Tuesdays are Boozedays around here at
FirstAndMonday!! Some days are darker than others, but FAM is here to shine a light on some hidden corners of the internet and maybe make you pause for a moment. Any way, let’s play another round of…
YOU THINK, YOU DRINK!!!
Apostles of Infinite Love – This harmless-sounding group may have had just a little too much love. Between 1978 and 2001, the reclusive congregation was tangled in legal battles over alleged rape, extortion, and sexual abuse.
Twelve Tribes – This fundamentalist religious group from Chattanooga, Tennessee believes that all other denominations have fallen from grace, and their approach to the Christian bible is the only salvation. Whatever you do, though, don’t call them Christian – they call Christianity the “Whore of Babylon”.
The Church Universal and Triumphant – Started by the appropriately-named Mark Prophet and his wife Elizabeth, The Church Universal and Triumphant holds that their leaders have the special ability to communicate with “Ascended Masters.” Messages sent directly from the Masters to the group’s leaders were published in a weekly pamphlet titled Pearls of Wisdom
Eastern Lightning – According to devotees of the Chinese sect Eastern Lightning, God is back on earth as a woman named Yang Xiangbin. She was born to an ordinary family in northern China, and is here to judge and purify humanity while defeating Satan. Those who do not accept her prophecy will be punished severely.
Nuwaubians – The Nuwabian Nation is a unique combination of Christianity, ancient Egyptian religion, and a few aliens thrown in for good measure. Founded by leader Dwight D. York in the ‘70s, the group has fallen on hard times since their leader was sentenced to 135 years in prison for sexually molesting children, in the largest prosecution for child molestation ever directed at a single person in the US.
“Hi, I’m Helen, and today I’m being made into a goth. I’m doing this because I’ve always wanted to rebel and see what it’s like to look different in public. Goths are normal people, too. Also, I want to be able to wear outrageous makeup for a day.”
“My name is Elouise, I’m 22 and I’m being tattooed all over. I’m doing this because I’ve always wanted loads of tattoos and once, when I was younger, I got a tattoo of Buddha on the back of my neck and it looks like a steaming poo, so I decided not to get another tattoo after that.”
“My name is Ken. I want to be a Star Trek fan because I’m a really crazy guy and I really like Star Trek, and I just want everyone to know I love Star Trek and I’m crazy!”
“I’m Iris, I’m 27 and I’m being turned into a human doll. I always wanted to be a doll when I was younger. I wanted to live in a big pink doll house and dress like a doll, so I’m here to have my dreams made true!”
“My name is Melanie and I’m 32. I’m being turned from a woman into a man. I’m doing this because I feel like men represent power and strength, and I’d really like women to feel powerful and strong, which is why I’m becoming a man for a day.”
“I’m Tabitha, I’m 29 and I live in London. Today, I’m being made into a drag queen because I’ve always liked things that are quite over the top. I’m still thinking of my drag queen name, so I’ll have to get back to you on that.”
“I’m Tom, I’m 22 and I’m from Brighton. Today, I’m becoming a juggalo. The reason is because I think they look kind of weird, and I like weird, subversive faces. Also, I think the music linked to them is pretty cool.”
“My name’s Jon, I’m 28 and I’m from Croydon. Today I’m being made into a pop star because I went to university and got a degree in pop recording and I want to be a really big pop star.”
Evelyn McHale jumped from Empire State building in 1947, people called it “The most beautiful suicide” after seeing this picture 4 minutes after her death.
Pennsylvania politician Budd Dwyer moments before he ended his life on live TV.
The burned remains of a victim of spontaneous human combustion.
A women falls from the top floor of the Genesee Hotel in 1942.
Taken in Bulgaria circa 1979 in the Dobritch region. A rural area known for high levels of occult and pagan practices, even today.
Franz Reichelt “the Flying Tailor”, who jumped to his death from the Eiffel Tower while testing a parachute of his own design.
The horrific aftermath of a terrible car accident in 1945.
The McQuilken brothers grinning, hair standing on end, unaware that they were minutes away from being struck by lightning while climbing Moro Rock in California’s Sequoia National Park.
The red car contained bomb that went off shortly after the picture was taken in Omagh, Northern Ireland. The man and child survived but the photographer died with 28 other people.
This picture taken by pair of hikers. Unbeknownst to them, the body of Saylor Guilliams can be seen in the background of the photo. Her curly red hair is visible.
Thank you for taking a look and have a great Tuesday evening!