To not recognize this monk as a con-artist is a commitment to naiveity.
There is no way that NASA would bring a Thai monk in to fix their problems using supernatural powers. That is beyond absurd. If what Gavesako says is true and Jumnien actually said such a thing, he's a liar.
The robes are just robes. They are not a guarantee of one's character.
"What holds attention determines action." - William James