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OH JOY: Scientology has a fundraising survey for you, space pilgrims!

At Scientology the fundraising never stops. However, you can imagine that the marks get a little wary after a while when they keep getting invited down for the same speakers and topics before they have to open up their wallets.

So the “Int Landlord Office” has sent out a survey in order to get some ideas for how to entice wealthy members down for a fleecing.

We thought you’d want to see it. And based on the questions, we have a feeling the real question being asked here is, how can we get you to spend a bunch of money just getting to “Flag” — the Flag Land Base, Scientology’s Florida headquarters in Clearwater, Florida for a two-day “Ideal Org” convention that will likely feature church leader David Miscavige himself. Is that enough to entice you across the country?

Let us know how you’d fill it out!



Information: The Int Landlord Office is gathering information from OT Committee members, active OTs and Scientologists and Ideal Org contributors to assist in planning for upcoming events. We would appreciate your opinion on these matters. Please fill this out and return. Thank you. Manuela

Name:__________________________________ Org:__________________

State or Country you live in:________________________________________

Case Level:____________________ Training Level:___________________

Ideal Org Donation Status:_________________________________________

1. If you were to attend an event, which public or OT Committee member (either local or international) would you be most interested in hearing from?

2. Which Class V staff members (either local or international) would you be most interested in hearing from at this event?

3. Which management terminals from either the CLO or INT do you like hearing from at events?

4. Which management terminals from either the CLO or INT are you most interested in attending a seminar from?

5. Which Flag staff member would you like to hear from at an event?

6. Which Flag staff member would you be most interested in attending a seminar from?

7. Which Ideal Org topics are you most interested in attending a seminar or hearing a speech on?

8. What type of music or performances are you most interested in seeing at an event?


9. Who was your favorite performer that you’ve seen at an event?

10. If you were to attend a 2-day event at Flag regarding Ideal Orgs, what activities would you be most interested in participating in?

11. What do you feel would help you the most in promoting and getting people to attend a 2-day event at Flag regarding Ideal Orgs?

12. How much do you feel is a reasonable ticket price to attend a 2-day Ideal Org convention at Flag?

13. Are there any particular subjects that you feel you need assistance with for your OT Committee or field?

14. Anything else you’d like to communicate?

Thank you!


Technology Cocktail

“You can know a barbarism by its witch doctors, its concept of the other man’s mind. In this society the mental witch doctor, comfortably enfranchised by the A.P.A., believes sincerely Man is an animal without soul or hope and, following Pavlov and other Russian teachings, that Man works only for reward like “any other dog.”” — L. Ron Hubbard, 1958




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 as Danny faces a potential sentence of 45 years to life in prison. NOW WITH TRIAL INDEX.


THE PODCAST: How many have you heard?

[1] Marc Headley [2] Claire Headley [3] Jeffrey Augustine [4] Bruce Hines [5] Sunny Pereira [6] Pete Griffiths [7] Geoff Levin [8] Patty Moher [9] Marc Headley [10] Jefferson Hawkins [11] Michelle ‘Emma’ Ryan [12] Paulette Cooper [13] Jesse Prince [14] Mark Bunker [15] Jon Atack [16] Mirriam Francis [17] Bruce Hines on MSH

— SPECIAL: The best TV show on Scientology you never got to see

[1] Phil Jones [2] Derek Bloch [3] Carol Nyburg [4] Katrina Reyes [5] Jamie DeWolf

— The first Danny Masterson trial and beyond

[18] Trial special with Chris Shelton [19] Trial week one [20] Marc Headley on the spy in the hallway [21] Trial week two [22] Trial week three [23] Trial week four [24] Leah Remini on LAPD Corruption [25] Mike Rinder 2022 Thanksgiving Special [26] Jane Doe 4 (Tricia Vessey), Part One [27] Jane Doe 4 (Tricia Vessey), Part Two [28] Claire Headley on the trial [29] Tory Christman [30] Bruce Hines on spying [31] Karen de la Carriere [32] Ron Miscavige on Shelly Miscavige [33] Karen de la Carriere on the L’s [34] Mark Bunker on Miscavige hiding [35] Mark Plummer [36] Mark Ebner [37] Karen Pressley [38] Steve Cannane [39] Fredrick Brennan [40] Clarissa Adams [41] Louise Shekter [42] John Sweeney


Source Code

“GUARDIAN OFFICE WIN: The D/GUS Office got a great big win and a commendation from the state for pulling off a coup for them. Got us off their bad hat list. And how. There is however no truth in the rumour that the FBI was presented to us to run. What would J. Edgar do for personal publicity? ” — L. Ron Hubbard, May 27, 1970



Avast, Ye Mateys

“WW has orders to heavily recruit Scn org personnel and handle posting and other personnel functions Last Feb PL. They have acked it. If EC WW will do this function well, the Scn network will increase. We are engaged heavily in keeping this network of orgs going. The circular action is for public to enter the Franchise and lower org network and move up to the higher orgs. Thus they get to SO orgs. And we have wherewithal to handle things. When that cycle breaks down, it’s grim.” — The Commodore, May 27, 1970


Overheard in the FreeZone

“Jiminii states he was ‘created’ (assuming an identity in MEST) 900 years in the future, and came here in 1950 into a body. Quite a new thetan or assumed point of view. LRH seems to have been here some centillion years. On the other hand, very big beings are here and their invalidative vibrations probably affect us. And don’t forget the entities that attach to the thetan here.”


Past is Prologue

2000: The coming European release of Battlefield Earth has sparked articles on Scientology, such as an article in Spiegel. “Hollywood’s leading Scientologist John Travolta fulfilled his life’s dream by filming a space thriller from his sect guru – and made a terrible fool of himself. This spring, the early warning systems of culture criticism found a new reason to sound the alarm: a science fiction film by the name of ‘Battlefield Earth’ was coming to the screen. The novel on which it is based originated from a man by the name of L. Ron Hubbard, who became known in his lifetime for the founding of the Scientology Church. The film catastrophe had only one redeeming value: hardly had the movie started in the USA than the hysterics in the editorial department were called off and the annihilation writers took the command. A ‘planetary disaster’ judged Time, ‘probably the worst film of the century,’ wrote the New York Times. In vain one waited for just one statement from Scientology. Probably for a good reason. Until now the psycho-association enjoyed the fact that it was feared by many people who would not break out in derisive laughter as soon as its name was heard. Either they hold Travolta responsible for this battlefield of a movie, as any other company would do when one of its image bearers fail, and throw him out. Or they grit their teeth and stand through the catastrophe.”


Random Howdy


“A Scientologist is a person who keeps buying bunk drugs that do nothing and he goes back to the dealer and tells him he didn’t feel anything and the dealer tells him everybody else says the stuff is the bomb and he must have done something wrong, so the dude buys some more and does it again and again and again. He’s a chump.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Mistrial declared November 30. Retrial scheduled, jury selection begins March 29. Next pretrial hearing: Feb 16.
‘Lafayette Ronald Hubbard’ (a/k/a Justin Craig), aggravated assault, plus drug charges: Grand jury indictments include charges from an assault while in custody. Next pretrial hearing Feb 13.
Rizza Islam, Medi-Cal fraud: Trial scheduled for March 1 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next status conference Feb 13.

Civil litigation:
Baxter, Baxter, and Paris v. Scientology, alleging labor trafficking: Complaint filed April 28 in Tampa federal court, Scientology moving to compel arbitration. Plaintiffs filed amended complaint on August 2. Hearing November 17 to argue the arbitration motions, awaiting ruling.
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Selection of arbitrators underway. Next court hearing: March 15, 2023.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: Appellate court removes requirement of arbitration on January 19, case remanded back to Superior Court. Stay in place at least through February 7.
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.



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] After the holiday weekend, Danny Masterson’s criminal rape case returns with a vengeance
[THREE years ago] Miscavige scores: Ohio Gov. DeWine to send out thousands of Scientology pamphlets
[FOUR years ago] On Memorial Day, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s stolen valor really rankles
[FIVE years ago] PRAISE XENU: We have more Scientology hip-hop, and even better – IT’S AUSSIE-FLAVORED
[SIX years ago] ‘Source’ magazine offers a glimpse into what goes on at Scientology’s Florida ‘mecca’
[SEVEN years ago] Is Scientology using Tommy Davis to get Aussie billionaire James Packer back in the fold?
[EIGHT years ago] John Coale, Greta Van Susteren, and the miracle of Scientology drug technology: A meditation
[NINE years ago] Life after Scientology: The post-Sea Org baby boom
[TEN years ago] Scientology’s Drug Rehab Network Goes On the Offensive
[ELEVEN years ago] How You Can Help a Film About Kate Bornstein Happen


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 3,042 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,547 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 3,097 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 2,087 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,978 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 5,282 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 3,153 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 2,258 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,705 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 4,047 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,613 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,532 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,700 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 4,281 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,542 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,578 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 3,294 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,858 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 1,173 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 2,348 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,899 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 4,030 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 4,368 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 9,223 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 4,342 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,698 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 7,001 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 3,107 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,505 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 3,381 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,964 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,459 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,713 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,822 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on May 27, 2023 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, 1995-2022 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Underground Bunker (2012-2022), 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…

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