Documents Of A Lifetime - the uncensored L. Ron Hubbard papers

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The life of L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986) was surely one of the most extraordinary which this century has seen. He already has an entire Web site devoted to him, at the handsomely-produced http://www.lronhubbard.org. The account of his life given there is, however, a rather limited one - perhaps not surprisingly, given that the site belongs to Hubbard's brainchild, the Church of Scientology. This site contains copies of a number of publicly-available documents about Hubbard. The items listed below all come from public sources in the US. Most were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); some come from the still-sealed exhibits of the 1984 case Church of Scientology of California vs Gerald Armstrong (but were obtained legally, both here in Europe and in the US). They present a rather different picture of Hubbard, showing him to have a much darker side than is officially admitted by Scientology.

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1914

Did Ron's grandfather own a quarter of Montana?

1914-22

Ron's father's activities from 1914 to 1922

1924

Was Ron really the youngest Eagle Scout in the US?

Ron's Boy Scout diary shows his keen interest in mental science

1928

Ron's 1928 visit to China aboard the USS Gold Star

1929

A mysterious newspaper article on Ron's trip to the Orient, "circa 1929"

1932

The expedition that wasn't - Puerto Rico, October 1932

1938

Ron tries to get into the US Air Corps, February 1938

1940

Ron denounces his hotel steward as a "Nazi spy", April 1940

1941

Ron is recommended for service in the US Navy, March - May 1941

Ron "creates" the United States Air Force, June 1941

1943

Ron fights a two-day battle with a magnetic deposit, May 1943

1947

"Crippled and blinded", April 1947

Ron pleads for psychiatric assistance, October 1947

1948

Ron is fined for a check fraud, August 1948

1951

Ron kidnaps his daughter under an alias, Feb 1951

Ron "indemnifies" his henchman over kidnapping, Feb 1951

Ron denounces his wife to the FBI, March 1951

Ron has an interview with the FBI, March 1951

Ron offers a $10,000 reward for clearing his wife, March 1951

Sara Hubbard applies for a divorce on the grounds of cruelty, April 1951

Ron believes "they" are after him, May 1951

Ron continues to claim for disabilities, May 1951

1975

Secret minute from Ron in Clearwater, Nov 1975

Scientology infiltrates the US Government, Dec 1975

1979

Ron's real US Navy service record comes to light

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Last updated 3 Feb 1997