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The Starchild Skull: genetic enigma or human-alien hybrid?

By: Pye, Lloyd
ISBN: 9780979388101
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Pages: 300
Photos: 64
Illustrations: 0
Publication Date: 2007

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Description: The story begins 900 years ago, when 2 beings died in a mine tunnel in NW Mexico. 
Truth is very much stranger than fiction in this fast-paced, fact-based narrative written by acclaimed author Lloyd Pye. His latest work chronicles his journey to scientifically establish the genetic pedigree of a highly unusual skull known as The Starchild. Testing a skull sounds unremarkable, right? But there is a serious catch-the skull looks alien, feels alien, and as far as every scientific test yet conducted on it has shown, it may very well BE part-alien. The story begins nine hundred years ago, when two beings died in a mine tunnel in northwest Mexico. In 1930, a teenage girl found their skeletons, one lying supine on the mine tunnel floor, the other visible as a misshapen hand emerging from the grave to wrap around the exposed skeleton's upper arm bone. So begins the bold adventure of epic, and quite likely cosmic, proportions chronicled in The Starchild Skull - Genetic Enigma Or... Human-Alien Hybrid?

Author Biography:

Lloyd Pye (1946-2013) was a researcher, author, and lecturer best known for his unique insights on Intervention Theory, the theory that aliens played a part in the development of human life on Earth, and his work with an unusual 900 year old skull known as the Starchild Skull. Lloyd Pye sadly passed away on December 9th, 2013, but he left behind him a legacy of intriguing work. His main areas of expertise were hominoids (pre-humans and their modern-day counterparts such as bigfoot, sasquatch, and yeti), megaliths (pyramids etc.), the origins of life on Earth, human origins, alien intervention, and the Starchild Skull.

 

Book Reviews:

By E.A.James Swagger on July 14 2013


Lloyd Pye has been the caretaker of the Starchild Skull since 1999 and he has demonstrated a level of diligence to search for the truth regarding its origins. He has attempted to understand and analyze through unbiased and sensible scientific analysis against the wishes of the mainstream scientific community of this amazing 900-year old skull. His expertise comes from private research rather than an institution, has unveiled this skull to be unique and significant of further in depth research. He has documented his work in this book with honour and courage. Science does not have all the answers and is shackled with dogma that it cannot address what Lloyd Pye has done. This book is a wonderful awe inspiring chance to delve into a scientific study of the skull, be prepared and as it will change your view of the world, cosmos and your own anthropomorphic perspective. It is a truly commendable piece of work.

 

By M. LaPlante - Published on Amazon.com

The Starchild Skull tells the story of Lloyd Pye, a researcher and writer who came into possession of rather unique skull. Supposedly discovered in an ancient cave in Mexico, there are two skulls in total: one is clearly normal, while the other proves much more mysterious. After changing hands several times over the years, the skulls were eventually brought to Lloyd in the hope that he could provide a means of identifying them. We follow along as he travels near and far, attempting to locate scientists willing to take his situation seriously enough to properly analyze the "strange" skull. He battles wide-spread denial and ridicule, and a constant lack of finances, in his quest to find the truth. The mystery presented by the Starchild skull is fascinating. Despite the regular dismissal of doctors and scientists, it really does seem to offer a number of inexplicable factors which suggest more than simple deformity. It has a knack for thwarting all attempts at mundane diagnosis. The curiosity of the artifact alone is justification for reading, and we can scarcely hope to get a more thorough account of its journey than that of the keeper of the skull himself. That said, there were a few frustrations with this book which held back my overall appreciation. First, there is a heavy autobiographical element here. True, the author took on the skull as his personal life mission for many years, and true, his personal trials were in some ways relevant to the legacy of the artifact itself. His perpetual lack of finances, and his difficult handling at the hands of the scientific community and the media, are all arguably relevant to the diagnostic testing (or lack thereof) that the skull has since received. Regardless, his personal life infiltrates the story in what in my opinion becomes more detail than is necessary, and poses an unwelcome distraction. Additionally, there is the alien element. Despite his initial assertion that he does not buy into stories of UFOs and extraterrestrials, he constantly forces them into the equation. His first public exposure of the skulls is to a UFO convention! This seems the worst possible route for someone desperately wanting to be taken seriously in scientific circles. From there, as time progresses and he interacts with more paranormal types, he becomes increasingly convinced that the mystery skull is (partially) extraterrestrial. He laments repeatedly about how scientists, unable to explain the skull's deformities, refuse to just admit its alien origin. This is an inappropriate attitude! Even if the skull proves a mismatch to homosapien biology, how can anyone seriously declare that it therefore must be an extraterrestrial? There is no supporting evidence for anything except that it differs from the norm of our species. Whether this means deformity, mutation, alternate species, or even extraterrestrial, there is simply no data to confirm one versus the other, and no level headed person of science would argue otherwise. The author loses credibility in his choice to force this viewpoint. He does not realize that he is becoming as closed minded as those he argues against! Gripes aside, the book is worth a read. The Starchild is a genuine unsolved mystery, and one which should not be overlooked, despite criticism of the writing style or the occasionally questionable judgment of the author. Hopefully some day he will find the means to solve his quest once and for all.

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