A friend and mentor of mine, Bill Proctor, Harvard graduate suma cum lade, has written 100+ books (see
Gospel according to the New York Times
), and ghostwriten more, has written several works on
extraterrestrials, etc. Recently, he informed me of an interesting theory he had concerning the Biblical Nephilim.
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They
were the heroes of old, men of renown.
We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to
Supposedly Nephilim were "the sons of God", (translated in Hebrew as "Titans"), angels who had descended to earth because of their lust for human
women. The were said to have bred with them and to have produced a superhuman race who were giants.
William Proctor's theory is this:
The Nephilim were actually what the ancient Greeks and Romans mistook for their gods so, in theory, the mythical gods, godessess, heros, and creatures
of ancient mythology actually did exist.
This, I thought to be a very probable idea.
It also spawned a possible theory in my mind that the nephilim are/were responsible for many supposed extraterrestrial sightings and abductions. Many
abductees claim to have been genitally probed and/or examined in a sexual fashion which was the original intent of the nephilim Biblically.
You can also check out Nephilim in the Wikipedia
The Book of Enoch
The Book of Enoch (of the Apocrypha) contains further information on the nephilim.