L. RON HUBBARD. D.D.. PH. D.
Silver Spring, Md.
Sept. 7, 1955
TO THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
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.
File/Ref. No.: 62-94080-5-41