Should Jews believe in UFOs, in unidentified flying objects?
This is not a Jewish question, but if you ask anybody, should he believe in it, and the answer is no. You believe in it only when it's proven. It could be that there are unidentified objects, but if they are floating around, if they are artifacts, if they are manufactured objects, then they come from someplace on this earth. There is no question that somebody on this earth has released them. No objects that are fashioned by intelligence are coming are coming from any other place in space. There are no thinking intelligent beings in space - you can bet your pants on that.
Now I am willing to wager also that there is no life in space anywhere, but it's not a principle of the Emunah to say that. If you want to believe there are certain species of elephants someplace in space, go ahead. But no men or no thinking beings are anywhere in space, and it's as silly as could be.
Even according to the evolutionists, man is chas v'shalom the way they say, is the result of unimaginable lucky accidents. Billions, trillions of lucky accidents coincided, they say, to make man. So if you're going to say that the same number of lucky accidents happened another time in the history of the world? That's the lunacy of the science fiction writers.
So you can be sure there'll never be anything like a visitor from outer-space, if he does come he was already on this earth first.
Good Shabbos To All
This is transcribed from questions that were posed to Harav Miller by the audience at the Thursday night lectures. To listen to the audio of this Q & A please dial: 201-676-3210