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Hip, hip hooray! Scientology success stories you weren’t meant to see

We’re dipping into the Scientology social media stream again, bringing you communications that Scientologists are sending to each other, so we can get another glimpse of how things are going in David Miscavige’s fun house.

Now that orgs have been opening up again, Scientologists are doing their best to encourage each other with their “wins.” The success stories just keep coming!





The campaign that wasn’t

We hope that Brad Parscale gets the treatment he needs after the scary scene yesterday when the former Trump campaign manager barricaded himself in his Fort Lauderdale home and apparently threatened to harm himself. Police managed to talk him down enough to take him into their custody and get him to a hospital.

Just a few days ago, we received this video from one of our tipsters, and we offer it as a cautionary tale: If you’re spending time with Scientology’s professional ham hock Grant Cardone, you might be on the wrong path in life…



Biggest little org in the world

One of our readers snapped this shot of the storefront mission in Reno, Nevada, which calls itself the “Mission of Sierra Nevada.”

Looks about as busy as the rest.




Source Code

“The faults I find with Scientologists is they very often will see somebody fall on his head, get run over by a truck, and do some kind of a light touch assist and say ‘That’s that.’ And then wonder why the guy is limping. And then they sort of say, ‘Scientology doesn’t work.’ Man, I’ve got a word for you. That auditor is afraid of work. Do you see?” — L. Ron Hubbard, September 28, 1968


Overheard in the FreeZone

“I was always aghast at many Scientologists’ willingness to accept verbal tech and policy or the staff’s willingness to follow illegal orders. Most ‘Scientologists’ including many ‘OTs’ are untrained morons and thus are vacuums for verbal tech and policy and false data. Most staff these days haven’t even completed Staff Status II, never mind any actual hatting. Then of course there is what they call ‘Instant Hatting’ which was supposed to be a temporary solution but has become an excuse for verbal policy and tech. Worse there is false tech and policy included like GAT and such things as ‘Message to Garcia’ and so called ‘SRAs’ and what are called ‘Seances’ which are straight out of Communist China’s Cultural Revolution and what was called Brain Washing.”


Random Howdy

“Human rights education brought to you by slave labor and the church of ironictology.”


Full Court Press: What we’re watching at the Underground Bunker

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Demurrer filed by Masterson, arraignment delayed to October 19.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay’s sentencing is set for October 5 in White Plains, NY. Jeffrey’s is set for October 24.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Next pretrial conference set for Jan 12 in Los Angeles
Dennis Nobbe, Medicare fraud, PPP loan fraud: Charged July 29. Bond revoked Sep 14. Nobbe dead, Sep 14.

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Oral arguments were heard on July 30 at the Eleventh Circuit
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Petition for a writ of mandate filed with Cal 2nd Appellate District, Sept 10.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: Sept 29 (CSI/RTC demurrer against Riales, Masterson demurrer), Oct 26 (motions to compel arbitration)
Jane Doe v. Scientology (in Miami): Jane Doe dismissed the lawsuit on May 15 after the Clearwater Police dropped their criminal investigation of her allegations.
Matt and Kathy Feschbach tax debt: Eleventh Circuit ruled on Sept 9 that Feshbachs can’t discharge IRS debt in bankruptcy. Update required in federal lawsuit on Oct 19.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Second amended complaint filed, trial set for Nov 9, 2021.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, awaiting verdict.


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] Answering Scientology’s smears with truth: Phil Jones takes a STAND
[TWO years ago] US Government ‘adopts’ Russian Scientologist in religious rights protest
[THREE years ago] ‘Aftermath’ fan gets into party at Scientology’s ‘Int Base,’ brings Karen Pressley’s book along
[FOUR years ago] DRONE FLYOVER: First images of Scientology’s Gold Rush mine in California
[FIVE years ago] If it’s Monday, it must be Seattle: Let’s talk Scientology!
[SIX years ago] Celebrating two years in the Bunker: Jonny Jacobsen on Russia, and Sunday Funnies!
[SEVEN years ago] Blood Relation, Blood Ritual: A Hubbard Family Occult Mystery
[EIGHT years ago] Talking About The Master on Public Radio
[NINE years ago] The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology, No. 1: L. Ron Hubbard


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 2,074 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,578 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,098 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,118 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,009 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,316 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,184 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,958 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,762 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,078 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,644 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,563 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,731 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,312 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,573 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,611 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,324 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,849 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,379 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,939 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,079 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,399 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,254 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,373 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,729 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,032 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,138 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,540 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,412 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,995 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,490 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,744 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,853 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on September 28, 2020 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, 1995-2019 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Underground Bunker (2012-2019), The Village Voice (2008-2012), New Times Los Angeles (1999-2002) and the Phoenix New Times (1995-1999)

Other links: BLOGGING DIANETICS: Reading Scientology’s founding text cover to cover | UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists | GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice | SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts | Shelly Miscavige, 14 years gone | The Lisa McPherson story told in real time | The Cathriona White stories | The Leah Remini ‘Knowledge Reports’ | Hear audio of a Scientology excommunication | Scientology’s little day care of horrors | Whatever happened to Steve Fishman? | Felony charges for Scientology’s drug rehab scam | Why Scientology digs bomb-proof vaults in the desert | PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill | The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

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