20 Chilling Facts You Never Knew About The Frightening Alien Abduction Of Charles Hickson And Calvin Parker
By Sarah Norman | June 28, 2023
There Were Multiple UFO Sightings On The Night Of The Abduction
In the early hours of October 11th, 1973, two fishermen, Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker, reported a bizarre and terrifying encounter that would shake the sleepy town of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and captivate the world for decades to come. The duo claimed that they were abducted by extraterrestrial beings while fishing along the banks of the Pascagoula River. The case, known as the Pascagoula Abduction, gained widespread attention and sparked debates about the existence of intelligent life beyond our planet. Join us as we delve into the details of this chilling incident and explore the enduring legacy of the Pascagoula Abduction. Don't miss out on this riveting tale. Keep reading to find out more.
Following the alleged 1973 Pascagoula Abduction, several individuals came forward to report unusual sightings of lights in the sky over the Gulf Coast. These sightings were said to have occurred around the same time that Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker claimed to have been abducted. Among those who reported a strange occurrence was Mike Cataldo, a retired Navy chief petty officer currently residing in Rotonda West, Florida. Cataldo reported seeing "a very strange object on the horizon" while driving on U.S. 90 between Pascagoula and Ocean Springs late that afternoon. Similarly, Puddin' Broadus, a detective in Pascagoula at the time, informed Captain Ryder of having witnessed something "streak through the air" on the same evening. Ryder told the Clarion Ledger:
Puddin's dead now, but he was a fine man. He wouldn't make up something like that... A guard at Ingalls (Shipbuilding) saw it. Another guy was in his back yard and said he saw something streak above his house. When we studied it, all those reports were in a straight line. And I'll tell you this: After talking with [Hickson and Parker] that night, I'm convinced they had some kind of experience. I don't know exactly what, but something happened to them. They were both shook up, especially that boy.
The UFO Surprised Both Men
Hickson and Parker claimed that as the UFO descended closer to the ground, three small, otherworldly beings emerged. The creatures, described as having leathery gray skin and pincer-like claws, were able to hover just like the UFO itself. The two fishermen claimed that they were then suddenly paralyzed, unable to move as the creatures grabbed hold of them with their claw-like appendages and pulled them towards the hovering object. Adding to the terror, the men claimed that a large floating eye appeared and began to examine them. Hickson told the Clarion Ledger in 2002:
I looked around, and it just startled me. Something was hovering two or three feet above the ground, probably no more than 10 or 15 yards from us. There were two blue flashing lights on the top part of the end that was toward us. I couldn't tell if it was round or oblong. I could see a little dome on top, but I couldn't see all the way around the thing so I couldn't tell for sure how big it was.