Leader's Body is Mummified and Worshiped by Bizarre Cult

A man Colorado man returned home to find cult members worshiping a dead body in his home!

In May, a man called the local police to report he had found a dead body in his home. While somewhat alarming, it is not such an unusual call for police. The Saguache County Sheriff’s Office just figured this was either going to be a routine call for someone who had passed away at home or perhaps something more nefarious but not out of the realm of "normal" police work.

What they did not expect to find was a mummified corpse, wrapped in Christmas lights, with glitter around empty eye sockets. The body was ensconced in a sleeping bag, lying on a bed, surrounded by "some kind of shrine," according to a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.

Although both the coroner's office and law enforcement have not been able to identify the body through fingerprints, it allegedly belongs to Lia "Amy" Carlson, the leader of the Love Has Won cult, who often goes by the name "Mother God."

When a man walked into a Colorado police station last week to report a dead body in his home, the officers dispatched to the scene were likely not expecting to discover a mummified corpse, wrapped in Christmas lights, with glitter around empty eye sockets. The body was ensconced in a sleeping bag, lying on a bed, surrounded by "some kind of shrine," according to the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office.

Although both the coroner's office and law enforcement have not been able to identify the body through fingerprints, it allegedly belongs to Lia "Amy" Carlson, the leader of the Love Has Won cult, who often goes by the name "Mother God."

The man who called the police about Carlson's body, Miguel Lamboy, claimed to be a member of Love Has Won and said he found the body after returning to his home, where several other members of the group were staying while he was out of town. Seven adults were found and arrested in conjunction with Carlson's death; however, there were also two children — aged two and 13 — in the home at the time officers arrived. They appear to be in good health, but all seven adults will face child abuse charges.

According to investigators, the cult members -- other than Lamboy, who had the peace of mind to call the police - don't see this as a crime. They say that this is their leader's "ascension."

Just Who Was Amy Carlson?

Now, a larger public investigation seeks to identify who Amy Carlson was, what she was teaching this group, and why her body was mummified in a bizarre shrine by members of her own cult. Carlson claimed on the group's now-defunct website that she was on her "534th reincarnation in my quest to recover my beloved Planet" and that her past lives included Jesus Christ and Marilyn Monroe.

The early history of the cult is not entirely documented, but according to Amy Carlson's children, who have since spoken out, the cult started about 15 years ago. That's when they said Carlson abandoned her family to teach “spiritual intuitive ascension sessions.”

Although the cult appeared to be a local organization, with a few members living with Carlson, one former follower — Andrew Profaci — said that Love Has Won reached thousands of people, often recruiting people through social media and YouTube videos. A Vice News documentary from March 2021 detailed how Carlson would promise her followers "a superior alternative reality" if they provided the organization with financial compensation.

An investigation into Carlson's death is ongoing, with all seven people likely to be charged, as officers begin to piece together other damages that Love Has Won caused. But for now, members continue not to mourn but to celebrate.

“Her essence left the body of Amy Carlson at 12:22,” one follower posted on Facebook. “She is indeed happy now.”


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