A secret Nazi base, previously thought to be a World War II myth, was discovered by Russian researchers in the Arctic.
Group of Russian scientists have unearthed a secret Nazi meteorological station located on Alexandra Land in the Arctic Circle, a thousand kilometers from the North Pole. They found more than 500 relics, including discarded petrol canisters, ruins of bunkers and a batch of paper documents that were well-preserved by the island’s freezing climate.
“Earlier, this base was only known from written sources, but now we also have real proof,” Yvgeny Yermolov, a senior researcher at the national park Russian Arctic, was quoted as saying by media outlets.
The station known as “Schatzgraber” or “Treasure Hunter” is believed to have been built on direct orders from Adolf Hitler. It was constructed in 1942 after the German dictator invaded Russia.The supposed weather station was in service from 1943 but it was reportedly abandoned just a year later in July 1944. By July of 1944, it had transmitted more than 700 weather reports.
The staff manning the site was said to have been poisoned after being forced to eat raw polar bear meat that was contaminated with roundworms when supplies at the facility ran low. The poisoned crew were rescued by a German U-boat. The story, however, was often dismissed as a wartime myth.
A bizarre name given to this German base has led some people to believe that it may have had another secret mission. Some researchers suggest that Nazis used that base for pursuing ancient relics which the Ahnenerb believed to have supernatural powers.
The Ahnenerbe was an institute in Nazi Germany purposed to research the archaeological and cultural history of the Aryan race. Founded on July 1, 1935, the Ahnenerbe later conducted experiments and launched expeditions in an attempt to prove that mythological Nordic populations once ruled the world.
There are many theories suggest that Nazi had several bases not only in the Arctic but in Antarctica as well. There were hunting for mythical artefacts and otherworldly technology across the globe hoping to come across a supreme power that would allow them to dominate the planet. The Arctic and Antarctica may have been of extreme importance to the Nazi’s, as they had expected to find ‘ancient technology’ in two of the most inhospitable places on Earth.