Self-Proclaimed Saviors?

Many who claim to be messiahs, prophets and sect leaders gain fierce followings.

The Second Coming?

Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Marshall Herf Applewhite: Promising a spaceship ride to heaven, Marshall Herf Applewhite shepherded 38 of his Heaven's Gate followers to a mass suicide in 1997. The bodies were discovered in a million-dollar California mansion, dead after ingesting poison washed down with vodka. Applewhite and his female partner, a duo known to believers as Do and Ti, had led the cult since the early 1970s. (APTV/AP Photo )
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