Claude Vorilhon

Claude Maurice Marcel Vorilhon (born 30 September 1946) is the founder and current leader of the UFO religion known as Raëlism.Vorilhon began singing at a young age and soon became a sports-car journalist and test driver for his own car-racing magazine, Auto Pop. Following what he said was an extraterrestrial encounter in December 1973, he formed the Raëlian Movement and changed his name to Raël (allegedly meaning "messenger of the elohim").