I'm not saying that I believe in an imminent alien invasion or anything. In fact, scientifically I believe two things. First is that the universe is so immeasurably large that it would be extremely arrogant and self-centered to believe that there is no other intelligent life out there, somewhere. Secondly is that the universe is so immeasurably large, nearly (if not) infinite is size, that the chance of intelligent life out there being able to get to us is highly improbable. And lets face it, if you're really going to travel millions of light years to get here, are you going to be satisfied flashing your lights over a couple of drunk longshoremen and then leaving mysteriously without making legitimate contact?
But then again, maybe they're just keeping an eye on us. Checking in from time to time to see how we're progressing as a civilization. I would assume that we are either very amusing to them, or a source of great frustration.
But I digress. The reason I found this story interesting this morning is this: The other day I was riding in a friends car, and she was listening to gospel music. Well, a song comes on (with full choir and everything) about Ezekiel seeing a flaming wheel in the sky. "Hmmm?" I thought, "what in the world is this all about." Not willing to risk offending this friend, I decided to seek answers on the internet (people can be sensitive about their religious views).
You see, I am no Bible Scholar, but there are plenty of them on the Web. Some of them are of the opinion that all of the UFO references in the Bible are referring to the great Heavenly battle between Angels and Fallen Angels. Some even go so far as to say the the word Angel really refers to aliens, who are also created by God and sent to populate the Universe. Some think that aliens are responsible for many of the great accomplishments of early man, and that all of the references in the Bible are simply proof that Extra-Terrestrials have visited us frequently in the past.
Whatever you choose to believe, there are over 730 references in the Old and New Testaments about flying vehicles. But this is what good old Ezekiel saw: