Who was Krishna Venta, the California cult leader who said he was The Christ? Did he really say he came to Earth in a rocket ship? Why, in the 1940s, did this ex-convict wear long hair? Why did his followers wear robes but no shoes? Had he truly been in an insane asylum? Was he, as some allege, a "precursor" to Charles Manson? Why did he & nine others die in 1958 in what proved to be a suicide bombing? These were but a few of my questions when I began my search for Krishna Venta...