I will never forget this time in my life because it was one of the most painful experiences my family has endured, especially Meagan.
My mother and her boyfriend had starting going to Scientology meetings and had found their new belief. I honestly don't know if she really believed in the Scientology crap, or if she was just following her boyfriend.
Both of them seemed brainwashed, and believed this was the only way to helpMeagan.
So it was set: Meg was to leave in the next few days.
To keep everyone calm, my mother told us she was just going away for a couple of weeks. I have a twin sister who was also against this, and actually, all my family members were against this. No one believed it was a good idea to take a high school senior out of her school to go to some Scientology ranch that no one had ever even seen.
My name is Meagan Porpora and I am 25 years old now. I didn't know anything about the place or the religion. If I only knew the hell I was in for, I would have never agreed to it.
When I was 17 years old, I agreed to go to the Mace Kingsley Ranch under false pretenses. My mother was dating a man who was into Scientology. Ever since my father passed away in 1990 my mother has changed. I arrived at the airport in New Mexico to find a man named Matt waiting for me.
All the courses were about Scientology; there was no English, Math, or History. When she returned to her high school two and a half months later, she was told that those classes she took at the Ranch do not count for anything, and as a result she could not graduate with her class.
Meg was only allowed to call us once a week and there was a limited time for the call.
They brought me inside and used smelling salts on me.
I came to, and they gave me a drink and sent me right back out there. The only reason I got to leave was that I had a bump on my gum.
We weren't allowed to have any pc (personal contact) with the opposite sex.