It was sometime after 7 PM on October 11, 1973 and two men were fishing on a pier on the Pascagoula River at an abandoned shipyard. One was Charles Hickson, 42 and the other was his co-worker Calvin Parker, 19. They heard something that sounded like a whizzing noise, and then they were engulfed in a blue, blinding light. What followed next was a classic, extraterrestrial abduction experience.
Hickson died in 2011, and Parker who is now in declining health after suffering a stroke and two open heart surgeries wrote a book about his experiences that was published in July 2018.
Hickson went on to appear on talk shows and and self-published a book in 1983 titled UFO Contact at Pascagoula. He claimed that in 1974 he had other close encounters with aliens that imparted to him that they were "peaceful".
In his book Parker describes where three, legless figures approached them as if they were floating. The bulky figures had grayish, wrinkled skin and lobster-like claws for hands. The creatures immobilized them and then levitated them into a waiting spacecraft that was large, oval shaped and about eight feet tall
He said, “There was an examination room, what I call it, and the ole big ugly creature that brought me in, he took me and laid me on the examination table and he just backed up out of the way. I couldn’t move or anything. All I could do was look. A device about the size of a deck of cards then came down from the ceiling. It hovered about a foot in front of my eyes and then it went to the right side of my head and it clicked, went behind my head and it clicked went to the left side of my head and clicked and then straight to the front and then it shot back into the ceiling."
He then described a "more feminine creature" that started the examination. She “had regular fingers and came over and pinched me on the side of the cheek and then she took her finger and ran it down my throat and got it behind that thing that hangs down back there and tried to come up in my nasal cavity and that is when it started hurting and I started choking and I got scared and she just kind of telepathically told me ‘Don’t be afraid we aren’t going to hurt you.'”
After the encounter both men found themselves on the river bank. They contacted Keesler Air Force Base who told them to contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. They were told to come to the station. Their story was hard to believe so a tape recorder was secretly placed in the interrogation room and both men were left alone.
Parker was recorded saying, “I got to get home, get to bed or get some nerve pills or something, see the doctor or something. I can’t stand it. I’m about to go all to pieces."
Contrary to his initial disbelief Ryder said, "Something happened to them. You don’t fake fear. He was scared. He was scared out of his mind.”
Both men passed lie detector and sobriety tests. The media descended on the town and it became a circus. Hundreds of people in the area started looking for UFOs, their cars jamming the area. Within six months everything died down, however both men were shunned by locals.
Parker moved away from the area in pursuit of a normal life, and returned to the coast only 10 years ago. Parker never told his family about what happened to him, and they found out about it from outside sources.
Source - CBSDetroit
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by Marlene Pardo Pellicer