The Scifi Files – The Black Knight


What is the Black Knight? Why should anyone care?

According to conspiracy theorists, it’s very important and everyone should care. The Black Knight is said to be a 13,000 year old satellite from an alien race that’s been sending signals to Earth for all this time. It’s purpose and origins totally unknown.

The story is that Nikola Tesla first detected radio signals which even to this day have not been explained. The Black knight was allegedly first detected in 1960 by the US Navy, the sighting of this this and the identification of the Black Knight has been applied retrospectively to Tesla’s radio signals.

The Black Knight’s orbit differs from most other satellites as it circles the Earth in a Polar orbit (top to bottom) rather than an equatorial orbit (round the middle). We use polar satellite for Earth observation, which gives some idea to it’s purpose. Our first polar orbital satellite was only launched in 1960.


Various unconfirmed reports of the Black Knight tracking the shuttle, satellites and the ISS have leaked into general knowledge. But are they true? Is there a more rational explanation?

The Wikipedia link below details the alleged real facts around the Black Knight and it’s said that Nikola Tesla’s radio signal cannot be attributed to an alien satellite, the US Navy’s detection of it in 1960 was poor identification of a satellite and the claims around a 13,000 year old satellite were made by a Scottish author to the media and later retracted.

Wikipedia – The Black Knight

Like all conspiracy  theories, there’s always the questions either side. It seems absurd to accept the idea of an alien satellite orbiting Earth. But if another race wanted to monitor us for a long time it’s only recently that we’ve been able to detect it. Perhaps it’s calling card, maybe it’s purpose is far more sinister.

Whatever it is, it exists. Whether a fragment of another human spacecraft, or alien satellite. Only when it’s captured and examined will the mystery end. Or maybe, it will only be beginning…

Simon 🙂


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  1. What I particularly love about conspiracy theories is the small detail that makes it perfect; in this case the 13,000 debris age. I mean, how can anyone even know that, unless they traveled up there and studied it? Or did they magnify the photo to the point where they saw a small inscription, “proudly made in 13,000 BC”?

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  2. I vote “alien” satellite and here’s why. I think by now everybody has heard of the Piri Reis map. Here’s a bit from
    “The Piri Reis map shows the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. The northern coastline of Antarctica is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that the map shows the coastline under the ice. Geological evidence confirms that the latest date Queen Maud Land could have been charted in an ice-free state is 4000 BC.” But here’s a bit more: to get the details on the map the survey would have to be done from 80 miles up in space. Figure that one out.

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  3. Up until now, if anyone had asked me about the Black Knight, I would have said ‘Marvel Comic character’ (yep! I know).
    Thanks for this information Simon.
    I’m sceptical on the notion that aliens have been watching us for so long. It seems to suggest that their own culture has gone a bit moribund and not made any advances because their still doing the same ‘old thing’. Whereas if they were progressing would have turned up by now.
    (Unless you embrace one of the SF story lines -as currently used by Marvel- that we are such an irresponsible bunch fooling about with powers we don’t understand that we are a positive danger and should either be exterminated (been tried) or isolated)

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    1. Like all conspiracy stories, they’re often based on rather shaky facts. BUT – this thing exists, whether it’s space junk or someone’s secret satellite, or something else. Who knows?

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  4. Very interesting. I’ve never been one for alien conspiracy theories (I’m skeptical of most conspiracy theories), but am open to the idea that aliens exist.

    No reason they shouldn’t… we haven’t been everywhere in the universe and life could’ve evolved somewhere else.

    But I’m skeptical about there being a cover-up. Still, it’s an interesting story and fun to think about 🙂


      1. There is logic and some sense behind this, we’re all too wrapped up in out own goals, even hurting others. It’s about time we grew up and just tried to work out the real problems in this world.


  5. I love this! It really is quite fascinating. I am so interested in little known topics like this. Your wonderful writing grabs us and holds us to you. This is fabulous, hugs!

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