FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI 205
OPTIONAL FORM NO. 10
MAY 1962 EDITION
GSA PPMR (41 CPR0 101-11.6
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
TO : DIRECTOR, FBI
ATTENTION: NAME CHECK SECTION
FROM : LEGAT, PARIS (163-1744) (P)
SUBJECT: HUBBARD EXPLORATIONAL COMPANY, LTD.
On 7/18/68, [BLACKED OUT] advised that three yachts, "Royal Scot Man
[sic]," "Enchanter" and "Avon River," have recently visited Spanish ports.
Two of these yachts, "Royal Scot Man [sic]" and "Enchanter," are presently
in the port of Melilla, Spain. According to [BLACKED OUT] the yachts are
registered to the above captioned company in Sierra Leone, Africa.
The leader of the exploration company, presently in Spain, is one
LAFAYETTE RONALD HUBBARD, born 3/13/11 at Tilden, Nebraska, who reportedly
founded the "School of Scienceology [sic]" (not further explained) in
California in 1950. This school was then moved to Esat [sic] Grinstead,
Sussex, England, and subsequently to London, England.
According to [BLACKED OUT] these yachts appear to be floating universities
and it has been noted that a large volume of activity ensues each time a
yacht reaches a Spanish port. The passengers of these yachts appear to be
extremely well-to-do people and are made up of many different
nationalities and of both sexes. [BLACKED OUT] further advised that these
passengers have been known to spend large amounts of money, as well as
participate in conferences and long distance telephone calls.
[BLACKED OUT] further advised that they had heard that "scienceologists"
[sic] have recently come into criticism in the British parliament and that
they have been condemned by the British health authorities. It was also
reported that six United States "scienceologists" [sic] have been recently
denied entry into England.
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