Anyone familiar with Calvin Parker knows that on On October 11, 1973, he, along with friend Charles Hickson, were fishing along the Pascagoula River in Mississippi near Ingalls Steel Yards when they spied a large UFO above them making a disturbing sound. Suddenly they were abducted by odd looking robotic type entities with very pointed noses and ears. Hickson survived the 30 minute abduction psychologically better than Parker who fainted half way through. When they reported the encounter to Keesler AFB they were referred to the local sheriff’s office. They became overnight sensations with the media and passed lie detector tests. Years later a third witness came forward stating she saw an object that was bright blue in the area at the same time. Both Mr. Hickson and Mr. Parker never veered from their stories. Mr. Parker died August 24th of this year from a long bout with kidney cancer.
PASCAGOULA-THE CLOSEST ENCOUNTER: MY STORY was published in 2018 by Calvin Parker and Philip Mantle and is available on Amazon.com.