Pascagoula Abduction - Two Men Claimed To Be Abducted By Aliens. Know Why UFOlogists Believed this!
Aliens have been one of the most exciting and most discussed topics in pop culture. From movies to novels to events and also clubs, the moment an alien is introduced, the crowd goes berserk. However, while this may seem fascinating, it would only take real aliens to make people scared out of their wits, and that’s precisely what happened to Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker Jr.
What happened on the day of UFO visit?
The incident occurred on October 11, 1973, when the duo rushed into the Sheriff’s department in Pascagoula Mississippi, late into the night, white with fear. Hickson was Parker’s foreman at a shipyard, and both of them had gone fishing in the Pascagoula river after work at an abandoned boat launch. The aliens too were seemingly on a fishing expedition as ironically, Hickson and Parker couldn’t catch their fish, but extra-terrestrial fishermen did. In 1975 Hickson told the Washington Post that he was about to get some more bait when he heard a zipping sound coming from the sky. Looking up, he saw flashes of blue lights and soon a 30-foot-long object with a little dome on the top.
As vessel hovered above the ground, three creatures emerged from within, also hovering and Hickson and Parker almost became paralyzed with shock. These creatures were 5 feet tall and had lobster-like claws. Their noses and ears were pointed, and they were covered in wrinkles, with one leg and no discernible neck. They had no eyes and had slits for mouths. In 2018, Parker told the Biloxi Sun Herald that he ‘floated inside.’ Hickson said that they were made to take a physical examination by something which looked like a big eye, accompanied by a constant mechanical whirring sound.
After a while, probably after examining the duo, the aliens supposedly dropped them back onto the boat into the dark delta from where they had been picked up. Hickson said that he found Parker standing up with his arms raised to the sky and was screaming.
The Sheriff undoubtedly believed the duo to be drunk or merely lying. In a bid to catch these lies, they left the men in a room and secretly taped them. However, Hickson and Parker continued to talk about what they saw and being oblivious to the camera taping them, the Sheriff started to have little doubts that maybe the story was true.
The captain, Glen Ryder told The Post in 1975 that they tried everything to break the duo’s stories. Jokingly he said that if they indeed were lying, they should be in Hollywood.
UFO News went Viral!
By the next morning, the incident had become international news. News conferences were held which completely stunned both Hickson and Parker. Skeptics called the both of them liars and said the claim was bogus.
They said that it was a result of sleep paralysis with hypnagogic hallucinations. Believers, however, arrived in Pascagoula and wrapped in aluminum foil sat on their cars waiting for the visitors. Hickson and Parker were both aged 42 and 18, respectively at the time and became the centre of attention for a while. Hickson went on Johnny Carson and Dick Cavett and also published a book in 1983.
Parker had come to Pascagoula from an even smaller town and hadn’t planned on attracting so much interest. He simply wanted to earn some money before getting married. He didn’t handle fame well and simply said he was passed out the entire time. However, in 2018, he revealed that it was a lie, and he did remember everything that happened. Moreover, he had a bath in bleach in fear that the aliens had infected him. Within a few weeks of the incident, he left the town, got married and worked in the oil fields. Eventually, Parker now 60, came out of hiding and published a book of his own.
Research and Theories:
The city was discussing plans to erect a marker to commemorate what was the best-documented case of alien abduction. At that time, new witnesses emerged telling the Mississippi Clarion-Ledger that on the night in question they saw a flying object with flashing blue lights. One of the witnesses, Maria Blair, said that the story was real and it had been on her mind for 45 years. Many UFOlogists researched the sight and published books on the incident. Philip, a former director of investigations for British UFO Research, said, “Unfortunately this unique close encounter has fallen by the wayside and has been largely forgotten to many UFO researchers.
It was with that in mind that in late 2017 I reached out to Calvin Parker and I re-published the book on this fascinating event. I have also been asked by a colleague who works in the film and TV industry to consider a movie based on the experience of Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker. Irrespective of that there is no doubt that this is one of the most unique close encounters on record.”
It is impossible to verify whether the duo was speaking the truth or not and it seems as though until such a situation is recorded on tape and verified, alien sightings if true will continue to happen and then cast aside as a publicity stunt.
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