The QAnon conspiracy web hinges on the belief that a "deep state" network of satanic cannibal pedophiles secretly controls the U.S. government, and that former President Donald Trump was sent by God to expose it.
Among the conspiracy web's seemingly infinite strands is a uniquely deranged belief regarding the late John F. Kennedy Jr. who tragically died in a plane crash in 1999. QAnon believers at the furthest fringes believe JFK Jr. faked his death in that plane crash, and that he'll soon make a messianic return to public life in order to serve as Trump's running mate and eventual vice president.
This past November, a series of Telegram posts from QAnon influencer Michael Brian Protzman led hundreds of conspiracy theorists to the Grassy Knoll in Dallas, Texas—the site of President John F. Kennedy's assassination—to await JFK Jr.'s return.
Though JFK Jr. didn't materialize, Protzman and remaining QAnon devotees remain camping out in Dallas, many of them having ceased communication with their families in the financially draining decision to stay.
A VICE report published last month detailed the increasingly cultist rhetoric that Protzman, who is now acting as their leader, has embraced. He's proclaimed he's "God's representative on earth" and participated in web chats supporting the supposed need for physical death in order to access the truth.
Now, concerned family member of one of the Dallas cult members reached out to the Dallas Observer with a startling revelation. The relative and her fellow QAnoners have taken to drinking a toxic chlorine dioxide solution—an ineffective method for warding off COVID-19.
The family told the Observer:
"She was proud to tell us that she was the one mixing it up and giving it to everybody."
Despite the FDA warning against the use of chlorine dioxide products to treat or prevent the virus that's killed more than 800 thousand Americans, the bogus remedy continues to be used, particularly among those who erroneously believe the virus or the vaccines were orchestrated to control the public.
The communal toxic solution was the latest indicator that the Dallas cult is a major concern.
Some fear that Dallas will end in a mass casualty event.
Many of the cultists have left their families—including spouses and children—to await the return of JFK Jr. in Dallas.