Eyewitness: David Miscavige presided at New Year's Eve party at Scientology's Flag Land Base - 2021-01-07
On the Scientology calendar, after founder L. Ron Hubbard's birthday on March 13, the next most holy occasion might be New Year's Eve. But the odd thing about Scientology's big New Year's celebration is that it actually takes place a few weeks earlier at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles so video of it can be shown on December 31 at the other "orgs" around the world.
But that's in a normal year. With the pandemic shutting down large gatherings, Scientology has had to adapt. And this year, claims a Scientologist who posted an eyewitness account on Facebook, church leader David Miscavige actually celebrated New Year's Eve on December 31, and at the Fort Harrison Hotel, Scientology's holiest spot and centerpiece of the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida.
Scientology itself, in the newest glossy International Scientology News, published photographs of Miscavige showing up to surprise the attendees of a Friday night graduation at the Fort Harrison Hotel's ballroom. And we've seen two different accounts by Scientologists saying that he'd showed up at five consecutive Friday night graduation events.