Jesse from Montana posted a comment on the death of Elizabeth Clare Prophet, the co-founder (with her first husband Mark Prophet) and former leader of The Church Universal and Triumphant, a Theosophist/New Age, UFO-believing, rock-and-roll and homosexuality-hating doomsday survivalist cult. In the mid-1980s Prophet prophesied a massive earthquake in California and an imminent nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. The church eventually purchased the Forbes Ranch near Gardiner, Montana.
It turns out that I come from the same general place that she did (Red Bank, on the the north New Jersey coast), though I didn’t know it until I read her obituary.
Prophet’s daughter Tatiana has written about her mother; her son Sean published a Webzine called Black Sun Journal. Here is a list of some of the church’s stranger beliefs, compiled by Tatiana and published in Black Sun–many of them (that Elizabeth and her husband Mark were the two witnesses foretold in Revelation; the hollow earth and the mole people, for example) familiar to readers of CULTS, CONSPIRACIES, AND SECRET SOCIETIES, as they turn up in other groups as well. W. Cleon Skousen and the international bankers are there too.