On the surface, NXVIM seemed like any other multi-level marketing company or self-help group. It offered numerous development seminars and executive success programs, just like those of other, similar institutions. Yet NXVIM had a sinister side...
What could compel 39 people from all walks of life to abandon their friends and family and commit suicide in a vain and rather crazy attempt to hop a ride on a UFO hiding behind the Hale-Bopp Comet in March of 1997? Well, the answer is stranger than you think...
Blurry Photober kicks off with an incredibly eerie episode about Creepy Cults. Three Creepy Cults are examined, including Aum Shinrikyo, the Ant Hill Kids, and the Marcus Wesson Family. WARNING: This episode has extremely explicit content. Listener discretion is strongly advised.
In this episode of IndoctriNation, host Rachel is joined by Catherine Oxenberg, former star of the TV show Dynasty and the daughter of the Princess of Yugoslavia. The two discuss her recently published book, Captive, and how her daughter India, is after leaving the disturbing NXICM cult.
In the early '90s, subway lines in Japan were attacked by Sarin, a deadly nerve agent. Doomsday cult Aun Shinrikyo planned to turn Japan into a nuclear wasteland. Leader Shoko Asahara claimed his followers and 10% of populations in major cities would survive. Listen & find out how he was captured.
In the summer of 1977, Jim Jones, leader of The Peoples Temple, moved nearly 1,000 of his followers to a plot of land in Guyana, South America. Less than a year later, on November 18, 1978, 908 of the followers died after drinking Kool-Aid laced with poison. Was it murder or suicide?
In this podcast episode of Let's Talk About Sects, host Sarah Steel digs into the past of the Children of God cult(also known as The Family International) and uncovers the suspicious practices performed by the group and their former leader David Berg.
In this podcast episode of Let's Talk About Sects, host Sarah Steel digs into the past of the Children of God cult(also known as The Family International) and uncovers the suspicious practices performed by the group and their former leader David Berg. Listen to Part 2 of this unsettling podcast.
In this episode of the Cults podcast, hosts Greg & Vanessa focus on the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his cult in the 1980s Oregon featured in the Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country. His spiritual studies and beliefs led Rajneesh to become a charismatic cult leader.
The Purple People aka Lafayette Morehouse is a controversial group that has been labeled a sex cult. They live in purple houses, wear purple clothes, and drive purple limos. And that's not the weirdest part, listen to the Mini Crawlers on Vurbl for Audio to find out more about the Purple People Cult.
He’s not your typical cult leader: Lord RayEl doesn’t have a large church, or host large gatherings. Instead, he’s built a following solely online — where a virtual congregation likes, subscribes, and tithes to the convicted felon they believe is the second coming of Christ.