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Finally, L. Ron Hubbard’s first ‘Clear’ — Sonya Bianchi — found again after 68 years

  We’re sad to report that on December 5, Frank T. Hulswit died before we had a chance to talk with him. He was 94.

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Scientology reveals it has a secret donor with an NFL connection giving millions

[Scientology barnstormer Michael Chan]

We want to thank our reader in Greece who alerted us to a pretty amazing situation. An entire 2-hour Michael Chan talk given to Scientologists in Athens had been posted to YouTube, and if we hurried we could get a look at it before Chan pulled it down (which Chan said []

Scientology responds to Leah Remini’s season premiere with smeariest smear video ever

  While last night’s season premiere of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath was airing on A&E, Scientology quietly posted a 12-minute smear video that may be the apotheosis of the genre.

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Things to be thankful for — the new Scientology holiday catalog is here!

  Our thanks to Rasha for bringing us some holiday cheer in the form of this year’s holiday catalog from the Church of Scientology, with so many sparkly gifts to get for the Hubbardite on your list.

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Scientology’s weirdly detailed shrine to L. Ron Hubbard in Florida even has ocean sounds

[Hubbard in the room that is now lovingly recreated at Flag]

Our thanks again to Rasha, who rushed to us the newest Source magazine out of Scientology’s spiritual mecca, the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida. Most of it is the usual drivel, encouraging members to drop large sums on a visit so they can []

Freewinds, part 3: How the cruise ship fits Scientology’s methods of obfuscation and lies

  Jeffrey Augustine concludes his series on the history of Scientology’s private barge, the Freewinds. See his earlier parts one and part two.

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Ahoy, matey: We have Scientology’s new Sea Org application!

  We want to thank the tipster who sent us a very interesting new document. We’re not at liberty yet to tell you just how our correspondent got their hands on this particular item — but that may change in the near future.

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Phil Jones: How Scientology sucked me in — even as National Lampoon warned me

  When I first got into Scientology I was still in high school. I was going to go to film school with my best friend at the time. He did end up going to university and studying film. This was in Toronto, after which he ended up moving to the states and eventually going []

In 1949, psychiatrists wouldn’t touch Dianetics — so L. Ron Hubbard invented one who would

[Author Alec Nevala-Lee and L. Ron Hubbard]

What an amazing treat we have for you today. To celebrate the publication of his book Astounding, author Alec Nevala-Lee is helping us bring to you a stunning document made public for the first time. We’ll let him describe it, and then we have it in its entirety []

Scientology’s cruise ship the Freewinds: Why OT 8 needed to be delivered off-shore

  Jeffrey Augustine continues his look into the history of Scientology’s private cruise ship, the Freewinds…

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