Former Temple member Laurie Efrein Kahalas has a website at and is the author of the book, Snake Dance: Unravelling The Mysteries of Jonestown. In a reconstruction of the events of 18 November 1978 Efrein raises questions about who the gunmen at the Port Kaituma airstrip were, whether Jim Jones ordered the assassinations, why the available evidence that challenges the popular interpretation of the Jonestown deaths was never examined, and how the botched autopsies ruined the forensic record and thereby destroyed the last real opportunity to get to the heart of the truth. For this account, see

Yulanda (Crawford) Williams, a former Temple member who left Jonestown in 1978 and who provides a critical view from the African-American perspective, can be reached via email at

Leslie Wagner Wilson escaped from Jonestown with her two-year-old son strapped to her back on the morning of the mass deaths, 18 November 1978. Seven others left with her. She describes herself as follows: “Ms. Wilson grew up in Redwood Valley, the heart of the Peoples Temple, from the age of 12, and has a special perspective on life in the organization, the training techniques and the betrayal which led her to Jonestown. She would like to talk about her experiences as a member of an interracial family in Jonestown. Please contact her at for more information.”

Bryan and Christine Kravitz are former Temple members who would like to get in touch with old friends. (Christine’s last name in 1978 was Johnson; between 1979 and 1998, she was Christine Tarver.) Contact them at