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Claude Vorilhon

Author of Raëlism and Founder and Current Leader of the Raëlian Movement.
Male
Born Sep 30, 1946
Age 68
Hometown Allier
Other Names Raël

Claude Maurice Marcel Vorilhon 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.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1946 Birth Born on September 30, 1946.

TWENTIES

1970 23 Years Old He was saving up his money to buy a racing car, a dream he had had since he was a young boy, but his prospects as a singer came to an abrupt end when Morisse, his sponsor, committed suicide in September 1970. … Read More
1971 24 Years Old He created a sports car magazine entitled Autopop, whose first issue was released in May 1971. … Read More
1973 26 Years Old 1 More Event
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"). … Read More
1974 27 Years Old In 1974, Vorilhon decided to give up his automobile magazine, Autopop. … Read More

FORTIES

1987 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Sociologist Susan J. Palmer said that Cristini, a nurse, diagnosed Vorilhon as clinically depressed after he appeared at her door step in 1987, burnt out from the tasks he carried out within the movement.
1990 43 Years Old Vorilhon separated from Sunagawa some time between 1990 and 1992. … Read More
1994 47 Years Old In 1994, wealthy Japanese Raëlians rented a racecar and showed it to Vorilhon. … Read More

FIFTIES

1997 50 Years Old His best finishes included "a 3rd place finish in GT 1 in Lime Rock with the Mosler Raptor in 1997, and a 7th place finish at Watkins Glen with a Viper GTS R in the FIA GT 1999 race".
1999 52 Years Old Vorilhon, under the name of Raël, participated in the 1999 BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series and the 2000 Speedvision GT Championship.
According to Palmer, Vorilhon made an announcement in November 2001 that he intended to retire from professional auto racing. … Read More
In 2003, he was married to Sophie. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2007 60 Years Old In February 2007, Vorilhon, who wanted to start commercial activities with Swiss vintners, was denied residence in the Swiss Canton Valais, in part for promoting the concept of sexual liberty and sexual education. … Read More
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