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Pascagoula abduction witnesses come forward

By T.K. Randall
April 5, 2019 · Comment icon 60 comments

What really happened that night ? Image Credit: PD - Kai Stachowiak
Three witnesses claim to have seen a UFO on the night of one of the world's most famous abduction cases.
The incident, which took place along the banks of the Pascagoula River, Mississippi on October 11th 1973, has remained a topic of heated debate for more than 45 years.

Calvin Parker Jr and Charles Hickson had been out fishing when they reported witnessing a strange oval-shaped object with blue lights descending from the sky. The craft was said to have made a peculiar whizzing sound and eventually came to rest a couple of feet above the ground nearby.

What happened next would terrify both men for the rest of their days.

Three strange creatures emerged from the object that were vaguely humanoid in shape and stood approximately 5ft in height. They had no discernible eye sockets and only a small slit for a mouth. In place of hands they had lobster-like claws and seemed to move in an inhuman, robotic-like manner.

The men then reported being paralyzed and "floated" aboard the craft where they were subjected to a detailed physical examination. The incident seemed to end as abruptly as it had begun as Hickson and Parker found themselves back on the beach with no sign of the UFO and no indication that anything had happened.

Hickson maintained until his death in 2011 that events happened the way he described them and Parker, too, continues to insist that everything they had seen and witnessed was true.

Now, four-and-a-half decades after the event took place, three new witnesses have emerged who claim to have seen a blue light in the sky in the same area and at around the same time.
"I was looking at the sky and I noticed a blue light in the sky over where they were fishing," said Maria Blair who had been sitting with her husband in their car on the opposite side of the river.

"It started moving and it seemed like it was following along the Pascagoula River. I just seen the lights on it. It was just going back and forth. Sometimes it would just sit there."

Another witness, Judy Branning, also saw something unusual that night.

"We were on a double date that night," she said. "We were at a red light at Chicot and Highway 90, and we were basically sitting on the railroad track. I saw some lights, and I wasn't sure what I was looking at because it was so far away."

Soon however, the object started to come closer.

"It didn't make noise," she said. "It had bright, bright lights. It got closer and it was hovering. It was kind of a saucer shape or disc shape with a rounded top. The radio started sounding like it was running through all the stations and the car went dead. We were freaking out."

Could the object have been connected to the abduction of Hickson and Parker ?

The search for answers continues.

Source: Clarion Ledger | Comments (60)

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Comment icon #51 Posted by the13bats 5 years ago
again you are cherry picking what i said and are trolling but i will feed it once more, im bored and other parts of the actual event seem interesting. a big question is why do you derailed an entire thread about an alien abduction to how  good radio stations treat their guests and how i said it because i say in my opinion that most radio stations, good ones treat a guest like a "star" ( while they were guests) and that is true , if the stations they went on treated them poorly thats too bad, so can you get past how radio stations, good ones treat guests and back to the actual case? you mentio... [More]
Comment icon #52 Posted by quillius 5 years ago
with regards the other witnesses, there were two or three mentioned during the time frame, one i believe was a 'puddin' something or other, cant quite remember. from memory though the info was quite weak regarding these witnesses and I think I eventually gave up chasing them down. as for  stay away from Joe and especially the phrase above that is repeated (falsely) on multiple websites. its wrong he is a liar. I chased this down to source with Psyche101 a few years back. It began by a small suspicion about Joe and then when I hit upon his history of outright lying in articles he had written (... [More]
Comment icon #53 Posted by quillius 5 years ago
as already mentioned people can read back and see your comments and my responses, its there in black and white.... me derailing thread, haha, so you say something - I then challenge it and I am the one derailing thread? plus my last post said let people read and make their own minds up yet you bring it up again....and its me derailing thread? funny!   books they wrote? not quite, as for ruined life, research it  and see its not about 'believing' but I do tend to add very little credence to any witnesses that come forward many years after an event. again not about believing, there is nothing ... [More]
Comment icon #54 Posted by the13bats 5 years ago
are you saying they didnt write books? . you said no, you do not believe hickson was telepathically contacted through the years, he says he was, what is your explanation for him saying he was? your reply was convoluted, to rephrase another question, do you believe they were abducted by aliens?, yes or no. if yes, fine, if no, please give your explanation why they claimed they were but what you think really happened, your "conclusions".
Comment icon #55 Posted by quillius 5 years ago
  sorry, you are correct, its the said sales and making money from said sales that I question.   i don't know....maybe the light was an exotic plasma that interfered with his mental state, causing hallucinations and beliefs... maybe he did and was contacted by aliens maybe he just lost his mind through age but in summary, i have no idea.   I struggle to believe anyone was abducted by aliens, i think we need to prove they exist first and foremost.   however I do find this case fascinating and am convinced the men experienced something very strange that night. I have struggled to find holes ... [More]
Comment icon #56 Posted by stereologist 5 years ago
It certainly doesn't sound like there were other witnesses. The claims of someone else seeing the nights is challenged by the article in the OP. These new witnesses seem to be related to the general reporting of UFOs  in that area at that time. I'm going to take this claim with a grain of salt. It appears to be incorrect when you claim other witnesses. My impression of the younger man is that Parker was simply backing up the story Hickson told him in the car.
Comment icon #57 Posted by quillius 5 years ago
I also take it with a grain of salt as I havent seen first hand statements etc. here is a little bit of text that could help get you started if you wanted to try and track them down and what they saw when and if it relates in any way, personally I don't have the time or inclination   https://eu.clarionledger.com/story/magnolia/2018/08/16/look-back-charles-hickson-tells-his-abduction-ufo-miss/1006116002/  
Comment icon #58 Posted by stereologist 5 years ago
As I stated I was aware of other UFO sightings in the area around that time but none of them seem to be a direct witnessing of what happened to Parker and Hickson.
Comment icon #59 Posted by quillius 5 years ago
fair enough
Comment icon #60 Posted by the13bats 5 years ago
huh, weird, we are not that fair a part at all in our thinking about this one, i guess you got really passnate about my observations how good stations treat guests, as fair as making money off book sales, i would buy them just to have, but no, i doubt all book sales and ufo conventions combined would be much, there is a mindset that in cases like these if the people try to profit it ruins credibilty, because of cases like the warrens and that haunted hoax in washington, sure, some are just out for a buck, but i dont believe all are, in this one hickson jumped on it not parker, but i cant blame... [More]

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