Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Flying Saucer HouseMartian getaway dream home, made of white concrete. With retractable stairs...and there's enough space underneath to park a car.
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Flying Saucer House - Vague Recollections
Twelve years ago I was in college, selling books door-to-door to pay my credit hour fees. I was with a girl who was teaching me how to sell - it was my first night. We walked up to this house and just gawked, it was so out of place with the rest of the "average middle-America" looking neighborhood.
I don't remember how we got their attention, but the residents dropped a staircase out of the bottom of the "ship", just like in the movies. An elderly lady asked if we'd like to see their home, and we walked up into it. I'll tell you, the people are nice though not very talkative. Very nice though. The inside is eclectic city. Black and white checkered floor, a suit of mail, a stuffed panther coffee table...very very interesting.
I was trying to be polite, and so I didn't ask many questions and we were only there long enough to show our books and leave. But I kick myself everyday for not asking why they chose the design for the house.
The two elderly people, strangest of all, were dressed in quite normal attire. I think the man was wearing a mechanics overalls. The only reason I pause to comment is because - now a teacher - I was telling my students about this interesting experience and promised them I'd check online to find out if it had all been a dream! Nope...! The Flying Saucer House remains the single most baffling, yet intriguing, thing I have ever seen, next to a David Lynch movie.[Adam Ferguson, 02/13/2007]
This house is on Signal Road, about halfway up the mountain in one of the switchback curves. An elderly couple has owned and lived in the house for as long as i know. the house is shaped like a "UFO" and rests on six "legs". The couple parks their van underneath the house and go up stairs that protrude from the bottom, like what you see on TV. The house is particularly odd, due to it being located in one of the most affluent areas in the Chattanooga area.[Andi Weaver, 06/24/2001]
Flying Saucer House
I snapped a pic of the "flying saucer house" mentioned in the TN archives. For a UFO house - it's pretty neat (and big)![Greg Brown, 12/09/2000]
The Flying Saucer. This is a home shaped like a white flying saucer made of concrete. It's on the road going up the hill that leads from Chattanooga to Signal Mountain. It's a startling thing to see.
Also--I was recently driving through NW S.C. on the way from Augusta to the interstate. In a county seat I passed through somebody had a locomotive engine and two passenger cars in the yard beside their house. . .[George Spencer, 02/07/1997]
Flying Saucer House
- Signal Mountain Blvd, Signal Mountain, TN
- North of Chattanooga. I-24 exit 178. North on US Hwy 27 for four miles. Exit onto Signal Mountain Rd, and drive northwest for three miles. The Flying Saucer House will be on your left, about halfway up the mountain, at the intersection of Palisades Rd.
- Private home - visible from street.
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- Worth a Detour