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Scientology wants your feedback, thetan: ‘Who would you like to hear from?’

[We can’t get enough of these Scientology whales: Are they available?]

It’s your chance to help out Scientology again, dear readers. They have sent out another survey to members, asking for their feedback. And this time, it’s about who they want to see on stage!

Now, we’re most used to seeing Scientology’s head honcho, David Miscavige, dominate proceedings at Scientology’s International Events, especially in the last 15 years or so. Before that, it was more likely that a collection of different people would get a chance to speak to the thousands assembled in Los Angeles or Clearwater or England.

But maybe even the most dedicated, and few remaining, Scientologists still looking forward to the return of in-person events is perhaps looking for someone besides Dear Leader to take the stage.

How else to interpret this questionnaire?

We’re mostly looking forward to your own responses, of course. Who would you like to see on stage at the next Scientology event? Who’s your management “terminal,” pilgrim?



Your opinion is needed! Management would like to know your feedback regarding speakers at events. This is for ANY kind of events (Ideal Org, Bridge flow, Activation, etc). Please answer the below questions:


Your name:
Your local org:
Your Case Level:
Your Training Level:

1. Which management terminals do you listen to?

2. Which management terminals do you like hearing from at events or seminars?

3. Which Flag terminals do look up to?

4. Which Flag terminals would you like hearing from at events or seminars?

5. What past events or seminars inspired you the most?

5a. Why?

5b. Who was the speaker?


6. Who would you like to hear from amongst the public or OT Committee?

7. Who do you trust in the OT Committee or in the field?

8. What org staff do you depend on?

Thank you for your feedback!


Bonus items from our tipsters

We received this image of the R6 implant tree that’s putting on a pretty display at the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater, Florida, Scientology’s most holy spot.

OK, you tell us: What’s in the presents? (Wrong answers only.)



Jon Atack interviews Sarah Edmondson




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Source Code

“It’s very simple to take a thetan and knock him into a state of somnolence and make him believe he is someplace else and then actually operate with him at that new place. You could, for instance, take a, go down the street here and find a lady of easy virtue and put her into a super trance and then tell her very convincingly while she’s in this super trance that you’re going to take care of her body, but you simply want her to go down and uh, be Mrs. Eisenhower. The darndest things would happen to Mrs. Eisenhower. This is one of the oldest political gimmicks in this universe. This is so old and so worn out as a political gimmick that nearly everybody has done it and he is now guilty of an overt act every time he thinks of it.” — L. Ron Hubbard, December 4, 1952


Avast, Ye Mateys

“We have obtained permission from local authorities to burn paper on the dock. An incinerator is being constructed and will be used to burn confidential papers. So — paper hoarders, get your trash ready and work out how and when you will burn the trash at the end of the dock.” — Lt. N.F. Starkey, Captain, December 4, 1971



Overheard in the FreeZone

“While most of history’s philosophers were blinded by deductive logic, Ron stuck out his neck and proved that intuition can be right, and millions of success stories back him up. If Dianetics and Scientology didn’t work they would never have got off the ground to start with. Religions and atheism offer only aphorisms, mundane morality, and megatons of pomposity. ‘Do unto others…’ is about the best the world has come up with – but no actual tech….The suicide rate in the UK is at an all-time high. Marriages don’t last, and social ills just get worse and worse: the dire economy, terrorism, drug, alcohol abuse and crime won’t go away, on and on and on. But wait, there is a solution! ‘a tiny group of data’ has come to the rescue!”


Past is Prologue

1999: Shift magazine carried a story on Scientologist Sky Dayton recently. “True to the model of the young internet turk, patience is not on Sky Dayton’s list of attributes. His zeal, which led him to found one of America’s fastest growing ISPs, is legendary in high-tech circles. This image gives his investors confidence–peace of mind in knowing that EarthLink wasn’t just a fluke of timing. ‘Scientology teaches you very specific things,’ he says, ‘like formulas for communicating with people, or who to chose as your friend, or how to fix a broken marriage.’ (He is, incidentally, happily married to a writer named Arwen.) It’s Scientology, chased with a healthy dose of Ayn Rand-whose novel The Fountainhead Dayton adores-that’s convinced him he’s in complete control of his destiny. ‘One of the basic concepts of Scientology is that you are not a product of your environment,’ he says. ‘That is a great lie of the past hundred years-that you are the product of the inputs in your life. Scientology teaches that your environment is the product of you.'”


Random Howdy

“David Miscavige is the Sarah Winchester of cult leaders. He just keeps building and building, trying to keep the ghosts of his and Hubbard’s victims at bay.”



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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Next hearing set for February 8. Trial scheduled for August 29, 2022.
‘Lafayette Ronald Hubbard’ (a/k/a Justin Craig), false imprisonment, aggravated assault, plus drug charges: Next hearing scheduled for December 21.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay sentenced to 9 years in prison. Jeff’s sentencing to be scheduled.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Pretrial conference December 17 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next pretrial conference set for February 11.
Joseph ‘Ben’ Barton, Medicare fraud: Pleaded guilty, awaiting sentencing.

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Eleventh Circuit affirmed ruling granting Scientology’s motion for arbitration. Garcias considering next move.
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ US Supreme Court denied Valerie’s petition Oct 4.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: California Supreme Court granted review on May 26 and asked the Second Appellate Division to direct Judge Steven Kleifield to show cause why he granted Scientology’s motion for arbitration. Oral arguments held November 2, awaiting a ruling.
Matt and Kathy Feschbach tax debt: Eleventh Circuit ruled on Sept 9, 2020 that Feshbachs can’t discharge IRS debt in bankruptcy. Dec 17: Feshbachs sign court judgment obliging them to pay entire $3.674 million tax debt, plus interest from Nov 19.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Third amended complaint filed, trial set for June 28, 2022.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs. Case appealed on Dec 23. Appeal hearing held Aug 23-27. Awaiting a ruling.



We first broke the news of the LAPD’s investigation of Scientology celebrity Danny Masterson on rape allegations in 2017, and we’ve been covering the story every step of the way since then. At this page we’ve collected our most important links, including our four days in Los Angeles covering the preliminary hearing and its ruling, which has Danny facing trial and the potential sentence of 45 years to life in prison.


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 now on Netflix.


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

Other links: SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Tom Cruise and dirty tricks. 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] WHOA! Scientology to Judge Kleifield: Wrecking human lives IS our ‘commerce’
[TWO years ago] Danny Masterson is served rape lawsuit in papers delivered to his wife Bijou Phillips
[THREE years ago] Scientology is known for its use of spies — and tonight, you’ll hear from one
[FOUR years ago] Yes, L. Ron Hubbard wrote even more about children and sex, and we need to talk about it
[FIVE years ago] A new technology shows promise for treating depression, so Scientology wants to kill it
[SIX years ago] How Scientology ‘caretakers’ could stand by and watch Lisa McPherson deteriorate
[SEVEN years ago] ‘Chicago Fire’ actor Christian Stolte sets off an alarm about Scientology and the actors’ union
[EIGHT years ago] TEXAS SHOWDOWN: Can Monique Rathbun Get an Order to Depose Scientology Leader David Miscavige?
[TEN years ago] Scientology Cruise Ship as Hellhole: The Ramana Dienes-Browning Story


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 2,504 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,009 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,529 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,549 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,440 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,747 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,615 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,389 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,719 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,193 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,509 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,075 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,994 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,162 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,743 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,004 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,040 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,755 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,280 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 635 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,810 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,361 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,510 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,830 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,685 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,804 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,160 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,463 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,569 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,967 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,843 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,426 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,921 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,175 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,284 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on December 4, 2021 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, 1995-2020 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Underground Bunker (2012-2020), 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, 15 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

Watch our short videos that explain Scientology’s controversies in three minutes or less…

Check your whale level at our dedicated page for status updates, or join us at the Underground Bunker’s Facebook discussion group for more frivolity.

Our non-Scientology stories: Robert Burnham Jr., the man who inscribed the universe | Notorious alt-right inspiration Kevin MacDonald and his theories about Jewish DNA | The selling of the “Phoenix Lights” | Astronomer Harlow Shapley‘s FBI file | Sex, spies, and local TV news | Battling Babe-Hounds: Ross Jeffries v. R. Don Steele


Tony Ortega at The Daily Beast


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