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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse25 Jul 2019 10:02 p.m. PST


"As if I needed more evidence that I have a really awesome job, I occasionally get emails from my editor, Jason, that say things like, "A reader just left a comment about Nazis looking to form a super-advanced civilization in Antarctica. Can we add that to the list of things to investigate?"

While there are more than a few conspiracy theories that deal with the Nazis and advanced ancient and/or alien civilizations, the supposed Nazi/alien/Antarctica connection, as told by a number of paranormal/conspiracy writers, can be summed up like this: the Nazis claimed an area of Antarctica as German territory and sent an expedition there + the Nazis experimented with innovative technology like stealth aircraft and liquid-propellant rockets = the Nazis in Antarctica must have found alien technology or met actual aliens…"
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2019 10:09 p.m. PST

Perhaps, since we're just finding out (or at least I am, that the British had THREE secret bases there during, and slightly after WWII – to 1946, apparently).

Given all of them in Argentina, it is at least plausible.

gamershs25 Jul 2019 11:59 p.m. PST

Strange as it may sound the NAZIS "lost" WW2. If that much resources were being diverted to Antarctica before the war then the impacted on the German economy would have been noticed. During the war the NAZIS would not have been able to resupply a major base and a minor base would not have had any impact. Post war analysis would have exposed any major operations in Antarctica (how do you keep the crews of ships quiet when the government that told them to stay quiet is gone?).

langobard Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2019 2:02 a.m. PST

A good rebuttal of the usual theories that sometimes pop up.

Thanks Armand!

toolsey226 Jul 2019 4:16 a.m. PST

What about Operation Highjump 1946 , that was outfitted as a combat task force not a scientific expedition ,cannot understand the urgency of why so soon after the war it had to be mounted it's as if the USA expected an enemy to be there

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2019 6:53 a.m. PST

I picked up a print with 2 U-boats in Antarctic and floating above them is a Nazi UFO. I got it in a museum in Roswell so I have all the proof anyone would need.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse26 Jul 2019 12:13 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2019 4:19 p.m. PST

They sent u-boats back and forth to Japan, so there's no reason they couldn't do the same to Antarctica, I suppose.

Meet with a Milchkuhe, or some sort of covert cargo ship, or refueling tanker. A number of the latter were in various ports (Spanish especially), as I seem to recall.

Perhaps some in Argentina, and/or other South American, or African ports too.

Zephyr126 Jul 2019 9:38 p.m. PST

They tried to establish a base, but their last transmission mentioned something about extremely large numbers of penguins beginning to surround them…

gamershs26 Jul 2019 10:40 p.m. PST

We know the id of the submarines that were sent to Japan. We know the cargo that was sent on the submarines. I was reading the story of one of the crewman who was aboard a submarine that went to Japan (ended up as tech support at a utility in Singapore after Germany surrendered. Ship was taken over by the Japanese.).

The basic problem was that after Germany surrendered the submarines were ordered to surrender. Once a crew surrenders there is no reason for them not to tell where they went and what they did. A covert operation to Antarctica would have a great monetary value for a crewman after his duty not to discuss it had ended with the surrender.

The UFO seen was an American weather balloon that just happened to drift to the Antarctic.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2019 5:39 p.m. PST

I'll be sure that my next convention game involves investigating a Nazi base in the Antarctic, just to settle this discussion.

It's not at all clear that the Nazis had to divert much from their economy to the Antarctic base. The base was probably built by the Greys when Antarctica was a temperate wilderness 1-2 million years ago. The Nazis would only have had to furnish and provision the base.

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