How the Heaven’s Gate Cult Shocked America
The 1990s included many incidents that made headlines that still resonate to this day. The mass suicide that members of the Heaven’s Gate cult took part in in March 1997 sent chilling shockwaves across America. Members of the cult were found dead after their leader convinced them a comet would take them off the Earth. The O.J. Simpson trial was named the “Trial of the Century” by the media and the tragedy of TWA Flight 800 left the country grieving.