There is a rumor going around about the cult and its vast wealth. I'm not sure I believe it ... but... well, you decide... The rumor goes ... that in order to hide its vast wealth from governments, the cult decided it needed it's own vaults. Deep, impenetrable, buried vaults, hidden behind fences and guarded by its own armed guards 24/7. But in order to build these vaults, and not raise suspicions, a shore story was needed. A shore story that was so ridiculous and so outlandish, that the public would laugh, and laugh, and laugh... and shake its collective head, and say those crazy scientologists! And never give the vault(s) a second thought. Finally, one day, a bright idea regarding a shore story occurred to *************. Why not tell everyone what was in the vaults! Brilliant! Tell the public and parishioners, that the old mans writings were SO VALUABLE, that they needed to last millions of years! And the only way to do that, would be to imprint them on platinum plates, and store them in titanium boxes. The fact that these same writings, in paperback or hardback form, were being thrown out in the trash daily by thousands of librarians, made the story that much more outlandish. Those crazy scientologists! Now here's the interesting part, did you know that platinum is also a precious metal, and is currently priced at $1469/oz (compared to $ 1366/oz for gold!). Another words, platinum is worth more than gold. Here is an expert explanation: Today, platinum is a widely-used although extremely rare metal, critically important to the auto industry, the jewelry trade, and the chemical, electrical and glass manufacturing industries. Far rarer than gold, it is estimated that all of the platinum ever mined throughout history would fit into a cube less than 25 feet on each side. The vast majority of platinum mined today comes from just two parts of the world: The Bushveld Complex north of Pretoria, South Africa and the Noril'sk-Talnakh region of Siberia in Russia, which produce, respectively, about two-thirds and one-quarter of the world's platinum supply each year.Platinum's supply/demand fundamentals are tight. In fact, according to some estimates, if platinum mining were to cease today, there would be only about a year's supply available to industry. In contrast, above-ground supplies of gold would last nearly a quarter of a century. http://www.monex.com/prods/platinum.html So that's the rumor. Those crazy Scientologists!