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Interview Recording Surfaces in Mississippi Alien Abduction Case

Article by Brian Broom                                July 13, 2020                             (dnj.com)

• On Oct. 11, 1973, Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson were fishing on the bank of the Pascagoula River in Pascagoula, Mississippi when the men claimed that they were abducted by floating, lobster-clawed aliens. They immediately reported the incident to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. During their initial interview, Sheriff Fred Diamond and Captain Glenn Ryder secretly recorded the conversation.  (find link to 30:38 minute Sheriff’s recording in Editor’s Note below)

• The ‘secret audio tape’ was kept on file at the Sheriff’s Office. Earlier this year, Parker had been speaking with a Pascagoula police officer. “I’d been talking with him on the internet. He just showed up at my house,” said Parker. The officer gave Parker copies of the secret recording. The police officer told Parker that he had fielded roughly 50 phone calls that same night from people claiming to have seen something unusual in the sky.

• “When I sat down and listened to it, it hit me how real all of this was,” Parker said. Parker was not aware at the time that he and Hickson’s conversation was being recorded. “It kind of choked me up a little bit. I’d never heard it — not the full recording — just the piece where Charlie and I were locked in the room and they walked out. I was surprised they had the whole thing on tape.”

• News of the event thrust the two men into the media spotlight. Parker tried to distance himself from unwanted attention. But later on, Parker felt he needed to tell his story and he published a book in 2018 detailing his experience. Now, the 47-year-old story continues with release of the interview recording.

• In a 2018 interview with the Clarion Ledger newspaper, Parker recalled that he noticed blue light reflecting off the water. When Parker looked up, “a big light came out of the clouds.” The light was coming from a craft like nothing he’d ever seen. “[I]t looked like it was shaped like a football,” said Parker. “[J]ust estimating, (it was) about 80-foot. (It made) very little sound. It was just a hissing noise.” Then three legless creatures floated from the craft. One had no neck with gray wrinkled skin. Another had a neck and appeared more feminine. Parker described their hands as being shaped like mittens or crab claws.

• One of the creatures put a claw around Parker’s arm. At first he was terrified, but then another feeling came over his body. “I think they injected us with something to calm us down,” Parker said. “I was kind of numb and went along with the program.” The creatures held his and Hickson’s arms and floated them into the craft where examinations were performed on the two. Then they were returned to the bank of the river.

• Hickson, who has since died, tried to explain what happened and what he saw during the 1973 sheriff’s interview, including going into the craft. “[T]hey glided me into that thing,” Hickson said. “All of us moved like we were floating through air. When I got in there they had me. …There were no seats, no chain, they just moved me around. I couldn’t resist them. I just floated, felt no sensation, no pain. They kept me in that position a little while, then they’d raise me back up.”

• Hickson tried to describe a machine the creatures used for the medical examination. “No, it wasn’t like no x-ray machine. There ain’t no way to describe it. It looked like an eye, like a big eye. It had some kind of an attachment to it. It moved. It looked like a big eye and it went all over my body, up and down. And then they left me.”

• Hickson described the aliens as being about five feet tall with a single ‘leg and foot-like appendage’ without toes. He said they had what appeared to be ears, a nose and a mouth, but none of the features looked human. He was so scared he couldn’t remember if they had eyes, or the details about leaving the craft. “The only thing I remember is that kid, Calvin, just standing there,” Hickson said. “I’ve never seen that sort of fear on a man’s face as I saw on Calvin’s. “It took me a while to get him back to his senses.”

• Captain Ryder, now retired, didn’t believe any of Hickson’s story. “I wasn’t really impressed with them,” Ryder said. “You have people trying to get notoriety and I thought they were trying to get notoriety with a spaceship.” So while Parker and Hickson were alone, the officers left the hidden audio recorder on. What was recorded changed Ryder’s mind. The two talked about fear, sleeplessness and needing to see a doctor among other things. Hickson can be heard in the recording saying, “Jesus Christ, God have mercy, I thought I’d been through enough of Hell on this earth and now I’ve got to go through something like this, see.” Hickson said. “But …they could have harmed us, son. They had us. They could have done anything to us, but they didn’t hurt me.”

• The 18 year old Parker, however, spoke mainly about his anxiety. “I just want to cry right now,” Parker said in the recording. “What’s so damn bad about it is nobody’s going to believe us. I got to get home and get to bed and take some nervous pills or something, see a doctor or something. I can’t stand this. I’m about to go all to pieces. I can’t sleep like it is. I’m damn near crazy.” Ryder said, “He was genuinely scared. He was telling Charlie, ‘Don’t talk to the deputies. They’ll come back and get us.’ They didn’t make it up. I can guarantee that.”

[Editor’s Note]   Listen to 11:20 minute audio of Calvin Parker’s hypnosis session with Budd Hopkins in 1974 below. Also, check out these three previous ExoArticles on the 1973 Pascagoula abduction incident here, here and here.

Listen to the 30:38 minute Pascagoula Sheriff’s audio recording of Hickson and Parker just after the lobster-clawed alien creature abducted them in 1973.

 

      a young Calvin Parker

It’s been 47 years since Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson contacted the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office claiming

sketch of clawed alien creature

they were abducted by aliens. Recently, a recording, said to be made that night of what they told Sheriff Fred Diamond and Capt. Glenn Ryder, has surfaced.

“It was about the time the coronavirus hit,” Parker, of Moss Point, said of when he received two copies of the recording. “I’d been talking with him on the internet. He just showed up at my house.”

Parker explained the man who gave him copies of the recording was an officer with the Pascagoula Police Department on the night the abduction occurred, but does not want to be identified. Parker said the officer was involved because he fielded roughly 50 phone calls that night from people claiming to have seen something unusual in the sky.

“When I sat down and listened to it, it hit me how real all of this was,” Parker said. “It kind of choked me up a little bit.

Charles Hickson on the bank of the Pascagoula River

“I’d never heard it — not the full recording — just the piece where Charlie and I were locked in the room and they walked out. I was surprised they had the whole thing on tape.”

At the time, Parker said he did not know there was a recorder in the room.

“I had no idea,” Parker said. “Apparently, Charlie didn’t, either. They was all hid.”

The interview took place on Oct. 11, 1973 after Parker and Hickson claimed they were abducted by aliens while fishing from the bank of the Pascagoula River. News of the event thrust the two into the media spotlight and put the town of Pascagoula on the map. It was unwanted attention for Parker, who tried to distance himself from it.

However, events in Parker’s life led him to feel he needed to tell his story and he published a book in 2018 detailing his experience. Once again, the event became the center of attention for many and Clarion Ledger published stories about the book and other people claiming to have witnessed unidentified objects in the sky that night.

Now, the 47-year-old story continues with release of the interview recording.

‘It was a blinding light’

In a 2018 interview with the Clarion Ledger, Parker said he noticed blue light reflecting off the water and his initial thought was law enforcement officers had arrived to tell the two fishermen they needed to leave the property. However, when Parker looked up, he realized the light was coming from a craft like nothing he’d ever seen.

“A big light came out of the clouds,” Parker said. “It was a blinding light.

“It was hard to tell with the lights so bright, but it looked like it was shaped like a football. I would say, just estimating, (it was) about 80-foot. (It made) very little sound. It was just a hissing noise.”

Parker said three legless creatures floated from the craft. One had no neck with gray wrinkled skin. Another had a neck and appeared more feminine. Parker described their hands as being shaped like mittens or crab claws.

11:20 minute audio of Parker’s hypnosis with Budd Hopkins in 1974 (‘UFO History’ YouTube)

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US ‘Alien Abductee’ Behind Biggest UFO Conspiracy to Reveal All Four Decades On

Article by Sofie Jackson                      August 4, 2019                      (dailystar.co.uk)

• On October 11, 1973, Calvin Parker (then 19, pictured above today) and his co-worker Charles Hickson (then 42) were fishing on the Pascagoula river in Pascagoula, Mississippi when they were accosted by a 30 foot long, egg-shaped craft, emitting flashing blue lights and a humming sound. The craft landed and some very creepy aliens exited. They were basically ‘humanoid’ but with grey, elephant-like skin, three-digit clawed hands, no eyes, and a slit for a mouth. They had rounded pads for feet, but they ‘floated’ rather than walked.

• The two men were taken aboard the UFO craft where they were “subjected to an examination” that was so terrifying they thought they would die. Afterward, they went to the local sheriff where Hickson passed a lie detector test. The sheriff ultimately believed the men’s story. A historic plaque now stands at the sight were Calvin and Charles were abducted and returned. ‘The Pascagoula Abduction’ has since become one of the world’s best-documented alien abduction cases. (see here for previous and more detailed ExoArticle)

• Charles Hickson has since died, but Calvin Parker retold his traumatic ordeal at a UFO conference in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England on August 17th. Parker avoided the resulting media frenzy in 1973, but he now has a new book chronicling the event, titled: Pascagoula – The Closest Encounter. Says event organizer, Philip Mantle, “After this year [Parker] will not be speaking anywhere else and plans to retire to his houseboat and get back to a more peaceful life.”

 

Calvin Parker was just 19 years old when he and co-worker Charles Hickson were allegedly set-upon by a UFO while out fishing in Pascagoula, US.

 Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker in 1973

Both men reported their ordeal to the local Sheriff that night, on October 11, 1973.

Astonishingly, the sheriff believed their accounts, with Hickson even passing a lie-detector test, and the next day reporters from across the US raced to the area.

          sketch of the ‘creatures’

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Unlike the stereotypical “flying saucer” UFO popularised in cartoons, the spaceship described by the men looked more egg-shaped in sketches detailing their claims.

The UFO they said they saw was also estimated to be a staggering 30ft long and accompanied by blue flashing lights and a buzzing sound.

Even worse, the creatures which allegedly abducted the pair were described as nightmarish, mumbling humanoids.

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One of the World’s Most Sensational ‘Alien Encounters’

by Craig Campbell                 March 1, 2019               (sundaypost.com)

• On October 11 1973, Charles Hickson, 42, and Calvin Parker, 18, were fishing at the Pascagoula River, Mississippi, when a strange craft – oval-shaped, eight feet across and eight feet high with two flashing blue lights – appeared near them. A door opened and three weird creatures levitated them onboard. After studying the two humans, shipyard workers Charles and Calvin were then put back where they had been, at the west bank pier.

• Both men reported being paralyzed and numb during the incident. Hickson passed away eight years ago. But Parker, aged 64, says that when they were taken onboard he was given some kind of injection to calm him down. Still, he fainted due to fright. Doctors would later confirm the puncture wounds. Both men passed a lie detector test and have maintained their story throughout their lives, despite ridicule and disbelief.

• They described the creatures as being roughly humanoid in shape and standing about five feet tall. Their skin was pale in color and wrinkled, and they had no eyes and slits for mouths. Their heads appeared connected directly to their shoulders, with no discernible neck. Instead, there were three carrot-like growths – one where the nose would be on a human, the other two where ears would normally be. They had lobster-like claws at the ends of their arms, and seemed to have only one leg, as if their legs were fused together, ending in an elephant-like foot. The creatures moved in a mechanical, robotic way.

• The men were released about twenty minutes after being abducted, but could not immediately recall what had happened to them inside the craft. They reported their story to the Keesler Air Force Base, but were told it had nothing to do with UFOs. So they went to the Mississippi sheriff’s office, where sheriff Fred Diamond believed they were sincere and terrified. Later on, Parker was able to recall some details through hypnotic regression.

• After the incident was publicized, a retired US Navy chief petty officer named Mike Cataldo came forward to say that he had observed a strange craft at dusk on the same date in that area. Also, Maria and Jerry Blair came forward to relate how they had been sitting in their car, looking out from the east bank of the Pascagoula River when Parker and Hickson were on the west bank. Maria saw what she “thought was an airplane because of its bright lights flashing on” going back and forth across the sky. She told Jerry that the plane must be lost because it “didn’t act like it knows what direction it wants to go.”

 

On October 11 1973, Charles Hickson, 42, and Calvin Parker, 18, were fishing at the Pascagoula River, Mississippi, when they say something incredible happened.

A strange craft appeared near them, a door opened and three weird creatures levitated them onboard.

                   Calvin Parker today

Having studied the two humans, shipyard workers Charles and Calvin were then put back where they had been, at the west bank pier.

One man who looked deep into the story and wrote a book about it with Parker is Philip Mantle, a top UFO researcher, from Pontefract.

Hickson sadly passed away eight years ago, but Parker is still with us, aged 64, and Philip was told by him that when they were taken onboard he was given some kind of injection to calm him down.

“Charles and Calvin were fishing off a pier when they heard a whirring or whizzing sound, saw two flashing blue lights, and reported that an oval-shaped craft, some eight feet across and eight or more feet high, suddenly appeared near them,” says Philip.

“A door opened on the ship, they said, and three creatures emerged and seized the men, floating or levitating them into the craft. Both men reported being paralysed and numb.

“Parker claimed he had fainted due to fright.

“They described the creatures as being roughly humanoid in shape and standing about five feet tall.

“The creatures’ skin was pale in colour and wrinkled, and they had no eyes that the men could discern, and slits for mouths.

“Their heads also appeared connected directly to their shoulders, with no discernible neck.

“There were three carrot-like growths instead – one where the nose would be on a human, the other two where ears would normally be.

“The beings had lobster-like claws at the ends of their arms, and seemed to have only one leg.

“Hickson later described the creatures’ lower bodies looking as if their legs were fused together, ending in elephant-like feet.

“Hickson also reported that the creatures moved in mechanical, robotic ways.

“Parker claimed that he could not recall what had happened to him inside the craft,” says Philip, “although later, during sessions of hypnotic regression, he offered some hazy details.”

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