10 Most Bizarre People Who Claimed To Be Jesus Reincarnate
10. David Shayler
David Shayler - former MI5 agent and whistleblower, convicted criminal. Oh, and Jesus Christ himself - or so he claims. The 49-year-old has never been far from controversy, having been convicted in 2002 of sharing state secrets with the British press, as well as having joined the 9/11 Truth Movement - a group which believes the September 11 attacks were partially fraudulent. But it is his claims of divinity which are perhaps most outlandish. Writing in an article for the Daily Mail in 2007, Shayler claimed he was Jesus reincarnate. He said: "I am the messiah and hold the secret of eternal life." Shayler believes he was crucified with a crown of thorns and nails in a past life - although he also has a transvestite "alter ego" who he claims is called "Delores Kane". Although Shayler and his ex-partner Annie Machon have attempted to play down his claims to divinity - stating the British press have misrepresented him - the former MI5 agent has posted several YouTube videos once again asserting he is Jesus.
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