The Pascagoula Abduction: A Close Encounter of the Third Kind

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be abducted by aliens? Well, two men from Mississippi claim they experienced this terrifying ordeal in 1973, and their story is one of the most famous and controversial cases of alien abduction in history.

Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker were fishing on the banks of the Pascagoula River on the night of October 11, 1973, when they heard a strange noise and saw a bright light in the sky. They were then approached by three humanoid creatures with robotic slit mouths and claw-like pincers, who levitated them into a hovering spacecraft. Inside, they were examined by a large eye-like device that moved around their bodies. After about 20 minutes, they were released and found themselves back on the riverbank, shaken and confused.

Hickson and Parker immediately reported their encounter to the local sheriff, who was skeptical but impressed by their apparent sincerity and distress. He secretly recorded their conversation in an attempt to catch them lying, but instead heard them reaffirming their story and expressing their fear and disbelief. The sheriff also noticed that both men had puncture wounds on their arms, which they attributed to the aliens’ claws.

The story soon attracted national and international attention, with reporters, UFO researchers, and curious onlookers flocking to Pascagoula. Hickson and Parker gave several interviews and underwent hypnosis and polygraph tests, which they passed. They also described the aliens in detail, drawing sketches that matched each other’s accounts. The aliens were about five feet tall, with gray wrinkled skin, slit-like mouths, pointed ears, and no eyes. They had three fingers on each hand and three toes on each foot, and they moved in a mechanical way.

Hickson and Parker’s lives were never the same after their alleged abduction. Hickson became a UFO advocate and wrote a book about his experience, while Parker suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and avoided publicity for decades. He later came forward with more details about his abduction, claiming that he had a telepathic communication with a female alien who appeared more human-like than the others. He also wrote his own book and founded a company called UFO Investigations.

The Pascagoula Abduction remains one of the best documented and most intriguing cases of alien abduction ever reported. It has been featured in books, documentaries, podcasts, and TV shows, and has inspired many other abductees to share their stories. It has also generated a lot of debate and skepticism among UFO experts and critics, who have offered various explanations for the event, ranging from hallucinations to hoaxes to misidentification of natural phenomena.

However, no definitive answer has been found to explain what really happened to Hickson and Parker on that fateful night in 1973. The only witnesses are the two men themselves, who have maintained their story for almost 50 years. Whether you believe them or not, their encounter is a fascinating example of how a close encounter of the third kind can change one’s life forever.


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