|A UFO Digest Book Review
By Dirk Vander Ploeg
(Copyright 2007, Dirk Vander Ploeg - All Rights Reserved)
The STARCHILD Skull
Genetic Enigma or...Human-Alien Hybrid?
By Lloyd Pye
Posted: 11:57 September 17, 2007
All Original Material Copyright 1999-2006
© Lloyd Pye
I believe I first heard the story about the Starchild and Lloyd Pye about a decade ago. Since that time I have read almost every article and listened to Lloyd when he appeared on radio shows like Coast-to-Coast AM (coastotcoastam.com) with Art Bell and now George Noory.
I think we all know the "backstory" of the Starchild, and it is not surprising that Lloyd names his first chapter exactly that. Here he takes the time, using deliberate descriptions and staggered pacing to tell the tale of how a 14-year old American teenager was visiting the small isolated Mexican town where her parents were born. Pelo was her name and like most American teenagers soon became bored with the rural settings. One afternoon she pretended to go to pick cherries, but really wanted to explore the numerous ravines and old mines that her parents had forbidden.
Pelo saw an interesting ravine and decided to explore it. "Ten minutes in and it began narrowing to its end. She gazed ahead to see what she could see and noticed a roundish hole in the middle of its left flank. A thick, wide pile of detritus fanned out from the hole down to the bottom of the ravine. Dried branches were jumbled below its bottom edge, meaning bushes once flourished there but were now dead and desiccated. A mine tunnel!"
It was in the back of one of these caves that Pelo made a discovery: "A skeleton! Lying on its back, up ahead on the mine tunnel floor, was what looked like a complete human skeleton. Ohmidios (Oh my God)!" She described the skeleton as being small, the size of a child. She made an even more startling discovery when she realized a hand was wrapped around the child's arm. "A hand! No double about it, a hand was poked up out of the dirt and rubble beside the skeleton, and was wrapped around its bicep area."
She had discovered the skeletons of a woman and a child. For some unknown reason she decided she must take the bones with her and so she dug them up and placed them in the basket that she had left at the entrance to the cave. She was amazed at how light the child's bones were. The mother's head was heavy and weighed what she imagined it would, but the child's skull was remarkably light. After placing all the bones in the basket she feared bringing them back to the town because it was taboo to enter the caves and mines of the area. Still she considered them her "treasure" and planned to take them back to the town.
She decided she needed more time to arrange how to get the bones back to the town. She placed the bones in the roots of a large dead tree and thought they would be safe even if the rains came.
But she never expected the rains to be so monumental. "For most of two days the heavens poured, turning all low, flat land into sticky mud, while carving countless new gullies."
On the third day the rains stopped and Pelo slipped away from the village. She found the dead tree but was surprised to find the basket including all the bones were gone! She searched and searched, hoping to find at least a piece, a trace of the skeletons she had discovered. Feeling totally frustrated she gave up and decided to walk home by following the ravine. She saw a group of four greasewood bushes that had broken limbs, and at the base of the bushes was a skull! She couldn't imagine her luck. She had found the adult skull and after another few minutes of searching also recovered the child's skull. She placed the skulls, jaws etc into her gunnysack.
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