Pye, caretaker of Starchild skull, dies

December 13, 2013 • Local News

Lloyd Pye handles the Starchild skull in a photo posted to Facebook in 2010. (Courtesy Photo)

Fringe scientific researcher and author Lloyd Pye passed away at the age of 67 earlier this week.

Pye died in the presence of family Monday in Destin, Fla., according to Roswell resident Donald Burleson, an acquaintance of Pye. The cause of death was cancer, he said.

Pye is best known for leading research on a mysterious artifact dubbed the Starchild skull. The researcher and his team, including Burleson, have said that based on DNA evidence, the specimen cannot be human.

“Nobody has come out and said outright it’s extraterrestrial, but it’s kind of hard to explain if it’s terrestrial,” said Burleson, a semi-retired mathematics professor at Eastern New Mexico University–Roswell.

Burleson also writes a column about UFOs and the search for extraterrestrial Login to read more

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