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In 1953, four years before the U.S.S.R. launched Sputnik I, a the blip of unknown origin was sighted by Dr Lincoln La Paz of the University of New Mexico.As more reports of sightings trickled in from around the world, the U.S. Department of Defense appointed distinguished astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh to run a search for the mystery object. He had discovered Pluto in 1930. The blip became known as black knight.
The Pentagon never formally released the results of Dr Tombaugh’s study. And no more was heard about the object until December, 1957, when Dr Luis Corralos of the Communications Ministry in Venezuela photographed it. The first modern satellite, Sputnik I, had been launched two months earlier. Dr Corralos was taking pictures of Sputnik II as it passed over Caracas.
In 1957 black knight the blip of unknown origin was discovered in 1960 by a satellite. It was detected shadowing the sputnik 1 craft It was in a polar orbit, something that neither the Americans or Soviets were capable of at the time. This object was dubbed “The Black Knight. It was several times larger and several times heavier than anything capable of being launched with 1960 rockets. It shouldn’t have been there, but it was.
1960, February – North American Air Defense System (NORAD predecessor) detects object with a mass of 15 metric tons in Polar orbit. It is several times larger than anything the US or Soviets are capable of launching into orbit. The object, dubbed “Black Knight,” is tracked for three weeks and abruptly disappears. Ham radio operators once again report LDE phenomenon during this period.
What is the “Black Knight” satellite? It is a mysterious satellite, of unknown origin, discovered in 1960 which shadowed Sputnik. It is believed to have been of extraterrestrial origin, and signaled back old radio waves from the 1920s and 1930s before it disappeared. In short wave patterns analyzed by astronomer Duncan Lunan, it revealed its origin as Epsilon Boötes (or the star system as it was 13,000 years ago). Ham operators began receiving odd messages from the Black Knight. One operator decoded a series of these messages as a star map. The map centered on Epsilon Bootes as seen from the earth 13,000 years ago.
“In February 1960 the US detected an unknown object in polar orbit, a feat that neither they or the USSR had been able to accomplish. As if that wasn’t enough, it apparently was several sizes larger than anything either country would have been able to get off the ground.
And then, the oddness began. HAM operators began to receive strange coded messages. One person in particular said he managed to decode one of the transmissions, and it corresponded to a star chart. A star chart which would have been plotted from earth 13,000 years ago, and focused on the Epsilon Bostes star system.
On September 3, 1960, seven months after the satellite was first detected by radar, a tracking camera at Grumman Aircraft Corporation’s Long Island factory took a photograph of it. People on the ground had been occasionally seeing it for about two weeks at that point. Viewers would make it out as a red glowing object moving in an east-to-west orbit. Most satellites of the time, according to what little material I’ve been able to find on the black knight satellite, moved from west-to-east. It’s speed was also about three times normal. A committee was formed to examine it, but nothing more was ever made public.
Three years later, Gordon Cooper was launched into space for a 22 orbit mission. On his final orbit, he reported seeing a glowing green shape ahead of his capsule, and heading in his direction. It’s said that the Muchea tracking station, in Australia, which Cooper reported this too was also able to pick it up on radar traveling in an east-to-west orbit. This event was reported by NBC, but reporters were forbidden to ask Cooper about the event on his landing. The official explanation is that an electrical malfunction in the capsule had caused high levels of carbon dioxide, which induced hallucinations
The press labelled the object The Black Knight. It was extensively
discussed in the New York Times, Newsweek, Life, and other major
Since then, this amazing discovery has been buried in the fine print
of NASA’s weekly catalogue of debris and objects orbiting the earth.
JM, a well-known U.S. Radio host. He reported, I asked a friend with privileged access about the Black Knight. His surprised response: How do you know about that? It’shighly classified. THREATENED WITH DEATH JM added, I have two of the three dimensions: 10 feet X 70 feet The PTB (Powers That Be) pretty much threaten death to anyone revealing what they know about this. This is one of the best kept secrets onthe planet. They use the usual techniques of compartmentalization,
From the Newsday blurb 9/1/1960:
(Newsday) By: Bob Caro
It’s not a satellite and it’s not a meteor. Any astronomer can
tell you that. And he can tell you its color and, to some extent,
its speed. [There's just one thing he can't tell you - what it is. He can't
even guess.] That’s the status at the moment of the ”week-long nationwide
attempt to identify the mysterious REDDISH object that has been
circling the earth since last Thursday.” Astronomers all over the
country admit that they’re puzzled. One, Frank Judson of
Chicago’s famed Adler Planetarium says ”I’ve been watching it for
days and I don’t have the faintest idea what it is.”
Even taking a picture of the object hasn’t helped. [ The Grumman
Aircraft Engineering Corp. announced yesterday that a tracking
camera at the Bethpage plant had photographed the object at 8:51
PM last Thursday. But, a Grumman spokesman added, "all the
picture shows is a white line, so we still can't even begin to
make an identification." ] The white line, difficult to detect,
was barely visible even after the photo was enlarged.
Expert observers and just plain citizens have been catching
glimpses of the mysterious object in Long Island, Chicago,
Washington, Boston, New Haven, Chicago and points west. But the
few conclusions that they are able to draw about its behavior only
heightens the mystery of what it is.
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 this way:
“It’s not a meteor because it’s much too slow. And it’s
not an artificial man-made satellite”…,
The question is its origin- was it a secret US military project, an artifact from earlier in history, or extraterrestrial? The evidence is insufficient to determine the answer.