Episode 6: The Ozarks UFO Messiah

Our story in this episode originates straight from out of the tent revivals of old, and ends with a pyramid built deep in the Ozark hills. This story has it all: UFOs. Nazis. Sex. Murder.  The death of a wealthy widow at the Yahweh City Commune in Phelps County, Missouri  kicked off a series of events that caused a whole scheme to unravel. A scheme of a man who promised salvation from an impeding nuclear holocaust via thousands of UFOs, if you could pay for it.  Joseph Jeffers was the self proclaimed Messiah of the Yahweh cult and founder of Yahweh City.  This is his story.

Here’s a photo of the “Temple of Yehoshua”

These are some of the sources we found particularly helpful in our research for this episode:

Cult Stirs Controversy

Wealthy Richmond Widow Influenced by Cult Leader

Minister, Wife Tried on Sex Charges

Jeffers vs The United States

Joe Jeffers and the Kingdom of Yahweh (Excellent Blog)

Charges against Two Yahweh City Sect Members Dropped

Information on the Jonesboro Church Wars

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