Yesterday was supposedly slated as the “end of the world.” That is, according to Yuko Chino and her Pana Wave followers in Japan.
But the planet’s destruction has been postponed, reports Mainichi Daily News.
Likewise, Chino’s claim that she is “dying of cancer” seems to be a bit exaggerated. The “cult leader” has reportedly been on the brink of death for at least a decade.
Chino likes to indulge in drama regarding her health as well as the fate of humanity.
Expect the “coming end” to be an ongoing saga in installments. And it looks like media coverage may turn Pana Wave into a mini-series.
All this keeps Chino’s followers preoccupied and attentive.
Preeminent cult expert Margaret Singer has said, “Cult leaders are like con men, only the con never ends.”
Pana Wave seems to be a never-ending story.
What alarms the Japanese is that Chino’s hype about Armageddon reminds them of Aum cult leader Shoko Asahara. He decided to personally fulfill his doomsday predictions.
A former member says Chino is an unstable and delusion ridden woman, which certainly isn’t reassuring. And she loves some type of type of green tea pudding.
Marshall Applewhite, the leader of the suicide cult “Heaven’s Gate,” had a penchant for pudding too. The San Diego UFO group ingested a lethal concoction of vodka and barbiturates mixed into pudding.
But police apparently found nothing to worry about in a recent search of Pana Wave facilities, reports The Strait Times.
It seems that Chino’s delusions revolve around lost seals, dressing everyone in white and television spots.
Hopefully it will stay that way.