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 heros of old, men of renown.- Genesis 6:4
This verse had always intrigued me. What exactly did that mean? sons of God? Further research on my part indicated that Jewish tradition holds that sons of God were fallen angels. The Nephilim a result of their mating with human women, the outcome: monsters beyond imagination. Another verse giving addtional clues: Numbers 13:32b--33- All the people we saw there are of great size. 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 them. These verse indicate that these people were unusally strong and large. Vampires and Mummies are interesting to be sure, but to write about a monsterous sub culture that actually exhisted, and will again? That was to much temptation for me to pass up.