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« on: June 02, 2009, 12:05:32 AM »

The first the world knew of the death of L Ron Hubbard was when it was
announced at the Hollywood Palladium at roughly 7:30 pm on the 27th of January 1986, by a 24 year old David Miscavige.
It was a sad day..... for truth.

I`m going to be exposing the lies David Miscavige told in his speech.
You see as Fascinating as the Hubbard myth is... The cold hard facts tell a far more interesting story.

But just to give an overview of this con job, here is an article about the death of L Ron Hubbard.

http://www.newtimesslo.com/cover/2628/l-ron-hubbards-last-refuge/
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2009, 12:44:44 AM »

Former RTC Inspector General Jesse Prince
discusses the death of L. Ron Hubbard


Jesse Prince is one of the highest ranking former officers of the Church of Scientology to have the courage to come forward and tell his story. In this post, he discusses the tension between current CoS head David Miscavige and his then-rival to the throne, Pat Broeker, in the months preceding Hubbard's death.
In the weeks since he first came forward with his story, Jesse Prince has been travelling around the country to meet with many CoS opponents, and, in some cases, filing affidavits on their behalf. For these actions, he has been targeted as 'fair game' for the CoS, which has put both him and his friends and supporters under extreme pressure from the Office of Special Affairs (OSA), the church's investigation unit, also known as 'Scientology's Secret Service.' He has nonetheless made several posts to alt.religion.scientology, including that from which this excerpt has been taken.

Click here to read the entire post in its original format.

From a post by Jesse Prince (September 5, 1998):

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Now let"s go back in time to an afternoon in the late summer of 1984. I am sitting in one of many legal/litigation meetings at Author Services, Inc., or ASI. I am in RTC, a nonprofit religious corporation which ostensibly has absolutely nothing to do wth ASI, a for-profit corporation. But David Miscavige finds it convenient at the moment to be the Chairman of the Board of ASI, and, since David Miscavige runs Scientology (no matter where he places himself corporately), he can order all of us to meet wherever and whenever he wants us to.

The subject of this particular meeting concerns the LRH probate case in Riverside, California, and, as always, more corporate "sort-out." Lawyers have advised that there is still too much evidence to prove that LRH is incompetent to manage his own affairs. This is crucial, since the case has been brought by LRH"s son Nibbs, who has claimed that LRH is incompetent to manage his own affairs and that his estate is being stolen by the Church of Scientology under David Miscavige's leadership. Nibbs is hoping to take over LRH's assets if he can prove that LRH is incompetent. So this is a very serious threat.

LRH has repeatedly said he wants different lawyers to represent him, and that he wants different legal advice on how to win this case against Nibbs. But DM has decided that the lawyers LRH already has (and who were chosen, of course, by DM) are the best possible legal counsel. LRH specifically doesn"t like the fact that these attorneys are advising him to back away from managing Scientology"s affairs. Part of the reason for this is that DM feels (and has told the attorneys) that LRH is losing his grip on reality.

In truth, DM was not the only one who knew that LRH was an old man past his prime, with no real "new ideas" or "brilliant revelations" for quite some time. All he could do was say the same thing, over and over: "There are more BTs! Many more than people realize!" Hubbard really was a bit senile at the end there - his brain pretty well fried by a wide range of drugs which he used for his "research" -- and this scared the hell out of his top messengers and others near him.

For many years, LRH's top aide, Pat Broeker, and his wife, Annie Broeker, looked after the daily care of LRH. Pat was the financial conduit between LRH and the vast reserves of liquid cash mounting in the multiple corporations of Scientology which LRH always had at his disposal. David Miscavige would be called by Pat to bring hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars in cash in briefcases to cover "basic expenses" for LRH and his small crew of four staff. Often the prearranged meeting place was near Las Vegas. On many of these occasions, Pat and Dave would go to a casino and gamble away thousands of dollars of LRH's money, just hanging out having a good time together.

But as LRH felt his grasp on the Scientology empire weakening, he became extremely suspicious of Dave and ordered me to give him a security check to see if Dave was trying to prevent LRH from having his way with the church as he was used to having. Basically, LRH was upset that he could not simply romp from one fake corporation to another, wreaking havoc in his wake, as he had always done. And he was being advised by attorneys whom Dave had hired that in order to protect his money, he should disappear for a while. All of these circumstances added up for LRH, and he was not at all sure he could trust DM. He was afraid DM was trying to take over. Sure, he had practically raised Dave from a pup, but still, who could be trusted in this business?

So I was ordered to sec check DM to determine his real motives for passing along legal advice that he back off from his own church. When I walked into Dave"s office he was crying like a child who had taken a crap in his pants and now stank to high heaven. Dave swore up and down to me that he was only following LRH"s own orders to get an "All Clear" -- meaning to get LRH dismissed from all the outstanding litigation -- so that LRH could travel freely again, without fear of subpoenas or worse.

LRH had been in hiding, not only from the public but also from 95 percent of all his staff, for the last fifteen to twenty years anyway. Dave was extremely indignant at being asked such incriminating questions, but because of the questions I was asking him, he was fairly certain that LRH would soon assign him to the RPF (the Rehabilitation Project Force, Scientology"s political prison).

In the security check Dave made sure he told me about the trips to the casinoes, the heavy drinking and the women he and Pat had enjoyed together. Dave freely confessed his sins and Pat Broeker"s sins as well. He said if he was going to go down, he was going to make sure Pat Broeker went down as well. He was very critical of Pat, saying he had a long history of alcohol abuse and recklessly spending LRH's money. Of course, the person who received the report of Dave"s sec check was Pat Broeker. So it didn"t surprise me a bit when Dave and Pat suddenly became best buddies again. I seriously doubt that anything but reports full of glowing praise for Dave ever went to LRH. In retrospect I realize both Pat Broeker and David Miscavige had an interest in keeping the status quo with LRH, since both of them had dreams of one day being the new dictator of Scientology once the current Ding Dong king was dead.

LRH went on spending his millions freely on property and "research" (all this really meant was that he was buying more and more drugs for himself) and buying exotic animals like buffalo, llamas, swans and peacocks at the ranch at Creston.

LRH seemed resigned to follow the legal advice of Dave"s lawyers and stayed away from Scientology. However, he made it known that he was still very salty about the whole deal and refused to make contact as he had done in the past.

About a year and a half later he became very ill.

- From a post by Jesse Prince (jesse.prince@gte.net)

http://home.earthlink.net/~snefru/deathoflrh/prince-death.html
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009, 12:49:23 AM »

Strange Death in a Strange Land

The Old Man in the Desert


He had achieved success beyond his wildest dreams; wealth, fame and the adulation of thousands of devoted adherents.

Yet for the last five years of his life, L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, dwelt, a virtual prisoner of his own paranoia,  a recluse in self-imposed exile, on a ranch in the desert of Creston, California. Surrounded by a handful of trusted aides, he handed over the running of his multimillion dollar empire to a chosen few. Even his wife was cut off - after she got out of prison after serving a sentence for her part in the notorious Snow White case, she never saw her husband again.

In fact, few did. Fearing indictment in the Snow White case, Hubbard fled to the desert in the early 80s, leaving behind his role as de facto controller of the Scientology empire and taking with him only a handful of trusted aides, mostly those now-grown messengers from the Commodore's Messenger Org, who had, in some cases literally, grown up under the Machiavellian tutelage of Hubbard, and became his emissaries to the empire he oversaw.

The Vultures Gather

Of these former messengers turned executives, the future head of Scientology, David Miscavige, was amongst those angling to take control of the church upon its founder's death. But despite chronic ill health, the founder lived on, leaving Miscavige - and others, including Terri Gamboa, Vicki Aznaran, Lyman Spurlock and Norman Starkey -- in a state of flux. They controlled the church, for all intents and purposes. But their authority came only through their appointed - some say self-appointed - role as the controllers of LRH's communication with the world. As LRH himself may have written, he who controls the comm controls the game. But events, as we shall see, were spinning out of control for these so-called young rulers of Scientology.

Also omnipresent during Hubbard's final years were Pat and Annie Broeker, a couple who lived with LRH in Creston. While their official duties were to take care of Hubbard's welfare, as those closest to Source, they became important players in the operation of the church itself, given their enormous influence over LRH as his day-to-day caretakers. On a more practical level, Pat Broeker, in particular, oversaw the financial dealings between Hubbard and the church, and eventually became such a trusted friend that LRH named him as successor, the Loyal Officer who would look after his church after his passing.

A body; still warm, much mourned but quickly forgotten

On January 24 1986, under circumstances that can at best be characterised as 'suspicious', L. Ron Hubbard died. Although his condition had been steadily deteriorating for years, even the coronor noted that there were irregularities surrounding his death, including the presence in his body of vast quantities of Vistaril, a powerful ani-psychotic medication. Just days before Hubbard's death, his personal physician, Scientologist Gene Denk, left for a gambling vacation in Las Vegas with some of Hubbard's top aides, including Gamboa, Miscavige and wife, and the Aznarans. By the time he returned, there was nothing he could do. Hubbard died, and the battle for control of his legacy, which had been simmering for years, took centre stage.

LRH left behind a vast corporate empire, including millions of dollars worth of copyrights and trademarks, as well as a personal fortune rumoured to be in the hundreds of millions. Rumour, though, is all that is available - the vast portion of Hubbard's riches were buried far inside the CoS ledgers, safe from the prying eyes of the IRS, which had been threatening an audit of Hubbard for years, right up until his death. But even leaving aside his personal fortune, Hubbard's legacy was rich - and there was no shortage of people eager to take a cut.

Fatal Curiousities

The day before Hubbard died, his will was redrafted. Gone was the reference to Pat Broeker, who had been the executor in the previous will. The new executor, who would oversee the transfer of all Hubbard's intellectual property to a trust known as Author's Family Trust-B, and from there, into the newly created vessel, the Church of Spiritual Technology, was Norman Starkey, a longtime CoS heavyweight who had earned the animosity of many now-disenfranchised Scientologists during the days of the Missionholders Conference in 1982, when David Miscavige and the young rulers first made waves as the new power behind LRH's throne. Gone, too, was Norton S. Karno, Hubbard's former tax lawyer whose presence weaves through the story of the Church of Scientology like an invisible, but unbreakable thread.

Starkey became Hubbard's executor, and David Miscavige took the reins of power as effortlessly as he had disposed of his rivals to the throne in previous internal skirmishes. There was no explanation for this last minute changing of the guard. But it was not long before those most likely to raise questions about the new regime - Pat and Annie Broeker - disappeared from the eye of the storm as though they had never been. With the Broekers out of the picture, there was no one who could pose a significant threat to Miscavige, and, like one born with the divine right of kings, he took his place as titular head of the church, highest ranking officer in the Sea Org and ruler of the Scientology empire without firing a single shot. He remains there to this day.

And the truth shall set them free

The world, however, has moved on - and now, some of those same people who were present during the last days of LRH have come forward to tell what they know. Day by day and thread by thread, the real story of what happened to this present day Lear at the end of his reign is emerging. It is to assist in this exploration of the secret history of Scientology that this web page was created.

We have assembled documents, including - for the first time on the internet - the 1979 Last Will and Testament of L. Ron Hubbard, one of the few pieces of tangible evidence linking the mysterious Norton Karno with the Scientology empire. We have also collected posts from those who were there, and legal filings from those who have gone before us down the path towards solving what could be the greatest murder mystery of the last part of this century. We invite those with a story to tell to contact us, and share any information that could shed light on what really happened in the desert that fateful January day. Confidentiality is, of course, assured.   
Eyewitness Accounts

Robert Vaughn Young, an accomplished writer and former high-ranking official within the CoS, gives his recollection of the death of L. Ron Hubbard.

Jesse Prince, formerly Inspector General Ethics, the second-highest ranking post at RTC, has a very different - but no less intriguing -  perspective.

http://home.earthlink.net/~snefru/deathoflrh/
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2009, 06:49:47 PM »

Wouldn't it be wonderfully interesting if one the women that David Miscavidge enjoyed while on one of his casino trips came forward and spoke about out about it.
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2009, 08:45:14 AM »

THE SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES OF L. RON HUBBARD'S DEATH ,AND PURPORTED
EXECUTION OF ALLEGED LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT PURPORTEDLY  DATED 
JANUARY 25,1987


 23. For many years prior to his death, Mr. Hubbard
 ingested various drugs, many of them allegedly hypnotic and
 psychiatric drugs, and other medications which were administered by
 certain assistants of Mr. Hubbard, such as a certain Andre
 Tabayoyon and Kim Douglas, whose testimony will be submitted with
 the Petitions sought to be filed herein. One of Mr. Hubbard's own
 sons has also testified to these facts in prior proceedings.

  24. During the two years before his death, a Dr. Gene
 Denk was in constant attendance upon Mr. Hubbard on a full time
 basis. Dr. Gene Denk is understood to be a duly licensed
 California physician.

  25. Approximately two weeks before Mr. Hubbard died,
 Dr. Denk left Mr. Hubbard's side in Creston, California and went on
 a gambling trip to Reno/Lake Tahoe, Nevada accompanied by his wife,
 Terri Gamboa, Rick Aznaran, and David Miscavige. In essence, it
 appears that L. Ron Hubbard's medical support was intentionally
 withdrawn from him. Prior to this gambling expedition, David
 Miscavige was reported in prior testimony as stating, in effect,
 "the IRS indictments are about to come down. The only thing that
 will save us now is if the Old Man dies."
 During their absence in Reno, Nevada, Mr. Hubbard suffered a
 crippling stroke. Upon information and belief, Mr. Hubbard
 received no medical attention from any physician licensed to
 practice in California, until Dr. Denk returned from Reno, Nevada.
 Dr. Denk had prescribed and administered a number of drugs to Mr. Hubbard, including the
 psychiatric drug Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) which is usually
 administered in combination with other hypnotic, psychotic and
 sedating narcotics and restricted drugs. Indeed, the Coroner's
 report indicates that there were "ten recent needle marks" in "the
 right gluteal area" of the dead body.

According to Dr. Denk's statement to the Coroner, Mr. Hubbard also had a "long history of
  chronic pancreatitis" (which is primarily cause by alcoholism) and
  a recent history of "dysphrasia." According to the Coroner, Dr. Denk
 also told the Coroner "of decedent's clinical history
 which supported a possible neurological problem;" thereby raising
 issues of cognitive capacity which Mr. Hubbard's personal
 representatives such as Norman F. Starkey, Sherman D. Lenske, Esq.,
 and Earle Cooley, Esq. should have brought to the attention of this
 Court. Berry Declaration, Exhibit A, "Investigation," "Report on
"Toxicology Report" Post Mortem Examination,

  26. Mr. Hubbard's 1979, 1982 and 1983 testamentary
 instruments made no disposition of any copyrights which cannot, as
 a matter of law, be transferred by will. In addition, Mary Sue
 Hubbard had/has a fifty percent community property interest in each
 of these copyrights.

  27. Immediately prior to Mr. Hubbard's death, Dr. Denk,
 Pat Broeker, Anne Broeker, Steven Pfauth, Ray Mithoff, and possibly
 others, were in attendance with Mr. Hubbard. All of them are
 within the group defined herein as Hubbard's Successors as defined
 in paragraph 3 herein.

  28. Upon information and belief, neither Mr. Hubbard's
 wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, nor any of his children were present at the
 time of his death, were not advised of his ailing health and
 imminent demise, and the Hubbard Successors purposefully deprived
 the Hubbard family of the opportunity to be with him at his death
 bed. One day before he died, with his cognitive capacity in
 serious question, Mr. Hubbard purportedly signed a new will and
 trust agreement providing, among other things, for purported
 transfers of the Disputed Works to the Hubbard Successors, and
 which made certain lesser testamentary provisions for Mr. Hubbard's
 wife and certain of his children. Significantly the inherently
 suspect alleged last minute will, for the very first time,
 purported to unlawfully transfer the Disputed Works to the Hubbard
 Successors notwithstanding the community property interest of his
 wife who had been married to him when each of the Disputed Works
 were allegedly written by Mr. Hubbard alone. David Miscavige
 and Dr. Denk misrepresented the significance of the differences
 between the purported January 23, 1986 Will and the earlier
 testamentary instruments. Berry Decl. Exhibit A, Investigation
 Report, page 4, 2nd full para. Clearly, those misrepresentations
 of David Miscavige and Dr. Denk misled the coroner into concluding
 that there was no reason or motive to suspect foul play and
 therefore no need to investigate further. Upon information and
 belief, David Miscavige, Norman Starkey, and others participating
 provided no opportunity for any of the Hubbard Family members to be
 involved in these events.

29. The Coroner was unable, and not permitted, to
 conduct an autopsy of Mr. Hubbard's body. Mr. Hubbard's death was
 not reported to the authorities for many, many hours until attorney
 Earle Cooley, Esq. had traveled from Boston, Massachusetts to the
 ranch at Creston, California, had assessed the situation and then
 notified a funeral home which became suspicious as a result of the
 delay in reporting the death, and alerted the Coroner. Berry

The provisions of the 1986 will are generally described on
pages 6-8 of the draft Memorandum of Points and Authorities
attached to the supporting Berry Declaration as Exhibit C.

30. Following the brief investigation on January 25,
  1996, the body of L. Ron Hubbard was released to the custody of
  David Miscavige "Representative of the Author Services in Los
  Angeles." Berry Decl. Exh. A. "Investigation," page 4. The body
  was immediately cremated, within 24 hours of death, and the ashes
  scattered at sea. See generally, Berry Decl. Exh. S. Extracts
  from "A Piece of Blue Sky."


In response to NED (above) "Wouldn't it be wonderfully interesting if one the women that David Miscavidge enjoyed while on one of his casino trips came forward and spoke about out about it."
Once OSA is neutralized there will be all sorts of people coming out of the woodwork.  After all this scam is bigger than Ivar Kreuger (The matchstick man)
and Charles Ponzi. (Ponzi scheme)
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2009, 11:49:36 PM »

                           RVY recalls the death of LRH

For years, Robert Vaughn Young rubbed shoulders with the more elite schelon in the CoS organization. Since leaving scientology in 1989, he has been an avowed and outspoken critic of the CoS, and has testified as an expert witness at several trials. He has been --- at times --- a regular poster to the USENET newsgroup alt.religion.scientology, where he has offered invaluable insight into the inner workings of the CoS. He is also an acomplished and gifted writer, as the following will attest.

RVY was actively involved in the events surrounding Hubbard's death, but it is only within the last few years that he has begun to doubt the 'official' version of what happened during January, 1986. In an article to alt.religion.scientology, he offered this intriguing tale of his own investigation into the death of LRH.

From a post by Robert Vaughn Young (September 2, 1998)

                             HUBBARD'S DEATH

When Hubbard died, everything changed. (duh) I went to the death site (his ranch at Creston, near San Luis Obispo CA) that night along with David Miscavige and some attorneys. Since none of us - including Miscavige - had ever been there, we were met at a restaurant by Pat Broeker who took us to the ranch. We arrived at perhaps 4 a.m. (Hubbard was found dead at about 8 p.m. I was told at 10. We left LA at perhaps 1 a.m. I wasn't always watching the clock, given the circumstances.)

What's amusing in the cult's attempt to DA me is their saying that I went to the ranch along with some gardeners and cooks. Right. Gardeners and cooks were the first to be rushed up that night, before the authorities were called or the body taken away. ROFL! Don't you just love these guys!

Creston was where the story was put together that he had moved on to the next level of research, or however it was worded, when it was announced at the Palladium and to the world. The event was so carefully constructed that no one noticed that something essential was missing, but I'll get to that in a moment. But during the event, I stayed at the ranch to deal with any media who might show up or call. None did and less than 48 hours later, the Challenger space shuttle blew up, bumping news of his death and any serious questions from the media. I was monitoring the TV news via a satellite dish and watched it happen and reported it. While the rest of the world was in shock, DM was happy because we had been bumped from the news. But that is how one comes to view the world at that echelon.

                                   THE NEWBERRY RANCH

I later moved to another ranch Hubbard owned, at Newberry Springs, east of Barstow CA and stayed there for a couple of months. Hubbard never visited it (it was merely a fallback location for him) and I never did see that anyone learned about this one, even the media. I guess they were all hung up on the Creston property, near San Luis Obispo, where he died.

The most lasting benefit of my stay at Newberry was that that was where I stopped smoking. One day DM, Mitoff, Pat Broeker, Mike Eldridge and I were sitting around and we all agreed to stop smoking, although Broeker was the only non-smoker. Mitoff had a horrible time of it. He ended up on Skoal Bandits, spitting disgustingly into a bucket while driving back and forth to LA, and also addicting me to the little cusses. In the end, I was the only one who stopped, making me wish we had put some money in a pool.

In the months I spent between the Creston and Newberry ranches, Pat and I became good friends. He had been Hubbard's closest and most trusted aide and confident for those final years. With what I already knew about Hubbard, Pat and I had the greatest talks. Sometimes Pat and I were the only ones at the ranch, so we eould chat while moving horses or going to town to shop. I began to learn about the life Hubbard had lead while in hiding for those last years, moving between towns in the Bluebird bus and finally settling down in Creston. (BTIAS)

         THE STRUGGLE STARTS - WHO WILL REPLACE HUBBARD?

Meanwhile, a power struggle was brewing to see who would take control of Scientology and Newberry was the place where many of the discussions occurred while DM stayed either in LA or in Hemet. (Jesse will have something to say about that someday because he was seriously involved in the ensuing explosion.) It would result in a number of people fleeing (such as Jesse) or going to the RPF (such as me).

A key element in the power struggle was Hubbard's last message to the rank-and-file. Those who were in the cult back in 1986-87 will remember this incident. It was a message from Hubbard that was issued as a Sea Org directive. It said goodbye, wishing them well and establishing a new rank/position called Loyal Officer or LO. (The term is taken from OT3.) Pat was to be the LO1 and his wife Annie was to be LO2 and it basically turned the management of the Sea Org over to them. And since the SO ran Scientology, that meant they were at the top of the heap. DM was not mentioned in the directive. It was later was issued to all staff - with DM's approval and authority - reduced in size and put in a small fram with a photo of Hubbard for the desk of every staff member.

In the meantime, Pat began to slowly take control. I would often get phone calls from him. He would never identify himself on the phone, going back to his years of tight security, but merely would say, "Hi, it's me."

I won't try to give the details of the ensuing power struggle because I was in LA and it was happened at Creston, Newberry and Hemet. (I leave it to Jesse, who was there.) But the outcome was that Miscavige won. And typical of any political coup, there was a sudden purge as he consolidated his power. Anyone DM thought might be a friend of Broeker's who would pose a threat were sent to Scientology's equivalent of Lubayanka Prison or Siberia: the RPF, so I went. For 16 months and three escape attempts.

Now here is where it gets interesting, folks.

                    MISCAVIGE CANCELS HUBBARD'S MESSAGE

While I was on the RPF, a directive came out from Miscavige saying the supposed final message from Hubbard that named Broeker was a forgery by Broeker and it was being canceled. That same day, Annie Broeker appeared on the RPF. This was not the Annie I had come to know. What stumbled into the RPF was a completely broken person. She was pale and hollow and her eyes were empty. There was no mistaking it. She had been broken and only now was she being thrown away into the trash heap called the RPF. Even then, she was kept under guard, just to be sure.
TWO IMPORTANT OMITTEDS
With the cancellation of the message from Hubbard, there were now two vital things missing that were 100% Hubbard and 100% standard tech and yet no one seemed to notice or, if they did, no one dared to remark on it. But then, as Hubbard correctly pointed out, the hardest thing to notice is the thing that is omitted.

What was now missing was (1) something from Hubbard to all Scientologists saying goodbye and what he was doing and (2) something that passed his hat, which is one of the most basic tenets in the organization. They had been missing at the event announcing his death but with the cancellation by Miscavige, they were missing more than ever.

More to come...
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2009, 11:52:42 PM »

 
                      WHERE WAS HUBBARD'S MESSAGE?


One does not require much knowledge about L. Ron Hubbard to know that it would be completely unlike him to simply leave - especially if the story about his going off to do more research were true - and not leave a message. So if he HAD left as Scientologists were told, where was the message if the other was a forgery?

But perhaps more importantly, where was the hat turnover? I don't mean the volumes of policies and bulletins. I mean something that says, I hereby appoint Joe Blow to take over as... Would Hubbard leave the planet and not pass on the command? Hardly.

Or let's put it in one of the most basic tenets from Hubbard: if it isn't written, it isn't true.

(Note: Hubbard's will was hardly a Scientology hat turnover and has not been issued to the rank and file as policy.)

So the question became (to those of us who wondered), if the LO directive was a forgery, where was the real one? Where were Hubbard's wishes IN WRITING?

                   MISCAVIGE HAD NOTHING FROM HUBBARD

Of course, DM never provided anything and no one was willing to ask and risk being sent to the RPF with the rest of us. He said it was a forgery and that was that. End of discussion.

For the rest of my stay in the cult, Pat Broeker was never mentioned because, in the cult, you learn what to not talk about. Pat became what in Orwell's "1984" is a non-person. He had been written out of history, with anyone who cared (such as me) being sent to the RPF or interrogated (security checked) until they got the point, which meant (per the head on a pike policy) that everyone else got the message.

So without a shred of WRITTEN evidence from Hubbard and by canceling what even DM had first agreed was from Hubbard, Miscavige was now in control while Broeker had disappeared.

Can you say, "coup"?

But hold on! It gets better.

                                  READING THE MATERIAL ANEW

After Stacy and I fled the cult in 1989, I put it all behind me. I simply wanted my life back and the last thing I needed was to think about the cult. They had taken enough of my life without my adding more. But after a couple of years of drying out, Stacy and I were invited to help with some legal cases and this gave us a chance to handle the material that once handled us. We could now read Hubbard and TALK about the material, which is completely forbidden in the cult. It was like back-flushing a radiator and watching what comes out.

I came across a copy of Miscavige's cancellation of Hubbards final message and I began to kick it around with Stacy. As we talked, I started to comment on the various little oddities, starting with the cancellation itself. I began to remember a few others that I had packed away at the time. We were having a conversation that Sea Org staff could no more do than a loyal Communists might question the change of power in the Kremlin, and for the same reasons.

                    AN "ACCEPTABLE TRUTH" IS FED SCIENTOLOGISTS

In the weeks and months that followed, I couldn't shake the events surrounding Hubbard's death and DM's takeover. Little oddities took on forms like pieces of a jig saw puzzle. I felt like an amnesiac trying to recover his memory yet what was there to recover? I was there at the ranch. I was there when Hubbard's body was taken out. I was there when the execs were called up the ranch and told to get an event together, but not being told why. I was there when the attorneys reported his death and then scurried to get the body through the coroner. Etc, etc, etc. So what was the problem? Yeah, the next higher level of research story was the sort of pap we used to feed the rank-and-file all the time but it wasn't as if we LIED to them. (Sort of the way Clinton said he didn't LEGALLY lie.) We didn't LEGALLY lie, did we?

Per Hubbard's policy, they were given an "acceptable truth" because of "the greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics." What that means in plain speak was that there would be panic and disaffection in the ranks if it was thought that Hubbard - the OT of all OTs, of course - was not at cause over life and death. If the tech couldn't help him, how could it help others? That was the myth that had to be protected at all costs and that was what the story did when his death was announced. It fed the myth that everyone so wanted to believe. (And it kept the money coming in.)

                             WORKING WITH PUZZLE PIECES

While in the cult, I had done a lot of investigative reporting and some of the best I did was working on some of the CIA's mind control documents created under the code name MK ULTRA. When the CIA released them, much was blanked out and working with a team of people hand-selected by Stacy, we went through documents that the media had skipped past because they were so fragmentary and so heavily deleted. In one file, for example, there were receipts for the installation of mufflers on a 1953 Mercury, a tiny battery-powered motor, elevator tickets to the Empire State Building, nose plugs, a receipt for someone to attend a Microscropy convention, etc.

Bit by bit, we struggled to give them meaning until one piece cracked another, like breaking a code. We came up with the experiment and got national news on Operation Big City where bacillus were released (through the mufflers) to test for bacterial warfare. (The elevator tickets were so agents could go up and measure the amount of released bacteria.) It is a story the cult still likes to cite, along with several others I did for them, under my byline in the Freedom rag. Since then, per Orwell, my name has been deleted, of course.

Pouring over those heavily deleted CIA documents was how I felt like while I chewed on the oddities around Hubbard's death, such as nothing in writing from him, Broeker missing, the fact that Denk (Hubbard's physician at the time of death) had also disappeared, Annie's appearance and little things that I had seen and learned at the ranch.
THE BLUE FLASH
And then it hit me. It was what Hubbard calls a blue flash, the sudden insight.

Hubbard didn't die.

He was killed.

I fell back in my chair, completely stunned. In all of the years since 1986, I had never once considered that possibility. Even with my being long out of the cult and directing criticism at various practices and policies, the thought had never crossed my mind that Hubbard might have been killed.

I got a sheet of paper and began to take notes, my heart pounding and my breathing hurried. That nagging feeling had turned into an adrenaline rush that I couldn't explain.

Who was there at the Creston ranch when Hubbard died?

    * Pat Broeker - MIA.
    * Annie Broeker - broken, under their control.
    * Two Scientology ranch hands. While trusted to work on the ranch, I came to see how much they were kept out of the loop.
    * Gene Denk - Hubbard's personal physician. (And mine. Small world.) Denk had disappeared for a year after the death, which was one of those oddities, before returning to his practice up the street from the main Hollywood complex.

End of list, a too-short list so I started to add who went up that night in the three-car caravan that included DM, some attorneys and a couple of us "gardeners and cooks." Nothing there.

I looked at the list. Pat Broeker was the only possibility, if he was out and alive. For all I knew, he was dead or locked up somewhere and in a mental state that approximated cold oatmeal. There was no middle ground. He wouldn't have been given a safe back-lines job or I would have heard about it.

                                   SEARCHING FOR BROEKER

more to come...
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                                 SEARCHING FOR BROEKER


    So how would I find Pat Broeker, if he was alive. I racked my memory, trying to dig out some clue he might have given me in the months that we were together but I came up with nothing. My tendency to not inquire about a person's personal life had just sold me short. I didn't even know what state he was from. Who might? Who would know where he came from or where he was born? I needed some clue to start the search and the problem was the security that Pat used for his job. He had explained to me how any trace of him had been wiped out, to ensure that no one could find Hubbard by finding him. Plus if Pat had escaped or fled, he was skilled enough to hide from any search as that was what he had been doing for years to hide Hubbard from the authorities.

    I finally remembered one location he told me about and sent a message there saying that I was trying to reach him but no reply came. After a few months I sent another and waited. The months turned into nearly a year and I basically gave up until one day when the phone rang.

    "Hello?" I said.

    "Hi," came a voice. "It's me."

    I paused, saying nothing.

    "Pat?" I finally said with some incredulity. "Is that you?"

    "Yeah," he said, with what I swear was a twinkle in his voice. "How are you?"

    What a question!


                                     RINDER WAKES UP

    Let's jump ahead a few years when I was in a deposition in Denver, in the FACTNet case. The usual goon squad was there, including Mike Rinder, who proudly heads up the criminal Dept. 20 where Scientology's felons are produced. Rinder was struggling to stay awake in the corner while the cult attorney was going through a list of names, wanting to know if I had spoken with any of them. Rinder's head was bobbing as the attorney asked monotonously, "Pat Broeker?"

    I glanced at Rinder. I had to enjoy this one.

    "Yes," I said.

    I couldn't have gotten a faster reaction with a bucket of water. Rinder jumped awake and looked at me in shock, fear and hatred. I smiled.

    The questions about my involvement with Broeker were routine, from a list that they asked for each person I named but Broeker wasn't routine. They soon stopped to take a break. Like the good sock puppet that he is, Rinder dashed out of the room, obviously to call DM. (I so wish I could have watched DM's face too.) About 15 minutes later, Rinder returned and shoved some questions at the attorney and the depo continued. But little was gained and not one question was asked about what Pat might have told me about Hubbard's death, if he had at all. They clearly didn't want it on the record, under oath. I found it amusing, this great powerful cult was so terrified of the subject, not to mention Broeker.

    So let me tell you a little bit about Pat: he's doing fine and his sense of humor has improved. End of a little bit.

                                    THE CORONER'S REPORT

    Now lets back up a tad, before Pat and I spent several days together, going over old times. I went to San Luis Obispo, the county seat for where Hubbard died. It was there that I got the full coroner's report from a very friendly deputy sheriff. I poured over the pages and noticed that something called Vistaril� was found in Hubbard's blood. Since the cause of death was a stroke, I assumed it was a stroke medication so I didn't bother further. Several days later, I called a physician friend and was going over the documents and the medical language.

    "By the way,? I asked casually, "what's Vistaril�?"

    "A psychiatric tranquilizer," he answered matter-of-factly.

    I nearly dropped the phone.

    "Excuse me," I said in near-shock, "but what did you say?"

    "Vistaril® is a psychiatric tranquilizer, usually injected through the buttocks."

    I flipped to the document where the Coroner had examined Hubbard's body. I read it to my friend, about the needle puncture wounds found on the left buttock, under a band-aid. "Could that be the Vistaril� shots," I asked.

    "Probably," he said. "That's where they are usually given."

    I looked at the Coroner's report and the blood sample report.

    Holy shit, I said to myself, in my best French. Holy fucking shit.
    THE AUTOPSY IS PROHIBITED
    I pulled out another document, signed by Hubbard. It prohibited any autopsy of his body on "religious" grounds, which was legally binding on officials. DM and attorney Earle Cooley had shoved it at the coroner to stop him, leaving him to take only blood samples, which turned up the Vistaril�.

    So, I thought, L. Ron Hubbard, the man who fought psychiatry since 1950 and who railed against the dangers of any psychiatric drugs had died with them in his brain while signing a new last will.

    Plus even the coroner was suspicious of the will as it had been signed by Hubbard just before he died. Coincidences like that tend to make coroner's worry. (I wonder what the coroner would have thought had he known that Denk was gambling at Lake Tahoe when Hubbard had his stroke, as several people can attest. The impression the coroner had was that Denk was "in attendence" with Hubbard not only at death but was there at the stroke, having stayed at the ranch for months. Hmmm....)

    I fell back in my chair, trying to catch my breath.

                            OUTPOINTS? WHAT OUTPOINTS?

    Okay, I said to myself, lets see if we understand this. Hubbard signs a will while on the psychiatric tranquilizer Vistaril� and then dies. The coroner cannot conduct an autopsy because Hubbard also signed a paper (also while on Vistaril�?) prohibiting an autopsy on religious grounds. The Scientologist doctor who was in attendance (except when he went to Lake Tahoe and Hubbard had the stroke) signs the death certificate as the physician attending to Hubbard and then disappears for a year. Then even though David Miscavige has nothing else in writing from Hubbard, he cancels Hubbard's last message and hat transfer to trusted aide Broeker and ousts Broeker, who disappears while his wife is turned into a compliant vegetable, leaving DM in charge.

    Nope, nothing wrong here, I facetiously thought. No outpoints, borrowing Hubbard's word for oddities.

    I had to take a walk.
    STARTING WITH A TITLE
    I don't know when it was but I clearly remember a particular moment when I sat down at my computer keyboard. I am one of those writers who needs either the opening words of the article or a working title in order to really start. I had a working title, not for an article, but a book, and I typed it out. Then I leaned back in my chair, took a deep breath and read it. It said, "Who Killed L. Ron Hubbard?"

    I leaned back and my eyes roamed over each word and letter. I took in the question and then the words and letters and back to the question. I even digested the tiny pixels on the screen, as if I hoped the answer would leap from the phosphorescence but nothing changed but the black cursor blinking at me, almost mocking my effort. Yes, I thought, it is a pretentious question but it was the one I had to try to answer, if there was an answer.

    Then I had the exact moment for the opening words. It was on the night that Terri Gamboa - former Executive Director of Author Services, Inc. and now out of Scientology - called me to DM's office where I was told that Hubbard had died and that I would be going to his ranch.
    THE WRITING STARTS
    I leaned towards the keyboard and began to write. To my amazement, the words and the scene poured out effortlessly. I wasn't striving for literature. I merely had to capture the scene.

    As the cursor flitted across the screen, I began to remember how it happened that night and into the days that followed. There was more that I needed to remember but for now, this would do. Let it roll, I told myself. Let it roll. It was as if I was regaining myself.

    Perhaps six or so hours later, I finally stopped, exhausted and sufficiently satisfied for the moment. But even then, I found it difficult to sleep as my mind kept returning to the ranch, Broeker, DM, the RPF, the Challenger disaster, Newberry, the ambulance taking away his body. I was searching for pieces of a puzzle that had no comprehension.

    And how could I possibly answer the question?

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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2009, 02:30:13 PM »

Links to The coroner`s report...

http://www.xenu.net/archive/hubbardcoroner/
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2009, 08:45:30 AM »

Here are the youtube videos relevant to
The Death of L Ron Hubbard.

Including Miscavige`s announcement.

http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&q=death+l+ron+hubbard&revid=1788332000&ei=HXYtSvqHHZmwtAPx4aDfCg&resnum=0&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=lHctSoOSB4OctgPY0NXiCg&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title#
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2009, 08:50:01 AM »

Are the mysterious deaths of Lisa McPherson and L. Ron Hubbard connected?

Is it time to begin setting up Who killed L Ron Hubbard memorial pages? When L Ron Hubbard was in psychological and medical trouble did he become a victim of his own system, the very same system that killed Lisa McPherson ? Is it time to introduce the global media, government investigators and the general Scientology population into information surrounding the circumstances on the death of L Ron Hubbard and the disappearance of his fortune to the control of David Miscavige and Norman Starkey?

Because of the Factnet litigation I have been examining the Hubbard 1986 will and the 1982 copyright asset transfers and the circumstances surrounding the creation of these documents. Concerning the 1986 Hubbard will besides the fact that a recognized document expert flatly questions that the Hubbard signature is genuine, there are a series of other facts that have to be seen as a whole. When seen as a whole way a suspicious pattern emerges that points to the inescapable conclusion we have not been told the whole story on the mysterious death of L Ron Hubbard. What has emerged so far:

   1.

      Hubbard was very sick physically. He may have had a serious stroke a few days before he died.
   2.

      Hubbard was in mental distress. He was being given anti hallucinatory psychotropic drugs before he died.
   3.

      Hubbard's Scientology policy is totally against any use of these type of drugs.
   4.

      Hubbard's care and environment was totally under the control of David Miscavige.
   5.

      Hubbard's personal physician was taken away from Hubbard's death bed care to Nevada gambling by David Miscavige after Hubbard had his stroke.
   6.

      Hubbard was dying and Hubbard was denied by David Miscavige the most basic of human compassions, a final death bed visit from his family and closest friends.
   7.

      Hubbard was a man who planned long in advance for every eventuality. He had secret hide outs, secret bases, money in foreign accounts and an long existing last will created before the seemingly bogus 1986 will. Then, on the day before he dies, most likely seriously psychologically and physically debilitated and most likely incompetent, he suddenly has to make a totally new will that disinherits his wife and children and that now totally benefits the persons who have totally controlled his health care and environment. (Were talking about an estate here that has generated hundreds of millions of dollars.)
   8.

      Miscavige and Starkey then get the Hubbard family members to sign away all rights to their legacy and inheritance for the smallest fraction of what the real value of it is and it is rumored a lifetime of free auditing/security checks under Miscavige's watchful eye. (Not coincidentally when they sign away their children's and grand-children's legacy, the Hubbard family members are also under the fear and control of the cult and Miscavige and Starkey and have no independent counsel advising them of their rights.
   9.

      Miscavige waits almost a day to call the undertakers and the coroner after Hubbard allegedly died.
  10.

      Miscavige and his attorneys prepare a bogus "Statement of Religious Belief," which claims Scientology and Hubbard don't believe in autopsies and this belief is part of their religious creed. Now no one can examine what other mind and judgement altering drugs were being given to Hubbard, how long he was actually dead or how he really died.

QUESTIONS AND COMPARISONS.

   1.

      Why have Miscavige and Starkey's fellow executives, OSA members, the surviving Hubbard family heirs as well as the general Scientology population stood completely silent when told autopsies are against the religious belief of Scientology when they all knew there was never such a religious belief?
   2.

      Why have Miscavige and Starkey's fellow executives, OSA members, the surviving Hubbard family heirs as well as the general Scientology population never called for any independent Scientology investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death of L Ron Hubbard (their most sacred founder and leader) as well as the statements and actions of Miscavige, Starkey and the inner circle of Scientology attorneys who manipulated the events relating to Hubbard's death?
   3.

      Why would Miscavige physically remove Hubbard's personal physician when Hubbard was so ill?
   4.

      Why was Miscavige gambling in Las Vegas when his allegedly beloved and sacred religious leader and mentor was on his death bed?
   5.

      Was this the conduct that you would expect from someone who was going to legitimately inherit control of Hubbard's religion?
   6.

      Was Hubbard already dead when the suspicious last will appeared on the day before Miscavige claims he died in 1986?
   7.

      Was the delay in calling the undertaker and coroner the exact time that was needed for Miscavige, Starkey and the inner circle of Scientology to forge a new will for Hubbard.
   8.

      Did Hubbard die of unintentional medical neglect or medical and drug abuse under the control and direction of Miscavige, the soon to be benefactor of all of Hubbard's power and assets?
   9.

      Did Hubbard die of INTENTIONAL medical neglect or medical and drug abuse under the control and direction of Miscavige, the soon to be benefactor of all of Hubbard's power and assets?
  10.

      Was the stroke the real cause of Hubbard's death or did Hubbard die because he was mentally enfeebled, vulnerable, and veiled in a secret life that would help hide the fact that he was an easy target for those who would gain from his death financially or were at risk if he continued to live. From the Factnet filings: "Furthermore, David Miscavige was the only mode of communication with LRH during the five years preceding LRH's death when LRH was in hiding, seclusion and a fugitive from justice. During this time, LRH signed many blank sheets of paper which the Scientology organization used for various purposes. David Miscavige notarized many of the assignments at issue herein. There is an issue of fact as to whether or not David Miscavige notarized those documents in the presence of L. Ron Hubbard, whether or not L. Ron Hubbard signed the assignments or merely blank pieces of papers, and whether David Miscavige otherwise performed his notary duties in accordance with law. Furthermore, after being crippled by a stroke, and whilst under the influence of the psychiatric and hallucinatory drug Vistiril, LRH purportedly changed his Will one day before death. David Miscavige's role in the alleged withdrawal of medical care from LRH, the changing of LRH's Will, his cremation within 24 hours of death and without autopsy, and the subsequent disappearance of certain witnesses such as Pat and Annie Broeker, is directly relevant to the issues presented by the pending summary judgment motion. Furthermore, David Miscavige's role in negotiating seven-figure settlements with members of the Hubbard family after LRH's death, and arranging for those family members to subsequently assign their various rights to the documents at issue herein, is directly relevant to the issues presented by the pending summary judgment motion. Indeed, testimony has been filed in other litigation that shortly before LRH's death, David Miscavige allegedly said words to the effect of "IRS indictments are about to come down. The only thing that will save us now is if the old man dies."
  11.

      Did Hubbard die because the same Scientology system that isolated Lisa McPherson from her caring family and friends and proper medical care was used on Hubbard when he was most vulnerable.

Scientology's copyright and trade secret litigation has given everyone involved in these cases a great opportunity to explore these questions in court as they directly relate to Scientology's (Miscavige's) claims they are the legitimate owners of Hubbard's copyright and trademark assets. Maybe its finally time to bypass the Scientology executives below Miscavige and Starkey, the OSA members, the surviving Hubbard family heirs as well as the general Scientology population and begin our own investigations into what appears to be the horrible last Days of L Ron Hubbard. No matter how evil or crazy you may believe Hubbard was, no human being should die cut off from his family and friends and the way it appears L Ron Hubbard may have died. Maybe it is time to set up the L Ron Hubbard Memorial pages!

IMHO
Lawrence Wollersheim


http://www.factnet.org/Scientology/hubbard_death.htm
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2009, 08:54:22 AM »

Here is Hubbard`s secret hideout.

You may as well enjoy the splendor.
After all... you paid for it.

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/69975/view/?service=0
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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2009, 08:59:53 AM »


Some interesting debate on the death of L  Ron Hubbard...

"L. Ron Hubbard had a stroke on or about January 16, 1986 at his remote ranch in Creston, California. My complaint about the death of L. Ron Hubbard is that David Miscavige contributed to Hubbard's death by failing to order Hubbard evacuated by air ambulance to UCLA, or any other hospital, for emergency treatment. Hubbard was instead treated with Vistaril and died on January 24, 1986 following a second stroke. This raises many questions and suspicions about Hubbard's death. "

http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?t=30969

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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2010, 08:46:17 PM »

"Cash Flowed from Hubbard's Ranch"

by Ronnie D. Smith
Riverside Press Enterprise
February 1, 1986

Creston - Actor Robert Mitchum once quartered horses at the Whispering Winds ranch, four miles South of Creston. Until last week, it was the closest this town of 270 people had come to celebrity. Last week Church of Scientology founder Lafayette Ronald Hubbard died here.

Hubbard, a science fiction writer who turned a book he wrote called "Dianetics" into a church making $100 million a year, was both worshipped by Scientologists and condemned by those who fled the church, claiming to be defrauded and abused.

In life, Hubbard was a controversial, elusive recluse who vanished from the church's compound at Gilman Hot Springs in Riverside County in March 1980, the last time he was seen publicly. A Los Angeles judge once described the church and Hubbard thusly: "The organization clearly is schizophrenic and paranoid, and this bizarre combination seems to be a reflection of its founder."

A church spokesman said Hubbard lived on the ranch for the past 2 1/2 years and wrote and researched topics of the spirit and cross-breeding of animals as well as dabbling in photography. Hubbard lived in a motor home while his home was under renovation, a process just finished when he died. The Rev. Ken Hoden said Hubbard lived with long-time friends Pat and Anne Broeker.

A glimpse of the last 2 1/2 years of Hubbard's secret life on the Whispering Winds ranch, secured in rolling hills and dreamy green meadows 25 miles from Morro Bay, has been pieced together from interviews and public records.

In death, Hubbard was no less controversial than in life. A stroke ended Hubbard's secret existence at 8pm Jan, 24, inside his $250,000 Bluebird motor home parked near a pen of llamas. His doctor said he suffered a brain hemorrhage several days before his death.

Little is known about what happened from the time of his death and 12 hours later when church officials asked a funeral director to pick up the body. A neighbor, Robert Whaley, a retired advertising executive, remembered "tremendous traffic" at the ranch that Friday night.

The next morning, Scientologist attorney Earle Cooley telephoned Reis Chapel in San Luis Obispo, 20 miles southwest of the ranch. "He asked if we did cremation," said Irene Reis, an owner of the chapel. She said special arrangements for the cremation were made at a crematory, usually closed on weekends. Her husband, Gene, picked up the body of the 74-year-old Hubbard at the 160-acre ranch.

Cooley accompanied the body to the chapel and stayed near it while other church officials went to lunch. "Mr. Cooley insisted that he never leave the body (alone)," said June Rodrigues, a chapel receptionist.



Church officials said they "wanted everything, private - they wanted nothing released to the press," Reis said. After chapel officials learned who Hubbard was, they called the San Luis Obispo County sheriff-coroner. Rodrigues said the chapel was concerned that church officials made a "request for immediate cremation."

San Luis Obispo County Deputy Coroner Don Hines arrived at the chapel and stopped any cremation until an independent pathologist could examine the body and tests could be performed on blood samples.

Cooley presented Hines with a written certificate signed by Hubbard giving religious reasons
for not wanting an autopsy at his death. Hines also was given at least one will, dated just before Hubbard's death. Rodrigues said Cooley may have shown Hines two wills, one outdated.

"He (Cooley) said something (that) in the later will, the wife (Mary Sue Hubbard) was provided for more than she was in the former will," Rodrigues said. Hubbard's will left tens of millions of dollars to the church, his wife and four of his five children. Son Ronald DeWolf was disinherited after he denounced the church several years ago.

Rodrigues said Hines and chapel employees discussed the validity of the will, and Reis said the district attorney was consulted. "They wanted to make sure this wasn't a scam," Rodrigues said. "The whole thing was just different. No autopsy or anything."

While Hines checked the documents, pathologist Karl Kirschner examined Hubbard's body for marks, found none, and accompanied Hubbard's personal physician Eugene Denk to a laboratory to test the blood. Although Kirschner declined to discuss his findings, coroner officials said acceptable levels of anti-stroke medication were in the blood. After Hines saw test results, he cleared the body for cremation, about 3:30pm.

Hubbard has suffered a stroke in 1978, but was apparently in fairly good condition in the months before he died. "He looked like a person who was active," Reis said. "His muscles were well developed."

Errol Rohrberg, who built a horse racing track on the estate, said Hubbard "was in real good health..." But he said once in a while "The old man wasn't feeling very good (and) a few days
would go by without seeing him."

Neighbors and people who were hired to work on various construction projects at the ranch over the past two years described Hubbard as a "Colonel Sanders" lookalike because he sported a white beard and was overweight. They said the man who they knew only as "Jack" rarely emerged from the motor home and was driven around the ranch by a petite blonde woman who lived on the ranch.

The word of Hubbard's death hit the news wires two days after it happened, and reaction was quick. Scientologists mourned the passing while Scientology critic, Boston attorney Michael Flynn, sought an investigation of his death. By Wednesday, the San Luis Obispo County coroner said the case was closed.

For Hubbard, life opened on the ranch in the summer of 1983, when a man who has identified himself as "Mike Mitchell" walked into a San Luis Obispo real estate office and said he wanted to buy a large but secluded ranch so he could breed Akitas, a rare Japanese breed of dog. It is unclear who "Mike Mitchell" was, but church spokesman Ken Hoden said Hubbard's friends, Pat and Anne Broeker, may have used the name Mitchell.

The real estate agent involved in the sale of the Whispering Winds ranch said Mitchell indicated he had inherited millions of dollars in New York City and wanted to live in the country. "He was looking for seclusion," the real estate agent said, "He said he didn't want many neighbors."

The agent told Mitchell he would need a large down payment for the $700,000 ranch and Mitchell responded "It would probably be a cash deal." Mitchell later supplied $700,000 cash, in 30 cashier's check drawn on several banks in California to buy the Whispering Winds ranch.

He (Mitchell) climbed up on the rood and said, 'I have to get all this insulation out of here,' said the agent of their visit to the property. Mitchell explained his wife, Lisa, was allergic to fiberglass. Hubbard was believed to be sensitive to dust particles.

The entire 10-room, 2700 square-foot house on the ranch, overlooking a hillside, was later gutted and remodeled at a cost of about $300,000. Hubbard's living quarters were in a third-floor apartment, complete with a whirlpool bath and kitchenette. An aviary was built in the living room., But builders said Hubbard was constantly displeased with the way things were done.

Rohrberg said Hubbard and the Mitchells didn't know much about the construction work. "They would do some work, tear it out and do it again." He said a large stone fireplace was ripped out, a tile one put in, and then the tile fireplace was removed.

Neighbor Robert Whaley, who estimated that about $2 million was spent on ranch improvements, said he was told Hubbard was in charge. "I'd ask, who's doing the planning here," said Whaley, who told of many examples of waste of money, including a 12-inch wide line installed for water, a line large enough to quench the thirst of a small city. He said he was told "Mike's wife's father (identified as Hubbard) is doing a lot of the planning."

"They were just throwing money around like crazy," Rohrberg said. Rohrberg said he was handed $50,000 in $50 and $100 bills for building part of a horse racing track that was never used. "The whole thing was kind f strange," he said. "They always paid in cash - no receipts or nothing."

He said local contractors, seeing the ranch as a bottomless reservoir of money, were virtually tripping over one another to work there. Rohrberg said few required county permits be taken out for building,. "They said they didn't want any permits. If they got caught, they'd take responsibility for it," he said. A check of permits showed one in 1983 for a water tank.

Mitchell once offered a neighbor $750,000 cash for her 132 acre ranch - $250,000 above the appraised value. The real estate agent involved in the proposed sale said Mitchell said he wanted the woman out because she complained that one of his dogs had killer her sheep.

The owner of the property said Mitchell told her to take her house with her if she liked, but sell. After the woman said she wanted $1 million, the real estate agent said Mitchell rejected it.

The agent said Mitchell, about 30 years old with brown hair and a New York accent, gave the impression he was spending his money, which he had inherited. "When I was dealing with Mike," the agent said, "I got the impression he was doing his own thing. f a decision had to be made, he made it right then."

Scientology spokesman Hoden said he did not know whether Hubbard spent his money as described by the residents of Creston. "I wasn't there," he said, adding "There is no doubt in anyone's mind that L. Ron Hubbard was a wealthy man." Hubbard's wealth has been estimated to be as much as $200 million.

While contractors grabbed Hubbard's money and worked continually for 2 1/2 years on the ranch, Hubbard practiced an obsession for privacy. None of his neighbors knew who he was. He didn't even receive mail at the ranch, and visitors often arrived in the middle of the night.

When he did come out of his motor home during the day, it was only to putter around the estate, feeding horses, llamas, and buffaloes.

Whaley said he invited Hubbard and the Mitchells to dinner shortly after they moved in, but "They turned us down."

The neighbor recalled a chance eye-to-eye encounter with Hubbard.

One day Whaley went to a stable at the ranch to borrow a tool and surprised Hubbard, who was filing a piece of metal. "The older man gave me a very surprised look and ran into the workshop and closed the door," Whaley said.

"He looked at me very suspiciously. I thought this was odd. Here I am a neighbor, stopping over for a neighborly visit."

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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2010, 12:21:36 PM »

In a recruitment brochure for the Sea Org it says,
" It is time to bring sanity to this world, wouldn't you agree?"

I agree, for a start, disband Scio organisations. A cult that believes that they have beings stuck all over them
from being blown up in a volcano.
Set up an ethics and creed system that they break every day.
No, no other man does have a right to utter on the beliefs or actions of others according to their actions after
stating this.
Try it against Scio and look out for the private I's following you.

For a tyranical insane quote on the brochure how's this from Hub,
" Now listen: This is OUR planet.
Nobody else owns it nor wants much to do with it."

Also
" We have the tech, we have the knowledge of admin. We can use it fully and effectively.
We might as well move in!"

Use effective admin, laugh out loud, One cant even get them to stop sending mail after years of trying.

So this gives an idea of just how insane it all is and where it came from. Wanting to take over the world.
Not just exist in it with people of different types and beliefs, take it over.

The other guy that wanted to do this a while ago had the same initial starting his surname, spooky,
insane and so true.

So if you want to reach OT, be a couch jumper on the Ophra show like Tom or change the facts of what we all know
happens like the other Tommy, rule the world in a despotic tyranical way like Hub and Miscabage, maybe you
should seek medical help. You do need help.

The more and more you hear and see what Hub wrote, you realise how insane he was and who Scio's are following.
Even down to banning perfume on Sea Org members because of his case not being able to handle it.
The trouble with Scio's, is that they cant see what really is anymore from years of indoctrination from an insane
man which has rendered them just as insane and with an inability to recognise truth.
 
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