posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 01:06 AM
This same story has been running since '86. They just slapped "alien cathedral" on there to get attention. After the wacco incident it was being
called a compound and there were rumors of evil armed scientologists running around up there.
The Church has given tours of it in the past but you will rarely see interviews with people that have been inside with stories like these.
About the same time Ooms' story appeared, Las Vegas city and San Miguel County officials toured the site.
Hilario Rubio, Jr., a former county planner, recalled that he toured the archive with former City Councilor Dana Lucero, former County Manager Edward
Lucero, former County Attorney Arthur Bustos and a deputy sheriff.
"There are so many rumors about it," said Rubio, who now works for the regional housing authority. "They built nice houses and a tunnel in the
mountain to store records -- exactly what they said they would do."
Bustos recalled that the tunnel was "the size you could put a train in" with several "finger corridors" off the main shaft.
But those now in office say all they know about the San Miguel Ranch is what they read in a newspaper four years ago.
Last September, a group of State Police officers toured the archive at the request of the "Church" of "Spiritual Technology."
[Two pictures are shown. The upper shows a man standing before a house, perhaps one-room made of adobe. A dog and construction materials are near the
house. The caption reads:]
Above: Jose Mufiiz, who is building a house some 16 miles from the San Miguel Ranch where Scientologists have built a archive complex, said he has
never visited the ranch or met any of its employees.
[A picture shows a road with six hairpin turns ascending a hill. The caption reads:]
Left: In an aerial view of the Scientology retreat near Trementina, an airstrip can be seen on top of the mesa, the retreat is at lower right, and the
building housing the tunnel entrance is at left.
[A picture shows a locked iron gate across a two-track dirt road. The caption reads:]
Below: The 16-mile dirt road leading up to the Scientology property is blocked about four miles from the houses by a padlocked, metal-pipe gate.
[The text of the article continues.]
"After what had happened in Waco, these people came to us because they wanted to cool the rumors some of the misconceptions that were going on,"
recalled Capt. David Velarde, formerly commander of the Las Vegas office of the State Police.
Department of Public Safety Secretary Richard C de Baca, who joined the tour, said that he visited the tunnel, the houses and watched a demonstration
of document preservation. He said video cameras are placed at the tunnel's entrance, but that none of the San Miguel Ranch employees carried guns.
But the story in the OP is from the John Sweeney "story" that he did, during that whole story John Sweeney john Sweeney pulled a lot of stunts, at one
point he actually declines taking a tour of another base like the one in new mexico only to show up unannounced so that he can pretend like they won't
let him in.
edit on 3-1-2013 by Superhans because: (no reason given)