Group members changed their names.
All members took new names, most took names that ended in -ody.
They were not allowed to talk to their families.
The cult members occasionally called home but were not allowed to talk for more than a few minutes, and were closely supervised when calling.
Some members were castrated...by other members of the group.
Since the group wasn’t allowed to have sex, some group members were voluntarily castrated to control their sexual urges. This took place in their shared living space.
They were really into the Master Cleanse.
You know the diet where you are supposed to eat nothing and only drink lemon water and cayenne pepper and maple syrup to lose weight? Heaven’s Gate all did the Master Cleanse for three straight months in order to purify their bodies.
They were meticulous about money.
The group had a ledger where they kept track of all money they spent or earned. The final entry in the ledger was that one of the members found 6 cents on the ground.