Read Why Shelly Miscavige, Once Scientology's Queen, Was Dethroned by Her Husband David - 2014-03-01

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F0.png Read Why Shelly Miscavige, Once Scientology's Queen, Was Dethroned by Her Husband David March 1, 2014, Ned Zeman, Vanity Fair

In time, a handful of journalists concluded that Shelly was being housed at one of the church's secretive and tightly controlled outer bases. Most Sea Org members are never told about these outposts, which serve to protect the church's most precious possessions and operations, and which can be found in California and New Mexico; a base in Wyoming is still under construction. For example, Trementina Base, in northeastern New Mexico, serves as a repository for Hubbard's writings and films; the former are engraved on steel tablets, entombed in titanium casings, and buried in underground vaults, according to several former church members.

But most reports about Shelly's whereabouts focused on a base outside Los Angeles. Located near Lake Arrowhead, about 90 minutes from the city, the roughly 500-acre site is known variously as Twin Peaks, Rimforest, or C.S.T. The first two are nearby towns; the third is an abbreviation for Church of Spiritual Technology-the wing in charge of Scientology's copyrights and archival work. According to Dylan Gill, a former Sea Org member who oversaw much of its construction, the base includes, in addition to a luxurious "log cabin" primed for Hubbard's return, a second structure designed to protect church V.I.P.'s such as Miscavige and Tom Cruise in the event of a nuclear Armageddon.


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