Heaven's Gate

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Heaven's Gate was the name of a UFO group led by Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles, until their deaths.

The group ended with the appearance of Comet Hale-Bopp, in the United States in the year 1997. Applewhite convinced 38 followers to kill themselves so that their souls could ride on a spaceship they believed was hiding behind the comet.[1] Beliefs such as this led some people to call this a "UFO Religion". This belief was made up of UFO, New Age and Christian ideas.

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  1. "Suicide, Nikes, and comet space ships: the story of the Heaven's Gate cult". Timeline. Archived from the original on July 15, 2020. Retrieved September 28, 2023.

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