Lord Simian wrote:
Can you give me some links here, T-storm? I'm being serious, that sounds interesting and I'd like to read more.
I really don't have a link, this came from reading about various mythologies and their gods. From the Hopi, to the Incans, and many more (even Easter Island), these 'Gods' were very much mortal, but high-tech. Think 100 years into our possible future and you get an idea.
Blending it all together, you get a story of a global civilization before what we consider ancient history. There was a massive catastrophe that destroyed the home of these Gods, whether a flood, volcano, earthquake, whatever. These people came back, went around the world, and kick started human civilization ensuring our species survival.
I've found common global myths for the Tower of Babel, Atlantis, and Noah's Ark. It's possible that unrelated cultures that never met came up with these general ideas, but the specific details are a bit too much to be coincidence.
Fingerprints of the Gods by Hancock is a good start. He's not an Ancient Aliens believer, but he's researching the same things minus the aliens. Even so, extraterrestrial origins of Man is another common theme in many of these myths.
And given that in the last year we've found evidence of submerged areas around England and India, it wouldn't surprise me if these 'myths' were validated in the near future. Probably not as fantastic as the myths, but I do believe there's more to these stories than just primitive ramblings.