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YFZ temple bed

This photo was recovered during the April 2008 raid on the YFZ “Ranch” in Eldorado, Texas. No one but a few faithful followers really believed it was “the gardener’s bed” as claimed.

And then there was the white bed. Investigators’ photographs taken in the YFZ Ranch temple show an adult-size bed with railings that appear to fold up like a crib’s. On the bed’s rumpled linens, investigators said they had found a long hair. A document that Childress had not seen but was obtained by TEXAS MONTHLY appears to be instructions for the construction of a similar bed. It describes a bed “covered with a sheet, but it will have a plastic cover to protect the mattress from what will happen on it.” It also described “padded sides that can be pulled up that will hold me in place as the Lord does His work with me.” What in the world was going on here? With God on Their Side, Texas Monthly, October 2009

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