1973 was an unprecedented year for abduction cases. 10 abduction cases were reported that year, 8 of which occurred during a 17 day period from October 11-28. Many of them would become infamous in the UFO community. The abduction of Patty Roach and her children was featured in an episode of In Search Of… alongside the story of Carl Higdon. The model for Brian Scott’s repeated abduction experiences would go on to mirror those reported in books by people like Budd Hopkins and John Mack.
The Pascagoula Abduction is the most well known from 1973. The story of Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker are among the most relatable. Two men went fishing on the evening of October 11, 1973 and had an experience that people are still talking about today. Years later, additional eyewitnesses have come forward adding more validity to their story. And of course, there is the infamous tape.