I’ll just start by saying that I’m obsessed with cults. Why am I obsessed with cults, you ask? Gosh, I wish I had an answer for you — they’ve just always fascinated me for some reason, maybe because I can’t picture myself giving up everything I have to follow someone blindly. (Except for maybe Beyoncé; is the BeyHive a cult?) With the terrifying new season of American Horror Story: Cult upon us, I couldn’t help but think about the famous real-life cults that have both intrigued and scared the sh*t out of me over the years. From the ones you probably know, like the Manson Family, to the ones you may not, here are seven sects that are crazy, dangerous, and creepy as f*ck.