In Memory of Lloyd Pye
Lloyd A. Pye, Jr. was born in
south Louisiana on September 7, 1946. He walked this Earth for 67 years
before passing away in the home of his family in Destin, Florida on
December 9, 2013. Lloyd was a most beloved son, brother, and uncle, and
he is missed by all who knew him and were inspired by his work.
Lloyd overcame many obstacles in
his life, beginning from his first breath. There were complications at
his birth, and his parents were given the dire news that, if he lived,
he would likely be a brain damaged child and that they should prepare
for his early demise. He proved the doctor’s prediction wrong when he
survived and proceeded to be a healthy child full of curiosity with a
thirst for learning.
He remembered everything he read
and learned, and relished investigating the how, what, when, and where
of his latest research project. He not only developed a vast and varied
treasure trove of knowledge that served him well his entire life, he
developed a deep love of sports. He became an outstanding sportsman,
excelling in athletics as well as team sports. He was a member of the
local Amite Warrior State Championship Football team in 1964, and
competed in pole vault at the State level. He earned a College Football
scholarship and attended Tulane University in New Orleans, graduating in
1968 with a degree in Psychology.
He then joined the U.S. Army and
became a Military Intelligence agent. After his military duties, Lloyd
began a career in writing. His first book was largely based on his
experience of College football, and was published to rave reviews. He
wrote and published several books, as well as becoming a member of the
Screen Writers Guild writing for several television programs and films.
Lloyd had always been deeply
intrigued with Hominoids including bigfoot, sasquatch, abominable
snowman, and the yeti. His constant study and research of these
mysterious creatures led him to the conclusion that they do exist, and
that they are most likely Neanderthals and other pre-humans that have
managed to survive after the rest of their species died out.
Lloyd's research covered a wide
range of unusual topics that he collectively called "alternative
knowledge". He detailed his theory about hominoids and much of his other
research in his first nonfiction book "Everything You Know Is
Wrong" published in 1997, and went on to lecture extensively in
alternative knowledge circles.
After the success of "Everything
You Know Is Wrong", Lloyd was contacted by a Texas couple who owned an
unusual skull that they hoped Lloyd could help them have studied. Lloyd
agreed, and spent over a decade as the caretaker of what became known as
the "Starchild Skull". The scientific evaluation of the skull continues
even today under the leadership of the current Starchild Project.
Click Here to read a short autobiography written by Lloyd in
Here to visits Lloyd's Facebook Page on which he blogged about his
struggle with cancer.
Here to view photographs of Lloyd chosen by his family that show the
bright sense of humor he shared with those close to him.