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This Object Has Been Orbiting The Earth For 50 Years But No One Knows What It Is

Human beings have always been fascinated by the idea of other beings out there in the space. Even with today’s advanced technology, we don’t know for sure if there is life on any other planet other than Earth. The general speculation is that even if there is some other life form, it resides far away from our galaxy. However, what if we are wrong? What if they are closer than we think they are? What if they have been in polar orbit of Earth for a long long time?

Back in 1950s, when the space race between Soviet Union and USA started, a strange discovery was made.

A satellite of unknown origins was detected in a polar orbit around Earth. It was supposedly, broadcasting something. The immediate response was that it was a Russian satellite, however, neither nation had the necessary technology to launch and then maintain an object in polar orbit at the specified time.

The discovery led to media going haywire and the fascination with UFOs began! Government eventually released a statement regarding this satellite calling it merely space debris. This was not enough to keep people from speculation regarding the mystery satellite that has been named as ‘The Black Knight’. It has been photographed a number of times by NASA. As per astronomers it weighs around 10 tons.

In 1963, astronaut Gordon Cooper stated that he was seeing some kind of glowing green object orbiting the Earth. He further reported to NASA and stated that it appeared to be travelling towards his capsule. NASA confirmed the object, however the press release once astronaut was back on Earth said that what he saw was “high levels of carbon dioxide, which caused hallucinations.”