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Today You Begin Your Training as a Scientologist By Tony Ortega

Today You Begin Your Training as a Scientologist By Tony Ortega


Today, You Begin Your Training as a Scientologist

Before we continue with our year in review, we wanted to share with you something a tipster forwarded to us. It's an advertising mailer for a particular ...


Rod Keller keeps an eye on Scientology's “Ideal Org” program for us, and he reminds us today of just how much empty real estate the church has lined up so ...

When she surgically removed herself from her marriage to Tom Cruise, she sent a clear message that she was fully aware of Scientology's potential to cause ...

The Underground Bunker's 2017 Scientology year-in-review starts today!

When the person who certified Scientology 'Clears' discovered that there were no Clears

Testimony by the World's First Real Clear, part two: 'Scientology is designed to entrap people'

The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper by

Marty Rathbun: Scientology's Attorney “Supervised” Destruction of Records in Lisa McPherson Death. by Tony Ortega

Scientology's Crushing Defeat. by Tony Ortega

Cyril Vosper: The mind-bending illogic of Scientology's upper levels

Scientology is quick to cry 'bigotry,' but these photos prove David Miscavige's hypocrisy

Hey, Colombia: Here's the video of Scientology's David Miscavige you've been looking for

Tonight, at 10 pm A&E airs the second “special” episode in the second season of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, an episode which tries to come ...

Tomorrow on 'Leah Remini': You're going to learn what it's like on Scientology's 'Bridge'

One of the truly monumental books about Scientology, Jon Atack's A Piece of Blue Sky: Scientology, Dianetics, and L. Ron Hubbard Exposed came out in 1990 ...

Scientology begins selling its mysterious 'OT' levels more openly with slick new videos!

by Tony Ortega

We have a pretty remarkable document for you today, which was sent to us by a member of the Church of Scientology who recently attended a Maiden Voyage ...

We told you a couple of weeks ago how much we enjoyed Jesse Prince's book The Expert Witness: My Life At The Top Of Scientology, and now it's your turn to ...

The Underground Bunker's 2018 Scientology year-in-review starts today!

L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology's founder

[Roman Scientologist Salvatore Martini speaking at the event]

Expert Tony Ortega on Scientology


We have just learned that on October 23, former Scientology figure David Mayo died in his native New Zealand after a short illness. He was 76.

Contributor Jeffrey Augustine has taken a close look at Scientology's over- the-top attacks on Ron Miscavige for this piece today. We think you're going to ...

Chapter by chapter, the best parts of Leah Remini's book 'Troublemaker'

Leah Remini Tony Ortega

What happens when Scientology helps you reach 'your full potential'

Scientology's Spy Program: Anatomy of a Covert Operation (UPDATED). by Tony Ortega



Chill EB and a fan on set (from Chill's Facebook page)

In the Sea Org, under suspicion: 'I accepted that I was, in Scientology terms, an ethics particle'

This week in our series from books about Scientology, we have an excerpt from Nancy Many's fascinating 2009 testament, My Billion-Year Contract: Memoir of a ...

We have another entry in our ongoing series of book excerpts about Scientology, this time some startling material about the church's obsession with ...

... Scientology Celebrity, Here's Your Media Training Checksheet! by Tony Ortega

Breaking Away from the Church of Scientology: Reading Marty Rathbun's Manifesto. by Tony Ortega

Exploiting Tony Bourdain's suicide or giving out weird massages, Scientology never rests

As Leah Remini returns for a third round, here's Scientology's side of the story



Prepare to unleash your super self! Secrets ahead!

We have a few legal updates for you, and they involve the lawsuit filed by the National Association of Forensic Counselors against Scientology's drug rehab ...

EXCLUSIVE: Scientology tells A&E it has 'blood on its hands' for murder in Australia

We have the newest Scientology propaganda about creating an 'Ideal World'

A life connected to some of our biggest Scientology stories ends in a terrible way

A young Debbie Cook, back before the trouble started

Scientology in Turmoil: Debbie Cook's E-Mail, Annotated. by Tony Ortega

Is this case of Scientology draining a senior of his savings the one police are looking for?

Today, You Begin Your Training as a Scientologist. By Tony Ortega, with commentary by former Scientology Sea Org member Claire H… | Former Cult Members ...

Scientology's Concentration Camp for Its Executives: The Prisoners, Past and Present. by Tony Ortega

Tom Cruise and David Miscavige in happy times

Scientology's elaborate use of child labor for pennies an hour, spelled out in black and white


Rod Keller once again gets the drop on Scientology's sneaky front groups…

We hope you're looking forward to tonight's premiere of the second season of A&E's Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. But you should know, ...

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Thanks to former Scientologist Tiziano Lugli, we have a world exclusive for you today here at the Underground Bunker. It's a previously unreleased video ...

"I'm a little bit out of the loop on that."

Ramana Dienes-Browning, happy to be out of Scientology [Photo: Jason Sinclair]

The other day we told you that Brent Jones, a Scientologist who served as a legislator in Nevada for one term, 2015-2017, is now running for lieutenant ...

Today's story, Bunker readers, is going to test you. On Saturday, we debuted some fascinating and rare footage from home video of a Scientology event — the ...

10,000 Scientologists Got This E-Mail Today About “Disconnection,” their Church President, and a Mysterious Death. by Tony Ortega

Gaiman as a teen


by Tony Ortega

Scientology Hacking Scandal! Two Leading Church Critics Were Hacking Victims, Dept. Of Justice

After their daughter died at Scientology training, a friend makes off with the funeral money

by Tony Ortega

We've made multiple requests to Presley's publicist for an interview with the singer. This week she begins a push for the new album, including appearances ...

Jon Atack is the author of A Piece of Blue Sky, one of the very best books on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. He has a new edition of the book for ...

Clear body, wiped mind: Another woman comes forward about forced abortion in Scientology

We're looking back at 2017's most significant stories here at the Underground Bunker and today it's a flashback to the month of March in our annual ...

We got a correspondent into Scientology's New Year's Event Saturday in Los Angeles

by Tony Ortega

Lisa McPherson's first week under confinement at the Fort Harrison Hotel ended twenty years ago today.


Derek Bloch reflects on what having Scientology parents can mean for kids in the church

Scientology Spy List Exposed? Marty Rathbun Ups the Ante on David Miscavige's Secretive Crew. by Tony Ortega

by Tony Ortega

Jon Atack is the author of A Piece of Blue Sky, one of the very best books on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. He has a new edition of the book for ...

Scientology begins hitting back at Ryan Hamilton and his lawsuits. Ryan Hamilton gets some blowback!

Scientology Document Suggests Huffington Post Religion Blogger has been on the Church's Payroll. by Tony Ortega

L. Ron floats his needle: that is one white dude.

Full warrior mode, circa 1990

How Scientology broke up Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers: The story you haven't heard

by Tony Ortega

More than two years ago the Los Angeles Police Department began an investigation into the allegations of three former Scientologists and a fourth woman who ...

Scientologists, gullible? Would they fall for a felon saying he's the returned L. Ron Hubbard?

Scientology fundraiser: 'It was commonplace to lie to church members to get donations'

by Tony Ortega

When the first notices for a memoir about Scientology coming out by author Sands Hall started appearing online some months ago, we distinctly remember ...

We're once again indebted to one of our tipsters for sending us something revealing about how things are going inside the Church of Scientology.

How to get fired from a Scientology job the easy way — a real-world example

Scientology and hurricanes: Providing storms of comic relief in one disaster after another

... and influence fewer people, I have to write one more post about the breathless and distorted interpretations of Scientology experiences by Tony Ortega.