All of the conspiracy theories that deal with the Nazis are spread all out there. They have performed more creepy acts than one could possibly imagine, such as building an army of superior soldiers with advanced weaponry and also hunting down the Lost Ark of the Covenant. There are numerous strange stories about the Secret Nazi Base in Antarctica. One of the strangest is that once, UFOs attacked an American invasion force and drove them away.
Just a few months before the outbreak of World War II, the Nazis dispatched an Antarctic expedition in December 1938 in order to survey the region to preserve the German whaling business from potential threats from Norway and Germany. In August 1939, a large strip of land in Dronning Maud Land was claimed and renamed by the Germans after surveying the 600,000 square kilometers of area with the help of two Dornier Wal flying boats and the ship MS Schwabenland. The claimed land was renamed “Neuschwabenland.”
The Germans hardly built anything there when, with the outbreak of World War II and Norway’s challenge to the German claim to Antarctica, the Germans formally abandoned their Antarctic intentions. Despite the fact that this was officially their first and last journey to the lonely frozen continent during World War II, since then, there has been a lot of talk about Nazi Germany going back to Antarctica and setting up a high-tech base with UFOs and aliens.
The Hungarian exile living in Argentina by the name of Ladislas Szabo started with the first rumors of a Nazi Antarctic base in 1947. He began writing about the German U-boat U-530, which he claimed had docked in Argentina in July of 1945 and was rumored to be carrying none other than Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun, Martin Bormann, and other prominent Nazis.
Even after the official denials, rumors about the U-boat crew persisted. Later, a book entitled “Hitler is Alive” by Ladislas Szabo stated that Hitler and his crew were able to flee to “New Berchetesgaden,” which Szabo claimed was a secret base in Antarctica that had been built in 1938-39. As the story was published in the local news, it gathered fuel and was spread across the world.
Also, there were lots of interesting rumors about a German Antarctic base at the time, which was a meeting place for German occultists, mad scientists, and members of mysterious groups like the Illuminati. People believed these rumors when German admiral Karl Dönitz, who went on to become president of Germany after Hitler’s death, supposedly stated that they had a base like this, which he called an “invulnerable fortress, a paradise-like oasis in the middle of eternal ice.”
From here, myths about a Nazi base in Antarctica grew, with people saying that the Nazis were experimenting with UFO technology in underground lairs, that they found ancient civilizations, that they found alien lizard people living under the ice, that they hid stolen art there, that Hitler was taken there to protect himself instead of dying, and that it was meant to be a secret Nazi base.
Since then, there have been various tales related to the base. One persistent story about the Nazi base in Antarctica was that British and American forces had launched several attacks on it, with one of these being carried out from a supposed secret British base called Maudheim-1, which was supposedly built to observe and conduct SAS raids on the Nazi base and was located in Antarctica.
This base was allegedly constructed in 1945 as part of Operation Tabarin by the British to create a research base and presence in the area. Even though there are many small British bases in Antarctica, there is still no evidence that they ever built a large military base from which to launch SAS raids against the Germans. However, the rumors stuck around.
In 1947, Admiral Richard Byrd, a famed polar explorer, led a secret covert Antarctic mission called Operation Highjump, also known as the United States Navy Antarctic Development Program, which was intended to give training to military personnel and test equipment in frigid conditions in order to get ready for a potential war with the Soviet Union in the Arctic.
At the same time, they wanted to be safe from the threatening eyes of the Soviet Union. They also intended to secretly survey the area and claim a strip of land on the frozen continent. There were a total of 4,700 soldiers on board, along with 13 ships and 33 planes. Most people thought it was an invasion force sent to get the Nazis out of their secret Nazi base in Antarctic.
When it comes to Operation Highjump, one of the strangest conspiracy theories revolves around the Nazi UFOs encountered by the British there. Third Reich – Operation UFO, a 2006 Russian documentary, claims that the U.S. military launched Operation Highjump as a military invasion and suffered many casualties when they encountered what Admiral Byrd described as “a new enemy that could fly from pole to pole at incredible speeds.”
It was revealed in the documentary that after the Soviet Union’s fall in 1991, the KGB revealed previously classified papers, including fresh material obtained by Soviet agents infiltrated into the US expedition at the time of operation Highjump. The Soviet declassified evidence claims that the attack force encountered “an unknown UFO force” shielding the Germans, which flew near to the American mission for several weeks and intermittently attacked them.
The thing shot vertically out of the water at tremendous velocity, as though pursued by the devil, and flew between the masts [of the ship] at such a high speed that the radio antenna oscillated back and forth in its turbulence. An aircraft, a Martin flying-boat from the Currituck that took off just a few moments later was struck with an unknown type of ray from the object, and almost instantly crashed into the sea near our vessel. About ten miles away, the torpedo-boat Maddox burst into flames and began to sink Having personally witnessed this attack by the object that flew out of the sea, all I can say is, it was frightening.Lieutenant John Sayerson, a flying boat pilot (eyewitness)
Several ships and a substantial number of planes were destroyed by these UFOs, according to the Soviet claim, before Operation Highjump retreated and the United States military covered up the whole thing. Aside from the fact that the Maddox torpedo boat never participated in Operation Highjump and that this is an unproven documentary from 2006 that was just translated into English in 2016, the story contains numerous other mistakes. This is not a new concept, as there have long been conspiracy claims claiming the Nazis reverse-engineered extraterrestrial technology to create super weapons.
Flying saucers were in fact German super-weapons that had been developed and tested during the Third Reich and supposedly shipped to safety in the Arctic, South America, and Antarctica. By the late 1970s, neo-Nazi writers were claiming that the ‘Last Battalion,’ a massive Nazi military force of highly advanced UFOs, was in possession of a vast tract of Antarctica.2002 history of occult Nazism, Black Sun
Even though the official version of events is that these were high-altitude test explosions that took place between 2,280 and 3,500 kilometers north of Antarctica, it is widely accepted that the U.S. dropped three atomic bombs on the base in 1958 to finally put an end to it once and for all. It is said that this was done to remove the Nazi UFO danger for good. No matter how many ways they changed, rumors of secret Nazi bases in Antarctica never went away.
In fact, they grew stronger in the years after the war. In 1962, in his book Flying Saucers and The Three Men Ex-airman Albert Bender claimed to have been abducted by aliens and transported to a secret Antarctic station, where he claimed to have met the descendants of the reptilian entities that had initially established the facility. There he was told by aliens that after WWII, Germans shared their technology while staying at the base.
However, there is little evidence to back up this claim, much less that the Nazis ever possessed UFO technology in the area. Even though there is only one documented instance of Nazi activity in the area, the persistent rumors and stories about a Nazi base in the area prompted Colin Summerhayes, a renowned Cambridge marine geologist and oceanographer, to publish a peer-reviewed paper in the academic journal “Polar Review” dispelling the rumors.
Despite being repeatedly refuted, rumors about a Nazi base in Antarctica have persisted ever since the end of World War II. Indeed, it is hard for such accusations to die because they are so ingrained in Nazi Germany’s mythology and culture and because of the conspiracy-laden character of the Nazi regime. Whether they are true or not, they seem to be a part of the history of World War II and aren’t likely to go away any time soon. No matter what one may think, stories about secret Nazi base in Antarctica with lost treasure, aliens, and UFOs have always attracted the interest of various researchers and scientists.
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Source: Mysterious Universe