Former members of the Heaven’s Gate Cult have been posting conversations about the expected second harvest of souls…. Heaven’s Gate is the cult who committed the largest mass suicide on US soil, in Rancho Santa Fe, Ca March 26, 1997, when 38 followers and their leader, DO (Marshall Applewhite) exited their vehicles (took their own lives) following what they believed to be a UFO hidden behind the Hale-Bopp Comet.
Some may think that the group ended with the mass suicide, but this is not the case. The cult is believed to have had more than 90 members in its 20+year existence, and several former members are leading the way for new converts, using modern day social media to spread the word.
Former members and new recruits believe another harvest is coming—a second chance to follow their beloved elders (leaders) to the Next Level, a place above human. There has –as yet-been no discussion about another mass suicide, only about a second chance to follow them.
The cult’s website is still active and contains the cult’s beliefs and philosophies, along with printed materials and training videos used in the cult “classroom”. The website is maintained by former members Dave and Sarah King. Other former members including Stephen Sawyer openly talk about their beliefs on Blog Radio, You tube, and Facebook.
Second harvest or second suicide? Remains to be seen.