In 1981 Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh moved his
community to a 64,000-acre ranch in Oregon, where his devotees experimented with
toxic bacteria and tried to make the AIDS virus. Cult members actually poisoned
several hundred Oregonian voters with salmonella before one election as part of a
plan to win control of county government. Five members went to prison for plotting
to kill Oregon's U.S. Attorney; others fled abroad to avoid prosecution.