On the evening of October 11, 1973, co-workers 42-year-old Charles Hickson and 19-year-old Calvin Parker told the Jackson County, Mississippi Sheriff’s office they were fishing off a pier on the west bank of the Pascagoula River in Mississippi when they heard a whirring/whizzing sound, saw two flashing blue lights and an oval shaped object 30–40 feet across and 8–10 feet high.
Parker and Hickson claimed that they were “conscious but paralyzed” while three “creatures” took them aboard the object and subjected them to an examination before releasing them.
Within days, Pascagoula was the center of an international news story, with reporters swarming the town. UFOlogists James Harder of the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization and J. Allen Hynek interviewed the two men.
Harder attempted to hypnotize them and concluded Hickson and Parker “experienced an extraterrestrial phenomena”, while Hynek believed they had “a very real, frightening experience.
Calvin Parker tells his story of the event that would change his life forever.