It Was in 1978



Jim Jones was best known as the cult leader of the Peoples Temple who led more than 900 followers in a mass suicide via cyanide-laced punch known as the Jonestown Massacre.

The young generation may be unaware of this individual.

His name was on the front pages of newspapers around the world and became the topic of discussion when it was discovered that his so-called church was nothing more than a cult.

This topic was chosen to relate to you the sequence of events that led to the eventual mass murder suicide in Guyana, South America.

We begin with his biography.


Jim Jones   From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The link from Wikipedia details the full history of Jim Jones.

The story of the People's Temple cult led by Jim Jones and the events involving its move to Guyana and its eventual mass suicide.

The link below is a film made about the events as they occurred.


Guyana Tragedy The Story of Jim Jones


Jonestown The Life and Death of Peoples Temple

This feature-length docudrama tracks the final build-up to a horrific doomsday: the infamous mass murder and suicides of Jim Jones’ cult followers in the jungles of Guyana, where over 900 men, women, and children died on November 18th, 1978. Using extensive dramatic re-enactments, newly-released U.S. government information, as well as archival footage and interviews, Jonestown: Paradise Lost goes beyond ‘official reality’ to take the viewer deep into the inner workings of this monstrous cult and its apocalyptic end.


Jim Jones Cult - The Peoples Temple


The Life and Death of Peoples Temple

Jonestown Cult Suicides - The True Story - Documentary

Jim Jones - Jonestown Massacre - Final Report - Full Documentary

Published on Jun 22, 2014

"Jonestown" was the informal name for the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project formed by the Peoples Temple, an American religious organization under the leadership of Jim Jones, in northwestern Guyana. It became internationally notorious when on November 18, 1978, 918 people died in the settlement, at the nearby airstrip in Port Kaituma, and in Georgetown, Guyana's capital city. The name of the settlement became synonymous with the incidents at those locations.
A total of 909 Temple members died in Jonestown, all but two from apparent cyanide poisoning, in an event termed "revolutionary suicide" by Jones and some members on an audiotape of the event and in prior discussions. The poisonings in Jonestown followed the murder of five others by Temple members at Port Kaituma, including United States Congressman Leo Ryan. Four other Temple members died in Georgetown at Jones' command.
To a certain extent, the actions in Jonestown were viewed as a mass suicide; some sources, including Jonestown survivors, regard the event as mass murder.[1][2] It was the largest such event in modern history and resulted in the largest single loss of American civilian life in a deliberate act until the events of September 11, 2001.


Jonestown Cult Suicides - The True Story - Documentary

Peoples Temple Documentary

Jim Jones Massacre Survivor tells His story

News Conference With Stephan Jones After The Jonestown Massacre


KQED's A Closer Look: People's Temple, November 20, 1978

The Final Report-Jonestown Documentary

CIA and Jonestown


Tommy Richards It's frustrating to listen to Jackie Speier when she says @ about 1:30, "I always kind of... shake my head in disbelief when they refer to 'it' as a suicide... those people.. were not in.. control of their... minds. They had been brainwashed." She is not so cleverly trying to justify the lies that were told by our government and media that they committed suicide when in fact most of them (maybe all of them) were murdered in cold blood. THAT is an atrocity that SHE perpetuates (and many others do as well).

cbthethird I cant believe no one in the press ever made any kind of mention about Jim Jones repeatedly ordering his Security to get Dwyer out of the Pavillion. Someone doesn't hear him right, so Jones even says D-W-Y-E-R very clearly into the microphone...

Rei Nies 2:58 does anybody who edited this clip back then even pay attention that Ryan's shirt is white? 3:10 'the enlarged party walks out towards the aircraft' Ryan Is on the left side of the man with the beige jacket. He is NOT the guy who walks to the pilot to shake his hand. Jeez. Even in "informative documentaries" people mess up.

wattage2007 3 minutes. "Congressman Ryan went over to shake the pilot's hand" Wrong! That's clearly Dwyer.

cbthethird I wonder why NONE of these conspiracy videos touch on any of the really relevant facts. Like why was Jones' body initially found on the steps of his cabin (the west house) and later he was found in the Pavillion. Ask Jeff Brailey about that- he was the first of the US medics on the scene. Ghosts of November is his book.  One thing I have never been able to reconcile is the body count. NO WAY that there could have been such discrepancy. BTW_ that's Jeff Brailey at 8:00, why not let him say a little more?

Philip Dennany 9-11? Waco? and very many other covert operations suggest that you under ratel US.gov capability here at home.

The Theflowoflove Tim Carters account is highly questionable.

Cbaby Rip Mr. Ryan and all the other victims of that day.

RobBottin @cookieman38111 Richard Dwyer died years ago.

Krys Antemo Exactly! corpses were composed afterward on the scene to make it appear a mass suicide and, if you notice, have been reassembled in households whose members embrace one other .. impossible!

Laura Kenney still chilling, even after all these years. oddly enough, most young people don't seem to know anything about this horrible event! so thank you for posting this for us

Melanie Deal  Have y'all noticed Jim Jones had on the same red shirt from the night before?

Stagedoorjenny This clip is annoying me. At 3:18 it is DWYER who goes over to shale the pilot's hand NOT Ryan. Ryan is in the white shirt to his left as they are walking towards the plane. Dwyer is in a yellow jacket on the right. Then later at 3:56 it shows the same clip but says it's DWYER "Peeling off from the group seconds before the tractor arrives". Yeah.. he's going to shake the hand of the pilot. How is that so hard to notice? No wonder mistakes get out when the media do a half-arsed research job..

aasharae Ok but why would they let him read the note? Why tell him about it at all?

YOUNG SWANNY, Of course, there was a technicality in court am I, right folks

r. chloe From the sources I've read, I thought Tim Carter's wife had cooperated with the poisoning of both herself and their son before he could do anything to stop it and he just got to them in time to watch them die. But it's been about 10 years since I researched much on this subject so maybe I've forgotten a lack of continuity in his other interviews.

Kwimalo @aplus1984 I imagine it's hard to type with no opposable thumbs.

Gina Jones I do believe it was a huge coverup ... folks deserve to know .. that's the big brother

t4705mb6 Yes ... the huge majority of Jonestown victims WERE "injected" .. injected by lead BULLETS!!! They were SHOT!

Craig why would the CIA be involved, what's their purpose?
this compilation of videos needs to be reedited. British announcer says it's Ryan who goes to shake hands with the pilot. but, jones is wearing a blue button-down shirt. it is CIA operative, Richard Dwyer that is in the yellow jacket pulls away from the group, and shakes hands with the pilot.

many were shot by a gunshot to the back of the head just another 911 just for them just us

cookieman38111 @Greatersend I was just wondering what his history was after this happened. Kind of like Marrel McCollough, the MPD informant that infiltrated Dr. King's group and was with him when he was killed in Memphis. He went to the CIA a year or two after this.

cbthethird I also couldn't believe when I obtained the FBI files on the incident, all the survivors of the airstrip shooting said that GDF SOLDIERS WERE THERE AND DIDNT HELP THEM. THEY WATCHED AS THE DEATH SQUAD MURDERED RYAN!!!

John's Discursive Flout "The killing of the Congressman at the airstrip had all the earmarks of a professional military hit. How do we know? The eyewitness journalists who wrote of the assassination described it as "silent, calm, brutal, carefully planned and mercilessly executed’" by well-trained killers. "-Jonestown San Diego State University.

Here is how I see it. MK Ultra may not be exactly what you are thinking it is. I honestly don't think it is mind control. I think it is a secret project used by the Cia and our government to control the people. Not mind control per se but using techniques to convince folks to follow a certain belief. They are testing who all it works on and how effective it is. Notice how most of the politicians involved with Jones are Democrats? Notice which party is always saying they want to help people then they use them? I think it is our government trying to control the populace as a whole to sway them into giving the government full control of our lives without having to use brute force, but of course, it doesn't always work as they plan. I could be 100% wrong but I find what I said much more believable than the government using mind control. Off about Lsd and the other drugs used on people, It isn't so much mind control as inhibitions and other things that cloud reasoning are affected by the drugs hence easier to control your actions.

j.c.m hard core metal fan CIA had nothing to do with Jonestown just the senator


bluenail90 Why didn't they approach the plane more closely before opening fire? They would have got them all.

kansasthunderman1 If Jones Town wasn't a government/CIA operation, then Saudi Arabia wasn't behind the 9-11 attacks.

Erg Noor People totally miss the point thinking that it's Peoples Temple that been under the MK-Ultra project...the Irony is that they were among those who escaped it...you, the people of America are under the MK-Ultra project, believing total bullshit about these poor people who simply died for their dream to be free and step further as a human beings. No mind control, no *isms, no coercion...but yes, they succeeded in building a community. COMMUNIty. McCarthystic CIA ended all that.

Rob Macfarlane Your constant reference to the CIA is probably without merit. Jonestown was an operation concocted and put into motion by the Russians. Jones was trying to have the Russians be part of his commune / "agricultural experiment." Jones tried to lease 25,000 acres of the jungle from the Guyanese government. The government cut that back to 3,000 for 25 cents an acre for the first five years. The Guyanese govt. originally wanted Jones to put up a million dollars minimum investment. They originally settled for $400,000. for the first 2 years. The church was to cultivate and occupy the land. The CIA did not have any involvement in the settlement. Not in the beginning. Not ever.