Published: 4:06 PM 8/9/2013
By Staff Writers
Moscow (SPX) Aug 09, 2013 - Is the Black Knight an Extraterrestrial satellite sent to Earth to study the human race?
Space Junk or Extraterrestrial "Satellite", the "Black Knight" as its called today- has been around for quite some time now. This "Artificial Satellite" has caused major media interest since the late 50's, and it has become one of the most talked about objects in space.
First thought to be a Russian spy satellite, the Black Knight has gripped the interest of millions worldwide.
The Earth spins below, largely unaware of its unauthorized parasitic visitor. It is the Black Knight satellite, a mysterious object circling the Earth, of unknown (and possibly alien) origin - the story says it's up there right now, and has been for 13,000 years.
Like so many stories of weird phenomena, the Black Knight satellite legend starts with Nicola Tesla. It's said that he picked up a repeating radio signal in 1899, that he believed was coming from space, and said so publicly at a conference.
In the 1920s, amateur HAM radio operators were able to receive this same signal.
By 1960, both the United States and the Soviet Union had hardware in orbit. But on February 11, 1960, newspapers everywhere reported some alarming news: that somebody else also had something in orbit.
A radar screen, designed by the US Navy to detect enemy spy satellites, had picked something up. It was described as a dark, tumbling object. It wasn't ours, and it wasn't the Soviets' either.
The next day, newspapers reported a bit more information. The mysterious object was orbiting at about 79 degrees off from the equator, not the 90 degrees of a proper polar orbit. Its orbit was also highly eccentric, with an apogee of 1,728 km but a perigee of only 216 km.
Is the Black Knight an Extraterrestrial satellite sent to Earth to study the Human race? Did the Satellite attempt to communicate with the human race? Have we ignored attempted communications?
One thing is for sure, The Black Knight remains as one of the most mysterious objects to orbit our planet. Is there a connection between this (in) famous space object and ancient mankind's achievements?