Pascagoula Abduction : After the Betty and Barney Hill case,the most famous alien abduction took place on the Pascagoula River in Mississippi on October 11, 1973. Although less dramatic than other abductions, this incident was made prominent by the large amount of publicity it received.
Sometime in the early evening Calvin Parker, 19, and Charles Hickson, 42, were ﬁshing when they heard and then spotted a descending UFO about 30 feet across and 10 feet high.It landed in a clearing about 35 yards behind them. A door opened, and three eerie ﬁgures ﬂoated toward them. About ﬁve feet tall, the odd-appearing beings were gray-colored with wrinkled bodies and clawlike hands. Some observers later speculated that the beings were some kind of robot.
Parker fainted. Two of the entities grabbed Hickson by the arms,and the man felt himself becoming paralyzed.The third picked up Parker,and together the group moved back into the craft. Something like a giant “eye”the size of a football ﬂoated to within a half a foot of Hickson’s face.He tried to cry out,“Please don’t take me away!”but he was too paralyzed to talk. Then, almost as abruptly as it had begun, the kidnapping ended. The beings returned the two men to the dock.As they left, Hickson heard, “We are peaceful. We mean you no harm”inside of his head.
See Also:Abductees;Close Encounters
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Taken from : UFOs and Popular Culture – An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Myth
Written by : James R. Lewis – Copyright © 2000 by James R.Lewis