15 Obscure But Terrifying Cults

The existence of cruel, crazy, and even murderous cults throughout history tells us that no matter what you’re selling, if you cast your net wide enough you’ll find people will will buy it hook, line, and sinker. These cults all had something to offer their followers at one time, but once they had total control, their members suffered greatly -or else rained suffering on outsiders. For example,

It sounds like a ‘90s Nickelodeon show, but the Ant Hill Kids were actually a doomsday sex cult led by Roch Thériault, so named because members “scurried like ants while their leader supervised.” While they all awaited the apocalypse, Thériault sexually abused and tortured his followers, up to the point of pulling out one’s teeth and then cutting off her arm because she failed to make enough business for their bakery. He almost certainly killed people, but he was only ever convicted of that. And bakers always seem so nice.

Read about 15 scary cults you’ve never heard of at Cracked, and you’ll feel lucky to just fall into a group who wants all your money. Each entry has links to find out more.

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