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:

Triumph! After two decades of drilling in most inhospitable place on Earth, Russian scientists return home with barrelful of water from ‘alien’ lake untouched for 20 million years

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.

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. carlo on June 9, 2012 at 2:06 am

    the big attention of american and english gevernements in antarctica in years past WW2 give us the raison to corroborate the thesis.
    byrd mission (with no good results, bad results) and the movements of royal navy near falklands and antarctica for several years after WW2 are significative.
    in new schwabenland or as we call it there was, sure, something!!!! something important for the nazis.
    now I want change discussion, in this world in 2012 I see the same situation there was before WW2 (also before WW1).
    the usual strong powers want to govern the world. hitler want to break this strong powers…..
    hitler was the salvation from this world of sharks, I haven’t the words, I speak a little english but Why in SS gone millions of young european people? Have you ever think at this ?
    in 2012 our culture is a lot of lower than culture of young people in same period of WW2.
    why million of kids go to war when the war was lost? not german kids
    italians, baltic people, russians, ukrainians, from espana, from poland, from france, from norway, from finland, from nederland, from belgium, from dennemark, from hungary, from all country of europe, from jugoslavija, from nord africa too, from India too, and theese joung people was strong, great fighters, why do you think?
    in this world we learn nothing from history. and history was write from winners but now with the web not only things may be masked.

    • Joseph P. Farrell on June 9, 2012 at 5:06 am

      You’re kidding, right? Hitler the “salvation from this world of sharks”!?!? Please tell me you’re kidding…

  2. Enlil's a Dog on March 29, 2012 at 4:28 am

    • SSNaga on March 29, 2012 at 5:20 am

      Timely Reporting!

  3. Chris23 on March 28, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Lake Vostok has underground thermal vents(Like Iceland).
    NSA have taken over there from the Los Alamos Lab
    Whats spook central doing out there???

    They must be cold out there,they would much prefer being in their new center in Bluffdale,Utah.
    Overhead photo ops have been banned
    ok so why???
    If there is nothing there apart from a huge lake
    the biggest in the world apparently
    They are not going to tell us,that’s for sure.

  4. Otter on March 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    So is this new movie IRON SKY patently absurd? Most likely.


    And it’s highly unlikely the movie’s a vehicle to enter information about post-WWII Nazi activities and break-away civilizations into the general domain.

    But why release this movie now?

    • Mike on March 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      The way the theme of a secret common program or break-away civilization is portrayed, with such a Nazi-rich simbology and modus-operandi would be a counterintelligence gimmick intended to trivialize and thereby defeat any evidence pointing to the possibility that such space ‘arms weapon” program or event of a break-away civilization ever took place by non-“anglo-saxon” consortia of industries or whatever.

      A space weapons program and breakaway civilization events are very well described by former spy-planner Ian Fleming in his books: Diamonds are forever and Moonraker.

      The IRON SKY movie simply makes it look so outrageous and ridiculous in the time frame (aftermath of WWII was perhaps too early) and the Nazi parafernalia…that any well documented evidence that it could have taken place in the 70’s or 60’s or even as we speak; would simply be rendered as yet another fantasie…much like the UFO phenomena and the little green men.

      • bdw on March 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm

        Good point Mike.

        But I’m still going to see this flick !! It actually looks like a good movie.

    • Tor on March 25, 2012 at 4:43 pm

  5. MattB on March 24, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    When i read this a few weeks ago I nearly fell off my chair. Even though there is a few issues regarding the two U-Boats, you can tell which books the author of the article has either been reading, or is at least is aware of.

    I find this interesting, especially when one considered the context of the article. To the ‘un-initiated’, Nazis and Arctic bases would seem to be quite an odd progression in the reporting of the Russians drilling at lake Vostok.

  6. marcos anthony toledo on March 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    This is also a outside possibility that besides Adolf ,Eva and Martin doing disappearing acts at the of WWll. Why not Josef , Magna with their children as well faking one death is one of the oldest tricks in the book.. The parents bodies were burnit as for the childrens bodies they would had more than they needed for that purpose.I just thinking so don’t hold me to this idea. As to the Nazi Antarcitica hideout would it not better used as a red hering to throw off pursuers and record storeage tough I think they would of cleaned out any records by the time the Russians drilled down to Lake Vostok using a legitimate scientific cover as they say killing to birds with one stone.

  7. Jon Norris on March 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    The Nazis did have a presence in Antarctica, that much is certain. How big or involved it was, we simply don’t know. They could have used the Antarctic base as a safe refueling stop for test flights of their conventionally powered flying wings and other such craft flying back and forth between Patagonia and the icy continent. There were (and still are) very few eyes in that part of the world, and having a remote base there would be useful, as would an observatory (remember, Germans made some of the best telescopes and optics ever).

    The “unassailable fortress” does probably describe the heavily Germanized desert area of Patagonia, as detailed in the recent book, Grey Wolf, about Hitler’s escape. That area of South America was filled with hundreds of thousands of pro-Nazi Germans who controlled that region very tightly. It would have been extremely difficult for any non-German to gain access to many areas in that region for quite some time after WW2.

    There are still a significant number of missing U-boats from the war, including some of the most advanced designs. Might they have used the Antarctic for a safe storage space for some of these for a time after the war?

    And then there’s the whole Operation Highjump thing, which makes no sense at all unless there was a significant Nazi presence in the Antarctic.

    The Nazis may not have developed a functional field propulsion drive by war’s end, but there were those in the Nazi black projects arena who were working on it – at least as an outgrowth of the Coler coil, Schauberger’s and Tesla’s work. They could have easily been moving toward a flamejet generator system like the B-2’s, given their head start in jets and airfoil design. And witness the amazing number of Nazi designs that have ended up in the US arsenal.

    We also know that the SS was thinking about space travel and making serious plans for that even before the start of WW2.

    I find it much more plausible that the UFO flaps in the 40s and 50s were Nazi designs flying from South America or even Arctic and Antarctic bases than that there were aliens. The technology was too Earth-bound for interstellar travel.

    We also have to remember that Antarctica is very heavily locked down and controlled today. It is difficult to say what all might be found down there. There are virtually no unretouched photos of either pole available to the public, which definitely fuels the conspiracies and stories of Hollow Earth.

  8. Charles Frith on March 24, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Douglas Dietrich worked in classified documentation shredding at the Presidio Naval Base in San Francisco. His interviews in the last few months of military secrets are absolutely explosive. The interview where he talked about Nazi’s in Antartica were very specific with respect to details. Also his talks on the German testing of a nuke device during WWII are compelling.

    • LSM on March 25, 2012 at 5:00 am

      Hi Charles,

      some of what Douglas Dietrich expounds corroborates with Dr. Farrell’s research, most certainly regarding the Roswell incident: it was a terrestrial vehicle-

      by the way, what happened to your website?- I miss it- you have always posted so many thought-provoking videos…


      • LSM on March 25, 2012 at 8:55 am

        please respond- finally- you always leave a trace of yourself but never seem to want to re-track it- it’s very frustrating… 🙁

  9. James on March 24, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Despite the lack of evidence for functioning field effect based craft, it does make one pause and contemplate how the magnetic field lines emanate from the Earth from the South pole. Perhaps someone thought an emerald tablet would look lovely against a stark white background? Interesting none the less.

  10. HAL838 on March 24, 2012 at 7:34 am

    As usual, this was news several years ago.
    not all my dreams are looney tunes………………?

    Further, there is a “hot spot” at the south end of the world
    where (I surmise) certain countries have been dumping
    radioactive waste for decades.

  11. bdw on March 24, 2012 at 6:55 am

    This idea does not make or break the Nazi survival myth, but I find the following odd.

    I have seen this quote in many books over the years:

    ““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.:

    And yet I, at least, have never seen anyone provide an actual reference of where it comes from.

    Therefore I have to consider it to be fake. UNLESS, someone knows of the documented source from Nazi Germany.

    Does anyone know the source of that Doenitz quote? Joe?

    • Joseph P. Farrell on March 24, 2012 at 8:15 am

      The comment supposedly comes from an address Doenitz made in 1944 to a graduating class of u-boat cadets. As of yet, I have not been able to find any primary source documentation, though as I point out, there are TWO versions of the quotation, one of which seems to indicate, not Antarctica, but southern Argentina.

  12. Johnycomelately on March 24, 2012 at 5:40 am


    There is a prophesy of the Czars gold being found in a lake and the crowning of the polydactyl despot whose name is Vladimir.

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