The public has grown accustomed to weird news headlines surrounding Hollywood veteran Tom Cruise, but this most recent story may very well take the cake. According to a report by the New York Post, Cruise -- who's ranked number 3 in Scientology -- believes he was born into this world with the noble mission to vanquish aliens. Yes, you read that correctly. Tom Cruise thinks he's an alien exterminator.
This is all revealed in a new book penned by Lawrence Wright called, "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & The Prison of Belief." In the book, Wright shares all the juicy details surrounding Cruise's "demigod status" within the Church of Scientology. Also detailed in the book is the church's ultimate purpose: to protect humanity from aliens residing in the human body. These aliens are believed to have the mission of destroying humans and planet Earth. But fear not -- Tom Cruise is here to save us all.
This bizarre news story, as stated, is just one of many that Tom Cruise has been a part of. Below are 3 additional weird things Tom Cruise has said.
"If f--ing Arnold can be governor, I could be president."
This was allegedly said by Tom during a conversation with former Scientologist Marty Rathbun.
"I'm not going to hide it. I am so happy and I am not going to pretend or hide it or be shy. This woman is magnificent! I got to tell ya', this woman is magnificent and I'm having the best time... and I'm really, really, really happy. And I can't contain it. And I'm not going to pretend. I'm not going to pretend."
It wasn't the actual words that made this Tom Cruise quote so strange. It was his delivery that made it bizarre. Him jumping up and down on Oprah Winfrey's interview couch to declare his love for Katie Holmes is what made people question his sanity.
"I'm gonna eat the placenta. I thought that would be good, very nutritious."
Tom Cruise said this before Katie Holmes gave birth to their daughter, Suri. Others have eaten the placenta before, but it's particularly strange coming from a man.
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