I have this theory why we have prophesies…….
Take the bible…… a fairly good series of experiences delivered by this guy that no one ever really knew a lot about. Heck they did not even know a single thing about his childhood…other than he was born in a manger…..
He did not pen one single comment he was attributed with…not ONE!
A lot of speculation is all that we have…… true a guy called Jesus existed, and true he was put to death…… but that’s all….. A guy that shunned wealth and fame and one that had the good of those around him at heart.
If this was a criteria of other human beings you could find many. Monks that take vows of poverty….. Doctors that go to really dangerous places in Africa to try and save lives….. the streets of New York…Dehli…… are full of nameless people that give up wealth for others.
And with this information… you have the key ingredient…( lets call it magic powder) sprinkled everywhere that legitimizes without proof.
In this case GOD!…. the confusion of whether the Son of God was actually God…… or a an attribute of a man by those that were not able to correctly state his circumstance.
How about spacemen…? You have structures that go back well before our presumption of when the industrial age started…… timepieces that are older than where our understanding began…… Sextants that have been raised from the deep proclaiming that since humans had not the capacity when these were made…. it MUST have been an alternative race… its the only answer………
Magic powder is again sprinkled everywhere because we do not have a reasonable solution for those things that fall in the category of explainable……
If the stone age was from x to x…. if the iron age was then…. the industrial age was then….. anything that we can conclusively prove fell outside those dates MUST be from a supreme being…….
In a book called Chariots of the Gods they make a lot of play about carvings or paintings on walls from Europe to Africa….North to South America with guys that appear to have helmets on…… Pyramids too…….
Definite helmets some with tubes coming out of the back much the same as OUR spacemen. More conclusive proof.
But there is another possible answer………
Imagine that today… right now… the crazies that hold the safety keys to the atomic bombs actually set one off….. their hated arch rival believing it is they under attack…. sets some off too……
Guy 1 reciprocates with more….and…. by 24 hrs……. the only weather we have is an atomic winter…. the only people we have are those on some Caribbean island….. New Zealand….and the depths of Africa simply because that a million dollar bomb was not wasted on them with no strategic value.
A winter sets in that would last twenty years, millions would die of starvation, and the population of the earth would not even reach .001% of the previous levels.
But some would survive, small pockets that revert to very basic living…. food to eat… tribal means of settling issues… but more would die……
The perspective for these survivors would change considerably……. academia would take a back seat to finding enough food to live on……….
Preservation of once had treasures would stop in the quest for finding the very basics to live on, as still more die……..
Once the clouds die down and the and the carnage has taken its toll, what we would have left 200 yrs after the event is a flouring planet……. Animals in abundance, and now likely to have the dominance again.
Perhaps 1000 humans in the whole world who have been thrown back into the stone age where survival is the most critical issue.
All they have is a history passed from generation to generation about beings that once inhabited the earth that did great things, had a magic long since forgotten when the last twenty generations have been focusing on how to survive.
The trouble is that these survivors are the ones from regions that at that time had very limited education anyway… the ones from areas of the earth that had no educational and economic and technical advancement… the ones that were safe from a nuclear attack simply because they were not worth an atomic bomb.
The ones that were never taught engineering and farming or trained so they could invent…….. the ones that have been reliant on a global feeeding system for needy countries they simply dont know how to survive on their own.
Limited in their ability toward advancement they go into further decay and starvation till a point is reached where the system reverts to tribal influence throughout everything they do. Witchcraft becomes a popular means of curing because they have nothing else.
Praying to the planets as desperation for help in growing their food becomes their faith and living to 30 or 35 becomes the new old age.
Perhaps those that we thought of as being visitors with wisdom and intelligence from other planets…. were us all the time! Just Prophesy repeating itself.