John Travolta reportedly tried to bring his son Jett back to life after he suffered a fatal seizure back in 2009.

The actor and his wife Kelly Preston were left devastated following the tragic sudden death of their 16-year-old son, Jett, during a family holiday in the Bahamas.

In an exclusive interview with Daily Mail TV, Placido Domingo's daughter-in-law Sam, who spent 22 years as a member of the Scientology Church, explained how the superstar's faith affected his reaction following Jett's seizure.

According to Sam, Travolta attempted to command Jett's spirit, known as a "Thetan" in the church of Scientology, back into the teen's body while they were in the ambulance.

"Scientologists believe the spirit Thetan doesn't pick up a body until birth. If you lose a baby before it's born, then it's just an empty shell, nothing to worry about," Sam explained. "It's the same with death. To them once your body is of no use, your Thetan can just go out and pick up a new body and carry on right where you left off.

"John Travolta did a 'Bring Back To Life' assist while Jett was in the ambulance, it's where you order the Thetan to get back into the body, saying: 'I command you to get into the body now.' This is meant to raise them back to life."

Sam added that following Jett's death, Kelly and John both received counseling from their fellow Scientologists. During the period of counseling in 2010, Kelly fell pregnant with son Ben - and Sam claims the grieving parents undoubtedly believed Ben is the reincarnation of Jett.

"When you lose a child in Scientology, you believe that the spirit - Thetan - has left that physical body and will find another one," Sam explained. "In the case of Kelly, she got pregnant while she was being audited (counseled) several months later and Ben was born just over a year and a half after Jett's death. She will believe the Thetan of Jett is in Ben."

Travolta and Preston are also parents to daughter Ella Bleu, 19.

Travolta, 65, is best known for his roles as Vincent "Vinnie" Barbarino in the television series Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979) and as Tony Manero in the film Saturday Night Fever (1977).

Photos by Rogers and Cowan via Getty Images, Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic

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  • Chile_Pleeze


  • Coy little wink

    I don't question anyone's spiritual beliefs so...

    I am gving Sam the side eye tho ?

  • Tinytoon

    The same story stated that Jada was a member in Scientology.

  • angrysolo

    whatever whatever whatever *in my Jill Scott voice*

  • Alextra Ballard

    I ain got time tew question other folks beliefs when it come tew their religion.

  • bemetoo

    I gotta try that to all the kids getting killed in these street Thetan I command you to get yo ass back in twan and Dj body?

  • CookieMobster

    What about pookie and man-man? They can just die??? Lol!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Any loving Father would have tried. ..... nothing to see here ..... that boy is resting now .... resting ....

  • bemetoo

    Lol them too hell add Leroy and dayday

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    "Scientologists believe the spirit Thetan doesn't pick up a body until birth.
    Chile folks minds are fawked up out chere chile is Scientology still doing churches ????? Folks ain't figured out this is cult yet ... chile

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  • lovelygamour

    travolta loved his son and he hasnt been the same since he died. you can really see a light dimmed in his eyes. I have seen christians command a soul back into the body; so same thing.

    When i read that his son died I actually cried because he tried so hard to keep his son alive over the years. when he spoke about his son you could feel the love.

  • Gloria

    That’s not too unheard of. Y’all remember when Ike (in the movie) said that he’d kill Tina if she died on him ?

  • Soda

    Sam needs to mind her business. ?

  • Phillybruh

    Yeah I would try anything if I were in his shoes, begging, pleading, wanting to trade places. Regardless of his religious beliefs he only did what any parent would do.

  • morenYAHdelsur


  • Nophace

    Dear Sam,




  • Blaque Mahogany

    Ummm I would expect nothing less.

    I like John as an actor, but hes always seemed odd to me.

  • lovelygamour

    in scientologys defense the first maybe 5-6 books really resonate with people. it isnt until you finish that that you are introduced to the cultish side. so if you are a slow study it can be a good 6 months before you start questioning. to rope people in you simply give someone the first book.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    I knew an alien had something to do with this before I even clicked. Best of luck to Edna Turnblatt and his family

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yep,just a lil creepy at times

  • dazja

    Sam is messy

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Group thinking (hive thinking) Hive !!!! There is always cult/occult work is in the mix including Christianity....

  • Karen Brady

    They built a massive Church of Scientology on Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs a few years back. I swear I always thought I'd wreck my car cuz I would just slow down and stare each time I drove past it. Gave me the creeps. Now the FUNNY and disturbing thing is that everytime I drove past which was often cuz I lived up the road.... guess who is all I saw coming and going? Can't guess? Okay, black men. No women. No white people. Yep. Freaked me out.

  • The Chosen One

    John Travolta, I'm sorry, but you aren't Christ. You couldnt command your son to get up and rise like Jesus commanded Lazarus to come forth from the dead.

  • Yardgirl

    Gurrrl!! My cousin is friends with a model married to a successful director. She went to visit her out in Hollyweird and came back talking about some seminar that she went to and how motivational and inspiring it was. When I realized she was talking about Scientology I was like "get thee behind me Satan!!!" Thankfully I was able to talk her off the ledge because she was still sipping on that alien Kool-aid!! These cults are no joke and can get into the minds of simps like cuz in the blink of an eye. SMH

  • The Chosen One

    Cult it is. Tom Cruise is/was the ring leader.

  • SG

    ???? thats funny. But it isn’t either

  • Yardgirl

    Really?? Yikes!!! That sounds like some "Get Out" sunken garden shyte!!

  • Yardgirl

    It was funny and not funny, just like you said! lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I know a secret bout that .... but I will keep that to myself ..... but any hive mindset to go along with groups ..... will and should tell you something ...... spiritual warfare is deep in these streets!!!! ...... but try to go with a group and expect guaranteed jealously and a host of other shyt will infiltrate it ...... there is a reason for that ....... it's not right to put it short .... and Ima leave it at that ..... we were all born in this world individually with the exception of the fawkery that gets put in da mix .... remember Satan is in the physical plain ..... that azz can't enter heaven periodt ..... that right there alone tells a lot ....... what better way to get people to follow that azz ..... be mindful of this ...... that spirit ( a death one) because it is false .... will always want a group .... will always need a group (to live and stay alive) how else is that fat fawk going to garner life..... Satan needs a crew ..... and he got one .... too bad his crew is cut from the same cloth ...... so technically satan has no damn allies or his demons .... .anyone in that said crew expect something .... always in return ... always remember that ..... to influence to make folks believe he don't exist ( That's da biggest deception) and to get folks to loose faith by seeing the treachery in said groups ..... it's best to seek from within ....... a pastor a spiritualist etc .... should only guide das it ..... if they influence you to want more ....... not to aspire to be more .... something ain't clean in da milk

  • ViolettaBliss

    The church ( cult) of Scientology knows how to appeal to these super sized ego celebs and bilk them of there money at the same time. I hope he seriously did not believe some hocus pocus could bring his son back.

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    Only man I've known that commanded a man to raise from the dead is Jesus Christ. You ain't Jesus baby, you don't have that power. Scientology lied to you boo

  • Yardgirl

    it's best to seek from within ....... a pastor a spiritualist etc .... should only guide
    Preach sis!! This right here is facts!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That nutbag .... smh

  • C Mack

    Thank you! Why is Sam speaking on these ppl!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It's about to ramp up unfortunately smh !!!! Unclean energy ... glad you helped her ..... see a single person can assist and guide someone away from that cliff ..... you don't need a group of folks so their azzes can get jealous .... like wtf !!!

  • Karen Brady

    I tell no lies. I would be like "what in the hell is going on here"? I swear once time I was going to honk my horn to get their attention and ask if they were in distress. lol.. I laugh but I'm only half kidding. Black men in suits. Smh.

  • Karen Brady

    "it's best to seek from within". That part right there.

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  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Real damn facts .... I tell every client that came to me for healing .... remember my messages are to guide you to your own gifts ..... and again never asked for a penny and want .... I know how precious we all are ... and anyone that has ever spoken to me knows I tell them just how strong and precious they are .... I'm retired now doe ...... but folks that know I will tell them ..... and still guide .... guide them to see themselves and to be able to guide themselves ..... I ain't gone ever keep a person stuck in following no damn group ....... our souls are beautiful .... we are meant to evolve!!!! and lead our selves

  • Yardgirl

    Not suits, lol funny not funny!! Listen sis, you see them again, you keep your eyes straight ahead and keep it moving!! Do not pass go do not collect $200 like they say in Monopoly!! Bless up

  • KarmaBackAround

    I meannnnn not sold on the scientology thing, i love the Lord Jesus Christ period but people have their different beliefs and of what happens at death.. i.e Nipsey Hussle mama.. she got her own lil thing going on with her religion n thats ok..we all have a way of grieving but Scientology is jus soooo man made! Tellin the spirit to get thy ass back n thy body? Stop itttt!

  • KarmaBackAround

    Chileeeee , say it! cause thats what it sound like

  • Branch Davidian

    Ol' Travolta quickly figured out that Scientology shit is nothing but Pulp Fiction and now his son isn't Stayin Alive anymore....

  • Yardgirl

    Amen amen!!!!

  • Renee26

    A lot of people believe in reincarnation... Nobody knows what really happens when somebody dies.

    When trying to keep a loved one alive it sounds completely normal IMO to yell out for them not to die or beg God not to take them

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  • Renee26

    I know a secret bout that .... but I will keep that to myself

    Nah, please share cause I like to know what these blk men be on

  • WhoKnew

    Doggone shame that boy had to die because of the ignorance of his parents.

  • Bree

    Losing a child is sad for anyone I'm sure. When my dad was passing, my spirit knew it and I mourned him before he left. I don't believe we have the power to keep anyone alive or pray for anyone to live, unless it is in God's will. We all have a time to go and that when that time comes, no man knows the day nor hour. When I wen to see my dad in the hospital, the doctor told us he had two weeks to live, my dad died the next morning. I was devastated.

  • Hazel

    Poor context

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  • Roxii Spades

    "Thetan, I command thee to go back in"..WTF?!? Smh...the theories people can come up with never cease to amaze me.

  • Karen Brady

    !!! To say the least.

  • Karen Brady

    Chile you ain't lyin'!

  • guest

    WIERD pic

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  • Fire & Ice

    I don't see what the big deal is. It's the same as praying and speaking life over someone who's dying or in a comma.

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  • Marlika

    Scientology is the devil!!

  • Lynette Collins

    That man lost a child he clearly loved very much.... ain't no judgment to pass here because none of us know how we would react to losing a child unless we've gone through it.

  • Allihave2say

    I wish we could love a post like we can on iPhone!

  • Allihave2say

    I wonder if he got a refund when that command didn't work.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I was literally almost taken hostage in that Scientology temple. The things I had to go through to finally get out of there. But I do believe in dianetics.

  • imright

    no he did not. liar !!! #sacrifice

  • Mo Laughz

    I don't think this has anything to do with his faith, a traumatic grief such as losing a child would make you do some unusual things. I probably would have tried any and everything under the sun to bring my child back as well. So sad.

  • Chicagowise

    As long as it's not illegal and no one gets hurt... do whatever it takes to get you from point A to B.

  • Chicagowise

    "Nobody knows what really happens when somebody dies."

    The dead do, but dead "men" tell no tales.

  • ??Dotty??

    No one can command life or death. You come. Then you go. Period.

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  • Jussjess25

    Wow really kcool ?? Spill some tea

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  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    After they said he was in a massage parlors spreAding his cheeks and demands folks to go in him.he lost me as a fan

  • The Chosen One

    I can high 5 you on that one.

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  • Renee26

    ? shoo shoo Chicago ?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    And I hope and pray I never have to find out what it's like to lose either of my kids. I hope I go first.

  • Let them eat cake

    only christ can raise the dead.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I could only read the first paragraph. When they started talking bout "thetan" i checked out.

  • Chicagowise

    Ok. Ok. Ok. ?

  • Jas

    Damn.. Pet Sementry

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  • Bee jaay Cee

    Only the Cree can raise the dead. Ask Phil Coulson.

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  • Let them eat cake