Update: Found this, on Laura Tyco’s site today! The story just gets weirder and weirder, and it appears that this object, whatever it is, was intentionally designed.
“Why isn’t anything working? And the satellites, as well, stopped working when we were above the object, and turned on again when we got about 200 meters away.” Meteor? Asteroid? Old U-Boat? “Honestly, it has to be something!”