Of course it did; that’s basic science. Just because no one was there to record the noise doesn’t mean the noise wasn’t made.
Now, the other life in the universe thing is interesting. I think it’s possible too, but if there is other life, what is its role? Are there other species just complex as us? How do they fit into the whole salvation thing? It’s interesting to think about and I suppose no one has to come up with any answers until/if other advanced life is discovered and we make contact with it.