New York Skies (Cheryl Costa)

The Big Beautiful Saucer Over The Water

Columnist Cheryl Costa shares a vintage UFO sighting about a flying saucer over water.

This account comes from the town of Steilacoom in Pierce County, Wash. It’s the story of a couple of little girls, their dad and a large flying saucer over the water.

Andrea and Beth are now in their mid-70s; their story happened when Andrea was 9 and when Beth was 8. Steilacoom, Wash., is on the coast of Puget Sound, and back in 1949 it was a quaint place with a population of about 1,200. These days it’s grown to about 6,200.

Andrea said it was late August, just before school started. The girls and their dad were down by the water at dusk admiring the sunset.

“It was just about dark when this beautiful saucer-shaped object appeared out over the water, which seemed so close to us,” Andrea said. “It made a humming sound, and it had beautiful lights all around it.”

She further explained that the saucer hovered over the water for perhaps 10 minutes, maybe longer.

“My father was alarmed and grabbed my sister and me … we got into our car and drove away on a deserted road. The saucer seemed to follow us for some time, something which upset my father.”

Andrea said neither her or her sister were afraid. “Its beauty with the lights hovering over us made us feel warm inside and safe,” she said.

The two women said they both experienced a feeling of wonderment and joy for having been witnesses to something so majestic and beautiful when they were children.

Washington state is No. 4 in the nation for UFO sightings with 5,213 between 2001 through 2015. Pierce County on Puget Sound reported 473 UFO Sightings, or 9 percent of the state’s sightings during the same period. The town of Steilacoom logged three sightings during that time.

Let’s take a look at some recent UFO sighting reports from Washington state:

Aug. 15, 2017: At 11 a.m. a resident of Seattle reported seeing an orb with pulsing lights in different colors.

Aug. 22, 2017: At 11 p.m. a resident of Coulee Dam reported seeing a bright light moving in the sky.

Sept. 3, 2017: At 10:45 p.m. a resident of Puyallup reported a loud electrical crackling sound moving from Van Lerop Park heading toward Orting.

Sept. 4, 2017: At 7:00 p.m. a several residents of Burien reported seeing a disc-shaped object flying about 500 feet above the ground.

If you are interested in joining a monthly UFO discussion group in the Onondaga County area, drop Cheryl an email at [email protected]. If you have a UFO sighting to report, you can use either one of the two national database services: or Both services respect confidentiality. Follow me on Twitter @American_Skies.

Attention, Central New York residents: Join a monthly MUFON-sponsored speakers presentation and discussion group in Syracuse. Regularly held the last Saturday of the month, it runs from April 29 through October 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m, May Memorial, 3800 E. Genesee St. Plenty of off-street parking is available.

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