GONE FISHING – CALVIN PARKER HAS PASSED AWAY
by Philip Mantle
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Calvin Parker passed away on August 24th at 8.15 am. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his wife Waynette and other loved ones. Calvin was diagnosed with terminal kidney cancer some time back so we knew his time was limited but it was still bad news when it arrived. A private memorial service was held at the Guardian Angels Funeral Home on September 2nd. At the request of Calvin’s family, I have not released anything in public until now.
Calvin and I had become close friends over these last five years and we talked regularly on skype. He was a charming, intelligent man with a great sense of humour. I’m not ashamed to admit that I cried when I was informed by his wife Waynette that he had died.
Thankfully I spoke with him the week before and told him that I loved and respected him. He already knew that anyway. I also told him that he had more friends around the world that he could ever imagine. His personality, his story and his two books touched a great many people and also helped him get rid of some of the trauma that he had carried since that night in 1973.
When I began working with Calvin I agreed that I would help him cement his legacy. That legacy was to tell his story in full and help to document it for posterity so that future generations will have this information to study and maybe help understand what happened to him and Charles Hickson that night. Calvin was simply looking for answers, some of which he found, others that he didn’t.
I could continue to tell you more about Calvin Parker but I would instead suggest you listen to one of the many podcasts he did. Charles Hickson can also be located online telling his side of the story. Of course, it was their love of fishing that took them to the Pascagoula River that night in October 1973.
Maybe old anglers don’t die, they just go fishing in a bigger river.
CALVIN WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED
by Andrew Hochheimer
I have been friends with Calvin for years and have spent a great deal of time listening to him describe his abduction and the events after. I worked on researching his case, creating his official website, and helping with books to help others discover and learn about the 1973 Pascagoula UFO/Abduction event. (This is one of the very few great abduction cases with considerable documentation, audio recordings, regression sessions, eye-witness testimony, collaborating facts, and official statements.) Much like Philip Mantel, I was crushed to receive the news of Calvin’s Passing on Thursday, August 24th. Calvin will be missed dearly. It’s been great helping him share his story all these years. Calvin did so much for the UFO Community, sharing his story with all who asked. My favorite quote about immortality is, “as long as someone’s still telling it, the story isn’t over.” We live on in the lives we touched, the hearts we loved & that loved us back, & the legacy of our actions, as long as people remember you, you’re never truly gone. We will keep his story alive.
I hope Calvin finds the answers and peace he deserves.
Coverage of the sad news of Calvin parker’s passing in the news media in the USA:
Official Website of Calvin Parker and the Pascagoula Abduction Encounter