Strange & Unexplained


#38 Order of The Solar Temple

December 21, 2020
The Order of the Solar Temple also known as the International Order of Chivalry Solar Traditions was a New Age Religious Movement that has roots in the Knights Templar. The Knights Templar  was a Catholic led religious/military order formed during the 12th century among the years of the French Revolution. Originally formed with the intent of protecting Christian pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land during the time of the Crusades, the group was disbanded by King Philip the 4th of France. However the Order of the Solar Temple is drastically different from its previous ordained intentions, the Solar Temple was preparing for the worlds apocalypse set to happen in the 1990's. However years and years of failed prophecies led to a weakening of the groups faith and eventually between 1994-97, 74 members joined a “higher spiritual plane”. But did the participants willingly drink the kool-aid or did something far darker and more sinister happen inside those temple walls?

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