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In March of 1997, thirty-nine bodies were found in this 7-room, 9,200 sq ft mansion north of San Diego.
The grisly scene was the result of a mass suicide by the Heaven's Gate cult. A mixture of Christianity and science fiction, the cult was led by Marshall Applewhite. Partially influenced by Star Trek, the group killed themselves so their souls could join an alien spaceship hidden in the tail of the passing Hale-Bopp comet.