Email from Dennis Hanisch to Shibu
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Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 5:43 PM
Subject: [Sathya Sai Baba] Re: I am shocked after i read findings!!!
Please consider my following personal story regarding Sathya Sai
Baba (SSB ). My purpose is to give out this info in a most
loving way as possible.
Allow me to introduce myself. I am a retired math/science teacher
who was an ardent devotee of SSB for 27 years and active in
the SBB Org in the U.S. for 20 years. This
included holding offices in a SSB center and
attending SSB services and study groups on a weekly
basis. Furthermore, I have been called into interviews by SSB
at his ashram in India, read his official
monthly publication, Sanathana Sarathi, for
about 15 years. and have attended at least 20 SSB
During the month of June, 2000, I was devastated to learn of the
sexual molestations of a young friend of mine from Arkansas
At that time I was a member of the successful SSB Center of Dallas.
It is an irony that I had been acquainted with the family involved
for over 15 years when I heard this very disturbing news. SSB
had engaged in sex with the boy over 20 times
during about a 4 year period. The prominent U
K newspaper THE DAILY TELEGRAPH was one of
the first publications to print this story.
When I was faced with this scandal, some prominent devotees and
officers were resigning from the South Central (SSB) Region
of the U.S. I decided to conduct a slow and
careful investigation. I got on the phone and
made calls all over the world talking to victims, and
parents and friends of victims. What influenced me most was
pattern of the many cases involved. (For example, first the oilings,
then maybe just a touching or probing, and then finally the
One of the most interesting cases of sexual abuse in the U.S.
involves a 15 year old boy (now 19) who attended the Hemet
Sai center of southern California. A personal
friend, Glen Meloy of Palm Desert, Calif
relayed the story to me by phone.
The 15 year old was known to keep a diary especially when he
traveled. In fact, the family had published notes from
previous trips in pamphlet form. The boy, who
was taught from birth that SSB was God, was
abused by SSB on 2 consecutive days during Sept, 1999.
The mother had noticed that her son was acting strange. She did
something rarely, if ever, done before--read the boy's
journal without his permission...
The first person who received a photo
copy of the diary from India was Glen Meloy, a retired management
consultant and high profile SSB for 26 years. Mr. Meloy was
up to" and very much respected by the family involved.
In hindsight, there are many contradictions or "red flags" which
I "put on a shelf" when a devotee. For example, there had
been evidence that SSB cheated when
materializing objects. I admit, however, that
paranormal activity surrounds him... He
proved to me
his power to 'imprint on people's perception' during my visit of the
summer of 1987... So much more could be said such as SSB's
complicity in the murder of four young men in his apartment
during the summer of 1993 and the fact he
claims to be the greatest divine incarnation
ever. And according to the opinion of your truly, there
exits solid evidence of a cover-up by the Sai Org. in the US
Lest you think I am a lone voice in the wilderness, please check a
few web sites of former devotees such as
By the way, here are the Urls for a recent expose' update of a
former lecturer at on of SSB's colleges, Barry Pittard. It
reflects tremendous work done by many.
Could I be of help regarding this matter?......I don't think anyone
wants to directly or indirectly be the cause of a young boy
being molested by SSB! Shouldn't people at
least be told that there are allegations!?
And why can't there be at least an official
investigation? As One of the world coordinators working to expose
SSB, I hope this is helpful. I hope you have the courage to
stand up for truth and goodness. Please
understand most of the above is from a form
letter I have written to many to give my viewpoint and
personal experience. Please feel free to contact me if you
questions. My motive is to serve the Truth as best as I know.
Dennis J Hanisch
Former SSB Devotee of 27 Years
901 S Dobson Rd #1009
Mesa, Az 85202