I just heard this story on the Beeb about a “cargo cult” in the South Pacific which has been around for 50 years!
One of the world’s last surviving cargo cults is celebrating its official 50th anniversary on Tanna island in Vanuatu.
The John Frum Movement worships a mysterious spirit that urged them to reject the teachings of the Church and maintain their traditional customs.
The cult was reinforced during WWII, when US forces landed with huge amounts of cargo – weapons, food and medicine.
Well, here’s to John Frum!