The Eyes of Scientology

By Jeff Jacobsen 9/2000


The Church of Scientology owns $40 million of property in Clearwater, much of it downtown. Church properties have security measures much more similar to prisons than what a reasonable person would consider church property would have. Below are photos of security cameras trained on Clearwater public areas taken in 2000. This does NOT include other cameras on Scientology properties that do not point at public areas. The question is, why is Scientology so concerned about Clearwater citizens going past their properties on the public areas? And why are there so many Scientology security people walking around with cell phones, walkie talkies and video cameras?

For contrast, check out your own church or synagogue to see how many cameras are on it. Check out city hall, your bank, Albertson's, or any other organization or business downtown.

Update 5/12/01

In February of 2001, during criminal court proceedings, Scientology admitted to having well over 100 cameras aimed internally at their members and at the public in Clearwater.

 

Hacienda Gardens

 

 

(1) Hacienda Gardens, on Airport Road, near Saturn overlooking public sidewalk.

 

(2) Hacienda Gardens, corner of Airport and Keene, overlooking public sidewalk. (note motion sensors on fence.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3) Aims at where a driver would be when stopped at the stop sign at Keene and Airport. This was removed after I posted a web page about these cameras.

 

 

(4) Aims at where a car's license plate would be when stopped at the stop sign at Keene and Airport. This was removed after Jeff posted a web page about these cameras.

Airport Rd. and Saturn, N.E. corner.

 

 

Airport Rd. and Saturn, N.E. corner. This points exactly where a car license plate would be stopped at the stop sign here.

 

Keene Rd. & Airport Rd., N.E. corner, facing north

Downtown Clearwater

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5) In this innocent looking junction box is a camera aimed toward the east entrance to the Lisa McPherson Trust at 33 North Fort Harrison.

 

 

(6) Facing south on Watterson Street, north of Cleveland street.

 

 

 

(7) Facing North on North Fort Harrison East sidewalk, North of Cleveland Street. This is about 10 feet north of #26

 

 

 

(8) 118 North Fort Harrison.

 

 

(9) 118 North Fort Harrison.

Watterson St. west side near Cleveland
 

 

Ft. Harrison & Cleveland, SE corner

 

 

West side of CMO building at 118 N. Fort Harrison
 

 

Camera pointing at the LMT on Watterson Street

Fort Harrison Hotel

 

 

 

(10) Back of Fort Harrison Hotel at 210 South Fort Harrison.

 

 

 

(11) North side of Fort Harrison Hotel, 210 South Fort Harrison. A motion sensor is just to the left of this camera.

 

 

 

(12) Front of Fort Harrison Hotel, 210 South Fort Harrison.

 

 

 

(13) Southeast corner of Fort Harrison Hotel, 210 South Fort Harrison.

 

 

 

(14) Northeast corner of Fort Harrison Hotel, 210 South Fort Harrison.

 

 

(15) North side of Fort Harrison Hotel, 210 South Fort Harrison.


Bayside Motel

 

 

 

(16) Bayside Motel, 1824 North Fort Harrison.

The Gaslight Alley

These cameras are in an alley just east of the Coachman building at the southeast corner of Cleveland and Ft. Harrison Ave. It was renovated in 2001 by the Citizens for a Better Clearwater.

Did Scientology's influence on the CBC cause this to be the first project for the group? In any case, Scientology's security cameras continued to be trained on people who visit this public "park."

 

Alley on south side of Cleveland east of Ft. Harrison Ave. close to sidewalk
 

 

Alley on south side of Cleveland east of Ft. Harrison Ave. near back of alley

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