What Are the Strange Facts on Scientology?

Xenu the Evil Alien 1 of 16

Although the Church of Scientology denies it, it's alleged that Scientologists believe in an ancient alien ruler named Xenu.

Here's how the story apparently goes:

  • Xenu was an alien 'Galactic Confederacy' dictator.
  • 75 million years ago he brought billions of his fellow aliens to Earth to alleviate overcrowding.
  • They traveled in spacecraft that looked like DC-8 jet planes.
  • The aliens were dropped onto volcanoes -- then hydrogen bombs were used to destroy them.
  • Fast forward to the present time -- Supposedly, the spirits of many of these aliens remain, causing spiritual harm to modern people.