Investigations, Reflections and Articles
by Laurie Efrein Kahalas

Laurie Efrein Kahalas, a long-time Temple member and author of Snake Dance, created the website which now appears on this site here. She can be reached through

What in the World Happened at Jonestown, Guyana on November 18, 1978? (2023) NEW

It’s the Driver’s Inset, Stupid! (2022)

The River, written in 1990/1991, published in May 2022

Final Witness: The Legacy of Marceline Jones (2022)

Not Like the Others: The View from Forty Years Hence (2018)

I Rest This Case: In Defense of “In Plain Sight” (2013)

The Song of the Unmarked Graves (2011)

The Notorious Incident in L.A. (2008)

IN PLAIN SIGHT: Proof that it was NOT Peoples Temple Who Killed the Congressman, a continuing investigation

Debunking a Disturbing Myth: An Analysis of the Jonestown Video by Matthew Thomas Farrell (2003)

Did Government Assassins Own a Tractor?: A Response to “In Plain Sight”, by Christopher Knight-Griffin (2008)

Did Government Assassins Own a Tractor? Laurie Efrein Kahalas Responds to Chris Knight Griffin (2009)

A Distasteful Task, by Mike Cartmell (2009)

Allegory: The Prophetic Text That Preceded the Tragedy (2006)

A Blessing Ceremony, To Restore the Dignity and Integrity of the Souls Who Perished at Jonestown (2005)

Peoples Temple Was Not a “Cult of Assassins” (2004)

A Different Course (2003) (1998-2004)