- #259: Benjamin Zeller (author, Heaven’s Gate: America’s UFO Religion)

By | March 22, 2017 at 3:06 PM

This week on Eddie Jason & Chris, Samantha Scarlette welcomes author Benjamin Zeller, author of Heaven’s Gate: America’s UFO Religion.

Benjamin E. Zeller is a researcher and teacher of religion in America and a Heavin’s Gate cult researcher. Twenty years ago this month, thirty-nine people in Rancho Santa Fe, California, committed mass suicides. According to Zeller’s book description on Amazon, “this act was the culmination of over two decades of spiritual and social development for the members of Heaven’s Gate, a religious group focused on transcending humanity and the Earth, and seeking salvation in the literal heavens on board a UFO.” But what does it all mean? EJC & Samantha get to the bottom of it.

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