Universe people

The Universe people or Cosmic people of light powers (Czech: Vesmírní lidé sil svetla) is a Czech movement centered around Ivo A. Benda. Its belief system is based upon existence of extraterrestrial civilizations communicating with Benda and other “contacters” since October 1997 telepathically and later by direct personal contact. According to Benda, those civilizations operate … Read more


Stories of extraterrestrial civilizations and interventions in past lives form a part of the belief system of Scientology.  Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, published a number of books, lectures and other works describing what he termed “space opera”. Xenu, the ruler of the Galactic Confederacy who is said to have brought billions of frozen people … Read more


The International Raëlian Movement claims to be “the largest UFO religion in the world” with 60,000 members in 84 countries. Raëlians believe that scientifically advanced extraterrestrials known as the Elohim created life on Earth through genetic engineering, and that a combination of human cloning and “mind transfer” can ultimately provide eternal life. Past religious teachers, … Read more

Heaven’s Gate

The Heaven’s Gate group achieved notoriety in 1997 when one of its founders convinced 38 followers to commit mass suicide. Members reportedly believed themselves to be aliens, awaiting a spaceship that would arrive with Comet Hale-Bopp. The suicide was undertaken in the apparent belief that their souls would be transported onto the spaceship, which they … Read more

Church of the SubGenius

Founded in 1979 with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 by Ivan Stang and Philo Drummond, the Church of the SubGenius has been known as a “parody religion” due to its extensive use of comedy and parody. In spite of this, the organization claims over 10,000 followers worldwide who have paid $30 to become “ordained … Read more


Unarius is one of the oldest and most-successful UFO contactee groups. It was created in 1954 by Ernest Norman and Ruth Marian. Strictly speaking, the Unarius Academy of Science is a tax-exempt, non-profit educational foundation centred in El Cajon, California. The word Unarius is an acronym for Universal Articulate Interdimensional Understanding of Science. Members call … Read more

Aetherius Society

The Aetherius Society was founded by George King in the United Kingdom in the 1950s. Its founder claimed to have been contacted telepathically by an alien intelligence called Aetherius, who represented an “Interplanetary Parliament.” According to Aetherians, their Society acts as a vehicle through which “Cosmic Transmissions of advanced metaphysical significance” can be disseminated to … Read more