Mississippi’s Pascagoula UFO
I don’t consider aliens cryptids, but this story is fascinating. It is about an alien abduction that took place in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The image is provided by Mark Frost from Pixabay. Just about everyone who keeps up with UFO sightings has heard about Travis Walton.
Supposedly, aliens took Walton aboard their craft in Snowflake, AZ, in 1975. He was part of a logging crew on their way back home when they saw the lights. Against his crew’s advice, Walton went to investigate and disappeared for five days. The entire team and Walton took a polygraph test and passed.
What makes the Pascagoula story interesting is that it took place two years before Walton’s abduction.
On October 11, 1973, Aliens abducted Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson off a riverbank in Pascagoula, Mississippi. They worked together at a shipyard, where Hickson was Parker’s foreman. That infamous night, they decided to do some fishing after work.
They were still at it when the sun went, and a brilliant blue light appeared. Thinking it was the police to warn them away from the riverbank, the men didn’t give the light much thought. Then they noticed the light coming closer and closer to where they were standing.
That wasn’t so bad; what was terrifying was that light was on top of a moving aircraft. It was football-shaped and about 80 feet in diameter and headed straight for them. The two men couldn’t move as they were terrified, and then the two aliens appeared.
There have been descriptions of aliens from other believers over the years from other sightings. Short with grey skin and huge black eyes are the typical description. The narrative followed with long gangly arms and thin legs.
Not this time! These aliens had no legs, and one had no neck; one appeared to be feminine. They floated to the two terrified men and grabbed them around the arm. When the aliens touch them, Hickins and Parker couldn’t move. They reported it was the aliens that paralyzed them by touching them.
Once frozen, the aliens floated them into the spacecraft and maneuvered the two men where the aliens wanted them.
The aliens didn’t strip them, but they did use a mechanism that looked like an eye. They moved the eye first up and then back across their bodies. Hickson stated that it made a continuous buzzing sound while it monitored their bodily functions.
Finished, the aliens then put the frightened men right back on the riverbank. Each man sported a puncture mark on one of their arms, but no other physical difference.
Travis Walters disappeared for five days.
Another well-documented abduction case happened in New Hampshire. September 1961, Betty and Barney Hill were chased down the country road that wound through the White Mountains. It wasn’t a car or truck that hunted them either. After having dinner at a diner, the couple were tired and headed home. Then a brilliant blue light illuminated the couple’s car. It followed them as they tried to outrun whatever was chasing them.
Barney Hill got out of the car to better view the object following them. He lost all memory after that, as did his wife, Betty. Regaining consciousness, they discovered they lost two hours. Worse, their car traveled 35 miles further than they remember. If that wasn’t curious enough, they had the lingering foreboding something terrible had happened.
It was years later and the help of a hypnotist that unblocked those memories.
The Hill’s described the aliens exactly the way Travis Walters did. 5-foot tall grey-skinned with huge eyes.
Neither description fits what happened ins Pascagoula. The aliens Hickson and Parker saw had no feet. They didn’t perform a painful examination of their bodies. Betty Hill remembered the aliens inserting a massive needle into her stomach. It hurt so much she screamed out in pain.
Barney had scuff marks on his shoes, indicating the aliens had dragged Barney. Betty’s dress ripped in a few places, with a light layer of a mysterious white powder. Something had happened that night, but neither of them could remember what.
No one believed the Hill’s, nor did anyone believe Travis or his crew. They did believe Hickson and Parker. After the horrendous meeting with the UFO, the gentlemen reported their incident to the Sheriff’s office. The officer interviewed them and even left the recorder running when he stepped out.
The ensuing conversation between Hickson and Parker sitting in the room together was chilling. They talked about having problems sleeping, how no one would believe their story. The Sheriff said their tones expressed how intensely afraid they were. He believed them.
Parker didn’t want anything to do with the limelight and attention that would come from telling what he went through. He wouldn’t say a word about his nefarious experience. Parker left town moving every time a curious person recognized him.
Hickson wanted people to know the truth. He felt it was his responsibility to share what happened that fateful night.
Forty-seven years later, that night is still fresh in everyone’s minds. Hickson died in 2011, and Parker finally found peace and returned to Pascagoula. It turned out that other citizens saw the strange figure in the sky and called it in.
Something happened that night, and many Pascagoula citizens saw something too. Believers from far and wide flocked to the small town, hoping to see aliens also. I had to chuckle about a part of the story where these believers wrapped themselves in foil. Then sat on the roof of their cars, waiting for the aliens to come.
Parker came out of hiding when the city of Pascagoula place a commemorative marker at the site. The image is provided by Mark Frost from Pixabay. The marker tells of two men fishing one night when they met the aliens. Parker sold his story, and there was a book published in 2018 about the notorious events.
So, if you ever make it to Pascagoula, check out the marker, but keep an eye on the sky. Especially at night, just in case the monsters return, looking for new victims for experimentation.