August 5, 2012 7:22 PM Subscribe
posted by Egg Shen (125 comments total)
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Scientology's international headquarters - known as Gold Base
- is located on a 500-acre parcel of land south of San Jacinto, California. It "has a number of unusually strong security measures
, including razor-tipped fences, motion sensors, snipers nests and a large number of regular and infrared CCTV cameras." It also houses a detention center for executives referred to as "The Hole"
The use of armed guards to prevent unauthorized departures from base is detailed in the affidavit
of Andre Tabayoyon in the case of Church of Scientology International v. Steven Fish and Uwe Geertz
A differing portrait of the facility is contained in this Scientology video
disputing an Anderson Cooper report on the organization.