Jonestown: The Life and Death of the Peoples Temple,, The last half hour or this is so harrowing,, Evidence of Revision (5 of 6) RFK assassination, MK ULTRA + Jonestown massacre (full movie),, And here you can hear his final sermon:, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the Documentaries community, Press J to jump to the feed. Mods reserve the right to apply the don't be a jackass rule. At just eighteen years old, and home from boarding school, I innocently joined the Peoples Temple and moved into their campus dormitory in Northern California. Victor Frankl wrote about this in his book "Man's Search for Meaning" and I start my book off with his quote "We who have come back by the aide of many lucky changes, or miracles -- whatever one may choose to call them -- we know: the best of us did not return." With Jim Jones, Stephan Jones, Marceline Jones, Mary McCormick Maaga. Yes, he is my older brother. Jones' voice screaming "hurry hurry children, run to the safety of the Pavilion." If OP doesn't get around you answering this one, does anyone else know much about this? Proof: Please be respectful to other users... if they're wrong, tell them why! Created over a decade ago, Ghost Adventures is one of the most famous paranormal shows on television at the moment. As said before, 909 people died in the mass suicide. . Amy was a British singer-songwriter who was best known for her chart-topping hits like, “Rehab” and “Back To Black”. Occasionally, you'll find yourself in the mood to explore a darker, dirtier, or sexier side of … People join political movements, social organizations attend off-campus dinner socials believing they are mingling with like-minded people. It is often too late when one realizes they've been deceived. Many took a stand against Jones and became examples of what not to do for they were punished severely and often did not return the same as before. Directed by Stanley Nelson. No one joins something they think will hurt or kill them. A siren would come over the loud speakers at 1 or 2 in the morning waking us from our abysmal sleep. Do you think people assumed that last night was another White Night and just went along with it at first? By the end of that day, 918 men, women and children will die. This month Random House released the audio book, now on Audible. Today marks 42 years since the Jonestown massacre, when Jim Jones forced 909 individuals to drink cyanide-poisoned Flavor Aid. When you believe in something and think there will be a great payout, whether in spiritual points or money it is often hard to take a closer look and walk away from so much. On the final and real White Night everyone knew that their life on this planet was soon to be stolen from them. The less extreme and most common are abusive relationships. Within weeks of my escape from Jonestown, I wrote an affidavit to the US government requesting their help for the 900+ people being held against their will in Jones' encampment. Larry believed that he was saving his wife, their unborn child and all of the other residents of the encampment by sacrificing his own life. "This is the Zodiac Speaking" (2008) - To celebrate the fact that this week, after 51 years, the Zodiac's notorious 340 cipher has finally been solved, here is the best documentary … I realized Jones must have known this story. .************************************************. It became front page news across the country. I wanted to leave desperately, but would never have left with him. The Chief Judge, who sat for both of my brother's trials said Larry was only a small cog in a big machine. Sometimes, standard documentaries don't cut the mustard. In 1977, evangelical preacher Jim Jones fled the United States with nearly a thousand followers of his peoples temple cult. Bodies lie around the compound of the People's Temple in Jonestown, Guyana, on November 18, 1978. More than 900 members of the cult, led by the Rev. Ghost Adventures. Although my experience is extreme, I saw this tendency again when I worked on the trading floor of an investment banking firm -- where invisible boundaries are crossed believing the end justifies the means. Yes, some call themselves churches, however, if joining means turning your back on everything you've known -- your family, friends who are not in the organization -- you are in danger. The following are not considered documentaries on this subreddit: TV news, articles, interviews, lectures, amateur home videos, mockumentaries, biopics, and vlogs. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. This is one of the saddest documentaries you will ever see, but also one of the best cult documentaries available. On Nov. 18, 1978, one of the biggest American mass deaths took place in Jonestown, Guyana at the Peoples Temple compound. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The following is a thumbnail history of the Jonestown … Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch. 17.3m members in the Documentaries community. On November 18, 1978, the village of Jonestown became the location of a shocking tragedy when 909 members of a cult, the Peoples Temple, died from cyanide poisoning at the direction of their leader, Jim Jones.. Jones was a preacher who formed the Peoples Temple in Indiana in the 1950s. tl;dw. One thing that I really never understood is the drills, or "white nights" I believe they were said to have been called. Last Update: I hope, in some way, I have been able to explain the unexplainable and bring some understanding to the unfathomable. You said that you 'escaped' from Jim Jones. Press J to jump to the feed. I Am A, where the mundane becomes fascinating and the outrageous suddenly seems normal. In 1977, evangelical preacher Jim Jones fled the United States with nearly a thousand followers of his peoples temple cult. What exactly happened during those drills? By the age of 21 I was a trusted aide to Jim Jones, and the signatory for millions of dollars in foreign bank accounts. Sadly, the Peoples Temple is most famously known for their mass suicide, which ended in the deaths of over 900 cult members, including 300 of their own children in their Guyana settlement of Jonestown. U.S. Rep. Leo Ryan was assassinated as he tried to rescue Jonestown residents desperate for freedom. NARRATION: Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host EPISODE: Episode researched and written by Milly Raso MUSIC: ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro All other music and audio clean up performed byMike Migas OTHER: Logo design by Paulina Szymanska Would you consider his movement similar to that of the scientologist movement? We could gun fire in the jungle, so we knew there were mercenaries out there. Six months later and just four days before the tragedy, I was in Washington D.C. giving testimony before State Department officials requesting help. I read quite a few books on the ordeal and articles and whatnot online. Along with 10 other members of the Jonestown commune isolated amid Guyana’s dense snake and jaguar-infested rainforest, she’d had enough. The remote Guyana outpost of cult leader Jim Jones' Peoples Temple, Jonestown was the site of a 1978 massacre that resulted in the deaths of … Blame the woman he loved, used and abused along the way. A friend of mine said this is an amazing forum, so I'm looking forward to spending the afternoon with you. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Thank you so much for doing this. Following the orders of their leader, Rev. And until 9/11, it was the largest single mass killing of American citizens.