FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI #167
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November 20, 1966
Mr. J . Edgar Hoover
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dear Mr. Hoover:
As a private citizen I do not know whether or not it is permissible to ask
you for information. If so, I would like to so impose upon you if I may.
If not, please disregard.
My particular concern pertains to a man by the name of "Ron Hubbard." He
is an originator of something called "Scientology." As head of such an
organization or whatever you may call it, he once directed this practice
from Washington, D.C. Some time ago, however, after some sort of "claimed
investigation" by the Food and Drug Administration, he changed his
headquarters from Washington, D.C., to Kent, England. Since I have close
relatives (California state) involved in this practice and, based on my
observations from them of its theories, the belief that it is not all that
it proclaims to be, I suspicion his reasons for leaving Washington, D.C.
Also, I question the "miracles" of this practice from the standpoint that
if it is all it claims to be and in this length of time has had ample
opportunity to prove its greatness, why hasn't a recognizable organization
or institution adopted its theories? Therefore, would you mind to tell me
what you know, if any, on this man and this organization. I realize you
are very busy, but if not too great an imposition, it would do me a lot of
good to know.
Your cooperation will be very much appreciated.
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