Everyone was welcome at the People’s Temple. Young and old, black and white, over 900 of them lived together at an idealistic socialist commune in the jungles of Guyana called Jonestown. By November 1978, they were all dead.That at least some of the deaths were murder is obvious, but was something even more sinister at work? Dark suspicions that the events of Jonestown were some kind of CIA mind control experiment began to circulate.
IN THIS EPISODE: Was the Unidentified Cape Cod Murder Victim an Extra in Jaws? Horror author Joe Hill thinks so. (Murder On The Set of Jaws) *** Of the many mysterious and ominous places on earth, many bodies of water are said to be cursed, haunted, or both. For whatever reason these lakes have drawn about them tales of misfortune, terror, and death, and they continue to elude rational answers. I’ll share some of the strangest. (Cursed Lakes) *** At the dawn of the 20th Century Ambrose Bierce was one of the most famous writers in America. And then he mysteriously vanished. (The Disappearance of Ambrose Bierce) *** Was the mass suicide at Jim Jones’ commune in Guyana in 1978 a CIA mind control experiment? (Welcome to Jonestown)
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“Welcome to Jonestown”: https://theunredacted.com/the-peoples-temple-massacre-welcome-to-jonestown/
“Cursed Lakes” by Brent Swancer: https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/06/some-of-the-most-bizarre-cursed-lakes-of-the-world/
“Murder On The Set Of Jaws” by Orrin Grey for The Line Up: http://ow.ly/gz3P30mbj8F
“The Disappearance of Ambrose Bierce” by John Davis: http://mysteriouswritings.com/unsolved-mystery-the-disappearance-of-ambrose-bierce/
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