The Black Knight Satellite

In 1954, according to newspapers including the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the San Francisco Examiner reported that the United States Air Force detect one or two unknown satellite circling the earth in Polar Orbit, said UFO researcher Donald Keyhoe. At that time, the United Stated nor the Russians possessed the technology to maintain a spacecraft in Polar Orbit. This unidentified object later dubbed as the Black Knight Satellite. Frank Judson, who has been studying the object in conjunction with Robert L. Johnson, director of the Adler Planetarium sums up the conclusions about the thing of unknown origin: “It’s not a meteor because it’s much too slow. And it’s not an artificial man-made satellite..."

Apparently, the Black Knight satellite has been transmitting radio signals towards the Earth over 50 years ago and later inspected by NASA astronauts yet only a few on Earth officially know of its existence. In 1899, Nikola Tesla was the first man to “intercept” a signal from the Black Knight satellite after building a high-voltage radio device in Colorado Springs. The signal was clearly repeated periodically with such a clear suggestion of number and order. This lead him to believe that the signal was extraterrestrial communication with aliens. At first he assumed they were originating from Mars. Later he changed that opinion and stated in one of his new conferences that the signal was coming from somewhere else in space.

St. Louis Post Dispatch and the San Francisco Examiner article

In the 1920s, amateur HAM radio operators were able to receive this same signal. Next, scientists in Oslo, Norway experimenting with short wave transmissions into space in 1928, began picking up Long Delay Echoes (LDEs), a not fully understood phenomenon in which they received echoes several seconds after transmission.

 In 1957, an unknown “object” was seen “shadowing”  the Sputnik 1 Spacecraft. According to reports, the “unidentified object” was in Polar Orbit. Polar orbits are often used for earth-mapping, earth observation, capturing the earth as time passes from one point and reconnaissance satellites. This would put the Black Knight in the category of a observational Satellite.

In the 1960's the Black Knight satellite was located once again in Polar Orbit. Astronomers and Scientists calculated the objects weight to be over 10 tons which would be at that time the Heaviest Artificial Satellite to orbit our Planet.

In February 1960 there was a further report that the US Navy had detected a dark, tumbling object in an orbit inclined at 79° from the equator with an orbital period of 104.5 minutes. Its orbit was also highly eccentric with an apogee of 1,728 km (1,074 mi) and a perigee of only 216 km (134 mi). At the time the Navy was tracking a fragment of casing from the Discoverer VIII satellite launch which had a very similar orbit. The dark object was later confirmed to be another part of this casing that had been presumed lost.

Black Knight Satellite photographed by Astronauts aboard Endeavor
from mission STS-88 (1998)

In 1973, Scottish researcher Duncan Lunan wanted to know for certain. He went back to the Norwegian scientists' LDE data and analyzed it. Lunan discovered that it was a star chart pointing the way to Epsilon Boötis, a double star in the constellation of Boötes. Whatever Black Knight was, it appeared to be transmitting an invitation from the people of Epsilon Boötis, an invitation that was 12,600 years old, according to Lunan's analysis. However, Lunan later found that his analysis had been based on flawed data and withdrew it, and at no time did he associate it with the unidentified orbiting object.

In 1998, when the space shuttle Endeavor made its first flight to the International Space Station on flight STS-88. Astronauts aboard Endeavor took many photographs of a strange object, which were widely available to the public on the NASA website.



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