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About: Cheryl Costa is a two-service military veteran, a retired aerospace security engineer and a published playwright. She has had a lifelong interest in UFOs. From 1998-2001 she hosted “The X Factor” talk radio program in Washington, DC, covering UFOs and many other paranormal topics. In 2013 she began writing NEW YORK SKIES a weekly newspaper blog for In the column she shares lively accounts of New York State UFO sightings. Cheryl’s live presentations are known for their frankness, humor, and a bit of theatrical flair.

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Talk Synopsis: 200 Years of UFOs over New York State

New York State has had a unique history of UFO sightings, in fact it accounts for about 4% of the world wide sightings. Some sightings have been reported in word-of-mouth folk tales, some as sworn statements before county clerks in colonial NY. Some have been reported in 19th century newspaper accounts. One was even shared with a priest and annotated in the margins of a baptismal register. In more modern times, the reports of UFOs and strange aerial phenomena come to us in national reporting data bases. The reports range from as recent as last night, to a long overdue recounting of an incredible night long ago and some even come to us transcribed as deathbed accounts. Journalist and Playwright, Cheryl Costa will share with you some of the amazing accounts and stories of UFOs that she’s reported in her popular weekly newspaper column “NEW YORK SKIES.”

Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time: 1:00 – 2:15 PM