Declassified information now released from that time suggested that object was connected to a At the time the US Discoverer research satellite programme was actually a cover for the Corona project intended to photograph sites in the USSR.The world was bracing itself for nuclear destruction, coming close to a nuclear war in the Cuban Missile Crisis just two years later, had this information been released at the time perhaps the Cold War would have indeed heated up.
In 1899, he reportedly intercepted a signal unlike any of the natural sources from Earth such as electrical storms that he had already investigated in his experiments. Tesla never claimed to have heard signals from a satellite orbiting Earth.Today there are those who say he was listening to a transmission from an orbiting satellite of unknown origin later called by some the Black Knight.The Tesla Transmissions The first apparent part of this story begins with signals heard by Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) a brilliant Serbian inventor (and described by many thanks to his often eccentric behaviour and opinions as a genuine who spent most of his career in the USA.He was an electrical engineer and produced works which explored the idea of radio and wireless transmissions.This was a time of deep suspicions held by the two superpowers on either side of the Pacific.
Neither the Americans nor the Soviets had the ability to place an object into any kind of an orbit at that time.
Telsa apparently never tried to repeat his observations, claiming that other matters took priority, an astonishingly casual response to so significant a claim. In the 1920s anomalous signals were again detected by amateur radio operators.
These were originally of Earthly origin, but their timing was bizarre!
Until certain of their origin, they were jokingly nicknamed the Little Green Men signals.
Tesla was not hearing the signals from pulsars though and was completely unaware of the nature of what he had really detected (if indeed he picked up anything at all).
A signal would be received then a second repeated signal received a few seconds later. In 1973, Scotsman Duncan Lunan (1945-) went back to these signals to see if could make sense of them.