1708096919 5 amazing facts from the Netflix documentary about Rael

5 amazing facts from the Netflix documentary about Rael

Recently uploaded to Netflix, Rael: the prophet of the aliens delves into the gripping history of the cult founded by the infamous French guru in the early 1970s. Here are five amazing facts from this four-part series.

• Also read: “Stress and fear kept me on guard”: The disturbing memories of a Journal investigative journalist who infiltrated Raël's cult for nine months in 2003

5 amazing facts from the Netflix documentary about Rael

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A journalist from Montreal Journal infiltrated the Raelian movement for nine months

Brigitte McCann, then an investigative journalist at the Journal de Montréal, and photographer Chantal Poirier managed to infiltrate Claude Vorhillon's (alias Raël) sect in Quebec for nine months in 2003. They were forced to take off their clothes in public. This investigation resulted in a series of reports and the book Raël – Journal d'une infiltrée, which became a bestseller in Quebec. (Read our interview with Brigitte McCann)

Raël was married to an underage girl for years

The one who was called His Majesty by his followers had devised a whole series of rules that seemed to work unanimously in his favor (often to obtain sexual favors). We learn that he was married for a long time to a young girl who was 16 when they met, and whom he got rid of after years, leaving her completely penniless. The prettiest of his female followers were also divided into different categories of angels dedicated to his sexual pleasure.

5 amazing facts from the Netflix documentary about Rael


Many followers still believe in the stories Rael tells

This is undoubtedly what gives one the most goosebumps: the statements of older people who are still under the influence of this guru. Followers who do not realize that they have wasted their lives believing the nonsense of a malevolent man, who continue to defend their leader against all odds.

Raël admits he “never confirmed” baby cloning

He went to the American Congress to advocate for human cloning, but Raël swears on camera that he never believed in it. His friend, biochemist Brigitte Boisselier, lied under oath and took part in the world's largest scientific hoax by claiming to have fathered the first baby through her company Clonaid. Worse, it perpetuates the existence of Eve, who would be living in Israel today.

Raël now lives in Japan and continues his activities

He was believed to be out of danger, but even at the age of 77, Raël continues to play. After having to leave France, the United States and Quebec, he now practices in Japan with two women in his employ. His followers are numerous. The movement should also survive in Africa, where a new “messenger” has taken on the task of continuing its work. A UFO land site (like the one in Quebec) is also under construction there.

5 amazing facts from the Netflix documentary about Rael

Claude Vorilhon, alias Raël, in front of his flying saucer Le Journal de Québec

-The four episodes of the documentary series Rael: the prophet of the aliens are on Netflix.