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Jim Jones was the founder and leader of the People’s Temple.

On November 18, 1978, took place in Guyana, one of the largest mass suicides (or murder) in the world. It is reputed to be the largest loss of American civilian life (members of the Temple) in a non natural disaster, until September, 11.

909 people died in Jonestown, located in the Northwest of Guyana including Jim Jones.

Jonestown has been reclaimed by the surrounding forest and you wouldn’t even realise that it was once the scene of such a gruesome past.