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A conversation with Nathan Rich about the unique Scientology hellscape he survived

You’ve seen a portion of his book, Scythe Tleppo, now enjoy a conversation with Nathan Rich as he fills in Jeffrey Augustine about his experience in Scientology and beyond.

Says Jeffrey: “Nathan Rich was born into Scientology. He endured hell as a teenager at Scientology’s infamous Mace-Kingsley Ranch, operated by the abusive Wally Hanks, a man whom Scientology protected after he admitted to sexually molesting two teenage girls. Nathan’s life spiraled out of control and soon he was living on the streets as a drug addict. Nathan tells a riveting tale of how he survived seven years of homelessness and self-medicating with street drugs and turned his life around. Nathan’s book Scythe Tleppo is now available on Amazon.”




Underground Bunker TV

The programming just keeps coming at Underground Bunker TV. After posting short videos about ABCMouse, Bob Duggan, Scientology attorney Gary Soter, David Miscavige’s position in the church,what Scientology says about Jesus and Christianity, and Scientology’s obsession with masturbation, today we have another short spot that brings up something we’ve covered here before. We hope these vids will draw people back here to the Bunker to seek more information. So please help us get them out into the world!



Scientology’s celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs’ — now with comments!

[Laura Prepon and the Seattle Ideal Org]

We’ve started a new project, building landing pages about two of David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, his celebrities and his ‘Ideal Orgs.’ For the next several weeks, we’ll post a couple of pages each day, and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about each of them, in order to build a record and maintain a watch as Scientology continues its inexorable decline — and yes, we finally have comments working on these new pages! Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments about all of your favorite celebrites and failing Ideal Orgs

Previously, we posted pages for celebrities Anne Archer, Beck Hansen, Catherine Bell, Chick Corea, Elisabeth Moss, Erika Christensen, Ethan Suplee, Giovanni Ribisi, Greta Van Susteren, Jenna Elfman, John Travolta, Juliette Lewis, Kelly Preston, and Kirstie Alley. And for the Ideal Orgs of Portland, Oregon; Sydney, Australia; San Diego, California; Denver, Colorado; Nashville, Tennessee; Perth, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; Sacramento, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Silicon Valley, California; Rome, Italy; Orlando, Florida; Moscow, Russia and Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Today it’s Laura Prepon and Seattle, Washington!




Please join us at the Underground Bunker’s Facebook discussion group for more frivolity.


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,249 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,852 days
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 395 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 283 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,458 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,232 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,006 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,352 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 10,918 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,586 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,846 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,886 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,598 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,124 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,213 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,353 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,673 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,529 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,648 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,004 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,306 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,412 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,815 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,686 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,269 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,774 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,018 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,127 days.


3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on September 26, 2018 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 can also be found at the book’s dedicated page.

The Best of the Underground Bunker, 1995-2017 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Undergound Bunker (2012-2017), The Village Voice (2008-2012), New Times Los Angeles (1999-2002) and the Phoenix New Times (1995-1999)

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 | The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill | The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

Our non-Scientology stories: Robert Burnham Jr., the man who inscribed the universe | Notorious alt-right inspiration Kevin MacDonald and his theories about Jewish DNA | The selling of the “Phoenix Lights” | Astronomer Harlow Shapley‘s FBI file | Sex, spies, and local TV news


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