http://moviepilot.com/posts/2015/05...lite-2943087?lt_source=external,manual,manual https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Knight_satellite This Object Has Been Orbiting Earth for 12,600 Years? Is The Black Knight Really An Alien Satellite? by Mark Newton ⋅ Posted on May 21st, 2015 at 5:36am ⋅ Last edit on May 22nd, 2015 Mark NewtonWriter, cynic, Walter Mitty day-dreamer. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2,906Followers Space is filled with many mysterious objects, many of which are on the edge of our ability to perceive the universe. However, there could also be some unexplained objects closer to home - in fact, they could be orbiting (and watching us) right now. I'm talking about the Black Knight Satellite - an object which, according to some, has been orbiting the Earth for nearly 13,000 years. This is how the story goes: According to most sources, the story of the Black Knight Satellite begins with the space race in the 1950s. It is claimed that in 1954, NASA discovered a large unknown satellite circling Earth on a polar orbit. Initially, they believed it was some kind of Russian space object, but it was quickly confirmed that it was not. At this point in time, neither country in the space race had the ability to launch such objects out of the atmosphere. Other reports also claimed a strange signal was broadcasting from the object. Things remained quiet until the 1960s, when NASA reported they were tracking a dark, tumbling object in an orbit roughly in the same area of the Black Knight. It was inclined 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). In 1963, an astronaut aboard Mercury 9, Gordon Cooper, said he possibly saw the Black Knight while on a space mission. He reported seeing a glowing green object orbiting Earth, which the story says, was confirmed by NASA. However, on returning to Earth reporters were barred about asking questions about the object, while the official explanation claimed what Cooper saw was the result of "high levels of carbon dioxide, which caused hallucinations."