The Black Knight!

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#32
This is it, from STS-88. How do you lose a blanket on a Space Shuttle mission? Was one of them sleeping on the roof?
Snoring can be a real problem in a cramped space vehicle. Still, this way you get to sleep under the stars.

I like the way some sites claim "Rumors are that it was Nikola Tesla the first man to “intercept” a signal from the black knight satellite in 1899 after building a high-voltage radio device in Colorado Springs." It would be easier to say what Tesla didn't get up to in 1899.

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#39
For anyone that doesn't know, you can search for:
stuff_you_want site:forteantimes.com
the site:forteantimes.com bit of the search restricts google search to this website. So you could search for "the black knight site:forteantimes.com" and this thread is result number one. The "site:" bit works for any site that doesn't block google from searching it.
 

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For anyone that doesn't know, you can search for:
stuff_you_want site:forteantimes.com
the site:forteantimes.com bit of the search restricts google search to this website. So you could search for "the black knight site:forteantimes.com" and this thread is result number one. The "site:" bit works for any site that doesn't block google from searching it.
Putting 'Black Knight Forteantimes.com' into DuckDuckGo (without the ' ') works similarly. :)
 

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I was also wondering about the claim of 13000 years. The calculations regarding orbits would not help in this case.
 

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#42
OK: In a thematic combination even I have to agree is frankly weird, Soft Drinks manufacturer PEPSI have based their new ad campaign around the Black Night Satellite.


Published on 18 Nov 2015
Global short film with footage shot from outer space with the UrtheCast camera on the International Space Station.

“Black Knight Decoded” follows the journey of a father (David Oyelowo) and daughter (Layla Crawford) on their quest to decode the radio signals transmitted from the Black Knight satellite. With the help of their friend Ahna (Freida Pinto), they seek to unite the world in anticipation of the Black Knight’s (voiced by Usher) revelation on Earth.

Relying on support from communities around the world, the trio are in a race against time to decode the signals and respond before the government attempts to shut them down.

A Pepsi Production in association with Levity Entertainment Group the film includes footage shot from outer space using the UrtheCast camera mounted on the International Space Station

An award winning cast including David Oyelowo, Freida Pinto, Usher and thousands of fans from 11 countries around the world that were brought together to participate as part of the Pepsi Challenge.

Directed by: Jabbar Raisani
Producers: Norman Aladjem, John Bravakis, James Frey, John DeMarco
Written by: James Frey
Executive Producers: Brad Jakeman, Ellen Healy, Allison Polly

Follow the conversation online #BlackKnightDecoded
Ok, so it might just be an excuse to use footage from this Urthecast Camera, but why hang it on this odd bit of Space folklore? Just seems a weird tone to take? Am I alone in this?

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#43
It is kinda unusual, using an apparently debunked Fortean premise.
It's not just an excuse to use space footage, it's an excuse to bring back that idea (from old Pepsi and Coke adverts) of people on beaches round the world, making pictures with coloured cloths and balloons.
 

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'Leaked footage' of mythical 'Black Knight' UFO hounding ISS emerges
AN ALLEGED leaked video of the so-called 'Black Knight UFO' tailing the International Space Station (ISS) has emerged online despite the existence of the mythical 'alien satellite' being successfully debunked just months ago.

The myth of an ancient alien satellite orbiting Earth had been developing for many years, but it took off in 1998 after NASA released images of a thermal blanket being dropped by astronauts working on a space shuttle.

The images were later hijacked by hoaxers who claimed they showed a mysterious alien satellite and the story snowballed.

Last summer Express.co.uk revealed how an amateur sleuth had debunked the myth and proved the 'satellite' was a blanket during an 11-minute long YouTube novice video.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird...ythical-Black-Knight-UFO-hounding-ISS-emerges
 

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#48
This newly published article provides an overview of the Black Knight story / legend / mystery / whatever ...
The Black Knight Satellite: A Hodgepodge of Alien Conspiracy Theories

Sometimes the introduction of a news report will stop you in your tracks, forcing you to reread in fear you didn't quite grasp its point the first time. That was certainly the case when Mail Online published a story on Mar. 21, 2017: "An alien satellite set up more than 12,000 years ago to spy on humans has been shot down by elite soldiers from the illuminati, UFO hunters claim."

And with that, the conspiracy surrounding the so-called "Black Knight" satellite appeared to be very much alive. ...

It's been 120 years since conspiracists believed the existence of the Black Knight was recorded. Those who subscribe to the theory lay claim of an extraterrestrial spacecraft in near-polar orbit of the Earth, although they draw upon evidence so disparate that it's not entirely clear why people link them. What they amount to, however, is an intriguing set of ingredients that, taken together, cause people to scream loud about potential cover-ups by NASA and the government. In that sense, it is a legend that refuses to go away. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.livescience.com/what-is-the-black-knight.html
 
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