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Spend hundreds of thousands on Scientology, and the rain will part for you!

We know you, like us, can’t get enough of Scientology’s “OT Phenomena.” These are the ghost stories that Scientologists submit to Advance! magazine which prove that their promised Scientology super-powers have arrived with the secret upper level “OT” auditing levels.

In this case, our friend Richard in Italy has provided translations for the OT Phenomena that appeared in the latest copy of Italy’s version of Advance!, and they’re every bit as precious as the ones we get in this country.



I was having a walk in the forest wearing shorts and a T-shirt when I noticed torrential rain in the distance and dark clouds coming towards me. It would take about an hour to walk home and I wanted to stay warm without getting wet, so I postulated a dry path for my return. Then, as if the sky had split in two, through the forest and along the river a gap had formed where not even a drop of rain was falling. As I was walking, I stretched out my arms and my fingers touched the walls of rain on both sides. As soon as I got back home, warm and dry, the instant I closed the door, the passage without rain closed up again, and it started to pour down just where I had been walking. It works! The clouds obey intention! — AF.


While I was at the AO, I was having a stroll and as I was walking, I spotted some 5- and some 10-cent coins on the sidewalk. I decided to use this power to find something bigger, like a 20- or 100-dollar banknote. When the time came to go home, while I was at the airport waiting for my flight, I opened a book I had purchased at the library. That day, I had consulted many books and had chosen one from a huge room full of books that had been donated. Reading it as I was waiting, I turned a page and right there, hidden between the two pages, was a lovely 50-dollar bill … that I can only describe as “Exactly between the 20 and the 100 dollar banknotes.” — J.C.


Recently, after finishing New OT IV, I was in the kitchen one day and I noticed a line of ants crossing the kitchen worktop. It annoyed me, so I used some insecticide which however did not stop them. Then I remembered what Ron said in the Philadelphia Doctorate Course regarding a group of ants controlled by one central “mind” directed by a single thetan. I searched for this being and even though it was very faint and barely visible, I managed to perceive it. Using Tone 40, I told it to take the ants and leave my home. I left the kitchen to do something else and five minutes later, I returned. There was not one ant in sight. — A.P.


OK, so now you tell us. After you’ve spent hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars to reach the OT levels, what super powers would you be hoping Scientology could deliver?


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More posturing coming soon…



HowdyCon 2019 in Los Angeles

THURSDAY NIGHT OPPORTUNITY: This year’s HowdyCon is in Los Angeles. People tend to come in starting on Thursday, and that evening we will have a casual get-together at a watering hole. But we also want to point out that Cathy Schenkelberg’s “Squeeze My Cans” will be running at the Hollywood Fringe, and we encourage HowdyCon attendees to see her show on Thursday night, June 20. Tickets and more dates available here.

Friday night June 21 we will be having an event in a theater (like we did on Saturday night last year in Chicago). There will not be a charge to attend this event, but if you want to attend, you need to RSVP with your proprietor at tonyo94 AT gmail.

On Saturday, we are joining forces with Janis Gillham Grady, who is having a reunion in honor of the late Bill Franks. Originally, we thought this event might take place in Riverside, but instead it’s in the Los Angeles area. If you wish to attend the reunion, you will need to RSVP with Janis (janisgrady AT gmail), and there will be a small contribution she’s asking for in order to help cover her costs.

HOTEL: Janis tells us she’s worked out a deal with Hampton Inn and Suites, at 7501 North Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, (818) 768-1106. We have a $159 nightly rate for June 19 to 22. Note: You need to ask for the “family reunion” special rate.



Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Erika Christensen, Ethan Suplee, and Juliette Lewis]

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

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?



[ONE year ago] First person: In Scientology, children are punished for being kids
[TWO years ago] Marty Rathbun, Victoria Britton has a question for you about Scientology and judges
[THREE years ago] Wacky scenes from Scientology’s ‘Battlefield Earth’ launch on Hollywood Boulevard
[FOUR years ago] The Scientology spy who came in from the cold: Len Zinberg, who apologized to Paulette Cooper
[FIVE years ago] Scientology Sunday Funnies: The Valley rocks as the fundraising rolls ever onward
[SIX years ago] OT Powers: Jon Atack on Scientology’s Promise to Make You Superhuman
[SEVEN years ago] VIDEO: Watch Sacto Mayor and Former NBA Star Kevin Johnson Suck Up to Scientology
[EIGHT years ago] Inside Scientology Promises a Lot, and Delivers


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,478 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,607 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,111 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,631 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 651 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 542 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,849 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,717 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,491 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,265 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,611 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,177 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,097 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,264 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,845 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,106 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,145 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,857 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,383 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,472 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,612 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,932 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,788 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,907 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,262 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,565 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,671 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,073 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,945 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,528 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,023 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,277 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,386 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on June 15, 2019 at 07:00

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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. Our book about Paulette, 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, 1995-2018 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Underground Bunker (2012-2018), The Village Voice (2008-2012), New Times Los Angeles (1999-2002) and the Phoenix New Times (1995-1999)

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