While on staff in the Sea Org, I had personal knowledge of two Sea Org
staff and one "public person" who suffered psychotic breaks and were locked
up in "ISO" (isolation). I will talk about the Sea Org staff in this post.
The "public person" is discussed in another post.
The first was Peter L., who was an "OT" and was Sea Org staff at Bridge
Publications. His wife, Vicky L. was also Sea Org staff, and was the
Commanding Officer of the LA Org. Peter was put in isolation (referred to
as "ISO") and was guarded around the clock by other Sea Org staff who were
OTs. One such person who was assigned to watch Peter and to make sure that
he "destimulated" to the point that he was no longer "Type 3" was a fellow
Sea Org staff member by the name of Bill Duckhorn. A big, strong, burly
fellow, Bill was also on staff at Bridge Publications.
The whole affair was very hushed up. There was no announcement made to
staff about Peter's having gone "Type 3". I found out about it from "the
rumor line", which is the way staff in the Sea Org find out about lots of
things management doesn't want us to know of or talk about. There is even a
Hubbard policy which states, "If it isn't written, it isn't true."
There are MANY Sea Org staff at Bridge Publications that knew about
Peter's terrible ordeal. The list of persons who knew about it includes
Treasury Secretary, Ben Elkington; Manufacturing Secretary, John Mustard;
Director of Income, Rosan Rich; Sales Manager, Michael Long; Sales Manager,
Mike Golden; Mimeo I/C, John Toten; Sales Manager, Rick Findley; Flag
Representative, Virginia (last name escapes me at the moment); The Auditor
Magazine Editor, Diane Coletto; The Assistant Auditor Magazine Editor, Sue
Baldwin; the Assistant Guardian, Steve Huff; and the Assistant Guardian
Finance, Jae Duckhorn - just to name a few.
If you are reading this, please let me know, Peter. I hope you are doing
better now. I would like to hear your story about what happened from your
point of view.
The other person was Sea Org staff at Bridge Publications as well. Her
name was Terry F. Her psychotic break was not due to exposure to the "OT
Levels". It was rumored that she had "gone Type 3 PTS" when her son, Ryan,
was taken away from her custody. Terry was a friend of mine, and we
sometimes used to hang out together with our children during "family time".
In the Sea Org, parents only got one hour per day at most to spend with
their child(ren). This one hour included the time it took to get to and
from the "Complex" (at Berendo Street and Fountain Avenue) and the Cadet
Org, which was next to Celebrity Center (at Bronson Street and Franklin
Avenue). This took about 10-15 minutes each way, which meant we only had
about 30 minutes per day to spend with our children. Many staff were
pressured, if not outright ORDERED, to remain on post during family time to
get their "stats" up (produce more than the week before).
But to get back to the main story...
As with all persons who "went Type 3", there was no announcement made to
staff to explain Terry's sudden disappearance from her post at Bridge. I
just happened to find out about her having been put in "ISO" one day when I
went up to the top floor of the Main Building at the Cedars Complex...
She was locked alone in a small room with only a bed, and a guard was
posted outside 24 hours a day. Inside, the room was like a scene from the
movie "The Exorcist"! She looked like a crazed, wild animal. Her body was
filthy from her own feces that she had smeared on herself. She had scrawled
obscenities all over the walls by using her own feces - the most crude
things imaginable - like "F*** ME!! Eat SH**!! I want to DIE!! FU** me
daddy!! FU** ME!! FU** ME!!
She had also smeared excrement on the walls and floor and all over her
bed. She had ripped the sheets off her bed and had shredded them. She was
only half clothed, and there was urine all over the floor, which combined
with her other human waste made for a VERY revolting environment. Even in
the hallway from outside her room it was enough to cause me to gag. It was
all I could do to keep from throwing up.
Eventually Terry "destimulated" enough (at least this is what I was
told), and she was sent back to her parents. I never heard from her again.
I often wonder how she is doing. And I would like to hear her tell the
story about what happened.
Are you reading this Terry ? I hope you are doing OK. I think of you
often and pray that you are at peace.
Love, Miss X - Another Old Timer (and Big Brother's BIG Sister)