A sketch of the creatures
On the night of October 11, 1973, 42-year-old Charles Hickson and 19-year-old Calvin Parker told the Jackson County, Mississippi Sheriff's office they were fishing off a pier on the west bank of the Pascagoula River in Mississippi when they heard a whirring sound and saw two flashing blue lights and an oval shaped object 30-40 feet across and 8-10 feet high. Parker and Hickson claimed that they were "conscious but paralyzed" while three "creatures" took them aboard the object and subjected them to an examination via a giant eyeball-like device before releasing them.
Hickson and Parker described the creatures as being roughly humanoid in figure and standing about five feet tall. The creatures' skin was pale gray in color and wrinkled, like an "elephant", and they had no eyes that the men could make out and slits for mouths. Their heads also appeared connected directly to their shoulders, with no discernible neck. Their faces contained three "carrot-like" growths instead - one where the nose would be and the other two where ears would normally be. The beings possessed lobster-like claw, 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.
- The case gained substantial media attention and is one of the best-known documented cases of alien abduction.