Does anyone remember a few years ago when a person calling himself "REVENMUS" suddenly turned up on the ars.alt.scientology bulletin board and announced that he was LRH returned? I remember that period as one in which there was general apathy amongst the greater ex-scn field. Most ex's had ended cycle on Scn and there was much antipathy towards the subject. I may be wrong but is how I was perceived chatter on the news board. So along comes this person announcing themselves as LRH and that he has returned and has a whole bunch of new research and rundowns! Suddenly, according to news board, there was an upsurge in interest and enthusiasm throughout the Freezone. Ex's who had previously sworn off Scn seemed to throw off their failed purposes and were interested again. After a few months the true identity of "Revenmus" was revealed and the whole thing exposed as a sham. However the incident was an interesting social experiment in exposing how even amongst die hard ex's and anti's there seemed to exist a flicker of hope that their prior interest and hopes in Scn had not been for nothing and that if LRH truely did return (not that I believe he ever will) then those former purposes might be enlivened. I think that this latest imposter may again enliven hope within the free zone and a certain number of ex's will rally to his banner but once again it will be a short lived adventure once people realise that the emperor has no new clothes.