Rael was once a French Journalist named Claude Vorilhon, who was contacted by “Elohim” and became the leader of the Raelian sect. The Raelians claim to be in extraterrestrial contact, and are preparing for the return of the aliens to Earth by building an embassy.
From the Raelian website:
On the 13th of December 1973, French journalist Rael was contacted by a visitor from another planet, and asked to establish an Embassy to welcome these people back to Earth. The extra-terrestrial was about four feet in height, had long dark hair, almond shaped eyes, olive skin and exuded harmony and humour. He told Rael that:
“we were the ones who made all life on earth”
“you mistook us for gods”
“we were at the origin of your main religions”
“Now that you are mature enough to understand this,
we would like to enter official contact through an embassy”