Black Knight Satellite May Be 13,000-Year-Old Mayan Spacecraft
In 1954, respected news outlets such as the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the San Francisco Examiner reported that the US Air Force had detected two satellites orbiting the Earth. At this time, no manmade satellites had been launched. One of these satellites has been detected several times throughout the last six decades. Fringe scientists and authors have since dubbed this orbiting object of unknown origin the "Black Knight satellite."
In 1899, Serbian American inventor Nikola Tesla received a repeating radio signal that he believed came from intelligent extraterrestrials. This same transmission was also reportedly picked up by amateur radio operators in the 1920s. Fringe scientists believe there is a connection between this incident and the phenomenon of long-delayed echoes, or radio signals that are returned to the sender at least several seconds after the transmission has occurred. There are several proposed explanations for this phenomenon, but none of them are conclusive. As a result, many theorists claim that it is possible that these echoes are actually detections of the Black Knight satellite.
In 1963, astronaut Gordon Cooper reported seeing a greenish UFO while he was on board Mercury 9. NASA gave the official explanation that Cooper's breathing equipment malfunctioned, and CO2 poisoning gave him hallucinations. However, there were also reports that approximately 100 people at NASA's Muchea Tracking Station witnessed the object on their radar screens.
In 1998, the crew of Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour photographed an unusual object in Earth's orbit. Although some scientists contend that the object in the picture is likely a lost thermal blanket, there has never been proof either way, and these images are often labelled as the most definite proof of this satellite.
UFOlogists have hypothesized from the very beginning that this satellite is of alien origin, since it didn't seem to originate from Earth. Recently, fringe scientists have theorized that the Black Satellite is actually the spacecraft of Pakal, a Mayan ruler who lived in the seventh century. The lid of his sarcophagus has cosmological imagery that seems to depict him sitting on a spacecraft, leading many researchers to dub him a possible "ancient astronaut." The primary evidence for this theory came from science writer Duncan Lunan, who analyzed data from Norwegian radio researchers in the 1970's and concluded that, when synthesized, it provided a star chart that pointed to a double star called Epsilon Bootis. Upon further analysis, he hypothesized that these signals came from an object that was 12,600 years old.
Although some of the "sightings" of the Black Knight satellite have been debunked, many remain unexplained, and there is no conclusive evidence to suggest that either the existence of the object itself or the Pakal spacecraft theory is a hoax.