In a post I wrote titled 'Elusive Aliens: Are They Watchers?', I compared a modern theory suggesting that ET aliens remain elusive because they are merely here to observe us with the story of the Watchers from the Book of Enoch. The Watchers were angelic beings who were apparently supposed to just 'watch' us. Eventually, some of the Watchers betrayed their duty and began intermingling with humans. As I mentioned before, the Book of Enoch says the fallen Watchers taught men things such as cosmetics, building weapons, astrology, and writing. When I wrote about that in my previous post though, it didn't occur to me at the time to mention that the fallen Watchers teaching men new things bears a resemblance to another modern theory about aliens -- a theory that suggests the rapid advancements in technology over the last century are the result of aliens from an advanced technological society secretly working with governments and people in power to teach them how to develop new technologies (or, alternatively, the government is secretly reverse engineering crashed alien spacecraft). This also bears resemblance to the ancient Greek story of Prometheus, who defied Zeus and taught men to make fire.
So it seems that the modern theory suggesting aliens are assisting men in developing new technologies is not really all that modern afterall. Modernized perhaps, but not really a modern concept.
View my original post on this subject here.