Jonestown - The Death Tape

On November 18, 1978, over 900 people died in the suicide/murder ritual at Jonestown, Guyana.

Some of you may not know that the expression "drinking the Kool Aid" was born from this event.

Right about now at about 6:35 PM, many of the children had been killed and the rest of the deaths were well underway.

This tape, recovered after the nightmare, documents the hours leading up to the suicide/murder and the approximate two to three hours during the killings.

Warning: This is one of those things that when you listen to it, it will most certainly affect you and probably not in a good way.

It is foreboding.

It is horrific.

It is terrifying.

You can hear the children screaming as they begin to convulse, froth at the mouth and die.

As horrific as this is, it's important to understand that this was the first great experiment in socialism and Communism by a group of Americans and it also holds the distinction of the event where more American civilians died than any other (prior to 9/11, that is).

Anytime someone tells you that socialism would be great for America, play them this tape.

And make sure you hand them a few packets of Kool Aid and say no thanks.

My guess is this may be repost, but tonight, right now marks in real time, 40 years past that the events were taking place in a jungle in the Northwest portion of Guyana.



By: BobWhiteAtNight (7241.10)

Tags: Jonestown, Death Tape

Location: Guyana