This site is devoted to exposing the Yog-Sothoth-centered cult known as Throng of Shoggoths. To that aim we have collected data on the cult's history and known members.
According to Wikipedia, "'Doomsday cult' is an expression used to describe groups who believe in Apocalypticism and Millenarianism, and can refer both to groups that prophesy catastrophe and destruction, and to those that attempt to bring it about. A 1997 psychological study by Festinger, Riecken, and Schachter found that people turned to a cataclysmic world view after they had repeatedly failed to find meaning in mainstream movements." It is not uncommon for these sorts of groups to spring up and thrive during times of great strife or uncertainty. As such, the recent economic crises, combined with increased American religiosity and militia activity, were a perfect breeding ground for cult growth.
The first indications of Throng of Shoggoths' existence date to 2010, exclusively in the area in and around Birmingham, Alabama. Shadowy meetings between practitioners of occult ceremonial magick seems to have resulted in the formation of the cult. It remains small, originally beginning as three adepts and now totalling only five. The membership appears to be closed and rarely admits new initiates except in the case of turnover. Under normal circumstances a closed cult would be of less concern than one that actively seeks to expand its base, but the mystical and possibly criminal nature of Throng of Shoggoths is extremely concerning to this writer.
From what we have gathered, the cult is primarily concerned with the worship and evocation of extradimensional or otherwise alien beings known as the "Outer Gods," with principal focus on "Yog-Sothoth." Other beings known to be admired by this group are called "Azathoth," "Tulzscha," "Shub-Niggurath," and, cryptically enough, "The Nameless Mist." To our understanding, none of these entities exists in a normal body made of matter, but rather each is considered to be galactic in size and made almost exclusively of energy or some unknown form of cosmic stuff. The offspring of these "Outer Gods" are closer to regular matter, but are still considered giant by human standards, such as the building-sized entity Cthulhu, which the cult believes is actually currently living on Earth in a prison under the Pacific Ocean.
Further, there are even lower beings that are nonetheless terrifying to think of. The "Elder Things" are purely physical but resemble plants as much as animals and have an entirely predatorial view of all creatures that challenge their superiority. These "Elder Things" are said to have created the "shoggoths," the living construction equipment from which the cult take their name. A "shoggoth" is apparently a massive, gelatinous, spheroid creature of artificial design that takes the form of whatever organs and appendages it requires in order to do the jobs demanded of it. That the cult views themselves correspondingly as the so-called "heavy lifters" for their gods is disquieting. It is said that the "Elder Things'" civilization on Earth was destroyed by rebelling "shoggoths" but that they still have an underground hive somewhere in Antarctica.
Still other beings known by the cult include the "Great Race of Yith," who are time-travellers of a sort; the "Mi-go," a species of crustacean-like creatures of sentient fungus who have a supposed base of operations on Pluto; and the "flying polyps," a terrifying collective of beings so alien that we have almost no data on them, except that they were enemies to the "Elder Things" and apparently destroyed the civilization of the "Great Race of Yith." The cosmology followed by Throng of Shoggoths is completely insane, but appears from our admittedly superficial knowledge to be extremely complex, yet internally consistent, also serving as the fundamental basis for their active magickal work. That these ideas could be true is terrifying to consider.