Lloyd Anthony Pye (born 1946) 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, but was called "lively but unoriginal" by the Boston Globe. His 1988 book Mismatch was called a "novel that ought to go on your must read list" by Deseret News.
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. Pye has stated that he believes Bigfoot exists.
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". 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.
- That Prosser Kid (fiction, Arbor House, 1977, ISBN 0-87795-165-9) about a redshirted college football player, republished as A Darker Shade of Red (2007, Bell Lap Books)
- Mismatch, (fiction, Dell, 1988), about computer hacking and warfare.
- Everything You Know is Wrong – Book One: Human Evolution
- The Starchild Skull
- Starchild Skull Essentials
Pye was born in Houma, Louisiana, to Lloyd A. Pye Sr., an optometrist (died 2007), and Nina, and he had three brothers. He earned a football scholarship to Tulane University, New Orleans as a Running back/Punter from 1964–1968. He was Tulane's leading punter 1967-8. He graduated in 1968 with a B.S. in psychology, and joined the U.S. Army as a military intelligence specialist.
He lives in Pensacola as of 2007, and is married to Amy.
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- ^ Paine, Jocelyn (November 20, 1977). "Small-time football is his game plan". Los Angeles Times.
- ^ 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.
- ^ West coast review of books. 14. Rapport Pub. Co.. 1988. p. 23.
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- ^ 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.
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- ^ "Punting Year-By-Year Leaders". Tulane Green Wave. http://www.tulanegreenwave.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/081710aac.html. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
- ^ 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"
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