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William H. Patterson, Jr.: “The New Yorker knows who I am”

February 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Evidence, The Heinlein Archives

William H. Patterson, Jr. The author [Lawrence Wright] contacted me when a high church official 1 said the biography confirmed that Heinlein as Hubbard’s naval intelligence handler sent Hubbard to Jack Parsons to break up “black magic” practice.2

The author of the article3 noted that the biography doesn’t say anything about this. He contacted me by email and we had a short exchange a couple of months ago in which I said I had investigated that claim on behalf of the Scientologists but had found no evidence for the claim.

Patterson, W. H. (2011, 13 February). The New Yorker knows who I am. Retrieved on 24 February 2011 from


  1. Church spokesperson Tommy Davis
  2. See Scientology’s claims.
  3. The New Yorker article: The Apostate

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