Mace-Kingsley $cilon "School" in Clearwater

Discussion in 'CoS Front Groups' started by tazor, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. tazor Member

    Mace-Kingsley $cilon "School" in Clearwater

    This is a photo of a "family center" in Clearwater that is run by $cilons. They have run some other schools that had a VERY bad reputation:

    The Mace Kingsley Ranch by Astra Woodcraft

    I was 13 years old. I think I was 13. Everyone had beer and got drunk. I think the first night or the second night I was up there, I was sitting next to him and I had had a few beers and so had he. And so had everyone else. And he put his hand down my shirt and down my bra and started feeling me. And I…it really scared me and I asked my friend later, I said, "What's Wally [Hanks] doing? Why did he do this?" And she said, "Oh. Don't worry. He just does that with the girls. That's just what he does but don't worry about it."

    Ex-scientologists Jane Scott writes to John Ashcroft

    What we did not know about when we took our son to Mace-Kingsley was that Wally Hanks was a pedophile who was engaged in illegal relations with at least one, or perhaps several, of the girls in his charge. One weekend when his younger brother and I went up see Jesse the Ranch it was in obvious turmoil and there appeared to be several new adults around. Jesse swore us to secrecy and then explained that one of the girls and her boyfriend had run away because she "freaked-out" about Wally's sexually molesting her and her not wanting it to go on anymore.

    Former Mace-Kingsley staffer Wally Hanks after his Mace-Kingsley time, started his own school for troubled Scientologist kids, the Hanks Ranch. In April 2004 a former student told of the time there in Little Ranch of Horrors II

    Wally beat the shit out of me once for running his horse too hard. We had another whacked out vietnam vet who was clearly psychotic stay there for a few months, living in a tent out in the back of the property. On a camping/hunting trip to the Indian mines he completely lost his mind, took all his clothes off, grabbed a couple guns and took off into the desert. We found him a couple days later.
    Kids torturing animals. Older kids making younger kids perform homosexual acts, on them. I'm sure there is tons more, but I'd have to sit and think about it.

    Wally Hanks / Wallace Hanks' scientology page vanished but here is still a partial copy. Hanks is currently Founding Commodore of a sailing club for youth. The Roundhouse Yacht Club.

    Apparently the MK-Ranch was closed. I don't know why but the following explanation was given by the state website:

    State of New Mexico - Department of Education

    June 10, 2002

    Nonpublic Schools Commission to Meet on June 14

    (Santa Fe, NM-The Nonpublic Schools Commission will meet on Friday, June 14, 2002, at 9:00 a.m. at the College of Santa Fe in Albuquerque, 2201 San Pedro, NE, Building 2. The commission will hear accreditation summaries from New Mexico State Board of Education (SBE)-approved agencies that accredit nonpublic schools.

    In addition to accreditation summaries, the commission will discuss the Ranch School, which was formerly the Mace-Kingsley Ranch School.

    For more information, please contact the SDE's Alternative Education Unit at (505) 827-6909.

    The Mace-Kingsley Ranch was renamed Hacienda Del Espirito, Inc. aka New Mexico Ranch. and is currently, April 2004, for sale. Note that in Clearwater, Florida, a Mace-Kingsley Family Center exists with Jeff Avrin as ED, Ed Cramb as auditor and Carol Kingsley as President.

    This is from

    Stacy: This guy is running the school?

    Astra: Yeah. He ran it. From what I know, he owned it and he definitely ran it with his wife. Another night, he took us camping and we went out and we had more beer. And we were camping and once we had all had a few drinks, he gave us guns to go practice shooting. So, I sat in the dark with a flashlight and a gun and practiced shooting at cans and things after I had had a few beers to drink.

    Stacy: What kind of guns?

    Astra: Just, like, handguns. Oh…and rifles. We did rifles earlier in the day before we drank and then we did handguns in the evening. That one time that he put his hand down my shirt was the only time he did that to me. But later on, when I was in the Sea Organization, when I was the Director of Inspections and Reports, I came across some reports on him. He had been found out that he had been doing these things but he had done a lot worse than what he had done to me. He had really badly molested several girls.

    Stacy: How do you mean?

    Astra: Like, felt down their pants and had them pee on his car or on someone's car and just…

    Stacy: What do you mean, pee on the car?

    Astra: He got off by seeing them pee on the cars. Told them to pee on cars. And they would do it for him because they had to or…

    Zoe: They might be drunk.

    Astra: He got them drunk. Had them pee on cars.

    Stacy: God!

    Astra: Felt them and I don't know if he actually had intercourse. I don't remember if he actually had intercourse with anyone. But, you know, up to that point, really bad molesting.

    Stacy: What happened? What happened to him?

    Astra: Well, because he was an OTVII, they had said they weren't going to declare him officially because it would be bad public relations for people to hear that an OTVII molested children and got declared. So, they quietly ousted him from the Church. They quietly said, he's declared.

    Stacy: But did they report him to the authorities?

    Astra: No. They never reported him…at least not to my knowledge. The report said nothing about it. They said…it was a handling. It's, like, "he's been doing this and what we're going to do is we're going to oust him but we're not going to officially declare him. We're not going to tell people about it because it's bad public relations" because he was an OTVII.

    Stacy: What about the parents of the girls who were molested? Did they do anything about this?

    Astra: I don't know. I don't know about that. I don't know what happened. One of the girls was in the Sea Org with me and left. And another one of the girls is still a Scientologist. They're all still Scientologists.

    Stacy: Gosh!

    Astra: And the parents probably were told, "Well, we're ousting him from the Church." And that's considered a handling.

    Stacy: Incredible.
    Ther are more stories about this school that was formally in NM and now in Clearwater.

    I'm wondering if a protest there would work or just be an upset to the kids who attend?
  2. RAEG, Murder at MK Ranch ?
    Re: Mace-Kinglsey Ranch School?

  3. Anonymous Member

  4. Hate to say this but it's been a long time however my name is August but everyone called me Tony back then and Stephen Ambrose is my Uncle. I'm not here to dig up the past just wanting to find out where and how the other ranch members are coping these days. Bad shit went down I was there for Agua Dulce , Nathan was kicked for going too slow digging a outhouse hole ( i was the one who kicked him , Orders by Stephen) . Palm Dale I was there for , Tahoe there as well , Camp Summer Life in Arizona and New Mexico . if anyone read this u can find me on facebook under Auggie August Grom or
  5. There are people who want to talk to you, hang on.
  6. August, I created a thread for you on the Ex-Scientologist Message Board (ESMB):

    Does anyone know Auggie August Grom from Mace-Kingsley Ranch School?

    I suggest you consider joining ESMB. As the name implies, it is largely made up of Ex-Scientologists and is generally a welcoming community. I think it likely you will know some people there.

    The ESMB thread was created with the original post of:

    Attached Files:

  7. I can't believe my name is on this. Stupidly I googled myself and this is what comes up about me. It's horrific. I felt like the breath was stolen right out of my chest. I guess I should be thankful that our pain hasn't gone unnoticed.
  8. sallysock Member

    It hasn't. i imagine that googling and finding this thread is crazy.
    The esmb link provides a good place to look. Many ex's there.
    Hope you are okay.
  9. I'm ok. It's surreal to see a piece of your childhood written out like that. I guess like reading a book about yourself in 3rd person. I saw that other site, thank you.
  10. Thank you for your reply, well done Sir.
  11. The Wrong Guy Member

    Bonus items from our tipsters

    By Tony Ortega, June 14, 2017


    Actual caption from an image posted on a public page by the Mace-Kingsley center in Clearwater:

    “These 2 girls just finished their current auditing program! They start really young these days. Children can do the Purif as early as 9-10 years old at Mace-Kingsley, then Objectives/SRD & then get their Grades (by the age 12) and go on to Clear! This is the usual here at Mace-Kingsley in Clearwater, FL. It is Great to see so many children going up the Bridge on a daily basis!”


    Seriously, FBI? What the hell are you waiting for?

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  12. Quentinanon Member

    These girls are between 5-7 years old because they are losing their front incisors.
    Mace-Kingsley Ranch School was the home of OT8 child abuser Wally Hanks.
  13. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    I thought they didn't audit kids anymore. They said that, right?
  14. Quentinanon Member

    If they said that it's another lie:

    “Well one of the solutions to this has to do with the fact that if you were to take the present time age, probably between six and twelve and straighten it out, Scientology would have won, hands down in about 15 years.”
    —L. Ron Hubbard
    excerpted from The Factors Lectures
    pg 174, transcript book #1

    Hubbard believed that brainwashing young children makes them more likely to become shills for his racket.
  15. Hmmmmm? They don't look German. Do the Scientologist have an adoption racquet too? Pedophilers love that shit. 17 grand gets you a little girl or boy to do what ever you can get away with. And if you get caught? Well, that's just another big donation to take care of that.
  16. The Wrong Guy Member

    Scientology subjects young children to quack therapies — now, someone is taking a stand

    By Rod Keller, August 6, 2017


    Fiona O’Leary, an autism activist from Cork, Ireland is taking on a Church of Scientology field group in far away Clearwater, Florida. This week she filed a complaint with the Florida Department of Children and Families, alleging that children are being harmed by taking the Purification Rundown there, and is urging others to follow suit. She also alleges that autistic children are being mistreated by subjecting them to Scientology auditing.

    The Mace Kingsley Family Center is named after founders Debbie Mace and Carol Kingsley, long time Scientologists who have had a disastrous history in bringing the technology of Scientology to children. The motto of the center is “We Audit Kids.”

    The current center delivers a broad range of introductory Scientology services and workshops, but from 1987 to 2002 Mace Kingsley operated as a boarding school for troubled teens near Reserve, New Mexico. On staff was Wally Hanks, whom several former students accuse of providing alcohol to students and sexually molestation. An audio tape exists of Hanks beating a student while ordering him to look at a photo of L. Ron Hubbard.

    The current staff at the Clearwater center does not include Hanks, Mace, or Kingsley, although Kingsley is still listed as President. The center is run by Executive Director Marcy Sargeant and Case Supervisor Greg Smith. On the phone Sargeant suggested O’Leary consult Scientologist and physician Dr. David Minkoff to treat her autistic child.

    O’Leary says she also spoke on the phone with Ken Ferrara, the Registrar, or “Reg” as the position is known in Scientology. He told her the center audits children almost from birth. O’Leary finds the practice invasive and abusive in itself, but potentially much more harmful for autistic children brought to the center in an attempt to increase their abilities.

    The center provides the Purification Rundown, in which children are given overdoses of vitamins and long saunas in an effort to remove toxins, stored radiation and drug residues from their bodies. The procedure is part of the Scientology “Bridge” and is required of all members. The redness caused by up to 5 grams of Niacin per day is attributed to stored radiation leaving the body. The FDA recommends 14-16 milligrams per day for adults, and 12 milligrams for children ages 9-13. Mace Kingsley makes no allowance in dosages for the age of the child.


    O’Leary released an impassioned video urging others to add their voices to the complaint against Mace Kingsley. You can call the Florida Department of Children and Families hotline at 1-800-962-2873.

    Mace Kingsley has announced plans for expansion, and several Hungarian Scientologists plan to open a similar center in the near future. The center is also recruiting Scientologists to run a new center in Columbus, Ohio.

    More at
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  17. DeathHamster Member

    Shell games. Their incorporation was dissolved, and there's no active corporation at 900 Grove St. They're hiding it somehow.

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