Just had a memory pop in...
Does anyone remember a story some years ago now, about a 'mysterious satellite' that had been found in orbit during the 90's?
I think it was the 90's, although the memory is a bit sketchy.
The name 'Dark Knight' or 'Black knight' ring a bell?
I remember it was said at the time, that it was huge. About 100ft huge (so ties in with the diameter of 100ft being reported for this 'new'
Apparently, or so the story went, astronauts boarded the thing and initial inspections indicated that it was VERY old. Something on the order of
100,000+ years old. The technology was obviously advanced. But human sized and seemingly designed by humans and with us in mind. Although it was
studied, and you can bet your bottom dollar it has been studied a LOT since it's discovery, we were unable to interface with it to learn from it's
data storage/computers. This has probably been overcome as of now.
If any of this story is more than just a story, you can bet we have found a way of interrogating it's computers by now.
IF (and it is a fairly BIG if) any of this is true, i prefer to imagine it is from us.
Designed and built by our ancestors during a golden period in our distant past, some 100,000 years ago. It may be an 'ark' to save our entire
knowledge up to the point that the golden age ended.
Perhaps a calamity, a massive war, or prophetically...a nasty virus was wiping us out, in order to preserve something of themselves for any possible
future generations to learn from, they built and launched this satellite to orbit forever, with the hope that one day humanity would claw itself back
up from the ashes of it's former glory and again venture into space.
It could be that...or it could be a warning buoy to all other races. Don't visit this planet...they are savages, and under strict quarantine
protocols until Earth date 2012...