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Scientology staffers react to Xenu, and hit up the ‘Reckless Ben’ team to work for eternity

[Xenu? Never heard of him.]

We’re premiering another video by the “Reckless Ben” team today, their fifth installment of short films about the infiltration of Scientology they recently pulled off.

This time, they’re trolling their Scientology auditor by asking her about Xenu (the galactic overlord Scientologists are told about in the advanced auditing level of Operating Thetan Level Three, OT 3), and it’s fun to watch her do the “I never heard that word before” routine.

They also tell her they’re doing their own version of a Purification Rundown at Planet Fitness. These guys are such cards. Later they get the hard sell about signing up for a lifetime of commitment working for the church.

Ben Schneider, 24, and his friend Michael Fortner, 23, moved from Ohio to Los Angeles where Ben was pursuing opportunities as a professional slackliner. By chance, they happened to rent a house very close to Scientology’s LA headquarters, the “Big Blue” complex on Fountain Avenue.

Out of curiosity, the duo decided to find out what they could manage to film with spy glasses at the Scientology facility, and the result has been a very funny and illuminating series of videos.


In the first, Schneider and Fortner got pretty amazing footage of a nutty Scientology Sunday Service…

Infiltrating Scientology Ep 1: Sunday Church Service

In the second video, they showed the paranoia of Scientology staffers, as well as their dubious ethics…

Infiltrating Scientology Ep. 2: Scientology “Logic”

The third installment took aim at Scientology’s quack detox treatment, the Purification Rundown…

Infiltrating Scientology Ep. 3: The Cleanse

Video number four was a brilliant look inside Scientology auditing…


Infiltrating Scientology Ep. 4: College Students React to “Ancient” Scientology Techniques

And now here’s video five, debuting here at the Underground Bunker this morning. We look forward to your reactions!



Source Code

“Let’s go back to this problem and see if there isn’t a little bit more to be known then about an individual who will not exteriorize. We’ve got the DEI cycle — desire, enforce, inhibit. At first he desired to mobilize MEST, and then MEST began to enforce its mobilization upon him, and then he started to inhibit it. We will find this for instance between a man and a woman who are ill-matched sexually. We will find a woman who is tremendously demanding sexually, may at first attract some fellow who is fairly normal, and there will be a period there when he is perfectly willing to satisfy her. This passes rapidly into a period of where he begins to believe it is being enforced upon him, and this will pass rapidly into his refusal. And so you’ve got desire, enforce, inhibit. And he will not only inhibit his sexual outflow toward her, he will simply start inhibiting it toward all women. He does it by classes, non-specific. And so we find him then becoming sexually impotent in ratio to the amount of sexual performance which has been demanded of him. Rather sad thing, isn’t it?” — L. Ron Hubbard, January 20, 1954


Overheard in the FreeZone

“Best to step out of theta/mind in order to observe whether you’re Saturnian or Adamite soul. In between lives information is not in the mind. It is felt by the soul that has had to live the torture over and over. Also helpful is to know who the Matrix rulers are from the top ruler all the way down to their lowliest; who they really are. They are big on hierarchies. Best to see them rulers (highly advanced evil beings) when they are not wearing their stolen garments, residing in their residence of stolen aspects which makes their place look beautiful. Take away their stolen garments and aspects and they and their place is an ugly hell-hole only them Saturnian souls can tolerate. You can work with theta and the mind till the end of time and this understanding will never show up. Only the live being, he or she, carries this understanding, not androgynous theta, and not beehive mind. Intentionally, to keep souls imprisoned here, these pictures were not downloaded into the mind.”


Random Howdy

“Clear Cognition: You mocked up your reactive mind. OT8 Cognition: You mocked up the Space Opera, your past lives and your BT infestation. The trigger for the OT8 cognition is the line ‘the Pilot says: I’m mocking this up.’ The desired End Phenomena is ‘Now that I know what I am not, I am ready to find out what I am’.”


Start making your plans…

Head over to the convention website and meet us in St. Louis!


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

[Alanna Masterson, Terry Jastrow, and Marisol Nichols]

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] Scientology uses celebrities and police as props — military veterans, it’s your turn!
[TWO years ago] Garcias decry Scientology kangaroo ‘arbitration’ and ask judge to reinstate fraud lawsuit
[THREE years ago] What Scientology can tell us about a 20th of January like no other
[FOUR years ago] The Church of Scientology of Latter-Day Dolts: Video evidence of the fall
[FIVE years ago] Scientology’s first ‘Clear’: L. Ron Hubbard intended to return as his daughter Diana’s son
[SIX years ago] Tales from Scientology’s Hollywood Celebrity Centre: A new film, and a new death
[SEVEN years ago] Sunday Funnies: Scientology Says It Bought a SUPER BOWL Ad!


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,823 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,327 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,847 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 867 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 758 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,065 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,933 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,707 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,481 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,827 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,393 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,312 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,480 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,061 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,322 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,360 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,073 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,598 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,125 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,688 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,828 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,148 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,004 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,123 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,478 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,781 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,887 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,289 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,161 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,744 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,239 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,493 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,602 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on January 20, 2020 at 09:45

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