What happens when you combine hardcore hallucinogenic drugs and dangerous cults? A terrifying and often deadly situation.
Cult leaders are known for being megalomaniacs who will use a variety of tactics to influence their followers. One of the craziest ways these people institute control is turning their group into a drug cult, one driven by drugs like LSD, Acid, and methamphetamines. These drugs already put people in a vulnerable state, but when users are being led by a psychopath hell bent on revenge - or who has visions of grandeur about their place in the world - things can get crazy pretty quickly, and even lead to cult murders.
From the famed Charles Manson to the lesser-known Antares of the Light, these acid cults took drug use to an entirely new and horrifying level.
Charles Manson Used LSD To Brainwash The FamilyPhoto: California Department of Corrections / Wikimedia Commons
The Aum Shinrikyo Doomsday Acid Cult Released Sarin Gas In The Tokyo SubwayPhoto: YouTube
Jim Jones’s Amphetamine-Addled Mind Killed HundredsPhoto: Nancy Wong / Wikimedia Commons
“Mad Dog” McCafferty Took PCP And Formed A Cult Based On His VisionsPhoto: YouTube
Antares From The Light Leader Burned A Baby AlivePhoto: Terpsichore/Shutterstock
Ricky Kasso And His Burnout Cult Committed A Satanic MurderPhoto: Pinterest