Artificial Satellites in the 1950s?

While I know UFO fans make this their hobbies, I doubt that today I have delusional thinking.

Also, I doubt that I could read news reports like this in the 21st century.

WASHINGTON, May 13 1964 - (AP) Donald K. Keynoe, who writes about such things, sai d tonight the earth is being circled by one or two artificial satellites, and Air Force Secretary Talbott personally has seen a “large, ???, disc shaped object” in the sky.

After watching the object for several minutes, Secretary Talbott ordered his plane to swing around and approach it," Keynoe said. “The object immediately accelerated and disappeared at high speed.”

that’s just like tabloid crap… even back then. Sell the papers you know…