The best evidence of extra-terrestrial life being peaceful is the long history we have of visitations. Admittedly, many sightings and encounters are most likely drug-induced or just plain faked. Some are more difficult to disbelieve.
A personal least-favorite chestnut of so-called alien sightings is when someone says they “saw a light”. Wow! Right? It must have been amazing, that light. Wowie zowie! Let’s see the video. Ah, yes, it is indeed a light. Only a light.
Unfortunately, seeing a light is hardly a verifiable alien sighting. It could have been a firefly, a meteorite, a reflective satellite, or a dozen other objects that produce or reflect light. Or the light could have been completely subjective: the viewer was the only one in the universe who saw the mysterious light. In which case, it could have been from a bump on the head, low blood sugar, or too much benzedrine.
My favorite alien story, I read in a book called Hunt for the Skinwalker. The book was about some people who bought a ranch the local natives said was cursed. The single story in the larger book seemed to say the ranchers had a trailer home on the property. They were off the property one day and came back to find a herd of cows literally stuffed inside the trailer. They suspected some kind of outside force, even though they couldn’t prove it was done by alien men. It was possible that earth men forced the cattle in the trailer, but the people thought the number of cows and how packed they were indicated a more advanced prankster was involved.
Whitley Strieber has some good fiction on the subject. His own story of being abducted by aliens is less compelling than his novels however. And his novels outshine the majority of the nonfiction accounts of ufo sightings or alien encounters.
Cattle, and other animal, mutilations could possibly indicate malicious beings visiting our planet—or they could indicate malicious men who already live on this planet. My wager is on the latter.
Men have been up to no good since the invention of politics. There are devious groups out there trying to generate fear. Certain individuals even try to encourage further belief in alien life forms to create disbelief in other worthwhile systems.
Another favorite story of mine is the entire first chapter of Ezekiel, which is debatable as possibly the description of angels, visions of transportation methods of the future, or an alien sighting.
Here is a small portion of Ezekiel 1:
12 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.
13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
14 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
For an edifying work, the Bible has its fair share of entertaining sections. No one would be disappointed if they decided to read the entire first chapter of Ezekiel. In fact, I’m amazed at how other people will notice aspects of the story I didn’t notice when I read it.
In other words: don’t be afraid to discuss this with your friends. The insights you’ll all get are astounding.
Only keep this one thing in mind: if Ezekiel, at the beginning of Earth’s recorded history, discovered aliens, if they showed themselves to him and we’re all still here, then how destructive could extra-terrestrial beings be?
I’m thinking the opposite of destructive, even peaceful.