L. Ron Hubbard Ranch, near Creston, California

(click on panorama photo to get larger view)

The white fence delineates the L. Ron Hubbard ranch south of Creston, California. It's pretty big, and seems to use way more water than anyone else in the surrounding area (see satellite photo here). There were a few cows and sheep on the property, but I didn't see any people.

When you first get up the road to the property, you of course immediately run into Scientology's paranoia...

the watch tower built in the middle of the race track affords an excellent view of the only road to the property...

and at the gate, there's this camera pointing at the gate...

Beside the gate itself is a number-pad needed to open it...

Also, notice the Church of Spiritual Technology logo (2 circles with diamonds) on the gate. I assume from this and the same logo dug into the race track that CST owns this property. Why?

In the middle of the property on a hill is this nice house...

Another angle of the house...

And here's the horse race track with the CST logo gouched out in the middle. Notice the watch tower in the middle as well. Notice how green everything is on this property, as compared to all the surrounding properties.

This ranch is in a very quiet, isolated area. Who lives here? Why does CST need this property? Is it a haven for David Miscavige, leader of Scientology?

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