What the Heaven’s Gate Suicides Say About American Culture

Heaven's Gate — also known as the "UFO cult" — burst into American consciousness 20 years ago this month, when, on March 26, 1997, law enforcement discovered 39 decomposing bodies in a San Diego, California mansion. Each detail that emerged from the scene stunned a rapt public: Adherents had committed suicide in waves on March … Continue reading What the Heaven’s Gate Suicides Say About American Culture