I don't really see any benefit in making stuff up if you want to convince people of something.
There is such a thing as self deception. It is the commonest kind.
You also need to learn something about ancient composition. Authors were expected to add fictional speeches and illustrative action to give their own meaning to events.
It seems like if all the supernatural stuff was left out then it would be easier to accept the
entire package. So I don't see the value in suggesting anything supernatural happened.
At the time of Jesus prophets were expected to do miracles. One of the other Jewish prophets at the time of Jesus led a bunch of people up a hill to do a miracle to impress the crowd to support him. (it would be a hill wouldn't it? Gods liked hills.) Read Josephus.
Your problem is that you are looking at the text with modern eyes and not really understanding it or its nature.