This photograph was taken in December, 1978, by Dr. Gersten, during the same period when photograph number 17 was taken. This photograph was taken from a hill overlooking the ashram. The dark oval spot floating in the sky, just to the right of center, is hovering over the temple or mandir.

Although it is difficult, even anti-scientific, to speak of unseen energies, nonetheless there are many visions and experiences of intense energies around Sai Baba. Some American astronauts have reported a very bright light in South India in the area of Prasanthi Nilayam, a light that they could not account for in any way.

Attention NASA: please e-mail us at with details of this report or mail us the photographs. We would be most appreciative and it would clarify this mysterious sighting.