Posted for Friday and Saturday Nov. 21 & 22, 2014
Heaven’s Gate was an American UFO religious Millenarian group based in San Diego, California, founded in the early 1970s and led by Marshall Applewhite (1931–1997) and Bonnie Nettles (1927–1985).
On March 26, 1997, police discovered the bodies of 39 members of the group who had committed mass suicide in order to reach what they believed was an alien space craft following Comet Hale–Bopp. (Source: wikipedia)
The first video is a 5min CNN vid featuring the discovery of the bodies. The second is a 54 min doc featuring the history, belief system, the mass suicide and the aftermath of this event.