Monday, June 24, 2013

Starchild Skull, Hominoids & Crystal Skulls

Starchild Skull, Hominoids & Crystal Skulls

Researcher Lloyd Pye shared the latest news about DNA and the Starchild Skull, and also spoke about his studies of hominoids and the Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull. The 900-year-old Starchild Skull, found buried in Mexico, will receive expanded DNA testing, funded by the makers of a British television documentary, Pye announced (the program is set to air in the fall of 2009). He believes this testing could establish what alien DNA looks like.

On a recent trip to Australia, Pye had the chance to examine the Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull, which he found to have unique attributes. It was cut against the axis of the crystal itself, and such cuts couldn't have been done with hand tools, he commented. Also, the jawbone is completely separate from the skull, but both pieces came from the same lump of quartz, and the skull's teeth fit together in a precisely human fashion.

In regards to his research into hominoids (indigenous primates distinct from humans), Pye cited the work of Dr. Aaron Filler who identified a fossil vertebrae as being that of an upright walking primate dating as far back as 21.5 million years ago. Creatures such as Bigfoot may have descended from Miocene Apes, who lived 12-13 million years ago, he added.


Lloyd Pye joined the U.S. Army and became an agent for military intelligence. During this time, he began an independent study of human evolution. His studies led him to conclude humans could not possibly have evolved on Earth according to the Darwinian paradigm. By age 40, he could illustrate his belief by comparing skeletons in the so-called "pre-human" fossil record with those reported to belong to the world's four basic types of hominoids. Lloyd is probably best known as the caretaker of the famous Starchild skull.

The Starchild skull is an abnormal human skull allegedly found in Mexico that is claimed to be the product of extraterrestrial-human breeding or genetic manipulation. Tests conducted utilizing mtDNA recovered from the skull have established it as human. Experts believe it to be the skull of a child who died as a result of known genetic or congenital abnormalities, such as congenital hydrocephalus.

Paranormal researcher Lloyd Pye, the owner of the skull, says he obtained the skull from Ray and Melanie Young of El Paso, Texas, in February 1999. According to Pye, the skull was found around 1930 in a mine tunnel about 100 miles (160 km) southwest of Chihuahua, Mexico, buried alongside a normal human skeleton that was exposed and lying supine on the surface of the tunnel.

DNA testing

DNA testing in 1999 at BOLD (Bureau of Legal Dentistry), a forensic DNA lab in Vancouver, British Columbia found standard X and Y chromosomes in two samples taken from the skull, "conclusive evidence that the child was not only human (and male), but both of his parents must have been human as well, for each must have contributed one of the human sex chromosomes."

Further DNA testing in 2003 at Trace Genetics, which specializes in extracting DNA from ancient samples, isolated mitochondrial DNA from both recovered skulls. The child belongs to haplogroup C. Since mitochondrial DNA is inherited exclusively from the mother, it makes it possible to trace the offspring's maternal lineage. The DNA test therefore confirmed that the child's mother was a Haplogroup C human female. However, the adult female found with the child belonged to haplogroup A. Both haplotypes are characteristic Native American haplogroups, but the different haplogroup for each skull indicates that the adult female was not the child's mother.