Hubbard claimed that during research with his E-Meter, he uncovered the reason for the suffering and misery on this planet. This “scientifically discovered” incident forms the basis of Scientology’s advanced level called “OT 3.”
And it is very true that a great catastrophe occurred on this planet and in the other 75 planets which form this Confederacy 75 million years ago. It has since that time been a desert and it has been the lot of just a handful, to try and push its technology up to a level where someone might adventure forward, penetrate the catastrophe and undo it. We’re well on our way to making this occur. […]
It possibly is a bit above your reality to say that we intend to salvage this sector. No one has been able to do it for 75 million years. We are the first. In that period of time there has been nothing but suffering and misery for its populations. […]
That the malady from which they suffer, is actually designed to stop or impede such a movement as ours; is not of any great major consequence. We have already mastered those things necessary to bring off the ultimate win.
Hubbard, L. R. (1967). Ron’s Journal 67. Flag FSM Newsletter, 2000.