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The End of the World Cult

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Michael Travesser

Michael Travesser says he's the Messiah and that God has told him the world will end with an apocalyptic event at midnight on 31st October 2007.

In this Channel 4 programme, filmmaker Ben Anthony goes into the heart of the cult to discover how Travesser exerts his influence.

Anthony hears teenage girls talking about desiring sex with their leader, discovers that this sexual activity extended to Travesser's own daughter-in-law, and meets parents who have left the cult and are desperately trying to prise their children from his grip.

Anthony also questions whether Travesser will lead his cult to suicide. Will this be another tragedy like Jonestown or Waco?

The End of the World Cult synopsis

This documentary delves into the world of Michael Travesser, leader of US cult Strong City, who claimed that 31st October 2007 would mark the end of the world

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