Many years ago, I picked up a copy of Dianetics: The Modern Science Of Mental Health and quickly read the entire book. At the time, I wasn't very open-minded to the 'wonders of the universe'...and this book certainly didn't offer any answers. That was as close as I got to Scientology.
Over the years, I have discussed Scientology with several active believers and ex-members. I suppose if you're into L. Ron Hubbard's concepts, then you'll fit into the regulated lifestyle. It never appealed to me, for a lot of reasons. But some of the stories that have been made public over recent years assure me that I made the correct choice.
Anyway...I haven't railed about Scientology for awhile, but recent news articles are a bit intriguing:
- Three aircraft reports seeing 'two flat silver discs' on final approach
- Objects showed up on air traffic control radar - then vanished
- UFOs were just 100ft below one of the jets, a Boeing 777
- They were above Scientology HQ in East Grinstead, West Sussex
Three passenger jets sighted UFOs above Britain's Scientology headquarters on their approach to Gatwick Airport, a report has revealed.
Their pilots each saw 'two flat, silver discs', with some flying within 100ft.
Air traffic control then spotted six UFOs on their radars before they suddenly disappeared.
Spooky: Two UFOs, similar to the one pictured here, were spotted by jets on their approach to Gatwick, right
Eerie coincidence: The encounter happened very close to the British Scientology headquarters in East Grinstead, Werst Sussex
The encounter, which was probed by the UK Airprox Board, happened on December 30 just before 9am.
A Boeing 777 was flying over the Scientology headquarters in East Grinstead minutes from touchdown when all three pilots on the flightdeck spotted the objects about 100ft below them moving slowly or stationary, according to the report.
A following Boeing 767 also spotted the two white or silver discs, which were at approximately 1,000ft above ground. An Airbus A319 then landed before the objects disappeared from ATC screens.
The crew of the first aircraft described seeing 'some some sort of toy'. The information was passed on to air traffic control and then to police.
Investigators offered the possibility the objects could have been balloons or kites but, with the UFOs remaining untraced, the incidents was deemed unassessable.
The encounter came the day before Scientologists, followed by actor Tom Cruise, carved a message to aliens in hills in New Mexico, America. The cult believes aliens inhabit human bodies.
The Airprox Board primarily investigates near misses between aircraft. - Daily Mail
3 pilots report seeing UFOs over UK’s Scientology HQ
Pilots aboard three passenger planes in the vicinity of London's Gatwick Airport late last year reported seeing a pair of "flat, silver discs" hovering near the UK headquarters of the Church of Scientology.
Air traffic controllers also said that they saw six UFOs on radar screens before the objects disappeared, according to a report issued last week by the UK's Airprox Board.
The board examines reports of air traffic safety violations in UK airspace and recommends safety measures. Last week's report failed to find an explanation for the pilot sightings from last Dec. 30 at about 9 a.m. It did describe how a Boeing 777 pilot raised the alarm at 8:53 a.m. after spotting "two flat silver discs"over the Scientology headquarters in East Grinstead minutes from touchdown at Gatwick. The three pilots on the flightdeck said that they saw the objects about 100 feet below them, moving slowly or stationary, according to the report.
Scientology follower Tom Cruise has starred in numerous science fiction movies, but authorities are wondering about the scientific facts behind the recent sightings in the UK.
Minutes later a Boeing 767 and an Airbus 319 saw the same "saucer-like" shapes hovering about 1,000 feet above ground. The 777 crew said they looked "man-made" and "toy-like."
Airprox Investigators considered explanations including that the objects were balloons or kites.
The juxtaposition of UFOs and Scientology is not surprising. Some think that the movement, which purports to have the answers to life's questions, believes that aliens inhabit humans, although Scientologists insists the "alien descendent" theory is a set of "scurrilous statements, issued by the Internet fringe." The movement's most celebrated follower is actor Tom Cruise.
The encounter came the day before Scientologists supposedly carved messages to aliens in an "alien space cathedral" in the hills in northeastern New Mexico. - NY Daily News
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