From Physics to Witchcraft, Meet Mad-Rocket Scientist: Jack Parsons

The Mad Scientist

Without Jack Parsons, it’s possible that Neil Armstrong would never have stepped foot on the moon, and American military power would be a fraction of what it is now. Unfortunately, Parsons’ global influence was overshadowed by his peculiar and scandalous hobby as a black magic cult leader. One of his followers was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology.


L Rob Hubbard. Photo by Fotos International / Shutterstock

After his death, Parsons’ reputation dwindled into obscurity, and few understood his significance for years. That is until a man named George Pendle researched the scientist and found his experiments, occultism, and odd behavior intriguing. Although he is known for being crazy, there is a lot more to Jack Parsons and his contribution to science.

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