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Heaven's Gate Homepage
Heaven's Gate Home Page
The Evolutionary Level Above Human

Origin

Heaven's Gate Cult

Type

Internet Website contained on USB drive

Effects

Hypnotic effects

Downsides

Suicidal inclinations

Activation

Specific Viewing

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Babbage-1822

Aisle

420886-5920

Shelf

658291-3876-112

Date of Collection

1998

[Source]


OriginEdit

Heaven's Gate was an American UFO religious millenarian group based in San Diego, California. Founded in 1974 by Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles it led followers to commit mass suicide in order to reach an extraterrestrial spacecraft following the Comet Hale-Bopp. When Applewhite began to get signals from aliens he was fired from his teaching job and sent to a mental facility where he met Nettles. He confessed to feeling like they had met somewhere and she agreed saying that the extraterrestrials send him to her for something greater. When he was released the pair studied religious text thoroughly and came to believe that they were the Two Witnesses as foretold in the Book of Revelation, traveling the country to garner followers. At first they were laughed at but eventually were able to amass die hard followers. During this time Applewhite wrote several books forming a religion around the idea that they would shepherd the chosen to a new heaven when god told them. Touring around the Unite States they picked up steam as more and more people wanted to be saved.

In 1985 Nettles died of cancer and Applewhite revised the group's doctrines to stop recruitment and focus on bettering themselves calling themselves "Higher Source". Upon this change the recruitment changed from word of mouth to the internet when it became a thing in the mid-90s. Through online confessionals on how great their way of life was rumors were spread that the Comet Hale-Bopp would be their way to ascend into the kingdoms of heaven. In 1996, Applewhite's clan reached the next level purchasing a large home they called "The Monastery". Police were called in to discover that as Hale-Bopp passed overheard Applewhite and thirty eight other followers had committed suicide.

EffectsEdit

Flashing images cause deep hypnotic effects, making them highly susceptible to others. Whenever a celestial event occurs the affected is compelled to kill themselves.

CollectionEdit

Was removed from Applewhite's personal computer after Richard Ford, who escaped the initial suicide, had a change of heart killing himself after the Lyrid meteor shower in 2002. The USB drive was discovered along with original video tapes of the before and after Hale-Bopp suicides.

Collection NotesEdit

When installed onto a computer four rules to graduate appear and the viewer is compelled to act out all four.

1. Give up all material possessions

2. Live a highly ascetic life devoid of many indulgences

3. Share everything with your Higher Being brothers and sisters

4. The entry into Heaven is revealed upon a celestial event, when one occurs we must shed our Human body to ascend to greatness. It must be done fully and with dignity.

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The website doesn't effect anyone under the age of eighteen.

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