A Scientology untold history special report: 'My lunch with Quentin Hubbard' - 2015-01-01
Our own TheHoleDoesNotExist, a longtime contributor to the Bunker community, hostess to a special 2013 party in Clearwater, and also the impresario behind the Bunker's theme song, surprised us by sending in a story she hasn't shared publicly in its entirety before.
THDNE was interviewed by Lawrence Wright for his epic 2013 history of Scientology, Going Clear, for what turned out to be a very brief mention in the book. Over pages 128 to 134, Wright describes the troubled life of Quentin Hubbard, son of Scientology's founder L. Ron Hubbard. Wright explains that Hubbard wanted his son to help take over management of the church from him, but Quentin himself had dreams of being a pilot.
In 1974, Quentin had attempted suicide and then had served a stint in Scientology's prison detail, the RPF. In 1976, Quentin made a break for freedom, leaving behind a note about UFOs and saying he was headed for Nevada's Area 51 after "blowing" from Scientology's Clearwater, Florida base. His mother, Mary Sue, sent out hundreds of Guardian's Office operatives to look for him. But Quentin, on his way west, stopped in St. Louis to have a memorable lunch to talk about flying with someone who shared his passion. THDNE was at that lunch. We'll let her pick up the tale. (She has changed the names of her husband and father-in-law for this telling.)