The Raelian Movement
is a non-profit international organization with the stated mission of informing humanity about its extraterrestrial origin, and about the desire of the extraterrestrial scientist creators to meet us officially in an embassy prepared ahead of their arrival.
"The Vegas-based Ufoland will include a full-size replica of that embassy that exactly follows the plans for it given by our creators to our spiritual leader, Rael, in 1973, when he had his first encounter with them
," explained Ricky Roehr, leader of the North American Raelian Movement. "This new facility will be both a museum and a place where the public can attend our Happiness Academy to learn about the keys our creators gave us to live a happy life. The museum will display all the evidence we've gathered for the past 35 years that shows we were indeed created by scientists - highly advanced human beings from another planet."
Roehr said Rael himself gives annual lectures in person at a weeklong academy in Las Vegas and that several scientists and scholars are expected to give lectures throughout the year in UFOland's 1000-seat theater.
"The Raelian Movement includes many artists and scientists, and UFOland will also be a place to celebrate art and science, the two components that made life on Earth such a beautiful creation," said Brigitte Boisselier, Ph.D., spokesperson for the International Raelian Movement
She said one UFOland feature expected to attract visitors is a full-size replica of the UFO in which Rael first met with one of the extraterrestrial scientists.
"The replica was built in accordance with the description given by Rael after his encounter," Boisselier said.
She added that private investments have already been offered for the UFOland project.
"In the past few years, Americans have shown an increasing interest in the information we're providing, so it's time for us to have a place to welcome the public," Roehr said. "We predict that UFOland will become one of the most popular destinations in Las Vegas within the next five years."