FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI #34
July 28, 1959
Mr. J. Edgar Hoover, Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dear Mr. Hoover:
I am writing you pertaining to an organization called the
"Hubbard Foundation", which organization is supposed to practice
scientology. I am most anxious to know just as soon as possible
whether or not your department has ever investigated this
I am sure that this organization is not what it is supposed to
be; that they do not teach scientology, but communism.
Perhaps you have heard by this time that my husband, [BLACKED
OUT] who has worked with your department for years on subversive
activities, having been on the [BLACKED OUT] for about twenty-four
years, passed away suddenly on July 12th of a heart attack.
Our son, who is thirty-two and who has been living in [BLACKED
OUT] Arizona for the past seven years, moved to northern California
just about two weeks before his father passed away. From
conversations which I have had with him since he has been here,
and from the completely changed attitudes which he now has, I am
sure he has been taken in by this organization. In fact, he has
been indoctrinated, at least to a great extent, but just how far,
I am not quite sure. I have talked to him two or three times on
the subject, but of course, I am only his mother, and consequently
Mr. Hoover, I am sick at heart and frantic with worry. I can
take the shock of his father's passing, but
Mr. J. Edgar Hoover
this thing that has happened to our son, an only child, is far
Do you have an F.B.I. man near hear who could call and see me
in the very near future? It may not be too late to have the right
person talk to him in the proper way to make him see what has
happened. He has always been extremely sensitive and strong willed.
But he has always been a good boy, and has never given us the
slightest amount of trouble.
He is in San Francisco for a few days looking for a job in
traffic engineering, and will be back the latter part of the week.
Just how long he will be here after that I do not know.
I am also afraid that he is being influence by a so-called
friend, who lives in Oakland, near San Francisco, and who may have
influenced him to find work in or near San Francisco. I am also
fearful and worried about the friend taking up where they left off
in [BLACKED OUT] I have the name and address of the friend, and my
brother-in-law is going to have him checked at that end.
Any help that you could give me will be gratefully accepted. I
need help so badly.
Would you please give me an immediate reply to this letter?
Thanking you so much in advance, I am
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