Lloyd Pye (1946 – 2013) was born in Houma, Louisiana, to Nina Pye, a dedicated mother and tireless charity worker, and Doc (Lloyd Sr.), an optometrist who served heroically in WWII as one of “Merrill’s Marauders” before returning to Louisiana to directly challenge the KKK by treating all races equally in his optometry practice. Lloyd grew up in Amite, Louisiana, where he played for Amite High School’s 1963 State Championship winning football team.
He went on to win a football scholarship to Tulane University, where he became a Nationally ranked punter (the person who kicks the football down the field) and graduated with a B.S. in Psychology in 1968. He voluntarily enlisted during the Vietnam War and was recruited by Military Intelligence; however he was stationed stateside throughout his service. He went on to become a Hollywood script writer and author, publishing several fiction books before he wrote his best known text, the 1997 non-fiction opus “Everything You Know Is Wrong” (EYKIW).
Following the success of EYKIW he was recruited to lead an investigation into the Starchild Skull, an unusual skull that some believe may contain alien DNA. Despite dedicating 14 years of his life to the investigation, he felt he was never able to get the “full story” about the Skull. Several DNA tests found human DNA but did not recover all DNA in the sample. Due to technological and monetary restrictions, no full genome study of the Skull has ever been commissioned, which has frustratingly left skeptics able to claim it is human and believers able to claim that the unrecovered DNA might be alien.
In 2013 Lloyd was diagnosed with Aggressive B-Cell Lymphoma (cancer). Many of his supporters generously donated to his medical treatment, allowing him to have the best care available. His illness was very advanced when it was discovered, and despite battling it with both modern medicine and traditional/alternative treatments, he passed away on December 9th 2013.
In 2014 the “Lloyd Pye Fund for Alternative Researchers” was established in Lloyd’s honor. The Fund grants one-time payments to deserving researchers so that they can continue to develop their own work in their chosen alternative field. Lloyd often spoke of the “Invisible College” of researchers and investigators quietly gaining their unofficial PhDs in alternative knowledge—all of the subjects that the mainstream generally refuses to take seriously (examples include aliens, bigfoot, alternative medicine, the electric universe, etc.)
Since Lloyd’s sad passing his family has been working to complete and publish Lloyd’s unfinished and unpublished works. The most significant of these to date has been the publication of “Everything You Know Is STILL Wrong”, a completely updated revision of Lloyd’s 1997 EYKIW.