In 1993, David Koresh and 82 Branch Davidians died during the raid on their compound in Waco. Then it was rebuilt. I was nearby years ago with some people and we decided to find it. When we did, we were able to go right in. Here's what I saw.
  1. It was not easy to find, but it was well-marked.
  2. Just inside the fence there's some kind of admin building and a big stone sign.
  3. Behind the sign is a memorial, a brick for each of the people that died.
  4. Including the unborn.
  5. Then there's nothing along the path for a bit, until you're near the church. We drove in, and although it looked empty, we always felt like we were being watched.
  6. Close to the church there's a stone with a quote from Revelations,
  7. a memorial for the four ATF officers who died during the raid,
  8. and a memorial for the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing, which happened the exact same day as the Waco siege, two years later.
  9. We drove all the way up to the church.
  10. There's a welcome,
  11. and a Gadsden flag.
  12. Past the church, we pulled around a turn and saw a line of double wides. Someone was standing in one of the windows looking at us, so we immediately turned around and drove back out.
  13. Needless to say, the entire experience was creepy as shit.