In the early 70's I witnessed with a companion a night event high above Norfolk Naval Base Virginia that began stationary and suddenly traversed near 3/4 of the sky in a few seconds untill disappearing into the Atlantic horizon haze. It was such an energetic sight that to this day it's still burned in my retinas, so to speak. Like you I found no explanation and could not dare to extrapolate it into "an alien spaceship". I finally after these years of never reading of anything like that I saw a recent TV documentary showing a very similar oddity photographed by a topic investigator. I'll find the upload later and write out some details, it's not quickly available at the moment as far as I see on youtube.
Richard see below, I completely agree. I'm not sold yet on the 'disinfo' conspiracy but so much fraud and bad interpretations are out there it muddys up the water terribly.
Shasta and Jake.
That's right concerning Tesla free energy systems.. NASA still doesn't know why this experiment I link below failed and much of the UFO crowd went into spasms over it. Disregard any youtube videos or ufo centered pages claiming the broken wire is swarmed on by giant spacecraft. Those anomalies have been proven to be dust or ice motes swirling near the cabin windows. This phenomena has been absolutely duplicated and shown to be the ultraviolet scanning digital camera creating the pulsations and identical appearances of them all. This video shows the tether wire glowing with it's accumulated energy overwhelming the not 'ufo's that so many claim are going behind it and that never seem to turn on edge. Again, they're nothing but ice and dust particles and this misconception just won't be up given it seems.
There are however no understood reasons as to why the satellite towing the wire had it's fuel tanks dumped and internal systems deactivated.
So yes they are trying create free energy systems and no telling what else may going on with stolen Tesla ideas. I recall hearing way back about 2 opposed Iridium plates that might be able to capture the "zero point " energy, that was just talk and I've never read of it since.
"Reflight of U.S./Italian Tethered Satellite System (TSS-1R) marred by loss of satellite on flight day three, although valuable scientific data was still gathered. Other primary payload, U.S. Microgravity Payload-3 (USMP-3), performed nominally. TSS considered primary payload at beginning of mission and USMP-3 primary following TSS operations.
"Excellent scientific data was being gathered when tether snapped on flight day three as satellite was just short of full deployment of about 12.8 miles (20.6 kilometers). Satellite immediately began speeding away from orbiter as a result of orbital forces and the crew was never in any danger. Reason for tether break not immediately clear and investigative board convened on ground to determine cause. Crew retracted deployer and remaining tether following day."