is allegedly planning to build a $10 million bunker underneath his estate in preparation for the end of the world, a source told Star magazine
A leading Scientologist said the actor is to erect a "self-contained underground system where up to 10 people can survive for years"
. The bunker will reportedly include a high-tech air-purification system and storage space for supplies and survival equipment.
Scientologists believe that an evil galactic overlord named Xenu is planning to invade the planet in an act of revenge.
), pronounced ['zi.nu:]
, according to Scientology
founder L. Ron Hubbard
, was the dictator of the "Galactic Confederacy
" who, 75 million years ago, brought billions
of his people to Earth in DC-8
-like spacecraft, stacked them around volcanoes
and killed them using hydrogen bombs
. Scientology holds that their essences remained, and that they form around people in modern times, causing them spiritual harm.
The Church avoids making mention of Xenu in public statements and has gone to considerable effort to maintain the story's confidentiality, including legal action
on the grounds of both copyright
and trade secrecy
. Despite this, much material on Xenu has leaked to the public, largely via the Internet
"You will not escape us, Tom Cruuuiiisssssssssse!"