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Scientology’s new survey is a hoot — we’re itching for your answers!

On Monday, we told you that we’d gotten our mitts on a new Sea Org application that Scientology is asking marks to fill out before they sign billion-year contracts and start working around the clock.

After seeing us post that, another of our tipsters sent in something else really fun. Our correspondent tells us that way back in the 1970s, her husband visited an org and picked up a copy of the Scientology book “Self-Analysis.”

You probably can predict the next part: In the decades since, Scientology has hounded the poor man with letters and literature, spamming him about getting involved in the church.

This is just one of the things that Scientology does mindlessly because L. Ron Hubbard told them to decades ago. So they pump out metric tons of crappy fliers and letters, considering it a “win” just to dump the stuff on the US Postal Service.


But our tipster noticed that among all the crap the church usually sends to her husband was a new come-on, a survey, that she thought we might want to see. We have to admit, it is pretty entertaining.

Can you imagine thinking this kind of thing is going to be effective?



Chris Shelton on new intel out of Scientology

Says Chris: ” It’s been a while since I’ve given a general update briefing on what’s going on in the world of Scientology, so this week that is what I’m doing. There’s some updates on the RPF, staff pay for the outer orgs, Sea Org life and some horrible truths about how the Sea Org is enforcing abortions and worse.”



Your proprietor on Scientology’s control methods

We had another fun conversation with the insightful Nikita Petrov at, who always asks us good questions. In case you didn’t see this when it was posted in the comments yesterday.



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

[Jenna Elfman, Giovanni Ribisi, and Greta Van Susteren]

We’re building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs.’ We’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about 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.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Today’s Ideal Org: Pretoria, South Africa!



Now on sale: Twice the Miss Lovely!

Our new book with Paulette Cooper, Battlefield Scientology: Exposing L. Ron Hubbard’s dangerous ‘religion’ is now on sale at Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. What a pleasure it is for us to work with her on this after we wrote about her ordeal as a victim of Scientology’s “Fair Game” campaigns in our 2015 book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, which is also on sale in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions.



[ONE year ago] The first Scientologist with ‘Super Power’ gets super spanked by bankruptcy judge
[TWO years ago] Hillary Clinton has considered David Miscavige’s appeals lawyer for the US Supreme Court
[THREE years ago] Jonny Jacobsen: Reflecting on the first week of Scientology’s criminal trial in Belgium
[FOUR years ago] Jon Atack: Are cult members — like those in Scientology — unduly influenced?
[FIVE years ago] Scientology Surprise: An Interview With OTVIIIisGrrr8!
[SIX years ago] Nathan Baca: Scientology’s Nevada Drug Rehab Program Is Completely Unregulated


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,255 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,888 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,368 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 431 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 319 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,494 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,268 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,042 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,388 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 10,954 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 6,874 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,041 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,622 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,882 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,922 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,634 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,160 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,249 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,389 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,709 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,565 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,684 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,040 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,342 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,448 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,851 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,722 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,305 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,810 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,054 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,163 days.


3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on November 1, 2018 at 07:00

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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
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