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Man Says 1973 UFO Incident Turned Life Upside Down

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 12:27:42 -0400
Archived: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 12:27:42 -0400
Subject: Man Says 1973 UFO Incident Turned Life Upside Down




Source: NewYorkDailyNews.Com

http://tinyurl.com/kbq39b8

Friday, October 11, 2013


Man Says 1973 UFO Incident Turned Life Upside Down
The Associated Press

Calvin Parker Jr. has never come to terms with what he still
says was a meeting with gray, crab-clawed creatures on the banks
of the Pascagoula River forty years ago Friday.

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Charles Hickson never regretted the
notoriety that came his way after he told authorities he
encountered an unidentified flying object and its occupants 40
years ago on the banks of the Pascagoula River. Until his death
in 2011, Hickson told his story to anyone who would listen.

But Calvin Parker Jr., the other man present for one of the most
high-profile UFO cases in American history, has never come to
terms with what he still says was a visit with gray, crab-clawed
creatures from somewhere else. He says the encounter on Oct. 11,
1973, turned his life upside down.

"This is something I really didn't want to happen", Parker told
The Associated Press as the 40th anniversary of the encounter
approached.

Parker was unnerved by initial crush of unwelcome attention,
with newsmen and UFO enthusiasts overrunning Walker Shipyard,
where he and Hickson worked. He tried to dodge the spotlight for
decades, moving frequently before returning to Mississippi's
Gulf Coast in recent years.

The incident made headlines, sparked a


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