If you’re familiar with Scientology, you might also know a little bit about the Sea Org. But what is the Sea Organization exactly? It describes itself as a "fraternal religious order, comprising the church's most dedicated members." In truth, its members are often recruited from childhood, and must sign a "billion year" contract that pledges their current and future lives towards the church. It's comprised of the most powerful people in the whole of Scientology, and they all fight with each other for dominance. David Miscavige, the Church of Scientology’s leader, has been a member of the Sea Org since he was just a teen.
Since its inception in 1967, there have been a number of true stories from people who left Scientology. But how have people escaped from Scientology itself? The organization with bizarre beliefs is known to be brutal towards those it deems as traitors. Some Sea Org members have told their true stories of their escape, and here are some of the best ones from Reddit and other tell-all pieces.
She Left Due To Years Of Sexual And Mental Abuse
An FSO Officer Had To Actually Jump Ship
She Scaled A Barbed Wire Fence To Be With Her Husband
She Endured Years Of Abusive Trauma Before She Left
The Parents Of Scientology's Leader Also Ran
She Drank Bleach In Order To Get Away