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50 Years of KEZI 9 News: Rolls-Royce Raja Arrives in Oregon

November 18, 2010

ANTELOPE, Ore. — In 1981, an Indian mystic and New Age philosopher arrived in Oregon to establish a commune.

His name was Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.

Nothing like the Bhagwan had ever been seen around Antelope in central Oregon.

He was rich, mysterious and his motives were never clear.

The dozens of Rolls-Royces were the first clue that the Bhagwan wasn’t an ordinary man.

And then there were the hundreds of followers who worked day in and day out to build a modern-day Xanadu in the dusty hills of Oregon’s ranch country.

But to what end?

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