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DRONE FLYOVER: Another look at Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s final hiding place

In 2016, we got our first close-up look at a rather legendary place, the final hideout for Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and the location where his thetan shuffled off this material plane for good on January 24, 1986.

Now, our new anonymous drone pilot continues his tour of famous Scientology sites with another overflight that we think you’ll enjoy.

The Whispering Winds ranch near Creston, California is a lovely place for horses, and Hubbard spent his last few years in seclusion there, with just a few of his followers there to help him. He lived in a Bluebird motor home parked out near the horse stables, and this time we get a very clear view of the Great Thetan’s launching site…



The ranch is located about 20 miles south and east of Paso Robles. This map shows it in relation to the other places the new drone pilot has showed us recently — Int Base near Hemet, the CST headquarters where we believe Shelly Miscavige is, and the Larry Hagman estate in Ojai that has been turned into a Narconon clinic. The map also shows the location of Scientology’s “Big Blue” headquarters in Los Angeles.


We get another good look at the “LRH House” at the ranch, a lavish place that has been built in case Hubbard returns and needs a place to stay…


And to guide his thetan to the ranch, some time after 1994 a set of interlocking rings, the symbol of the Church of Spiritual Technology, was carved into the horse track…



Here’s the video. Let us know what you think about Hubbard’s final hidey hole.


Another flyover focuses more on the CST symbol.


Source Code

“[The] press and the public are interested in murder, assault, destruction, violence, sex and dishonesty in that order. Investigations which can uncover these factors in the activities of individuals of a group attacking Scientology are valuable in the degree that they contain a number of these factors. The more factors a case contains the more important the case is. The idea is that the press feeds on these factors and we feed them someone else’s. It will be found that our own Scientology groups contain so few of these they have to be invented about us. We need never invent them in the attacking group. They will be found to be there.” — L. Ron Hubbard, February 17, 1966


Overheard in the FreeZone

“I entered this body when I was 4 and a half years old. This body was dying and the being inside it allowed me to enter it, because the entity wanted to leave. I was unaware of who I was for a long time. Many amazing things happened and I was able to awaken to who I am. I am one of the first new creations of new Orbs that are being created directly out of the static source in the future. I have never been in this universe before. I was sent from the future.”


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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] Another Scientology monument to L. Ron Hubbard is going up in besieged Clearwater
[TWO years ago] Scientology set to turn Silicon Valley ‘Ideal!’ Here’s our first look from the grand opening
[THREE years ago] Scientology’s next move in forced-abortion lawsuit: Deposing defectors
[FOUR years ago] When will academics acknowledge that the Scientology ‘apostate’ theory is finished?
[FIVE years ago] On the eve of the big Tampa hearing, the Garcias fire back at Scientology’s ‘bench memo’
[SIX years ago] NEW DATE: Celebration details of Los Angeles Scientology facilities leaked
[SEVEN years ago] Sunday Funnies: The Grant Cardone Is An Asshat Special Edition!
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology on the High Seas: LRH on the “Wogworld!”


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 1,851 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,355 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,875 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 895 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 786 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,093 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,961 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,735 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,509 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,855 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,421 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,340 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,508 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,089 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,350 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,388 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,101 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,626 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,153 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,716 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,856 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,176 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,031 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,151 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,506 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,809 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,915 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,317 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,189 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,772 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,267 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,521 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,630 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on February 17, 2020 at 07:00

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