Self-Proclaimed Saviors?

Many who claim to be messiahs, prophets and sect leaders gain fierce followings.

The Second Coming?

Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Rael: Claude Vorilhon, known to his followers as Rael, is a former racecar magazine journalist turned mouthpiece for extraterrestrial beings. He claims that in 1973 he was contacted by a green-skinned being that came out of a flying saucer parked on a French volcano. Rael said it revealed to him that humans were genetically engineered by a scientifically advanced people called the Elohim. Since then, Rael has led a movement, claiming nearly 40,000 members, devoted to preparing for the return of the Elohim to Earth. He made news in 2004 with claims that his company, Clonaid, had successfuly cloned a human baby. (AFP/Getty Images)
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