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DRONE FLYOVER FINALE: Getting a close look at Scientology’s secret New Mexico compound

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And here we are, at the end of our weekly series of dramatic footage shot by an anonymous drone pilot who has flown over Scientology’s most secret compounds.

Five weeks ago, we started this series with a view of Scientology’s secretive international management base (“Int Base”). Four weeks ago our pilot flew us over the even more secret “CST” headquarters compound in the mountains above Los Angeles, where we believe Scientology leader David Miscavige stashed away his wife Shelly eleven years ago. Three weeks ago we got an unprecedented look at the ranch in San Luis Obispo County where Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard died in 1986. Two weeks ago, he took us over Scientology’s vault location in the Sierra foothills of California, the Lady Washington Mine. And last week, we got a look at another secretive “CST” underground vault site owned by the church, one which is located in California’s far northern coast, near the town of Petrolia.

For his final act, our anonymous pilot this week has taken us over perhaps that most iconic of CST vault locations, the secret complex in New Mexico near the town of Trementina.

The property is in a very remote location, and isn’t easy to get to, as John Sweeney and Marc Headley learned a couple of years ago. Here’s a map showing its location in relation to Albuquerque and Santa Fe…

 
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The compound is pretty easily spotted and prominently labeled on Google Earth, and the CST logo carved into the high desert is easily visible, along with the nearby landing strip…

 
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The vault itself is carved into the side of a cliff between the airstrip and the CST logo. In past years, a house had been built to camouflage it. Dylan Gill, the former CST worker, called it the “ventilation house” — it was more a prop than a dwelling…

 
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But as you’ll see in the video, that house has been removed entirely. Now, a fake rock wall covers up the vault entrance, and there’s a new structure that’s been built down the hill from the opening itself.

 
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Here’s a closer look at that new building, and what appears to be ongoing work on the grounds around it…

 
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And the vault entrance…

 
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On the way to the CST logo, there’s the stately LRH House, where L. Ron Hubbard, once he returns to Earth in a new body, will have a luxurious place to live until he’s ready to take over the reins of Scientology again.

 
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And here’s the breathtaking footage itself. You know the drill. Go full screen and soak up the incredible detail recorded by the 4K camera.

 

 
There is one more CST property, located in Wyoming. But our drone pilot says that he didn’t find any online evidence that structures or a vault had been built there yet, and so he decided not to attempt a flyover there.

We are grateful that he did make such amazing flights over Scientology’s other secret locations. We’ve never seen them in such detail. And he included links at his YouTube page so anyone can download the files in full and use them however they want, he says.

We don’t know who he is, and after sending us a final message, he deleted his email account.

Now, there’s just his YouTube account, where he refers to himself as Angry Thetan. What a mystery! And what footage!

Here it all is again. Let’s hope the videos stay up indefinitely.

1. Scientology’s secretive 500-acre international management base, “Int Base” or “Gold Base,” near Hemet, California…

 

 
2. The Church of Spiritual Technology’s headquarters compound, near Lake Arrowhead, California, where we believe Shelly Miscavige has lived and worked since 2005.

 

 
3. The “Whispering Winds” ranch near Creston, California, where L. Ron Hubbard lived out his final three years in seclusion, dying there on January 24, 1986…

 

 
4. The Lady Washington Mine, in the Sierra foothills near Tuolumne, California…

 

 
5. The dramatic spaceship-shaped vault structure at the CST property on the northern California coast near the town of Petrolia…

 

 
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Paulette_Cooper‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely’ audiobook now on sale

Audible.com has released the audiobook version of The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper and you can get the book for free if you’re signing up at Audible for the first time!

Read by the author (that’s us), the book tells the incredible tale of a journalist who was among the first to expose Scientology’s controversies, and nearly paid for it with her life. Go to Audible’s website for more details — [US version] [UK version]

To support the Audible launch, Paulette Cooper joined us for an “Ask Me Anything” session at Reddit on September 29, which covered a lot of topics about the book and about this website.

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on October 12, 2016 at 07:00

E-mail tips and story ideas to tonyo94 AT gmail DOT com or follow us on Twitter. We post behind-the-scenes updates at our Facebook author page. After every new story we send out an alert to our e-mail list and our FB page.

Our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, is on sale at Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions. We’ve posted photographs of Paulette and scenes from her life at a separate location. Reader Sookie put together a complete index. More information about the book, and our 2015 book tour, can also be found at the book’s dedicated page.

Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of L.A. attorney and former church member Vance Woodward
UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists
GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice
SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

Other links: Shelly Miscavige, ten years gone | The Lisa McPherson story told in real time | The Cathriona White stories | The Leah Remini ‘Knowledge Reports’ | Hear audio of a Scientology excommunication | Scientology’s little day care of horrors | Whatever happened to Steve Fishman? | Felony charges for Scientology’s drug rehab scam | Why Scientology digs bomb-proof vaults in the desert | PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | Scientology’s Private Dancer | The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill | Scientology boasts about assistance from Google | The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

Our Guide to Alex Gibney’s film ‘Going Clear,’ and our pages about its principal figures…
Jason Beghe | Tom DeVocht | Sara Goldberg | Paul Haggis | Mark “Marty” Rathbun | Mike Rinder | Spanky Taylor | Hana Whitfield

 

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  • Mockingbird

    I am surprised no one announced the Scientology handling to upsets over the recent Trump remarks. Everyone that was upset by them is encouraged to word clear the remarks then create a clay demo to give the concepts mass.

    After that they will be bullbaited with Trump’s remarks until they can easily confront them.

    Imagine if your daughter got Trump’s remarks screamed at her by a course supervisor.

    Scientology has the solution to all your problems. Remember the two rules for happy living that contained be willing to experience anything. Anything includes the way Trump treats people. Not for me.

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Sunny

      It warms my heart everyday to see comments about Scn and its con all over the place, everywhere. They may keep the hard cores and that is about it.

      • Ella Raitch

        You can have the satisfaction of knowing you helped to build that awareness, Sunny

        • Sunny

          Thanks. Doesn’t feel like I have ever done enough. So much more to be done still.

  • Hamtaro

    Just took a full battery of STD tests today. Mostly ok, but the bad news is it turns out I have a terrible case of gonno…gonnor…gonnareallymakefunofscientologsts. To make matters worse, it turns out there’s no cure.

    • Mockingbird

      I have the same thing ! Good thing we are in the golden age of J & d !

    • Jimmy3

      I had to get tested recently as well. Some lady who barely spoke English called and said, “You have her pees?” I laughed because what the fuck? Why would I have her pee? But maybe they need that too? Is that a thing? So I asked,. “You need to test a sample from her too?”

      “Yes. She should get tested as soon as possible. You have her pees?”

      No, you weirdo. I don’t just have other people’s pee handy in case I need it for some stupid test. I don’t even think she was a real doctor.

      • flyonthewall

        she meant peas as in the vegetable you retard

        • Jimmy3

          Ohhhh… Like frozen? To use as an ice pack? That actually makes sense.

          • flyonthewall

            *nods*

        • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

          It’s not a vegetable.

          From Wikipedia:
          The pea is most commonly the small spherical seed or the seed-pod of the pod fruit Pisum sativum. Each pod contains several peas. Pea pods are botanically fruit, since they contain seeds and developed from the ovary of a (pea) flower.

          • flyonthewall

            i don’t wanna hear none of that bullshit! Vege’s are green, peas are green, ergo peas are fruit…I MEAN VEGE’S! Peas are vege’s. See now you got me all discombobulated, thnx a lot

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              Is Jimmy a vegetable then?

            • flyonthewall

              …yes

            • Jimmy3

              So that makes you a fruit, right?

            • flyonthewall

              that’s it, I’m out

            • Jimmy3

              Good chats, my little peach

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              Ugh. That just put me off vegetables for life – no offence, Jimmy (actually that was kind of offensive).

          • Sunny

            Oh my gawd I forgot what a riot the night crowd is.

      • was she Italian and/or from Malta?
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtvDCiHfYQ0

      • Mockingbird
    • grundoon

      STD+ (Sciloon Taunting and Drollery)

    • Mockingbird
    • iampissed

      Ok really you made me spit beer..I don’t lose beer…Thanks.

  • grundoon

    With the old ventilation house, it looked as if trucks could drive right into the vault. That doesn’t look possible with the new entrance. I wonder if the archives are now complete and they are going to seal it off and wait for armageddon. They’ll still need to go in occasionally to check for leaks, repair the occasional semicolon, and pump fresh xenon into Jimmy Hoffa’s crystal casket.

  • grundoon

    A normal house has a bunch of vents on the roof above bathrooms and gas fueled appliances. On the LRH house I’m seeing only a couple of vents next to the garage – maybe for water heater, furnace, and bathroom? and on the other side, a chimney that is probably for a fireplace. Won’t Ron need to poop when he comes back? Did they really build him a mansion with only one toilet?

    • Kestrel

      There are four, maybe five, stack vents on the roof of the LRH house. They are easier to see when the drone passes over it.

  • Observer

    She sure fought hard for Leah’s religious freedom

    https://twitter.com/kirstiealley/status/785224800553672704

    • FIFH:
      “TY..I’ve fought for human, civil, and religious rights my whole life. This is a complex election. A complex world. Smoke Coke & Mirrors at play”

      • Observer

        snort!

        • Mockingbird

          Kirstie Alley did the snorting. Stick to your own lines – not her lines.

      • And a drunk thetan in her mirror.

    • Mockingbird

      Smoke and mirrors or idiots and a liar ?

    • Cheers!!!………. *Burp*

    • Mockingbird

      I’ve fought to suppress human, civil and religious rights my whole life. I will continue to support liars and abusers of women and men. It’s my habit. Kirstie Alley.

    • Mymy88

      Sure you have Kirstie. But what about your refusal to listen to the thousands and thousands of people decrying how scientology has ruined their lives, and or torn apart their families resulting in psychological harm and trauma especially to the innocent children. Do you want to know where all these stories are? Or have you been advised by someone to ignore them and/or that they are ALL lies. BTW they are all over the effing place! Are you having trouble finding them? Because like I said THERE ARE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF THEM. I’ll be happy to show you around if you would like. Otherwise, if there is a hell, I’ll expect you’ll end up there. Just saying.

    • iampissed

      Is there an underground program where you get paid
      by Twitter?

      • Observer

        I wish

      • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

        Well for celebrities, there is WhoSay.

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      “A complex world. Smoke & Mirrors at play”

      Look around the poker table; If you can’t see the sucker, you’re it.

  • Observer
    • Jimmy3

      Putin wants to make a shirt out of that thing on Donald’s head. Hand it over willingly and there will be no war.

      • Frodis73

        I can always count on you to make me laugh…esp when it comes to Trump.

    • Mockingbird

      That is fucking great that the dude who told me the Cause Resurgence Rundown was proof of Hubbard’s recall of whole track advanced technology thinks we are brainwashed.

      He proudly boasted about how great the gains are delivered at Flag every day.

      I told him the cause resurgence rundown is running around a track. That isn’t proof of any advanced technology.

      John Mappin is a Scientologist and it really shows.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Good lord he never fails to chap my ass.

      • Hey Todd, did you see my post about the Film Festival tomorrow night in Larkspur? The Theroux film screens at 6PM.

    • kemist

      Siding with the Communists nao ?

      Look doofus, I’ll tell you the sooper secrit reason Russia wants Trump for president : he’s dumb as a bag of broken hammers.

      If you had to choose an opponent in the subtle game of smoke and mirrors that is politics, who would you pick ?

    • Hamtaro

      The one word John Mappin needs to M9 is “delusional.”

    • I need T-P for my bunghole!

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Ruh-roh!
    Remember the “I have a Thetan who does things to my mirror” gal? :O
    (refresh)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7e90063803d33507f6e9ed678ba2c3bdd95e38a9fb37bd30c0abc6d64e2918ff.png

    • i don’t recall this one, but it reminded me of the gay dude that was going to Clearwater to try and fix everything after an R-Factor … whatever happened to him?

    • Jimmy3

      Reference:. “Great with kids! Seems to really love them and enjoys spending time with them. Great nanny… But she’s a horrible housekeeper. Everytime she left we’d find these huge smudges all over the mirrors… I don’t know what she was using to clean them.”

      • Todd Tomorrow

        She is the biggest nut case on Black Rob’s site. She constantly complains about people who post too much calling them”space stealers” yet she post about her parking wins at Walmart. Then she went in search of a 2d. Completely bat shit crazy.

        • Jimmy3

          You really believe the girl who sought advice on removing a trapped alien spirit from her mirror is a nut case? Crazy people don’t ask for help.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        This happens 100% of the time when Windex tech is not applied correctly…
        (refresh)
        https://i.ytimg.com/vi/heatMKDCFEk/maxresdefault.jpg

    • Todd Tomorrow

      I need someone to scrub out my toilets and change the oil in my fleet of used cars.

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      Really troubling things in that thread. For instance, IIRC at about 10-15 pages a mediator (who happens to be a scientologist) reports her court-appointed divorcing scientologist couple’s case to OSA before she checked in with the court.

      Don’t know what happened with that. To me, it seemed like dereliction of duty that should’ve cost her her license.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        I remember her well and her elevator wins.

        • HillieOnTheBeach

          I think her flakiness warrant her reappearance in the thread a few times.

          Another troubling instance is the guy dying of a terminal illness and announces he will soon drop his body. Responses all go in the way of “Yay! Lucky dog. So happy for you!”

          Wha?!

          • JaxNGold

            That just kills me. He’s dying of a terminal illness but has convinced himself it’s voluntary. WTF.

    • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

      ? Moonlighting?

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        Scheduling around being at the Atlanta Org.

        • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

          Lame way to Iive. Struggling for absolutely nothing.

    • Liberated

      The times she says she wants work are the exact times the kids are in school.
      People usually hire sitters for after school time, say 2:30-6:00. Good luck dear.

  • Jimmy3

    I don’t want to do this anymore. Give me back my assport so I can leave.

    • assports.com

      • iampissed

        Don’t give DM ideas.

    • What’sup

      Funny you should mention that. While watching Luke Cage I mentioned to Mrs sup that my Bunker buddy Jimmy3 apparently looks like him.

      We would very much like to invite you here for a sandwich. After, maybe something to eat.

      • Jimmy3

        Okay, but always forward. Never back.

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Sorry, I’ve been kind of MIA for a while. Have we already made all the Existenz references?

  • Belfast presents DM using the two worst ever photos. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/church-of-scientology-to-open-national-affairs-office-in-dublin-35125356.html

    I have to wonder about this table where he has to stretch his fingers to reach it. Is it a Chinese table?

    • OOkpik

      “Scientology Dublin mission Executive Director Ger Collins announced
      in a Facebook post that there will be 10 full-time staff living in the
      premises.”

      Yeh! they’re called RPFers.

      • Yes.. They need a Force to Rehabilitate their new Project

    • iampissed

      No he’s channeling Mickey Mouse.

      • Now that you say it… Isn’t there picture where Mickey Mouse stand just like that?

        • iampissed

          Well it’s the four fingered thing. Mickey only has four.

  • flyonthewall

    prime minister of Malaysia is bad

    • What’sup

      Prime minister of Phillipines is even worse.

      • iampissed

        Ha

  • flyonthewall

    There’s a whole deal going on with these drones — we’re going to figure it out. I always figure things out. But there’s a whole sinister deal going on.

  • What’sup
  • iampissed

    Fly what’s up with Playboy! They are going online only.
    What of the days of stealing your dads copy and hiding in the
    bathroom? Now has got to wait for the old man to have a computer
    crash so you can look at his cache. Not easy in a bathroom!
    ETA…and now it really is about the articles.

    • Kestrel

      The last thing I want to do in a bathroom is look at some other guy’s cache.

      • iampissed

        True nuf

    • flyonthewall

      dafuq are you asking me for? lol

      • iampissed

        NPR story

      • iampissed

        You made me go to the dictionary…thanks

    • He don’t have WiFi in the bathroom. I think!

      • sizzle8

        But he has a hard drive…

    • Mockingbird

      Playboy has articles ? WOW !

  • CK

    I loved the drone series over Gold; it was hilarious to see the Scilons all scurry inside.

  • LongtimeLurker

    Yo.

    What’d I miss?

    • iampissed

      Um …..Tony picked up the cans and there will be
      a new bunker look tomorrow.

    • What’sup
      • HillieOnTheBeach
        • Ella Raitch

          She liberated his thetan!

      • LongtimeLurker

        Well, she did warn me that if I didn’t put a ring on it ASAP, she was gonna look elsewhere.

      • Ella Raitch

        It’s the ‘buy-me-my-bridge-babe’
        (There are no sugar daddies in Scientology – just similarly aged thetans in slightly older meat suits)

    • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

      Yo!!!

      • LongtimeLurker

        How you doin’?

        Are you set up to get Disqus alerts on old comments?

        • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

          I’m good. I just confirmed that I’m set up For that 😊.

          • LongtimeLurker

            Cool.

            I’m gonna reply to one of yours, but not right now.

            It’s not exciting. I probably shouldn’t have said anything.

            I’ll shut up now.

            • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

              OK. Coolio.

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Well, the US is trying to turn an old Mike Judge movie into apocrypha…Oh wait, we’re supposed to be talking about scientology. Mes excuses.

      • LongtimeLurker

        I had a horrible thought.

        Obviously this election could be just a weird glitch, and we’ll look back and laugh…

        But what if it’s actually the start of something?

        What if, 20 years from now, we look back and say “I miss the good old days, before things got really crazy, you know like back in 2016.”

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          No glitch, we’ve been heading towards it for a while now. If I’m gonna be a refugee after November, though, I wanna be one in New Zealand. Can you put in a good word for me with your neighbors?

          • LongtimeLurker

            Well, I could, but you’ll need to explain why you’re choosing them instead of us.

            Actually…no you don’t…I get it.

            I’ll give them a call.

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              Thank you, babes. Tell ’em how much I love Neil Finn! (I really do, actually.)

            • LongtimeLurker

              How’d you discover him?

              I saw Neil and Tim (and some of their kids) play a couple of years back.

              Somehow I’ve forgotten all the details of the set, but I do remember thinking it was amazing.

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              Late 80s, Crowded House on MTV. I thought they were OK when they first hit. But it was their second record, Temple of Low Men, that sold me. I was 15 when it came out and my bedroom was basically the attic. I could stay up as late as I wanted and nobody in the house knew. That record of theirs will always sound like being alone at 2am to me. Nobody but me and about 3 other people in the US bought it, but I’ve been a fan of Neil’s ever since. Some of his stuff is truly transcendent, and he seems like a good, down-to-earth dude to top it all off.

              The guy who produced Temple of Low Men, Mitch Froom, is the brother of the director of the music department where I went to college. He and his protege, Tchad Blake, are responsible for some of my favorite records of the 90s.

            • LongtimeLurker

              For some reason it never occurred to me that U.S. MTV in the 80s was playing ‘foreign’ music.

              But of course they would have.

              That sounds like a pretty great music dept.

        • Libertylover

          Remember the olden days, when we thought George W was the dumbest person to ever run for president?
          He’s looking more like Bertrand Russell as time passes.

          • LongtimeLurker

            Good times.

            Of course a large percentage of humanity (and not just on the right) believe that wealth accumulation automatically indicates intelligence.

            I’m sure Trump is cunning, but that’s not the same as smart.

            Over the years, I’ve met a number of highly-paid people who were so dumb I literally wouldn’t have let them wash my car.

            • Libertylover

              He isn’t going to win, but it’s all the Trumpanzees he’s brought out of the woodwork. They’re everywhere and jubilant in their apprenticed state of mind.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    “Scientology building on fire in Clearwater”

    https://www.facebook.com/schelly.corley/videos/1264775326886961/

  • Mockingbird

    Kirstie Alley and John Mappin are still supporting Trump.

    The floodgates are opening.

    New York times reports several women have come forward to accuse Trump of sexual assault. In response Trump screamed at the reporter and told that person they were disgusting.

    He has been accused of looking at beauty pageant contestants undressed after tape from Howard Stern with him bragging about it came out.

    He has women protesting at Trump towers.

    His supporters have called for repealing the nineteenth amendment so women can’t vote against him.

    Some of his supporters called for taking away the voting rights of black people and women, but used different terms I won’t repeat.

    More stuff is coming soon.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/us/politics/donald-trump-women.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

    • You have Trump on your brain… it’s unhealthy!

      • Mockingbird

        I believe it. Some psychologists have said he is like an abuser we can’t escape and really won’t be able to escape if he wins the election.

        • It’s like Tubsy will clone himself inside ones head. Xenu made it posible with Xerox

          • Mockingbird

            Yeah. I hope to delete, delete, delete Trump and Hubbard from my life.

            • Bleach!

            • Mockingbird

              Acid wash my mind.

            • iampissed

              I hope you do to.

      • Mockingbird

        If you stop him from becoming president and he goes to prison I may recover.

        • He is NOT going to be president! Relax 🙂 You can thank me after the election

          • Mockingbird

            I will be thrilled to experience relief if he loses, and his supporters don’t destroy the country.

            • Even the Republican party is arguing… Who the ferk is that moron who keeps pooping up on the tele all the time. So they might replace him real soon. And fast!

            • Robert Eckert

              They can’t replace him. The states have printed up the ballots and a bunch of people have already early-voted. They really should have thought about this a year ago.

            • hmm you right. Damn! … Plan B

            • Mockingbird

              Be nasty to Hillary Clinton ? That’s their plan.

            • Mockingbird

              Some republican mentioned an intellectual rot within the republican party as a problem…could be…

        • HillieOnTheBeach

          “…and he goes to prison”

          I actually think this hinges on how he behaves November 9th.

    • iampissed

      I could be wrong…but I think it will take more
      then 30 days to repeal an amendment.
      but what do I know Tony picked up the
      cans and this site is looking a whole lot different.

      • Mockingbird

        What does picked up the cans mean ? Is he a Scientologist now !!?

        • iampissed

          I’m trying to…it’s a joke. I really like your incite’s

          • Mockingbird

            That would be big news !

      • LongtimeLurker

        Pssst…

        Can you give me the short version of this cans + site look riffing?

        I don’t wanna spoil the J&Ding, but I assume it’s based on something that happened that I might want to know about…

        • Tony attested clear last night… Again

          • Mockingbird

            WOW !

            • can you keep a sekret?

            • iampissed

              No

            • Mockingbird

              Oh…all your secrets are safe on the internet. Just like in Scientology auditing.

            • I have Tony’s PC folder… It’s all over 🙂

            • Mockingbird

              You can read about his cats and dog.

            • iampissed

              No absolutely not!

            • iampissed

              They are in real life more safe in a PC Folder..just saying.
              ETA I’m a never in.

            • Mockingbird

              You can tell the auditor everything. And all the staff and half the public will know the next day.

          • iampissed

            And again…and again….

          • Liberated

            Hey, me too!

            • u2?

            • Liberated

              Yes, and the night before, and the the night before that.
              Wow, going clear is exhausting.

            • iampissed

              Yes it is

      • Mockingbird

        It’s hard to change or remove an amendment, especially when the president and both parts of congress have no interest in it. Good luck alt right, actually no luck really.

      • Libertylover

        It’s practically impossible. It usually takes another amendment, like repealing prohibition.

    • Jimmy3

      Without naming him, Kirstie pulled her support of Trump. Said she won’t support either candidate. Her way of weaseling out without admitting she was wrong.

      • LongtimeLurker

        Was it over his most recent remarks, or prior to that, do you know?

        • Jimmy3

          The day after it broke I believe. But definitely after.

          • Mockingbird

            We should have a Scientologist Trump supporters list. It’s so volatile I can’t keep up.

          • LongtimeLurker

            Thx.

            It’s interesting that those comments were the last straw for her.

      • Mockingbird

        Someone posted her the next day reaffirming her support for him. I don’t know where she stands now.

        • Liberated

          I don’t care who she votes for, I hate her no matter what.

          • Mockingbird

            Your position is consistent. I don’t hate her, I feel sorry for her.

        • Jimmy3

          I don’t see that on her feed now. The last she said specifically was that she’s not endorsing either candidate. But really, who gives a shit who Kirstie Alley is endorsing anyway.

          • Mockingbird

            I think the persistence of Scientologists in sticking with bad decisions is interesting.

    • Frodis73

      just when I think it cannot get worse, more crazy or more scary.

  • I don’t think we have any idea how much this drone series has flipped-out Mr. Divot Mindscavenge, SOB RTC. That shot of the vault entrance behind his Sooper Seekrit Rock-like Substance™ wall just made millions of dollars of work to make it invisible utterly wasted. That he’s hiding shit nobody cares about is beside the point, but hey, hilarious. Kudos to you, anonymous drone pilot. This is one of the greatest moments in the history of Scilon vexation.

    • Liberated

      Wouldn’t ya just love seeing him cry into his scotch. Poor little guy, “why is everybody always pickin’ on me.”😂

    • chukicita

      I remember seeing in the 12 linear feet of paperwork submitted to the IRS about Scns activities that one of the vaults had built or was having built a door that was blast proof and would cost or had cost nine million dollars. Maybe the vaults aren’t so much a place to hide gold as a place to launder money.

      • Robert Eckert

        That’s always been my view. I think the same about the Ideal Org “designing” and “renovation”: pay a friendly contractor some outrageously high price, and much of the money is kicked back into a Caymans account. In this way the church spends its money in an “ecclesiastical” manner and Davey gets the money where it is under his personal control.

        • chukicita

          I’m sure the slave labor bit helps, too. Don’t they have to spend a certain amount on ‘programs’ to keep their nonprofit status? Is that why “ideal orgs” and vault “preservation programs” exist?

  • sizzle8

    Those CST logos carved into the ground are looking a little ratty.
    There’s gonna be hell to pay if LRH missed his landing and has to go around again because he couldn’t find them.

    • Mymy88

      HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    • Mockingbird

      Is he a thetan exterior using his OT powers or in a body flying a spaceship ? It’s so confusing.

  • Mockingbird

    I think ninety nine percent of Scientology critics don’t care about the stupid secret vaults of Hubbard’s garbage. They could have put that garbage anywhere and it would be ignored.

    Only Scientologists care about that stuff. A few indies might want to sneak in but they are very eccentric characters.

    • Chee Chalker

      I think that is where Dave keeps his gold bullions

      • Mockingbird

        You might actually be right.

    • kemist

      Don’t know, I might be interested.

      Depends on the current price of titanium.

  • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

    I have the hardest time making comments from my iPhone. Uuugh!

    • Jimmy3

      What?

      • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

        My phone times out whenever I make a comment at the Bunker. It’s very annoying.

        • Jimmy3

          .??? I have no idea what youre saying
          Is your computer broken ?

          • Princess Squishy

            lol

    • LongtimeLurker

      Disqus hates iOS, I think.

      I have trouble on my iPad too.

      For longer comments I write them in ‘notes’ first, then cut and paste. The double handling is a minor inconvenience compared to losing a whole lot of typing.

      • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

        Yeah totally.

  • What’sup

    I spotted something in top left corner at 1:34 of the first video. I enlarged as much as i could.
    F5 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8afb70265cdad5ab4d11048c8441585a470db0a0a86d635db06bba9611553101.png

  • Tony Ortega

    Has the SP Times said anything yet about the Super Power building being on fire?

    • Jimmy3

      I’d expect them to be all over a hot story like that

      • Mockingbird

        Is there a real fire ?

    • Mockingbird

      Is that for reals ?

    • iampissed

      Is this for real?

      • iampissed

        I hope all are safe

    • chukicita

      I don’t see it on active calls in the last hour or on bay news 9

      • iampissed

        Thanks

      • What’sup

        If you scroll down a little bit Intergalactic Walrus posted video of a fire at Flag

        • chukicita

          yes – but i am wondering when it happened because i have seen nothing about it on local news sources or local active fire calls

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Edit to say never mind… Ramada was this morning.

    • Mockingbird

      Did someone use too much superpower and start a fire ? Remember spontaneous human combustion from OT VIII Antichrist edition !

    • kemist

      Mmmm…

      Big empty building, costly to maintain, finished to stave off lawsuits, very little (and rapidly decreasing) potential in terms of profits…

      I gotta ask, is that thing insured ?

  • Liberated

    Whenever I see the drone videos of secret tunnels and forbidden places, I immediately think of Hitler’s
    “Wolf’s Lair”, the place he built in Austria to stash all his shit.

    • Mockingbird

      That is disturbing.

    • LongtimeLurker

      The fake rocks thing is a total ripoff of the Batcave.

      OMG – DM is exactly the right size to be Robin.

    • What’sup
      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        It is ours and it is not a shoop. The “photo” is of Fleet Admiral Miscavige in the uniform of a North Korean general. The North Koreans liked his sec-checking-and-beating-technology so much that they made him a general. General Miscavige is one of the few Americans treated as an honored guest in North Korea.

  • Intergalactic Walrus
  • Mockingbird

    If there really is a fire I hope no one gets hurt.

    I don’t want anyone to burn, not even David Miscavige.

  • Liberated

    I won’t be commenting for the next hour, Jason Beghe’s on.

  • JJ

    Vaults. S’interesting that an organization that purports to want to Save The World, would have so much to hide from it… Dissonance much? (semi-cognitive).

  • What’sup

    Fire Sale on all OT8 materials and course’s.

    Yippeeee!!!!!

    • JJ

      Didn’t they say if you read that stuff without being properly prepared it could kill ya? We’ll here we go, some stupid wog got in an opened the cover, read the first sentence and then the whole place blew up!

      • What’sup

        Actually im pretty sure OT8 is only delivered on the Freewinds. I think the Xenu story at OT3 is the killer one.

        • JJ

          And they couldn’t redirect the hurricane with all that mind power?

        • LongtimeLurker

          Death, pneumonia and “lack of sleep”. Apparently.

          • What’sup

            Does the lack of sleep come after the death?

            That would be disturbing.

            • LongtimeLurker

              “Keep it down! I’m trying to be dead over here.”

            • Sherbet

              Made me LOL.

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      I have a feeling that wherever LRH is, there is a fire sale going on everyday. At least I hope so 😉

  • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

    I’m watching “London has fallen” and drinking Margaritas. So far, so good.

    • LongtimeLurker

      I’m ashamed to say I really enjoyed it.

      Not as much as Olympus Has Fallen, but still.

  • JJ

    Phantom flight 1. The pipe is probably sewage and they have Sea Org members in disgrace (is that possible) in there scraping fart dust off the walls with plastic spoons.

  • Hamtaro

    Here’s a fantastical, but totally true story about the Super Power Building, since Tony brought it up just now (and it might be on fire, hallelujah, said me and thousands of others who gave their hard earned dollars to build it):

    In the early fundraising days for the Super Power Building (1992-1993), Charmaine Roger had one particular pitch she used quite often to con wealthy Scientologists into donating. She would bring a celebrity or some other big donator (in any case, true believers) to a reg cycle and basically guilt you into donating. But here’s the funny part: the schematics for the building were already done, so she would flip through the blueprints and show a floor plan of the top floor, which was just a big empty oblong circle and she would say “it’s designed this way for teleportation, you know, moving from place to place without your body. Totally OT stuff.”

    That summer I spent about two months at FLAG and every person I ran into who had donated to Super Power had received the same sales pitch I did: you get a tiny gold lapel pin, a Super Power Cornerstone ring and a promise that when you finally get to the top floor of the amazing yet-to-be-constructed Super Power building you would be able to teleport through time and space at will. What a crock of shit.

    Edit: It was Charmaine Roger, not Kay Champagne doing the regging and promising b.s. super powers.

    • JJ

      Why do I have a vision of feet in the ceiling and a little gold pin dropping off onto a table below?

    • Observer

      Fitting that she’s Queen of the Rug Merchants, since she lies like her merchandise.

      • LongtimeLurker

        “lies like a rug” is sadly underused in our modern age.

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          Because everybody knows they really tie the room together.

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Ugh…Kay…I only know her as an outside observer, but she seems like a piece of work. I have a friend who moved to LA a few years back. In her first apartment, she kept getting CoS mailers addressed to a previous resident. She would send me pics of them, because she thought I’d get a kick out of it. Several bore Kay’s name. Kay’s pretty shameless, but she also seems hardcore.

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

      A crock of shit… or OT X phenomena?

    • Juicer77

      OOooo I would do this all day… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU-ZM3xoYag

  • Jimmy3

    The suspected arsonist is described as being clear / ashy, about 6″ in diameter, made of cheap glass and full of butt. Suspect was apprehended at the scene with a lit Kool in or near itself. No official motive is being given at this time, but many witnesses have suggested that it was simply tired of being screamed at all the Ron damn time.

    • What’sup

      Lulz

  • Sherbet

    ..

    • Observer

      ??

      • Sherbet

        Sorry! I was trying to get a picture into my post for you, and it didn’t work for some reason. I’ve emailed it instead. (It was OT, anyway.)

        • Jimmy3

          If you’re going to pass notes you have to share with the class. We’re here to learn.

          • Sherbet

            The note was about how diligent you are about learning.

            • Jimmy3

              Sorry, I was going to respond earlier but I have no idea what diligent means.

            • Sherbet

              //Passing note to Observer that says Jimmy is dumb//

  • FredEX2

    If there is a fire I hope everyone is safely out of the SuperPower Building…Scientologists…whether they want to believe it or not…are just human beings like the rest of us ( well, except for the ‘Scientology’ part ) and I wouldn’t want anyone to get hurt in the fire.

    • the effervescent mongoloid

      I’m wondering why you hope the building doesn’t sustain too much damage. As for me, I’d be delighted to see it burn to the ground as a testament to the absolute absence of OT powers in the neighborhood.

      • Sherbet

        Save the statues! Sure, they’re ugly, but…

        • FredEX2

          Lol

      • Mockingbird

        It will be spun as an attack by SPs because Scientology is winning !

        • FredEX2

          Bet you’re right! Ha! They’ll claim some ‘SP’ did it and make themselves out to be the victims of a ‘hate crime’ or attack by some ‘religious bigots’ ….would be surprised if they don’t spin it in some way to gain the public’s sympathy.

        • If catching fire is winning, Samsung are now market leaders in smartphone technology.

          • daisy

            giggle

      • FredEX2

        Because I’m not like them. I don’t wish harm or destruction on my ‘enemie’s’. It’s enough that their membership is dwindling and they’ve ruined their own reputation with the majority of the population. They’ve done themselves in. It’s just a matter of time…

        What I’m wondering is how did the fire start? Was someone on a smoke break and didn’t put out their cigarette? Was it faulty wiring?…or will they blame the ‘SP’s’ ?

        • the effervescent mongoloid

          Oh please.

          • FredEX2

            Oh please what? Hmmm? 😆

            • the effervescent mongoloid

              Oh pleeze knock it off Goody Two Shoes.

            • FredEX2

              Like you know me. How’s this for being ‘goody two shoes’…🖕

            • the effervescent mongoloid

              Impressive.

            • FredEX2

              Thanks Mongoloid. Your approval means so much.

    • Sherbet

      Can marble, alabaster, and chrome actually burn?

      • FredEX2

        I have no idea. I’ll google it 😊

        • Sherbet

          I’m sure they can’t. The stone will crack and the metal melt, though.

          • kemist

            Metal does burn.

            You do not want to have to fight a metal fire, trust me.

            I’ve seen only one in my life, involving a few grams. Nothing we had could put it out, so we just removed all the flammable stuff around it. It ate through about half an inch of the concrete floor where it fell.

            • Sherbet

              Wow, again.

      • kemist

        Depends just how hot it becomes – if it can be oxidized, yep, it can burn.

        • Sherbet

          Wow.

      • Juicer77

        You realize those are just coatings? It’s all styrofoam underneath… like those IAS decorations rotting in the Stain Hill field. (I kid, I kid.)

        • Sherbet

          No, no, no, Juicer. You know cos (and cob) buy the best they can. Fundrai$ing is the name of the game.

  • Mockingbird

    Looks like we got a story for tomorrow morning.

    • Sherbet

      I keep looking for a news story to link to but can’t find anything.

    • the effervescent mongoloid

      I’m burning with curiosity to know the cause of the fire. That matter is always investigated. That’s the hot topic.

      • Liberated

        One thing is for sure, heads will roll.

        • the effervescent mongoloid

          Oh you just named it!

      • Observer

        A reg’s pants caught fire, and it spread

        • Sherbet

          This just in: Jason Beghe put the fire out.

          • Robert Eckert

            Naw, he wouldn’t piss on them if they were on fire.

            • Sherbet

              True!

        • Juicer77

          XD
          PS hoping nobody was hurt, sounds like it was a “minor” fire according to TO.

  • LongtimeLurker

    The fire is giving Scientology a bunch of ashes.

    What are they giving the fire?

    Out-exchange, Scientology, out-exchange.

    (I hope no one gets hurt).

  • Tony Ortega

    Intergalactic, where are you getting those photos? Are you sure they’re current? There was a small fire at the SP building in 2011.

    • Tony Ortega

      Clearwater PD tells me they don’t know about a fire there tonight.

    • Sherbet

      That’s the one I keep coming up with, nothing for today.

    • Jimmy3

      They linked from YouTube below.

  • Tony Ortega

    Can someone get me an embeddable version of that Facebook video? Like YouTube code?

  • Professor of U
  • Tony Ortega

    Pinellas County 911 records it as 210 Fort Harrison, which is the address of the hotel, but the video clearly shows that it’s the Flag Building (Super Power) that is smoking.

    This is tonight. Not the 2011 event.

    • J. Swift

      2011 event:

      Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at 531 Franklin
      Street, owned by the Church of Scientology, at 3:28 a.m. Saturday. An
      electrical fire caused $700,000 in damages to a building owned by the
      Church of Scientology, city officials said. Clearwater Fire and Rescue
      responded to a structure fire at 531 Franklin Street at 3:28 a.m.
      Saturday. To put out the blaze the department needed 35 personnel,
      five engines, two trucks and two rescues. It took firefighters about an
      … [Read the rest at clearwater.patch.com]

      • Bob Crouch

        The latest scam: Arson and fire insurance rip-offs.

  • Professor of U

    http://pinellascounty.org/911/sgm.asp?a=27.9635&b=-82.8005&c=6155159
    Alert: STRUCTURE FIRE @ 210 FORT HARRISON AV S Tac: E Sent: E51 45FD

    • Professor of U

      • Tony Ortega

        Yeah, I just said it was recorded as 210 Fort Harrison by county 911 — the Hotel address — but the video clearly shows it was Super Power (across the street) on fire.

        They probably called from the hotel.

  • Tony Ortega

    OK, we’re set for the morning. Looks like it was a minor fire, but we’ll be interested to hear some details from the locals.

    Too bad we can’t get a drone overhead in daylight to see the damage. Heh.

    • Professor of U

      And did it smell of spaghetti bolognese or cheddar cheese?

    • Jimmy3

      I’m sticking with my guess that this fire is from 2011. Scientology never comes up with anything new, and they always repeat old disasters.

    • Ella Raitch

      Oh goody. We can have some commentary about the number of Scientology fires there have been

      • LongtimeLurker

        Not enough?

        (Obviously with no one getting hurt)

        • Ella Raitch

          Some dodgy stories – a bit insurance scammy

          • LongtimeLurker

            He better be careful when he selects the next one to go.

            I’d bet good money that some of their properties are uninsured, because you know, incompetence, exhaustion, general lack of knowledge about the wog world, etc.

    • Fire? Even minor fires are kind of scary when they take place in buildings that are secured against people getting out by the likes of the Sea Org.

      • LongtimeLurker

        God, that’s a good point.

        If there was a major fire in an Org, people could be endangered by the combination of toxic security measures and messed-up safety procedures (I’m assuming they’d be messed up, because Scientology).

        • Quite. Suffocation kills more people than burning, and you can imagine the potential plight of ‘punishment details’ who have been locked up for the night and abandoned.

          • Juicer77

            🙁

  • LongtimeLurker

    Searched “Clearwater” on Twitter for more info about the fire.

    Nothing new, but did discover the world is a strange and frightening place.

    – “Dark skinned girls with blonde hair need to stop it. The only bitch that can rock that is Dijonay from The Proud Family.”

    – “Nanny Faye stop drinking alo me stop drinking me love Nanny Faye so much me smiling”

    – “WHAT ANIME CHARACTER WOULD YOU KISS, MARRY or KILL!?”

    – “I use three Indicators: Moving Average (MA), Relative Strength Index (RSI) and stop-and-Reverse (SAR).”

    – “I don’t care who you are in my life…if I have something to tell you and it requires a long explanation, I will blow your phone up so hard!”

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    The same lithium ion battery overheating problem plaguing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has now affected Scientology’s new Ultra Mark VIII e-meter.

    “The Ultra Mark VIII was designed with lithium ion batteries in order to achieve unparalleled new heights in the sacrament of religious electropsychometry as standardly practiced in the Church of Scientology,” stated Church spokesman Ken Delusion.

    “And yet,” Delusion continued, “the wog designers of the Mark VIII failed to predict how the extreme speed of blowing charge in GAT II would lead to a localized overheating situation within the meter.”

    “This overheating problem in turn appears to have caused a small incident this evening when over 11,400 Scientologists were all in session at the same time in the Flag Building.”

    “GAT II trained auditors using the the Mark VIII were blowing so much charge so quickly — and on so many cases — that fires broke out in virtually every auditing room in the Org!”

    “Per policy, the MAA called ‘HCO Bring Order!’ whereupon a safe and orderly evacuation of the Org ensued with no injuries,” Delusion noted.

    “As a safety measure, COB RTC David Miscavige has ordered the global fleet of 500,000,000 Mark VIII’s temporarily grounded to ensure parishioner safety. And make no mistake about it — COB cares so very deeply about the well-being of Scientology parishioners that he has ordered all parishioners to donate $500,000 each to a special new Parishioner Protection Reserve Account.”

    • LongtimeLurker

      “…whereupon a safe and orderly evacuation of the Org ensued …”

      Was that via OT teleportation or stupid ‘walking’ wog-tech?

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        It was mass teleportation by foot.

        • LongtimeLurker

          lol

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      Nah. I prefer to think that DM was in residence and the wiring of the copper rods was faulty. Or maybe he tried to audit an advanced OT level and ran into the spontaneous human combustion level.

      Or the new thetaniuum Irony batteries didn’t work out as planned.

      It’ll be interesting.

    • What’sup

      I believe the Ultra Mark VIII e-meter is manufactured in Taiwan.

      Along with the new Sea Org recruits.

    • Wait.
      WOG designers of the e-meter?
      What? When there are so many OT’s that could find a parking spot at some engineering lab to do it? What?
      We know it couldn’t have been Mr. Captain David Miscavige who out-sourced the project because he doesn’t have anything to do with such mundane affairs, even though the e-meter is the sole instrument with which one can attain the benefits of Scientology.
      Where was I? Oh yeah….
      I’m sure it can all be rectified by the purchase of two replacement units.
      Maybe they were just holding it wrong.

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    It was an extreme win situation at the oiliness table. The PC went exterior and exothermic at the same time.

    • Ella Raitch

      Like ‘pfffft, peeewww, pooowwwww!’

    • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

      So I assume that postulating that the fire extinguish itself didn’t work? Bummer.

  • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)
  • Dave Reams

    Mirror Online: Piers Morgan challenges Church of Scientology after branding followers ‘sinister little weirdos’ live on TV
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/piers-morgan-challenges-church-scientology-9020646

    • cinfrance

      The followers as ‘sinister little weirdos’? What about the leader, Slappy Miscavige? Now THERE’s a ‘sinister little wierdo’

  • SHANA MARIA VERGHIS

    One more spa resort to get a shiatsu or cold stone massage. Looks like they’ll have an endless supply of stones.

  • Lady Squash

    And millions of people are starving in the world. Good job, Scientology.

  • YellowSubmarine

    I just ran into some clips of what looks like a documentary called “Scientology Cult of Confusion” featuring Bert Leahy. There are a few mentions on the web (from around 2013/2014), but it looks like it never saw the light of day. Anyone know about this?

    • The video seems to be have one of many which comprised an episodic account of a ‘protest tour’ of Scientology locations during which documentary footage, including interviews, was to have been shot. The blog peters out, and it may be that the planned documentary did too. https://sptour2013.wordpress.com/

  • Observer

    Gah! Wrong story

  • Ann B Watson

    I just finished watching all the drone footage and I have sat still to absorb what I have seen.Thank you from my heart for the pilot who has given me such an extordinary view of spaces I never thought I would be able to visit.Thank you to Tony for putting all the parts on The Bunker as I can go back to them and see new views.As I was sitting I was thinking about all that has transpired since I joined the Sea Org in 74 and left in 78,yet the after shocks continue today.Especially from my vantage point now,when I view all these drone flyovers which are shining a laser light on the RTC,I also feel the weight of the vast amount of money,of slave labor,of excile,of punishment.of abandonment and also the weight of deaths that have been caused by Scientology.When I feel all this and I see the monuments constructed for a man Ron that the current cob David continues to pretend to worship as Source except that David has conferred that title on himself,I feel even more certain that the cult is still dangerous and it becomes even more important to tell our stories and to preserve what we know happened to those who have been hurt in Anyway by this “religion”.It is sobering to see the amount of carving up of mountains and the building of mega mansions and the ridiculous RTC logos,I’m sorry they have no class lol,all of this being done for what?Why in the world of Ron would he come back in the first place? Love to all!💟💓

    • I read you… there are still stories out there to be told.

  • Jonathan Cummings

    It is amazing how much money Scientology has spent to keep the metal plates filled with LRH’s dribble around for eternity. How will they know when he has come back? I suppose if a huge spacecraft landed at one of these sights and a fat, balding red haired man with rotting teeth stepped out of the spaceship that would be enough. It is all so bizarre, then again Christians are waiting for Jesus to comeback and rule for Earth for 1000 years or something like that, and the Mormons and each family having their own Celestial Kingdo/planet….. whatever. All organized religion is bizarre to me, but Scientology really irritates me because it is just a scheme to make money. Their record of human rights abuses it awful. I am now babbling, but I want to say a big thank you to our anonymous drone pilot and his/her awesome videos. It helped me understand how much money Scientology is spending to preserve a bunch of science fiction garbage turned into a money making scheme (per LRH himself) for future generations.