How do the Ancient Astronaut theorists explain this?
In the oral and written “histories” of humankind, the gods, whether in the Far East or Middle East or Africa or the Americas, all have human characteristics.
None are like the little grays of Sci-Fi and UFO lore.
The gods are all too human projections of the writers making up the stories that religions are based upon.
In a small segment in The Hebrew Bible/The Old Testament – Exodus 4:24 – that maniac commonly known as Yahweh comes upon Moses (before Moses takes on the Pharaoh of Egypt) and purports to kill him (Moses).
Moses’ wife Sepphora cuts off her son’s foreskin, touching it to his feet (whose feet, Yahweh’s or her son or even Moses, no one knows) whereupon Yahweh deigns not to kill Moses.
This Yahweh is obsessed with male genitalia: circumcision, ejaculation (Onan, who in Genesis is struck dead for spilling his seed), and the purification rituals for Hebrews (about nocturnal emissions).
Homer’s gods are obsessed with sexuality, and also have the predilections of humankind.
They too have a human-like appearance.
Jesus of Nazareth, the alleged Christ, had all the indications of a schizophrenic.
(Sci-Fi writer Michael Moorcock has a story – Behold the Man – that outlines the idea: Jesus is mentally challenged, a product of debased neurological development.)
Wikipedia has this about Muhammad’s revelations (from Allah):
Sahih Bukhari narrates Muhammad describing his revelations as "sometimes it is (revealed) like the ringing of a bell". Aisha reported, "I saw the Prophet being inspired Divinely on a very cold day and noticed the sweat dropping from his forehead (as the Inspiration was over)"
A hallucinatory episode or near-psychotic moment.
The Hindu god Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita is a charioteer serving the Indian warrior Arjuna who goads Arjuna in a battle saying “Stop acting like a kliba; stand up!” (Kliba is a catch-all derogatory term for a castrated, cross-dressing homosexual – not a real man.) [From The New York Review of Books, December 4th, 2014, Page 47]
Again, a god concerned with human sexuality.
The gods, often said by AA theorists to be extraterrestrials, are never written about as if they are technically advanced but, rather, as projective mental constructs of (mostly) men who have problems with their sexual nature.
Why AA theorists imagined or conjecture that the gods of lore are advanced beings from somewhere else in the Universe baffles.
There is nothing remotely technical about the gods of old. Those gods are mired in behavior and predilections that are all too human (even perverse).
We have been visited by beings, of course, but from our ID, as Doctor Morbius tells us in the 1956 film Forbidden Planet.