(going back over the thread it makes me miss McG)
Yeah, I had a soft spot for McG.
I find a few sources state that a Rolling Stone journalist uncovered the discrepancies, not only the cams, but 2 x 24 hour toll booths nearby. He did the checking according to several websites.
Subsequent investigation by Joe Esterhas of Rolling Stone uncovered some additional information. The UFO landing site was in full view of two twenty-four hour toll booths, and neither operator saw anything. Also, the site was in range of security cameras from nearby Ingalls Shipyard, and the cameras showed nothing that night.
2 sources that saw nothing that should have.
Where else Good old Uncle Phil!
Aviation journalist and UFO skeptic Philip J. Klass argued that there was reason to question the reliability of Hickson's lie detector exam, writing, The polygraph test was given to Hickson by a young operator, just out of school, who had not completed his formal training, who had not been certified by his own school and who had not taken a state licensing examination. Furthermore, that the lawyer for Hickson and Parker - who also was acting as their "booking agent" - had turned down the chance to have his clients tested WITHOUT CHARGE by the very experienced Capt. Charles Wimberly, chief polygraph operator from the nearby Mobile Police Dept. Also, that the lawyer did not contact other experienced polygraph operators close to Pascagoula. Instead, the lawyer had imported from New Orleans - more than 100 miles away - the young, inexperienced, uncertified, unlicensed operator who, by a curious coincidence, worked for a friend of the lawyer!
OK you got me it was his lawyer that made the announcement on his behalf. Which I see as the same thing though.
The cctv I had heard of when we discussed previously but the polygraph and fabrication are news to me.
going back over the thread...I really do find this case very compelling indeed. I also find the depiction of the being quite unique and fascinating when viewed in context of some of our previous conversations
edit to add: just remembered the 'fabrication' part you refer to is when he said he didnt really feint, yes?
In a later interview over 20 years after the initial incident, Parker's story became much more elaborate. Here Parker confessed to lying about fainting in sight of the creatures. He claimed that he was in fact conscious when the creatures took him on board the craft and led him into a room at the other end of a hallway to the left of the craft's entrance. He claims he was laid down on a sloped table and examined by a 'petite,' evidently female, being. Though he was paralyzed, he was able to observe the being inject a needle into the base of the underside of his penis. The being later communicated with him telepathically, suggesting that he had been taken for a reason
Which I have to say is starting to sounds more like a "wet dream" Abductee. I think that the abductee phenomena has more to do with sexual deviance than aliens.
The aliens seem rather strange to me, such a physiology would not be very stable under normal conditions, they seem top heavy, but if you can levitate people around the shop I guess that is probably not a real problem.
Edited by psyche101, 14 May 2012 - 03:29 AM.