Scientology: L. Ron Hubbard Still Surfing the Galaxy - 2012-01-24
Twenty-six years ago today, L. Ron Hubbard decided to leave his body after using it for 74 years.
A young David Miscavige, a Sea Org member who behind the scenes had been clearing the way to become Hubbard's successor as leader of the Scientology movement, announced Hubbard's death to his followers at the Palladium in Los Angeles. It is still a dramatic moment.
"Approximately two weeks ago, he completed all of his researches he had set out to do," Miscavige says, and you can hear the audience react with admiration and applause, apparently not realizing what's coming.