The first genetically-born child in the world was Alexis Valerie Hubbard. Her father, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, was believed to have conducted experiments on her. L. Ron Hubbard, the progenitor of the Church of Scientology, devised a methodology called Dianetics, aimed at purging the mind of negative mental impressions to treat psychosomatic disorders. Let us delve deeper into Alexis Valerie Hubbard’s background and what transpired in her life.
Regarding Alexis, she was indeed the daughter of L. Ron Hubbard, born just weeks before his 1950 publication of “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health,” which profoundly impacted his destiny. The man who introduced the revolutionary mental concept of Dianetics was also the father of the world’s inaugural Dianetics child, whom he named Alexis Valerie.
Throughout her prenatal phase, Alexis Valerie was meticulously shielded from any loud noises, jolts, or parental conflicts that could induce engrams. Consequently, she displayed remarkable early development, engaging in conversation at three months, crawling at four, yet paradoxically manifesting a fear of liberation.
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, a prominent American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology, was born to Harry Ross Hubbard and Ledora May Waterbury. After an initial marriage to Margaret Polly Grubb, with whom he had a son, he later wed Sara Northrup Hollister. Alexis Valerie Hubbard was the name bestowed upon their offspring. Sara, Alexis’s mother, played a pivotal role in the evolution of Dianetics, which subsequently evolved into the religion of Scientology.
Hubbard’s ascendancy culminated in his leadership of the Church of Scientology. On March 8, 1950, he and Sara welcomed their daughter, Alexis Valerie. Soon after, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, dedicated to disseminating knowledge of Dianetics, appointed Northrup as a director. Thus, it was presumed that Alexis benefited from Dianetic therapy, designed to prevent distressing or alarming experiences.
Years later, Alexis and Northrup were subject to kidnapping by Hubbard. On the evening of February 24, 1951, while Northrup went to watch a movie, John Sanborne looked after Alexis. Upon Hubbard’s arrival, he took the child. Subsequently, he appeared with two employees from his Dianetics Foundation, threatening never to allow Northrup to see her daughter again unless she returned.
After coercing her into a car, they headed to San Bernardino, California, where Hubbard attempted to have a physician declare his wife insane. When he failed to find her, he transported her to Yuma Airport in Arizona, just across the state line. He coerced her into signing a paper stating she had willingly accompanied him, promising to reveal Alexis’s whereabouts.
Though Northrup agreed, Hubbard broke his promise and departed for Chicago. There, he enlisted a doctor to provide a favorable mental evaluation, refuting Northrup’s claims. He then contacted her, claiming he had dismembered their daughter, disposing of the remains in a river, rather than divulging her location. Upon her return home, Northrup reported the incident as a kidnapping, but the Los Angeles Police Department dismissed it as a personal dispute. In April 1951, after an unsuccessful six-week search, she filed a habeas corpus petition at the Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking Alexis’s return. The conflict swiftly garnered media attention.
The enigmatic Alexis Valerie Hubbard, the world’s first Dianetic child, remains unaccounted for. Her appearance, and even her survival, remains an enigma. In 2017, an individual claimed to be Alexis Valerie Hubbard on Facebook, but no substantiated information exists regarding her fate.