Lloyd Pye

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Lloyd Anthony Pye (born 1946)[1] is an American author best known for his promotion of the Starchild skull, which Pye claims is the relic skull of a human-alien hybrid.



His first book That Prosser Kid (1977), a fictional account of college football, was said to have "achieved considerable recognition" by the Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature,[2] but was called "lively but unoriginal" by the Boston Globe.[3] His 1988 book Mismatch was called a "novel that ought to go on your must read list" by Deseret News.[4]

In addition to authoring books, Pye also gives lectures and has made television appearances in support of his ideas on The Learning Channel, National Geographic Channel, Extra, Animal Planet, and Richard & Judy in the United Kingdom.[5] Pye has stated that he believes Bigfoot exists.[6]

The Starchild skull

In the late 1990s, Pye obtained a curiously shaped skull from a couple in El Paso, Texas that he believes is an alien-human hybrid and proof that humans are descended from extraterrestrial beings he calls "terraformers".[7] DNA tests show that the skull is from a human male. American clinical neurologist Steven Novella believes the skull belongs to a child who suffered from hydrocephalus.[8][9]


Personal life

Pye was born in Houma, Louisiana, to Lloyd A. Pye Sr., an optometrist (died 2007), and Nina, and he had three brothers.[13][14] He earned a football scholarship to Tulane University, New Orleans as a Running back/Punter from 1964–1968.[15][16] He was Tulane's leading punter 1967-8.[17] He graduated in 1968 with a B.S. in psychology, and joined the U.S. Army as a military intelligence specialist.[13]

He lives in Pensacola as of 2007,[14][18] and is married to Amy.[14][19]


  1. ^ Kramer, John E.; Hamm, Ron; Pittmann, Von Veron (2004). The American college novel: an annotated bibliography. Scarecrow Press. pp. 92–93. 
  2. ^ Serafin, Steven R.; Bendixen, Alfred (2005). The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 1073. ISBN 0-8264-1777-9. http://books.google.com/books?id=LyJqIfNPSgcC&pg=PA1073. 
  3. ^ Allen, Bruce (January 27, 1978). "Book review: A somewhat tasty piece of Pye". Boston Globe. 
  4. ^ "Novel Offers a Chilling Look at Havoc Caused by `Phreaker'". Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah). April 2, 1989. 
  5. ^ "Lloyd Pye". The Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1057763/. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  6. ^ Calvert, Brian (May 26, 2005). "'I Have No Doubt They're Out There'". KOMO News. http://www.komonews.com/news/archive/4153441.html. 
  7. ^ Masterson, Andrew (February 10, 2003). "All things bright and NewAge". The Age. http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/02/10/1044725724330.html. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  8. ^ Novella, Steven. "The Starchild Project". The New England Skeptical Society. http://www.theness.com/index.php/the-starchild-project/. Retrieved March 17, 2011. 
  9. ^ Feder, Kenneth L. (2010). Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology: From Atlantis to the Walam Olum. ABC-CLIO. http://books.google.com/books?id=xmDnhPNLwYwC&pg=PA246. Retrieved March 17, 2011. 
  10. ^ Paine, Jocelyn (November 20, 1977). "Small-time football is his game plan". Los Angeles Times. 
  11. ^ Pye, Lloyd (October 2007). "IP feature: A Darker Shade of Red—A tale twice told". Independent Publisher. http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1189. Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  12. ^ West coast review of books. 14. Rapport Pub. Co.. 1988. p. 23. 
  13. ^ a b Pye, Lloyd. "Autobiography". lloydpye.com. http://www.lloydpye.com/biography.htm. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  14. ^ a b c "Dr. Lloyd Pye Sr., O.D.". Houma Today. September 19, 2007. http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20070919/OBITUARIES/709190326. Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Miami Tops Tulane". Deseret News. October 6, 1967. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TMBOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=SUgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4638,1527667. Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Ms. Fitz Football Endowment Fund – Committee". Tulane Green Wave. http://www.tulanegreenwave.com/msfitz/committee.html. Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Punting Year-By-Year Leaders". Tulane Green Wave. http://www.tulanegreenwave.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/081710aac.html. Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  18. ^ Vilona, Bill (November 11, 2007). "South Alabama considers possibility of football program". Pensacola News Journal. "For football fans: A Darker Shade of Red is a fiction novel based on fact written by Pensacola resident Lloyd Pye" 
  19. ^ Lind, Angus (November 26, 2008). "Ms. Fitz Football Endowment Fund". Tulane Green Wave. http://www.tulanegreenwave.com/msfitz/fitz-article-5.html. Retrieved August 27, 2011. 

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