This short autobiography was written by Lloyd Pye in 2011.
I was born in Houma, Louisiana, on September 7, 1946, on the leading edge of the famous “Baby Boom,” among the first crop of offspring born to the young men and women who as children endured the Great Depression and as young adults survived World War II.
My mother endured 50 hours of labor in a small clinic before she died. As soon as she died, I was cut out of her in the hope my life could be saved. It was, but my head was so misshapen from the long labor that the doctor felt I was hopelessly brain damaged. He told my father that his wife was dead and I would be a “vegetable.” As was acceptable at that time, Dad was asked for permission to let me “expire” along with Mom so he could start over fresh from this terrible turn of events.
Dad was wrestling with that awful decision when Mom suddenly came back to life! She had become one of those rare individuals who have gone deep into the brilliant white tunnel of death, seen and spoken to her own deceased father on “the other side,” and returned by her own choice to live on. Miraculously, in a time before ultrasounds when she had no way to know the gender of her unborn child, she told the apparition of her father that she could not stay, she had a son that she needed to return to and look after. She has since survived five other near-deaths, none quite as dramatic as that first one at 19, and she is still alive in her early 80s.
I became the oldest of four siblings, an “A” student and good enough at sports to earn a football scholarship to Tulane University in New Orleans. I graduated in 1968, with a B.S. in psychology. This was the height of the Vietnam War, so to avoid being drafted and consigned to be cannon fodder in the infantry, I enlisted in the Army. After a battery of tests I was assigned to the Military Intelligence School at Fort Holabird, Maryland, and after training I was assigned to a small field office in Gainesville, Georgia. My job was carrying out background investigations for people who needed security clearances. Mine was a routine tour of duty with no time spent in Vietnam.
Through my 20s I worked at a number of ordinary jobs, mostly sales, but none were fulfilling. I wanted to do something more interesting and challenging. I began to lean toward writing, and at 28 began to study that craft in earnest. At 31, I published a sports-based novel that I used as a calling card in Hollywood, where I labored at the edge of success for most of the 1980s. In the late 1980s I published “Mismatch,” a high-tech Cold War thriller that dealt with phone phreaking, early computer hacking, and submarine warfare.
While pursuing a career writing fiction, I also indulged a deeply personal interest in hominoids (bigfoot, yeti, etc.). By 30 I was convinced they were the indigenous bipedal primates of planet earth, and that what science told us were “pre” humans were nothing of the kind. They were the ancestors of today’s living hominoids, not of today’s humans, but I had no plausible way to explain how humans had come to be here. I knew we weren’t a part of the flowchart of natural life on Earth, and that we clearly didn’t evolve here in the way mainstream science insisted, but I couldn’t find a valid way to support my position.
Finally, at 45, I read Zecharia Sitchin’s classic book about Sumerian prehistory, The Twelfth Planet, which he published in 1976 but which I didn’t find out about until 1990. His translation of Sumerian history written in cuneiform on stone tablets provided an explanation for human origins that made rational sense based on what I had learned about the reality of hominoids. I had the front end of his work and he had the back end of mine, so I knew I could combine the two and create something unique and valuable. In late 1997 I published “Everything You Know Is Wrong” (EYKIW), which became a proverbial “overnight sensation.”
Through 1998, I traveled all over the U.S. and into western Canada lecturing about it at dozens of conferences and speaking about it in many radio interviews. I then had some appearances on local TV shows. My increasing exposure brought me to the attention of Ray and Melanie Young of El Paso, Texas, who were in possession of an unusual human-like skull. They showed it to me early in 1999 and asked my opinion. I felt it was almost certainly a human deformity of some kind, but I told them it couldn’t hurt anything to be absolutely sure. They asked if I would confirm that for them, and I said I’d be happy to.
That set in motion on on-going series of events as I attempted to definitively determine the genetic heritage of their unusual relic, since dubbed the Starchild Skull . I have shepherded the Starchild through more than a decade of scientific tests, expert analysis, raised public awareness, and have published both a printed book and an eBook about it. I hope to commission a detailed DNA test to recover its entire genome to prove its genetic heritage beyond any possible doubt.
Whenever the Starchild case is over, I intend to refocus on my other career as a researcher of the Intervention Theory of human origins, and as a proponent of hominoid reality. I intend to continue teaching those who decide to enroll in the “Invisible College” of students who care more about establishing actual truths than they do about protecting ossified dogma.
Since Lloyd’s sad passing in 2013, much has changed. Lloyd was never able to commission the genome study on the Starchild Skull. In 2016 the group of volunteers attempting to reach that goal was disbanded at the request of Melanie Young, and all samples of the Skull were returned to her. She has since conducted a DNA test that recovered only a part of the Skull’s DNA (a similar test was already carried out under Lloyd’s leadership in 2003), and has declared that the Skull is human, case closed. The details of DNA testing are complex, however in layman’s terms it–like all previous tests–showed that there is human DNA in the Skull and therefore it is very probably human, however as only part of the DNA was recovered there is still a chance that some of the uncovered DNA is not 100% human. While “very probably” is close enough to proof for many people, for the fastidious among us it has annoyingly left the question not conclusively answered.
Melanie has also launched a campaign to slur Lloyd’s good name, and those of the people he worked with. She has, among other things, asserted that she was never identified as the Skull owner because Lloyd wanted to keep the spotlight for himself. There is a wealth of evidence otherwise, including a photograph and detailed description of her involvement in Lloyd’s book ‘The Starchild Skull” published in 2007, and her inclusion on Starchild Skull websites dating back to at least 2005 and possibly earlier. She was also mentioned in many hundreds of radio interviews, and was featured alongside Lloyd in TV shows about the Starchild Skull. For those interested, it is not difficult to find many other examples of her malicious claims and the publicly available evidence refuting them.
It is worth reiterating that Melanie owned the Skull, and Lloyd worked under her direction. If she had been unhappy with his management of the Project at any point in time she had the full ability and authority to “fire” him and do as she pleased. The fact that she did not, and only began this campaign against him after he had passed and was no longer able to defend himself, should say a lot about his accuser.
Those of us who knew Lloyd have been shocked and appalled by this treatment of him by a person he considered a friend. We can only surmise that Melanie is hoping to make a name for herself by treading on the names of others.
On a far happier note, Lloyd’s other work has continued, just as he wished. In September, 2017, a new version of EYKIW was released. It is a dramatic re-working of the original, including an incredible array of new facts that support the theories Lloyd first proposed in 1997. This new work, “Everything You Know Is STILL Wrong” is available from Amazon.