Email from Dennis Hanisch to Shibu


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From: marswalker108
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 5:43 PM
Subject: [Sathya Sai Baba] Re: I am shocked after i read findings!!!

Dear Shibu,

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 conferences/retreats.

During the month of June, 2000, I was devastated to learn of the sexual molestations of a young friend of mine from Arkansas by SSB.
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 the
pattern of the many cases involved. (For example, first the oilings, then maybe just a touching or probing, and then finally the unthinkable.......)

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 "looked
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 since 1980.

Lest you think I am a lone voice in the wilderness, please check a few web sites of former devotees such as, or

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 have any
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