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DRONE FLYOVER: First look at Scientology’s drug rehab at Larry Hagman’s estate

After three patient deaths in nine months at its flagship drug rehab clinic in Oklahoma that took place in 2011 and 2012, Scientology shifted gears with its “Narconon” system.

A sign of that shift in strategy was its $5 million purchase in 2014 for Larry Hagman’s Ojai, California estate which had gone on the market after the Dallas actor’s 2012 death.

In 2001, Scientology paid $1.5 million for its Oklahoma property with plans for up to 300 beds. But now that it was dialing down, it made sense to Scientology leader David Miscavige to pay $5 million for Hagman’s beautiful estate with plans for a rehab with only six beds. It was so small, it would fly under any kind of regulation by the state.

Mike Rinder suggested that Miscavige would make it a special Narconon for celebrity clients, and that’s what it has become.


And now, our new anonymous drone pilot has brought us our first flyover of it.

It sure looks like a nice place. And the views! No wonder Hagman liked it.

Let us know what you think of the video…


And speaking of videos, here’s a new one from Jon Atack…



Bonus items from our tipsters

We thought Austin might open its Ideal Org this week. But a revival sounds just as fun.




Source Code

“Greece, in its Golden Age, could be said to have been at Tone 4. Perhaps in the first days of this country, when we were searching out a wilderness and building the nation, we could be said to have been at Tone 4. A nation follows in its cycles the same tone scale as individuals. A person can be as high as Greece was, or in a state of apathy as were the American Indians when they were destroyed as a nation. You can tell just what the mental health of a nation is by observing its actions. A country like Russia that is always angry is at 1.5 or 2. It is either angry or in a state of war. If a human being were in this band he would be titled insane. A state in this band could not help being a police state. The United States for a while was rather bored but getting along. However, this last war reduced us to around 2.1, which is rather overtly hostile — ready to fight. We are drifting back down the tone scale. Between here and death is totalitarianism.” — L. Ron Hubbard, February 15, 1951


Overheard in the FreeZone

“After being audited by trey I was trying to find a source point to all the time lines. I had found about 10 in the stars and a million sent back to raise the vibration of the planet. So if the spirit is in the static it is all knowing so it can’t see the physical universe being source. because if it knows everything then it knows the creation and that would vanish the creation, so there must be another viewpoint that is in the physical universe that can create all the timelines. So I think that is where I go when I pop out of this time and go to a void and then pop into another point in time. And since all the timelines come from the same spirit then I would be able to view all of them from there and even repair them from there. So then if we could get to that point it would be like being 3 feet behind your head you would just KNOW HOW to heal it. So that was my realization. If there was a way we can get to that source point which is in the physical universe and can see it and all its time lines we could fix this place pretty easy.”


Random Howdy

“Jenna Elfman is jihadi-level crazy. She wouldn’t hesitate to go on a martyr mission if D.M. ordered her to.”


Start making your plans…

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


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] The Axioms of Dianetics: L. Ron Hubbard’s science-y foundation of Scientology ‘tech’
[TWO years ago] Scientology mag: Why aren’t you in Florida already dumping all that sweet cash?
[THREE years ago] Federal judge once again finds for Scientology’s nonexistent and Orwellian ‘arbitration’
[FOUR years ago] Chuck Beatty is right: L. Ron Hubbard lofted culty cosmic ideas a decade before ‘Dianetics’
[FIVE years ago] Scientology Sunday Funnies: New ‘Continental’ Narconons opening soon?
[SIX years ago] Did John Travolta reveal too much about Scientology?
[SEVEN years ago] Blogging Dianetics, Part 7: The Hard Cell
[NINE years ago] Scientology and Proposition 8: Debunking the Church Myth That It Stays Out of Politics


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 1,849 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,353 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,873 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 893 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 784 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,091 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,959 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,733 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,507 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,853 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,419 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,338 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,506 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,087 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,348 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,386 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,099 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,624 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,151 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,714 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,854 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,174 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,029 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,149 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,504 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,807 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,913 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,315 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,187 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,770 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,265 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,519 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,628 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on February 15, 2020 at 07:00

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