Cheryl Costa is an upstate New York resident and native, who saw her first UFO at age twelve. A military veteran, she’s a retired Information Security professional from the aerospace industry. She’s been a speaker at the International UFO Congress (IUFOC) and at MUFON Symposiums and many other UFO conferences. She was named the 2018 Researcher of the Year by the IUFOC.
Cheryl co-authored with Linda Miller Costa the groundbreaking “UFO Sightings Desk Reference: United States of America 2001-2015.” She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Empire State College in Entertainment Writing and Production. Her newest book “THE UFO BEAT” is a compilation of her wildly popular UFO newspaper column “New York Skies” which she wrote from 2013-2019.