Claude Vorilhon, now known as Raël, was born on September 30, 1946 in Vichy, France. He was a musician and then a motor racing journalist, but nothing prepared him for the extraordinary close encounter he had on December 13, 1973 with a visitor from another planet.
The visitor dictated a series of messages explaining that life on Earth is not the result of random evolution. Nor is it the work of a supernatural god. Instead, it is the creative product of extremely sophisticated genetic engineering techniques performed by highly advanced extraterrestrial scientists. Human beings were literally made “in their image” through a process of “scientific creationism”.
References to these extraterrestrial scientists and their work, as well as to their symbol of infinity, can be found in the ancient texts of many cultures.
After being invited on a French TV show where he gave details of his encounter, thousands of people wanted to help him with his mission: to spread the Messages and build an Embassy to welcome our Fathers from space.
On October 7 1975, he had another encounter with the same extraterrestrial visitor who this time took him to their planet where he met previous Prophets such as Buddha, Moses, Jesus, Mohammed and some three dozen others who were all specially chosen and educated by the extraterrestrials.