ZGram - 12/1/2002 - "Aryan UFOs & Antarctic Bases"
Sun, 1 Dec 2002 18:27:51 -0800
ZGram - Where Truth is Destiny
December 1, 2002
Good Morning from the Zundelsite:
I feel decidedly extravagant today!
Below you will see a new Russian twist to an old, yet still
intriguing story. I am going to first run the article itself,
followed by a rather lengthy and detailed comment by Ernst Zundel.
Aryan UFOs & Antarctic Bases
=46rom Nastoyashchy Saratov (newspaper )
Translated by Maria Gousseva
Much has been said about the "UFO" developments of the Third Reich;
however, some important questions still remain. Were the Germans
actually successful with these developments or not? According to some
sources, an UFO crashed near the city of Freiburg in 1936. The UFO
was found, and it's likely that German scientists with the assistance
of Schutzstaffel (SS) managed to repair and even test the UFO's
energy system and propulsion systems.
However, all attempts to reproduce the alien technology failed. That
is why there was only one variant of the flying apparatus.
Representatives of three occult societies, "Tule," Vril," and
"Ahnenerbe," ran those projects.
=46or five years, the Germans carried out work for the creation of a
secret project code-named "Base-211," This has been determined by
several independent experts. By the end of WWII, the Germans already
had nine scientific enterprises where "flying disk" projects were
tested. Many scientists are positive that at least one of these Third
Reich enterprises was transferred to the Antarctic.
=46amous researchers of the Third Reich's Antarctic mysteries, R.
Vesko, V. Terziysky, and D. Childress, claim that from 1942,
thousands of concentration camp prisoners, prominent scientists,
pilots, politicians with their families, and members of the
Hitlerjugend were taken to the South Pole via submarine. Some
scientists believe that a German base still remains in the Antarctic.
Moreover, it is even said that there is an underground Aryan city
called New Berlin, which has a population of two million people.
It is claimed that population of this city researches genetic
engineering and space technology. UFOs have been witnessed several
times near the South Pole, which is an indirect confirmation of the
base's existence there. In 1976, with the help of the latest
technology, the Japanese managed to detect nineteen round objects at
the same time; the objects dived from space to the Antarctic and
disappeared from the radar screens.
In 1927, an expedition of the famous English archeologist Albert
Mitchell-Hedges discovered crystal skulls in Central America. The
clearing of the ancient Mayan city in the tropical jungles of the
Yucatan peninsula (it's today's Belize) in 1924 preceded the
It was decided to burn down thirty three hectares of forests that
covered the ancient buildings. When the smoke finally lifted, the
expedition saw an unbelievable scene: stone ruins of a pyramid, of
the city walls, and an enormous amphitheater that could hold up to
several thousands spectators. During the excavation of the ruins,
Mitchell-Hedges discovered the crystal skulls. His find became the
most mysterious discovery of the 20th century.
The skulls were brought to a Brazilian museum. In 1943, after an
attempt to liberate the skulls, German "Ahnenerbe" agents were
detained. during their interrogation, the agents confessed that they
had been sent to South America with the special task of finding "the
crystal skulls of the Goddess of Death." Several more groups were
sent there with the same task. Although the majority of them were
detained, it is not ruled out some of the agents were successful.
The seizing of the rare discoveries was directed by Karl Maria
Willigut, a black magician with a large influence on high-ranking
Nazi officials. He evinced particular interest in the magic methods
used by the Altantis pagan priests. The nazis hoped that those
knowledge of "the progenitrix of the Aryan race" would help them
create the superman.
Today, some investigators suggest that the discovered crystal sculls
were made in Atlantis and were saved by a miracle. If this is so,
then it is clear why SS was so interested in the skulls.
Ernst Zundel replies:
I consider this a garbled account about the Third Reich's best-kept
secret weapons research and development: Circular flying craft,
commonly called UFOs. The article gives one an insight into the
state of the mind of at least a segment of the Russian reading
public, when one sees newspaper stories of this type, which mix pure
speculation, propaganda tales of World War II and weird, far-fetched
occult themes with the serious side of cutting edge technology.
=1FThere is also the usual misspelling of names, incomplete titles
etc., and one wonders what original sources the authors consulted for
this rather incredible tale.
Nonetheless, the goofy essay merits comment.
I believe I can claim at least some familiarity with the UFO topic,
having authored and published some small booklets on Nazi UFOs in the
late '60s and early '70s - before I was forced by Germany's enemies
to tackle the hoary and fraudulent "Holocaust" claims , which put an
end to my youthful fascination and explorations of the esoteric.
This political derailing of my life caused me to become a serious
activist and made me dedicate my life to the clearing of my people's
and country's reputation by debunking an untrue accusation. Had my
enemies left me alone, who knows what flights of fancy might I have
endulged in instead? :)
Seriously: I personally corresponded with and interviewed some of
the German UFO researchers in the 1960s still alive then, including
Rudolf Lusar, post-war Germany's most famous author on German secret
weapons in World War II. Nobody ever told me about a secret project
code-named "Base 211", although some, who were aircraft engineers -
one attached to Hermann Goering's Reichs-Luftfahrtministerium, was
personally present when one of those circular crafts, being tethered
to a concrete floor of a large aircraft hangar and propulsion-tested
in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, broke its moorings and shot through the
ceiling, damaging it and the aircraft severely. I can say with
certainty that advanced research, production and flight testing were
definitely going on during World War II of these circular flying
craft, some which could reach incredible heights very quickly and
obtain high speeds in horizontal flight - well in excess of the speed
Some of the sanest descriptions of German secret weapons can be found
in the bestselling books of Lusar, who was an aircraft engineer and
whose books went through several printings in the 1950s and 1960s.
The German title was "Deutsche Geheimwaffen des II. Weltkrieges und
ihre Weiterentwicklung." (German Secret Weapons And Their Continuing
Development) At least one English translation was published in
London at the time.
In a similar vein, the American Air Force's Air Technical
Intelligence Chief, a general named Simon, published a hardcover book
about Nazi Secret Weapons he and his team had inspected and tested in
the 1960s with a small publishing house called WE Inc., based in
Connecticut. It is full of astonishing photos and rich in technical
details. When I spoke to the publisher, who had ordered some of the
UFO books published by me, he said: "Very interesting, Z=FCndel, but
you have only scratched the surface!"
One more very interesting source was a mass-circulation book
published in England and America, titled "Intercept But Don't Shoot!"
by Renato Vesco, who is alleged to have been Benito Mussolini's Air
Technical Intelligence Chief during World War II. Vesco lists an
incredible number of sources, among them whole sets of declassified
British intelligence and engineering assessments of German research
projects, including weird alloys, completely new metals and Rube
Goldberg-like contraptions, all tried and tested by the Germans. In
the 1970s, it was obtainable from the Queen's Printer in London.
As to German Antarctic explorations - there was at least one publicly
known German Antarctic expedition undertaken by the Third Reich in
1938 before the war broke out. The documentation is replete with
lots of maps, flying courses, black-and-white photographs and even a
color photo section. The title is "Die deutsche antarktische
Expedition 1938", published by the Safari Verlag. The book itself is
long out of print - at least since 1945. However, the negatives of
the aereal photos taken by the expedition and some newsreel film
footage survived World War II and can be seen at Hamburg's famous
=1FThe serious British publisher, W.R.D. McLaughlin, published a book
after the war called German Antarctic Raiders, which is about German
naval activity in the Antarctic in World War II.
In the 1970s, a film documentary appeared about the German Antarctica
expedition on prime time German TV, which included filmed interviews
of some of the actual participants of that expedition. This
expedition team surveyed and mapped large areas and took soil, water
and ice samples. It charted the antarctic waters and air currents.
It left behind hundreds of Swastika flags driven into the antarctic
snow and more hundreds of flags air-dropped to lay proper explorers'
rights of possession to that terrain. All of this is documented in
the above mentioned book. This expedition claimed officially for
Germany a clearly defined geographic area of the Antarctic Continent
and named warm water lakes and mountain ranges they discovered you
can read about and find on any map put out by the National Geographic
Society, for instance. This claim is presently recorded in the
Antarctica Gazetteer No. 14, available from the United States Board
on Geographic Names. There even exists a German Antarctic Foundation
which, through its various chapters around the world, keeps alive
Germany's rightful claim to the area, known as Neu-Schwabenland - and
trust me, I had nothing to do with the selection of that name, even
though I am a proud, full-blooded Swabian. I was born in 1939!
=1FThus, Germany is far larger than the chopped-up, politically
truncated, demonically maligned little piece of real estate in the
very heart of Europe the Allies left behind after their defeat of
Hitler. Germany's Antarctic claim, never challenged, is three times
the size of pre-World War II Germany. Many of its highest, Alp-like
mountains as well as lakes and glaciers are named after those wicked
Nazi crew and expedition members. Horrors!
In the 1990s I interviewed an American publisher and author from
=46lorida who publishes a magazine, called Sharkhunters, devoted
largely to WWII submarines with lots of famous U-Boat aces as
contributors. He told a fascinating story, which I broadcast on my
satellite show, The Voice of Freedom. He claims that he had, indeed,
come across maps and photographs of German Antarctic bases in World
War II in the Chilean and Argentinian naval archives, one based in
Tierra del Fuego, accommodating approximately 8,000 men.
One Japanese national TV program invited me to Princeton University
in the middle 1990s where I was interviewed for hours and where some
of my unpublished material was filmed. This television program was
then enhanced with computer-generated, brilliantly done Nazi flying
saucers, being shielded by icebergs at first, gracefully rising out
from Antarctic ocean bases and glaciers. They are some sight to see
- what with the Swastika proudly adorning these incredibly
maneuverable, exotic flying craft wobbling out of the choppy,
iceberg-strewn ocean, shaking off pieces of ice and trailing
cascading water, as they elegantly zoom away at very high speed!
=1FThere is immense worldwide interest in this alleged German Antarctic
UFO activity, borne out by the fact that large-circulation Japanese
newspapers, magazines and TV programs devote a lot of space, money
and time to this story. One even came to interview me in Toronto and
ended up hiring one of my own "Zundel-Haus Lieutenants", a volunteer
who helped around the office, but who had lived in Argentina many
years and spoke several languages. This man had personal knowledge
of the people and places involved. That expedition is as well a
fascinating one - but too long to recount here. Perhaps another time!
Even im America, the topic is a sizzling one. Right after World War
II, Col. Byrd, the famous American Arctic Explorer, was sent to
Antarctica by President Truman in 1947 with a military task force,
equipped with the latest military hardware including air craft
carriers, submarines, helicopters, even tanks. What was he looking
for - in, of all places, Antarctica? There are all kinds of
articles, serious and otherwise, suggesting that he was sent to smoke
out Hitler's last stronghold there. National Geographic Magazine
covered that Task Force in over 40 pages of photographs and texts in
When I was younger than I am today and learned about all these things
in the 1970s, I tried to raise public awareness with my little
easy-to-read books, which turned quickly into controversial
bestsellers, going through numerous printings before I myself pulled
the plug on the "Secret Nazi UFO Project" by not reprinting and not
writing new material on this topic. My Jewish detractors made me
change course, but I want to touch briefly on a widely misreported
story of my UFO exploits. It had to do with my last UFO project, a
planned Antarctic overflight via a leased, extra-large, fuel tank
equipped, long range Boeing 747 from South African Airways.
=46or political reasons, this airline had to fly non-stop from Europe
to South Africa, not being allowed to land and refuel anywhere in
Black Africa at the time, courtesy of apartheid. I had a lead on the
plane and had tentatively found a crew of Australian and New
Zealanders with 747 flying skills and training and also Antarctic
overflight experience. The idea itself was a bit of a publicity lark
- we were going to toast each other with champagne over the South
Pole and drop a Hitler flag onto some glaciers from the plane to send
a greeting to whoever might have been holed up down below. It caused
lots of media interest. I had already close to ten media and TV
programs lined up whose executives had pledged the $9,999.- fee to
send their staff writers and photographers along - to see for
themselves what was down there!
I was young, rich and adventurous then - and we were all roaring to
go. I had lots of fun and did up to three and four talk shows a week
on that "Nazi-Antarctic-UFO-Find-the F=FChrer's Bases" story and sold
lots of UFO booklets to boot - when tragedy struck! An Air New
Zealand passenger plane crashed into Mt. Erebus, killing all
passengers and crew members. The subsequent, painstaking
investigation came to no firm conclusions on why the plane crashed.
The United Nations, in conjunction with the Big Powers - Russia,
America, England etc. - got involved and declared the Antarctic
Continent off limits to all civilian overflights.
Coincidence? It put an end to the Zundel UFO Adventure for good.
The last person to raise my "UFO past" and grill me intensely on it
was the famous Mike Wallace of "Sixty Minutes" in the 1990s. Wallace
seemed to be fascinated and not a little freaked out by the topic.
What does he have to fear?
In the summer of 2000, Ingrid Rimland, my new wife, and I visited the
famous, much-visited Roswell, New Mexico UFO Museum. Many will
recall that a UFO allegedly crashed there in 1947 only two years
after World War II - with little "aliens" on board etc. etc. While
there, I bought a nicely produced hardcover book by U.S. Col. Philip
J. Corso, (Ret.), who worked deep within the Pentagon hierarchy on a
secret UFO Project in the 1950s-60s. On the dust jacket it says
this: "...With unprecedented detail, Corso divulges how he
spearheaded the (U.S.) Army's reverse engineering project that seeded
Alien technology at American companies such as IBM, Hughes Aircraft,
Bell Labs and Dow Corning."
We toured the museum for several hours and talked with employees and
tour guides there, and what do you know? Nicely protected by glass I
spotted some diaramas - life-like models reduced to scale: "Nazi
Saucers", Swastikas, Balkenkreuze, Luftwaffe insignias and all -
being refueled by tankers on the ground with Luftwaffe - and
SS-uniformed and armed German soldiers guarding the "Nazi UFO base."
I thought I could not trust my eyes!
Allow me this thought as a German who has refused throughout a
lifetime to make myself a slave to the Pavlovian Reflex and kick a
long-dead Adolf Hitler in the shin:
The Americans captured and shipped thousands of German rocket,
aircraft and other weapons specialists to the US immediately after
World War II to "seed" exactly the same projects that Col. Corso
described as their advanced weapons research. While in Roswell,
Ingrid and I also went to the American rocket pioneer Stoddard's
workshop/museum and looked at the tools and scientific gear displayed
there - a shockingly primitively equipped place, compared to what
Wernher von Braun had had to work with Hitler's test facilities at
Peenem=FCnde at the end of World War II. On that hot summer afternoon
I wondered to myself if what had really crashed in Roswell might not
have been one of the German Flying Saucers, keeping an eye on what
the competition was up to at Mr. Stoddard's lab and test site - and
that the "little green men" story was a false road flare, planted by
US authorities at the time!
Why so? Would it not have been painfully embarrassing to admit to
the American and world public that "... here we were, having clubbed
the Germans to a pulp in massive bombing raids, monkeying around at
Mr. Stoddard's lab and other places with that outdated,
old-fashioned, glorified fire cracker rocketry the departing Hitler
regime left behind, along with Wernher von Braun - while a
still-undefeated bunch of high-tech Nazis are hot-rodding it around
the globe and maybe even through the universe, snugly ensconced in
their never-captured, Antarctic based UFOs?"
A man can speculate, can't he? After all, this is America, isn't
it? And red-blooded Americans don't fear - or do they? - that they
will faint or turn into some frogs if they discover that a real live
"Nazi" called Ernst Zundel - according to the ADL, the JDL, the
Wiesenthalers and other some such outfits that specialize in smears -
turned out to be a human being after all who has just given them a
publicly little-known piece of his mind.
Much of the information on Antarctica and German UFOs are in Ernst
Zundel's various UFO books, some a bit tattered and grimy after the
1995 arson of the renowned, world-famous Zundel-Haus in Toronto, set
ablaze by Germany's enemies 50 years to the day after Germany
surrendered to the Allies, May 8, 1945.
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