On October 11, 1973, Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker, Jr. claimed to be abducted by aliens while fishing in the Pascagoula River. The two friends had decided to go fishing after a long day of work. With little luck at several fishing spots, Hickson suggested they try near an abandoned shipyard. Just as they were about to give up and head home, they heard a strange zipping sound. Hickson then noticed that sixty or seventy feet behind them was a blue craft hovering over the ground. The craft was shaped like a football with two windows at one end.
|Calvin Parker's sketch of the craft in April 1975|
As the space craft hovered, an opening appeared at one end and three beings exited. Hickson and Parker described the them as around five feet tall, wrinkled, neckless, and gray.
|This is the completed sketch of the creature described by Hickson while under hypnosis.|
The beings made their way toward Hickson and Parker by moving without their feet touching the ground. Their touch paralyzed both men and made them incapable of speaking. The men were then taken aboard the craft to be examined by a large eye. After a few moments of examination, Hickson and Parker were taken back to the shipyard where Parker seemed to go through a trance of some kind. While Hickson assisted Parker, the beings made their way back to the craft. After another zipping sound and a bright flash of blue light, they were gone. Hickson, however, was left with a telepathic message that said, "We are peaceful; we meant no harm."
Sunday marked the 42nd anniversary of the UFO sighting at Pascagoula, Mississippi, which has since become one of the most notorious alien abductions. For more fascinating details, check out Charles Hickson's book titled UFO Contact at Pascagoula at the Mississippi Library Commission or your local library.