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  • The Pascagoula Alien Abduction
  • By: Irena Scott PhD
  • Narrated by: Johnathan Welsh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
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Summary

The date was October 11, 1973; the location was the Pascagoula River, Mississippi. Two shipyard workers Charles Hickson (age 42) and Calvin Parker (age 18) decided to go fishing on the river after work. Both anglers were not having much luck that night and they thought about calling it a night when something happened that would change their lives forever. A dazzling blue light from behind them illuminated the entire scene. Turning around, both men watched in awe as a rugby ball-shaped object descended. A door opened and three bizarre looking humanoid entities glided out across to the two terrified onlookers. Both Parker and Hickson later that night made their way to their local Sherriff’s Department to tell them that they had been abducted by aliens. It wasn’t long before the story found its way into the media and the story went around the world. Charles Hickson readily told his story, but Calvin Parker wanted simply to be left alone. Hickson co-authored a book with William Mendez in 1983 and it wasn’t until 2018 that Calvin Parker finally told his story in full for the first time.

It was Calvin Parker’s book and subsequent publicity that made this case probably the best-documented such event on record. It wasn’t necessarily what Calvin Parker related in his two books, but it is what happened when they were published. Much to everyone’s surprise, more and more firsthand eyewitnesses began to step forward. A number of these witnesses reported seeing something a few days prior to the Parker/Hickson encounter and others a few days after. UFO sightings were made in and around Pascagoula, Mississippi and in neighboring states as well. Added to that, more eyewitnesses stepped forward with their accounts of what they observed on the very same night, that being October 11th, 1973. Two of these witnesses were quite literally on the other side of the Pascagoula River that night at the very same time as Parker and Hickson were experiencing their close encounter. Not only were they on the other side of the river, but they too have related a sequence of events that could indicate that they two had a similar encounter to the two fishermen on the opposite side of the river. The full story of these two witnesses and all of the others are detailed here in full.

One last thing that has left the authors completely baffled is what could be "proof" of a physical contact with something by Parker and Hickson that night. Both men reported that when the bizarre looking humanoids took hold of them, they felt a king of "scratch" or "prick" similar to an injection. The authors have uncovered a document written on October 13th, 1973, just two days after the encounter, which describes a physical examination of the two men and that "puncture wounds" were located on Charles Hickson’s arm and Calvin Parker’s foot. The document, located in 2018, also mentioned that photographs of these marks were taken. In the file, sadly, there was no sign of these photographs. In 2021, when this book was being written, the authors received an email from a colleague that mentioned he had accidentally found a couple of photos that he thought they would be interested in. The photographs in question were those mentioned in the "puncture wounds" document obtained 3 years earlier and show marks on Charles Hickson’s arm and Calvin Parker’s foot.

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Having finished this audiobook I am amazed at the amount of first hand eye witness accounts that have been compiled. The audiobook does not try to convince you in any direction, it simply lets the listener make up their own mind based on the evidence. To me it is clear something happened to Charlie and Calvin that evening, there are too many sightings of the UFO and testimonials from credible independent witnesses for it not to be true. My favorite chapters where Maria Blair's Regressive Hypnosis, Calvin Parker's Hypnosis In 2022 and the interview with Waynett Parker. RIP Charlie & Calvin.

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The definitive account of the Pascagoula Abduction

Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson’s account of contact with humanoid alien beings was not only taken seriously at the time of its occurrence in 1973 but has since garnered even more acceptance thanks to new substantiating witness statements.
Skilfully combining the firsthand telling of events by Calvin Parker, Charles Hickson and others, alongside a complete in-depth chronicling of the encounter, when all the details of this engrossing audiobook are considered, you will find yourself agreeing that the Pascagoula Abduction case is truly Beyond Reasonable Doubt.

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A truly remarkable experience

Definitely one of the most incredible stories brought to you in your home, car, train or on your walk. Brilliantly written and read with every detail possible covered. New whitenesses have come forward to confirm they also saw the craft. It changed many lives but that of two fishermen more than any other. Here we are taken into a deep dive of what really happened, although it sounds to incredible to be true, it most definitely happened, there’s too many people involved for it to be a hoax. Go for it, give it a listen, you won’t be disappointed. In fact, you’ll be hooked.
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First class account

A fascinating and comprehensive account of an intriguing event. A great effort by the authors.

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