A series of sudden insanities and disturbances in Dianetic and Scientology groups reached seven last week on the West Coast.
In Atomic Energy’s Richland, Washington a young boy who had never been treated with Dianetics or Scientology but whose father Verne McAdams is the local Scientology group leader in Richland suddenly and mysteriously became insane, so suddenly and so thoroughly that the head of the institution for the insane in Richland, evidently of good security, suspects the use of LSD, the insanity producing drug so favored by the APA.
In 1950 the Dianetics Foundations were violently attacked and discredited. The 200 Foundation employees, when screened, yielded 35 Communist-connected persons. That done the commotion stopped. After three quiet years in the Phoenix area we forwarded to the Defense Department data on brain-washing. Instantly we became the subject of violence. Four people were seized by psychiatrists in that area to date and to this day so far as I know are still being held, their sanity shattered.
After we so informed the Defense Department about brain-washing technologies in our hands and offered them, we have been in a state of siege. Understand that we accuse the D. D. of nothing.
Could you please have y our Phoenix office obtain the names of the people who defamed us to the County Attorney? Your Bay area and Richland offices have already been apprised of the incidents in those areas.
FBI: Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, Inc., v. Clarence Kelly (Kelley) (U.S.D.C, D.C) Civil Action No. 77-0175
Having gotten on a somewhat more even keel after the collapse of the organization in Phoenix, Arizona (the HASI) and having begun operation in the East with more public success and enthusiasm than I am used to, I have a better perspective on what occurred in Phoenix.
This is my third invitation to go to Russia. The first was extended to me by a member of Amtorg in New York in 1938 who knew of my work in the field of the mind. The second occurred less directly in 1948 after some personal difficulty. This third has come when the Phoenix organization has been collapsed and it would not be known that it did not influence my own affairs as much as it might be thought.
Further information on attack on Hubbard Assn of Scientologists of Phoenix, Arizona
See also: FBI: Make Appears Mental Card
I received a request from a member of the Arizona State Legislature for information about the background of the organization known as the Church of Scientology whose local address is listed as East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, Arizona.