Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pascagoula Creature Abductee Dies

Charles E Hickson Sr (left above), one of two men who reported they were abducted from the banks of Mississippi's Pascagoula River by aliens in 1973, has died at the age of 80.

Mr Hickson died on Friday, September 9, 2011, in Ocean Springs, officials with O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gautier said.

He spent nearly 40 years reliving the reported encounter. He also co-wrote a book, UFO Contact at Pascagoula.

On October 11, 1973, Mr Hickson and Calvin Parker were fishing on the Pascagoula River. What seemed to be the beginning of a peaceful night turned to chaos when the pair said they suddenly found themselves in a close encounter with an alien craft and its occupants.

Mr Hickson, then 42, and Mr Parker, then 19, did not want their account publicised, but a reported leak to the newspaper made publicity inevitable.

After reporting their account to the sheriff's office, Mr Hickson and Mr Parker both passed lie detector tests and were even questioned under hypnosis. Investigators are on record saying the pair's story never wavered.

Mr Hickson said in a 2008 interview with WLOX-TV: 'I am not trying to force anybody to believe anything. I just simply tell them what happened to Calvin and me, and they make up their own minds if they want to believe it or not.'

Mr Parker, who was last reported living in Louisiana, has declined to discuss the matter.

According to Mr Hickson's account, two of the creatures from the ship seized him and another grabbed Mr Parker, who fainted.

He said the aliens held them for about 20-30 minutes.

'Something came out of that wall, like a big eye. It came up in front of me, it went under me, and it came back up my back side. The next time I saw it, it came over my head in front of me. They turned me around and carried me right back out where they pick me up.'

Then, Mr Hickson said, within the blink of an eye, it was all over. He said the UFO was gone, and the men were left wondering what had happened.

A native of Jones County, Mr Hickson served in the Army during the Korean War.

He is survived by two sons, three daughters, a brother and a sister; and 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 1pm at McGill Cemetery in Sandersville.

Pascagoula is a major industrial city of Mississippi, along the Gulf Coast. Prior to World War II, the town was a sleepy fishing village of only about 5,000. The population exploded with the war-driven shipbuilding industry. Although the city's population seemed to peak in the late 1970s and early 1980s as Cold War defense spending was at its height, Pascagoula experienced some new growth and development in the years beforeHurricane Katrina. Today, Pascagoula is home to the state’s largest employer, Ingalls Shipbuilding, owned by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. Other major industries include one of the largest Chevron refineries in the country; Signal International, an oil platform builder; and Mississippi Phosphates.

The Pascagoula, Mississippi, Incident
Hickson/Parker Abduction
October 11, 1973

Charles Hickson (42)

Calvin Parker (19) Case
Preliminary: Witnesses were fishing after dark off a pier in an abandoned shipyard. Heard or happened to turn and detect something behind them.
Initial activities: Beings floated toward them from a hovering craft, grabbed Hickson by his arms causing pain in left shoulder and immobilizing him. Another being grabbed Parker by the arm and he lost consciousness. Hickson recalled being lifted off the ground and floated with the beings into the craft. He saw Parker go limp.

Air Force sketch depicts the alien being as
Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker described it.
Craft/Beings: Domed oval object descended, hovered just off the ground emitting a buzzing noise. A door opened revealing a brightly lighted interior. Three robot-like beings just over 5 ft. (1.5 m) tall emerged and floated toward them. They had no visible neck, slit mouth, pointed nose, and ears. Eyes not prominent, maybe slits. Rough gray skin, mummy-like appearance. Unusually long arms with clawlike hands. Feet were elephant-like.
Onboard features: Interior was brilliantly lighted. No furniture seen, only a screenlike device on the wall. Hickson seemed to hang suspended in the air at an angle of 45 degrees as an eyelike device appeared out of the wall.

In a state of shock, Charles Hickson does not
attempt to resist the silvery-looking creatures who
lead him into the examination room of their craft.
Onboard activities: The device circled Hickson, first moving down his front, then up his back and over his head, stopping in front of his face. The beings moved in a stiff, mechanical way as if robots, but worked quickly and efficiently. One made a buzzing sound. When they were through they disappeared for a while.
Communication: Hickson "heard" a message in his mind that the beings were peaceful.
Termination/Return: The beings returned and grasped Hickson again, floating him through the opening in the craft and back to the pier. His legs collapsed when he touched the ground. Parker was standing rigidly with a look of terror on his face. Hickson shook Parker and they watched the craft and blue light shoot straight up emitting a whistling sound and quickly disappear
Aftermath: Next day Hickson suffered bleeding from his left arm where the being had grasped him, and later he had nightmares. Parker suffered a nervous breakdown, Over the past 20 years Hickson has had an obsession about the encounter and its meaning, leading him to attend UFO conferences as a speaker and observer. He has reported follow-up communications and encounters.
Source: Volume II, The UFO Evidence, A Thirty Year Report, Richard H. Hall, Page 534-535. Source: NICAP.


dan said...

hey rest in peace sir. and besides who wouldn't believe this good ole boy. he was a southern boy with good roots. god bless.

Norma said...

Rest in peace. You are much loved by many and have been blessed with a big family.
I hope we will not sweep the injury received by many during encounters with ufos and their occupants under the proverbial rug.
When I was WAY younger I think I called them and talked to somebody
involved in the abduction and they seemed very sincere and honest.
Perhaps it's best to try to avoid "contact" with ufos and their occupants whenever possible due to possible injuries that may occur.

Anonymous said...

god's blessing to the family. he NOW knows ALL the answers to all the questions.

Anonymous said...

clone him the aliens did

Anonymous said...

Clone him the aliens did

Dale said...

I remember someone telling me about this insident a long time ago. This report comfirms what they where telling me. The story I was told, was that the space beings were, in fact, peacefull.

Anonymous said...

Aliens are nothing more than fallen angels.

Unknown said...

It's difficult to understand but this experience they had was undoubtedly real- whether or not it was physical...

The nearby naval station personnel saw nothing, and one of the two men involved had an "electric" effect from long before the incident.

John Keel noted that there was high alert and great security precautions taken when the two men were taken to an Air Force base for interview- as though the pair were liable to explode like a bomb...

The ultraterrestrials had a lingering effect on them.