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Leaked documents from inside Raelian UFO Cult dispute claims of tens of thousands of members.

Monday, July 24, 2017 18:16
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Emails obtained by RaelianLeaks website reveal fabricated number of followers in the Raelian UFO Cult.

The Raelians who have recently gained media attention for their work in GoTopless Day, a march for equal topless rights for women, as well as Swatika Rehabiliation, appear to have attracted tens of thousands of people to join their religious group over the past 40 years or more. People wishing to officially become “Raelian” and members of the cult’s “movement” must first undergo a form of alien baptism which they call the “Transmission of the Cellular Plan” or “TCP”. According to the raelian doctrine, this ceremonial act requires that an initiated guide transmit ones genetic code to a computer in the sky by placing his/her hands on the forehead of the newcomer. Based on the cult’s websites, press releases and the many articles by the mainstream media in recent years, one would presume the number of cult followers to be over 70,000 as of 2008 as cited on their website, and as high as 100,000 according to the cult leader’s facebook page. But is it actually the case? For decades, the public, journalists included, have relied on statistics provided by the cult itself to know the number of adherents to the alien-loving philosophy. Well, that all changed recently when a new website known as RaelianLeaks ( publicly released internal emails belonging to the cult which tell a very different story.

The emails dated November 2010, which RaelianLeaks obtained via the anonymous dropbox on their website, had much to reveal about the number of Raelian followers worldwide at the time. We learn that the total number of Raelians is far less than what the cult has been advertising since its inception in 1973, much less in fact. Total Raelian baptisms “transmissions” were less than 15,000, while the number of members inside the cult’s heirarchy (the “Structure”), less than 3000. How can they have 70,000 members in 2008, but less than 15,000 in 2010 one might ask. Did a mass exodus occur, or have they simply been lying to the public the whole time? We also learn from the emails that the cult keeps track of ex-members, ex-”structure” and anti-raelians, people who actively try to expose the cult’s leader – who at the time numbered almost as many people as those who remain loyal to the group’s leader “Rael”.

It appears the cult has now been exposed for promoting misleading numbers. What other Raelian secrets can we expect from RaelianLeaks in the near future?

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Facebook Page of “Rael”


Statistics from Wikipedia “Raelism” (with RaelianLeaks data added)

Raelian Member Statistics. Credit: K.Marinas


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