Japan Just Executed the Leaders of an LSD-Fueled Doomsday Science Cult
The wild story of Aum Shinrikyo, a religious cult steeped in science and high technology that carried out a deadly sarin attack in Tokyo in 1995.
Twenty Years Later, the Tokyo Subway Gas Attacks Still Scar Japan
The "Aum Affair," as it is known in Japan, terrified the country and continues to reverberate two decades after cult members attacked the Tokyo subway system with sarin.
From Tesla to Asahara: One Japanese Death Cult's Insane Attempt to Split the World in Two
On May 28, 1993, a remote and dusty thicket of the Australian outback shook for hundreds of miles around. Deep reverberating explosions could be heard far and wide, the night sky illuminated by sporadic flashes of unexplained light—all this allegedly...