Scientology celebrates 30 years of duping wealthy people on the high seas! - 2018-07-01
Thirty years ago, in 1988, Scientology first started sailing its barge, the Freewinds, after purchasing it from a previous owner who had called it the Boheme. Since then, the vessel has been used to deliver the highest auditing level on Scientology's "Bridge to Total Freedom," known as "Operating Thetan Level Eight" or OT 8, to wealthy church members who consider it the ultimate rite of passage.
Those who have been through OT 8 tell us that it's actually the ultimate rooking. After years and perhaps millions in fees and donations, you learn that it's all been for naught and you're no closer to learning who you are than when you started. But hey, you get that certificate.