By Mary Joyce, website editor
A uniquely shaped UFO dubbed the “Black Knight” has been orbiting Earth since before we humans launched our first satellite in 1957. That year it was seen shadowing Russia’s Sputnik II Spacecraft over Caracas, Venezuela and was photographed by Dr. Luis Corrales who was with the country’s communications ministry.
When not shadowing a spacecraft, the Black Knight maintains a polar orbit. Humans weren’t able to launch a satellite into a polar orbit until three years later in 1960.
“TIME MAGAZINE” – In its March 7, 1960 issue there was an article about the Black Knight that began this way:
Three weeks ago, headlines announced that the U.S. had detected a mysterious “dark” satellite wheeling overhead on a regular orbit. There was nervous speculation that it might be a surveillance satellite launched by the Russians, and it brought the uneasy sensation that the U.S. did not know what was going on over its own head. But last week the Department of Defense proudly announced that the satellite had been identified. It was a space derelict, the remains of an Air Force Discoverer satellite that had gone astray.
That last sentence has proven to be BOGUS. Multiple photos have shown that the Black Knight is not a piece of U.S. space debris.
“AVIATION WEEK AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY” – There are reports on the Internet that this magazine published an article on August 23, 1954 about the Black Knight and that it angered the Pentagon because it was trying to keep the information secret. We searched the magazine’s Internet archives and couldn’t find the article. Does this mean the reports are bogus or has the article been deliberately removed from the archives? If anyone can find a copy of the article, please let us know.
SPACE SHUTTLE – In 1998 the Space Shuttle Endeavorflight STS-88 photographed an amorphous black object hovering above the Earth.
NIKOLA TESLA – Some kind of signal emanates from the Black Knight and Tesla may have been the first to hear it. In the summer of 1899 while working with his magnifying transmitter, he picked up a series of unusual rhythmic signals that he believed was communication from intelligent life on either Venus or Mars. Later he said:
“The feeling is constantly growing on me that I had been the first
to hear the greeting of one planet to another.”