By Alexis Tereszcuk – Radar Entertainment Editor
Scientology has many celebrity members and according to a new book it also has an “alien space cathedral” deep in the desert that one writer traveled thousands of miles to visit but was ultimately turned away.
BBC reporter John Sweeney has written a new book titled The Church of Fear – Inside the Weird World of Scientology where he describes searching for the Scientology campus that is hidden deep underground and is marked on the surface with what looks like crop circles – “two vast interlinked circles on top of a mountain amid the desert scrub of New Mexico.”
In a published excerpt, Sweeney writes that he traveled to Trementina Base to the site where original L. Ron Hubbard texts are reportedly buried and the fortress was built to withstand a nuclear attack in the 1980s.
Sweeney describes each circle on top of the mountain as having “a huge diamond shape inscribed inside as a sign to aliens,” but says they are runways for the Church’s private airport.
He says that searching for the location called Mesa Huerfanita on Google Earth will show a “nearby mountain scarred by a long concrete strip with a short leg at the northern end pointing east,” which is just north of Roswell, a town known for UFO sightings.
Sweeney says his was accompanied by Marc Headley, a former Scientologist who wrote his own book about Scientology, Blown for Good.
Sweeney writes that he and Headley drove miles down a dirt road looking for the cathedral that is H-bomb proof and protected by three 5,000lb stainless steel airlocks.
“Experts say the weird signs on top of the mountain will guide Clears, (high-ranking Scientologists) returning from space to find Mr. Hubbard’s works after a nuclear Armageddon wipes out humanity.”
They managed to get to the compound, where they find a “massive steel gate, secured by a combination lock and guarded by two security cameras,” but they are denied entrance.
Sweeney’s book The Church of Fear — Inside the Weird World of Scientology, will be available on January 7 by Silvertail Books www.silvertailbooks.com.