20 Chilling Facts You Never Knew About The Frightening Alien Abduction Of Charles Hickson And Calvin Parker 

By Sarah Norman | May 17, 2023

The Men Agreed Not To Tell Anyone About The Event But They Quickly Changed Their Tune

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.

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Speeding away from the sight of the abduction in Parker's Plymouth, the men made a pact to stay silent about the UFO. Hickson knew that whoever they told would see them as crazy, but as he settled down on the drive home he thought better of himself and decided to call the Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi. Whomever Hickson spoke to at the base shut him down immediately and said that he should call his local sheriff's department. That's when Captain Glenn Ryder was looped in. Ryder recalls:

He said, 'I want to tell you something, but you've got to promise not to laugh,' I was about to get off work, so it kinda aggravated me. I said, 'If you want to tell me something, then tell me.' He asked me again to promise not to laugh, so I promised. He said, 'I just got picked up by a UFO.' And, of course, I busted out laughing. He got real upset, so I apologized and told him to go ahead with his story. I could tell he was serious.

Hickson and Parker made their way to the sheriff's office where they did their best to keep it together while they endured questioning about the event.

Charles Hickson And Calvin Parker Were Abducted On A Fishing Trip

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As the sun set on a typical workday in 1973, Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker, a foreman and worker at a Pascagoula shipyard, decided to unwind by going fishing at an abandoned boat launch. As the two waited for a bite, a sudden and unexpected sight appeared before them: a UFO with mysterious blue lights descended from the sky. According to the duo, the object emitted a strange zipping noise as it approached, and what followed next would change their lives forever. In 1975, Hickson told The Washington Post:

I was just getting ready to get some more bait when I heard a kind of zipping sound. I looked up and saw a blue flashing light. Calvin turned around too. We saw a 30-foot-long object with a little dome on top.