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Here Are All The Creepiest Moments From Every TV Commercial Put Out By The Church Of Scientology

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Vote up the commercials that give you the creeps.

It's easy to forget about Scientology and its questionable beliefs during our everyday lives, but sometimes the force of Xenu invades the sacred space that is our TV room with creepy commercials and promotional videos from the Church of Scientology. Since the Church is always looking for new followers to replace the funds from escaped former members, they do what all churches do: pay millions of dollars to create Super Bowl ads to spread their message. 

Believe it or not, there are creepy moments from Scientology commercials that outshine the rest - quite the feat. Watch at your own risk - these are the most frightening and bonkers of the myriad of questionable moments from Scientology commercials. 

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  • 1
    213 VOTES

    "Prescription" - A Child Holds A Gun To His Head

    In another anti-psychiatric commercial, a child is seen anxiously awaiting a doctor to write him a prescription. He then happily takes it to a pharmacy where it is filled immediately, despite the fact he doesn't have an adult with him.

    The child takes his prescription home, kisses his mother, retreats to his room, and pulls a gun from the medication bag. He holds it to his head before a statistic attributes 63,000 suicides to antidepressants as of 2011. 

    Watch the commercial here

    213 votes
  • 2
    111 VOTES

    "Narconon Drug Rehabilitation" - Little Girls Find Dead Sister

    Narconon is the name given to Scientology drug rehabilitation centers all over the world. In aligning with their other drug PSA, this Narconon-specific spot has a mother making breakfast while a very worn-down and rough looking teenager snorts cocaine in the bathroom. 

    Suddenly there's a younger sister, gleefully playing in the kitchen before being sent to grab her older sister for breakfast. Just like that, the audience is watching a little girl attempt to wake up her overdosed sibling.

    Watch the commercial here.

    111 votes
  • 3
    171 VOTES

    "Candace Downing" - Who's Next?

    Candace Downing is a girl shown in a home video blowing kisses to camera with people that are likely her parents. A text over the video says she is 12 years old and she was prescribed antidepressants. The video then reveals the cause of Candace's death was suicide by hanging. 

    They then plug in a "statistic" saying "Antidepressants have caused an estimated 63,000 deaths" and then ask the question, "Who's next?"

    The ad is horrifying for a myriad of reasons, but the scariest thing about this spot is how it misconstrues statistics, monopolizes on a family's tragedy, and employs fear-mongering tactics in an attempt to get the viewer interested in Scientology. 

    Watch the commercial here.

    171 votes
  • 4
    87 VOTES

    "The Stamp" - An Unidentified Figure In The Shadows

    The 2016 commercial attempts to demonize psychiatric medications used to treat people suffering from mental illness. Watching patients being stamped across the forehead with their malady before dropping a pill into the palm of their hand is dehumanizing and tough to watch in itself, no matter your feelings on psychiatric drugs. 

    Then a frame pops up that cannot quite be explained. Is it the outline of a plotting psychiatrist? Whatever it is, it is straight nightmare fuel. 

    Watch the commercial here.

    87 votes
  • 5
    144 VOTES

    "Scientology Invites You To Freedom" - Claims Of Immortality

    Honestly, this commercial from 2011 is so full of heebie jeebies-inducing moments that it was difficult to pick just one. As soon as the ad starts, people in the commercial are inviting you to enjoy a brand new lease on life. 

    Then a man on top of a building holds a mirror above his head to reflect the sun into various new scenes that come across the screen. All of the people look like they are a dystopian future version of Stepford Wives as they talk about freedom. The most horrifying part of this commercial, however, is when a woman's face fills the screen to tell you "You are not mortal." Her dead eyes and emotionless insistence of this "fact" is enough to creep you out for days.

    Watch the commercial here.

    144 votes
  • 6
    79 VOTES

    "Great Lie #71" - Crazy Scientist Yells About Genesis Of Life

    You would think having science in their name would mean Scientologists agree with most theories and laws generally accepted by the science community at large. Instead, the organization created commercials in 1997 that featured fervent, insane-looking actors pretending to be scientists spouting facts. 

    The entire spot leaves you with a sense of unease. The intention is clearly to make people think about what they accept as fact and the sources of these said facts... which is weird, since once you are a part of Scientology, they want you to blindly accept everything they tell you. 

    The text "Great Lie #71" flashes across the screen in an abrupt fashion. It feels like a weird subliminal brainwashing technique, which makes it the most disturbing part of this over-the-top spot. 

    Watch the commercial here

    79 votes