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Pascagoula alien abduction commemorates 48 years

By T.K. Randall
October 17, 2021 · Comment icon 5 comments

Parker and Hickson maintain that their close encounter was the real deal. Image Credit:
What happened to Calvin Parker and Charlie Hickson one night in 1973 would haunt them for the rest of their lives.
It's one of the world's best documented and most compelling alien abduction cases and even today, 48 years later, we are no closer to understanding exactly what happened.

The incident itself took place on October 11th, 1973 in the Mississippi town of Pascagoula.

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.

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.

"These things got to us. Two got a hold of Charlie, the other got a hold of me and they turned around and they was carrying us back up inside of what I know now is a UFO, a spaceship or whatever it was and we was going toward that big bright light," Parker later recalled.
Once aboard the craft, the two men 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, while to this day Parker also remains adamant that their story is true.

The pair even passed a lie detector test in the Sheriff's office after their ordeal.

So did they really encounter an extraterrestrial craft and its crew that fateful night 48 years ago ?

As things stand, the truth behind their story continues to remain a complete mystery.

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Comment icon #1 Posted by and then 3 years ago
I was 12-years-old in 1973 and lived 40 miles from where this happened.  Those guys made the news a couple of times but their "celebrity" wasn't desirable   They were the butt of jokes for many years.  They weren't the only locals who had such experiences during a few months in '73.  I have a first-cousin who was in the yard of their rural home, playing with her son who was about 6 at the time and they both described seeing what we've come to call a "Grey".  They lived nearly the same distance away from Pascagoula.  I KNOW this lady and if she said it, I believe it.  I also know that if... [More]
Comment icon #2 Posted by susieice 3 years ago
The recording of the police interview from October 11, 1973 recently resurfaced. It's been 47 years since Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson contacted the Jackson County Sheriff's Office claiming they were abducted by aliens. Recently, a recording, said to be made that night of what they told Sheriff Fred Diamond and Capt. Glenn Ryder, has surfaced.   "It was about the time the coronavirus hit," Parker, of Moss Point, said of when he received two copies of the... [More]
Comment icon #3 Posted by susieice 3 years ago
Here's a better link to the interview recording. It's about 30 minutes long.  
Comment icon #4 Posted by HandsomeGorilla 3 years ago
you know, it's funny, I happened to just click on a link to listen to Charles Hickson the other day about this particular incident. I'm not sure I quite believe in alien abduction, but his story, the way he told it, was actually very entertaining and pretty damn compelling...despite the very much 50s scifi depiction of aliens, which was what initially caused me to completely disregard the incident  but no, give him a listen, it's kinda fun to hear him tell it. 
Comment icon #5 Posted by Ell 3 years ago
So three small humans disguised in robot apparel?

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