, and movies.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt will star in Tarantino’s movie that tells a story of pregnant Sharon Tate who was married to director Roman Polanski and was murdered by members of the Manson family in her home.

The body was kept on ice for more than 5 months. In addition to Freeman, who called himself the grandson of the Charles Manson, his two sons, Michael Branner and Matthew Lenz, claimed his body. Also, Michael Channels tells that he was Manson’s friend.

Grandson plans to cremate the remains of his grandfather. The body of the murderer was kept in an unknown place from the time of his death.

Heaven’s Gate

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Source: Those Conspiracy Guys

Heaven’s Gate cult led by Marshall Applewhite stated that everything would be destroyed when Earth collided with comet Hale-Bopp in March 1997. The only way to survive was to kill yourself.

39 followers of  Heaven’s Gate (including Applewhite) poisoned themselves in a California mansion. They were wearing Nike’s sneakers and armbands that read “Heaven’s Gate Away Team.”

Branch Davidians

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Source: Getty

David Koresh was a charismatic leader who taught his followers that the United States government is the worst enemy of God. His “teachings” also had references to the imminent apocalypse and the death of all infidels.

He taught the followers to protect themselves from the authorities with weapons. In February 1994, he was accused of child abuse and buying arms illegally. It is known that everything ended in a huge fire, in which 76 members of the sect were killed.

Order of the Solar Temple

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Source: Bizarrepedia

Luc Jouret, a religious leader and neo-Nazi, was a leader of the group known as “Order of the Solar Temple.” They existed under Christian guises, waiting for the second coming of Christ and the Knights Templar.

Jouret and the followers sacrificed a child they thought to be the antichrist in 1994. Later, they committed suicide with dozens of followers. The French consider the organization to be criminal today.

Peoples Temple

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Source: Rolling Stone

Jim Jones started the Peoples Temple to help homeless people, but the violence was reported by the former members. To get rid of further investigation, Jones built a so-called tropical utopia in the jungles.

When a congressman visited the commune with three journalists, they were shot. After that, 913 members (children included) – perished after drinking poisoned Flavor Aid.


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