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.
Author: Calvin Parker
Publisher: Independently Published
Pascagoula - The Closest Encounter - My StoryBy Calvin ParkerForeword by Philip Mantle(FULL COLOUR EDITION)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. This is the full colour edition and a black and white version is also available.
In 2018 Calvin Parker finally decided to write his own book to get the real story out there. Pascagoula—The Closest Encounter: My Story tells us much about Parker's life in his own words and it has transcriptions of the “secret” tape ...
Author: Nigel Watson
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
New Hampshire couple Betty and Barney Hill provided Americans with what is essentially the original alien abduction story. Since their story became public in the early 1960s, many thousands of Americans have likewise come forward with similar stories of traumatic experiences. Sometimes the abductee has little conscious recollection of these events, but through nightmares, dreams, flashbacks and hypnosis they eventually learn more. Sometimes the participants are bewildered. To get a better understanding of the opposing viewpoints of skeptic and believer, the Betty and Barney Hill case is used to examine the wider context of such encounters, their historical origins, media influences and the latest extraterrestrial, psychological, paranormal, conspiracy and sociological theories that surround them.
But what I found particularly compelling about this story was my mother's claim that the song sung long ago by the Pascagoula could still be heard in the cadences of the river's waters . If you swim under the waters of the river and ...
Author: Mark I. Wallace
Publisher: Fortress Press
We live in an age of vast and rapid destruction of habitats and species. Yet Christianity holds great potential for healing this situation. Indeed, the Bible and Christian tradition are a treasure trove of rich images and stories about God as an "earthen" being who sustains the natural world with compassion and thereby models for humankind environmentally healthy ways of being.Mark Wallace's stimulating book retrieves a central but often neglected biblical theme - the idea of God as carnal Spirit who indwells all things - as the basis for constructing a "green spirituality" responsive to the environmental needs of our time.In the biblical tradition, he writes, God as Spirit is an ecological presence that shows itself to us daily by living in and through the earth. One message of Christianity, therefore, is celebration of the bodily, material world - ancient redwoods, vernal springs, broad-winged hawks, everyday pigweed - as the place that God indwells and cares for in order to maintain the well-being of our common planetary home.Alongside his green reading of the Bible and tradition, Wallace employs the resources of deep ecology, Neopagan spirituality, and the environmental justice movement to rethink Christianity as an earth-based, body-loving religion. He also analyzes color images reproduced in the book. Wallace's bold yet careful work reawakens our sense of the sacrality of the earth and the life that the trinitarian God creates there. It also grounds the impulses of New Age spirituality in a profoundly biblical notion of God's being and activity.
My first encounter with the sacred occurred along the banks of the Singing River in Pascagoula, Mississippi. As a boy I spent summers in coastal Mississippi, where I heard stories about how the indigenous people in this area, ...
Author: Whitney A. Bauman
How do religion and the natural world interact with one another? Grounding Religion introduces students to the growing field of religion and ecology, exploring a series of questions about how the religious world influences and is influenced by ecological systems. Grounding Religion examines the central concepts of ‘religion’ and ‘ecology’ using analysis, dialogical exchanges by established scholars in the field, and case studies. The first textbook to encourage critical thinking about the relationships between the environment and religious beliefs and practices, it also provides an expansive overview of the academic field of religion and ecology as it has emerged in the past forty years. The contributors introduce students to new ways of thinking about environmental degradation and the responses of religious people. Each chapter brings a new perspective on key concepts such as sustainability, animals, gender, economics, environmental justice, globalization and place. Discussion questions and contemporary case studies focusing on topics such as Muslim farmers in the US and Appalachian environmental struggles help students apply the perspective to current events, other media, and their own interests.
Hynek and Dr. James Harder of the University of California interviewed by hypnosis two PASCAGOULA ... ker and Hickson : Other residents of the Pasca“ There is no question in my goula area reported to the shermind that these men have ...
Author: Allen Hynek
Publisher: Health Research Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The author is one of the world's foremost experts on the UFO phenomenon. He separates the facts from fantasy and tells what you should know. He was one of the nation's foremost astronomers, and for many years scientific consultant to the U.S. Air Force.
Close CI'OP Nautique, was basically destroyed beyond appendaged creatures lying on my dock are 1 had to laugh at the new look for the June normal repair. It's a long story, but after a lot safe, right? Also, are you sure the snake in ...
Footnote 34: abducted ... from the dock in the Pascagoula River: Ralph and Judy Blum, Beyond Earth: Man's Contact with ... 1974), 293–311; Tony Nugent, “Quicksilver in Twilight: A Close Encounter with a Hermetic Eye,” in Cyberbiological ...
Author: David J. Halperin
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A voyage of exploration to the outer reaches of our inner lives. UFOs are a myth, says David J. Halperin—but myths are real. The power and fascination of the UFO has nothing to do with space travel or life on other planets. It's about us, our longings and terrors, and especially the greatest terror of all: the end of our existence. This is a book about UFOs that goes beyond believing in them or debunking them and to a fresh understanding of what they tell us about ourselves as individuals, as a culture, and as a species. In the 1960s, Halperin was a teenage UFOlogist, convinced that flying saucers were real and that it was his life's mission to solve their mystery. He would become a professor of religious studies, with traditions of heavenly journeys his specialty. With Intimate Alien, he looks back to explore what UFOs once meant to him as a boy growing up in a home haunted by death and what they still mean for millions, believers and deniers alike. From the prehistoric Balkans to the deserts of New Mexico, from the biblical visions of Ezekiel to modern abduction encounters, Intimate Alien traces the hidden story of the UFO. It's a human story from beginning to end, no less mysterious and fantastic for its earthliness. A collective cultural dream, UFOs transport us to the outer limits of that most alien yet intimate frontier, our own inner space.
A few years earlier, in neighboring Pascagoula, Mississippi, two men claimed they had been abducted by aliens. Their story of their alien encounter had fired the imaginations of everyone in the South and it started a rash of UFO ...
Author: Shannon Shea
Publisher: Dark Ink
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Using his unique and personal narrative, Shannon shares his funny, embarrassing, and brutally honest life story, detailing his journey from a monster obsessed Louisiana kid to co-supervising the creation of the iconic alien hunter from the film Predator along with his countless other iconic film creations. A must for any film fan, Rubber, will give fans a behind the scenes look at such classics as House, Star Trek IV, Evil Dead II and much more.
the two eventually relented and took their story to Pascagoula Sheriff Fred Diamond.5 Interestingly, during the period between Mike Reese's first mention of his 1973 encounter to me in an e-mail and our eventual meeting over dinner in ...
Author: Micah Hanks
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Why and how are past unexplained phenomena changing our future? Where will transcending the bounds of current thinking lead? How near is the singularity? The UFO Singularity finally reveals what UFO phenomena can tell us about greater-than-human intelligence, and offers provocative theories of where such intelligence might originate. You’ll explore the most challenging metaphysical questions and the latest scientific thoughts about them, including: What is the singularity, and how does it relate to UFOs? Could some UFOs be from our plane? Could they actually be time travelers from our future? What current scientific trends are leading us to the kinds of advanced technology we’ve observed in various UFO reports? Are there other ways in which UFOs could be considered “extraterrestrial visitors” in our midst, even if they didn’t get here in the way that most people think (via interplanetary space flight)?
And Stories of the Gulf Coast Paul Ruffin ... knew that here was the closest thing to real truth that I was likely to ever encounter again, so I just kept my mouth ... I could swim to the beach over there at Pascagoula without winding.
Author: Paul Ruffin
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Writer Paul Ruffin celebrates the mysteries of the sea in the short story collection The Time the Waters Rose. From shrimp boat captains to shipyard workers, Ruffin’s characters are men who drink, swear, fight, and sometimes kill, but what unifies them is that all-embracing magic of the Gulf coast and the barrier islands. While some are drawn to the Gulf for its mystery, others are there simply to earn a living,and all are unforgettable, from the bawdy, snuff-dipping, rednecks to the land-locked shipbuilder who erects a ship in his suburban backyard to the salty old freethinker aboard The Drag Queen who gives his evangelical shipmate hell for suggesting they say grace before lunch. The title story, which Ruffin started writing as a ten-year-old bored with traditional Biblical tales, is an irreverent, satirica l retelling of the epic Noah story. All the other tales are set in and around the Mississippi coast, but they are not your typical sea and fishing yarns. While some of the stories may seem far-fetched, they are all drawn from Ruffin’s experiences and are rich with tactile descriptions of the Pascagoula River and its surrounding marshlands, from the sun and shadow play of the open waters to the powerful thunderheads and squalls that arise at a moment’s notice over the islands of the Gulf.