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You just dropped tens of thousands on Scientology: Could you be any more excited?

Scientology’s OT levels may cost tens of thousands of dollars to complete, but gosh, can there be anything more exciting than going OT?

These folks, who recently completed their auditing levels at the Copenhagen Advanced Org, wanted the world to know just how good they feel about it, and we are happy to help them get the word out. And we want to thank reader Richard for sending this Scientology propaganda along and furnishing the translations to English.



I felt tremendous joy and relief during this incredible step. My eyesight has improved and also my thoughtlessness, chronic fatigue and automatism have disappeared. I am now in control of myself and my perceptions are fully active again! — Ilsiar Ibraguimova


I have become much stronger and more able to cope with things that I have not been dealing with until now. It’s great that now I can focus on the future which, in my opinion, will be bright and happy. — Michaela Krajcovicova


The OT levels have given me and my dynamics a great deal of power, space, calm and stability as well as certainty. I felt a great power that was released, with the knowledge and certainty of what the future holds for me. I am ready for the next exciting journey to Total Freedom. — Thomas Wolf Juvonen


It was a truly fascinating level: I have improved my memory, I am much more stable and my understanding of others has increased dramatically. And now it is quite real that eternity is something that belongs to me and that I can control! — Marta Trinei



It was fantastic! Now I have the reality that this level is not just about the first dynamic. It is much more and there is a huge difference. I cannot put into words how beautiful all this is for me: I have the feeling that I have been waiting for it all my life. When someone says “I want to do something really great that will change the world,” this is what they have to do! Now I can’t wait to rush to Flag and start Solo NOTs — it’s the only sensible thing to do in this world and the only one that really makes a difference. Everyone has to go up the Bridge, without exception. — Anita Dorina Lovas-Nemes


This was the best journey of my life … and doing it at AOSH EU was amazing! I had the feeling that I was at home and that someone was constantly taking me by the hand. New OT V is super MAGIC and theta, there are no words to describe it! For the first time ever, I felt that I was truly doing something for my dynamics and now I can’t wait to go to Flag to start Solo NOTs and be one of those 10,000 people! — Antonella Russo


Now I know that true happiness exists and can be reached. My awareness increased so rapidly that it was very difficult to find stable data to hold on to. This brought me to a level of awareness and wisdom that I couldn’t even imagine. I understand that a thetan is buried under a blanket of aberrations and that society is founded on an agreement of the “Bank.” — Matteo Trinei



It was such a fantastic trip to come to AOSH Europe! It is a wonderful environment to do the OT levels and this experience will stay with me for eternity. It felt like home: everyone is so warm, friendly and theta. I also liked the speed of the service, I am very happy to have done the whole cycle from OT Preps to New OT V in one stay here in Copenhagen. Spiritual freedom is very important these days and I advise all Scientologists to take their next step on the Bridge now. — Johanna Schmied


Chris Shelton on ‘History of Man’

Says Chris: “It was suggested by one of my viewers recently that I explore Scientology’s History of Man in a little more depth, so in this episode I show how far down the crazy hole Scientology’s ‘space opera’ beliefs go, what this has to do with Xenu and aliens, and also give you some details you probably haven’t heard before about how Scientologists adopt these beliefs in their own personal auditing. I hope you all enjoy this one.”



Jon Atack and Karen de la Carriere




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Source Code

“I saw a little fellow once, about 110 pounds, pick up a grand piano and shove it out of a burning house. He never pushed a barbell in his life. Of course, when he got out on the lawn; he wondered who brought the piano out. He just produced enough energy at that moment and overcame enough gravity and threw enough postulates out the window so that the piano would dematerialize in the living room, and rematerialize in the front lawn. And he says, ‘I wonder who brought that piano out?’ Now, if he had arduously trained himself so as to eat Wheaties, why, he would have, of course, left the piano right where it was.” — L. Ron Hubbard, May 7, 1954


Avast, Ye Mateys

“UK ENQUIRY: The ‘Findings’ of this enquiry have been handed over to Sir Joseph in House of Lords. This means very early publication. Past signs are that they will not be viciously unfavorable. We are busy working to handle any possible repercussion. It may be a week or so yet before they hit the UK press. This cycle is far from conclusive. We made a last minute breakthrough on the WHO that began all this and keeps busy hounding us. This breakthrough puts the initiative in our hands. Instead of trying to find out WHO has been hitting Scientology we now find we are moved right over, on target, of WHO is responsible for East-West upsets and the atomic war threats and the economic crises. Whetever the UK ‘enquiry’ says, the end of the war is well in view.” — The Commodore, May 7, 1971


Overheard in the FreeZone


“You have to not know to have a game. We want a game. Knowing all is no game. You can convert a game into a no game by knowing, you can convert no game into a game by not knowing.”


Past is Prologue

1999: Kristi Wachter received revenge pickets. “At least two revenge picketers, Craig and Nick, graced the sidewalk in front of my apartment building today. I noticed them at 1:50 and they were gone when I went down at 2:15 to say hello and engage in the obligatory photo shoot. They had affixed two bigot fliers to the gate of my building. In addition, yesterday, someone tossed two bigot fliers through the gate, where they sat, face down, unnoticed. Craig, Mick, and Joanna stopped by today for another quick revenge picket. I noticed them at around 2 pm and they left at about 2:15. Joanna had a new hand-lettered sign without a stick. Joanna asked me again, ‘Don’t you have a job?’ even though we went over that last Thursday (I had explained that, as an independent contractor, I have a lot of control over when I work). Mick harped repeatedly on the psych history he’s certain I must have, asking whether I’d taken my medication today and inviting me to tell him how psychiatry had helped me. I repeated for the umpteenth time that I’m not interested in discussing my personal life. My revenge picketers just left. It was the usual trio: Craig, Mick, and Joanna. Mick was wielding his trusty video camera, and Joanna had her hand-made sign again. They were here from about 3:45 – 4:15. I picked up the two bigot fliers they tossed through the gate – they’ve backed up an issue or two, and they’re back to the ones with the decent picture of me, grinning, and calling me ‘This woman’ instead of ‘Your neighbor.’ Representatives from Scientology picketed my apartment building again today. Bob was back this time, bringing the total to four – Bob, Craig, Mick, and Joanna. They arrived at around 2:10; I think they were only here for about 15 minutes, but I’m not sure.”


Random Howdy

“Hubbard just took ‘astral projection’ and redefined it as ‘exteriorization’.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Next pretrial conference May 31. Trial scheduled for August 29.

‘Lafayette Ronald Hubbard’ (a/k/a Justin Craig), aggravated assault, plus drug charges: Last hearing was on January 18, referred to grand jury. Additional charges also referred to grand jury after January 5 assault while in jail.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay sentenced to 9 years in prison. Jeff’s sentencing to be scheduled.
Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Pretrial conference May 20 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next pretrial conference set for May 5.
Joseph ‘Ben’ Barton, Medicare fraud: Pleaded guilty, awaiting sentencing.
Yanti Mike Greene, Scientology private eye accused of contempt of court: Found guilty of criminal and civil contempt.

Civil litigation:
Baxter, Baxter, and Paris v. Scientology, alleging labor trafficking: Complaint filed April 28 in Tampa federal court.
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.’ Valerie’s motion for reconsideration denied on March 15.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: Appellate court removes requirement of arbitration on January 19, case remanded back to Superior Court. Next hearing scheduled for June 29.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Third amended complaint filed, trial set for December 6.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: New trial ordered after appeals court overturned prior ruling.
Chiropractors Steve Peyroux and Brent Detelich, stem cell fraud: Lawsuit filed by the FTC and state of Georgia in August, now in discovery phase.



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] The nanny task list from a Scientology couple that is driving Twitter insane
[TWO years ago] Tom Cruise in orbit: Why it makes sense for NASA to launch Scientology’s space cadet
[THREE years ago] Scientology’s cruise ship and kids: Raped on the Freewinds at 12
[FOUR years ago] Scientology celeb Joy Villa takes down her ‘testing the waters’ for Congress web pages
[FIVE years ago] Even in Mexico, Scientology bullies people with hired muscle — but for now strikes out
[SIX years ago] Scientology’s hypnotic suggestion: What’s true for you is what’s true for L. Ron Hubbard
[SEVEN years ago] Guest post: 20 reasons the Church of Scientology is a cult and a fraud
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology’s plans for the KCET studios in Los Angeles finally taking shape?
[TEN years ago] The Five Most Dream-Like Sequences in the John Travolta Sex-Assault Lawsuit


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 2,657 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,162 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,712 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,702 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,593 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,899 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,768 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,542 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,873 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,346 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,662 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,228 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,147 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,315 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,895 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,157 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,193 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,908 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,433 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 788 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,963 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,514 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,663 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,983 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,838 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,957 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,313 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,616 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,722 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,120 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,996 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,579 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,074 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,328 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,437 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on May 7, 2022 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, 1995-2021 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Underground Bunker (2012-2021), 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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