On the evening of October 11th, 1973, an event unfolded that became known as the Pascagoula alien abduction. Nineteen-year-old Calvin Parker and his forty-two-year-old father, Charles Hickson, were fishing on the Pascagoula River in Mississippi, USA. They preferred to go fishing at night because they said it was easier to catch fish than it was in the day time.
During that night, they claimed to have heard a strange buzzing coming from nearby. When they turned towards the sounds, they noticed a strange egg-shaped object floating a few feet above the water. They reported that the object had a ”blueish lighting” and despite no one else around and very little noise, the object managed to get within ten feet of them without them realizing. They froze to the spot and gazed at the strange hovering object.
They reported that the front door to the craft opened and they saw three beings. In the police report, they claimed the beings were of ”unknown origin, coming straight to them”. They described the beings as being about five feet tall with bullet shaped heads, no necks, small slits for mouths and their noses and ears were thin cone- like shapes protruding out, compared to carrots you would put on a snowman. They were said to have legs, similar to a human, but when they approached the two fisherman, they didn’t use them, instead they were said to float or hover over the water.
This was when the story of the Pascagoula alien abduction seemed to have some discrepancies.
The first story is that both men were awake, but another states that Parker fainted. Whichever is true, Hickson claimed to be awake through the whole ordeal. When the beings made their way over to the two men, Hickson reported that the beings touched him and he felt a numbness over his entire body, resulting in temporary paralysis.
The next part is where there is another discrepancy. One story states that the two men were picked up and taken to the craft, while another states they weren’t, but instead hovered over the water with the guidance of the beings. However, in my opinion, if the beings were said to have hovered over the water and the two men were in fact picked up, this would technically mean they were hovering, so that discrepancy can easily be dismissed.
Once the two men were led inside the craft, they were separated and the only accounts from there on came from Hickson, as Parker was said to have fainted and stayed unconscious through the entire event.
Hickson recalls being led to a brightly lit room, and still floating, he was never put on the ground during his time in the craft. He was levitating while, what he described as, an ”eye-like object” hovered over his body to possibly conduct some kind of tests, which in his words, were: ”scanning him”. He said the ”scan” lasted around twenty minutes, all the time he was still paralyzed. After the beings had completed their test/scan of Hickson, they led him out of the room, out the craft door and he said he ”floated” back over to the river banks where they had been sitting before the ordeal. He was reunited with Parker, who was said to now be conscious, but crying and praying frantically, clearly aware of the alien-encounter they had just experienced.
Hickson was finally dropped back to the ground and the beings returned back to their craft where they shut the door and took off into the night sky.
Immediately after their alleged abduction, they wanted to alert the public to the story, apparently to prevent others from having to go through the same ordeal. It is said that they wanted to be careful how they shared the story, so they contacted their local Air Force base. The Keesler Air Force base told them they needed to report it to their local sheriff’s office, but Parker and Hickson knew the sheriff’s office would just dismiss it was a joke or a hoax.
According to reports, they decided to choose a local newspaper, but the offices were closed, so they begrudgingly contacted the sheriff’s office
(We personally spoke to the lady that took the original call from Hickson in 1973 while she was a receptionist at the sheriff’s office. She told us that he sounded excited, but worried and it was as if his voice was ”full of adrenaline”).
Upon filing the report, officers immediately thought it was a hoax. Hickson and Parker attended the sheriff’s office and the two were immediately put into an interview rooms. Unknowingly to them, the room was wired so the sheriffs could hear their conversation, expecting to hear them plotting their get-rich story or laughing about fooling everyone. But all they heard was Hickson and Parker discussing the events from earlier in the evening. Both men were still in complete fear.
Deciding there was a chance the story had to have some truth to it, the sheriffs heard them out and the case was documented. The story got out and spread like wild fire, getting the attention of the public, as well as researchers. It is said that there was a hypnosis attempted on Hickson, but putting him back in such a frightened state caused the session to be ended. Hickson also took it upon himself to undergo a polygraph (lie detector) test.
There is a lot of skepticism surrounding the polygraph though, due to Hickson using a very inexperienced tester to conduct the polygraph, and when Hickson was requested to do another with a professional police tester, he refused.
Hickson did pass the initial polygraph test, but it was never clear in public information why he refused the police lie detector. This led many to believe the entire story was fabricated.
Furthermore, Parker was said to have reported events that he remembered from inside the craft, despite previously saying he was unconscious throughout the experience.
Let us know what you think about this case in the comments below. You can see the artist sketch of their description from the Pascagoula alien abduction here: