Ex-Scientologist story #186, Warned others about the cult.

True stories of a greedy cult.


This is perhaps one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do, swallow my pride and admit to the world what a fool I was. How could I have been so coerced into acting so uncharacteristically and let myself get stripped of nearly all my money, possessions, dignity, self respect and even my own life? How could I have been so manipulated, especially when I saw through (what I consider a global scam) right from the start? The signs were all there for me to see — I EVEN SAW THEM! My story attempts to answer these disturbing questions.

My conscious will no longer allow me to sit idly by knowing the exact same thing is still happening to others. The fact that in San Francisco both the “mission” at 406 Sutter Street and the “ORG” at 83 Mcallister Street are still there are proof of this. They wouldn’t still be there if they didn’t have a steady supply of “raw meat” (as $cientology staff members refer to people).

I had NO idea what I was getting into when I first walked in their front door. By writing my story I’m hoping to show that Scientology is DEFINITELY NOT what it claims to be. I’m hoping to show how they take the very “buttons” and unwanted reactions they promise to clear you of and then turn right around and use them to control and exploit you. I’m hoping to show how they take all a person’s good qualities and turn right around and use them against you. I’m hoping to show EXACTLY how they were able to take ME for a ride until my rational mind finally said enough is enough and saw $cientology for what it really is.


I’m hoping that my experiences are not all in vain. I’m hoping that by sharing them they will help convince others who are now entangled to get out and everyone else to stay out. I’m hoping that at least I’ll be able to provide some comfort for those who are still trying to recover by letting them know that they are not alone.

I want the world to see just what kind of “service” they will receive if they walk into that San Fransisco mission or ORG. I want everyone to know exactly what goes on behind their closed “auditing” room doors. I want everyone to know exactly what they do in their indoctrination rooms. I’m going to show the world exactly how Scientology was able to take a well adjusted, caring, productive member of society and turn me into a cold, heartless individual obsessed with and actually planning on taking my own life.

I’m going to post my story as a series. I’m going to try to break my chaotic experiences up into manageable pieces. Since I’m not a writer, I need to reserve the right to modify or update my posts as either more facts come to mind or I think of better ways to express myself. What’s important to me now is to get my story out quickly but also as clearly and accurately as possible.

The above was written by the late Wayne Whitney as part of a series of posts that appeared in the Internet newsgroup Alt.Religion.Scientology in 1996.  He had joined Scientology in 1991 doing courses in Boulder and San Francisco.

 This was a wild period online as the old timers can remember.  Scientology was attempting to do some serious damage control.  Internet accounts were mysteriously cancelled, anti-Scientology web sites, the first few of what would be many, were hacked and spammed.  Court cases. some very high-profile, came about at critics posted the secret upper level Scientology course online.  Scientology was very much stronger at the time then they are now.   Wayne was in the thick of it, he also picketed Scientology, that was not done very often at all back then.  Wayne was fearless in fighting the cult; he told others how he had been bilked out of $95k by means of lies, false promises, fraudulent practices and high pressure sales techniques.  To read more follow this link: http://www.holysmoke.org/wwhitney/wwhit002.htm

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