This Recording From A Famous Mass Suicide Will Make Your Skin Crawl

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The Jonestown Massacre of 1978 has gone down as one of the greatest tragedies in American history, and it was all orchestrated by a man named Jim Jones. On November 18, 1978, 900 of his followers took their own lives in an act that Jones referred to as “revolutionary suicide.”

Jones laced fruit drinks with deadly cyanide and ordered his followers to drink them. While they were dying all around him, Jones continued preaching. The poison took hours to kill everyone, and an audio recorder captured everything on tape. The recording even captured Jones as he spouted his nonsense over the screams and protests of dying children.

You can hear the final part of his twisted sermon in the video below.

Since some of the speech is hard to understand, here are a few of the most disturbing quotes.

“All they do is take a drink. They take it to go to sleep. I’m tired of it all.”

“Stop this, stop this, stop this. Stop this crying, all of you.”

“Take our life from us. We laid it down. We got tired. We didn’t commit suicide — we committed an act of revolutionary suicide protesting the conditions of an inhumane world.”

(via Reddit)

That’s more than a little disturbing. Let’s take a moment to remember all of the lives that were lost that day.

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