UFOs Then and Later: Pascagoula Abduction Site

Pascagoula, Mississippi – 1973

On the early morning of October 11, 1973 two shipyard workers – Charles Hickson, 42, and Calvin Parker, 19, – were fishing on the banks of the Pascagoula River when a large, hovering, metallic craft appeared behind them. Three silvery robotic creatures then floated out of the UFO and grabbed the petrified men – pulling them into the illuminated craft. On board, the dazed men underwent a medical examination before being released back onto the bank by the occupants. The craft then flew away into the night sky.

The panicked men debated telling their story, but then decided to contact the police and the military.  The resulting investigations, by law enforcement and UFO investigators, gained the attention of the national and international press which resulted in a media frenzy. Cronkite reported this story to the nation on the CBS Evening News.

The credible and sincere testimony of the witnesses – along with a secret recording of a private conversation between the two – have led many to support Hickson and Parker’s claims. This famous alien abduction case is considered to be one of the best Close Encounters of the Third Kind in UFO history.

Color photos by Michael Huntington – Spring, 2015 – Pascagoula, Mississippi.

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2016 Huntington Strange Travels

 

 

2016 Strange Travels

 

Here are some Strange Travel destinations for the Huntingtons for 2016! We may add a few more interesting spots, but here’s what we’ve got so far! Fun and weird travel adventures ahead!
Ozark Mountain UFO Conference – Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Face time with famous UFO illuminaries: Erich Von Daniken, Linda Moulton Howe, Jim Marrs, Nick Pope, Richard Dolan, and others.

 

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The famous haunted Crescent Hotel – Eureka Springs, Arkansas. A tour of the most haunted hotel in America.

 

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Wright-Patterson AFB/Air Force Museum – Dayton, Ohio – home of the Project Bluebook UFO Investigation, the legendary Hangar 18, the Avrocar and numerous X-planes.avroscem
The famous 1976 Stanford Abduction – travel route, abduction site, and hotel investigation location. Stanford, Kentucky and Liberty, Kentucky.

 

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Two trips to Kelly-Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Hopkinsville museum artifacts and famous encounter site. Kelly Little Green Men Days festival in August.

 

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The famous 1973 Enfield Horror creature sightings locations. Enfield, Illinois.

 

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The 15th Mothman Festival and 50th anniversary in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. UFOs and creature sightings locations. Mothman Museum and statue. September, 2016.

 

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The famous haunted Lowe Hotel in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
The Big Muddy Monster Brewfest in Murphysboro, Illinois. Sightings locations and the only Bigfoot-themed Beer Festival in America. October, 2016.
A trip to Cairo, Illinois to investigate the 1950 Cairo Jaycees’ Flying Saucer Stunt.
A follow-up excursion to Grand Tower, Illinois to explore the 1973 UFO sightings, Bigfoot encounters, and haunted locations.
The famous haunted Lemp Mansion in St. Louis, Missouri.
The real Exorcist House in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Space Museum in Bonne Terre, Missouri.
The famous white squirrels of Olney, Illinois.
The former Del Taco flying saucer building in St. Louis, Missouri.
Two adjoined Futuro flying saucer homes located in Carlisle, Ohio.
The Futuro home located in Covington, Kentucky.

 

Alternate and possible side-destinations and day-trips may include:

– The haunted McPike Mansion and the Piasa Bird of Alton, Illinois.

– Elsberry, Missouri – 1978 UFO Flap and cattle mutilations locations.

– Louisiana, Missouri – ’71-’72 “Momo” Bigfoot sighting locations.

– A return visit to Millstadt, Illinois area – famous 2000 triangle UFO sightings locations.

– Jackson, Missouri – 1973 Rutledge-investigated UFO burn case and lawsuit.

– Piedmont, Missouri – 1973 UFO flap “jet crash” location.

– “The Space Penguins of Tuscumbia” – 1967 UFO landing location near Tuscumbia, Missouri.

– The secret and infamous “Marley Woods” Missouri UFO hotspot location.

– The famous 1966 Roaring River UFO photos campsite in Missouri.

– Newport, Arkansas – sightings locations of the White River Monster, a legendary “manatee-like” creature.

– Muddy, Illinois – spooky abandoned train tipple.

– The Danville, Illinois Futuro.

 

The Green Futuro of Livingston, Illinois

 

Green Futuro – Livingston, Illinois. Photo by Michael Huntington – 2014.

 

Okay, maybe not THAT green. But I think this looks cool! The Green Futuro – “Flying Saucer House” – on the grounds of the Pink Elephant Antique Mall, just off Route 66 near Livingston, Illinois.
Inside of the Mall, which is an old dance hall possibly haunted by Al Capone’s ghost, tons of cool collectibles can be found (one could spend all day here exploring). Outside – on the grounds – there are a number of classic roadside attractions: a giant Pink Elephant, Michelin giants, giant chairs and bicycles, an old Twistee Treat stand, various cannons, and a few flying saucers – one being the Green Futuro.
The Futuro in a modern/futurist flying saucer-shaped ski chalet designed by the late Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. Only about a hundred were manufactured during the 60s and 70s. Less than 20 of these plastic pre-fabs survive in the US – in various states of disrepair – some with residents living in them (the Livingston Futuro is an unoccupied shell). They could be shipped in pieces and assembled, or pre-assembled and delivered by truck or helicopter. Artists and architects are rediscovering these historical gems and have, in recent years, began refurbishing old and building new Futuros for museums and art centers. Collectors value complete shells at around fifty grand.
Livingston’s Green Futuro was our first to explore. The following year, we were able to check out the White Futuro in Gulf Breeze, Florida on Pensacola Beach. We plan on seeing three more during travels this summer, with more to check off the list in the years ahead!
 
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 Photos by Michael Huntington – 2014.

 

Find out more about the Futuro House at  http://www.thefuturohouse.com/

 

 

The St. Louis Toynbee Tile – 8th & Market

The Last Original Toynbee Tile in St. Louis – Corner of 8th and Market Streets, Downtown.  
Photo by Michael Huntington – 2015.

 

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by Michael Huntington

 

St. Louis has one true Toynbee Tile left. There used to be three, but one was paved over and the other stolen. The survivor sits on the corner of Eighth and Market Streets, next to the downtown City Art Park – which is appropriate since the Toynbee Tile is a form of urban street art.
Toynbee Tiles began appearing on the asphalts of city streets sometime in the early 1980s. There have been HUNDREDS of these linoleum graffiti pieces discovered in a few dozen US cities and a number of South American urban centers. The creation method is understood, but the artist/artists who made them is a mystery – but theories do abound. Many may be, indeed, the work of copycats – most of the true tiles by the originator(s) are believed to center around the Philadelphia area with sojourns to various cities in the Midwest. Countless tiles have been lost due to development, anti-graffiti measures, or art theft.
The unusual mosaic tiles, generally, bear strange reference to to Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction film masterpiece “2001: A Space Odyssey,” which was based on the classic work written by Arthur C. Clarke (Arnold Toynbee was a British historian-philosopher who had influence on Clarke and Ray Bradbury, who also employed Toynbee’s ideas). Some tiles are more conspiratorially bent and serve as commentary on Reagan-era Cold War politics with the Soviet Union.
Most relay this cryptic appeal:  

 

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St. Louis’ last Toynbee – WHICH SHOULD BE MOVED A FEW FEET INTO THE CITY ART PARK SO THAT IT CAN BE PRESERVED – sits where it has, on the street, awaiting it’s eventual fate…worn away more and more with each tire tread and foot fall. Many recent copycat/influenced tiles do still spot the city – with more being made each year. There are a number of so-called “HOUSE OF HADES” tiles that have shown up around town within the past 5 years – utilizing the Toynbee Tile ideas in message, style, and medium. The Toynbee demonstrating artistic and cultural influence nearly 40 years on.
If you want to find out more about this urban culture jam art mystery, check out the intriguing 2011 documentary “Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles.”

 

 

Strange Travels

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I am Michael Huntington and I travel to strange places across America with my wife, Diane, and my two young boys, Robbie and Sammie. We visit famous UFO sighting locations, hunt for mythical monsters, search spooky places of the Unknown, explore air and space museums, set-jet movie filming locations, and check out unique roadside attractions. Mostly, we try to have fun traveling as a family. We live in Cape Girardeau, Missouri – a Midwest town located on the Mississippi River.