When a thousand people vowed to follow cult leader Reverend James Warren “Jim” Jones down to Guyana to form what they believed would be the perfect society, they quickly discovered they had walked into hell on earth.
“A lot of people went down there believing, ‘Let’s check it out, if we don’t like it, we’ll go home’” author of A Thousand Lives, Julia Scheers, said in National Enquirer Investigates newest series called Murder Made Me Famous: Jim Jones.
“But what happened? As soon as they got to Jonestown, Jim Jones confiscated their passports and their money and told them if they wanted to go home they could swim because he wasn’t paying their fare home.”
“You have to realize that back in 1978, there wasn’t any