Flying saucer house in Chattanooga on auction block

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The landmark flying saucer house near Chattanooga is up for auction. The buyer will need a fascination for outer space, tolerance for gawkers and at least $100,000.

The home has been an eye-catcher for almost four decades on the twisting road between Chattanooga and Signal Mountain. It will be sold to the highest bidder Saturday.

The house was built in 1970 by the late Curtis W. King. That was just after television executives grounded the original run of "Star Trek."

The circular house has multiple levels, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an entrance staircase that lowers and retracts with the push of a button.

The current owner has had the property only four months. A prospective buyer has already submitted a guaranteed bid of $100,000.

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