Is There a Secret German Moon Base?
For the last several years, Blind Spot Pictures and Energia Productions in Finland have been working on a sci-fi comedy movie named, “Iron Sky.” The plot revolves around Nazi scientists who made a big breakthrough in anti-gravity flying at the end of World War II. As Germany fell to the Allies, a determined band of Nazi zealots launched spaceships from Antarctica and founded a military base called Schwarze Sonne (Black Sun) on the dark side of the Moon.
Flash forward to 2018. As the Americans prepare to launch their first human mission to the Moon since 1972, the Nazis have assembled an enormous invasion to conquer Earth. A conflict 70 years in the making is about to be unleashed on an unsuspecting world.
That sounds pretty crazy, doesn’t it? Well, it is. But, as strange as it sounds, the movie is actually based upon rumors that have been floating around about a secret German base on the Moon since the fall of Adolf Hitler’s regime in 1945.
The V-2 rocket, developed by a team led by Wernher von Braun, is the space technology that most people associate with Nazi Germany. However, that booster was a single-stage, surface-to-surface ballistic missile that couldn’t even reach orbit, much less the Moon.Instead, conspiracy theorists say that Germany developed saucer-shaped spacecraft during the 1940’s that were capable of reaching both the Moon and Mars. They believe that the Nazis obtained this technology from crashed alien UFOs or actual contact with alien beings.
According to their theories, the Germans developed two vehicles, the Miethe and Schriever. The Miethe had two versions measuring 15 and 50 meters (49 and 164 feet) across. The larger Schriever interplanetary craft measured at 60 meters (197 feet) in diameter and 45 meters (148 feet) high, with 10 stories of crew compartments.
Working with their Japanese Axis allies, Nazi military forces are reputed to have landed at the lunar south pole as early as 1942. They set up a secret German moon base there and began boring tunnels under the lunar surface. They used tachyon powered vehicles to haul up more people, supplies, and construction equipment to expand the base into a German moon colony called Neu Schwabenland.
Conspiracy theorists also believe that the Japanese and Germans launched a joint mission to Mars using the Haunebu III flying saucer. The vehicle crashed at the Red Planet due to technical failures in 1946 with the loss of its entire crew. They also talk about a secret Mars mission launched by the Vatican in Rome.
Sound strange enough? Oh, it gets better. Believers say that the Americans and Soviets collaborated on a mission to send astronauts and cosmonauts to the Moon in the early 1950’s, where they stayed at the Nazi underground base. A joint Russian/American colony on the lunar surface now supports 40,000 people.
All these theories are crazy. Although the Germans did work on advanced flying vehicles, there is no evidence that they – or the Japanese – ever developed flying saucers that could reach the Moon or beyond. There was no secret Russian/American landing on the Moon in the early 1950’s; nor is there a secret German lunar base.
If the United States had such technology, they would have used it for moon exploration. It makes no sense that NASA would have spent so much time and money developing the Apollo program when captured German scientists and technology could have accomplished a moon landing so much earlier with far less funding.
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