Sweeney's report claims this is the secret New Mexico bunker of the Church of Scientology. Image Source: Google Earth (near Mesa Huerfanita and Trementina, New Mexico) via Live Science. Knowledge of these aerial symbols and the Church's involvement at this site has been public since at least 2005.
A BBC Panorama reporter, John Sweeney, has recently published a book on Scientology entitled Church of Fear. Last month, news about the book revealed that he visited the Church of Scientology's secret apocalyptic doomsday bunker (or its vicinity) out in the New Mexico desert without permission:
"Just dial up Mesa Huerfanita on Google Earth and you’ll find a nearby mountain scarred by a long concrete strip with a short leg at the northern end pointing east. That’s the loony church’s private airport. A zig-zag white line from the strip heads north. That’s the church’s private road. It leads to the two linked circles — invisible from the land below. The spot is north of Roswell — a town linked to UFO sightings. My mobile phone signal dies as soon as I turn off the freeway. This is harsh country like something from a John Wayne western. The closest settlement, Trementina, is virtually a ghost town. But an old local gives me directions to Trementina Base: Take the dirt track, drive for 30 miles, then you’ll find a gate. After passing through a rocky gulch we come to a gate marked No Trespassing. Gingerly, we pass through and drive on. Two more gates are marked No Trespassing. Trementina Gulch is the creepiest place I’ve ever been. We decide to turn back but try again after getting firmer directions. ...
But we turn one last corner and Marc and I are suddenly confronted by a massive steel gate, secured by a combination lock and guarded by two security cameras. I press an intercom button. A voice says “Hello” in what sounds like a Scandinavian accent. I announce that I’m John Sweeney and ask nicely for a tour. We are not invited in and the intercom simply spouts white noise. ...We stop the night at a Best Western hotel in the small town of Las Vegas, New Mexico. At 1am Marc receives four mystery phone calls to his room.
Each time the caller hangs up as soon as Marc answers. Both our rooms were registered in my name. They got the wrong room. But still impressive, in a way, because I didn’t book in advance and paid cash."The bunker, built in the 1980s, contains a vault with the writings of L. Ron Hubbard protected by three 5,000 pound stainless steel airlocks. There are actually two properties associated with the Church in the area, but one was traded to the U.S. government in 1992 (Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management Number: G-910-G3-0006-4210-04; NMNM 83264). The complex (apparently still in the hands of the Church and not the Government and the land exchange weirdly specifies surface property only) purportedly contains a secret alien cathedral, built to welcome otherworldy visitors when they turn up. The desert is marked with insignia which can be seen from the air, presumably to welcome curious aliens (and humans).
Two New Mexico properties associated with the Church of Scientology, which were traded bewteen the Church and the U.S. Government. Image Source: Wiki.
Mysterious object footage (claimed by critics to be a reflection through the airplane window), flight from Chicago to NYC on 19 December 2012. Video Source: Youtube.
The story has been picked up by illustrious outlets such as HuffPo,The Sun and The Inquisitr. Sweeney is an award-winning Boomer journalist who has occasionally generated controversy, but equally stands up to the criticism he inspires. He received complaints for his coverage of Mormonism in the run up to last year's American election.
Mysterious object explodes in telescope view, 20 December 2012: "CBS: Elisjah Prychodzko films what looks like a UFO explosion. Filmed through a telescope with a camera phone." Video Source: Youtube.
The Church of Scientology is allegedly running a huge installation in the desert of New Mexico that is used as an “Alien Space Cathedral.” From The Inquisitr:
HuffPo continues:According to the Huffington Post, the installation includes a crop circle-type design (pictured above) that is large enough to be seen from space.
News of the installation was discovered in BBC Panorama reporter John Sweeney’s new book, Church of Fear: Inside the Weird World of Scientology.
The New York Daily News reveals that, in his book, Sweeney writes that two interlocking circles, each with a large diamond shape inside, were created as markers to guide Church of Scientology members home after the earth is once again safe following a nuclear Armageddon.
Sweeney also claims that buried texts from Ron L. Hubbards books are included at the site to ensure the continuation of the Church of Scientology in case the world goes all Book of Eli after the Armageddon.
In his book, Sweeney also claims that the church in the 1980s built a huge underground space alien cathedral. Sweeney writes:“Its vault houses the lectures of Hubbard on gold discs locked in titanium caskets sealed with argon. The cathedral is H-bomb proof.”Sweeney goes on to tell The Raw Story:“If I’m wrong about the church believing in aliens, then why have they built these giant symbols in the middle of the desert that can only be seen from outer space.”
Surely, any space-faring civilization would be advanced and experienced enough to have seen this kind of thing before on other planets. If they're benevolent enough to care, they would know that the first thing one should do when arriving on a new planet is avoid the alien welcoming committees.Sweeney went to the supposed site of the alien cathedral accompanied by former Scientologist Marc Headley. "Headley says he was 'audited' -- given spiritual counseling -- by Tom Cruise, Hollywood superstar and leading church member. Marc says he was also beaten up by the shadowy church's leader David Miscavige. The church denies both incidents," Sweeney alleged.