On March 20, 1995, members of Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo ("supreme truth") unleashed sarin gas on Tokyo's metro commuters, killing 13 people and injuring as many as 6,000 more. Overnight, the international media took up the lurid story of Japan's death cult. Yet the group, a mixture of outcasts, weirdos, sad sacks, and self-professed messiahs, had been causing problems in Japan for almost a decade by the time they carried out the Tokyo attack. Read on for scary, bizarre, insane information about Aum Shinrikyo.
Founder Shoko Asahara Declared Himself Christ
Aum Shinrikyo is a Doomsday Cult
Asahara Kept Female Followers' Pubic Hair in Jars