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Defunct apocalyptic UFO cult, that was based on the island of Ibiza (Spain).

Gonzalez, leader of the Edelweiss sect, was condemned in 1991 to 168 years in prison for various crimes related to the abuse and corruption of minors.

The sect promised children who became the "chosen ones" a trip to two planets after a nuclear catastrophe that leaders predicted for 1992. Gonzalez depicted himself as an extraterrestrial or as a prince who was sent to earth to teach the children how to survive the end of the world.
Source: Ex-leader of apocalyptic sect killed, Reuters, Sep. 2, 1998

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