The Black Knight — The Mysterious Satellite of Unknown Origin

The “Black Knight”, as it is called today, has been around the Earth for some time.

NASA Photo ID: STS088–724–66. Wikipedia

This discovery is probably one of the most mysterious and famous space objects orbiting our planet. This “artificial satellite”, caused the interest of the primary media from the late 1950s.

Primarily believed to be a Russian spy satellite, the Black Knight has captured the interest of millions of people around the world. According to monitoring agencies around the world, the Black Knight has been transmitting radio signals for over 50 years now.

The United States of America and the Soviet Union have shown particular interest in this “unidentified object from space”. Since its discovery, this satellite has interested countries such as Sweden and enthusiasts from all over the world.

One of them is a Ham radio operator who decoded a series of signals received from a UFO satellite and interpreted it as a star chart centered on the Epsilon Bootes Star system and that the Black Knight is from this system now 13,000 years. (Epsilon Bootes is a double star in the northern constellation Boots.

It has the traditional name Izar and the star system can be seen with the naked eye at night, but using a small telescope is a challenge.

This discovery was made much earlier than we thought. Rumor has it that Nikola Tesla was the first man to “intercept” a signal from this otherworldly satellite in 1899, after building a high-voltage radio set in Colorado Springs.

After Tesla’s discovery over the next 30–50 years, the signal was intercepted more frequently until it was apparently “decoded”. Considering that in 1930 astronomers all over the world reported on the strange radio signals that supposedly came from the “Black Knight”.

In 1957, Dr. Luis Corralos of the Venezuelan Ministry of Communications photographed him taking pictures of Sputnik II as it passed over Caracas. The strange thing was that, unlike Sputnik, the Black Knight orbited the Earth from east to west, and Sputnik from west to east, using the natural rotation of the Earth to maintain its orbit.

The story of the Black Knight made its media debut in the 1940s when the St. Louis Dispatch and San Francisco Examiner wrote about “Satellite” on May 14, 1954.

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Time magazine wrote about the satellite in its seventh issue of March 1960. Here is what they had to say about it.

Three weeks ago, the headlines announced that the United States had detected something “dark” and mysterious above via the Wheeling satellite in regular orbit. There was speculation that it might be a surveillance satellite launched by the Russians, and it gave him an uneasy feeling that the US didn’t know what was happening on its own just above space.

The Department of Defense has proudly announced that the satellite has been identified, it is the remains of an Air Force Discovery satellite gone awry.

On August 23, 1954, the technology magazine Aeronautical Medicine Week and Space Technology released a story that infuriated the Pentagon, they tried to keep the information secret.

Interest in the Black Knight grew every year, in 1957, an unknown “object” was seen “in the shadow” of Sputnik 1 and the spacecraft. According to reports, the “unidentified object” orbited Polar space, and at that time, the US declared that even the Russians did not have the technology to maintain a spacecraft in Polar orbit, the first Polar satellite was launched in 1960.

Polar orbits are often used for earth observation — mapping, earth, capturing the earth as it moves from one point to another, and reconnaissance satellites. This would put the Black Knight in the category of an observation satellite, the only question is, who placed the Black Knight in a polar orbit and for what purpose?

The object continued to amaze Astronomers World Wide, in the 1960s the Black Knight was located, once again, in the Orbital Polaris. Astronomers and Scientists calculated the weight of the object and found out that it is more than 10 tons, so it is the heaviest artificial satellite in orbit on our planet.

There are also several reports by the Grumman Aircraft Corporation that gave great importance to this mysterious “Satellite” on September 3, 1960, seven months after the satellite was first detected on radar, a tracking camera in Long Grumman Aircraft Corporation’s Island took a photo of the Black Knight.

NASA original image. Wikipedia

At that time, people all over the world began to identify the object in the sky, which could be seen as a red light moving at a higher speed compared to other satellites in an east-west orbit. Grumman Aircraft Corporation formed a committee to study the data received from the observations made, but nothing was made public.

In 1963, Gordon Cooper was launched into space on his final orbit, he reported seeing a bright green object in front of his capsule in the distance and heading towards his spacecraft.

Muchea Tracking Station in Australia where Cooper reported the object, and NBC reported the same, but after Cooper returned to Earth, the reporter was not allowed to question Cooper about the unidentified object. The official explanation given by Cooper was that high levels of carbon dioxide created hallucinations.

Until now, most of the “official” information is kept safe and away from society. Is the Black Knight an alien satellite sent to Earth to study the human race?

Did he attempt to communicate with the human race? Did I ignore attempts to communicate? One thing is certain, the Black Knight remains one of the most mysterious objects in our planet’s orbit.

Is there a connection between this famous space object and the ancient achievements of mankind?

NASA original image. Wikipedia

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