L Ron Hubbard died with psychiatric tranquilizer in blood stream. Suspicions of murder.

In this post I review the writing of Robert Vaughn Young, former high-ranking Scientologist who has had rather extensive access to insider information on executives of the Cult of Scientology. [Note to reader: Please be sure to read the important addendum following the main article]

L. Ron Hubbard died in 1986. Or, as the Cult of Scientology would have you believe, he voluntarily discarded his body and is now living on another planet a galaxy away continuing his “research”. The cult has to lie about the nature of the end of LRH’s corporeal life because one of the claims the cult makes is that Scientology training at its highest levels (Operating Thetan level 8, or OT8) equips Operating Thetans (OTs) with superpowers such as the ability to choose not to die. If LRH, the highest OT of them all, cannot play God with his own life, who can?

In a post-mortem blood test, traces of the psychiatric tranquilizer Vistaril were found. Pardon? A psychiatric medication found in the blood stream of a man who had spent half of his life trying to dismantle the field of psychiatry? [Additional note added after initial posting: Vistaril has other applications in addition to serving as an anxiolytic and tranquilizer; LRH may well have been using the medication for one the other purposes]

This was not the only oddity surrounding LRH’s death. Autopsy was prevented on religious grounds. The personal physician of LRH, Dr. Gene Denk, disappeared for a year immediately following the death. There is also confusion as to LRH’s intentions for the new leadership of the cult following his passing. In LRH’s final writing saying his goodbyes and appointing the new head of the Sea Org (which ran Scientology), Pat Broeker was identified as the new man at the top of the heap. David Miscavige, the person who actually came to lead Scientology and still does, came out and claimed that the LRH final writing was a forgery of Broeker. Miscavige came to take power, and according to Robert Vaughn Young, proceded to basically eliminate all those who he viewed as potential threats to his coup (e.g., the wife of Broeker, Annie, and friends of Broeker). Pat Broeker himself had vanished. Annie, though some unknown set of events, had become a broken person and was detained in the cult’s Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF), where other potential threats were also said by Young to be held (Young was there, himself, though I’m not clear as to why). Ex-members of Scientology have described the RPF, which is said to be intended for the “rehabilitation” of Scientologists who have not lived up to the cult’s expectations, as a labour camp comparable to the gulag system of the Soviet Union where overworking and mistreatment has been reported, and where RPFers  are sometimes held for years. Young claims that those who distrusted the Miscavige with respect to his claims of forgery either disappeared or kept quiet about their doubts out of fear of being sent to the RPF.

Young does not believe that Broeker had forged anything. According to Young, for LRH to have not left a final communication would have been very highly uncharacteristic of him. Yet, all that was present was the document alleged to be a forgery. Young claims that no one was willing to demand from Miscavige the “real” final communications, out of fear of being sent to the RPF.

Finally, Young writes that LRH signed a new last will shortly before his death while on Vistaril, which he claims that even the coroner was suspicious of.

All of these oddities led Young to believe that LRH may well have been murdered, rather than having died of a stroke, as was/is believed (by those who aren’t dyed-in-the-wool Scientologists, that is). His investigations focused primarily on Miscavige.

But, was L. Ron Hubbard murdered? This is still a mystery, as far as I know. In fact, for all that I know, most who are in the know (including critics), think that he simply died, and all of this is just naive conspiracy theorism. Perhaps the increasing Internet discussion of this topic will shed some light.

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As was pointed out to me by commenter ThetaguyARC, Vistaril has additional applications aside from its uses as an anxiolytic and tranquilizer. Thus, there are a number of potential reasons for which LRH was administered the application.

From Wikipedia:

It is used primarily as an antihistamine for the treatment of itches and irritations, an antiemetic for the reduction of nausea, as a weak analgesic by itself and as an opioid potentiator, and as an anxiolytic for the treatment of anxiety.

Thanks to ThetaguyARC, and apologies for the inadvertently incomplete story.

14 Responses to “L Ron Hubbard died with psychiatric tranquilizer in blood stream. Suspicions of murder.”
  1. ThetaguyARC says:

    you do realize that Vistaril/hydroxyzine has many other uses than as an anxiolytic right? thank God for pharmacology class.

  2. L. Ron Brown says:

    Thanks for the correction. I have updated the post to reflect this.

  3. Dave says:

    I think he was murdered and that DM was involved. Go to http://www.ChrisMentillo.com
    to read more about Dr. Chris Mentillo’s investigation into,,

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  5. Alexander says:

    I think im the next l ron hubbard he was the 12th im the 13th born friday the 13th 1992 march=13 3 all i see is everything and nothing so yeah i saw this on south park a long time ago but today i discovered alot of stuff i already knew deep inside/ i should get ahold of these books so i can compare any of the stuff i ever thought of such as jesus being an alien with devices that gave him powers and the ufo that abducted him but was turned into christian religion of course my life revolves within armagedon -youtube==Xr3alex100900 like you knew id come here sometime and report my exixtence i have no knowledge of scientology and dont know wtf it is so yeah

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  8. Not a scientologist but i know some says:

    My old boss was a scientologist and so were ex co-workers. I am a strong believer in god and come from a strong christian background. I believe that he was murdered and also believe Mr. David M. was behind it all. (dont judge, just my opinion) Now, i have been introduced to lots of “tech” and find it helpful and very intelligent. It’s basically common sense that can be applied to every day life. The “tech”, in my opinion, is the only thing worth a crap to do with this so called religion. I know first hand how crazy…(and i mean CRAZY) these people can be. For one, they will harrass you on just about a daily basis to give them money.( they want you to buy the tech books i.e, the way to happiness). Another example is how, if one fellow scientologist disagrees with another all hell can break loose. I know of people being followed, threatened, and banished by the church. These people should be ashamed of themselves(im only speaking of the bad ones) because from my understanding Mr. L. Ron Hubbard was a good man who had dreams of changing things and helping others and the “church” is anything but what he would have wanted. Its comparable to the government they want all the money, glory, and control. oh and in my opinion the psych drug thing… total crap. it doesnt matter how many different things that medication was given for its still a psych drug…. i just dont believe that one.

  9. Alfred T. says:

    LRH, was murdered. No doubt about that. He was always against drugs, so the sole idea of him having being injected drugs, demonstrate it was by force.

  10. Não nos importa nem um pouco saber
    como Hubbard morreu. A vida que ele levou e o livro que deixou para a humanidade permite-nos dividir a história em AH ( Antes de Hubbard) e DH ( Depois de Hubbard). Traçando o Caminho para a Felicidade em 21 princípios, sua obra traduzida em várias línguas eternizou-se e ultrapassou fronteiras, servindo de “bússola” para os que tiveram o privilégio de ter acesso aos seus escritos. Façamos por merecer.

  11. Patricio ojeda says:

    It is obvious LRH was murdered and things were orquestated to put Miscavige in the summit .Times will come and show we’re right!

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