Surreal encounter at Scientology's secretive Int Base shows up in Danish documentary - 2015-09-17
Last December, we brought you some pretty bizarre footage. It was shot by Marc Headley, who was visiting Scientology's secretive Int Base near Hemet, California with a Danish film crew making a documentary about a Danish former Scientologist, Robert Dam.
Dam had spent 20 years in Scientology before leaving in 2004. Headley himself grew up in Scientology and worked at Int Base as a Sea Org worker before he made a dramatic escape in 2005, which is described vividly in his excellent 2009 book, Blown for Good.
Marc told us that their plan in December was to approach the compound's front gate, and if any Scientologists came out to confront him, Robert would get a chance to ask them questions. Instead what happened was that several Sea Org officials came out and began berating Headley, aiming cameras at him, and Marc captured some of it on his smartphone for us.