This cult is just plain…odd. Started in 1970 by Dwight York, this cult was known for being a hodgepodge of a wide range of conspiracy theories. The cult ran a blend of UFO conspiracy theories, ancient Egyptian aesthetics, black radicalism, and pure tinfoil hat fodder. Among their beliefs were these “facts” below:
- Jackie O gave birth to Satan in New York City.
- The unholy birth was witnessed by the Pope, and the baby was handed off to Richard Nixon.
- Aborted fetuses hang out in the sewer to plot revenge against abortionists.
If it sounds like a pile of crazy pills, that’s because it is. However, the crazy didn’t stop this cult from spreading. At its height, the cult had over 5,000 members and even owned a compound called Tama-Re.
This probably would have continued in popularity had York not been arrested for extreme reports of child abuse and molestation. York was sentenced to 135 years in prison, and the cult quickly dissolved.