"Black Knight," as it is called, is an alien satellite. It has been quite some time when it was discovered and we have its images to show to the world. It is called an alien satellite because not much is know about its origin and existence.
The discovery of the Black Knight was a major media sensation in the 1950's. Since then, it has become one of the most talked about objects of the space. Although, it was thought to be a Russian spy satellite, these claims proved to be wrong.
Since its discovery, Black Knight has intrigued countries like Sweden and enthusiasts worldwide. Also, countries like The United States of America and Russia have shown interest in this space object.
There are those who believe in this theory and those who do not. Check out the mind boggling facts and decide whether you'd want to believe them.
The Black Knight satellite has been transmitting radio signals for over 50 years now, as claimed by the monitoring agencies around the world. It was the Ham Radio operator who apparently decoded a series of signals received from the alien satellite, interpreted the decoded message, and concluded that the Black Knight originated from the Epsilon Bootes Star System 13,000 years ago.
On August 23, 1954, magazines Aviation Week and Space Technology released a story about the Black Knight satellite that angered the Pentagon, which was trying to keep the information secret. In the same year, NASA released images that showed the presence of Black Knight Satellite.
Rumours say, it was Nikola Tesla, a Serbian-American physicist, who first discovered the Black Knight in 1899. He intercepted a signal from the Black Knight satellite after building a high-voltage radio device in Colorado Springs.
Since 1930s, the astronomers from around the world have been reporting strange radio signals which they said might be coming from the Black Knight satellite.
The story about Black Knight reached media in the 1940′s when the St Louis Dispatch and The San Francisco Examiner covered it on May 14, 1954.
Dr Luis Corralos of the Communications Ministry, Venezuela, photographed the Black Knight accidentally while taking pictures of Sputnik II (the second spacecraft launched into Earth orbit in 1957) as it passed over Caracas, Venezuela's capital, in 1957.
According to some reports, Black Knight satellite is several times larger and several times heavier than anything capable of being launched with 1,960 rockets. On March 7, 1960, The Time Magazine first wrote about the Black Knight satellite.
On September 3, 1960, seven months after the satellite was first detected by a radar, The Grumman Aircraft Corporation, a leading US producer of military and civilian aircrafts, took interest in Black Knight. A tracking camera placed at Grumman Aircraft Corporation's Long Island factory took a photograph of the Black Knight satellite.
Further, The Grumman Aircraft Corporation formed a committee to analyse and study the data received from observing this unknown space object. But nothing was ever made public about this.
In 1963, astronaut Gordon Cooper was orbiting the earth in his Mercury space capsule. He reported seeing an object near his craft, that glowed with a greenish hue. He thought it could be coming from Black Knight.