Scientology's 2015 in review: In September, Erika Christensen was out of this universe - 2015-12-29
We love these last few days of the year. Winter is finally setting in here, and it's nice having two four-day weekends in a row. Also, it means were still looking back at the most significant stories we covered this year at the Underground Bunker. In this post we're remembering the stories of September.
We adore Scientology's testimonials videos. David Miscavige puts out one every year or so, and they always feature a pounding, manic soundtrack as dozens of Scientologists tell you how much a course or level has changed their lives. It's frenetic fun, punctuated with some truly astounding statements ("I'm me for the first time in trillions of years!"), and in September we were sent a testimonials video from 2006 that had not previously been made public. Imagine our surprise when we noticed that one of the gushing Scientologists was none other than actress Erika Christensen. Oh, you have to think she never thought this would get to the outside world.
That testimonials video was actually part of a longer presentation — the 2006 Maiden Voyage opening night celebration. It's pretty rare to see the Maiden Voyage events outside of a Scientology org. We found a lot of great nuggets in this one, including scenes of Scientologists doing wacky exercises that they are more careful about showing these days.