A remote hill in Thailand has become a centre of pilgrimage for UFO enthusiasts.
Believers say that if you meditate on Khao Kala hill you can make telepathic contact with Buddhist aliens who live outside our idea of spacetime.
The tiny silver humanoids are even said to occasionally appear to visitors and are described as bald, pointy-faced creatures with small mouths and noses, with black, almond-shaped eyes.
They are referred to as “Buddhist aliens” because they apparently have a tendency to comment on philosophies relating to the religion. Wassana Chuensamnaun, who claims to have been contacted by the aliens, told CNN that there are two distinct extraterrestrial races visiting Khao Kala: “One group is from the planet Pluto… the others are from a planet named Loku.”
“Pluto aliens are made of energy, can appear in physical form and are able to teach humans. “Loku aliens have a physical body and knowledge of high technology. They work together. “
“Pluto aliens worry about something so devastating happening on Earth, such as war or in the environment, that it might impact their planet.”
“They also want to give some people the ability to communicate with them, so if humans destroy everything in a nuclear war, the aliens will be able to help survivors rebuild human civilisation.”
She says that Loku orbits another star in our galaxy, but she doesn’t know which one.
The aliens give members information about the future of humanity, warning about ecological dangers or global conflicts. One group member revealed that the aliens told him that World War 3 will begin by 2022.
The story of Khao Kala – popularly known as Thailand’s Area 51 – begins in 1997. A retired soldier, Cherd Chuensamnaun – Wassana’s dad – made contact with aliens while he was meditating on the hill.
The following year, a mass UFO sighting took place in nearby Sing Buri province, with thousands of people witnessing a saucer-shaped craft hovering in the sky.
Mr Chuensamnaun died in 2000, but his daughters have kept the UFO contact tradition alive, with Wassana saying that before their dad died he taught them how to “communicate” with the extraterrestrials.
She claims to be able to travel in space and time using the power of her mind, stating: “I travel through dimensions. It’s advanced physics.”
There are now over 100 adherents to the Khao Kala sect, who wear white robes and gather on the summit regularly to commune with the “inhabitants” of Pluto and Loku.
The local authorities have been trying to discourage people from having meetings in the area, saying that, among other issues, the gatherings endanger the area’s “protected forest area” status.
They have banned camping on the hill and have made it clear that they don’t want people staying up there overnight. There have also been police raids to break up the groups’ gatherings, with the Thai police warning they’ll arrest humans and any outer-space visitors: “If we find anyone guilty of wrongdoing, we will file a criminal case against them.
If a UFO descends and parks here, that’s even better. We’ll capture them all,” Police Maj. Gen. Damrong Petpong said.
This hasn’t deterred the group though – some of whom travel great distances to commune with the aliens.
Bangkok-based Ploy Buranasiri has been visiting Khao Kala for 9 years. She says she’s seen UFOs and met their occupants on several occasions.
Sukwasa Mukprom, 32, has visited Khao Kala more than 10 times during the past year alone.
There, enthusiasts can get tips on meditation from the Chief of Pluto, as well as useful news updates on the unfolding catastrophes that the aliens have been warning us about.