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Marshall Applewhite in 1975... Heaven's Gate...



Item # 704873

October 20, 1975

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Oct. 20, 1975

* Early Marshall Applewhite & Bonnie Nettles
* Heaven's Gate - new religious movement - cult

* Two witnesses of Revelation ? UFO religion
* Waldport, Oregon citizens go missing - mystery


The front page has a heading in orange lettering: "The UFO Cult Mystery: Did 60 Vanish"
Page 9 has a banner heading: "The UFO Cult Mystery: Did 60 Vanish" with related photo. Lengthy text continues on the following page. See images for portion.
wikipedia notes: In 1975, Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles gave a lecture in Waldport on UFOs which was attended by roughly 150 people. In the following days, an estimated 20 residents, nearly one out of 30 people who lived in the town, abandoned their homes and possessions and joined their group, Heaven's Gate. An Oregon State Police investigation concluded that no laws had been broken.
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete with 136, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive. Rare as such.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century