A word of warning: this post is not for the squeamish. If you're feeling particularly delicate at the moment, don't read the rest of this. Look, I'll even make it easy for you - just don't click on the link below if you want something fun to read. Go and read my Knightmare article instead.
You may well have heard of Jonestown - it started as a settlement in Guyana in 1974 formed by cult leader Jim Jones, and ended in mass suicide in 1978. Read the Wikipedia article for the full details.
And at the bottom of that Wikipedia article, you will spot a link: 'Audio recording of mass suicide'. And sure enough, there it is: a link to the 45 minute MP3. Sound quality as clear as day. I must say, I didn't get past the first five minutes of Jones' speech at the start; it was just too upsetting.
I know I shouldn't be amazed by what you can find on the net any more. I know you can get bodies squelching all over the shop if you so desire. But the sheer clarity of recording of such a moment... you feel like you're there. And to be sitting at your computer one minute, and the next be put into such a situation... I'm just sitting here stunned. And sickened. Not that I think it shouldn't be there. It's worth a million lectures on the dangers of cults.
But I mean... just... fucking hell.