On the evening of the very same day, the two men, Calvin Parker, 19, and Charles Hickson, 42 being fishermen decided to sit on their most resourceful fishing spot that was located nearby an old shipyard.
As soon as Jackson caught a catfish, they both heard a sudden and weird zipping sound that emerged from the behind of the shipyard, and immediately they felt the landing in a clearing that was about 35 yards behind them.
Upon turning around, to their surprise, they spotted a 30-foot-long football-shaped object with two portholes.
Suddenly, the door of the object opened, and a bright white light emerged from it.
Within a couple of seconds, three five-foot-tall figures moved out smoothly from the craft and approached the two scared fishermen.
It became evidently clear at the very moment they arrived that these mysterious figures were not humans.
The enigmatic entities were gray in color with wrinkled bodies and had clawlike hands.
The head appeared to be directly attached to the shoulders, and the neck was absent and something resembling a nose came out to a point about two inches long.
On each side of the head, about where ears would be, was something similar to the nose.
Directly under the nose was a slit resembling a mouth.
The arms were quite similar to the human arms however proportionately longer to the body; the hands resembled a mitten and there was a thumb attached.
The legs remained together and the feet looked something like elephant’s feet.
“If they had a more human likeness, it would not have shocked me so.Charles Hickson
The entire body was wrinkled and had a grayish color. There could have been eyes, but the area above the nose was so wrinkled, I couldn’t tell.”
Both Calvin and Charles had an impression that the strange entities were robots.
Calvin was so scared that he fainted, and one of the three figures grabbed Calvin, whereas the other two got a hold of Charles, the moment he was grabbed by the strange creatures, he felt himself getting paralyzed.
The strange creatures took them both back into the craft.
Though Hickson is dead now, during an interview back in 1973, he attempted to explain what happened to them and what he saw including when he was taken into the craft.
“And they glided me into that thing. You know, how you just guide somebody.Hickson
All of us moved like we were floating through the air. When I got in there they had me, you know, they just kind of had me there. There were no seats, no chain, they just moved me around. I couldn’t resist them. I just floated, felt no sensation, no pain. They kept me in that position a little while, then they’d raise me back up.”
Charles Hickson also tried to describe a machine that was supposedly used for certain medical experiments.
“No, it wasn’t like an x-ray machine. There ain’t no way to describe it.Hickson
It looked like an eye, like a big eye. It had some kind of an attachment to it. It moved. It looked like a big eye and it went all over my body, up and down. And then they left me.”
Hickson answered numerous questions regarding the appearance of the aliens.
He further stated that he could not recall if they had eyes or when did they leave the craft as he was extremely frightened.
“The only thing I remember is that kid, Calvin, just standing there. I’ve never seen that sort of fear on a man’s face as I saw on Calvin’s.”Hickson
“It took me a while to get him back to his senses, and the first thing I told him was, ‘Son, ain’t nobody gonna believe this. Let’s just keep this whole thing to ourselves.’ Well, the more I thought about it, the more I thought I had to let some officials know.”
Charles Hickson had been a part of the Korean war and was well aware of what actual fear feels like, however, he still felt that the incident known as Pascagoula abduction was far scarier.
Inside the craft, he was held captive inside a white room with round walls, and he was unable to move.
Both Calvin and Charles were kept in separate rooms.
The eye-shaped machine was used to conduct some kind of experiment on him and then the strange creatures left the room.
And that is when he called out for Calvin but received no response.
However, they appeared again after a while and floated Hickson back into the first room and then outside the craft where he found finally Calvin shaking in fear.
Before taking off their craft, the aliens left a strong message through telepathy saying that ” We are peaceful; we meant you no harm.”
The two fishermen decided to report the encounter with the aliens to the police and fled to the police station.
To check the credibility, the policeman hid a tape recorder inside his desk and left the men alone.
He knew that if they were fabricating the story, they would probably discuss it.
But when he reviewed the tape, the men stuck to their story.
And Parker even broke down crying.
It was revealed during the further investigation that several police officers in the area had also seen UFOs around the same time.
Both men later underwent hypnosis and lie detector tests.
No evidence of hoaxing was ever found.
Hickson later had further encounters involving much of his family.
The case later became popular as the Pascagoula abduction and gained attention.