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Former Nazi scientists test launch a V2 rocket in the US, one year after the end of WW2
“EVER SINCE THEIR FIRST DAY OF LANDING ON THE MOON, THE GERMANS STARTED BORING AND TUNNELING UNDER THE SURFACE”
Dr Terziski claims the Reich established a moon base after their defeat at the end of World War 2.
He alleges senior Nazis fled Germany and retreated to South America, led by SS commander Hans Kammler – from where they established a secret base in Antarctica.
Taking with them advanced rocket and saucer technology, Dr Terziski claims the Nazis staged missions from a base called Neu-Schwabenalnd.
Nazi tests of new craft are alleged to be responsible for the boom in UFO sightings during the 1940s and 1950s.
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Nazi rocket technology is known to have been significantly advanced during World War 2 – with the V1 and V2 weapons raining terror onto Britain.
And the Reich is also known to have researched saucer technology, but non of their prototypes are ever believed to have flown.
However, that has not stopped conspiracy theorists like Dr Terziski.
He claims the Nazi spacecraft arrived on the moon on August 23, 1942, at the lunar plain known as Mare Imbrium.
The first man on the moon was not Neil Armstrong, but rather a Nazi officer named Werner Theisenberg, he adds.
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Dr Terziski said: “Landing took place without radio contact to the main control center at the Wilhelmshaven or the second control center located near Anzio, Italy.
“Ever since their first day of landing on the Moon, the Germans started boring and tunneling under the surface and by the end of the war there was a small Nazi research base on the Moon.”
The conspiracy theorist, who describes himself as the chief of American Academy of Dissident Sciences, claims to have “evidence” of all of these wacky boasts about the Nazis.
He has however yet to produce anything concrete – but his theories are still peddled by UFO hunters and tied to claims of Hitler’s links to the occult.
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History records the Nazis had a rocket programme, and did visit Antartica – but there is nothing to suggest they reached the moon and had a secret space base.
Colin Summerhayes, a geologist at the University of Cambridge, published a 21-page academic paper to disprove the existence of the supposed secret Nazi UFO base in the South Pole.
He said: “The Germans did not construct a secret base before, during or immediately after World War II.”
Nazi space programme rumours do have some truth however – with the groundwork actually helping NASA reach the Moon.
US soldiers scooped up Nazi scientists in a top secret mission called Operation Paperclip.
The team were seized by the US along with V2 rocket technology from secret slave labour driven factory Mittelwerk in Germany.
Soviet Union and US bosses were locked in a race to seize the Nazi secrets – setting in motion the Space Race and the Cold War.
The chief Nazi rocket scientist was space pioneer Wernher von Braun.
Von Braun was a major in the SS, but his passion laid in his dream of space travel – saying in 1936 “we will fly to the moon”.
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Nazi scientists and technology captured went on to be the backbone of the US space programme which eventually landed Apollo 11 on the Moon.
Dr Markus Schiller, a German engineer, writes: “Without doubt, von Braun was one of the key figures of spaceflight, and he still polarises:
“Some see him as the epitome of opportunism, a person who willingly accepted the deaths of innocent people to achieve his great goal.
“Others see an exceptional engineer and manager, a man of action, who, once he had taken his path, never had a real choice in his decisions due to the circumstances that developed around him.”