The Siege of Waco
The Waco siege is one of the most well-known catastrophes caused by the deadly combination of the US government and religious cults. The Branch Davidians are a religious group started in 1955 by a schism in the Shepherd’s Rod after the death of the found Victor Houteff. Houteff started the Davidians based on his prophecy that the apocalypse was imminent and involved the Second Coming of Jesus and the defeat of the evil armies of Babylon. The original group was located in a church on a hilltop east of Waco called Mount Carmel.