5 Strangest Objects Orbiting the Earth

5 Strangest Objects Orbiting the Earth

On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds into flight and disintegrated off the coast of Florida. The debris field, code named Target 67, covered 480 nautical miles (890 km) of the Atlantic at depths up to 1,210 feet (370 m). Divers discovered that segments of the Space Shuttle, including the crew capsule, had survived the initial catastrophe… …but extreme impact forces upon striking the ocean surface left it “largely a pile of rubble with wires protruding from it.” Among the few intact items recovered was a soccer ball presented to astronaut Ellison Onizuka by Florida’s Clear Lake High School. Following Onizuka’s death in the accident, the ball was returned and displayed until its macabre history was mostly forgotten. It may have faded into obscurity if not for NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, whose son later attended the same school. In tribute to Onizuka, Kimbrough carried the ball aboard a Soyuz rocket on NASA’s Expedition 50 mission in 2016. While orbiting Earth in the International Space Station, Kimbrough tweeted this photo of the eerie relic in February of 2017… …fulfilling the soccer ball’s mission as a somber reminder of the Challenger disaster for NASA’s Day of Remembrance. In 2006, this lonely figure was jettisoned out of the International Space Station in a creative and impromptu experiment… …entering its own personal orbit and becoming a simple communications satellite nicknamed Mr. Smith, or Ivan Ivanovich. The bizarre “astronaut” was actually a retired Russian Orlan spacesuit with a radio transmitter mounted on its helmet. Its official designation was SuitSat-1, and it was thrown into space by hand during a joint US and Russian spacewalk. Plans called for voice messages recorded in 5 different languages and a secret Slow Scan TV picture to be broadcast towards Earth. Ground-based listeners were told to tune into a frequency of 145.990 MHz, but unfortunately a signal was never received. NASA tracked Mr. Smith for two orbits around the Earth before losing track of the intrepid explorer. It is thought that the batteries in the spacesuit froze and never sustained a signal strong enough for amateur detection. One final confirmed signal was received from SuitSat-1 two weeks after its “launch,” although it continued to circle the globe. It is believed that Mr. Smith succumbed to the harsh conditions of space and burned up in the atmosphere several months later… Upon first seeing the Mir Russian Space Station, NASA astronauts compared it to “six school buses all hooked together”… …as if they had “collided” while being chaotically “driven into a four-way intersection at the same time.” It would take another decade for Americans to be allowed aboard Mir, and their assessment of the interior was no better… …supposedly finding that it was “a bit like a frat house” that was cluttered with broken equipment and floating bags of trash. The description came as no surprise to Earth-based observers who had long witnessed curious activity during Mir spacewalks… …noting that mysterious unidentified “debris objects” seemed to appear during every Mir extravehicular activity. The strangely large objects often appeared unusually lightweight and their movements had very high drag coefficients… …leading many to believe that instead of shipping trash back to Earth, Cosmonauts were merely carrying it out of the airlock. The Russians never admitted to essentially throwing trash out the window, but rumors of orbiting plastic garbage bags persist. Some theorize the trash may have contained secret documents too sensitive to be returned as cargo before Mir was deorbited… In 2014, a Roscosmos official made a startling and unconfirmed claim to the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS… …reporting that Russian Cosmonauts had discovered traces of life living outside on the International Space Station. The find allegedly came during a long-term study of residues that were building up on the exterior of the ISS… …and the samples were supposedly scraped off and collected from one of the windows on the station’s Russian segment. An analysis of the microscopic organisms was said to reveal that they closely resembled sea plankton from Earth… …but it was entirely unclear how the marine life got to space and scientists had no idea where they originally came from. Theories suggested the organisms could have hitched a ride on a rocket or could have somehow welled-up from the atmosphere. Prior high altitude studies have found life carried by air currents as high up as 25 miles (40 km) above the planet’s surface. The 2017 discovery of 4.2B year old fossil bacteria also raised the possibility that life may have arrived on Earth from space. When asked about the Russian find in 2014, NASA dismissed the claim and denied there was ever such an official report… According to UFO researchers, the Black Knight is a satellite which may have been circling Earth for over 13,000 years. Although little is known about the object, it is said to follow a polar-orbit and may be of an extraterrestrial origin. It has been suggested that the Black Knight was first detected during the 1899 radio experiments of Nikola Tesla… …when strange and intelligently repeating radio signals were heard emanating from an unknown source in space. Later reports also allege that the US Air Force eventually detected and began tracking the satellite in 1954… …three years before any nation on Earth had the technical ability to launch such an object into orbit. Rumors state that NASA astronauts subsequently had close calls with the Black Knight during the Mercury missions… …and in 1960, TIME magazine claimed the US Navy detected a dark object thought to be a Soviet spy satellite in the same orbit. The best evidence of the Black Knight’s existence, however, is believed to be this 1998 photo taken from the Endeavor… …showing a mysterious unidentified object during the first space shuttle mission to the International Space Station…

100 thoughts on “5 Strangest Objects Orbiting the Earth

  1. I know what kind of music it is! Weren't The Little Rugrats Jewish? It's Jewish nightmare music. Member? Keep it goin…

  2. Well this one is pretty damn easy to prove that it's fake… NASA seems to be governed by different laws of physics then the rest of us normal folk… that ball would be a hell of a lot bigger than on Earth without the 14.7 psi like in the atmosphere.. or explode right away

  3. QUESTION (For Space "Brainiacs.") – Reference #3, Space Trash:  How do you have any measurer "Drag Coefficients" in the vacuum of space?  I am guessing that it is the drag against the earths magnetic field or against dark matter?  [Hopefully not too dumb of a question!] – Great Video!


  5. So that soccer ball reminded me of the weirdest ufo sighting my girlfriend ever made. One extremely stormy windy day she screams my name as I come running she says "I just saw a UFO out our window, it said happy birthday on it!" I'm like OKAY BABE sure you did. She said it was a metal ball that looked like a balloon as soon as you came in it flew away. So not to totally degrade her I say "well let's go out side and see if it's still there (laughing in my head). Here's the eerie part. As I'm standing in the cold hard wind from the OPPOSITE DIRECTION of the wind (the direction she claimed it "flew off to") here comes a shiney sphere of some sort flying with the wind holding an exacting altitude (height) over the neighbors F'IN ROOF! Now you can shrug this off as someone just lost 2 balloons, but had you seen it (I wish I didn't) you like us would never froget it. So was it a UFO with a birthday balloon suit on just staying stationary at our window observing us till noticed? Or was it 2 identical balloons (no way the first one would have "flew off" then magically pass us a second time) that could fly in a stright line no bobbing or swaying. It looked like it was controlled. Like I said, I wish I had never seen it.

  6. Bullshit. A football floating about…….. in a vacuum? Ball perfectly inflated when , really if would be crushed to a fraction of its size. What a pile of steaming hot shite. Fuck off you cunts

  7. What the hell man
    I’m tryin to watch this video and all I can focus on is how damn anxious this song makes me feel
    What a terrible terrible song uhh

  8. A McDonald's rapper floats past the window of the space station….. and an Indian sheds a tear as he sees it from his telescope that is on top of his casino…..

  9. what is so very strang is all of our
    NASA accidents occurred on my birthday or a couple of days before or after my parents both died within a couple of days of their birthdays my birthday is coming up here in January wonder if I'll make it ?

  10. This is a lie and is bullshit.
    A soccer ball would not hold up do to the vacuum of space and it would of explode in on it self.

  11. Take A soccer ball into space, that rockets only passenger then WAS A SOCCER BALL. If that's all they found intact in the intact capsule. NASA fluke… Nobody goes into outer space. I believe it's all faked, with CGI IMAGES. All the ISS PICS are with la,la,la idiots in em.

  12. The music sounds like a drunk sailor who is imitating the flying Dutch man while standing in an empty barrel

  13. Nr1 dead russian cosmonauts, nr2 poop from astronauts, nr3 black sattelite, nr4 spiders nr5 myself when im high! Peace

  14. would be even creepier if they got a old soviet space suit in orbit,cause its like the soviets covered up the death of alexey leonov in space or something

  15. It feels like i'm listening to two different songs stitched together. I'm so confused right now.

    What is life.

  16. With all the "alien UFO" freaks out there, I can't believe they haven't been clinging onto the "Black Knight" satellite! I'm guessing a country DID secretly manage to get a satellite into orbit much earlier than reported. Otherwise, this would be clear and obvious proof that we're being watched.

  17. 5:27
    Take what I say humorously for I ❤️ these people-Russians are such low-life at heart lol What makes them unique is they dont give a fuck, unlike Americans they will invite you in NO matter
    how their place LOOKS-
    S H A R E whatever they have with you, PERIOD!- !!
    (lol on this B U T True!!)
    god bless
    YOU MOTHER Russia- your people are
    LOVING- simple
    And Real YOU poor souls have been through the ringer MANY TIMES

  18. (besides the ghastly music) I gotta call you out on the title "Strangest objects orbiting the earth" as being misleading for the first item.
    The Soccer ball is INSIDE the ISS so you can't count it in this list, although technically orbiting, it isn't "an object orbiting".
    Otherwise you may as well make Number 6 on the list: "An astronaut's penis"

  19. not really a fan of the music.. sounds like slavic accordion player took 2 tabs of acid and generous shot of vodka on their way to a halloween themed masquerade party on the moon

  20. Fantastic video, as always, Dark5- but the music? Incredibly irritating ( unusually). Managed to hang in there until the end only because of the amazing content……..

  21. If you don't supply decent sources for these claims, and offer skeptical comment on them, you're just spreading rumours and clogging the internet up with one sided bias.

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