Hubbard told many stories, some he got paid a penny a word for when he wrote pulp fiction. Later he wrote fiction and called it Scientology; for this he was paid millions.
To his adherents, most of them very young, he was the next thing to God almighty. He loved to tell them stories of his early life which was full of high adventure. To this day Scientology recounts his stunning exploits as a mere boy who grew into a war hero and then a messiah.
Beyond claims and assertions what was true? What was provable? Here a number of people, some who knew him best, talk about Hubbard’s life.