The Alleged ‘Sai Baba In The Sky’ Picture Hoax

The Alleged ‘Sai Baba In The Sky’ Picture Hoax

Dear Friends & Fellow Seekers,

Sathya Sai Baba constantly urges all people to strictly adhere to the path of truth. Therefore (regardless of our likes, dislikes or hopes), we must strictly abide by the truth even when it comes to alleged Sai Baba “miracle pictures” that are widely circulated on the internet as being genuine when they are not.

Although there are many genuine miracle pictures associated with the name and form of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, there are several fradulent images that have been introduced into the Sai Community through dishonest individuals. These fraudulent images are subsequently “exposed” for the obvious frauds they are and this reflects badly on Sathya Sai Baba and Sai Devotees (many who advertise the images as genuine).

Therefore, following the path of truth and protecting the name of Sathya Sai Baba from dishonest forces that attempt to exploit Sai Devotee’s innocent faith & belief, relevant information about the following “Sai In The Sky” miracle picture hoax is being provided here.

Sai In The Sky Miracle Picture – Deception Exposed:

Alleged Sai In The Sky Miracle Picture

Alleged Sai In The Sky Miracle Picture


As the story goes, in 1985 an airplane was flying over the coast of South America when the engine suddenly failed. The pilot announced that all was lost and asked the Venezuelan stewardess (who was a Sai Devotee) to pray to her guru to save them. Sai Baba appeared in the sky and the engine resumed working. Sai Baba’s image remained in the sky for 20 minutes and the Sai Devotee took a picture. One version of the story claimed that the miracle was reported in “The Venezuela Times” the next day as “Indian Saint Appears In Mid Air To Save Plane”.

There are some serious problems with this alleged miracle story:

  • There are no known newspapers called “The Venezuela Times”.
  • The image of Sathya Sai Baba in the sky is actually a known photograph of him.
  • Why would Sathya Sai Baba appear as a photograph in the sky?
  • There are no corroborating witnesses to confirm the alleged miracle story.
  • No name was given to the alleged recipient of the miracle.
  • Dates, times and other relevant information were never provided with the alleged miracle story.

Known Photograph Of Sathya Sai Baba

Known Photograph Of Sathya Sai Baba


It did not take more than 10 minutes to create the following composite “Sai In The Sky” miracle picture. The following image is provided to show how easy it is to create these types of photographs with imaging software:
Paint Shop Composite In 10 Minutes

Paint Shop Composite In 10 Minutes


I strongly urge Sai related websites to remove the “Sai In The Sky” picture from their webpages. We must always abide by truth and if we do not abide by truth, those who do will hold us accountable.

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