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Scientology’s 2020: Another year is in the books at the Underground Bunker!

 Of course we’re happy to see the last of 2020, a year that none of us will forget. But along with the bad, there has been some []

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The Top 25 People Enabling Scientology, No. 6: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

 There have been many startling disclosures about what actually happens inside Scientology over the years. But one of the results of several former top Sea Org officials coming forward around the year 2009 — people like Mike Rinder, Marc and Claire Headley, and Tom Devocht, for example — was the greater appreciation we all gained []

Scientology sounds so different from those still in and those who have left

 We’ve posted a lot of stories here at the Bunker from people who have left Scientology. People who were abused as children, who had their families ripped apart when they left, and some that are still struggling to understand what they went []

Scientology social media is like space age Christmas, praise Xenu!

[Remember us?]

Our thanks once again to the source who keeps us plugged in to what Scientologists are sharing with each other on social media. Let’s catch up with what church members are excited about as the year nears its end, shall []

The expensive set of nutty experiences Scientology is pushing hard right now

 As much as Scientology is slow to change because it’s based on the words of a guy who’s been dead for 36 years, it does evolve over time, and it’s something that has always fascinated []

Is David Miscavige boarding up orgs in anticipation of inauguration riots?

[Inauguration day: More “planetary bullbait”?]

Our readers continue to send in updates about the state of orgs around the US, some of which are boarded up. (Orgs overseas appear unaffected.) In our previous updates, we noted that Scientology churches were either partially or fully boarded up in New York, DC, Dallas, Mountain View, Detroit, Pasadena, San []

Does Shelly Miscavige know it’s Christmas 2020?

 Two years ago we decided that on Christmas Day it would be a good time to review what we knew about the disappearance of Shelly Miscavige, wife to Scientology’s leader David Miscavige, who vanished from Scientology’s Gold Base in summer 2005. We wondered if Shelly, kept hidden in a remote mountain compound, even knew it []

Whoops. Letter shows Scientology gave Jane Doe #1 permission to sue Danny Masterson in 2004

[“IJC” Mike Ellis and Danny Masterson]

Last week we told you that it had happened again, and Jane Doe #1’s real name had inadvertently been included in court documents, this time by her own attorneys. Also, for some reason when her lawyers had filed a sworn declaration written by her last week, they not only filed []

Political dupe of the day: KC councilman helps Scientology front group with ‘murder’ signs

 In 1980, Scientology was in big trouble. A 1977 FBI raid had resulted in 11 top Scientology officials being convicted of conspiracy as documents and testimony proved that the church had engaged in a years-long infiltration of the US and other governments, and had broken into sensitive offices and stole documents by the []

‘Tears of joy’: Scientology boasts that leader David Miscavige attended Clearwater event

 Our thanks to the tipster who sent us scans of the new Source magazine, Scientology’s in-house publication for its Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida.

And besides the usual drivel about promoting the high-level and expensive processes at Flag, this issue contained a surprise: Evidence that leader David Miscavige made a recent appearance at a Flag []