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  1. Riveting, RIVETING blog. Thanks for publishing it. Just read your series about Camarillo, MK Ultra and the “Clinical trials”, etc. Truly chilling and horrific stuff… yet I could not stop reading. Heartbreaking, those tortured “patients” – I hope their souls have found some peace. Cannot fathom such cruelty. Is is really human nature to be so cruel?? I guess its just human nature to be greedy (money). Be well! Best, LB

  2. COMMENT by “gargy” and response moved by Mike to appropriate page – Chapter 30 Scientology Roots

  3. Thank you very much for this eye opening review.
    W. Meißner, Germany

  4. I stepped in at Virginia’s excellent post defining (humanizing) Sociopathy. I guess the human element is the most disturbing part, but it is the ingredient that must not be neglected, eh? Is most of the blog about Scientology? I am primarily interested in the discussion of Sociopathy.

  5. Question to Virginia McClaughry:

    Re “The Niet articles of Papus alleging a conspiracy against the Russian Monarchy. This was basically a false flag attack also arranged by the British, together with Rachkovsky, using two frenchmen.”

    “… he (Pilenas) was working for the Okhrana and Melville at the very time that the Niet articles were created by combined Russian and British intelligence as a false flag operation and cover to get Papus into place at the Russian court!”

    Could you give explicit references regarding the “British” and the “two frenchmen” and the combined Russian-British jntelligence operation?

    Many thanks
    Roland Schenk

    • Hello Roland, I’m currently waiting the documentation of that particular part of it from a friend of mine. As soon as I get it I’ll be adding it to the library article. Meanwhile, I have been adding other documentation to the Casimir Pilenas article (that you quoted) as I arrange and file things, so do check back to see what’s been added. Thanks for your interest! – Virginia

  6. What a nice reading room! Gorgeous old table with the snow softly falling.

  7. I want to thank you for your totally cool blog. I’m writing a play about the Armenian Genocide and the information concerning OSS Istanbul is the best source so far about a rather obscure bit of history. Absolutely insightful, lighthearted, and just great!!!!! Walker/Rose info is difficult to come by. And it makes my play more interesting. Everything I’ve found about Rose is immediately overshadowed by Dogwood. Anyway thank you again.

  8. Hello Mike,

    I would like to ask you a couple of questions about your blog on John Dee, Bacon etc.
    I cannot find an email address on here, could you send me one so we can talk? londonjam@gmail.com


  9. I wondered if I could contact you directly..? Email, phone or otherwise. I and many many others attended program(s) that after reading your research…I am beginning to see possible connections and extensions to these programs. Plus other research that may help link your data with theirs. I am not sure if my accounts or information would be additional assistance, interesting enough, or if you could help me and others connect the dots to prove they are connected. Our experiences included syanon style teachings, including a system very very similar to “the game”, and other things. Coming from a background of following “conspiracy theories”. My years post these programs has been a journey of difficult to research, and long road of understanding my programming. The whole thing is just eerie, and love the work. It helped connect so many dots, even ones I thought I had already connected. Thank you for your time.

    • In case you missed it, the email contact info is here on this page that you’re commenting on.

    • I would be very interested in contacting or being contacted by you. Do you know of others that have been tampered with? I am also a victim, from a very young age. I am AdamJ. and I started the project mk ultra survivors support group on facebook not long ago for people like us to communicate and share ideas and link up. You can get in touch with me from there. And great big thank you to the McClaughrys for providing this very important place.

  10. I was wondering if you had a way to reach out to you directly? In relation to the synanon docs and possible extensions to these programs and first hand accounts.

    • Hi. You could go ahead and tell your story by responding to the appropriate post or page in its comment section – I would see it and if I think its helpful I’ll approve the comment so I can reply to it.

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  12. This has nothing to do with the blog but my dad is also Mike McClaughry, I am April McClaughry and it is just weird to find another McClaughry out there especially a Mike McClaughry. Just wanted to say hi!

  13. I thought i saw on your site an FBI document about the grateful dead being a psy op to channel dissent, but i can’t find it anywhere. can you help me locate it?

  14. thank you. strange i cannot find the document. i thought i saw it once before. you think it might be bogus? but here it is referenced: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jdyf333/4553187257/sizes/l/in/photostream/

    it is not in the FBI vault.

  15. i’ve got Jan Irvin looking too. must be somewhere. thanks!

  16. wow. crazy. like a Karl Rove trick. create a pseudo revelation, when it’s exposed as such, it discredits a real inquiry. you’re sure no such article ever appeared in the new york times? damn.

    • Yea. It looks that way. Wow.

      I kind of doubt the NY Times Archive search suddenly just failed to work on just that ONE article, but I suppose it’s possible. But not real probable.

  17. I found this researching for Wikispooks – specifically looking up John S. Earman. Wikipedia, good for some things, is not good for the history that got swept under the carpet. Well, I suppose Wikipedia _is_ the carpet, so how could it be? Anyway, I much appreciate your work in collecting data on Mr. Earman and his activities. All useful data to help people interpret what the spooks are up to nowadays…

  18. I met Mitch Spence, he was married to Rheva Spence.

    • That’s one of his marriages, yes, Yvonne Gillham married RHEVA BITTELAM to Scott Mayer under his fake name of Mitchell Spence on December 29, 1968. The proof that he married under a false name is a statement by Scott Mayer referring to his wife and I quote: “I rarely speak of how my ex-wife, Rheva Bittleman….” and “As I dined with my new wife Rheva…”

      I could find NO real marriage records of him marrying Rheva using the name Scott Mayer – only as his cover name of Homer Mitchell Spence.

      The really messed up part of this story is that he was married August 17th, 1968 in Orange, California to Victoria R. Macleod – maiden name Qualls, and he did use his real name Scott A. Mayer. But just four months later, as he’s going into the Sea Org, he’s marrying Rheva Bittleman under a false name.!I know it’s him because he marries Rheva AGAIN two years later 10 December 1970 in Broward County, Florida – where her parents lived – under another variation of his fake name. This time Homer Mitchell Spence.

      Scott apparently divorced Rheva because he then gets married to Sarah (Sally) P. Leopold in Los Angeles City, October 14, 1973 per California marriage records, this time using the name Scott A. Mayer.

      But a year later he apparently divorced her and married Merle Goodman in Nevada 22 August 1974, using his fake Homer Mitchell Spence name again.

      Scott’s real name wasn’t even Scott. It was Harry Albert Mayer but his propensity for switching his name around and using false names shows up young. At age 16 he registers for a Social Security number using a reversed version of his real name plus a different last name. He registers as: Albert Harry Mather.

      Scott wasn’t even Scott until some arbitrary time later in his life.

      His gravestone has an even different version of his name – it has it as Harry Albert Scott Mayer!

      It wasn’t until February 1973 that the Social Security Administration shows him first starting to use the name Scott Albert Mayer. The same year that he marries Sally Leopold using his NEW name, do note.

      This guy has trouble keeping his name straight – that’s for sure.

      See: https://mikemcclaughry.wordpress.com/the-reading-library/the-basement-just-dox/just-dox-scientology/scientology-mind-control-and-the-cia-human-betterment-for-the-new-world-order/cia-fbi-nsa-personnel-active-in-scientology/

      Arnie, in case you haven’t read the above yet, further proof that Captain Spence (Herman Mitchell Spence) are the same person was provided by Scott himself as well.

      In the above link you’ll see information about a 20-minute French programme on Scientology broadcast in January 1972. A scientology critic found this during a “rummage around the website of France’s broadcasting archive, l’Institut national de l’audiovisuel.” I have seen this film, and in it Scott is introduced as Captain Spence.

      In my article I then provided a still of Captain Spence from the film, then I put it next to a picture that Scott himself provided to the A&E Investigative Reports show on Scientology; originally broadcast December 14, 1998, originally archived by Mark Bunker.

      They are a dead match.


      • My memory isnt as fast as it once was. the [roblem Im having is I MET a man named Gerry Spence and is wasnt Scott Mayer.

      • Ah, maybe that’s the problem. There isn’t anyone named Gerry Spence that I’m examining.

        Scott Mayer used the name Homer Mitchell Spence to marry Rheva Bittleman.

        Arnie, it is HIS statments in affidavits and tv shows that confirm that it was him that married Rheva. His. Not mine.

        It is HIM that submitted a picture of himself from his Sea Org days to the A & E tv show – that matches exactly the 1972 footage of him being called Captain Spence. HIM. He did that. Not me.

        I’m really sorry Arnie, I know you liked him, but I can’t change the facts here.


      • I’m sorry Mr McClaughcy, the document displayed looks like one of those seized by the FBI raid in 77.
        So it is essentially a GO internal paranoia map…Hell, they accused ME of being CIA after I effortlessly picked a lock to a closet where the GO was interviewing people as being moles.
        and I didnt want to wait for them find the key, so I got lucky, picked the lock open.

        I am dissapointed because I see confirmation bias, and having sat at dinner at USLO in the presence of Mitch Spence who did not look like Scotty at all… sigh…the problem Im having is too many people are dead from back then. There are few witnesses.

        Is Randy McDonald the same author of the S-i-r-s tology site? A major fill-the-vacuum disinfo site, IMO.

      • The document has State Department routing Arnie. Did you notice that?

        It also says NOT FOI – which would mean the State Department didn’t want it public knowledge.

        Why do you think that was?

      • You said: “having sat at dinner at USLO in the presence of Mitch Spence who did not look like Scotty at all”

        Ok, let’s look at this then Arnie.

        What year was this?

        What did that person look like?

        Did he look like the picture in the 1972 French film footage?

        Because there is no getting around that footage.

        And if you can’t look at that film and say, Yes, That’s the Mitch Spence that I saw, then we’re left with only two options that I can see for this remembered event of yours.

        Either you are remembering someone else, or….there were TWO different people using the same fake name.

        Either way, one of them was definitely Scott Mayer, no getting around that.


      • 1971 811 Beacon Street, LA
        Long face, light beard (at time) ‘what did he look like” – dunno how to describe that, looked like a new SO officer I hadnt seen before.

      • ok, thanks.

        That description is definitely not the same person as Captain Mitch Spence/Scott Mayer shown in the 1972 film and the later A & E show.

      • Arnie,

        FYI – I don’t, in any way, agree with just about any of the core premises that have been put out by Ashton/Randy/Robin whoever, whether from the scirsology website or in any other covert form they try to promote them under.


      • Sure, we can do that.

        I’d be happy to once I finish sorting out the article, because then I can definitively have something to pick your brain about and see what you think.

        So far, I have Scott’s own statements and the photos as irrefutable proof.

        Tell me what you make of that Arnie- because I don’t see how anyone can explain those away.

        I’m also always open to looking at counter-evidence if you have some but I have looked high and low and have not found anything to refute Scott’s own words.


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