The U.K.'s Daily Mail reported on March 16 of this year that Russian scientists and engineers on the Earth's southern polar continent of Antarctica have successfully drilled through to the submerged fresh water lake, Lake Vostok, and successfully removed samples of the water for scientific study of any potential microbial life that may be present in the lake, which standard geography maintains has been submerged and sealed off for potentially millions of years. The study could provide insights on whether or not life could survive in such an icy submerged environment, similar to conditions on Mars:
But that may not be the real story. Note how the article ends:
"Earlier this week state-run news agency in Russia claimed that an extraordinary cache of Hitler's archives may be buried in a secret Nazi ice bunker near the spot where yesterday's breakthrough was made.
"‘It is thought that towards the end of the Second World War, the Nazis moved to the South Pole and started constructing a base at Lake Vostok,’ claimed RIA Novosti, the Russian state news agency.
"It cited Admiral Karl Dontiz in 1943 saying ‘Germany's submarine fleet is proud that it created an unassailable fortress for the Fuehrer on the other end of the world’, in Antarctica.
"According to German naval archives, months after the Nazis surrendered to the Allies in April 1945, a U-530 submarine arrived at the South Pole from the Port of Kiel.
"The crew are rumoured to have constructed a still undiscovered ice cave ‘and supposedly stored several boxes of relics from the Third Reich, including Hitler's secret files’.
"A later claim was that a U-977 submarine delivered remains of Hitler and Eva Braun to Antarctica in the hope they could be cloned from their DNA. The submariners then went to Argentina to surrender, it was claimed."
Now this requires, as you might suspect, a bit of commentary. First, the U-530 and U-977 did indeed show up in Argentina some months after the end of the war in Europe to surrender to Argentine authorities, which of course, in March of 1945, had entered the war on the Allied side, when Generalissimo Juan Peron declared war on his best friends, the Nazis (it will be recalled that a young Colonel Peron accompanied the Nazi delegation, including Hitler himself, when Hitler toured Paris after the Fall of France in June of 1940).
But what is not known is exactly where those u-boats went nor what they were doing. Is it possible they went to Antarctica? Yes. Certainly. Is it possible that the Germans constructed some sort of base there during the war? Yes, that's also possible, though as I have argued many times, it is highly unlikely that this included the sorts of nonsense one hears in certain circles, namely, that they constructed a secret flying saucer research and manufacturing base there, defended with all sorts of exotic weaponry. For one thing, as I point out in Saucers, Swastikas, and Psyops, the notion that the Nazis had developed any sort of practical field propulsion flying saucer is just patently absurd. If there was a base in Antarctica, it may have been for a limited U-boat operation and/or weather monitoring, and possibly much more limited research.
As for Grand Admiral Doenitz's remarks, these too have often been construed - as the state-run Russian media apparently agrees - as implying Antarctica. But as I have also pointed out in numerous books, the Nazi compounds in and around San Carlos di Bariloche in Rio Negro province of Argentina are no strangers to harsh winters either. What is interesting here is why Russia would be calmly implying that the Nazi survival myth - to the exclusion of recent research that maintains Hitler and Eva escaped to Argentine - is true. And that they might "uncover something" in Antarctica that would shed further light on the mystifying end of World War Two. My bet is, they already have, and for the moment, they're not talking, but they are letting people know that they have in their quiet, Russian, chess-playing way.
See you on the flip side.