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Checking in with Scientology social media to see how the world takeover is going

Once again we wish to thank our source who gives us access to Scientology’s various social media feeds that members use to keep each other informed about what’s happening inside the “World’s Coolest Religion” (TM).

We just can’t get enough of these success stories and shaggy dog tales, and judging by the response they usually get from you, you can’t get enough of them either.

So let’s dig in! Please share with us your observations about the swell things Scientologists are getting up to around the world…


These friends around Heidi are just fortunate that she doesn’t destroy them all with her OT 8 eyebeams…


My reg figured out how to plunder my savings accounts so I could go OT!


They’re using protocol! Well, in that case, take our money!


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Yes, it’s really called the Happiness Rundown. Hubbard could not have left more clues to what he was really doing to these people if he tried.


It’s always fun when they go with the badass approach…


She said, in the most ARC-filled way…



What’s a birthday when you’ve had 76 trillion of them.


Come on, kids. Let’s see how far the college fund holds out.


U now thousands poorer.



We don’t remember someone being celebrated like this for leaving staff. (UPDATE: Kestrel pointed out to us that what they probably mean is that he RE-SIGNED his contract and isn’t going anywhere.)


New nonprofit?


She dried out her space cooties!




Source Code

“I hypnotized, one time, the staff of St. Elizabeth’s. Told them they’d heard a good speech and left the stage. They all came around afterwards saying, ‘What a good speech that was you gave!’ That was a mean thing to do. That was certainly backing out of it, wasn’t it? But it was in the early career of Dianetics and I felt very much like backing out of it. I was preceded by someone who told all of them how bad it was over ‘Ron-ward.’ They might afterwards have suspected my knowledge of the mind, but certainly not my knowledge of hypnotism. It’s very easy to hypnotize groups.” — L. Ron Hubbard, November 1, 1956


Overheard in the FreeZone

“Trump is very OT. He is part of a higher society. He may be being used to help us, but he is not being controlled! A prophet. I think he and Ivanka are from the Pleiadian society, here to fight the reptilians (as strange as it may sound). Regardless, so many have been programmed (brainwashed) into this society that it is difficult for them to wake up. They are still in a dream, but they are waking up! And many are already awake.”


Past is Prologue

2001: The National Enquirer reported that Scientology celebrity Tom Cruise plans a Scientology wedding with actress Penelope Cruz. “Beautiful Penelope – who was raised Catholic – has paved the way for a happy marriage by making several trips to the Church of Scientology’s Celebrity Center in Hollywood to take courses at Cruise’s behest. A devout Scientologist, Tom wants to make sure that there won’t be any religious friction between them as there was between him and second wife Nicole Kidman.”



Random Howdy

“If Hubbard hadn’t created Scientology, no one would even remember him.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Masterson’s demurrer denied Oct 19, arraignment delayed to November 2.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay’s sentencing set for October 29 in White Plains, NY delayed to January.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Next pretrial conference set for Jan 12 in Los Angeles

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 denied Oct 22 by Cal 2nd Appellate District.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: Nov 6 (motions to compel arbitration)
Matt and Kathy Feschbach tax debt: Eleventh Circuit ruled on Sept 9 that Feshbachs can’t discharge IRS debt in bankruptcy. Oct 19: Feshbachs still considering further appellate relief.
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.

Concluded litigation:
Dennis Nobbe, Medicare fraud, PPP loan fraud: Charged July 29. Bond revoked Sep 14. Nobbe dead, Sep 14.
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.


SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Tom Cruise and dirty tricks

The Australian Seven News network cancelled a 10-part investigation of Scientology and its history of dirty tricks. Read the transcripts of the episodes and judge for yourself why Tom Cruise and Tommy Davis might not have wanted viewers to see this hard-hitting series by journalist Bryan Seymour.


After the success of their double-Emmy-winning, three-season A&E series ‘Scientology and the Aftermath,’ Leah Remini and Mike Rinder continue the conversation on their podcast, ‘Scientology: Fair Game.’ We’ve created a landing page where you can hear all of the episodes so far.


An episode-by-episode guide to Leah Remini’s three-season, double-Emmy winning series that changed everything for Scientology watching. Originally aired from 2016 to 2019 on the A&E network, and coming November 1 to Netflix.


Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Other links: Scientology’s Ideal Orgs, from one end of the planet to the other. 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 a weekly series. How many have you read?



[ONE year ago] Kansas City going Ideal! Scientology’s grand opening is tomorrow — will Dave be there?
[TWO years ago] Scientology’s new survey is a hoot — we’re itching for your answers!
[THREE years ago] Hey, Netflix, why does Scientology actor Danny Masterson still have a job?
[FOUR years ago] Hillary Clinton has considered David Miscavige’s appeals lawyer for the US Supreme Court
[FIVE years ago] Jonny Jacobsen: Reflecting on the first week of Scientology’s criminal trial in Belgium
[SIX years ago] Jon Atack: Are cult members — like those in Scientology — unduly influenced?
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology Surprise: An Interview With OTVIIIisGrrr8!
[EIGHT years ago] Nathan Baca: Scientology’s Nevada Drug Rehab Program Is Completely Unregulated


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 2,107 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,611 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,131 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,151 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,042 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,349 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,217 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,991 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,795 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,111 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,677 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,596 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,764 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,345 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,606 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,644 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,357 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,882 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,412 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,963 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,112 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,432 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,287 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,406 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,762 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,065 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,171 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,573 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,445 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,028 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,523 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,777 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,886 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on November 1, 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)

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