Criminal timeline of Scientology




Tuesday, 16 December 1969

A Scientology Guardian Order says that double agents are being infiltrated into Scientology staffs and urges the use of any means to detect such infiltration.[46]

December 1969

G. Gordon Liddy is granted "special clearances" by CIA.[34]

Somewhere on ESMB there's a thread which covers this Remote Viewing timeline, which appears to be a combination of a number of time lines, including a Watergate timeline, Scientology timeline, CIA timeline, etc.



January 1971

NSA's Harold "Hal" Puthoff, one of fewer than 3,000 Scientology "Clears" in the world in 1971, has joined the ranks of a much smaller number of OT VIIs.

NSA's Hal Puthoff somehow has gotten past L. Ron Hubbard's prohibitions against government spy agency personnel being allowed access to upper-level Scientology, and has progressed up the Scientology levels to the recently-released OT VII—the highest level available. He writes a success story for a Scientology publication about having completed OT VII, saying that on a weekend he had stood outside a locked building and remotely viewed information he wanted from a building directory that he couldn't physically read from the doorway, then verified later, when the building was open, that what he had viewed remotely had been accurate. [NOTE: According to Scientology's The Auditor magazine, Special Issue March 1971, by that date there are only 2,773 Scientology "Clears" in the world. Being Clear is a prerequisite to the OT Levels. Even if 10% had gone all the way up through the higher levels by this date, Puthoff would be among only about 300 OT VIIs in the world.][52]

February 1971

A hidden taping system is installed in the Oval Office of the White House.[22]

April 1971

Vietnam vet and Green Beret Paul Preston has signed up in Scientology's Sea Org, and is at the confidential land base for Scientology—"Tours Reception Center," in Tangier, Morocco—where the Flagship Apollo often docks with L. Ron Hubbard aboard.

Saturday, 17 April 1971


CIA's Bernard Barker

E. Howard Hunt is in Miami and meets with Bernard Barker, Eugenio Martinez, and Felipe De Diego. Bernard Barker has a history of almost seven years with CIA. Eugenio Martinez is on "retainer" with CIA. [NOTE: A little over four months later, these same three men will be involved with Hunt in a purported break-in of the offices of psychiatrist Lewis Fielding, ostensibly in response to Daniel Ellsberg having leaked the Pentagon Papers. But the Pentagon Papers haven't been leaked to the press yet, and won't be for almost two months.][1]

May 1971

IRS begins an audit of the senior Scientology corporation, Church of Scientology of California. Meade Emory, who later will corporately restructure all of Scientology, is Legislative Attorney for the Joint Committee on Taxation.[28]

June 1971

Daniel Ellsberg makes "a series of phone calls" to psychiatrist Lewis Fielding "shortly before" the Pentagon Papers are published.[2]

Saturday, 12 June 1971

The day before the "Pentagon Papers" are published, Morton Halperin, Leslie Gelb, and Defense Department official Paul Nitze make "a deposit into the National Archives" of "a whole lot of papers." [NOTE: This turns out later to be copies of the not-yet-published Pentagon Papers that will make Daniel Ellsberg famous and launch everything that later comes to be known as "Watergate."][22]

Sunday, 13 June 1971

Daniel Ellsberg, having highest possible clearances from CIA, leaks the "Pentagon Papers"

The New York Times publishes the first of three installments of secret documents that have been passed to Times reporter Neil Sheehan by Daniel Ellsberg. These come to be known as the "Pentagon Papers."

Tuesday, 15 June 1971

G. Gordon Liddy is abruptly transferred from being "Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury" to "Staff Assistant of the President of the United States," part of the White House Domestic Council. Liddy is supplied with White House credentials.[53][51]

Wednesday, 16 June 1971

G. Gordon Liddy is at the White House in his new job. A William Galbraith comes to the White House, purportedly one of a group of officers from the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA). [NOTE: No "William Galbraith" has been found on WHNPA rolls, and a William Galbraith has been identified as having been a CIA agent. Nine days after this event a girl is found shot to death on board the Scientology Flagship "Apollo" at Safi, Morocco, and a William Galbraith will be in Safi representing the U.S. Embassy in Morocco in response. See 25 June 1971 and 13 July 1971.][51][54]

Friday, 18 June 1971

An unspecified amount of money being carried by John McLean while on a confidential mission from the Scientology Flagship Apollo is reported stolen by McLean. Also with the Apollo at the time is Green Beret Paul Preston. [NOTE: McLean will later become a key witness for the Commissioner of Internal Revenue against Scientology in the IRS case that results from a tax audit of Scientology being pursued at the time this event takes place. See May 1971.][28]

Friday, 25 June 1971

One week to the day after John McLean reports Scientology money having been stolen from him, Susan Meister is found shot to death in a cabin aboard the Flagship Apollo, docked in Safi, Morocco. Conflicting reports say she was shot either in the mouth or in the forehead. One report says the gun was folded in her hands neatly in her lap. Her death is ruled a suicide by Moroccan authorities.[46][55][56]

Monday, 28 June 1971

Daniel Ellsberg is indicted for the leak of the Pentagon Papers.

Wednesday, 30 June 1971

Yvonne Gillham at Scientology's Celebrity Centre is closely connected to both Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann

The Supreme Court rules 6-3 that the government has not shown compelling evidence to justify blocking further publication of the Pentagon Papers.

July 1971

Yvonne Gillham, Executive Director of Scientology's Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles, is in regular touch with both Ingo Swann and Hal Puthoff. As Executive Director, as a fellow OT, and as a highly-trained Scientology auditor, she has taken on responsibility for their progress in and connection to Scientology.

Thursday, 1 July 1971

David Young—who is with NSA, the same agency as OT VII Hal Puthoff—is appointed to the White House Domestic Council to work with Egil Krogh[57][2]
On or about the same date, Carol Ellsberg, Daniel Ellsberg's ex-wife, calls the FBI. She tells them that Daniel Ellsberg had seen a psychiatrist. She says that Ellsberg has "assured her" that he "had told this analyst all about what he had done" (referring to the Pentagon Papers). She volunteers the name of the Beverly Hills psychiatrist: Lewis Fielding. [NOTE: Daniel and Carol Ellsberg have been living apart since January 1964, divorced since 1966. Daniel Ellsberg didn't begin with Fielding until two years after the divorce, in March of 1968 (see), and had quit seeing Fielding in September 1970 (see)—nearly a year before "what he had done."]

Jack Caulfield
On or about the same date, John "Jack" Caulfield, Staff Assistant to President Nixon, has created a 12-page political espionage proposal called "Sandwedge." Ostensibly as part of it, Anthony Ulasewicz has rented an apartment at 321 East 48th Street (Apartment 11-C), New York City. G. Gordon Liddy is given the complete "Sandwedge" plan. [NOTE: The apartment is in close proximity to the lab and school of CIA's Cleve Backster. It provides a backstopped New York address and phone. Note, too, that the reference for date of Sandwedge is a document in the National Archives titled "7/71 Sandwedge proposal," despite most anecdotal accounts placing it later in 1971.][58][59]

Friday, 2 July 1971

CIA Director Richard Helms is pushing behind the scenes to get E. Howard Hunt into a position connected with the White House in response to the Pentagon Papers having been leaked. H. R. Haldeman tells Nixon that that Helms has described Hunt: "Ruthless, quiet and careful, low profile. He gets things done. He will work well with all of us. He's very concerned about the health of the administration. His concern, he thinks, is they're out to get us and all that, but he's not a fanatic. We could be absolutely certain it'll involve secrecy... ."
Charles Colson sends a memo to H. R. Haldeman with a transcript of a phone conversation he had with E. Howard Hunt the previous day—which he happened to record. Colson says: "The more I think about Howard Hunt's background, politics, disposition and experience, the more I think it would be worth your time to meet him."[22][1]

Wednesday, 7 July 1971

E. Howard Hunt is hired as a "White House consultant" while keeping his full-time job at Mullen. Hunt is supplied with White House credentials.[1]

Thursday, 8 July 1971

E. Howard Hunt has a private meeting with CIA's Lucien Conein, Hunt's acquaintance of almost 30 years. [NOTE: Conein had been part of the team that Daniel Ellsberg had gone with to Vietnam, headed by CIA's Edward Lansdale [often misspelled as Edward Landsdale], in 1965-66.][1]

Tuesday, 13 July 1971

A William Galbraith, represented as being American vice consul from Casablanca, meets in Safi, Morocco with two representatives from the Scientology Flagship Apollo, ostensibly concerning the 25 June 1971 death of Susan Meister [see 16 June 1971 re: Galbraith].

A William Galbraith, reportedly CIA,
is at the Scientology Flagship Apollo in Safi, Morocco
after having been at the White House a month before,
ostensibly as a White House news photographer.​

Tuesday, 20 July 1971

E. Howard Hunt has a private meeting with CIA's Edward G. Lansdale [often misspelled as Edward G. Landsdale]. [NOTE: Lansdale had taken Daniel Ellsberg and Lucien Conein to Vietnam in 1965-66. Green Beret Paul Preston had also been there as part of so-called "pacification" programs," as well as Neil Sheehan, who just has published the Pentagon Papers.][1]

Thursday, 22 July 1971

E. Howard Hunt goes to CIA headquarters and meets privately with Deputy Director of CIA Robert Cushman.[1][60]

Friday, 23 July 1971

The CIA supplies E. Howard Hunt with counterfeit ID in the name of "Edward J. Warren." Hunt meets CIA's Stephen Greenwood in a CIA safehouse where a fake driver's license and other ID material, plus a disguise, are given to Hunt.[60][1][61]

Saturday, 24 July 1971

NSA's David Young is running everything that leads to
the Fielding office break-in. Young will later be given
immunity by Watergate prosecutors, then will report
the Fielding burglary, backed up by CIA photos, just after
CIA has given a secret contract to Hal Puthoff to develop
the remote viewing program using OT VII Ingo Swann.

Based on a memorandum by Egil Krogh and NSA's David Young, the Special Investigations Unit is established at the White House under them. It comes to be known as the White House Plumbers. [NOTE: David Young gives the unit its nickname, supposedly because it is there to "stop leaks." It never stops a single leak, or accomplishes anything effective regarding security leaks. Liddy and Hunt are already established in their positions weeks before the unit is created. The creation of the Special Investigations Unit does nothing to alter the operatioinal status or position of either of them.]

Friday, 30 July 1971

A highly secure facility has been set up in Room 16 of the Old Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House that G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt use. It includes a secure phone used "mostly to talk to the CIA at Langley."[51]

Early August 1971

Green Beret and Vietnam veteran Paul Preston is aboard the Flagship Apollo in the Mediterranean, where L. Ron Hubbard is living. [NOTE: Less than a year later, Hubbard disappears, and some sources say Preston is with Hubbard at the time of the disappearance as a "bodyguard." See 28 May 1972.]
G. Gordon Liddy is in regular communication with "State and the CIA," having direct conversations with CIA Director Richard Helms. Liddy is briefed by CIA on "several additional sensitive programs in connection with his assignment to the White House staff." Liddy is also making regular trips to the Pentagon.
E. Howard Hunt is making regular trips to the State Department. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations at the time is George H.W. Bush (Sr.).[62][51][1][34]

Monday, 2 August 1971

CIA psychiatrist Bernard Malloy comes to Room 16 and meets privately with G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt.[1][53]

Friday, 6 August 1971

E. Howard Hunt again meets clandestinely in a CIA safehouse, this time with CIA's Stephen Greenwood and also with CIA's Cleo Gephart. Hunt purportedly discusses CIA providing a "backstopped address and phone" in New York city. Hunt also asks for CIA to provide phony ID and a disguise for "an associate"—G. Gordon Liddy. [NOTE: Hunt is asking for ID and disguise for Liddy prior to any proposal to break into Lewis Fielding's office. Also, there's already a backstopped address and phone in New York city at 321 East 48th Street, Apartment 11-C, New York City, set up by Anthony Ulasewicz as part of the Sandwedge proposal, which Liddy and Hunt have. See 1 July 1971.][61]

E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy
both are supplied with phony I.D. and "disguises"
by the CIA, and both have been issued
White House credentials.​

Wednesday, 11 August 1971

CIA psychiatrist Bernard Malloy again comes to Room 16 and meets privately with G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt. Soon after, Liddy and Hunt recommend an attempt at surreptitious entry for "acquisition of psychiatric materials" on Daniel Ellsberg from the files of psychiatrist Lewis Fielding. They claim the need, first, for a "feasibility study" of Fielding's Beverly Hills office.[1][53]

Thursday, 12 August 1971

L. Ron Hubbard issues a policy letter called "Advanced Courses" that makes access to all the confidential upper levels of Scientology available by invitation only, to be based largely on ethics record in Scientology and security of materials.[63]

Friday, 20 August 1971

The CIA supplies G. Gordon Liddy with counterfeit ID in the name of "George F. Leonard." Hunt and Liddy meet CIA's Stephen Greenwood (called "Steve" in Hunt's account) in a CIA safehouse where a CIA-created fake driver's license and other ID material, plus a disguise, and a camera are issued to Liddy. [NOTE: According to Greenwood, Hunt and Liddy say they have to "stop by the Pentagon" on their way to the airport, although they don't say where they are going. It isn't to Los Angeles for the Fielding office "feasibility study," since that doesn't take place until 26 August 1971 (see) according to the available accounts from Hunt and Liddy, cited in this timeline.][60][1][61]

Thursday, 26 August 1971

E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy fly to Los Angeles. Hunt takes pictures of Liddy, in his CIA-issued black wig, standing in front of psychiatrist Lewis Fielding's office door, with Fielding's name on the door. Liddy also takes pictures of Hunt. The photos are taken with the camera supplied to them by CIA.[51][1][64]


Hunt and Liddy take photographs of each other in front of Fielding's door in CIA-supplied "disguises." The photos will later be used by CIA to give Ellsberg a convenient "Get Out of Jail Free" card.

Friday, 27 August 1971

E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy fly back to Washington, D.C. CIA's Stephen Greenwood meets them at the airport, where Hunt gives Greenwood the film for developing by CIA. Greenwood delivers prints to Hunt the same day. The CIA keeps a copy of the photos of Liddy and Hunt (in CIA-provided "disguises" that don't disguise them at all) mugging in front of Lewis Fielding's identifiable door. [NOTE: The CIA later turns their copies of the photos over to Watergate investigators, which results in all criminal charges against Daniel Ellsberg for leaking the Pentagon Papers to be dropped. See 1973, specifically 3 January, 17 March, 15 April, and 11 May 1973][60][1][61]

Saturday, 28 August 1971

CIA's Eugenio Martinez

On a Saturday, Hunt and Liddy purportedly are in Room 16 when Liddy tells Hunt that the plan to do a break-in of Fielding's office is approved, but that the two of them are not "to be permitted anywhere near the target premises." [See 27 August 1971, immediately above.] E. Howard Hunt then purportedly calls Bernard Barker in Miami and asks if Barker can "put together a three-man entry team." Barker calls back to say it will be Barker, Eugenio Martinez, and Felipe De Diego. [NOTE: As luck would have it, this happens to be the same three men Hunt had met with in Miami two months before the Pentagon Papers were published. See 17 April 1971.][1][51][65]

Friday, 3 September 1971

A break-in takes place at the office of psychiatrist Lewis J. Fielding in Beverly Hills, California. The break-in is made obvious by the smashing of a window. Accounts of the break-in are irreconcilably conflicting. According to Bernard Barker, E. Howard Hunt, and G. Gordon Liddy, the three Cubans—Barker, Martinez, and De Diego—had entered the office and searched thoroughly, and there was no file on Daniel Ellsberg anywhere. According to Lewis Fielding, there was a file on Ellsberg in his office, which Fielding says he found on the floor the next morning. Fielding claims it was evident that someone had gone through the file.

Liddy and Hunt in New York on same night as Fielding break-in in Los Angeles
The same night, Hunt and Liddy are in New York City—where Hunt has made an issue of needing "a backstopped address." They check into the Pierre hotel and remain in New York through at least Sunday, 5 September 1971. [NOTE: There is no physical evidence that either Liddy or Hunt had been in Los Angeles at all for the Fielding office break-in. Only the anecdotal claims of the co-conspirators account for the whereabouts of Hunt and Liddy that weekend. This is similar to the later purported Watergate first break-in that involved the same personnel. (See 26, 27, and 28 May 1972.) Also, there is a backstopped address that was available to Liddy and Hunt in New York: 321 East 48th Street, not far from the Pierre hotel. Both locations are less than a mile from the Times Square lab and polygraph school of CIA's Cleve Backster. Five days after Hunt and Liddy leave New York (see 9 September 1971), OT VII Ingo Swann will "chance" to meet Backster "at a party" in New York. Backster will be the person who then ostensibly sets up a connection between Ingo Swann—a Scientology OT VII—and NSA's Hal Puthoff, also a Scientology OT VII. Both will be contracted by CIA to start CIA's secret remote viewing program (see 1 October 1972).][1][51][65]

Thursday, 9 September 1971

OT VII Ingo Swann meets CIA's Cleve Backster, purportedly "at a party" in New York. Backster has an "extensive network of contacts in law enforcement agencies and within the CIA."[44]

Sunday, 12 September 1971

OT VII Ingo Swann visits Cleve Backster's lab and polygraph school in New York city where Swann is asked to think thoughts of harming a plant that Backster has connected up to what Swann says was "a polygraph." Swann thinks of lighting a match with the intent of burning one of the plant's leaves, and there is an immediate and violent reaction. With repetitions, the reaction diminishes, and the conclusion is drawn that not only is the plant capable of detecting harmful thought, but can "learn" to differentiate between true and artificial intent. The thought directed at the plant is changed to one of putting acid in its pot, with the same curve of results.[44]


OT VII Ingo Swann

Wednesday, 15 September 1971

A "Master File" of cables (telexes) disappears from the External Comm Bureau of the Scientology Flagship Apollo. The file contains all cables related to the administration of Scientology worldwide from 22 August 1971 to 15 September 1971. In the External Comm Bureau at the time is John McLean. Also aboard he ship is Green Beret Paul Preston, doing a service called "Word Clearing Method 1."[62]
E. Howard Hunt makes a request that the CIA "immediately recall a 24-year-old secretary" from Paris for his use and "explain to all concerned that she was urgently needed for an unspecified special assignment."[2]

Monday, 20 c. September 1971

E. Howard Hunt is granted special permission by the State Department for "full access to the department's chronological cable files." [NOTE: Shortly thereafter, Hunt is engaged in forging cables.][1]

Saturday, 25 September 1971

Scientology OT VII Ingo Swann is doing experiments with Cleve Backster involving a piece of graphite hooked into a Wheatstone bridge [the main mechanism in a Scientology e-meter], connected with a chart recorder. Swann learns that he can focus a "beam" of intention at the graphite, and cause repeatable jogs in the chart.[44]

October 1971

E. Howard Hunt is in telephone contact with CIA Chief European Division John Hart, and has several telephone conversations with CIA Executive Officer European Division John Caswell.[34]

Friday, 1 October 1971

APA's Karlis Osis

Dr. John Wingate of the American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR) in New York invites OT VII Ingo Swann to work on "well-designed" psychic experiments with psychiatrist Karlis Osis. Osis is a member of the very anti-Scientology American Psychological Association (APA). [NOTE: Chicago's W. Clement Stone is a member and major contributor to the ASPR. About 7 months later, CIA's E. Howard Hunt will deliver an undisclosed amount of cash in a sealed envelope to the W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation in Chicago. See April 1972.][44]

Sunday, 10 October 1971

Cleve Backster writes and circulates a small report entitled "Psychokinetic Effects on Small Samples of Graphite," detailing the repeatable experiments that he has conducted with OT VII Ingo Swann. Backster tells Swann, "Boy, are the guys down at the CIA going to be interested in you."[44]

Friday, 15 October 1971

E. Howard Hunt meets with CIA Director Richard Helms.
Ingo Swann meets with Gertrude Schmeidler, who asks Swann if he thinks he can influence a thermistor isolated in a sealed thermos bottle. He agrees to try.[44][38]

Late October 1971

Scientology OT VII Ingo Swann is in Washington, D.C. with "a colleague" meeting "in bars and pizza parlours" with unnamed intelligence personnel. At one of the meetings with "six spooks," Swan is asked: "If you were going to set up a threat analysis program to match what the Soviets are up to, what would you do?'"[66]

By late October 1971
Ingo Swann is in Washington, D.C. meeting with U.S.
intelligence agency personnel.​

Saturday, 30 October 1971

Ingo Swann is working with CIA's Cleve Backster, testing "psi probes" on gasses in pressurized containers. He and Backster move on to experiments with biologicals, including one-celled biological specimens, blood, and seminal fluid. When Swann has some success in affecting biologicals with psychic probing, Backster says, "Well, you've just done something the Soviets have been working on for a long time."[44]

Early November 1971

CIA's James McCord, purportedly retired in August 1970, signs a contract with the Republican National Committee to handle "security." The contract is in the name of "McCord Associates, Inc." [NOTE: The corporation will not be created until several weeks after the contract is signed; incorporation papers are not filed until 19 November 1971 (see) in Maryland.][67]

Monday, 15 November 1971


Gertrude Schmeidler

Dr. Gertrude Schmeidler conducts her thermistor experiments with OT VII Ingo Swann at the New York City College. Swann can produce changes in the target thermistors, while the control thermistors remained unchanged, on a repeatable basis at the direction of the experimenter.[44]

Friday, 19 November 1971

CIA's E. Howard Hunt contacts CIA's Office of Security Director Robert Osborne.[38]
CIA's James McCord files incorporation papers in Maryland for McCord Associates, Inc., ostensibly a security company, but the incorporation papers say nothing about providing security, and the company is not licensed for security. Included on the board are McCord, his wife, and his sister, Dorothy Berry, who works for an "oil company in Houston." [NOTE: Berry later claimed she had "no idea" she had been listed on the board. Also, the Gulf Resources and Chemical Corporation—an "oil company in Houston" that controls half the world's supply of lithium—will later provide checks that get converted to traceable $100 bills for part of what becomes known as Watergate. See 15 April 1972.][67]

Monday, 22 November 1971

OT VII Ingo Swann is involved in one of a series of ten out-of-body (OOB) perception experiments at ASPR, the task being to verbally describe objects out of his sight in a target tray. Having difficulty doing a narrative description of the target items, he hits upon the idea of doing sketches. Successful, this becomes a regular part of the experiments.[44]

Wednesday, 1 December 1971

Gertrude Schmeidler's paper, "PK EFfects Upon Continuously Recorded Temperature," describes results of her thermistor experiments with Ingo Swann and is being circulated for peer review. It generates speculation that if someone could trigger a thermistor, they also might be able to remotely trigger a bomb. There are requests for interviews of Schmeidler and Swann from media like Time and Newsweek, but Swann refuses.[44]

Monday, 6 December 1971

G. Gordon Liddy becomes General Counsel to the Committee for the Re-Election of the President.[68][51]

Wednesday, 8 December 1971

In one of a series of long-distance remote viewing experiments at ASPR, OT VII Ingo Swann suggests calling the experiments "remote sensing" or "remote viewing."[44]
E. Howard Hunt is in touch with senior CIA officer Peter Jessup, who is with the National Security Council staff.[38]
On or about the same day, Hunt meets privately again with CIA's Lucien Conein.[1]

Sunday, 12 December 1971

NSA's David Young meets with Egil Krogh and CIA psychiatrist Bernard Malloy.[2]

Thursday, 16 December 1971

CIA's E. Howard Hunt is in Dallas, Texas—an airline hub.
Lt. George W. Bush is living in Houston, Texas. He is a pilot trained on T-38 Talons, a type of plane used as a chase plane.[69]


Lt. George W. Bush

Thursday, 30 December 1971

An "out-of-body" (OOB) perception experiment results in Ingo Swann sketching the target object (a 7-Up can) upside down, so he believes he has missed getting it. Dr. Osis realizes that it is a perfect drawing of the can once it is turned upside down.[44]


Somewhere on ESMB there's a thread which covers this Remote Viewing timeline, which appears to be a combination of a number of time lines, including a Watergate timeline, Scientology timeline, CIA timeline, etc.

Thanks, Veda, I'll quit posting these unless others want them up.

Larger task and more info than I originally thought.


Gold Meritorious Patron
There is a Russell Miller/'Barefaced Messiah' timeline, and also a Jon Atack "time track" which was photocopied and in a binder pre-publication of 'Piece of Blue Sky'. Offhand, since I'm not checking right now, I don't know if this "time track" made it into 'Blue Sky'.

Going quickly over this (edited) timeline, just at first glance, it has Hubbard having a stroke in June 1976. It must have been one heck of mild stroke, since Hubbard seems to carry on just fine and no one seems to have noticed. However, a fair amount of the information appears accurate.

There are also Jon Zegel's three tapes - which have been transcribed - and also his fourth tape, also at least partly transcribed. In the fourth tape, Zegel, supposedly being blackmailed by Scientology (according to Alan Walter), recants and even says "I am a Suppressive Person."

Still, without reviewing them again - having not done so in years - Jon Zegel's first three tapes are, IMO, reliable (perhaps slightly naive) info.

I haven't examined the Ingo Swann related info in this timeline, and don't know if it makes the assumption (which may not be stated) that Swann was an enemy agent infiltrating Scientology in advance of the FBI (run by Markabians) raid of July 1977, and subsequent complete taking over of the "Church" of Scientology.

There's also the assertion that, in December 1972, Hubbard was abducted by government agents, and the belief that Hubbard was then replaced by a look-a-like. From what I can see (maybe I'm overlooking it?) this has not made it into the edited version.

As background, it should be kept in mind that Free Zoners believe that Hubbard was working against impossible odds - a galactic conspiracy to stop him and Scientology - and, thus, was justified in virtually anything he did, and also believe that this galactic conspiracy infiltrated Scientology, accounting for most of the problems and justifying Hubbard's sometimes drastic (but justified) responses.

Of course, with Miscavige in control, Xenu and the Markabians have taken over the "Church" of Scientology. (No joke.)

So, it's an interesting timeline, but suggest consulting alternate time lines and comparing, for those so inclined.


OK, a little later, at second glance, I see that the original link/timeline is by someone called "Theta," and is not the Ron's Org Freezone timeline, but appears to borrow from that timeline and other time lines, and also deletes some things from that timeline.

El Ron had a heart attack in June, '76 and not a stroke. He was in a hospital in Willemstad, Curacao and then moved to the Intercontinental Hotel. I was Apollo Crew at that time and wrote about this in my series about El Ron on the Apollo Thread last year.




El Ron had a heart attack in June, '76 and not a stroke. He was in a hospital in Willemstad, Curacao and then moved to the Intercontinental Hotel. I was Apollo Crew at that time and wrote about this in my series about El Ron on the Apollo Thread last year.


Hubbard was in Washington, DC in the spring of 1976, overseeing Op Freak Out.

Whatever the medical problem was in June 1975, it chould not have been too serious.
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Gold Meritorious Patron

Hubbard was in Washington, DC in the spring of 1976, overseeing Op Freak Out.

Whatever the medical problem was in June, it chould not have been too serious.

Oops...El Ron's heart attack was in '75...we were at the FLB in June '76 and El Ron had already split with Kima and Mike Douglas. As far as the stroke story goes in ’76 I don’t know nothin’ ‘bout that. I tend to doubt it's true and more likely El Ron was in one of Hisself's Manic with Hallucinatory Features and Hypochondria phases. As is the case with all things El Ron, the first liar hasn’t got a chance.

I apologize for my error.



Oops...El Ron's heart attack was in '75...we were at the FLB in June '76 and El Ron had already split with Kima and Mike Douglas. As far as the stroke story goes in ’76 I don’t know nothin’ ‘bout that. I tend to doubt it's true and more likely El Ron was in one of Hisself's Manic with Hallucinatory Features and Hypochondria phases. As is the case with all things El Ron, the first liar hasn’t got a chance.

I apologize for my error.


I was in error not you. :)

The date for this was 1975. In my haste, this morning, in writing a response - of sort - to the initial "theta" timeline, I got the date wrong and wrote 1976 when it should have been 1975.

Nonetheless, he does seem to have quickly recovered.
We need some kind of a computer program that can mesh all of these...cumbersome for a human to do a mash-up, but it may be the only way to really understand the big picture of Scientology history in the context of it's timeline. :surf:

Frankly, there is enough material here, that collated and cross referenced, and fleshed out with background info and details, would constitute enough work for a doctoral thesis. :clever:

I think it's very important to have it here, and for folks to correct, comment, add to it as possible, from their own timelines and personal knowledge. Right on! :write:

Guano, PLEASE keep posting...this is for the deep thinkers and the long viewers, not for the tl;dr crowd. :study:

Thanks to everyone who has contributed, and big hugs to Emma for kicking it off! :clap: :bowdown: :goodjob:

This is important. Most Scientologists don't have a clue about all this stuff, or give it a thought...just accept the COS/IAS party line of propoganda. :mudkip:


WOW, This is an amazing and clear history that even a non CoS ex can understand. It really pulls everything together. Thank you for such a useful document!


OK, you asked for it:


January 1972

G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt are collaborating on a "political espionage" plan to replace the Sandwedge proposal. One of the items they have factored into the budget, ostensibly for "political espionage," is a chase plane.[1][51]

T-38 Talon, commonly used as "chase plane"

Monday, 10 January 1972

G. Gordon Liddy is in New York city at the apartment Ulasewicz has established at 321 East 48th Street, Apartment 11-C.[70][51]

Wednesday, 12 January 1972

G. Gordon Liddy is still in New York city. Ingo Swann learns that "two men in suits," flashing credentials, have visited the ASPR facility investigating him. They have met with Dr. Osis, and have looked at the experiment rooms and some of the experiment results. Osis tells Swann that he (Osis) isn't "free to tell" Swann what was discussed.[44]

Friday, 14 January 1972

Origin date of Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report, "Controlled Offensive Behavior—USSR"[71]

Tuesday, 25 January 1972

Buell Mullen tells Ingo Swann that a small group of her "high-placed friends" has begun establishing a pool of money for Swann. Already some $70,000 has been "pledged" from "several sources."[44]

Monday, 31 January 1972

"Information Cut-off Date" for a 1972 Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report entitled "Controlled Offensive Behavior—USSR" concerning Soviet research and development of "psi" technologies.[71]
E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy return from a weekend trip to Los Angeles, during which Liddy also has gone to San Diego and back. [NOTE: Dr. Augustus B. Kinzel has a home just outside San Diego.][1][51]

The secret DIA report,
"Controlled Offensive Behavior—USSR" will say
when published that Soviet knowledge in parapsychology
"is superior to that of the U.S."​

Early February 1972

Buell Mullen calls Ingo Swann to say that Dr. Augustus B. Kinzel will be in New York city on 17 February with "some friends" who want to meet with Swann. She is having a dinner party for the occassion. Swann says he'll be there.[44]
G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt fly to Miami, home of Bernard Barker and other CIA-connected Cubans.[1][51]
G. Gordon Liddy "recruits" CIA's James McCord as a "wire man," purportedly to be able to do electronic eavesdropping for "political espionage" purposes. [NOTE: At the time, Liddy has no approved budget for any such activities, nor are there any approved plans for, or targets for, any such activities.][53]

Thursday, 17 February 1972

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

At a dinner at Buell Mullen's home in New York, Dr. Augustus B. Kinzel has brought four "friends" in suits who Kinzel will only introduce to Swann by first names. They have a one-hour meeting that is "strictly confidential," concerning "big-time funding for a new research organization" that's separate from the $70,000 already collected. According to Swann, at least one of the "friends" is CIA.[44]
On or about the same date, E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy again fly to Miami, ostensibly to meet with Donald Segretti (a.k.a. "Donald Simmons"). While there, Hunt is in contact with CIA's Bernard Barker.

Tuesday, 22 February 1972

OT VII Ingo Swann performs the first of a series of "out-of-body" (OOB) experiment with Vera Feldman of the ASPR as the outbound experimenter. Swann is hooked up to brainwave leads and locked in the OOB room while Feldman goes to the Museum of Natural History a few blocks away. Swann gets a high number of "hits" on what Feldman is seeing, one of them being a display case full of gemstones. Swann and Feldman talk about ESP being used for psychic spying.[44]

Liddy and Hunt name the operations they are engaged in "GEMSTONE"
G. Gordon Liddy meets with CIA in connection with CIA "special clearances" he has been granted.[34]

Thursday, 24 February 1972

G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt meet with a "retired" CIA doctor, introduced by Hunt to Liddy as "Dr. Edward Gunn," to get briefed by him on various covert means of murder for a possible assassination. [NOTE: Although Liddy and Hunt relate many similar incidents, if disjointedly, in their respective autobiographies, Hunt mentions nothing about this incident in his, while Liddy devotes several pages to it.]

Late February 1972

OT VII Ingo Swann, connected with ASPR, meets Robert D. Ericsson, Executive Director of Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship (SFF). [NOTE: Chicago's W. Clement Stone is a member and major contributor to both the SFF and ASPR. About two months later, E. Howard Hunt will deliver an undisclosed amount of cash in a sealed envelope to the W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation in Chicago. See April 1972.][44]
One of the members of the board of ASPR, A.C. Twitchell, Jr., purportedly calls Ingo Swann early in the morning saying that there is a move afoot at the ASPR to have Swann ejected on the grounds that he is a Scientologist. Twitchell says that it has been circulating that Swann is "Hubbard's spy," and is seeking to take over the ASPR on Hubbard's behalf. Swann threatens to sue the board over his civil rights.[44]
E. Howard Hunt travels to Nicaragua on an "undisclosed mission." [NOTE: See entry for 3 March 1972.][38]

Wednesday, 1 March 1972

Russell Targ, Charles T. Tart, and David Hart release a proposal entitled "Research on Techniques to Enhance Extra Sensory Perception."[44]
On or about the same date, Douglas Caddy begins to do "legal tasks" for G. Gordon Liddy.[72]

Friday, 3 March 1972

Gary O. Morris, psychiatrist of E. Howard Hunt's wife, Dorothy, vanishes while on vacation on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. No trace is ever found of the pleasure boat he had left on for a cruise with his wife and a local captain, Mervin Augustin.[38]

Wednesday, 15 March 1972

A memorandum is sent to Director of FBI J. Edgar Hoover from the Legal Attaché (LEGAT) Copenhagen titled "SUBJECT: L. RON HUBBARD." It says: "On 3/13/72, [BLACKED OUT] advised that he has not yet completed preparation of his report concerning the Scientology Organization and its operations in Denmark. He reiterated, however, that when completed a copy of this report will be designated for [BLACKED OUT] Contact will be maintained with [BLACKED OUT] in order to insure that this office receives copies of his report and Bureau will be kept advised."[73]

Monday, 20 March 1972

OT VII Ingo Swann is at Cleve Backster's lab in New York. Backster hands some papers to Swann on Hal Puthoff and purportedly says, "You two might get along. He's into Scientology, too." [NOTE: Both Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann have been connected with Yvonne Gillham at Celebruty Centre for some time. Both also are OT VII, and the only place in the United States delivering the OT Levels is the Advanced Organization in Los Angeles (AOLA), where Yvonne Gillham had been the senior executive before starting Celebrity Centre.][44]

Wednesday, 22 March 1972

Janet Mitchell writes regarding out-of-body brightness comparison experiments with Ingo Swann, saying, "It may be possible that he can see all the waves in the atmosphere from infrared to ultraviolet."[44]

Monday, 27 March 1972

G. Gordon Liddy's job abruptly changes to general counsel of the Finance Committee to Re-elect the President.[53]

Wednesday, 29 March 1972

Two days after Liddy's job changes, E. Howard Hunt "terminates" in his paid capacity as a White House consultant—yet he keeps his office and the safe he'd used as such, and keeps his White House credentials because he continues to "work there a few hours each week."[22][1]

Thursday, 30 March 1972

The day after E. Howard Hunt's "official" disconnection from the White House, OT VII Ingo Swann contacts OT VII Hal Puthoff saying Cleve Backster has "suggested" for Swann to contact Puthoff. Swann has several phone conversations over several days with Puthoff, who suggests that Swann come out to Stanford Research Institute (SRI) for a couple of weeks to do some experiments.[44]

Early April 1972

Unknown amount of cash delivered by CIA's E. Howard Hunt to offices of W. Clement Stone's foundation

CIA's E. Howard Hunt flies to Chicago and delivers an undisclosed amount of cash in a sealed envelope to W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation.[1]

Tuesday, 4 April 1972

OT VII Ingo Swann receives word that an independent judge, blind to the fact that she was judging an experiment in out-of-body (OOB) perceptions, has correctly matched all eight of the former "picture drawing" trials—a 100 per cent match between the OOB drawings and the contents of the target trays.[44]

Friday, 7 April 1972

L. Ron Hubbard gives three taped lectures to students on the Expanded Dianetics course. They are the last public lectures Hubbard ever will give. [NOTE: As of this date, L. Ron Hubbard had given over 1,300 public lectures since 1950—averaging a little over one a week.]

Monday, 10 April 1972

A timely Minnesota court ruling puts a shipment of Scientology E-meters into permanent federal custody and control

A court ruling this date by the United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, in St. Paul, Minnesota, allows the U.S. federal government to keep a shipment of Scientology e-meters that had been seized by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare on the basis of "improper labelling," putting an unknown number of e-meters in permanent custody and possession of federal agencies.[74]

Saturday, 15 April 1972

E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy fly to Miami and deliver checks drawn on a Mexico City bank to CIA's Bernard Barker. [NOTE: Several of the checks have originated from Gulf Resources and Chemical Corporation in Houston, which at the time controls half the world's supply of lithium, used in the making of hydrogen bombs and in psychiatric drugs.][1]

Monday, 17 April 1972

Physicist Dr. Russel Targ meets with CIA personnel from the Office of Strategic Intelligence (OSI) and discusses the subject of paranormal abilities. Films of Soviets moving inanimate objects by mental powers are made available to analysts from OSI.[19]

Thursday, 20 April 1972

CIA Office of Strategic Intelligence personnel who have been briefed by Russell Targ contact personnel from the Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Technical Services Division (TSD) regarding films and reports of Soviet investigations into psychokinesis. [NOTE: Although the name of CIA's Technical Services Department (TSD) later changes to Office of Technical Services (OTS), some sources anachronistically refer to TSD as OTS when it was still TSD. The name isn't officialy changed until November 1972.][19]

Monday, 24 April 1972

CIA's Bernard Barker cashes a cashier's check for $25,000 at his bank in Miami. [NOTE: This $25,000, from the Dahlberg check, plus two later withdrawals by Barker will equal $114,000. See 2 May and 8 May 1972.][75][76]

Monday, 1 May 1972

Russell Targ has joined the Stanford Research Institute, and is visited by a CIA Office of Research and Development (ORD) Project Officer. Targ proposes that some psychokinetic verification investigations can be done at SRI in conjunction with Scientology OT VII Hal Puthoff.[19]

J. Edgar Hoover found dead
CIA's James McCord contacts an ex-FBI agent, Alfred Baldwin, who is living in Connecticut. McCord purportedly doesn't know Baldwin, but wants Baldwin to come to Washington, D.C. that night.[77]

Tuesday, 2 May 1972

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover is found dead in his home in the early morning hours. L. Patrick Gray—who has no background in law enforcement—is appointed as Acting Director of FBI. [NOTE: Hoover's death is attributed to a heart attack, and no autopsy is done. L. Patrick Gray later will destroy material taken from the White House safe of E. Howard Hunt, then will resign.]
CIA's Bernard Barker withdraws an unspecified amount of cash from his bank in Miami. [NOTE: This is the second of three transactions by Barker that will total $114,000.][75]
Alfred Baldwin meets with James McCord. McCord issues Baldwin a Smith & Wesson .38 snub-nose revolver. Baldwin is assigned to travel as a bodyguard with Martha Mitchell on "a trip to the midwest."[77]

Wednesday, 3 May 1972

OT VII Ingo Swann performs an experiment that he says "scared the bejesus out of the experimenters, and parapsychology as well." In it, Swann perceives not just things the two outbound "beacons" are seeing, but also senses confusion in them. When they come back and confirm that they had gotten lost in some construction work being done in the Museum of Natural History, one says with concern, "Does this mean you can read our minds, too?"[44]
CIA's Bernard Barker, Eugenio Martinez, Frank Sturgis, and Filipe De Diego arrive in Washington, D.C. from Miami and meet with G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt.[65][1]

Thursday, 4 May 1972

Lt. George W. Bush is ordered to "report to commander, 111 F.I.S., Ellington AFB, not later than (NLT) 14 May, 1972." [NOTE: Bush does not report as ordered. See 19 May 1972.][78]

Friday, 5 May 1972

CIA's James McCord rents room 419 of the Howard Johnson's motel across the street from the Watergate. The room is registered in the name of McCord Associates.[79]

Monday, 8 May 1972

Alfred Baldwin returns to Washington, D.C. from his trip with Martha Mitchell. He is told by James McCord to keep the .38 revolver because "he might be going on another trip."[77]
G. Gordon Liddy, in D.C., calls CIA's Bernard Barker in Miami.[79]
Bernard Barker withdraws another unspecified amount of cash from his bank in Miami which, with two other transactions, now totals $114,000.[75]

Though not all in this timeline, cash pay-outs to CIA's James McCord will total at least $71,000
James McCord receives $4,000 in cash from G. Gordon Liddy.[80]

Tuesday, 9 May 1972

Alfred Baldwin leaves Washington, D.C., ostensibly going to his home in Connecticut to "get more clothes." He takes the .38 revolver with him, purportedly because he has been told by James McCord that he might be going on another trip with Martha Mitchell that is scheduled for 11 May 1972. [NOTE: Baldwin doesn't return until 12 May 1972.][77]

Wednesday, 10 May 1972

CIA's James McCord is in Rockville, Maryland. He pays $3,500 cash for a "device capable of receiving intercepted wire and oral communications." [NOTE: Rockville, Maryland is about six miles from Laurel, Maryland. Five days later presidential candidate George Wallace will be shot in Laurel, Maryland by Arthur Bremer with a .38 calibur revolver. See 15 May 1972.]

Friday, 12 May 1972

Alfred Baldwin returns to Washington, D.C. James McCord tells Baldwin he won't be going with Martha Mitchell so he can "turn in his gun." Baldwin purportedly gives the .38 revovler to McCord. McCord tells Baldwin to move from the the Roger Smith hotel, where Baldwin has been staying, into room 419 at the Howard Johnson's motel.[77]

Monday, 15 May 1972

Presidential candidate George Wallace is shot in Laurel, Maryland with a .38 revolver

Presidential candidate George Wallace is shot by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Maryland, ending his presidential campaign and partially paralyzing him.

Wednesday, 17 May 1972

CIA's Bernard Barker makes two calls from Miami to G. Gordon Liddy, and two calls to CIA's E. Howard Hunt.[79]
A memorandum is sent to Acting Director of FBI L. Patrick Gray from the Legal Attaché (LEGAT) Madrid titled "SUBJECT: L. RON HUBBARD FPC." It says: "Enclosed for information and completion of Bureau and Legat, Copenhagen files is one copy of a memorandum dated 4/26/72, received from the [BLACKED OUT]."[73]

Friday, 19 May 1972

Ambassador to UN George H.W. Bush will become CIA Director, then President

Lt. George W. Bush (Jr.) contacts a superior officer in the reserves to discuss "options of how Bush can get out of coming to drill from now through November." The memo recording the conversation says that Bush "is working on another campaign for his dad." The memo writer thinks Bush is "also talking to someone upstairs." [NOTE: George H. W. Bush (Sr.) is U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. at this time.][81]
President Richard M. Nixon, about to embark on an historic trip to the Soviet Union, writes the following in a letter to Henry Kissinger and Alexander Haig: "The performance in the psychological warfare field is nothing short of disgraceful. The mountain has labored for seven weeks and when it finally produced, it produced not much more than a mouse. Or to put it more honestly, it produced a rat. We finally have a program now under way but it totally lacks imagination and I have no confidence whatever that the bureaucracy will carry it out. I do not simply blame (Richard) Helms and the CIA. After all, they do not support my policies because they basically are for the most part Ivy League and Georgetown society oriented."[82]
E. Howard Hunt makes two calls to Bernard Barker in Miami.[79]

Saturday, 20 May 1972

Richard Nixon leaves Washington, D.C. on his trip to Austria, the Soviet Union, Iran, and Poland. He will not return until 1 June 1972.[83]
James McCord sends Alfred Baldwin to Andrews Air Force Base, where Nixon is leaving on Air Force One, purportedly because there might be demonstrations and McCord wants Baldwin to be there for more "surveillance activities." [NOTE: The "reason" supplied by McCord in testimony for this trip by Baldwin is too thin to slice, particularly in light of the amount of security surrounding Nixon's departure. Besides Air Force One, there is a fleet of White House planes at Andrews for use by VIPs and various staff connected with the White House.]
On or about the same day, CIA's E. Howard Hunt flies to Miami and meets with Bernard Barker.[1]

Monday, 22 May 1972

CIA's Frank Sturgis

Richard Nixon arrives in Moscow and is toasting Soviet leaders at a dinner.[83]
The CIA "Cuban contingent" arrives in Washington, D.C. from Miami: Bernard Barker, Frank Sturgis, Eugenio Martinez, and Virgilio Gonzalez. They are in D.C. purportedly to carry out a "first break-in" on the following weekend of Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate with G. Gordon Liddy, CIA's E. Howard Hunt, and CIA's James McCord. [NOTE: There is no physical evidence that any such "first break-in" ever took place. For full coverage, see Watergate first break-in. Note also that while E. Howard Hunt claims that six Cubans arrived on 22 May 1972, the referenced criminal appeals court ruling names only four.][1][84]

Tuesday, 23 May 1972

A memorandum is sent to Acting Director of FBI L. Patrick Gray from the Legal Attaché (LEGAT) Copenhagen titled "SUBJECT: L. RON HUBBARD FPC." It says: "Mr. Victor Wolf, Jr., U.S. Consul, American Embassy, Copenhagen, advised on 5/15/72 that he has not yet found time to prepare the report referred to in relet concerning the Scientology Organization. Mr. Wolf stated that he hopes to devote attention to this matter in a short time. This case will be placed in Pending Inactive status for a period of 90 days."[73]
Alfred Baldwin leaves Washington, D.C. again, purportedly going to his home in Connecticut again. No reason is given for his departure.[77]

CIA's Virgilio Gonzalez

Friday, 26 May 1972

G. Gordon Liddy, Alfred Baldwin, CIA's E. Howard Hunt, CIA's James McCord, and several Cuban CIA contract agents purportedly are engaged in a failed attempt to break into the Watergate—the "Ameritas dinner" attempt. [NOTE: But see Watergate first break-in.]

Saturday, 27 May 1972

G. Gordon Liddy, Alfred Baldwin, CIA's E. Howard Hunt, CIA's James McCord, and several Cuban CIA contract agents purportedly are engaged in a second failed attempt to break into the Watergate. [NOTE: But see Watergate first break-in.]

Sunday, 28 May 1972


There apparently was no "first break-in" at the Watergate. Then where were Liddy, Hunt, McCord, and Baldwin over Memorial Day weekend? AWOL with Lt. Bush?

G. Gordon Liddy, Alfred Baldwin, CIA's E. Howard Hunt, CIA's James McCord, and several Cuban CIA contract agents purportedly are engaged in a successful "first break-in" at DNC headquarters at the Watergate. According to their later claims, McCord placed two electronic bugs in the DNC headquarters during the "first break-in," and Bernard Barker purportedly had photos taken of the office of the Chairman, Lawrence O'Brien, and of documents on his desk. [NOTE: There is no physical evidence that any such "first break-in" ever took place, or the purported two earlier failed attempts on the same holiday weekend. Barker later testified that he never was in O'Brien's office at all, and a telephone company sweep found no electronic bugs in the DNC at all (see 15 June 1972). For full coverage, see Watergate first break-in. There is nothing to account for the whereabouts of Liddy, Hunt, McCord, and Baldwin over the entire Memorial Day Weekend except the conflicting and contradictory anecdotal accounts of the co-conspirators themselves, which they volunteered when "caught" inside the building on 17 June 1972 (see). See also 3 September 1971 for similarities in the purported "Fielding office break-in," including personnel involved and the use of a holiday weekend, in that case the Labor Day weekend.]

On the same weekend as the purported Watergate "first break-in," L. Ron Hubbard goes absent from his usual duties and activities in the company of Green Beret Paul Preston. He's reported to have "moved ashore."
The crew of the Scientology Flagship Apollo are told that L. Ron Hubbard has "moved onshore." His "bodyguard" purportedly is Green Beret Paul Preston. [NOTE: From this date until his reported death in 1986, L. Ron Hubbard never makes another public appearance. His whereabout generally are unknown except to a few close people, who later claim that while with them he had been either "in hiding" or "on the run" or ill the entire time, including donning various disguises.][85][62]

Monday, 29 May 1972 (Memorial Day)

Ingo Swann is told by psychiatrist Karlis Osis that there are to be "no more remote viewing experiments at the ASPR." No reason is given. Swann calls fellow Scientology OT VII Hal Puthoff at SRI and offers to come out.[83][77][51][44]

Sunday, 4 June 1972

OT VII Ingo Swann flies from New York to San Francisco, where he is met by OT VII Hal Puthoff and taken to SRI.[44]

Tuesday, 6 June 1972

Ingo Swann mentally affects a supercooled magnetometer encased in solid concrete five feet beneath the foundation of the Varian Hall of Physics, Stanford University, witnessed by Dr. Arthur Hebbard, Dr. Marshal Lee, and representatives of CIA.[44]

Wednesday, 7 June 1972

Willis Harmon meets OT VI Ingo Swann at SRI and takes Swann to a meeting where there are 16 people. Harmon is Director of his own Educational Policy Research Center at SRI, a center for "Futurology." At the time, futurology constitutes one of the most important and biggest efforts in the world, and Harmon is well connected in Washington, D.C., with offices there. Harmon explains to Swann at the meeting that part of their ongoing project is to see if parapsychology and/or psychic abilities can or should be factored into "future scenarios." Harmon explains that all was known about the ASPR goings-on, and that the attempt to expel Swann "gives you more credentials than you realize, and also makes it easier for various people."[44]

Thursday, 8 June 1972

Ingo Swann goes to the home of Kirlian researcher Bill Tiller and there meets psychiatrist Shafica Karagulla.[44]

Friday, 9 June 1972

OT VII Ingo Swann leaves SRI and returns to New York City.
John Paul Vann—who had been closely involved with Lucien Conein and Daniel Ellsberg in Vietnam contemporaneously with Green Beret Paul Preston—is killed in a bizarre helicopter crash in Vietnam.
G. Gordon Liddy purportedly has a private meeting with Magruder where they purportedly discuss problems with "the room monitoring device" in the DNC and the prospects of "another entry" into the Watergate. [NOTE: There is no "room monitoring device" in the DNC. See Watergate first break-in.][44][86][53]

Monday, 12 June 1972

OT VII Ingo Swann agrees to return to the ASPR "for further research and experiments."[44]
Jeb Magruder purportedly has another private meeting with Liddy and orders Liddy to "go back into Watergate."[79][53]

The telephone company sweep
of Democratic National Committee headquarters in
the Watergate finds no trace of bugs that
Watergate burglars later will claim they had planted.​

Thursday, 15 June 1972

The telephone company does a sweep of Democractic National Committee Headquarters in the Watergate. No electronic bugging devices are found. [NOTE: For full coverage, see Watergate first break-in.][118]

Saturday, 17 June 1972

Five burglars are arrested at 2:30 a.m. in Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate: James McCord, Bernard Barker, Frank Sturgis, Eugenio Martinez, and Virgilio Gonzalez. All five men have a history of being employed by CIA. CIA veteran James McCord has had to tape a door latch twice to get them arrested. They have bugging equipment with them, and several of the men have in their possession amazingly traceable $100 bills that will trace back to the White House. Bernard Barker has the phone number of E. Howard Hunt on him, indicating another connection to the White House.

CIA Watergate Goon Platoon:
Hunt, McCord, Barker, Baldwin, Martinez, Sturgis, Gonzalez, and Liddy.
Director of CIA and convicted perjurer Richard Helms says: "We know the people... . But there is no CIA involvement."
Almost at once the men start claiming to authorities that they had broken in weeks earlier, on 28 May 1972 (see), and were there to "fix" failures from the purported "first break-in," mainly electronic bugs. [NOTE: But there was no "first break-in," and the phone company had just days before found there were no bugs in DNC headquarters. See Watergate first break-in. The amazing amount of obvious evidence on the men soon leads investigators to Liddy, Hunt, and Alfred Baldwin, who also are linked to the purported Memorial Day weekend "first break-in," providing them with an alibi for their whereabouts during that weekend.]
CIA Director Richard Helms claims to have been "preparing for bed" (at 3:00 a.m.?) when he gets a call from CIA Chief of Security Howard Osborn informing Helms that "District police" have picked up five men in a break-in. Helms is told that James McCord is one of them, along with "four Cubans." Osborn also purportedly tells Helms that "Howard Hunt also seems to be involved in some way." Helms purportedly asks Osborn: "Is there any indication that we could be involved in this?" and is told "None whatsoever." Next, "still sitting on the edge of the bed," Helms calls Acting Director of the FBI L. Patrick Gray, who is "in a Los Angeles hotel room." Gray says that he's been informed of the break-in, but has no details. Helms tells Gray that "despite the background of the apparent perpetrators, CIA had nothing to do with the break-in."[87]

Sunday, 18 June 1972

Ingo Swann flies to Northfield, Minnesota to give lectures at the annual retreat of Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship (SFF).[44]

Thursday, 22 June 1972

Charles Colson is interrogated by the FBI on the Watergate break-in. After interrogating Colson, the FBI is of the belief that the break-in is "a CIA thing."
Acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray has a meeting at about five o'clock with SA Bates, the Assistant Director in charge of the General Investigative Division of the FBI. Following the meeting, Gray places a telephone call to Richard Helms, Director of CIA, to "tell him our thought that we may be poking into a CIA operation in connection with the Watergate burglary." Helms tells Gray that Helms has been "meeting with his men on this every day," and that "although we know the people, we cannot figure this one out. But there is no CIA involvement." Helms then meets with Gray and "asks" Gray "not to interview the two CIA men." Gray issues the order. Gray calls FBI SA Bates "immediately following that visit" from Helms, and tells Bates that "there was some CIA involvement here," that "we should proceed very gingerly and very discreetly and carry out the investigation at the Banco Internationale, and also continue to try to trace these checks through the correspondent banks, but to hold off interviewing Mr. Ogarrio." Later that evening, Gray meets with John Dean. He tells Dean that Richard Helms has said "there is no CIA involvement."[88][22]

Friday, 23 June 1972

10:04 to 11:39 a.m.: In an Oval Office conversation, President Richard Nixon says "...the FBI agents who are working the case, at this point, feel that's what it is—this is CIA. ...[W]e protected Helms from one hell of a lot of things. ...This involves these Cubans, Hunt, and a lot of hanky-panky that we have nothing to do with ourselves." Ehrlichman answers that after interviewing Charles Colson the FBI "are now convinced it is a CIA thing."
11:06 a.m.: Acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray has a phone conversation with John Dean. Dean tells Gray that if the FBI persists in investigating the Mexican money chain they will "be uncovering or become involved in CIA operations." Gray tells Dean that CIA Director Richard Helms told Gray the day before that "there is no CIA involvement" in the Watergate break-in. Gray also tells Dean, "if there is CIA involvement, let the CIA tell us." [NOTE: Nixon and Haldeman are still in their meeting, which goes until 11:39 a.m.]

Acting FBI Director L. Patrick and the CIA waltz. Gray soon will destroy crucial evidence taken from the White House safe of CIA's golden boy, E. Howard Hunt.
2:19 p.m.: Dean calls Gray to find out if Gray has made an appointment with Deputy CIA Director Vernon Walters. Gray hasn't. Dean tells Gray that Walters will be calling Gray for an appointment and Gray should see him.
2:20 to 2:45 p.m.: Haldeman reports to Nixon that he and Ehrlichman [and John Dean] have met with CIA Director Helms and Deputy Director Vernon Walters. Helms has said, "We'll be very happy to be helpful," but Walters has said, "I don't know whether we can do it." Walters, though, is going to put in a call to Patrick Gray.
2:35 p.m. Vernon Walters meets with L. Patrick Gray. Walters says that if the FBI proceeds with the investigation into the Mexican money chain, they "would uncover CIA assets and resources" and could "interfere with some CIA covert activities." Walters then mentions to Gray "the agreement between the agencies not to uncover one another's sources," saying further that the FBI has "the five people and that the matter ought to be tapered off there."
2:53 p.m. After the meeting with Walters, Gray calls John Dean and tells Dean that Walters has indicated that there is "some CIA involvement," and that they will "proceed very gingerly and very discreetly and work around this until we can determine what we have ahold of."[89] [22][88]
On the same day, an airgram is sent from the American Embassy in Copenhagen to the U.S. State Department from the Legal Attaché (LEGAT) Copenhagen titled "SUBJECT: L. RON HUBBARD FPC ." Its contents are unknown. [NOTE: The only record of this airgram is a later memorandum, dated 5 September 1972 (see), to Acting Director of FBI L. Patrick Gray, enclosing a copy of the airgram, saying it is "self-explanatory."]

Saturday, 24 June 1972

According to Ingo Swann, he arrives in Washington, D.C. from Minnesota, ostensibly to "do book research at the Library of Congress"—but Swann says elsewhere that his trip to D.C. in 1972 was "to discuss psi phenomena with a variety of officials."[44]

Tuesday, 27 June 1972

Hal Puthoff contacts K. Green, Office of Strategic Intelligence (OSI) at CIA, informing Green of the results of the Varian Hall magnetometer experiment with Ingo Swann. There are also subsequent conversations between Puthoff and CIA personnel regarding this event.[19]

Wednesday, 28 June 1972

L. Patrick Gray gets a call from CIA Director Richard Helms, who asks Gray "not to interview active CIA men Karl Wagner and John Caswell." Gray immediately orders "that the interviews of John Caswell and Karl Wagner be held in abeyance." Caswell and Wagner's names have been found in a telephone-address notebook belonging to E. Howard Hunt.
In the evening, John Dean turns over some of the items from the White House safe of E. Howard Hunt to Gray. Gray is provided with a large brown envelopes to carry the items away in. Dean tells Gray that included papers have "national security implications," saying they should "never see the light of day." Gray purportedly never looks at the papers, but takes them to his apartment in Washington D.C. and puts them on a closet shelf under his shirts.
Gray has a meeting with Mark Felt and SA Bates on "the CIA ramifications."[88]

Friday, 30 June 1972

Scientology OT VII Hal Puthoff says in a letter to Dr. Gertrude Schmeidler in New York that he has "obtained a contract to investigate the primary perception hypothesis of Cleve Backster."[44]

Saturday, 1 July 1972

The classified Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report entitled "Controlled Offensive Behavior—USSR" is published, though its findings have been known by top personnel for months. In part, it states: "The Soviet Union is well aware of the benefits and applications of parapsychology research. The term parapsychology denotes a multi-disciplinary field consisting of the sciences of bionics, biophysics, psychophysics, psychology, physiology and neuropsychology.

Celebrity Centre's Yvonne (Gillham) Jentzsch has standing orders to be located for any incoming calls from Puthoff or Swann
Many scientists, U.S. and Soviet, feel that parapsychology can be harnessed to create conditions where one can alter or manipulate the minds of others. The major impetus behind the Soviet drive to harness the possible capabilities of telepathic communication, telekinetic and bionics are said to come from the Soviet military and the KGB [Committee of State Security; Secret Police]. ...Soviet knowledge in this field is superior to that of the U.S. ...The potential applications of focusing mental influences on an enemy through hypnotic telepathy have surely occurred to the Soviets... . Control and manipulation of the human consciousness must be considered a primary goal. ...Soviet efforts in the field of psi research, sooner or later, might enable them to do some of the following: (a) Know the contents of top secret US documents, the movements of our troops and ships and the location and nature of our military installations (b) Mould the thoughts of key US military and civilian leaders at a distance (c) Cause the instant death of any US official at a distance (d) Disable, at a distance, US military equipment of all types, including spacecraft."[71]
Yvonne Gillham Jentzsch, Executive Director of Scientology's Celebrity Centre, is married to Heber Jentzsch. Despite running an organization with over 200 staff members and a grueling schedule, including appearances around the U.S. and several foreign countries, she has standing orders with her office and public relations staff to locate her wherever she is if a call should come in for her from OT VIIs Hal Puthoff or Ingo Swann. [NOTE: According to staff members who contributed the information, Yvonne Jentzsch had no specific knowledge at the time of Swann or Puthoff's connections with CIA or NSA, only that they both had contact with various influential people, and possibly even was of the belief that their connections were related somehow to NASA and the space race, but not to military intelligence.]

Monday, 3 July 1972

According to one of several conflicting accounts told by L. Patrick Gray, he burns the papers given to him by John Dean that had been taken from the safe of E. Howard Hunt in a wastebasket in his office at the FBI. [NOTE: Gray later retracts this story, saying that he kept the papers first in his apartment, then moved them to his office, then to his home, where he burned them on or around 27 December 1972 (see).]
Gray has another meeting with Mark Felt, Bates, and also "Mr. Kunkel, the Special Agent in charge of the Washington Field Office" on "the CIA ramifications."[88]

Monday, 17 July 1972

Over $1.1 million in cash never accounted for except by ledger "credit" years later, during IRS's Meade Emory restructuring of Scientology

A sum equivalent to US $1,119,678 in Swiss francs is withdrawn in cash by Fred Hare and Vicki Polimeni from a trust fund (of questionable origin) in Switzerland and purportedly is brought aboard the Flagship Apollo and put into a safe. [NOTE: Conflicting accounts in the same referenced Tax Court ruling say that the amount was "over $2 million," and also say the cash was put into "a file cabinet in a strongroom" instead of a safe. The same ruling also provides no accounting of what happened to the actual cash.][90]

Wednesday, 19 July 1972

Fred LaRue gives $40,000 to Herbert W. Kalmbach, who takes it to New York and gives it to Anthony Ulasewicz.
Ulasewicz delivers $40,000 to Dorothy Hunt—wife of E. Howard Hunt—and $8,000 to G. Gordon Liddy in unmarked envelopes left in lockers at Washington National Airport.[91]

Cash to Dorothy Hunt, wife of CIA's E. Howard Hunt, and more cash to G. Gordon Liddy

Wednesday, 26 July 1972

A report is issued entitled "Report of an Out-of-Body Experiment Conducted at the American Society for Psychical Research: Participants: Dr. Carole Silfen, Janet Mitchell, Ingo Swann." The report describes an OOB experiment that suggests that a point of perception exterior to the body is able to assume "at a different location the functions performed by the visual system and the brain in the body." This is the first such experiment that verified the capability of such remote points of view.[44]

Monday, 7 August 1972

Unknown amount of cash delivered by NSA's Hal Puthoff to Ingo Swann

OT VII Ingo Swann flies to San Francisco and is met by OT VII Hal Puthoff. Puthoff gives Swann an envelope containing an unspecified amount of cash, and a copy of their three-week schedule. They are to have a one-week informal period, and then a two-week formal set-up. The latter two-week segment will be attended by two CIA representatives.[44]

Friday, 11 August 1972

Ingo Swann flies to Los Angeles for the weekend with psychiatrist Shafica Karagulla and "her associate," even though he has come to SRI specifically to perform experiments in the presence of CIA personnel. No reason is given for the trip. [NOTE: Karagulla is a neurosurgeon. and has studied under Canadian psychiatrist Wilder Penfield, infamously known for putting electrical probes into the brains of conscious subjects.][44]

Monday, 14 August 1972


Ingo Swann's weekend travelling companion Shafica Karagulla, a psychiatrist and neurosurgeon, shown here with her mentor, psychiatrist Wilder Penfield

Swann is back at SRI, after his trip to Los Angeles with psychiatrist Shafica Karagulla, and is ready to begin the two-week formal experiments in the company of two representatives from CIA.[44]

Wednesday, 23 August 1972

A CIA project officer contracts Hal Puthoff for a demonstration with OT VII Ingo Swann. Swann is asked to describe objects hidden out of sight by CIA personnel. The descriptions are so "startlingly accurate" that Swann purportedly is asked if he will complete the necessary forms "for a security clearance." [NOTE: Swann is already on record as having a top secret clearance.] He agrees to do it once he gets back to New York "where his papers are." The CIA rep suggests to CIA that the work be continued and expanded. CIA's Sidney Gottlieb reviews the data, approves another work order, and encourages the development of "a more complete research plan."[19]

Saturday, 26 August 1972

Ingo Swann returns to New York from SRI. He prepares the application for security clearance and sends it off to Hal Puthoff.[44]

Wednesday, 30 August 1972

A once-sentence letter is received by the FBI. It says: "Did you receive the printed matter that was sent to you concerning Scientology, if so please acknowledge. Thank you." [NOTE: In the released FBI copy, the signature is blacked out. The letter is answered two days later (see 1 September 1972) by Acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray.]

September 1972

The Scientology Flagship Apollo is moved to Spain for refit. The crew and officers are given the story that L. Ron Hubbard is still "living ashore" to account for his absence.

L. Ron Hubbard has functionally disappeared,
his purported whereabouts known only to a small
number of people called the "Special Unit" (SU).​

Friday, 1 September 1972

Acting Director of FBI L. Patrick Gray responds to a once-sentence letter received by the FBI received two days earlier (see Wednesday, 30 August 1972). Gray's reply says: "Your letter was received on August 30th. With respect to your inquiry, a search of our records does not reveal any prior communication from you." [NOTE: In the released FBI copy, the address block and the person's name is blacked out, and the letter has a note at the bottom: "Correspondent is not identifiable in Bufiles."]

Tuesday, 5 September 1972

Acting Director of FBI L. Patrick Gray receives a memorandum from the Legal Attaché (LEGAT) Copenhagen (163-222) (RUC) titled "SUBJECT: L. RON HUBBARD FPC regarding an airgram sent to the State Department on 23 June 1972 (see). It says: "ReCOPlet 5/23/72. Enclosed are single copies [sic] of an airgram dated 6/23/72, captioned "THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY IN DENMARK," from AmEmbassy, Copenhagen, to U.S. Dept. of State, which is self-explanatory." [NOTE: Copies go to Foreign Liaison, Legat Madrid, and Copenhagen]

Friday, 15 September 1972

Hunt, Liddy, McCord and the Watergate burglars are indicted by a federal grand jury. The involvement of McCord and Liddy provide investigators with a link to the Nixon campaign. The involvement of E. Howard Hunt provides investigators with a link to the White House.[92]

Tuesday, 19 September 1972


More cash to Dorothy Hunt, wife of CIA's E. Howard Hunt

Anthony Ulasewicz flies to Washington, D.C. and delivers $53,000 cash to Dorothy Hunt—wife of E. Howard Hunt—and $29,000 to Fred LaRue by leaving unmarked envelopes in a locker at Washington International Airport and in the lobby of a motel near LaRue's residence.[91][93]

Saturday, 30 September 1972

According to one of the conflicting stories he told, at the end of September Acting Director of the FBI L. Patrick Gray takes files that had been in E. Howard Hunt's White House safe to his home in Stonington, Connecticut, and puts them in a chest-of-drawers intending to burn them.[88]

Sunday, 1 October 1972

On a Sunday, CIA's Technical Services Division (TSD) awards OT VII Hal Puthoff a top-secret research contract to develop "remote viewing" for military espionage purposes. [NOTE: TSD is the CIA division formerly known as "Technical Services Staff." TSD is also the division running MK-ULTRA. The head of TSD is Sidney Gottlieb. The name of TSD will change a month after this contract to "Office of Technical Services." Its acronym, OTS is a pun.][19][94]

November 1972

CIA Director Richard Helms calls L. Patrick Gray's "number two man," Mark Felt, stating that Helms is going to call Assistant Attorney General Peterson regarding the interview of CIA's Karl Wagner to see if it "could not be held off."
CIA's Sidney Gottlieb "retires."
The name of CIA's TSD is changed to Office of Technical Services (OTS).[88][19]

OT III Pat Price

Sunday 3 December 1972

L. Ron Hubbard purportedly "goes into hiding" in New York in the company of Green Beret Paul Preston.
Scientology OT VIIs Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann, now under contract with CIA, "run into" Scientology OT III Pat Price, who purportedly is selling Christmas trees at a lot in Mountain View, California—close to SRI. Puthoff is reported to "have met" Price "several years earlier" at a lecture in Los Angeles. [NOTE: Los Angeles is the location of Scientology's Advance Organization Los Angeles (AOLA), the only place in the U.S. at the time where the OT Levels are delivered.][94]

Friday, 8 December 1972

E. Howard Hunt's wife Dorothy is killed in a plane crash in Chicago

E. Howard Hunt's wife, Dorothy Hunt, is killed in the United Airlines airplane crash of Flight 533 as it approaches Chicago. Dorothy Hunt's purse contains $10,585 cash, most of it in hundred dollar bills.

Thursday, 21 December 1972

OT VII Ingo Swann arrives to begin his CIA contract at Stanford Research Institute.
James W. McCord writes a letter to Jack Caulfield that says in part: "If Helms goes, and if the WG (Watergate) operation is laid at the CIA's feet, where it does not belong, every tree in the forest will fall. It will be a scorched desert. The whole matter is at the precipice right now. Just pass the message that if they want it to blow, they are on exactly the right course." Caulfield replies: "I have worked with these people and I know them to be as tough-minded as you. Don't underestimate them."[94][44][95]



January 1973

CIA Director Richard Helms orders that records of CIA's OTS, including records relating to MK-ULTRA, be deliberately destroyed.[96]

Wednesday, 3 January 1973


On the very day that Ellsberg goes on trial, the CIA hand-couriers to Watergate prosecutors CIA's own copies of photos of Liddy and Hunt in front of Fielding's office

Daniel Ellsberg goes on trial, accused of theft and conspiracy in the disclosure of the Pentagon Papers.[97]
On the same day, CIA's Anthony Goldin hand delivers to the Department of Justice Watergate prosecutors copies of 10 photos of E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy taken at the office of Ellsberg psychiatrist Lewis J. Fielding, with Fielding's name on the door clearly visible. [NOTE: See 26 August 1971, when Liddy and Hunt flew to Los Angeles to take the photos of each other.][93]

Thursday, 4 January 1973

Jack Caulfield delivers to John Dean a handwritten copy of the 21 December 1972 letter Caulfield had received from James McCord: "If Helms goes, and if the WG (Watergate) operation is laid at the CIA's feet, where it does not belong, every tree in the forest will fall. It will be a scorched desert."[93]

Thursday, 1 February 1973

A translation of a Soviet paper, "Report from Movosibirsk: Communicaion between Cells," appears in Vol. 7, No. 2 of the Journal of Parapsychology. The report says that experiments conducted in "Special Department No. 8" indicate that cells could communicate illness, such as a virus infection, despite the fact the cells are physically separated. The tests showed that when one group of cells was contaminated with a virus, the adjacent group—although separated by quartz glass—"caught the disease."[17]

Thursday, 1 February 1973

OT VII Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ have meetings with "selected Agency [CIA] personnel" at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, to review the results of their research contract with CIA. Several Office of Research and Development officers show interest in contributiing their own "expertise and office funding" to the research efforts. Prior to this, the contract has been with CIA's Office of Technical Services (OTS).[19]

Wednesday, 7 February 1973

CIA Director Richard Helms purjures himself before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about CIA attempts to overthrow the government in Chile.[98]

Mid February 1973

CIA's Office of Research and Discovery (ORD) sends Project Officers to SRI to report on the remote viewing experiments of OT VIIs Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann. ORD is considering joining CIA's Office of Technical Services in sponsoring the research on a joint program basis.[19]

Tuesday, 6 March 1973

Senator Frank Church will later head 1975 investigations into U.S. intelligence agency crimes—but he never exposes CIA's remote viewing program or its genesis.

Richard Helms testifies before the Multinational Committee, headed by Frank Church. Nothing about CIA's remote viewing program is revealed.[98]

Saturday, 17 March 1973

John Dean informs President Nixon that the Watergate Committee has learned that Justice Department prosecutors have CIA-supplied photos of E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy taken at the office of Ellsberg psychiatrist Lewis J. Fielding. It's the first Nixon has heard anything about the Hunt/Liddy operation or of the photos. Dean says of Hunt and Liddy: "These fellows had to be some idiots." [NOTE: See 26 August 1971 and 3 January 1973][64]
On or about the same day, E. Howard Hunt meets with Paul O'Brien, an attorney for the Committee to Re-elect the President. He tells O'Brien that "commitments had not been met," that he has done "seamy things for the White House," and that unless he receives $130,000, he "might review his options."[93]

Wednesday, 21 March 1973


$75,000 cash is delivered to CIA's E. Howard Hunt

Fred LaRue arranges for $75,000 in cash to be delivered to E. Howard Hunt through Hunt's attorney, William Bittman.

April 1973

According to CIA Project Officer over the SRI experiments, Ken Kress, it's about this time that Scientology OT III Pat Price starts working with OT VIIs Puthoff and Swann at SRI, and that "the remote viewing experiments in which a subject describes his impressions of remote objects or locations began in earnest." [NOTE: Hal Puthoff asserts that Pat Price came on board at SRI 1 June 1973.][19]

Sunday, 15 April 1973

Assistant Attorney General Henry Petersen supplies to Judge Matthew Byrne—the judge in the Daniel Ellsberg Pentagon Papers trial—copies of the CIA-supplied photos of E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy in front of the office of Ellsberg's psychiatrist, Lewis Fielding.[93]

John Dean spills the beans on the "break-in" at psychiatrist Lewis J. Fielding's office. All charges soon will be dropped against Ellsberg.
On the same day, John Dean tells federal prosecutors about the burglary of Dr. Lewis Fielding's office in Los Angeles, engineered by E. Howard Hunt.[98]
OT VII Ingo Swann comes up with the name "coordinate remote viewing" instead of just "remote viewing."[94]

Monday, 16 April 1973

E. Howard Hunt confirms what John Dean has told federal prosecutors the previous day about the burglary of psychiatrist Lewis Fielding's office in Los Angeles.[98]

Friday, 20 April 1973

CIA's Office of Research and Development decides to become involved in the remote viewing research, requests an increase in the scope of the effort, and transfers funds to CIA's Office of Technical Services (OTS): "C/TSD; Memorandum for Assistant Deputy Director for Operations; Subject: Request for Approval of Contract; 20 April 1973 (SECRET)."[19]

Late April 1973

OT VII Ingo Swann's "coordinate remote viewing" experiments are getting more accurate and promising results, prompting Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ to continue the experiments.[94]

Early May 1973

CIA Project Officer Ken Kress is told not to increase the scope of the SRI remote viewing research because it's "too sensitive": CIA's Office of Technical Services (OTS) is being investigated for involvement in the Watergate affair.[19]
Director of Central Intelligence Dr. James Schlesinger issues a memorandum to all CIA employees requesting the reporting of any activities that may have been illegal and improper: CIA operations are being investigated in connection with Watergate.[19]

Friday, 11 May 1973

Because of CIA-supplied photos of G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt at the office of Daniel Ellsberg psychiatrist Lewis Fielding and the subsequent revelations, all charges against Daniel Ellsberg for leaking the Pentagon Papers are dropped and his case dismissed on the grounds of "government misconduct."[99]

Daniel Ellsberg is cleared of
all charges because of CIA-supplied photos—that had been
taken with a CIA camera and developed by CIA—of Liddy and Hunt in CIA garb in front of psychiatrist
Lewis Fielding's office.​

Monday, 21 May 1973

A twenty-six-page preliminary summary of the reports from CIA employees regarding questionable activities is sent to DCI William Colby under the title "Potential Flap Activities." The full report, completed later, comes to 693 pages in all, one for each "abuse," and it quickly acquires the nom de scandale of "the Family Jewels." It includes reports on CIA's involvement in assassination plots.[98]

Tuesday, 29 May 1973

CIA analyst Richard Kennet gives a set of coordinates he's gotten from a CIA colleague to Hal Puthoff at SRI as a "rigorous scientific experiment," coordinates that Kennet himself doesn't know anything about.[94]

Early June 1973

OT VII Ingo Swann and OT III Pat Price do remote viewing sessions on the coordinates given to Hal Puthoff by CIA's Richard Kennet. Their results are similar, both sketching something that resembles some sort of military installation. Price's report is detailed, including even code names on file folders on desks and inside file cabinets, and names of military personnel. Puthoff sends the information off to CIA's Richard Kennet.[94]

Friday, 8 June 1973

Richard Kennett shows Pat Price's and Ingo Swann's "coordinate remote viewiing" results to his CIA colleague, Bill O'Donnell, who had provided Kennett the coordinates in question to begin with [see timeline entry for 29 May 1973]. O'Donnell it isn't even close; he had given Kennett map coordinates for his summer cabin in the woods.[94]

Sunday, 10 June 1973

Richard Kennett takes his wife and children on a "drive into the coutryside" in the Blue Ridge Mountains to check out Bill O'Donnell's accounting of the coordinates Pat Price and Ingo Swann had remotely viewed. "A few miles from his friend's cabin," Kennett discovers a dirt road with a government "No Trespassing" sign, and some satellite antennas in the background—"obviously some kind of secret installation." It seems to match many of the descriptions provided by Price and Swann.[94]

Monday, 11 June 1973

Richard Kennett looks up "an official who he thought might know about" the strange secret base he and his wife and kids have discovered on their weekend drive to West Virginia, and gives the unnamed official Pat Price's and Ingo Swann's descriptions from their "coordinate remote viewing" sessions.[94]

Wednesday, 13 June 1973

CIA's Richard Kennett finds himself at the center of an intense and hostile security investigation over the "coordinate remote viewing" descriptions of Scientology OTs Pat Price and Ingo Swann of the secret installation in West Virginia. The investigation soon extends to Price, Swann, and OT VII Hal Puthoff at SRI. The facility, ostensibly a U.S. Navy communications base, is actually a highly sensitive NSA installation.[94]
The NSA's David Young—who has been granted immunity by Watergate prosecutors—turns over to them a one-page memo revealing a 1971 plan for G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt to arrange a break-in at the office of Ellsberg psychiatrist Lewis J. Fielding.[100]

Late June 1973

Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ brief senior CIA officials at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia on their remote viewing research. The officials include Office of Technical Services (OTS) chief John McMahon and Deputy Director for Science and Technology Carl Duckett.[94]

July 1973

Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann travel to Prague for the First International Congress on Psychotronic Research. Word comes from CIA that the leader of the Soviet group is a KGB officer. At the same conference is CIA's Cleve Backster.[94][101]

August 1973

TOP: OT III Pat Price remote viewing sketch of Soviet gantry at Semipalatinsk.
BOTTOM: CIA illustration of gantry made from satellite photos.

OT III Pat Price is given coordinates supplied by CIA's Ken Kress for coordinate remote viewing experiments. Price identifies a Soviet military research facility at the southern edge of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test area in the Kazakh Republic. The accuracy of Price's reports about the place become an important factor in future funding of the remote viewing research of Puthoff, Targ, et. al.[94]
CIA officials discuss parapsychology with "several members" of DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency). The "DIA people" are interested in the Soviet activities in this area, and express considerable interest in the CIA/SRI experiments.[19]
Ingo Swann's contract at SRI ends. He returns to New York. [NOTE: Later timeline entries indicate that Ingo Swann has been training CIA "in-house" remote viewers.][94]

October 1973

Ingo Swann is flying from New York to Los Angeles every weekend to receive Scientology services at Celebrity Centre from Jim Fiducia. Swann has completed a service called "Grade IV Expanded." He writes a Scientology "success story" that says in part: "The precision of Ron's (L. Ron Hubbard's) auditing such a great contribution to history and humanity that words are not enough. Utilizing the technology is what to do 'in this point in time.'"[102]

Early November 1973

William Colby has become Director of Central Intelligence (DCI).[19]

Ingo Swann, developing remote viewing for CIA,
says: "The precision of [L. Ron Hubbard's] technology is
such a great contribution to history and humanity that...
utilizing the technology is what to do in this point in time."​

Friday, 9 November 1973

CIA's K. Green issues a report on the 1 June 1973 [see] coordinate remote viewing experiment with Ingo Swann and Pat Price that had targetted a secret NSA installation in West Virginia: "K. Green; LSD/OSI; Memorandum for the Record; Subject: Verification of Remote Viewing Experiments at Stanford Research Institute; 9 November 1973. (SECRET)." The "new directors" of CIA's Office of Technical Services and Office of Research and Development are favorably impressed.[19]

Late November 1973

Based on the favorable impression made by the 9 November 1973 "Verification of Remote Viewing" report, a CIA Statement of Work is outlined, and the SRI team (Puthoff, Targ, et al.) is asked to propose another program.[19]



January 1974

NSA's Hal Puthoff doing Scientology services at Celebrity Centre as a "professor." (Scans contributed, from Celebrity magazine Minor Issue 9, circa February 1974.)

NSA's Hal Puthoff, a Scientology OT VII contracted to CIA, has completed "Dianetic Auditing" at Scientology's Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles. His "Success Story" soon appears in Celebrity magazine saying he has "a feeling of absolute fearlessness." He has represented himself to the Scientologists as merely a "Professor, Stanford Research Institute."
Somehow the Department of Justice and FBI have upper level, confidential Scientology (OT) materials in their files.[103]

Friday, 1 February 1974

A new CIA program, jointly funded by Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Office of Technical Services (OTS) is begun at SRI. Kenneth Kress is the author Project Officer of the program. The project is to proceed on the premise that the phenomena associated with remote viewing exist; the objective is to develop and utilize them. The program is referenced by a cite: "Office of Technical Services Contract, FAN 4125-4099; Office of Research and Development Contract, FAN 4162-8103; 1 February 1974 (CONFIDENTIAL)."[19]

Tuesday, 5 February 1974

Hal Puthoff is contacted by the Berkely police, requesting psychic assistance in the investigation into the disappearance of Patty Hearst. That afternoon, Puthoff and Pat Price meet with the police at Patty Hearst's apartment, where Price says it is not a kidnapping for money, but for political reasons.

Pat Price, a Scientology OT III involved in the secret CIA remote viewing program, is called in to help on the Patty Hearst kidnapping
They go down to the police station, where Price picks out three photos from mug books, and associates the word "Lobo" (spanish for "wolf") with one of the men he has selected. (All three men Price picked are later confirmed to be members of the "Symbionese Liberation Army," which has kidnapped Hearst. The man with the "lobo" association turns out to be William Wolfe, a.k.a. "Willie the Wolf.")[94]

Saturday, 17 August 1974

Ingo Swann gives a lecture to about 250 Scientologists at Laurel Springs Ranch in Santa Barbara, California: "What has Scientology got to do with Psychic Research?" Its topics include, "What is a Spirit? Its Potentials, and How Scientology provides a workable way for anyone to know the answers for himself." Swann has flown in from New York for the lecture—where Swann secretly has been training CIA personnel in Scientology-based remote viewing.[104]

Tuesday, 20 August 1974

A secret internal CIA report is issued regarding OT III Pat Price's August 1973 [see] remote viewing of a Soviet Research and Development facility: "W. T. Strand; C/ESO/IAS; Memorandum for Director, Officer of Technical Service; Subject: Evaluation of Data on Semipalatinsk Unidentified R&D Facility No. 3, USSR; 20 August 1974 (SECRET)."[19]

Thursday, 29 August 1974

Scientology legal has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Treasury Department that becomes civil case No. 76-1719, CSV v. Secretary of the Treasury, in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. [NOTE: The case will be considerably expanded, entailing hundreds of documents, and including the Secret Service. Although some documents are ultimately released to the Scientologists, many are withheld under "the penumbra of agency's executive privilege which exempts from FOIA the decision-making processes of government agencies" and under protected "inter-agency or intra-agency memorandums or letters."]

Early October 1974

Ingo Swann returns to SRI as a "consultant." [NOTE: Later timeline entries indicate that Ingo Swann has been training CIA "in-house" remote viewers.][94]

Friday, 18 October 1974

A paper by OT VII Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ appears in Nature magazine: "Information Transfer Under Conditions of Sensory Shielding."[94]

Thursday, 12 December 1974

A CIA report: "CI/Staff/DDO; Memorandum for the Record; Subject: SRI Experiment; 12 December 1974 (SECRET)."[19]

Monday, 16 December 1974

NSA initially lies and says they have no documents on Scientology or Hubbard. NSA's Hal Puthoff, a Scientology OT VII, is running the secret remote viewing program for CIA.

The Founding Church of Scientology, Washington D.C. (FCDC) seeks access through FOIA to all records maintained by the National Security Agency (NSA) on FCDC and Scientology, as well as any records reflecting dissemination of information to other domestic agencies or foreign governments. [NOTE: The action is soon expanded to include all references to other specific Scientology organizations and to L. Ron Hubbard. NSA claims in response that it has no records related to Scientology or Hubbard. That will turn out to be a lie, but the documents ultimately will be withheld on grounds of "national security" and "confidentiality specifically imparted by other statutes."]

Thursday, 19 December 1974

The Church of Scientology of California (CSC) files FOIA requests for 145 documents from the U.S. Treasury, the U.S. Secret Service, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Director of Secret Service pertaining to Scientology and Scientologists and to L. Ron Hubbard.

Sunday, 22 December 1974

The New York Times publishes an article by Seymour Hersh regarding the secret Operation Chaos. Gerald Ford is President. DCI William Colby phones Ford, who is vacationing in Vail, Colorado, and tells him that Hirsh has distorted the record, and that the "excesses" of CIA had all ended in 1973—following Helms's departure.[98]



January 1975

Secret internal CIA reports are issued:
  1. "AC/SE/DDO; Memorandum for C/D&E; Subject: Perceptual Augmentation Testing; 14 January 1975 (SECRET)"
  2. "Chief/Division D/DDO; Memorandum for C/D&E; Subject: Perceptual Augmentation Techniques; 24 January 1975
  3. "J. A. Ball; "An Overview of Extrasensory Perception"; Report to CIA, 27 January 1975.
  4. "C/Libya/EL/NE/DDO; Memorandum for OTS/CB; Subject: Libyan Desk Requirement for Psychic Experiments Relating to Libya; 31 January 1975 (SECRET)"
  5. "C/EA/DDO; Memorandum for Director of Technical Service; Subject: Exploration of Operational Potential of 'Paranormals'; 5 February 1975 (SECRET)"[19]
An internal CIA report is issued regarding the results of remote viewing experiments performed by CIA "insiders"—all members of CIA's Office of Technical Services (OTS): "OTS/SDB; Notes on Interviews with F. P., E. L., C. J., K. G., and V. C., January 1975 (SECRET)." [NOTE: This is the first confirmation that CIA has their own in-house personnel as remote viewers. Later timeline entries indicate that Ingo Swann has been training CIA in-house remote viewers.][19]

Meade Emory becomes Assistant to Commissioner of IRS. By 1982, Emory will restructure all of Scientology, putting it in the control of three lawyers who are not Scientologists
Around this time, Ingo Swann purportedly leaves Scientology: "I exited Scientology of my free will in 1975 and under reasonably amicable circumstances." [NOTE: Unfortunately, Swann's claim is simply a lie. In August 1977 (see) he is one of the speakers listed for Scientology's "International Prayer Day," and in April 1979 (see) he is listed in a Scientology publication as having completed a service called "New Era Dianetics for OTs".]
Around the same time, FCDC expands its FOIA action against NSA to include all references to L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology.
Around the same time, Meade Emory is appointed as Assistant to the Commissioner of IRS, Donald C. Alexander. [NOTE: During Emory's tenure, a clerk typist named Gerald Wolfe will be hired at IRS despite a hiring freeze. Wolfe will begin feeding stolen documents to Scientology's Guardian Office, which later will be raided by FBI. The Guardian Office principals, including Mary Sue Hubbard, will be sent to jail. In the aftermath, Meade Emory engineers L. Ron Hubbard's probate, restructures all of Scientology, and becomes one of the Founders of Church of Spiritual Technology, the ultimate beneficiary of L. Ron Hubbard's estate.]

Friday, 14 February 1975

The NSA replies to FCDC's FOIA action that it has not established any file pertaining either to FCDC or L. Ron Hubbard, and that it has transmitted no information regarding either to any domestic agencies or foreign governments. [This proves later to be a bald faced NSA lie.]

Thursday, 27 February 1975

CIA's William Colby on CIA assassinations: "Not in this country."

CBS correspondent Daniel Schorr, in a meeting with CIA Director William Colby, asks Colby point blank, "Has the CIA ever killed anybody in this country?" Colby responds: "Not in this country." Schorr is stunned at Colby's oblique admission, but Colby will not answer further questions about it, saying only that assassinations had been "formally prohibited in 1973." [NOTE: See 1972.][98]

Early-mid March 1975

FCDC expands its FOIA action against NSA, naming other Scientology organizations that NSA is suspected of having documents on. NSA again denies possession of any of the data sought. [NOTE: This, too, proves later to be a lie. As has been thoroughly covered, OT VII Hal Puthoff, running the secret CIA remote viewing program, is NSA.]
Around the same time, all CIA funding of remote viewing and paranormal research purportedly comes to a sudden halt. "To achieve better security," the "operations-oriented testing" of remote viewing with Scientology OTs Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann purportedly is stopped.[19]
Around the same time, CIA "personal services" contract with Scientology OT III Pat Price is started.[19]
Pat Price departs SRI. He claims he is going to "work for a coal company" in Huntington, West Virginia, and intends to return in a year. He is working directly for CIA as a contractor.[94]

Thursday, 12 June 1975

Two internal CIA reports are issued regarding a device being used at SRI in remote viewing research:
  1. "L. W. Rook; LSR/ORD; Memorandum for OTS/CB; Subject: Evidence for Non-Randomness of Four-State Electronic Random Stimulus Generator; 12 June 1975 (CONFIDENTIAL)."
  2. "S. L. Cianci; LSR/ORD; Memorandum for OTS/CB; Subject: Response to Requested Critique, SRI Random Stimulus Generator Results; 12 June 1975 (CONFIDENTIAL)."[19]

Monday, 23 June 1975


Scientology FOIA actions against CIA expose NSA's lie about having no relevant documents. Both FOIA actions are ultimately thrown out by courts on grounds of "national security."

In the course of FOIA proceedings against the Department of State and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), FCDC learns that NSA has at least sixteen documents concerning Scientology, FCDC and related organizations despite NSA's claims for months that they had no such documents. Suddenly, confronted with details extracted by FCDC from the CIA, the NSA "succeeds" in locating fifteen of those items "in warehouse storage," and obtains a copy of the sixteenth from CIA. Then NSA takes legal action to prevent release of the materials on grounds of national security.

Friday, 11 July 1975

OT III Pat Price, on a "personal services contract" with CIA, is given a "second requirements list" for a Libyan installation Price had earlier identified with remote viewing as a guerilla training site. Price dies "a few days later."[19]

Tuesday, 15 July 1975

OT III Pat Price leaves from Huntington, West Virginia on a several-week trip west. He first stops and has dinner in Washington, D.C.[94]

Wednesday, 16 July 1975

OT III Pat Price arrives in Las Vegas, en route first to SRI, then to Los Angeles. In Vegas, Price is met by an old friend named Bill Alvarez and his wife, Judy. The three check into the Stardust Hotel and go into the restaurant for dinner. Price begins to complain that he doesn't feel well, and tells the Alvarezes that someone "had seemed to slip something into his coffee" at dinner in Washington the night before. Price soon feels so bad that he goes up to his room to lie down. He feels even worse and calls the Alvarezes. They come to his room and find him on the bed apparently in cardiac arrest. Bill Alvarez calls paramedics, who try without success to resuscitate Price. He is declared dead in the local hospital's emergency room. A mysterious "friend" of Price's turns up at the emergency room with "a briefcase full of his medical records," which, along with the statments of the emergency room's physician, are enough to waive an autopsy—which would normally be performed on an out-of-towner who had died outside the hospital.[94]

Tuesday, 9 September 1975

Although relevant records are still classified, there can be little doubt that the remote viewing program is going directly to benefit the Army, since the entire purpose was for militiary intelligence. This case, too, will be thrown out on grounds of "national security."

Pursuant to FCDC's FOIA requests, Department of Defense and Department of the Army have released a number of documents in their entirety, released only edited versions of others, and refused to release any portion of certain documents. Dissatisfied, the Church resorts to legal action to compel disclosure. On September 9, 1975, the Church files a complaint seeking an injunction against withholding of records: Church of Scientology v. United States Department of the Army, No. CV-75-3056-F. Named as co-defendants in the action are Secretary of the Army, the U. S. Intelligence Agency and Assistant Chief of Staff for Army Intelligence. [NOTE: This FOIA case will be lost mainly on grounds of "national security."]

Wednesday, 8 October 1975

A CIA report is done regarding experiments being done at SRI: "G. Burow; OJCS/AD/BD; Memorandum for Dr. Kress; Subject: Analysis of the Subject-Machine Relationship; 8 October 1975 (CONFIDENTIAL)."[19]
A CIA report is issued that's somehow related to the "requirements list" for a Libyan remote viewing target that was allegedly passed to Pat Price just days before he died: "DDO/NE; Memorandum for OTS/BAB; Subject: Experimental Collection Activity Relating to Libya; 8 October 1975 (SECRET)."[19]

Thursday, 4 December 1975

The Defense Department also will be protected by U.S. Courts from releasing the documents on the grounds of "national security."

In addition to it 9 September FOIA suit, Scientology's FCDC files a complaint seeking an injunction against withholding of records in Church of Scientology v. United States Department of Defense, No. CV-75-4072-F. Named as co-defendants in the action are Office of the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Department of Defense, United States Department of the Navy, Secretary of the Navy, Naval Intelligence Command, and Director of Naval Intelligence. [NOTE: This FOIA case, too, will be lost mainly on grounds of "national security."]
On the same day, an internal CIA report is issued on a Pat Price remote viewing of a Soviet Research and Development facility is issued: "D. Stillman; Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory; "An Analysis of a Remote Viewing Experiment of URDF-3"; 4 December 1975 (CONFIDENTIAL)."[19]



Wednesday, 14 January 1976

The AiResearch Manufacturing Company completes a report to CIA indicating that further developments in long-distance telepathy aare continuing in the Soviet Union.[17]

Friday, 30 January 1976

George H.W. Bush becomes Director of CIA.

March 1976

OT VII Hal Puthoff and Russel Targ publish an article: "A Perceptual Channel for Information Transfer Over Kilometer Distances; Historical Perspective and Recent Research" Proceedings of the IEEE LXIV March 1976 Number 3, 329-354.[19]

Monday, 16 August 1976

Scientology's Guardian Office has authority over all Scientology legal actions, and is directing the FOIA cases against NSA, CIA, and other U.S. agencies and departments

Scientology's FCDC files suit in District Court to compel NSA to conduct a renewed search of its files, and to enjoin NSA from any withholding of the materials. FCDC serves numerous interrogatories on NSA inquiring into its efforts to locate the records, its classification of documents, and its correspondence with CIA with respect to the NSA items that had been uncovered in FOIA actions against CIA. NSA declines to supply more than minimal information in answer to the interrogatories. [NOTE: All Scientology FOIA actions are being handled by Scientology's Guardian Office, regardless of the specific Scientology organization filing the requests or suits.]

Tuesday, 24 August 1976

Opening Day of Scientology's "First International Conference for World Peace and Social Reform and Human Rights Prayer Day" at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Ingo Swann has been promoted to be one of the many speakers at the event. Another one of the listed speakers is an unnamed "former Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director of the CIA." Also featured at the event are the Hubbard children—Diana, Suzette, Quentin, and Arthur—as well as Celebrity Centre director Yvonne (Gillham) Jentzsch.[3][105]

Thursday, 28 October 1976

L-to-R: Diana, Quentin, Suzette, and Arthur Hubbard at the Human Rights Prayer Day event in Los Angeles just a little over two months before Quentin is found in Las Vegas in a coma from which he never recovers

Quentin Hubbard, son of L. Ron Hubbard, is found in a coma in a car parked near McCarren airport in Las Vegas, Nevada without any identification on him. He never comes out of the coma and dies just over two weeks later, still unidentified. Clark County Medical Examiner Sheldon Green determines the cause of death to be carbon monoxide poisoning, but says the "mode and manner" of death are unknown. Although ultimately able to identify Quentin through automobile records, the effort isn't made until after he has died. Autopsy reveals evidence of staph, and an angiogram had revealed a "possible cerebral abcess." [NOTE: A little over a year later, Yvonne (Gillham) Jentzsch will die mysteriously, first diagnosed as having a staph infection, but with cause of death later being attributed to "a brain tumor."]

November 1976

George H. W. Bush (Sr.) is Director of Central Intelligence. He learns that Soviet officials have been visiting and questioning Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ at SRI. Bush requests and receives a briefing on CIA's investigations into parapsychology. Before there is any official response from Bush, he leaves CIA.[19]



Monday, 31 January 1977

As Director of CIA, George H.W. Bush is over CIA's remote viewing program while the Guardian Office is suing CIA for FOIA documents

Scientology's FCDC files a suit against the Director of CIA and others, No. 77-0175. The suit alleges that Scientology has been the subject of a government-wide conspiracy to destroy a religion. It claims that the church's constitutional and statutory rights have been violated in that the government agencies have improperly maintained and disseminated information; harassed, observed, and infiltrated the organization; "blacklisted" members; and subjected the organizations to discriminatory tax audits. Defendants include the Director of the FBI, the Attorney General of the United States, the Director of the CIA, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Chief of the National Central Bureau of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL); the Director of NSA; the Secretary of the Army; and the Postmaster General of the Postal Service. The United States is also named as a defendant. [NOTE: George H.W. Bush leaves as Director of CIA at almost the same time this case is filed. This suit, as all the other Scientology FOIA cases, is being handled by Scientology's Guardian Office, run by Mary Sue Hubbard. Just over six months after this suit is filed, the Guardian Office is raided by the FBI and all of its senior members are charged with stealing IRS and other government agency documents. They will be sentenced to jail terms. In the aftermath, IRS's Meade Emory will tear down the entire Scientology corporate structure and rebuild it, but Meade Emory's work will be in secret, and the restructuring will be publically attributed to L. Ron Hubbard, whose whereabouts are unknown the entire time.]

April 1977

The CIA's Office of Scientific Investigation completes a study about Soviet military and KGB applied parapsychology: "T. Hamilton; LSD/OSI; "Soviet and East European Parapsychology Research," SI 77-10012, April 1977 (SECRET/NOFORN)."[19]

Thursday, 2 June 1977

The United States District Court for the Central District of California issues a Summary Judgement for the U.S. in the Scientology FOIA action No. CV-75-3056-F (CSC v. Army), granting the Department of the Army the right withhold documents and portions of documents pertaining to Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. Grounds are "national security."
On the same day, the United States District Court for the Central District of California issues a Summary Judgement for the U.S. in the Scientology FOIA action No. CV-75-4072-F (CSC v. Defense), granting the Department of Defense the right withhold documents and portions of documents pertaining to Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. Grounds are "national security." [NOTE: The Guardian Office still has FOIA actions outstanding against NSA, CIA, et al. Just over a month after this ruling, though, the Guardian Office will be raided by the FBI.]

Friday, 8 July 1977

The FBI launches simultaneous early-morning raids on three Guardian Office locations: two in Los Angeles, one in Washington, D.C.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, using chain-saws and axes, mounts three simultaneous early-morning raids of Scientology Guardian Office facilities on opposite coasts: the Cedars complex and Fifield Manor in California, and the Washington, D.C. (FCDC) office 06:00 hours Pacific time. At the time of these raids, the Guardian Office is managing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suits against the Directors of CIA and the FBI, plus the CIA itself, the National Security Agency (NSA), the Department of Defense, Army Intelligence, Naval Intelligence, the Treasury Department (including IRS), INTERPOL, and the Attorney General of the United States. [NOTE: The senior Guardian Office (GO) personnel will be sent to jail as a result of the raid, with the GO soon being disestablished altogether. Control over the other Scientology FOIA actions is severely compromised, and all are ultimately lost on grounds of "national security." Soon after, Meade Emory begins restructuring Scientology to have the ownership and control of the materials put under three non-Scientologist tax and probate attorneys. See 28 May 1982.]
The CIA has appropriated Scientology Advanced Technology via the use of Scientology OTs who have developed "remote-viewing" techniques, and who have trained CIA personnel. The CIA has a super-secret remote-viewing installation now set up, which has been joined to the U.S. Army Intelligence Agency's merger with the Army Security Agency to form the all-in-one "Intelligence and Security Command" (INSCOM). Under INSCOM, a major and super-secret remote-viewing program is being established at Fort Meade. It has been described thus: "The...researchers, in rivalry with their Soviet counterparts, were attempting nothing less than the development of the perfect spies, human beings who, undetectably and at almost zero cost, could spy upon the most remote, sensitive, and heavily guarded locations." The program has gone under the code name SCANATE (for "SCAN by coordiNATE"), but soon will become Project GRILLFLAME, and evolve into Project STAR GATE. The CIA, NSA, and the Defense Intelligence agencies are all fighting the Guardian Office FOIA actions, largely on the grounds of "national security" (although other justifications are thrown in for window dressing). Even Congress, other than the oversight committee, does not know about these secret intelligence projects utilizing Scientology and Scientologists.

Tuesday, 9 August 1977

CIA Director Stansfield Turner reveals publicly, but obliquely, that CIA has had "operational interest in parapsychology." [106] [19]

Friday, 4 November 1977

Former CIA Director Richard Helms appears in federal court in Washington, D.C. for sentencing on perjury before a Congressional Committee. Judge Barrington D. Parker reads Helm a stern lecture and announces the sentence: a $2000 fine and two years in jail—then suspends the sentence.[98]


Gold Meritorious Patron
I was in error not you. :)

The date for this was 1975. In my haste, this morning, in writing a response - of sort - to the initial "theta" timeline, I got the date wrong and wrote 1976 when it should have been 1975.

Nonetheless, he does seem to have quickly recovered.

Thank you, Veda. :)

El Ron’s heart attack was, to my knowledge, moderate and not severe. I have detailed my account of it in my earlier writings on ESMB and, as I stated in that account, it was IMO one of the primary “drivers’ that led to the move to land in the latter part of ’75. Hisself lived at the hotel after that and only returned to the ship for brief periods and then snuck into the US.

I don’t have the time or interest to “foot” everything up but, AFAIC, many of the major “events” on the various Scn Timelines were “drivers” for some of the real “biggies” that make Scn the gawd awful construct that it is i.e.; KSW, GO, SO, Sec Checking, etc., etc..




Tuesday, 17 January 1978

Founder of Celebrity Centre Yvonne (Gillham) Jentzsch dies under mysterious circumstances with similarities to medical findings in Quentin Hubbard's untimely death (Portrait by William Shirley)

Yvonne (Gillham) Jentzsch, who founded Celebrity Centre and has been closely connected to Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann, dies at the Scientology Flag Land Base in Florida. There is a good deal of mystery surrounding her death. She had gone to Flag to be handled for a staph infection that had started in a leg, but then her death is reported as having been from a brain tumor.

May 1978

The SRI remote-viewing team is called upon to rapidly try and locate, with remote viewing, a downed Soviet Tupolev-22 bomber that had been configured for gathering electronic and photographic intelligence, and had gone down in the jungles the day before somewhere in Zaire. The task is given to two remote-viewers: Gary Langford at SRI (under Scientology OT VII Hal Puthoff), and a woman named Frances Bryan at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Both produce sketches of a river, which get matched to maps of the general area where the plane is thought to have been. A cabled summary of their results goes to the CIA station chief in Kinshasa, but the co-ordinates are over 70 miles from where the local CIA team believe the plane has gone down. The wreckage of the plane is soon found less than three miles from where the remote-viewers had pin-pointed it. CIA Director Stansfield Turner briefs President Jimmy Carter on the successful operation and recovery. [NOTE: Seventeen years later, Carter briefly describes this incident during a speech at a college, even though the entire program is still top secret at the time.][94]

Tuesday, 31 October 1978

Two senior scientists from the Soviet Ministry of Defense—Jan I. Koltunov and Nikolai A. Nosov—become members of the Moscow Bio-Electronics Laboratory, which is doing research in telepathy.[17]

Thursday, 7 December 1978

The KGB restructures the Moscow Laboratory for Bio-Electronics' "Rules for Admittance to Membership in the Central Public Laboratory for Bio-Electronics," creating stringent security requirements.[17]



January 1979

Funding and tasking of remote viewing are being coordinated by the DIA, and the separate elements of the project are going by the collective code name GRILL FLAME. Integration of the project provides political cover for other agencies that might have been embarrassed to fund psychic spying directly. Atop this cover is Jack Vorona, who heads the DIA's Scientific and Technical Intelligence Directorate (known as "DT") as one of the Pentagon's top scientists. Funding for the SRI branch of the remote viewing operation alone, where Scientology OTs Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann are operating, is estimated to run close to $1 million annually.[94]

Monday, 5 March 1979


Jupiter is discovered to have rings

OT VII Hal Puthoff receives a call from the Jet Propulsion Labratory (JPL) at La Canada, California. Raw data is coming in from the space probe Voyager 1, which is approaching Jupiter. JPL scientists have been completely surprised to discover that there is a ring around Jupiter. Puthoff's remote-viewing associate at SRI, OT VII Ingo Swann, had, on 27 April 1973 [see]—nearly six years earlier—remote-viewed Jupiter and had described and sketched just such a ring around the planet. Swann's results regarding Jupiter had been laughed off at the time.[107]

April 1979

OT VII Ingo Swann is listed in Scientology's Source magazine issue 20 as having completed New Era Dianetics for OTs.

Despite strict Scientology policies against it,
Ingo Swann, while working for the CIA, is still
doing upper-level Scientology services—even though
Swann later claims he left Scientology "in 1975."​

Sunday, 15 April 1979

OT VII Hal Puthoff issues an SRI Internal Report, "Feasibility Study on the Vulnerability of the MPS System to RV [Remote Viewing] Detection Techniques." [NOTE: MPS = Mapping, Chart, and Graphics Production System of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)][108]

July 1979

Hella Hammid, a remote viewer working in the CIA-initiated program at SRI under OT VIIs Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann, successfully describes microscopic picture targets as small as one millimeter square in an experimental series, and also correctly identifies a silver pin and a spool of thread inside an aluminum film can.[109][110]

September 1979

The GRILL FLAME remote viewing headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland is an outgrowth of the Scientology-based CIA-initiated remote viewing studies conducted at SRI by Scientology OT VIIs Hal Puthoff—who is Director of the SRI facility—and Ingo Swann. The Fort Meade unit is housed in two single-story wooden structures numbered 2560 and 2561. Fort Meade is a base for the National Security Agency (NSA) and part of the Army's Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), under which GRILL FLAME is officially established. GRILL FLAME takes its orders from the Pentagon's Office of the Army's Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, and its tasking originates from CIA, DIA, and the President's National Security Council (NSC). Only a few dozen officials in the intelligence community have been briefed on the existence of GRILL FLAME. "Access is limited," an Army memorandum of the time notes, "to those personnel approved on a 'by name' basis."
Joseph McMoneagle is a consultant for the SRI remote viewing labs OT VII Hal Puthoff is Director, and where OT VII Ingo Swann trains government remote viewers. McMoneagle is being assigned numerous remote viewing tasks, for which he will later be granted a Legion of Merit award for excellence in intelligence service. *U.S. Intelligence agencies have become aware that the Russians have built the largest building under a single roof in the world. No one in the agencies, however, knows what is going on inside. The President's National Security Council staff orders INSCOM to have remote viewers see what they can determine about it. One of INSCOM's better remote-viewers, Joseph McMoneagle (a consultant with OT VII Hal Puthoff) reports, after his remote viewing of the facility, that a very large, new submarine with 18-20 missile launch tubes and a "large flat area" at the aft end will be launched in 100 days. Two Soviet subs, one with 24 launch tubes, and the other with 20 launch tubes and a large flat aft deck, are sighted 120 days later. These are new Soviet "Typhoon"-class submarines—the largest in the world.[111][112][113][94]

Friday, 23 November 1979

The Joint Chiefs of Staff issue orders for Scientology-trained government remote-viewing personnel to begin providing information on the location and condition of the Iranian hostages. [NOTE: A total of 206 remote-viewing sessions are ultimately devoted to the Iranian hostage crisis.]