From: Andrew Johnson
Date: 2006-11-03 23:08:39
Please forward to any people who may be interested – esp. those in the USA who may be able to view the Nat Geo programme mentioned below. MEDIA RELEASE for NOV. 14th Contact: Lloyd Pye Tel: 850-231-4509 Cell: 504-975-4728 Email: email@example.com MYSTERY SKULL ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TV Strong Evidence of Alien Origin to be Revealed Florida — A human-like skull with a baffling array of bizarre deformities caught the attention of producers at the National Geographic cable TV channel. As a result, on November 27th they will feature it on Ancient Astronauts, an episode of the cable channels Is It Real? series. They contacted us, says Lloyd Pye, the skulls caretaker for the past seven years, because they heard it was the most scientifically tested relic to ever be put forth as possibly having off-world origins. In other words, it has an excellent chance to definitively prove to be alien. That outlandish claim is supported by test results from respected scientific specialists. The skulls DNA was extensively analyzed by Trace Genetics, a California company noted for its work with ancient DNA. They recovered its mitochondrial DNA, inherited from mothers, with relative ease; but its nuclear DNA, which comes from both parents, defied recovery. We made seven attempts, says Dr. Jason Eshelman of Trace Genetics, who was interviewed for the show and doesnt mince words about results. One explanation is that its nuclear DNA was degraded in some unique but plausible way, which is what I believe. However, it must be said that the lack of recovery could also be due to basic primer ineffectiveness. Lloyd Pye is convinced the latter is the case. The primers they use are for recovering very specific segments of human nuclear DNAnothing else. If they whiffed in all seven at-bats, I think it means the primers cant find what theyre looking for because this skull contains more than human DNA. As Pye sees it, more than human DNA means the skull is a hybrid mix between a human and another being. As critics see it, the skull can be no more than an exotic birth defect, something with no connection to aliens other than its wide following in alternative knowledge circles. Official skepticism does not deter Pye, who insists that plenty of scientific data is available to support his position. This skulls bone is uniformly half as thick as normal human bone, in every part of it; it weighs half as much; it contains vastly more collagen than it should; and it is two or three times as hard. And those are just a few of a dozen major differences. Its light-yet-hard quality was especially puzzling until a sample of its bone came under a scanning electron microscope at Royal Holloway, University of London . That revealed something unprecedentedembedded in the bone matrix were fibers that somehow resisted shearing by a high-speed blade. Ends are shredded rather than cleanly cut, proving incredible durability. As far as we know, Pye says, those fibers are unique in the world. But that wasnt all we found in England . In tests conducted by Dr. Ken Pye, a forensic CSI-type investigator, a reddish residue was found in several of the cancellous holes where marrow resides. Normally at death, internal bacteria scour cancellous holes completely clean, so no residue should be there. Dr. Ken Pye is not related to Lloyd Pye, but hes glad he agreed to work on this mystery. Ive never seen anything like it, though Im keeping an open mind about explanations other than alien origin. And so should we all, just as we should also consider that maybe Lloyd Pye is right about it. In any case, Lloyd insists, absolute proof is looming on the horizon. Recently, great media fanfare announced the Neanderthal genome will be sequenced in two years by a new DNA recovery technique that doesnt use primers. Well, guess what? That same technique can sequence our mystery skulls DNA. Right now its a long, tedious, labor intensive process, but by 2008 we anticipate a much quicker turnaround. I expect a definitive answer to this amazing relics genetic heritage before the decade is out. For now, its enough for people to know it exists, and it has the best scientific credentials anything like it has ever enjoyed. Watch this space. And watch the National Geographic channel on November 27th. ### Photos available on request. If youd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Lloyd Pye, call 850-231-4509 (H) or 504-889-7605 (M), or email Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.