Reports re. CofS
Gilman Hot Springs
Gilman Hot Springs
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Gilman Hot Springs - a faded
resort straddling Route 79 between Riverside and Palm Springs. Its 550 acres
boasted a yellowing golf course, a decrepit motel, the Massacre Canyon Inn, and
a collection of miscellaneous buildings in various states of disrepair, one of
them a house satirically named 'Bonnie View'. The entire property had been
purchased for $2.7 million cash... (Miller:
"Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 359)
In 1991 I had to prepare the base so that it could be
defended against the possibility of being taken over by the authorities in a
time of crisis. There are approx. 750 people at the base. I was in charge of
a project designing the base security system, the perimeter fence, the ultra
razor barriers, the lighting of the perimeter fence, the electronic
monitors, the concealed microphones, the ground sensors, the motion sensors
and hidden cameras which were installed and all over the area -- even
outside the base.
Church monies were used to purchase semi-automatic
assault rifles (HK 91 assault rifles capable of firing 300-350 rounds of
ammunition a minute, .45 caliber pistols, .380 automatic weapons and twelve
gauge shotguns were stockpiled. These weapons were not registered. Church
monies were also used to buy the ammunition.
Church monies were also used to purchase a large amount
of pounds of gunpowder for the construction of various types of explosive
devices to be used in the defense of the base.
The motorcycle guards were trained to carry loaded cocked
45 caliber pistols. The eagle scout, mounted high above the base, was
trained to carry a high powered rifle with a telescopic scope. There is also
a 1,000 millimeter telescope up with 'eagle'.
I developed three classifications of intruder and
established the level of deadly force to use for each. In addition to
firearms, the guards were taught how to effectively wield little batons. The
basic things like striking to the center of the heart, the center of the
solar plex and then to the side of the head, etc.
- At church expense, I trained the security guards and other base personnel
in the use of these weapons and explosives. I also trained them in the close
quarter use of fatal force. We built a combat range for training purposes
and I instructed Scientologists on various ways of shooting people. I also
trained them in night vision and ambush techniques. We used a ravine that
was a natural round shield so the noise would not cause any noisy inquiries.
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