Videos


Polls

  • Do you agree with the controversial cyanide mining at Rosia Montana?
  • show result

    all polls



Cosmo and Nanu - Aliens

no picture available

UFO believer stands for council

Kathryn Quinn

A Swiss sect that believes in UFOs and urges people to go naked in public is hoping to be elected to a town council.

Allan Tschopp, head of the Swiss division of the Raëlian Movement – a group that is active around the world – is planning to stand in local elections in Valais in October.

The ET believer said: "We want to show that capitalism can be overcome as our leader Rael wanted it. We want to bring a movement of paradise to Valais."

The sect, a UFO religion that was founded in 1974 by Claude Vorilhon - now known as Raël - attracts leaders from other churches despite having liberal views of sexuality. It teaches that life on Earth was scientifically created by a species of extraterrestrials, which they call the Elohim.

As well as believing in flying saucers, the Raëlians also promote human cloning and have set up an organisation, Clonaid, to further research in this area. In 2002, head of the company Brigitte Boisselier, claimed to have cloned a human baby named ‘Eve’.

Speaking against Tschopp’s attempts to enter Swiss politics, sect expert Georg Schmid said: "It’s a contradiction in itself that a Raelian organisation wants to go into politics. They reject democracy as part of their ideology, instead promoting ideas of the dominance of the most intelligent."




Tag cloud leader  flying  Valais  Movement  human  Swiss  politics  council  further  euml  believer  Brigitte  extraterrestrials  Elohim  sect  Tschopp  lian  ndash  rsquo  cloning




Latest News

 

Policeman Beating Girl, 13, Divides Romania
A Romanian police officer has resigned after a video that has split the country showed him beating a 13-year-old girl in custody who was part of a gang of convicted killers that preyed on the elderly.

Granny Spinner Likely To Escape With 30 GBP Public Order Fine
The Romanian teenager who grabbed a terrified woman and spun her around in the middle of a street for a "joke" is likely to escape with a 30 GBP fine - because his victim is too terrified to file a complaint.

National History Museum shows ancient gold coins returned from UK
The Romanian National History Museum in Bucharest has exhibited a rare collection of ancient gold coins that had vanished and have now been returned from the UK where the customs had held them.

Romanian woman gives a birth for free in Serbian hospital and then leaves a baby
Hospital staff in the northern Serbian town of Pozarevac where shocked when a Romanian woman entered there, gave birth and then secretly left abandoning the baby.

Arctic opens a new fridge production line in Gaesti
Romanian company Arctic has opened a new fridge production line in the town of Gaesti in the south of the country.

Romanian businessmen discuss cooperation with Oman
Businessmen representing Romanian companies will stay in Oman for two days discussing possible ways of cooperation between the two countries.

Serbia is a homeland of vampires, not Romania, claims American journalist
An American journalist has revealed the homeland of vampires is Serbia, not Romania.

Simona Halep wins a tournament in Sofia
Romanian tennis star Simona Halep has won the WTA tournament in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

Emil Constantinescu meets president of Azerbaijan
Former President of Romania Emil Constantinescu has met the president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Baku

Architect of Romanian Parliament Palace dies
The Architect of the Parliament Palace in Bucharest has died.

 


The most popular stories –
last 7 days


Friends and Partners





Cosmo and Nanu