AFFIDAVIT OF MITRA HALL
I, MITRA HALL, do hereby depose and state
1. I am 25 years old and a member of the
Scientology of Boston.
2. On Sunday, October 13, 1985 at
approximately 2 PM,
I was working with my Church offering personality tests to the
public. I was speaking with people in the vicinity of the
Auditorium MBTA station on Massachusetts Avenue in Boston.
3. I approached two young men And asked if
were interested in taking a personality test. One of these
young men told me that he had taken the test previously. They
made derogatory remarks to me. I then approached two other
young men and asked if they were interested in doing a personality
test. The first two men continued to make derogatory remarks
aimed at me and the two new young men stopped talking to me
as a result of this. I began to leave the area and commented
to the first two men that they were being anti-social in their
behavior. At that point, someone behind me called to me. This
person was a casually dressed young man who appeared to be
waiting for the bus that stopped there.
4. This young man said that he was social and
didn't I ask him. I said "Can you do a personality test?"
He said "You are Dianetics and Scientology, right?" I responded
that I was. He then said "I'm an FBI agent. I know Ron is
still alive. He's running from his own. people, too." I got
the impression that he was implying that L. Ron Hubbard was
running from two different sides, although this young man
didn't say that directly to me. He continued on and said "We're
going to shut you down in a few years. That's a prediction for
5. My response to this young man's last
to let him know that such a tactic had been tried in Australia
and other places and that such a tactic had failed and that the
Church continued to thrive. There was not much of any type of
response to my remarks by this young man.
6. At no time did this young man show me a
any kind of identification to verify that he vas a member of
the FBI. This young man was slender, almost 6' tall. He looked
like a clerk, meaning meek and conservative. He was wearing a
dark colored jacket, like a windbreaker and a dark cap like a
7. When I returned to the Church, I reported
incident to my superiors and provided them with a detailed
description of the impersonator. I was then shown several
photographs of various individuals. One of the.photos clearly
showed the man who had pretended to be and FBI agent. When
I pointed to him, I was told that he was Gerry Armstrong, a
man who had in the past committed several criminal acts against
the Church and its Founder, L. Ron Hubbard. I feel strongly
that the FBI impersonator and the man shown in the photo are
one and the same man.
8. I resented immensely the fact that
was using the name of the FBI to interfere with my practice of
Sworn to under the penalties and pains of perjury this 17th
day of October,1985.
[Signed] Mitra Hall