Other Planets have Aliens? Do they visit us? What Image Have They Been Created By? Are they little green men or just like us? What do Mormons believe about Aliens from other planets?
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President Joseph Fielding Smith wrote the following in the Doctrines of Salvation:
We are not the only people that the Lord has created. We have brothers and sisters on other earths. They look like us because they, too, are the children of God and were created in his image, for they are also his offspring (1:62).
I have never read anything pertaining to communication with those from other planets. There is however indication that God does not share information about the inhabitants of other worlds to a large degree.
When talking to Moses in the Pearl of Great Price.
"And worlds without number have I created; and I also created them for mine own purpose. "¦
"But only an account of this earth, and the inhabitants thereof, give I unto you. For behold, there are many worlds that have passed away by the word of my power. And there are many that now stand, and innumerable are they unto man; but all things are numbered unto me, for they are mine and I know them.
It seems that there is a reason, though I do not understand why, that God limits our knowledge and contact with other worlds.
We do however receive visitors from Kolob and its surrounding planets (God and Christ in particular) so we do in fact have contact with visitors from other planets.
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These are some of the quotes I found:
"The inhabitants of the moon are more of a uniform size than the inhabitants of the earth, being about six feet in height. They dress very much like the Quaker style and are quite general in style or the one fashion of dress. They live to be very old; coming generally, near a thousand years" (History of the Life of Oliver B. Huntington, pg. 10, typed copy, University of Utah)
" Who can tell us of the inhabitants of this little planet that shines of an evening, called the moon? When we view its face we may see what is termed "the man in the moon," and what some philosophers declare are the shadows of mountains. But these sayings are very vague, and amount to nothing; and when you inquire about the inhabitants of that sphere you find that the most learned are as ignorant in regard to them as the most ignorant of their fellows. So it is with regard to the inhabitants of the sun. Do you think it is inhabited? I rather think it is. Do you think there is any life there? No question of it; it was not made in vain. It was made to give light to those who dwell upon it, and to other planets; and so will this earth when it is celestialized" (Journal of Discourses 13:271).
Joseph Fielding Smith:
"...the great universe of stars has multiplied beyond the comprehension of men. Evidently each of these great systems is governed by divine law; with divine presiding Gods, for it would be unreasonable to assume that each was not so governed" (Answers to Gospel Questions 2:144).
Neal A. Maxwell :
"We do not know how many inhabited worlds there are, or where they are. But certainly we are not alone." On page 38 of Maxwell's Not My Will, But Thine, he wrote, "Of these worlds we learn further that 'the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God' (D&C 76:24). It is all more than we can really comprehend (A Wonderful Flood of Light (p.25)
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Why would visitors fly so far just to observe for centuries?
Not LDS Doctrine but you can start at the UFO Board and possibly this Thread for ideas: Source 1
As for the quotes above such as the one from Joseph Smith... I bet some may just deem it their opinion rather than actual Doctrine.