Tom Cruise thinks he's on planet to fight aliens, says new book

Washington, Jan. 14 (ANI): Tom Cruise has signed a billion-year contract of service with the Church of Scientology, to save the world from aliens - not on the big screen but in real life, a new book has claimed.

New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright bombshell new book, 'Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and The Prison of Belief' has detailed the 50-year-old actor's demigod status within the church, as well as the group's ultimate purpose - to protect humanity from aliens living in our bodies, who are bent on destroying us and ultimately the planet, Fox News reported.

Cruise was introduced to the controversial religion when he was 23 years old by his then-girlfriend, actress Mimi Rogers, who was an avowed member of Scientology.

He kept his initial participation low-profile and later began undergoing "auditing" - a process in which church members are queried about every aspect of their lives - under real name Thomas Mapother IV.

He later come to believe that in the hierarchy of Scientology, he was No. 3, behind only the founder, the late L. Ron Hubbard and No. 2 David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of the Religious Technology Center. (ANI)