Even though we get a World War II movie EVERY year... there are still some stories yet to be told, and many are Unsolved Nazi mysteries and conspiracies!
Whether it be Hitler hiding the Spear of Destiny in Antarctica or Heinrich Himmler possibly having a hand in Otto Rahn’s death. There are many Nazi mysteries that are still unsolved to this day.
These WWII mysteries include the death of Gestapo Heinrich Muller, the Nazi ghost train, Hitler’s possession of the spear of destiny, the death of Otto Rahn, and the whereabouts of the pistol for Hitler’s suicide.
5) What happened to Heinrich Muller?
What happened to Heinrich Müller? A senior Nazi Gestapo official, Müller played a big role as an intermediary between Extermination Camp bigwigs Heinrich Himmler and Adolf Eichmann. He attended the infamous Wannsee Conference where the Final Solution was formally implemented, and personally supervised the arrests and interrogations of the suspects involved in the July 20th 1944 plot to kill Hitler. His last sighting was in a bunker on May 1st, 1945, a day after Hitler’s suicide. He remains the most senior Nazi Official whose fate is unknown. Some theories include suicide or that he was killed during the fall of Berlin… he escaped to South America… or he was given a new identity by the US or Soviet Union and worked incognito during the cold war. We may never know.
4) The Spear of Destiny
The spear of destiny, used by the Roman Longinus to stab Jesus Christ during his crucifixion… was believed to imbue whoever its current owner was with the power to rule the world. You see where this is going… yep, Hitler had it. Hitler first saw the spear in 1912 at Hofburg Palace in Vienna when he was an art student, he fell in love, he needed it, so he took it when he annexed Austria in 1938. The spear was recovered by American troops in 1946… but some folks, including Dr. Howard Buechner… a Doctor… suggest that spear was a fake and the real one was shipped off to a secret Nazi base in Antarctica...where it’s guarded by top men...top men.
3) Who took Hitler’s suicide pistol?
If secret Nazi bases in Antarctica aren’t doin’ it for you… who took the pistol Hitler used to commit suicide? After Hitler blew his brains out with his dead girlfriend next to him, Hitler's valet, Heinz Linge, picked up Hitler's pistol from the floor and placed it on the table. That’s where Artur Axmann, the head of the Hitler Youth claims to have retrieved it and commented that he would "hide it for better times." Better times? For what...Cyborg Hitler? Anyways, Axmann claimed to to have buried the pistol in a Berlin park. But, when he returned years later, he couldn't find it. Maybe he should have checked Antarctica.
2) Is there a Nazi Ghost Train?
We can’t do an unsolved mysteries video without a ghost train, so here we are. It’s rumored that in the final days of the war in Poland, local German officials near Wroclaw, filled an armored train with jewels, artwork, and all kinds of valuables, and headed toward secret tunnels in the Owl mountains. But somewhere along the way the train disappeared. It’s rumored to be sealed in a mountain tunnel, but no one knows where. Locals have hunted the Ghost Train for many years to no avail… until 2015 when treasure hunters Piotr Koper and Andreas Richter claimed that they saw the train in Wałbrzych, Poland. They began a massive digging project to find the train in 2016… but came up empty…. Aside from Wałbrzych tourism rising 44%. To me it’s obvious where the train is: Antarctica.
1) The mysterious death of Otto Rahn
Finally, the mysterious death of Otto Rahn, a writer, researcher, and MOST importantly... the inspiration for Raiders of the Lost Ark. Rahn was convinced that the Holy Grail was somewhere in the ruins of the fortress of Montsegur in the south of France. His work on the subject caught the eye of Heinrich Himmler who agreed to sponsor Otto. Unfortunately, Rahn never found the Grail despite expeditions to Iceland, France, Spain and NOT Antarctica. Otto Rahn's frozen body was found in the Austrian Tyrol in March 1939. His death was officially ruled a suicide but his relationship with Himmler and the fact that Otto Rahn was openly homosexual rightfully opened up the door to suspecting a bit of foul play.