Ex-con who says he's returned L. Ron Hubbard has an indie Scientology revolt on his hands - 2020-04-16
Two years ago today, we published one of the most remarkable interviews that we've ever experienced here at the Bunker, a conversation we had with ex-convict Justin Craig, who had legally changed his name to "Lafayette Ronald Hubbard" in 2017.
After racking up an impressive record of assaults, carjacking attempts and car thefts that had netted him about four years of prison time in California, Craig moved to a small town outside Seattle, where he found a small independent Scientology community. One of its chief proponents, a woman named Patricia Krenik, took Craig into her home for more than two years, during which he trained in Scientology and had the "cognition" that he was the reincarnation of Scientology's founder. (Many people who were longtime Scientologists tell us it's actually not unusual for subjects in auditing to "remember" that they were Hubbard, or Jesus, or Julius Caesar. But few have taken it as far as Craig, who has self-published several books under the name "Chairman of the Board.")