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Scenes from the divorce of the second marriage that L. Ron Hubbard never had

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As you can probably imagine, things here in the Underground Bunker are rather hectic, and in order for a new story to pop up every day, a lot happens behind the scenes that doesn’t necessarily get reflected in what we present to our readers.

Just yesterday, for example, we had one completed story ready for you, and another mostly sketched out, and then we had to toss both of them in the trash as conditions changed. Ay, carumba. The drama. But it was still a good day — we had a lovely dinner with one of our most famous sources, who happened to be in town. Much gossip was exchanged, and if we can ultimately share any of it with you, we definitely will.

Most of our sources, like our dining companion last night, are a joy to work with. Others can be a little exasperating — which is completely normal and we’re not complaining. Well, maybe a little. There’s this one person, for example, who has been driving us batty for several years now.

This person has some really excellent researching skills, and has managed to get his hands on fascinating historic L. Ron Hubbard documents that had eluded others. But he’s always very mysterious about it, and puts us through a lot of rigmarole before he’ll show us what’s in his collection. Last year, he stopped the shenanigans long enough to share with us something really cool. It was a heretofore unknown document showing that L. Ron Hubbard’s first wife, Polly Grubb, had accused him of being a deadbeat dad.

That story went so well, we hoped that it would start a trend. But our source receded again, and has only given us hints and more of the runaround. But then, suddenly, earlier this week, he got creative. He crafted his own website and suddenly made a small collection of legal records public which document the divorce between Hubbard and his second wife, Sara Northrup.

He made it pretty plain that he was reacting to our story earlier this month about how Scientology, in its latest smear video against Alex Gibney, had besmirched Northrup, if not by name. As we explained in that story, Hubbard tried hard to erase Sara Northrup from his life, and claimed that he’d never married her or fathered her child, Alexis.

There’s never been any doubt that he did both — press coverage in 1951 of their acrimonious split was voluminous — but our source, calling himself “Meepthorp” after the SNL “Neurotology” skit, decided it was a good time to post several really interesting legal documents from the divorce.

We’ve collected them for you here, and we think you’ll have a fun time going through them. They show that Sara asked for Ron’s 1950 Lincoln, but she settled for $2,000 in cash instead, and her attorney got an additional $1,000 in fees.

Hubbard at one point brings in Richard DeMille as his “corroborating witness” when he claims that he’s going to leave Wichita for good and head for Bremerton, and that’s why he needs to wrap things up quickly. (For Bare-Faced Messiah, Russell Miller interviewed DeMille, who admitted to helping Hubbard kidnap Alexis and abscond with her to Cuba. It’s a fascinating interview. )

Ron was in a rush, and maybe the funniest thing in the documents is his filing for an emergency hearing…

The up set marital status and relationship between [Sara] and [Ron] over the past several months has caused severe damage and injury to his health and piece of mind and unless an emergency is declared for trial in the above pending divorce action, [Ron] fears that he will suffer further nervous break down and impairment to health.

And remember, this is in June of 1951, a full year after Hubbard had published Dianetics after solving the mystery of the human mind. Classic!

In the final document, dated 1953, Hubbard files to have his monthly child support payment for Alexis reduced from $200, calling it exorbitant and excessive. As in the case with his previous marriage, we’d be shocked to learn he was paying anything at all.

Dig in and let us know what other fun stuff you find in these documents…

L. Ron Hubbard-Sara Northrup divorce

 
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FHCabanasBabywatch, day three: Lisa McPherson in Room 174

A little after midnight, as the third full day of Lisa McPherson’s confinement in a cabana room at the Fort Harrison Hotel was beginning, staff chaplain Valerie Demange began her first shift as Lisa’s caretaker.

Valerie had attended a year of nursing school, but otherwise she had no qualifications as a medical professional. She took over from Emma Schamehorn and then began a shift that lasted a full 24 hours.

Before she went in the room, Valerie had been told that Lisa had gone “a bit crazy,” and she was to keep Lisa from hurting herself. But when she arrived, Lisa was actually sleeping, and slept through to the morning. It was a fitful sleep, and Lisa would occasionally say something, like “Thank you.”

In the morning, Lisa ate a little — eggs and toast — and took vitamins that Emma had left for her. But she refused to drink more Cal-Mag.

In the afternoon, Lisa was pacing around the room and began to dance, asking Valerie to join her.

Through the afternoon, Lisa got more agitated, until in the evening, she lashed out at Valerie, and also tried to break the cabana’s large window after stripping down. Valerie tackled her, and couldn’t help thinking what might happen if she didn’t succeed — she thought of Lisa escaping and running down the street naked. After calming Lisa down, Valerie told hotel officials that they really needed two people in the room to handle the job.

When her long shift was done, Valerie left. But in a few days she would be back.

 
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BOOK NOTES
3D-Unbreakable

We didn’t get a chance to include photos in our book, so we’ve posted them at a dedicated page. Reader Sookie put together a complete index and we’re hosting it here on the website. Copies of the paperback version of ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely’ are on sale at Amazon. The Kindle edition is also available, and shipping instantly.

Our book tour is concluded for now. (But you can re-experience it through this nifty interactive map!) We’ll let you know about future appearances. Previous events: Santa Barbara (5/16), Hollywood (5/17), Orange County (5/17), San Diego (5/20), San Francisco (5/22), New York (6/11), Chicago (6/20), Toronto (6/22), Clearwater (6/28), Washington DC (7/12), Hartford (7/14), Denver (7/17), Dallas (7/20), Houston (7/22), San Antonio (7/24), Austin (7/25), Paris (7/29), London (8/4), Boston (8/24), Phoenix (9/15), Cleveland (9/23), Minneapolis (9/24), Portland (9/27), Seattle (9/28), Vancouver BC (9/29), Sydney (10/23), Melbourne (10/25), Adelaide (10/28), Perth (10/30)

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on November 21, 2015 at 07:10

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  • Baby

    For those interested. I have been just snooping around the net and going down more rabbit holes..

    http://nomoreliesscn.blogspot.com/2013/03/suicide-end-phenomenon-of-scientology.html

  • Baby

    Lovin this..Ain’t that the truth..f5

    • mon elle

      Yep

      …. (F5)

      • Baby

        Oh I love this mon elle..xo thanks

      • Missionary Kid

        My favorite psych med? Dammitol.

        • mon elle

          I have the RBF strength prescription.

    • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

      LOL! 😀

    • aegerprimo

      Tru dat.

  • Observer

    Sherb! I just earned the Masshole trophy in Fallout 4!

    • I’ll alert the media.

      • Observer

        Howdy always affectionately called her a Masshole.

    • Nat-leficent

      Yes! So cool 🙂

    • Jo

      It never came out on the xbox360, dropping big hints to Mr Jo.

    • ReallyMGM

      How long did it take you to create your avatar? (I have never played but heard it was incredible)

      • Observer

        It took about 10 minutes

        • ReallyMGM

          You must be a pro. One person was bitchin’ and moaning’ saying it took almost a day!

          • Franklin Adams

            If you’re super customizing it might take awhile, but it only took me like 20 minutes. Then again, I’m playing on PC on Ultra settings so its a good deal smoother than the consoles seem to be.

            • ReallyMGM

              However long it took , this person was not complaining at all. Great review of the game.

    • Franklin Adams

      I’m surprised I dont have masshole yet, I have to be close unless raiders don’t count toward it.

      I just got Semper Invicta though. I will say that the Brotherhood’s much easier to deal with in Fallout 4 than they were in the original two games or New Vegas, even though blasting through all of the ferals in Cambridge was kind of a pain. Dogmeat kept getting hurt and I kept blowing up cars (and myself) before I ever got to the police station. And I’m not exactly a noob when it comes to Fallout or Bethesda’s titles in general.

      • Observer

        I’m not that far yet. I keep getting sidetracked by building up the settlements.

  • I’m going to be meeting a grandson of Elijah Muhammad.
    Should be interesting.
    No further details will be forthcoming.

    • Juicer77

      That should be interesting. Sorry you can’t share more but have a good time, I guess?

  • Nat-leficent

    If anyone else wants to start a multiplayer puzzle table, here’s the link http://www.epuzzle.info/multiplayer
    I have to go for now. Later Bunkaboos!

    • Baby

      bye bye Nat Nat

    • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

      Later! That was Fun! Thanx! 😀

  • Baby

    I am feeling Patriotic tonight.. Do you have 1 minute and 52 seconds to listen..(f5)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUSEviNJaEE

    • Kay

      Great video, Baby 🙂

      • Baby

        Oh Kay.. I love your new Avi.. beautiful..

        Yes.. I heard these girls and just got chills..

    • OOkpik

      Adorable!

      • Baby

        Hi beautiful white owl OOk.. it is isn’t it..

        • OOkpik

          Hey, Baby. These kids are very talented too. Thanks.

          I can imagine this little gal keeping them on time.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AHgMj_l57U&feature=kp

          PS: Shouldn’t Baby be in bed?

          • Baby

            OMG..hahahhaa what a doll baby.. I could watch her all day.. Just want to squeeze her cheeks.. She is really into it..ha..

            Yes.. I’m pulling an all nighter Again! I laid down and my mind wouldn’t let me sleep. I am an insomniac .. but I just sleep when I’m sleepy..

            Can’t sleep when I am tired..just sleepy ( If that makes sense..)

            • OOkpik

              Makes sense to me. I’m an insomniac too. It’s 3:37 Am here now and I likely won’t get to sleep until 5/5:30…sigh.

            • Juicer77

              Ugh. Try this guy’s YouTube channel… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ci0iuCXMwI I have to run off to a Thanksgiving dinner (homemade stuffing, y’all!) or I would stay and chat.

  • Supper Powers

    I just watched Tomorrowland. I was reluctant to, but the optimistic message was worth some of the overwrought narrative. My 70 year old friend built his own boat and lives on it. He has been pestering me to watch it because he said I’m becoming too defeated, too negative. His optimism and his thirst for life amaze me regularly.

    • Kay

      I have been wondering about that film…..it got such lukewarm reviews, but I’ve kind of wanted to rent it from Amazon anyway….

  • aegerprimo

    Jimmy 3x…miss you miss you miss you. ♥ ♥ ♥
    ….

    • Jimmy3

      Same here.

      • daisy

        Oh crap now I have to edit my posts.

        • Jimmy3

          Not refreshing til I find what you mean.

      • aegerprimo

        So I guess you deserve this….

        KISS KISS KISS

        https://youtu.be/r1tR4A-_Ntg

        • aegerprimo

          Oh jeez. Drinking martinis.
          BBL……
          Like… way way way… tomorrow.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Good night naughty nurse.

    • Baby

      Where did he go?

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Shhh, she’s drunk, remember?

        • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

          LOL! 😀

        • Baby

          f5

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Who? Your professor? ;-P

            • Baby

              f5

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              I deserve it, but I still got a zinger in there!

            • Baby

              I bet if I were Asian you would be treating me differently..( Touche’)

              Plus the Rat is white..

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              If you were Asian, I’d be on your island GILF hunting. Or looking for baked goods.

            • Jo

              Yikes.

            • Baby

              Bawwwwwwwwwwwwwww.. OMG.. I just googled GILF.. GAWD..

              Can’t sleep.. sigh

      • Jimmy3

        Nat-lesificients told me to fuck off, so I did. 🙁

        • Baby

          Nat? Well Jimmy.. What did you do? f5

        • Juicer77

          Nope. Sorry. F-ing off must be voted by majority. This one is without effect. Return to your post, soldier.

  • Zeruel (Sebastian)

    I’m just going to leave this here. Good night.

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/plane

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      That’s lovely, Sebastian. Thank you. Good night.

      • ReallyMGM

        Same here, Sebastian. Great story. Thanks for sharing. Have a good night and a great Sunday.

    • Baby

      Sebastian.. I really, really, really enjoyed this. The artistry is absolutely amazing. Wow. One of my favorite panels was the long dark sky. Riveting story. Thank you for sharing. I am quite impressed.

      • Zeruel (Sebastian)

        Thanks. But mind you, the comic isn’t mine.

        • Baby

          Oh I know Sebastian. I just admire your passion in comics..and This is a great one.. Is your Avi yours?

          • Zeruel (Sebastian)

            Avi… you mean avatar?

            • Baby

              Yes.. I love it..

            • Zeruel (Sebastian)

              It’s a monster from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

              https://youtu.be/_l2Qo2Vkxog?t=4m46s

            • Baby

              That is so cool Sebastian..and your avatar is beautiful. Love the colors.. Wow.. this is a heck a lot different than Mickey Mouse I used to watch..

              I love how we all have such diverse interests around here, yet we all gel.. I am going to bed..thanks again for sharing your passion with us! night honey

            • Zeruel (Sebastian)

              Night.

  • Baby

    Night all.. yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn .. love you… Even LWrong Butt plug Buddy ..xo baby

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Mwah!

      • Baby

        Mwah, Mwah, Mwah.. and sqqqqqqqueeze big hug

  • B4you

    OT: Giant Mutant spider dog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoB8t0B4jx4

    • Jo

      It’s only my opinion and I might be wrong. I don’t think dogs should wear clothes. Sure, wrap a warm blanket around them when thier cold but dogs should be dogs, rocking their own sense of style.

      • Frodis73

        I agree, but this video series is pretty funny and the dog is adorable.

        • ReallyMGM

          The dog was wearing a costume for a video. The dog was comfortable wearing it or it wouldn’t/couldn’t have walked or run in it. It was very happy (note tail wagging, happy face) If there was a single tiny thing the dog didn’t like about the costume, it would have been obvious. Dogs don’t take bribes, and retraining takes time and patience.

          I’ve put silly costumes on mine at Halloween and other events for years. They all like it and I think I have worked out why. For example, when Coolio was wearing bumble bee wings people smiled and laughed at him, petted him, paid attention. If they were at the right place, they might even him give him a treat. He usually would try trick for the nicest people just in case they had something in their pocket. Those wings, scarfs and hats got connected to good things.

          The cat is another story.

          • Juicer77

            Cat? fugedabouddit

            • pixie dust

              Heh. My sister and I put our parakeet in a Barbie bridal gown. We had to put our Easter gloves on to do it to avoid his wrath. A horrible thing to do although we didn’t think so at the time.

            • ReallyMGM

              OMG!!! Thanks for the warning! (keyboard accident)
              That is so damned funny.

            • pixie dust

              Sadly, there is photographic evidence. I think we took the pic with an instamatic camera if I recall correctly. He looks seriously pissed.

            • ReallyMGM

              I bet he was. Those little parakeet can give some nasty bites, too.

            • Juicer77

              I’m sure he had his revenge! 😉

            • pixie dust

              Oh, yeah. Many times over.

        • Juicer77

          I admit, my very tall GSD has a headless horseman on a saddle that he wears (reluctantly) at Halloween. Mea culpa. XD

          • pixie dust

            Our canine companions tolerate human silliness out of their superior capacity for love of us. We don’t really deserve it, but thank god they do.

            • Alice Graves

              That is so well said, and so true. Dogs are truly the most compassionate creatures on the planet.

    • Baby

      That would scare the shit out of me B4..

    • Baby

      My Lulu wears little costumes at Halloween.. She loves the attention. She was a bride one time and just posed away…(f5)

      • ReallyMGM

        Fiona liked dressing up in fairy wings for Halloween. Big girls can dress fancy, too.

        • Baby

          awwwwwwww.. absolutely adorable..hahahha.. What a beauty she is.

        • Juicer77

          Gorgeous! She looks like she feels the wings are not worthy of her. 😉

      • Alice Graves

        The bride is seriously cute. You try this on a cat and you won’t have any more appendages. I know – I’ve tried.

      • Juicer77

        The spectacles!! XD

        • Baby

          I know Juice.. And she never tries to shake them off.. She is hysterical..

    • Newiga

      That must be the most adorable mutated giant spider dog ever!! <3_<3

  • Fink Jonas

    Maybe Freedom mag. should be coming to this website to get some documentation to get their facts straight, obviously they don’t have any documentation on that unnamed woman that was never married to LRH.

    • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

      As Scientologists wise up, they do stumble over here to this blog, and realize how cacooned off they were behind their rules NOT to look at the internet critics following Scientology.

      There is volume material for them to take in which they weren’t ready before to look at about how the outside world sees them, and they begin mentally unbuzzing themselves from their Hubbard beehive buzz they were stuck in.

      • Mike Leopold

        Chuck, I hope you take some comfort from the fact that you give OSA nightmares every time you speak out and tell the truth about them.
        Ever wonder how many have been RPF’d because they’ve never “handled” you?

        • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

          As an ex member, I sympathize with the OSA staffers, many of whom were at my wedding, and many of whom I helped train in their younger days when they were newbie staff themselves.

          They play Sea Org OSA staffers, but they were regular people before they became who they are today, and hopefully they return to somewhat regular lives someday.

          A lot of OSA staff have defected and are playing along as Scientologists still today, I think they are wired though to NOT go to police or ring up Tony, but I wish some ex OSA staff would email Tony at least!

  • Fink Jonas

    “a bit crazy,” the use of their terminology shows professionalism in the medical field specially the field of the mind.

    “Valerie tackled her”, very very professional handling, now I understand the bruises. grrrrrr!

  • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

    L. Ron Hubbard’s ability to get the reader lost in his story, his prolific writing volume just takes the reader (follower) always along into Hubbard’s expansive world, leading readers into jobs in the Hubbard Sea Org beehive of neatly echeloned organizations, into lives holding the positions to upkeep the whole “OT making” assembly line fantasy.

    It’s a big operation, Hubbard built it up over the decades, not a one night deal to grasp, takes time to even see the beehive and all the bees buzzing around with the Hubbard buzz in their heads, the buzz that’s taken then years to even learn all the Hubbard buzzing fantasy.

    Hubbard’s beehive organizations have so much buzzing in the members’ minds.

    Hubbard’s buzzing legacy.

    • pixie dust

      Great analogy, Chuck. Sorry about the nightmare.

      • Baby

        Hi Pixie nice seeing you again.

        • pixie dust

          Hey there Baby! Always a pleasure to see you.

          • Baby

            xo

    • Baby

      Those nightmares must be horrifying. I can only imagine how real they are Chuck.. The anxiety dreams wake you up with your freaking heart pounding out of your chest..

      and your mind is trying to sort all this out while you ” Sleep.” I’m sorry you have to go through this. I have had them myself ( Not to compare mine to yours) but they are absolutely horrifying. And they seem sooo REAL.

    • aquaclara

      Sorry to hear about the nightmares, Chuck. One more thing Hubbard and Miscavige left behind. How awful.

    • Missionary Kid

      In HubbardWorld, everyone else is a drone.

      • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

        Everyone is a fan/reader/participant/co-conspirator saving the universe from the dwindling spiral of all time and space!

        Hubbard writes that the littler people, who you call the drones, like Lisa’s ‘watch’ team, we were all in it at the “Crusade” level of dedication, and the OEC Volume talks of the “trust” and “crusade” that we fellow staffer/lifer-Sea-Org-billion-year-staffers/regular members were all in this Crusade together, undoing the dwindling spiral of all time and space!

        • Missionary Kid

          Everyone working for the “greater good.” Of course, the greater good is what is dictated by the fearless leader. There is only one solution to stop the spiral, and it comes from the top down. No intellectual contribution or discussion by underlings is allowed that doesn’t reinforce COB’s dictates.

          • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

            KSW makes that clear! IT’s all Ron, and any failure is failing to do what Ron said exactly.

  • Newiga

    Sorry if posted previously, but Chris Shelton has uploaded a new Q&A video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzQ-PzJyA68

  • Tony Ortega

    Running just a bit late this morning. Story coming soon.

  • Tony Ortega

    New post is up

  • Gabreya Bradley

    Poor Lisa.

  • Scientology Is A Dead-End Road

    I’ll be spending this Thanksgiving alone in the crap city of L.A. because of the
    emotional trauma suffered by my wife from Scientology which caused her cancer
    and took her life this year. She went through her own torture as a 1.5 million $ case
    at a “very nice” hospital, even though I continually urged her to do the natural
    God-given healings, which are the Only thing that fixes cancer.
    (see on YouTube a short talk by a real healing doctor named Leonard Coldwell
    where he says that any cancer can be resolved in 6-16 weeks, which is true.
    He healed his mother’s “fatal” disease as a 14-year old in Germany.)

    I found two Scientology course certificates yesterday and tore them up and
    dropped them in the trash.

    Originally I decided to do Scientology based on the cases in DMSMH, only to
    recently discover they were all made up by Hubbo. That man certainly wins the
    award of the huckster, hustler, and confidence man of the 20th century, hands down.
    He had no conscience then or now, as I have had contact with that being through an
    ethical channeler. He laughed at the Implants he caused in the past. Another confirmed
    that he did these, also, as he recalled same.

  • Juan Negro

    What ever happened to Alexis?

  • scn8008

    Just a side comment:

    Who ever had a chance to look at the VERY FIRST Edition of Science of Survival might have noticed, that it was dedicated to ‘ALEXIS’.

    How come, that in the next edition of “Science of Survival” the dedication was changed to Ron’s daughter “Diana”?

    And why is “Science of Survival” in it’s newest complete 100% on Source edition NOT anymore dedicated to “Diana”???

    For just having asked these simple questions, there was trouble and 100% BS.

    Just couldn’t find these simple questions answered in the RON-the-…-Series, and BRIDGE & NEW ERA PUBLICATIONS

    • richelieu jr

      Colour me totally unsurprised…

  • Scott Gordon

    Hubbard married Sara Northrup on 10 Aug 1946. He loved to refer to his famous PTS Handling bulletin as “a 10 Aug.” He also fancied that Sara was a “suppressive person” and would have retroactively attributed his troubles in those days, to that very thing – being “PTS” (a “Potential Trouble Source”) to her. Granted, it could be a coincidence, but Hubbard was a lot bigger on dates than a lot of people realize. He always launched a completely new direction with the passing of a New Year, for example – from the very beginning (1950) this was the case.