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LRH discovers gold in his own back yard, 1933

Discussion in 'Media' started by Jeff Jacobsen, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Jeff Jacobsen Member

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  2. Anonymous Member

    Can't hate on that. In fact, I wish he had spent more time doing the back breaking work that is gold mining/panning/dredging instead of his other "endeavors."
  3. Anonymous Member

    Is Stewart Dowrick one of Tubbys pen names? It reads like LRH promo.
  4. Strixcoil Moderator

    What in the name of Glaux...?
  5. Knowing Hubbard, it makes me wonder if parts of this have been embellished at all. I'm not saying the whole thing is B.S., but it wouldn't surprise me if he tried to add a little "flavor" to the story. Like this part:

    Something about the I-know-better, self-celebratory tone of that -- "Hahaha, they should have listened to me" -- smacks like the L.Ron we all came to know too well, the L.Ron who was both arrogant and loved to stretch the truth. But again, that is just 100% speculation.
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  6. Tangent here, the article mentions Hubbard getting married. Owing to the print date, it's obviously a reference to Hubbard's first wife, Margaret "Polly" Grubb. Does the Church of Scientology ever mention her anywhere in their literature? How about in the new Hubbard biography sets, or anywhere else? Do Scientologists even know she existed? Or did she just get scrubbed out of his history, a non-person a la 1984?
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  7. adhocrat Member

    This is Acres of Diamonds rewritten for gold
  8. Anonymous Member

    Wow, where did you find this?
  9. RightOn Member

    "Hubbard hired a colored farm hand knicknamed "Monk" to operate the small sluice errected by a near by creek. However it seems Monk also thinks the prospector is " a little off" and says he prefers digging fence posts"

    what's a matter you hat?
    And Monk was right!
    And I call bullshit on Hubbard's finds. Platinum? lol
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  10. Jeff Jacobsen Member

    I think it was from the LMT library.
  11. Anonymous Member

    It's really too bad that UFOs weren't invented until 1947. Hubbard could have found himself a niche, with a hamburger shack, published a few books, retired in respectable kookery...
  12. Jeff Jacobsen Member

    In Hubbard's library at the DC org he had UFO books! 2 or 3. I don't know if they still display that book shelf or not.
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  13. One of traditional uses of magic was to find hidden treasure- supposedly what ol' Joe Smith was doing when he 'found' the alleged golden tablets upon which he scryed HIS religion. And of course who can forget those classic schemes where something of great value is planted to make it look like much more exists at the location (at least to the suckers).

    The bountiful ore harvests from this area in the present time obviously show that Hubbard discovered a major vein (ahem).

    And I'd probably rather dig fence post holes than work for him as well.
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  14. RightOn Member

    whats a matta you fence post?
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  15. This is also pretty good documentation that he has always been a sociopath/con artist.
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  16. DeathHamster Member

    With 17 years more practice, Hubbard was able to dig Dianetics out of his ass.
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  17. "Gold" is an allegory for suckers that will pay him lots of money.
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  18. Anonymous Member

    In case anyone else also has a difficult time reading the very bad copy in the OP.
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  19. Jeff Jacobsen Member

    thanks!

    I wonder if Scientology put this in that new book set about LRH?
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  20. anon walker Moderator

    You'll have to buy the set to find out!
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  21. DeathHamster Member

    Or check with the local library to see when they're tossing out the donated sets.
  22. I would like to know who purchased that land after Hubbard and if the purchaser was aware of the discovery and if he paid extra for that land because of it.
  23. Anonymous Member

    The former Grubb farmland is located due East of the main 109/28 crossroads of Beallsville Maryland, and was many years later deeded to the local fire department by Polly's father.

    Looking on google earth, it's SouthEast of the present fire station and the ballfield, and the creek is about where the treeline meets the cleared area.

    On the ground, you can still see rose quartz on the ground. By statute any gold or other minerals you may find are subject to a 20% royalty to the heirs of the former Lord Baltimore.
  24. Jeff Jacobsen Member

    Why no mining?
  25. Probably because it costs more to mine the gold than it is worth.
  26. Good transcript, thank you, but dang If I hadn't already transcribed it. Wasted effort I supose.

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  27. LOL!

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