Lloyd Anthony Pye, an American author and paranormal researcher, has died after a bout with lymphoma cancer. He was best known for his promotion of the Starchild skull, a deformed specimen, which he claims is remains of an alien-human hybrid. DNA tests have shown it is human (and both parents were human) suffering probably from congenital hydrocephalus.
News was reported via author Loren Coleman:
Reports Lloyd Pye Has Died.
In recent days, Lloyd Pye has messaged his friends that his tumor has returned and it was not an “if but when” situation, after treatments at Klinik Marinus in Germany.
Now word comes that Pye has died on December 9, 2013.
This was confirmed via this posting on Lloyd Pye’s Facebook page.
Coleman remarks that there were disagreements with Pye but he was a friendly man.
His Official Website noted that Pye was diagnosed with aggressive B-cell lymphoma cancer and was seeking treatment at “an alternative center with an outstanding record of turning lymphoma cancer into a chronic illness rather than a fatal disease.”
Therefore, he died as he lived, seeking the alternatives to science. That doesn’t work out so well, unfortunately. He was a proponent of “Alternative Knowledge” which his website defines as “information rooted in mainstream science, but in areas normally kept from public discussion because they cast doubt on the currently accepted paradigms and dogmas of the mainstream.” He was a believer in aliens visiting earth and intervening in human evolution. Namely, a superior alien race, the Anunnaki from the planet Nibiru (yes, that nonexistent Planet X), terraformed and populated Earth creating the human race. [Source]
His beliefs were extremely fringe, challenging evolution, Creationism and Intelligent Design. His ideas of alien intervention in human culture were inspired by von Däniken and Sitchen (popularizers of fringe archaeology). He was a popular personality and his loss is huge to this niche community.
His work on the discredited Starchild Project appears to be continuing via supporters. But without Pye, whose life was enmeshed with this project, I suspect it will finally fade into oblivion. At least I hope. It was completely without merit.