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Scientology is trying extra hard to get you to fork over more money, you pesky thetan!

 We always enjoy the Scientology propaganda that our readers forward to us, and over the years it has helped give us a sense of how things are going in David Miscavige’s bouncy castle he calls a church. []

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Scientology intervenes at Danny Masterson hearing, judge refuses to dismiss rape charges

[Scientology attorney William Forman and Danny Masterson]

Today’s event in the criminal prosecution of Danny Masterson was scheduled to be a short hearing on a defense motion to dismiss, but it started out with a surprising appearance by attorneys for the Church of []

Another crucial Scientology eyewitness coming forward, starting today at the Bunker

 Louise Shekter is a well known name to Sea Org members who sailed with L. Ron Hubbard. Her career in Scientology is rather astounding, from serving on the Apollo, to a stint in the Guardian’s Office, and much more. She’s never spoken publicly about her experiences before, but we’re incredibly excited that she’s beginning to []

And now for this word from Scientology about how great everything is!

 On Friday we brought you a rather amazing (and disturbing) recruitment video from the crew at Scientology’s Orlando “Ideal Org.” The video seemed to use a reference to Adolf Hitler as a way of spreading fear over the measures being aimed at the lethal pandemic, and proposed working for Scientology as a kind of []

Scientology on the Autobahn: Selling blue sky to the Germans and Swiss back in the day

[Bruce Hines]

Bruce Hines has another piece for us today from his time in Scientology. Make sure you see his earlier pieces for us here, and []

You recruited people to Scientology: After you’re out, how do you deal with the regret?

 This week on Facebook Karen Pressley, the former Celebrity Centre executive who published her memoir Escaping Scientology in 2017 and appeared on Leah Remini’s A&E series, posted something we thought was really worth bringing to your []

Scientology tries (and fails) to rehabilitate L. Ron Hubbard’s involvement in South Africa

 It’s that time of year again, and so we’ve begun keeping an eye on Scientology’s YouTube channel in anticipation that some time between now and February 13, when Super Bowl LVI will be played in Los Angeles, the new ‘mystery sandwich’ ad will []

Scientology celebrates the sheer competence of a superpower OT 8, and so will we

 When someone reaches the pinnacle of Scientology achievement — completing the auditing level of Operating Thetan Level Eight — it’s really a big deal. This is someone who has dedicated years to the pursuit, has spent something like half a million to two million dollars to get there, has completed the level itself while aboard []

Scientology’s global conquest: Founder L. Ron Hubbard stressed ‘put in ethics’ to foil enemies

 

We were going through a pile of early Scientology materials and ran across a 1966 account of his African travels from L. Ron Hubbard that we found particularly entertaining. It has been posted to the Internet before, but we don’t think we’ve discussed it here at the Bunker. We do remember a few years ago []

Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in WW2: Notes from a prohibited war diary

[Shipmates: Hubbard and Nolan]

PickAnotherID is a member of the Underground Bunker community who is a veteran with expertise in military records. Previously, he documented more thoroughly than anyone ever has the extent of the Church of Scientology’s “stolen valor” concerning bogus claims about founder L. Ron Hubbard’s World War 2 record. Now he’s back with []