posted on May, 6 2003 @ 02:46 AM
Members of Japanease cult Pana Wave Laboratory, belive that the world will be devastated by natural disasters on May 15.
Members, clad themselve entirely in white to protect from electomagnetic waves, which they say made thier 69 yr old leader gravely ill.
The group -apparently an off shoot of a religious group that emerged about 30 yrs ago- belives there will be a reversal of the magnetic poles,
causing tidal waves and earthquakes.
A white masked member, on the 5 of May, read a garbled message he said was an "emergency statement" from the groups leader that contained the line:
"people without the ears to hear will all face death."
A pamphlet issued last year by the religious cult that evolved into Pana Wave Laboratory said that if their leader died, they should "exterminate all
humankind at once."
Currently, the group of about 50 members, is camped on a unused road in the mountainous village of Kiyomi. After beind moved on twice when faced with
the threat of arrests since a tense five day stand-off.
Japanese authorities say the group is unlikely to pose adanger to the general public the greater danger being a mass suicide of group members.