Gone but not forgotten: the best 'dead' websites on the Internet

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Heaven's Gate – Official Website



The Heaven's Gate homepage is unquestionably the 'deadest' website on this list. (i.e. – nearly everyone involved in its creation is dead.)

For those who don't know the story, Heaven's Gate was a religious group of Californian ufoligists who committed mass suicide on March 19, 1997. The date coincided with the appearance of Comet Hale-Bopp in the sky, which followers believed was a spiritual portal to another planet. Over a three day period, 39 people took their lives by ingesting poison mixed with apple sauce. They were found wearing badges which read: 'Heaven's Gate: Away Team.' (We wish we were making this up).

Bizarrely, the cult's official website is still up and running, some 12 years after the events transpired. We're not sure who's paying for the domain name, but its contents are a chilling testament to when cults go bad.

Here's an extract from the site's final entry: "Our 22 years of classroom here on planet Earth is finally coming to conclusion – 'graduation' from the Human Evolutionary Level. We are happily prepared to leave "this world" and go with Ti's crew." ...Just say "no" to wacky cults, kids.

For more on Heaven's Gate, check out Elizabeth Gleick's fascinating cover story for Time magazine.

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