Tom Cruise and John Travolta have 'special bunkers' at Scientology base in California to survive a pandemic
The mysterious base is reportedly built to withstand a nuclear holocaust to the exact specifications outlined by church leader David Miscavige
The Church of Scientology could be hit hard as the coronavirus sweeps the globe, with several whistleblowers claiming the religion's bases around the world are not equipped to handle the pandemic.
Scientology's chairman of the board, David Miscavige, branded the coronavirus crisis "hysteria" and "planetary bull bait" in a missive obtained by Daily Mail. Miscavige also vowed to create a safe environment for business to go as usual, per the British newspaper.
That said, the pandemic appears to pose a real threat to the church founded by L. Ron Hubbard, especially with rumors of dwindling revenues that usually come from members who flock to US bases from across the globe. In an extensive report, Daily Mail broke down the Scientology headquarters that are threatened by the virus and what its VIPs Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, etc. are doing to deal with the crisis.
One of the church's most high profile locations, per the report, is the Twin Peaks base near Lake Arrowhead, California.
Known as the secretive Church of Spiritual Technology HQ, the property is nestled deep in the San Bernadino Mountains east of Los Angeles. It is almost the perfect place to hide out should the coronavirus manage to topple human civilization. The mysterious base is reportedly built to withstand a nuclear holocaust to the exact specifications outlined by David Miscavige. What's more? It is purportedly home to special bunkers where Hollywood titans Tom Cruise and John Travolta can escape if things take an apocalyptic turn.
According to the report, the $18-million base is so secure that many experts believe Miscavige's wife Shelley has been living there ever since she was allegedly exiled by her husband in 2005.
Another high-profile Scientology base is located in the United Kingdom, where L. Ron Hubbard's theory of the mind – known as Dianetics – attracted a following from the very start. In fact, the movement's global headquarters was located at Saint Hill Manor in East Grinstead, Sussex, until 1966.
Known as the manor house, the magnificent property dates back to 1733 and is set in a 100-acre country estate which includes Hubbard's own home and a castle built by Scientologists. Cruise, who put his own East Grinstead mansion on the market in 2016, was reportedly due to use the base as his home after the sale. Bella, Cruise's daughter, was heavily involved in promoting the church's London Org -- whose headquarters are located near the city's famous St. Paul's Cathedral. However, the report notes that Tom and Bella would be able to self-isolate better in the church's countryside castle considering the rise of coronavirus cases in the British capital.
Having said that, Tom Cruise is the poster boy of Scientology, with some reports claiming he's regarded as a deity in the religion. The superstar joined the church in 1990 through Mimi Rogers, his first wife, and went on to become best friends with the church's current leader David Miscavige.
Former Scientologist Karen Pressley was asked about the Hollywood superstar's dedication to the church. "Tom Cruise is a personal friend of David Miscavige so there is an allegiance there and a loyalty that will probably never be broken," she said.
According to the report, Cruise has brought up Connor and Bella (whom he adopted alongside second wife Nicole Kidman) as Scientologists.