posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 06:57 PM
Hubbard died in 1986, in an expensive Bluebird motorhome on his ranch. He had not been seen in public since 1981. Several issues surrounding
Hubbard's death are subjects of controversy — a swift cremation with no autopsy, the destruction of coroner's photographs, coroner's evidence of
the psychiatric drug Vistaril present in Hubbard's blood, the whereabouts of Dr. Eugene Denk (Hubbard's physician) during Hubbard's death, and the
changing of wills and trust documents the day before his death. The Church of Scientology announced his death in 1986, stating Hubbard had
deliberately "dropped his body" to do "higher level spiritual research," unencumbered by mortal confines.
In 1977, Scientology offices on both coasts of the United States were raided by FBI agents seeking evidence of a suspected Church-run espionage
network. Hubbard's wife Mary Sue and a dozen other senior Scientology officials were convicted in 1979 of conspiracy against the United States
Government, while Hubbard himself was named by Federal prosecutors as an "unindicted co-conspirator." Facing intense media interest and a number of
lawsuits, he retired privately to a ranch on O'Donovan Road in Creston, California.
Does anyone of theories to his death and whether scientology ever was or is a espionage organization?