Currently alive, at 73 years of age.
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1946 – Born on September 30th in Vichy, France. A UFO cult leader who maintains a cloning laboratory. Raël, a Frenchman and former motor sport journalist and race-car driver whose parents, the Vorilhons, called him Claude.
1971 – Married to Christine Vorilhon "Marie-Paul Cristini".
1973 – He claims that on December 13th, he was in a volcano near Clermont-Ferrand, France, when he saw a UFO "7 meters in diameter made of a very shiny silver metal and moving in a total silence." He says a radiant being emerged and entrusted him with a message revealing the true origin of mankind. They told him that henceforth he would be known as Raël, which means "messenger".
– He was the founder of the Raelian Movement, an "aetheistic religion".
1975 – He was taken to the planet of the Elohim in a flying saucer, where he was introduced to noted earthlings such as Jesus, Buddha, Joseph Smith and Confucius. The Elohim, small human-shaped beings with pale green skin and almond eyes, were apparently the original inspiration for the Judeo-Christian God. They informed Vorilhon that he was the final prophet — sent to relay a message of peace and sensual meditation to humankind under his new name of Raël.
1997 – He founded a company, Clonaid, which was dedicated to cloning humans.