On the morning of March 15, 1996, thirteen members of a cult calling themselves the Higher Purpose Group committed suicide, invoking what they referred to as a ‘rite of supplication’ and facilitating—they believed—their ascent into heaven.
A fourteenth member, Adam Booth, was found on the scene of the suicides and taken into custody by the police, under suspicion of murder.
Curious about the Higher Purpose Group? Watch this space in the coming weeks.
Reporter: Anne Westcott
Elder Paul: Jim Westcott
Adam Booth: Landyn Banx
Investigator: Nikki Kruex
Brother Michael: Dan Quaile
Cult Members: Steve Wothe, Amity Carlson, Donna Longson, Scarlet Salem, Lauri Mueller, Connie Newville, Ava Preston, Jayde Delano, Margaret Feldman, Matt Franta
Written & Directed by Andrew Gingerich
Associate Producer: Landyn Banx
Director of Photography: Kathryn Criston
Gaffer/Assistant Camera: Matt Kane
Second Unit Director: Ethan Holbrook
Second Unit Director of Photography: Parker Cagle-Smith