We've been following Lloyd Pye and the Starchild Project here on TDG since the beginning. It's been quite some time since our last update.
I regret to tell you we've had virtually NO LUCK rallying support for the next and hopefully final round of testing on the Starchild skull that's outlined at the new website. So far we have $1000 of the $50,000 or more we'll ultimately need. Things are, barring a miracle, looking grim.
Those improbable fibers dangling from inside the bone after it was cut, and the impossible reddish residue somehow still in the cancellous holes after 900 years just don't, for some reason, seem yet to be enough to get people excited. I can tell you I'M sure excited about it, and the scientists working on it here in London and at a university in the north of England are sure excited about it, but excitement can only carry us so far.
To that end, I recently received a copy of this (below) unsolicited letter sent to a personal list by someone who knows me in the way he describes in the text. I was so moved by his words, I asked for his permission to relay it to all of you. He agreed, and I think you'll be as touched by his sincerity as I was.
I have left his last name off to protect his privacy, but he will verify it privately if anyone wants to communicate with him. Let me know and I'll give you his email address. Otherwise, read on and, if you think it's warranted, please pass it along to your friends. We can't have too many people in our loop now that we're trying hard to making history happen.
Lloyd in London 10/23/04
While I normally wouldn't send something like this out to my list, I think most will find it interesting regardless of your thoughts or beliefs regarding other life in the universe.
A little background... In 1997 I had the pleasure of having dinner with Lloyd Pye after a conference in Laughlin, Nevada (The International UFO Congress). Having heard him speak for hours several times on nationwide talk radio previously, I'd purchased and recently read his book "Everything You Know Is Wrong, Book One: Human Origins." At the conference I watched him give a riveting presentation for over 2 hours on the Sumerians, Hominoids (bigfoot and such), the differences between micro and macro evolution, the "missing link", and ultimately, human origins.
Of about 30 presentations I saw that week, his was by far the most powerful in terms of content and delivery. Seven years later I would still rank it as one of the best I've ever seen (and I've seen hundreds). In spending some time with Lloyd over the course of that week, I found him to be extremely knowledgeable, quick-witted, thorough, and very approachable.
Six months to a year later, I saw him again at the following Congress, where he introduced us all to a very odd skull(later dubbed "The Starchild Skull"). This is a remarkable artifact that he became the "guardian" of based on his reputation for integrity, and it has to be seen to be believed, much less understood.
So what's the big deal about this skull? The appearance and characteristics of it are like nothing conventional science has ever seen, and it may be found to contain non-human (alien) DNA or hybrid DNA. No kidding.
In 1999 I traveled to Egypt on an "Ancient Wisdom" tour with a group of Egyptologists, Mechanical engineers, Mythologists, Ethno-biologists, Scholars of ancient symbolism, and other researchers. Lloyd Pye was one of the speakers, and it was there I learned more about this skull and got to handle an exact replica of it. Needless to say, it was quite a feeling to hold this skull and observe its uniqueness close-up.
Over the years I have had correspondence with Lloyd and read in his updates about the many hardships in trying to get valid scientific answers about this skull. The scientific testing needed is very expensive. He could have quite easily commercialized the project to get the funding he needed for the various types of proper DNA and bone testing but chose not to go that route because the ultimate release of the findings could be compromised and his motives made suspect by such actions.
To get this accepted by the mainstream would be all but impossible without impeccable, irrefutable scientific data and no question as to his motivations. Though appearing on many radio and TV shows over the last 5 years, privately raising funding has been surprisingly difficult. As a result of the choice to stay private, this journey has been a long and difficult one for him and I have the utmost respect for him for sticking with it when so many others wouldn't have had the courage to do the same.
Why am I writing this? Well, because probably no one on my list knows him but you all know me, and in sharing this with you I hope to express the respect I have for this man as a researcher and a friend. His work and the research done on this project is truly groundbreaking, and when the dust settles and the tests are all completed, this could very well be one of the most important discoveries of our time. That's a bold statement to make, until you stop and think about the ramifications of such a discovery on so many aspects of science. Only time will tell.
Previous progress updates on the Starchild Project were upwards of 20+ pages of text that was often difficult to fully grasp. Now on a new website they have an easy to digest slideshow in Macromedia Flash which makes it much simpler to absorb the gist of the project. At the website go to the "2004 Results" link. It takes about 2 minutes to load and about 30 minutes to read through the brief text below each of the 45 slides.
Check it out when you have enough time, and pass it on to those you think would be interested. I don't think anyone will be sorry they took the time to see--or help with--what could well be history in the making.
[Note] The Daily Grail is neither an agent or a solicitor for the Starchild Project. This information is presented as information to the community.]