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:
Pascagoula is set to mark the 50th anniversary with an “Out of this World Festival”
hosted by Main Street Pascagoula on the evening of October 20, 2023.
On October 11th, 1973 nineteen year old Calvin Parker and his friend forty two year old Charles Hickson were spending a frustrating evening fishing on the Pascagoula River in Mississippi. Both men loved to fish but tonight’s fishing trip would turn out to be one they would never forget. In the early evening both men were startled when a strange craft descended and hovered a few feet above the ground and just a few yards from their location. Before they had any chance to run an opening appeared in this craft and out ‘floated’ three humanoid creatures. Both men were absolutely terrified when these creatures grabbed them and took them aboard the craft. On the craft both men were subjected to an examination and at one point they were so terrified as they believed they were about to die. Minutes later both Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson were deposited back on the riverbank and the craft departed. Taking off in their car the two terrified witnesses eventually located a public telephone box and phoned the local sheriff. A short time later they were being interviewed at their local sheriff’s office. These two disorientated witnesses told their story of their close encounter and abduction by these strange creatures. The next day all hell was let loose as the press descended on this unsuspecting Mississippi town. Calvin Parker, seriously disturbed by these events, has largely remained in the background without ever detailing the full account of what happened that night, how it affected him and his life, and other close encounters he has experienced down the years. Now, for the first time, Calvin Parker tells his story in full. This book, Pascagoula – The Closest Encounter, tells the story of one of the classic close encounters currently on record. This book features for the first time the full transcript of Calvin Parker’s hypnotic regression session with the late Budd Hopkins, one of the world’s foremost researchers of this phenomena. The manuscript is also packed full of documents, newspaper cuttings and photographs old and new.
Calvin was featured on The Travel Channel’s
“UFOs The Lost Evidence”, Season 2, Episode 3 “Abduction”
WLOX, Oct 11th, 2020; On This Day: 47 years pass since Pascagoula Alien Abduction
WLOX, Oct 4th, 2019; “Meet the Author: Calvin Parker with “Pascagoula-The Story Continues”
The Daily Star (UK), Sep 29th, 2019; ”Alien abductee’ has famous kidnap by ‘faceless woman’ brought back via hypnosis
(Read more stories on the News Page)
TV News Coverage
“PASCAGOULA – THE STORY CONTINUES” New Evidence & New Witnesses by CALVIN PARKER
This book is the continuing research into the ‘close encounter’ event experienced by Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson on the Pascagoula River, Mississippi on the night of October 11th, 1973. It follows-on from Calvin Parker’s first and best-selling book ‘Pascagoula – The Closest Encounter’. After the first book was published the research did not stop, in fact it intensified. This book will feature the ‘smoking gun’ document known as the ‘puncture wound’ document which was located in the files of APRO. Does this one page type-written document confirm that both Hickson and Parker were ‘injected’ that night by the creatures that abducted them ? The book also has six transcripts of hypnosis sessions with both Parker and Hickson. The first is Calvin Parker under hypnosis literally just three days after the encounter. The second hypnosis session is with Budd Hopkins in 1993. The third hypnosis session is with Kathleen Marden on September 14th, 2019.
There are three transcripts of hypnosis sessions with the late Charles Hickson. They are from 1974, 1985 and 1989, the latter two again with Budd Hopkins. If you don’t like reading hypnosis transcripts then this book might not be for you.
The book also details for the very first time an array of first-hand eyewitnesses to UFOs in and around Pascagoula and elsewhere in Mississippi that night back in 1973. Published here for the first time are details from a first-hand independent eye-witness who was on the opposite side of the river that night. This witness puts his testimony on the record stating that he too saw the ‘humanoids’ and also witnessed the UFO taking off.
Last but not least, the author rounds the book off with an emotional look back at what has happened to him and the official unveiling of an historic marker unveiled by the Mayor in commemoration of what happened to Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker on October 11th, 1973. Like the previous book this one also utilizes an array of photographs, artwork, news cuttings, UFO magazine articles, letters and documents both old and new. Pascagoula-The Story Continues sheds yet more light onto one of ufology’s best document alien abduction accounts. This book also has a foreword by the veteran UK UFO researcher Philip Mantle, and an afterword by US scientist, UFO researcher and author Dr. Irena Scott.
What is best known about the UFO events of October 1973 is the Pascagoula abduction account of Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker. It began as an extremely credible report, but unlike many reports, intensive research has uncovered a number of additional reports of UFO sightings in the area at around the same time. This number continues to grow and more are given here. This has added to its credibility and because of this, it has been termed the best-documented alien abduction account on record.But much is not known about many elements associated with this event. It had numerous unique aspects, such as that the instruments the beings appeared to use to scan the men resembled such modern devices as the computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan. Such unique factors are compared to additional reports from the same time.
“Amazing things happened elsewhere at the same time as the Pascagoula abduction.” ~ Dr. Irena Scott
This book concentrates on the independent eyewitness testimony, the puncture wounds evidence, the hypnosis sessions of the new witnesses and of Calvin Parker both of which were conducted exclusively for this book, and it is left for the reader to draw their own conclusion.
The book is fully illustrated with photographs, documents, newspaper cuttings, and exclusive artwork by UK artist Jason Gleaves and has a foreword by Calvin Parker.
We believe that the evidence provided in this book if it was taken to court could prove BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT that something truly extraordinary took place that October night in 1973 in the Pascagoula area. 2023 will be the 50th anniversary of this encounter, and we have provided all of the evidence we have. All we ask is for you to take an objective look at this evidence and see if you agree with us or not.
The Pascagoula Abduction – Smoking Gun Document
By Philip Mantel
In 2018 I published the book ‘Pascagoula-The Closest Encounter’ by Calvin Parker. The book details Calvin Parker’s alien abduction experience that took place on the Pascagoula River on October 11th, 1973. For those who are not aware of what some call the best-documented case of its kind I will outline the details of what happened:
On the evening of October 11, 1973, 42-year-old Charles Hickson and 19-year-old Calvin Parker — co-workers at a shipyard — were fishing off a pier on the west bank of the Pascagoula River in Mississippi. They heard a whirring/whizzing sound, saw two flashing blue lights, and reported that an oval-shaped “craft”, some 8 feet across and 8 or more feet high, suddenly appeared near them. The ship seemed to levitate about 2 feet above the ground. A door opened on the ship, they said, and three creatures emerged and seized the men, floating or levitating them into the craft. Both men reported being paralyzed and numb. Parker claimed that he had fainted due to fright. They described the creatures as being roughly humanoid in shape and standing about five feet tall. The creatures’ skin was pale in colour and wrinkled, and they had no eyes that the men could discern, and slits for mouths. Their heads also appeared connected directly to their shoulders, with no discernible neck.
There were three “carrot-like” growths instead – one where the nose would be on a human, the other two where ears would normally be. The beings had lobster-like claws at the ends of their arms, and they seemed to have only one leg (Hickson later described the creatures’ lower bodies looking as if their legs were fused together) ending in elephant-like feet. Hickson also reported that the creatures moved in mechanical, robotic ways.
On the ship, Hickson claimed that he was somehow levitated or hovered a few feet above the floor of the craft and was examined by what looked like a large football-shaped mechanical eye, about 6 to 8 inches in diameter, that seemed to scan his body. Parker claimed that he could not recall what had happened to him inside the craft, although later, during sessions of hypnotic regression he offered some hazy details. The men were released after about 15-20 minutes and the creatures levitated them, with Hickson’s feet dragging along the ground, back to their original positions on the river bank. Both men said they were terrified by what had happened. They claimed to have sat in a car for about 45 minutes, trying to calm themselves. Hickson drank a small amount of whiskey. After some discussion, they tried to report their story to officials at Keesler Air Force Base, but personnel told them the United States Air Force had nothing to do with UFO reports and suggested the men notify police. At about 10:30 p.m., Hickson and Parker arrived at the Jackson County, Mississippi Sheriff’s office. They brought the catfish they’d caught while fishing; it was the only proof they had to back up their story. Sheriff Fred Diamond thought the men seemed sincere and genuinely frightened and he thought Parker was especially disturbed.
After the book was published and became a best-seller on Amazon.com I continued my search for any formal documentation related to the incident as any that had been in the possession of Calvin Parker had been washed away by hurricane Katrina. I contacted all of the major UFO groups one of which included the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies in the USA. They were very obliging and sent me a PDF file of what they had on the case. Most of what they sent was newspaper cuttings but buried in the middle of this file was a very curious and possible ‘smoking gun’ type-written document.
Although this document, dated 13th of October 1973, just two days after the alien encounter, is unsigned it was written by Dr. James Harder. We know it was written by Dr. Harder as he was the only person to examine the witnesses which has been confirmed by Calvin Parker. Dr. James Harder’s academic credentials are as follows: BS (Caltech), MS, Ph.D., (U.C. Berkeley). He is a Fellow, AAAS; Life Member, ASCE; and Founding Member, Society for Scientific Exploration. Professor Emeritus, U.C. Berkeley. He was also a director of the UFO research group APRO.
Dr. Harder along with Dr J. Allen Hynek were on-site in Pascagoula within 36 hours of the event happening. They interviewed Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson and at a press conference confirmed that they believed what the witnesses were saying.
This ‘smoking gun’ document has never been seen in public before and can only add to the authenticity of Calvin parker & Charles Hickson’s testimony. Charles Hickson died in 2011 but Calvin Parker has this to say about this document:
“At the time of my abduction on October 11th, 1973 when the alien reached out to take me on board the ship. From the first time I saw them it was the fear I felt that is hard to describe. I just knew I would not live through this fear. As the alien made contact to my left arm I heard a whisk of what I thought was air then all at once I got became really relaxed then all the fear was gone. Later on, after being examined by Dr. James Harder I heard him telling Dr Hynek that I had puncture marks on my arm and later at the hospital, I found out that I was given not one shot but two shots the second was while I was on board the craft. This document simply confirms what I have always known and that is both Charlie and I were given injections by these creatures and we had the puncture wounds to prove it.”
I have been involved in UFO research for over 40 years and spent a great deal of time investigating UFO events first-hand. Even when I was the Director of Investigations for the British UFO Research Association, I have never come across any official documentation that confirms that ‘puncture wounds’ as described by the witnesses, have had their claims officially documented by a professional in such a manner. For me this is a world first. Calvin Parker’s encounter and his description of being ‘given a shot (injection) by the creatures to make him relax) now seems to have been confirmed.
“The strange and extremely unusual encounter both Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker experienced, becomes more and more bizarre, with the announcement of puncture wounds being discovered on both victims’ bodies!”
Alien Contact – The Pascagoula UFO Encounter (Documentary)
Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson were abducted by Aliens in 1973. The incident made headline news around the world yet like many reported UFO encounters skips into the ether and is forgotten over time. This case however, now takes the forefront decades later as new eyewitnesses have emerged to tell the story and confirm the horrifying encounter actually happened on that October night in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Hear the true story from the lone survivor, Calvin Parker, and the shocking details that have never before been exposed until now. This is the Alien abduction case that will change your mind about the Alien presence on Earth. Consultants Dr. Irena Scott and Philip Mantle
Podcasts Calvin Parker Has Been On
WHAT IS A PODCAST? “Simply Put, A Podcast Is Talk Radio, But On Demand.”
It’s a series of spoken, audio episodes, often focused on a particular topic or theme. You can subscribe to shows with an app on your phone and listen whenever you like on your headphones, in the car or through speakers. I listen to podcasts on my communist to work.
THE ACADEMY OF PARANORMAL ARTS & SCIENCES “COSMO AWARDS” (2020)
Michael W. Hall, J.D., President of the Academy’s “Board of Governors,” announces, “The Academy is proud to honor CALVIN PARKER and (posthumously) his fellow Abductee/Experiencer, CHARLES HICKSON, with “The 2020 HISTORICAL EXPERIENCER AWARD. Calvin, who will accept his ‘Academy Award’ via Skype from Pascagoula, Mississippi (and on Charles Hickson’s behalf), has been stalwart in his life-long dedication to telling his remarkable story with unabashed, straight-forward voracity, never wavering from the facts as he experienced them.” Says Hall, “Calvin and Charles, along with their fellow historical UFO abductee/experiencer, TRAVIS WALTON, serve as shining examples to all, of ordinary people who have had extraordinary, unexplainable ‘Experiences,’ and then have devoted their lives to bringing about “Disclosure” regarding the “Truth” about UFOs and the potential “Extraterrestrial Alien Presence” on our planet, to everyone who will listen with an open and discerning analytical mind.”
“There is no question in my mind that these men have had a very terrifying experience. Under no circumstances should they be ridiculed.”
Dr. J. Allen Hynek
“The men’s experience while under hypnosis was traumatic.”
“There was definitely something here that was not terrestrial”
Dr. James Harder
“We have received reports of UFOs throughout the week. The phones have been busy 24 hours a day.”
Sheriff Fred Diamond
“Calvin’s story is compelling, in large part because of the real, all too human consequences he and his wife have endured for 45-plus years.”
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