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Identifying people in old pictures

Discussion in 'General Scientology Discussion' started by Researchfag, Oct 1, 2009.

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  1. Lone Star

    Lone Star Crusader

    Okay, I'm probably a sick, sick bastard, but I got another laugh when I imagined that infamous photo of Lee Harvey Oswald proudly showing off his brand new Carcano rifle shooped in with this photo.

    I know, I know...he wasn't an actor in Hollywood. But it's so ridiculous that it's hilarious.

    Hey, he could've used some auditing too...ya know...

  2. HelluvaHoax!

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    Then to....already delusional and duped marks who have successfully completed their cult setups (NOI)
  3. sallydannce

    sallydannce Gold Meritorious Patron

    Damn! Caught! :wink2:
  4. Leland

    Leland Crusader

    Amazing're right...the pants and belt buckle are exactly the same....(and head moved...)...and the rest.
  5. HelluvaHoax!

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    I believe in the 1960s Dr. Hubbard tried putting Oswald in the photo to attract conspiracy buffs into Scientology--but the experiment failed.

    There appear to other attempts to alter the photo for dissemination purposes. Here's another one from the late 60's for a failed pilot that tried to flood young pop music fans onto the Bridge. . .

  6. Lone Star

    Lone Star Crusader

    What's that hovering above Elron's head? Is it him? As in thetan?

    Or is it a big ass BT cluster?

  7. HelluvaHoax!

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    LOLOLOLOL (I only wish it was one of the 2 you suggested)

    1) Ron the thetan

    2) A big ass BT cluster

    3) majorly db shooping
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2015
  8. Little David

    Little David Gold Meritorious Patron

    Somebody spent a fair amount of time trying to make it not noticed, the brick part covered by the stolen head is replaced, clothes lightened and darkened etcetera. It makes me curious if it was all done the old fashioned way 60 years ago in a dark room. All done apparently just to get rid of one man with a crutch out of a photo of 36 people. It would be nice to know who he was and what his descendants think of him trying to be erased from early Scientology history.

    Did you notice all the body and arm positions are the same, just reversed?
  9. Smurf

    Smurf Gold Meritorious SP

    Nope. It was taken at the Phoenix office of the association at 616 N 3rd Street. The building was razed years ago & replaced by a new office building.
  10. Leland

    Leland Crusader

    Didn't're right...just reversed, tricky!
  11. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    This photo and later the shoop were posted about over on whyweprotest back in 2011./. More names and info identified

    Picture of the Early Phoenix HASI
    Discussion in 'Leaks & Legal' started by OhSah, May 27, 2011.



    "/r/ epic walking guy shoop"


    laffibli posted:
  12. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    Wonder if this is in regards to Harry T. McCann, Brunswick, Ohio, involved with Scn and the HASI in Phoenix and later Phili for at least 1952-1953 per these referenced

    1953 THE JOURNAL of SCIENTOLOGY Published by the Hubbard Association of Scientologists, lnc., Phila., Pa. Issue l3-G of Scientology Issue 13-G.pdf

    1952 Published by the Hubbard Association of Scientoloqisis, Inc, Phoenix, Arizona Issue S-G
    See his name on the List of Donors receiving GOLD status Journal/Journal of Scientology Issue 3-G.pdf
  13. Little David

    Little David Gold Meritorious Patron

    Thank you for a likely name for the deleted man. The first posting of the photo with him in it on wwp and OCMB, and noticing he had been removed from the commonly used version of the photo were made by me about 2 years ago. So far you have potentially made the biggest contribution to solving this mystery. Someone who knew or is related to Harry T. McCann may be able to help us further. He may have left Scientology when he realized LRH and Scientology weren't helping his "ankylosed spine" and he might have been carefully removed from the photo at that time. The original version of the photo with him in it may have accidentally leaked out or have been used before that.
  14. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    Hi, I a, PMing you some genealogy documents on a person I believe to be this Harry T McCann.
  15. Little David

    Little David Gold Meritorious Patron

    This sounds like what Harry T. McCann was suffering from and was desperately seeking a cure for:

    He died 12 years after the photo was taken at age 49, never married, no children. Thank you AnonyMary for finding this information.

    As most people know, LRH was a lying, cheating, con artist who only cared about himself, he was most likely involved in trying to erase some proof of that from this photo:

  16. phenomanon

    phenomanon Canyon

    FIn the TOP pic, I think these are:.... from L to R.... Ken barrett, unknown, Evans Farber, Fernando Estrada(?), Dick Steves, John Sanborn (?), dunno, Julia Lewis ( Salmen) , LRH.
    I wouldn't swear in Court as to these IDs, but I think they are correct. Even the ones I'm not quite sure of, like Estrada.
  17. cakemaker

    cakemaker Patron Meritorious

    Here's one I found of the HASI Phoenix (from Ability #2-major-1955).