For hundreds of years, cults have fascinated many journalists and even ordinary people around the world.
In the documentaries, we are often intrigued by the stories behind these cults, their beliefs, way of thinking, and how they persuade people to join them which is often disturbing.
While there are hundreds of cults that are present today, we’ve compiled the list of the 8 most disturbing cults in history.
8.) School of Prophets: From polygamy to death rows
Founder Ron Lafferty murdered his brother’s wife and her toddler in 1984. He killed the woman because of her opposition to polygamy or multiple marriages. After two years of killing his brother’s wife, Lafferty later confessed that he committed the killing after a revelation from God.
Lafferty was sent to Utah’s death row; he died there in November 2019.
Ron Lafferty’s brother, Dan Lafferty, seen here in 2003, is serving a life sentence in connection to the murders.