A Brush With Heaven's Gate

The other day I e-mailed the webmaster of Heavensgate.com. I said,

To: rep@heavensgate.com
Subject: Materials
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:54 AM


I stumbled upon your website just now and I am very intrigued. What materials do you have that I can peruse?



I used a fake name because I was scared as shit to contact them. You may remember that in March 1997, 39 members of Heaven's Gate consumed a fatal dose of phenobarbital mixed with vodka and apple sauce or pudding, believing that in doing so they would enter a spaceship traveling behind the Hale-Bopp comet which would take them to Heaven.

I was surprised to receive this answer:

To: RugTimXII@comcast.net
Subject: Re: Materials
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 11:29 AM

Hi Jacob,

Other than the website itself, that contains a lot of information, the Group put out a book days before they departed for $24.95 plus shipping.

They also have two VHS tapes available at no charge but there is a $5.00 shipping fee.

Thank you

Needless to say that is the end of my e-intercourse with Heaven's Gate. Honestly, I thought they were all dead.

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