What happened to the two men that day ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Jason Rogers
The Mississippi town of Pascagoula has placed a marker next to the river where two men were abducted by aliens.
The move aims to commemorate what is widely considered to be one of the world's most extraordinary alien abduction cases which took place 45 years ago on the evening of October 11th 1973.
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.
A news report offering interviews and a more in-depth look at the case can be viewed below.