On October 11, 1973 nineteen-year-old Calvin Parker and his friend, forty-two-year-old Charles Hickson, spent a frustrating evening fishing on the Pascagoula River in Mississippi. Both men loved to fish, but the night’s trip turned out to be one they would never forget. In the early evening, both men were startled to witness a strange craft descend and hover a few feet above the ground just yards from their location. Before they had a chance to run, an opening appeared and out ‘floated’ three humanoid creatures. Both men were terrified when the creatures grabbed them and took them aboard the object.
Both men were subjected to examinations and were terrified as they believed they were about to die. Minutes later, both were deposited back on the riverbank and the craft departed. Taking off in their car the two witnesses eventually located a public telephone and phoned the local sheriff. A short time later they were interviewed at the sheriff’s office. The two disoriented witnesses told their story of a close encounter and abduction. The next day all hell broke loose as the press descended on the unsuspecting Mississippi town. Calvin Parker, seriously disturbed by these events, has largely remained in the background without ever detailing the full account of what happened that night, how it affected him and his life, and other close encounters he has experienced down the years, but has recently decided to tell his story in full.
Pascagoula – The Closest Encounter: My Story