")+(" was the symbol for the former Hono Intelligence Service 1901
, an Argentinian cult
with a setup that, in terms of sheer weirdness, rivaled Jim Jones
and Heaven's Gate
Contrary to the name, the cult was founded in Canuelas
in 1973 by a man named Carlos Jerez
. Jerez opened a "cancer
center" with a 1950s-style flying saucer UFO
Jerez somehow got a reputation as a miracle healer, and had hundreds of patients. He claimed to come from another planet. It wasn't long before the Argentinian government got curious and began investigating; they found out Jerez was medically incompetent. Jerez soon disappeared.
The )+( symbol is also identified with the UMMO Letters
outer-space cult in Europe.