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In his nonfiction work, Pye focuses on aspects of cryptozoology, especially hominoid cryptids such as bigfoot and yeti. Pye developed these themes in Everything You Know Is Wrong in 1998. Here he claims that these animals are Earth\'s only indigenous bipedal primates, and that early hominids such as Neanderthals and Australopithecines are not intermediates in human evolution.
From this premise, Pye concludes that early hominids could not have been the ancestors of modern humans. Combining his ideas with those of ancient astronaut theorist Zecharia Sitchin, he proposes an alternative model for the origin of Homo sapiens - that of deliberate planting by alien beings, or of interbreeding with extraterrestrials. Pye hypothesises that the first such modern human peoples were the ancient Sumerians, whom he claims had knowledge of aspects of modern astronomy such as the existence of Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto.
In the late 1990s, Pye obtained a curiously shaped human child\'s skull from a couple in El Paso, Texas. The skull was reportedly found in a mine tunnel in northern Mexico, buried beside a skeleton of an morphologically typical human female adult lying exposed on the floor of the mine tunnel. The unusual skull has an enlarged though symmetrical cranium, and while it contains most of the complement of normal human bones, they are greatly distorted in shape, as for instance it is without an external occipital protuberance. Carbon 14 dating shows that the skull is 900 years old + or - 40 years. Pye proposes that the abnormal skull is the product of a human/alien crossbreeding program. He refers to this being as a \"Starchild\" and the skull as the \"Starchild skull\". Pye has subsequently arranged for funding and scientific testing in an attempt to demonstrate that the skull\'s genetic heritage is extraterrestrial.