Black Knight Satellite
A photograph of the object
Type UFO Sighting
Continent None
Country None
One-Time? No
Theories  · First satellite
 · Alien craft

The Black Knight Satellite is an object (claimed by conspiracy theorists to be approximately 13,000 years old and of extraterrestrial origin) orbiting Earth in near-polar orbit. Critics and mainstream academics have called it a conspiracy theory and "one rambling and inconsistent dollop of myth".

The story has its origins in 1954 when newspapers including the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the San Francisco Examiner ran stories attributed to retired naval aviation major and UFO researcher Donald Keyhoe saying that the US Air Force had reported that two satellites orbiting Earth had been detected. At this time no one had the technology to launch a satellite.


The object appears to be a long, black craft of sorts. The size of the object is very difficult to make out.


  • According to Martina Redpath of Armagh Planetarium and James Oberg, it is more probable that the photographs are of a thermal blanket that was confirmed as lost during an EVA.
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Bizarre image on ISS live feed March 9, 2014 - Black Knight Satellite?

Bizarre image on ISS live feed March 9, 2014 - Black Knight Satellite?

The object captured on an ISS live feed