Tonight I did a little 10 minute or so candlelight vigil in memory of Lisa McPherson at the local org. I held my sign with Lisa's photo, lit my candle, and thought about Lisa McPherson, her family, what happened exactly 8 years ago, and about previous candlelight vigils.
The thing that most came to mind was that Scientologists blew out our candles as we held a vigil across the street from the Ft. Harrison Hotel where Lisa was held (I think this was 1997). It just made me think, what kind of people would hold a psychotic woman until she died? What kind of people would blow out candles at a vigil in memory of someone?
I read that Lisa was pronounced dead at 9:51pm on December 5, 1995. So at 9:51pm Florida time, I blew out my candle and went home.