When we first heard “UFOland,” we envisioned skinny aliens with black eyes. Pyramids. The Sphinx. Stonehenge. (There are theories circulating that express beliefs that aliens built these wonders.) But sadly, we were way off. The creators of UFOland are the Raelians, members of a religious group (founded by a French journo/test driver named Claude Vorilhon) who believe that humans were created by extra-terrestrial scientists. They have some very different ideas about what a theme park museum should look like.
According to Ricky Roehr, leader of the North American Movement, it “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.” There will also be a Happiness Academy and a life-sized replica of a UFO.
No one knows when the building project will start (a home base already exists near Montreal)… but soon, we hope. In the meantime, any nominations for a good architect to put on the project?