What led 39 people to kill themselves in a desperate attempt to board a spaceship in 1997? Why did anyone believe that Marshall Applewhite, a former choir director, was the Second Coming of Christ, and that he would fly his faithful to Heaven via a spaceship that was hiding behind the Hale-Bopp comet? So many questions in this episode and not all of them have answers. Enjoy the strange, strange ride that is the Heaven's Gate Timesuck. 

This episode of Timesuck is sponsored by Felipe Esparza's new one hour HBO special, Translate This, airing on HBO and HBO Latino, Saturday, September 30th, at 10PM.

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