Time Travel, Brain Scans, and FBI Drop-Ins: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of a QAnon Commune

February 17, 2023

After I started writing about QAnon, I started to receive a lot of these messages about getting friends or relatives out of the movement. The emails were filled with anguish, and a desire to reconnect with the person they knew before QAnon grabbed hold of them. Kiley started to describe herself online as a “targeted individual,” a term used by a thriving internet community of paranoiacs who believe they’re being pursued by shadowy forces. In the summer of 2020, Steinbart started to gather his followers together in a suburban Phoenix house. Isn’t that fun?”In the spring of 2020, Kiley moved into the Ranch.