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Another drone’s eye view of the compound where Scientology is keeping Shelly Miscavige

In 2016 an anonymous drone pilot who called himself ‘Angry Thetan’ contacted us with amazing footage over some of Scientology’s most secretive US sites, including the small mountain compound, ‘Twin Peaks,’ where we believe Scientology leader David Miscavige banished his wife Shelly back in 2005.

For good measure, Angry Thetan went back to Twin Peaks for a second look, and we got a very good idea of the layout of the place with some help from Dylan Gill, who helped construct it.

A few days ago a new anonymous drone operator appeared, and we got to see his overflights of Int Base, Scientology’s 500-acre international management compound near Hemet, California.

And now he’s contacted us about a couple of videos he shot over Twin Peaks.


Once again we’re getting a good look at the structures at the compound where Scientology’s super-secret subsidiary, the Church of Spiritual Technology, does expensive archive work preserving the words of L. Ron Hubbard to be stored in underground vaults for thousands of years. CST has several vault sites around California and New Mexico, but it’s the compound at Twin Peaks, CST’s headquarters, where there’s not only a vault but also the facilities to do the archiving work, and a small work force of about 12 to 15 people.

And one of them, we believe, is Shelly Miscavige, who has been there since late August or early September of 2005.

We’ll remind you again of where the CST headquarters compound is…


In this map, we place the relative positions of Scientology’s administrative headquarters in Los Angeles (known as “Big Blue” for its paint scheme, and “PAC Base” for Pacific Area Command), Int Base near Hemet (to the right, on the map), and, nearer the top of the map, the location of CST’s headquarters compound, Twin Peaks.

Here are some of the views you’ll see in the videos…


This is the location of the underground vault, which is under the white cement slab in the center. The structure there next to it is the “elevator house” for accessing the vault.


Here’s a view of the “LRH House,” a lavish residence that sits empty, waiting in case L. Ron Hubbard returns and needs a place to stay.



A couple of cars parked at the mess hall.


A large truck is parked at the “New Production Building,” where the archiving work is done.

We didn’t get a very clear shot this time of the “exec berthing” where we suspect that Shelly might be living, which is next door to the house for the compound’s commanding officer.

But in general, things look pretty much the way they were three years ago. Do you see any significant differences?

Here are the videos…




Source Code

“That’s a trick I learned from Commander Thompson, by the way. He used to train cats. It’s almost impossible to train a house cat — I mean really train a house cat into doing all sorts of dog tricks and so forth. He used to be able to do that, and he taught me how to train cats when I was a kid. He would wait for the cat to do something and then he’d reward it. And if you don’t think that requires patience! You’re going to wait for this cat to do something that’s going to be totally accidental, and then you’re going to approve of it. Wow! Oh, you can just burn up hours and hours and hours trying to train a cat.” — L. Ron Hubbard, February 11, 1957


Overheard in the FreeZone

“When I was inside the ship and talking to a gray in telepathy, my body was not there, only me. Therefore there is nothing physical that can create sound, or hear sound. A spirit being normally communicates with radio frequencies, so from my experience it was like this entity was literally putting the sound in me. It is much different than hearing sound. So this would be an OT ability.”


Random Howdy

“I think Tony is taking the day off and that’s just fine by me. Watch some football or somethin’ everybody.”


Start making your plans…

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


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

[The Big Three: Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Kirstie Alley]

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?



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[FOUR years ago] The disgraced sheriff, the Holocaust survivor, and Scientology’s most unhinged front group
[FIVE years ago] These are the superpowers Scientologists are paying big bucks to attain
[SIX years ago] It’s time to wake up our space cooties on Scientology’s New Operating Thetan Level Five!
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology Dramaturgy: Commenters of the Week!


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 1,845 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,349 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,869 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 889 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 780 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,087 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,955 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,729 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,503 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,849 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,415 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,334 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,502 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,083 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,344 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,382 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,095 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,620 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,147 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,710 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,850 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,170 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,025 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,145 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,500 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,803 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,909 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,311 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,183 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,766 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,261 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,515 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,624 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on February 11, 2020 at 07:00

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