Nikola Tesla was a bit of a mad scientist. He worked alongside some of the most famous names in American history, including Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. Tesla’s most notable achievement was the invention of the alternating current electrical supply system (AC power), but his ambitions stretched far into the future. As far back as 1893, he imagined a world of wireless communications—the world we live in today.
His achievements, though forgotten and overlooked for a period immediately following his death in 1943, are well-documented and praised for their widespread impact on our modern technology-driven society. What you won’t read about in any approved history book, however, is the day he intercepted a mysterious radio signal coming from some unknown object in space.
After building a high-voltage, high-frequency radio device in Colorado Springs to put his wireless theories to the test, Tesla allegedly intercepted a mysterious signal being transmitted from an unidentified source. This was in 1899—decades before Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, was launched into orbit.
According to the rumor, Tesla was the first person to encounter what has come to be known as the black knight satellite. It’s one of the most well-accounted UFO phenomena, as both the United States and the Soviet Union were quite interested during the Cold War in learning who built the black knight satellite and for what purpose.
Despite years of investigation, those two riddles remain unsolved to this day. What makes the dark knight satellite so fascinating is that unlike every other UFO or paranormal event, its existence seems to be widely accepted, albeit completely mysterious. There is no coverup. Even NASA has released official images of this unidentified flying object orbiting our planet.
Timeline: A History of The Black Knight Satellite
Nikola Tesla may have been the first modern human to detect the black knight satellite, but it’s possible humans have been seeing it pass overhead for thousands of years (more on that later). First, let’s take a closer look at the accepted timeline of mankind’s close encounters with the black knight satellite.
- Long after Telsa’s encounter in 1899, astronomers have been picking up unidentified radio signals since the 1930s and attributing them to the black knight satellite.
- In 1954, Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine upset the Pentagon by publishing a story about the black knight satellite. At the time, the government was trying to keep the mystery satellite a secret.
- The black knight made its first mainstream media appearance on May 14, 1954, when the St. Louis Dispatch and The San Fransico Examiner wrote about the “Satellite.” (Time magazine picked up the story on March 7, 1960.)
- The first polar orbiting satellite wasn’t launched until 1960, yet a Venezuelan official reportedly photographed the black knight in 1957 while taking pictures of Sputnik II, the Soviet satellite. Also in 1957, an unidentified object was seen “shadowing” Sputnik I.
- In the ‘60s after the black knight satellite was again located in polar orbit and picked up by radar, scientists were able to calculate its weight; at more than 10 tons, it was the heaviest artificial satellite orbiting Earth at the time.
- While the mystery lingers, there seems to be little attempt at a coverup. Official NASA photographs clearly show the unidentified satellite.
Origin of the Black Knight Satellite
Here’s where the story really gets interesting. The evidence strongly suggests that the black knight satellite existed in a polar orbit long before we supposedly developed such capabilities. Again, that begs the questions of where did this thing come from and who placed it into orbit around our planet.
According to the Time story from 1960, “… 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.”
The official story bounces between claims that the dark knight satellite is either the remains of the Discoverer VIII satellite launch or, absurdly, a blanket that had been lost during an extravehicular activity. That’s right, this thing that supposedly has been transmitting radio signals for the better part of the 20th century is nothing more than a cozy blanket adrift in the vacuum of space.
Clues about the true origin of the black knight satellite are said to be hidden in those very radio signals. According to the ancient astronaut theory website Ancient-Code.com, a Ham radio operator has claimed to have recorded a series of signals coming from the black knight satellite and decoded its hidden message. According to the operator, the message revealed that the satellite came to Earth (some accounts say it was actually sent to orbit our moon) some 13,000 years ago from the Epsilon Bootes Star System.
Space junk or ancient alien craft deployed into orbit around Earth to monitor human civilization, the real story of the black knight satellite is far from solved. What do you see in those NASA photos? A space blanket? I don’t think so. Discarded material from one of our own satellite launches? It’s plausible. Aliens? The option must be seriously considered.