FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI 204
Aug 1, 1968
Federal Bureau of Investigation
My son is deeply involved with an Organization called the Church of
Scientology. He has spent some $1300 in courses offered here in Los
Angeles, and is in the process of borrowing a large sum to further his
studies in East Grinstead, Sussex, England. There are many things about
this Organization which seem strange and rather frightening.
I have been informed this Church of Scientology is being investigated. Is
Any information on this Organization you are able to give me would be
greatly appreciated. I have heard some wild stories of boys chained in
dungeons, brain-washing and the like which may or may not be true.
I am unable to convince my 22 year old this may be a fraud and dangerous.
He is an idealist and believes this to be a new and great thing for
The borrowed money is loan from a 22 year old boy from [BLACKED OUT] whom
my son met here. He is supposedly loaning a total of [BLACKED OUT] to six
or seven Scientolog[?] The money is on deposit in a bank here as I have
checked i[?] Where would a boy that age get such a s um, and why
would he loan it to anyone on such short acquaintance? A promisory note
was signed involving "Scientology Ethics" if not paid, and Scientology is
holding a copy.
The fact that this Organization also has ships - called the Sea Org which
cannot be touched by any nation, and calls itself a Church with the
protection afforded such has me deeply concerned for my son's welfare and
Please send me any information you have, or complaints made, post haste as
it will be too late for my son.
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