Bhagwan Rajneesh

Indian Religious Cult Comes to America

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.