Did Hitler's Nazis believe in a hollow Earth - and did they escape to the planet's interior after the war?
The Allies are closing in. Berlin is crumbling under the weight and impact of hundreds of Allied bombs. Deep in his fortified bunker, Adolf Hitler, once unshakable in his confidence in Nazi world domination, now admits that defeat is at hand. But Hitler is determined never to suffer the humiliation of being captured by his enemies. There is only one escape route - one he has planned for should he ever face just such a turn of events. Suicide is out of the question. Instead, Hitler and his corps of elite traverse through an underground tunnel to an isolated airstrip. There they board an unmarked plane and fly south. South to the pole. To the opening at the South Pole where they will enter the hollow Earth and disappear from history.
This alternate scenario to history is actually accepted as fact by some proponents of the hollow Earth theory. And as incredible as it sounds, the genesis of this story lies in some facts that carry some merit: some of Hitler's top advisors - perhaps even Hitler himself - believed that the Earth was hollow; and there was at least one expedition by the Nazi military to exploit that belief for strategic advantage during the war.
As with all such stories, it's often difficult to sort out facts, exaggerations, and outright fabrications. But it's an intriguing tale, and one that requires a little background .
There are several hollow Earth theories. The most prevalent one holds that there are great but hidden openings at both the North and South poles, and that it is possible to enter those holes. Some - including the respected Admiral Byrd - claimed to have entered those holes. According to the legends, other civilizations live within the Earth on it's inner surface, warmed and lit by an interior sun. The idea has inspired novels by Edgar Allen Poe (MS Found in a Bottle), Edgar Rice Borroughs (At the Earth's Core), and Jules Verne (A Journey to the Center of the Earth).
A second theory, call the "inverted Earth" theory, claims that we - our civilization - actually exists on the inside of the globe. We are held fast to the ground not by gravity, but by centrifugal force as the Earth rotates. The stars, so goes the theory, are twinkling chunks of ice suspended high in the air, and the illusion of day and night is caused by a rotating central sun that is half brilliant, half dark. Cyrus Teed, an alchemist from Utica, N.Y., was one of the first people to popularize this idea. So obsessed was he with the idea that he founded a religion based on it, changed his name to Koresh, and established a commune for Koreshanity in Chicago in 1888. In Germany, independently of the Koreshans, another group also was founded that adhered to the inverted Earth idea, and it was this concept that was accepted by some segments of the Nazi hierarchy.
The scenario told at the beginning of this article accepts one hollow Earth theory, while the facts seem to show that some Nazis actually believed in the other.
Hitler's Nazis were convinced that they were destined to rule the world, and they came to this warped conclusion through the acceptance of many occult beliefs and practices, including astrology, the prophecies of Nostradamus, and the hollow/inverted Earth theory...Hohlweltlehre. Because they suspected that our surface is on the interior of a concave Earth, Hitler sent an expedition, including Dr. Heinz Fischer and powerful telescopic cameras, to the Baltic island of Rugen to spy on the British fleet. Fischer did so not by aiming his cameras across the waters, but by pointing them up to peer across the atmosphere to the Atlantic Ocean. The expedition was a failure, of course. Fischer's cameras saw nothing but sky, and the British fleet remained safe. Then there's the legend... that Hitler and many of his Nazi minions escaped Germany in the closing days of World War II and fled to Antarctica where at the South Pole they had discovered an entrance to the Earth's interior. According to the Hollow Earth Research Society in Ontario, Canada, they are still there. After the war, the Allies discovered that more than 2,000 scientists from Germany and Italy had vanished, along with almost a million people, to the land beyond the South Pole. This story gets more complicated with Nazi-designed UFOs, Nazi collaboration with the people who live in the center of the Earth, and the explanation for "Aryan-looking" UFO pilots.
While the evidence for either hollow Earth theory is close to nil (although some folks claim to have proof in the form of photos), the story involving Nazis, war, and the romance of exploratory adventure sounds like the makings of a great Indiana Jones story.
In fact, it is!
In the novel Indiana Jones and the Hollow Earth by Max McCoy, Indy comes into the possession of a mysterious journal hinting at the existence of an underground civilization that he and the Nazis race to find. The fate of the world - hollow or not - is in Indy's hands!
"ULTIMA THULE" apparently was the capital city of the first continent peopled by Aryans. This was called HYPERBOREA and was older than Lemuna and Atlantis(continents with advanced cultures since submerged). The Scandinavians have a tale of "Ultima Thule", the wonderful land in the high North, where the sun never sets and the ancestors of the Aryan race dwell.
Hyperborea was up in the North Sea and sank during an ice age. It is assumed that the Hyperboreans came from the solar system Aldebaran which is the main star in the constellation Taurus, and that they were about four metres tall, white, blond and blue eyed. They knew no war and were vegetarians (so was Hitler). According to alleged Thule texts they were technically very advanced and flew "Vril-ya", flying machines that today we call UFOs.
These flying disks were capable of levitation, extreme speeds and the manoeuvres known from today's UFOs due to two counter-rotating magnetic fields and they used the so-called Vril power as energy potential or fuel (Vril = ether, Od, Prana, Chi, Ki, cosmic force, Orgon..., but also from the academic "vri-IL" = as the highest deity = god-like), i.e. they take the energy from the Earth's magnetic field (free energy) like the "tachyon converter" of Captain Hans Coler.
When Hyperborea began to sink, the Hyperboreans are said to have burrowed (grave/borre) with huge machines - gigantic tunnels into the Earth's crust and settled under the Himalaya region. The subterranean realm is called AGHARTA and its capital SHAMBALLAH. The Persians call this land "Aryana", the land of origin of the Aryans.
Karl Haushofer claimed that Thule was actually Atlantis and - contrary to all other researchers of Tibet and India - he said that the surviving Thule-Atlanteans were separated into two groups, a good one and an evil one. Those who called themselves after their oracle Agharti - were the good and settled in the Himalaya region, the evil ones were the Shamballah - who wanted to subjugate humanity and they went West. He maintained that the fight between the people of Agharta and Shamballah had been going on for thousands of years and that in the Third Reich, the Thule Gesellschaft as Agartha's representative -continued it against the representatives of Shamballah, the Freemasons and the Zionists. This perhaps was his mission.
The head of this subterranean region he said was Rigden Iyepo, the king of the world, with his representative upon the Earth's surface, the Dalai Lama. Haushofer was convinced that the land below the Himalayas was the birthplace of the Aryan race, which he claimed to have confirmed during his Tibet and India travels.
The symbol of Thule was the swastika counter clockwise. Tibetan lamas and the Dalai Lama personally testified that people from Agartha were still living today. The subterranean land that is anchored in almost all Eastern traditions has spread over the millennia under all of the Earth's surface with huge centres under the Sahara desert, the Matto Grosso and the Santa Catarina mountains in Brazil, Yucatan in Mexico, Mount Shasta in California, England, Egypt, Czechoslovakia...
It seems that Hitler especially sought to discover the entrances to the subterranean world Agartha and to get in contact with the descendants of the Aryan "God people" from Aldebaran-Hyperborea. In the myths and traditions of the subterranean world it is often said that the world's surface was yet to suffer a terrible world war (Third World War), which would though be ended by earthquakes, other natural disasters and a switching of the poles and the deaths therefrom of two thirds of humanity.
After this "last war" the several races of the inner Earth would reunite with the survivors on the surface and the thousand-year GOLDEN AGE (age of Aquarius) would be rung in. Hitler wanted to build an outer "Agartha" or "Aryana" with the Aryan master race, and Germany should be its home. During the existence of the "Third Reich" two large expeditions were sent by the SS to the Himalayas to find those entrances. Further expeditions searched in the Andes, the Matto Grosso mountains in the North and the Santa Catarina mountains in the South of Brazil, in Czechoslovakia and parts of England.
Some authors claim that the Thule people believed that - quite independently of the subterranean tunnel and city system - the Earth was hollow, with two great openings at the poles. Natural laws were quoted, "As above, so below". Since blood, body or egg cells, a comet or an atom all have a nucleus and a hollow space surrounding it that is enclosed by a "corona radiata", an envelope, and the actual "life" is taking place in the core, one has deduced that the Earth was built after the same principles. Druses confirmed this, as they were hollow and the "life", the minerals and crystals, were in the interior. (also the tibetan rampa described some trips into tunnels ending into the interior of earth - but those was sealed from inside).
Therefore the Earth also had to be hollow - apparently agreeing with the views of the Tibetan Lamas including the Dalai Lama - and had a nucleus, the central sun (also called the "Schwarze Sonne", the Black Sun) that gave the interior an even climate and permanent sunlight, corresponding in the microcosm to the central sun of the galaxy in the macrocosm.
They maintain that the actual life of our planet takes place in the interior - the master race lives inside and the mutants on the surface - and that this was also the reason why we wouldn't find any life upon other planets of our solar system, because their inhabitants live inside. The main entrances are at the North and South poles through which the central sun is shining and producing the aurora borealis. In the interior the land mass was exceeding the water mass. The polar explorer Olaf Jansen and others said that the water in the interior was fresh, which could explain why the ice of the Arctic and the Antarctic is made of freshwater, not salt water. It is interesting to note that this view of the make-up of the world is shared and supported by the polar explorers Cook, Peary, Amundsen, Nansen and Kane and, last but not least, Admiral E. Byrd. All had the same, strange experiences contradicting existing scientific theory:
All confirmed that after 76 gr latitude the winds became warmer, that birds flew north over the ice, that animals like foxes also went north, that they found coloured and grey snow which when thawed left coloured pollen or volcanic ash. The question arises: where do flower pollen or volcanic ash near the North Pole come from, as not a single volcano is marked on any of the accessible maps? Further some of the explorers found themselves in freshwater seas, and all say that at a time during their travels they had seen two suns. Mammoths were found whose flesh was still fresh and whose stomachs contained fresh grass.
The "Hollow Earth" theory has so far remained just a theory to the public, although some authors and explorers claim to have visited there and even - like Admiral E. Byrd - had taken numerous pictures. It cannot be denied that all the Arctic explorers had had extraordinary experiences that so far cannot be explained, which points to something strange happening there. But the theory that the Earth had a molten core has equally remained just a theory. The fact remains though that the subterranean man-made tunnel and cave systems do exist. They can be found in almost any country of the world and by the largely still existing light source (a greenish glow that gets brighter the deeper one enters the tunnels), by the smooth walls and the unknown machinery that was found in the Boynton Canyon in Sedona, Arizona, are witness to a technically advance culture that existed millions of years before.
The myths of a "Hollow Earth" were enough for the Thule people to go on to start a serious study of the phenomenon. Therefore there was at least one expedition to the Antarctic during World War Two.
To show that the story of the Aryan Hyperboreans was not entirely invented here are two examples:
When the Spaniards under Pizarro came to South America in 1532, the natives called them "vicarochas" (white lords). According to their legends there was a master race of very tall white people who centuries before had descended in "flying disks" from heaven. They had long ruled in some of the towns and when they disappeared had promised to return. When the fair skinned Spaniards arrived, the natives thought them to be the vicarochas coming back and therefore in the beginning willingly gave them their gold.
Similar occurrences took place when the first white travellers arrived in Tibet and other Himalayan regions. They were scrutinized (gransket) in astonishment by the Tibetans and asked why they came from below (the foot of the mountains) rather than from above as they usually did.
There is allegedly a civilization of people living in the center of the Earth in a place called Agartha
Agartha is one of the most common names cited for the society of underground dwellers Agharta, its capital city, Shambalah. The source for this information is The Smoky God the biography of a Norwegian sailor named Olaf Jansen. Agartha - Secrets of the Subterranean Cities by Willis Emerson, explains how Jansen's sloop sailed through an entrance to the Earth's interior at the North Pole. For two years he lived with the inhabitants of the Agharta network of colonies who, Emerson writes, were a full 12 feet tall and whose world was lit by a "smoky" central sun. Shamballa the Lesser, one of the colonies, was also the seat of government for the network. While Shamballa the Lesser is an inner continent, its satellite colonies are smaller enclosed ecosystems located just beneath the Earth' s crust or discreetly within mountains."
The many cataclysms and wars taking place on the surface drove these people underground, according to Secrets: Consider the lengthy Atlantean-Lemurian war and the power of thermonuclear weaponry that eventually sank and destroyed these two highly advanced civilizations. The Sahara, the Gobi, the Australian Outback and the deserts of the U.S. are but a few examples of the devastation that resulted. The sub-cities were created as refuges for the people and as safe havens for sacred records, teachings and technologies that were cherished by these ancient cultures.
Alleged entrances to Agartha: Some are planetary grid points - indwells and outwells of energy.
- Kentucky Mommoth Cave, in south-central Kentucky, US.
- Manaus, Brazil
- Mato Grosso, Brazil - City of Posid
- Igua Falls, border or Brazil and Argentina
- Mount Epomeo, Italy
- Himalayan Mountains, Tibet - the entrance to the underground city of Shonshe is allegedly guarded by Hindu monks
- Mongolia - the underground city of Shingwa allegedly exists beneath the border of Mongolia and China
- Rama, India - beneath this surface city is a long lost subterranean city, they say, also named Rama
- Great Pyramid of Giza
- King Solomon's Mines
- North and South Poles
- Mount Shasta, California - the Agharthean city of Telos allegedly exists within and beneath this mountain
- Dero Caves - Atlantean link
Subterranean Myths and Legends
Like the sky above, the earth below has been a rich source of myths and legends for mankind. Most cultures have their own tales of the inner world, the strange creatures that live there, and the mystical connections that tie all humans to the subterranean worlds.
For example Indian folklore tells of "white tribes that live in the earth" appearing occasionally from caves. A series of Cave drawings from India shows a group of people emerging from a hollow void beneath the earth. According to local legends these were the first human beings that left a subterranean world to begin populating the surface world.
The world beneath our feet is just as often cited as the source of an infant mankind, as the tales of people first coming to the Earth from the heavens.
Native American legends from the Mandan, Sioux and Tuscaroras include their tribal origins as coming from inside the earth. In Legends & Lore of the American Indians (1993) edited by Terri Harden, there are a number of myths that point to a subterranean origin for mankind.
"Several tribes claim to have emerged from the interior of the earth. The Oneidas point to a hill near the falls of Oswego River, N.Y. as their birthplace; the Witchitas rose from the rocks around Red River; the Creeks from a knoll in the valley of Big Black River in the Natchez area, where dwelt the Master of Breath; the Aztecs were one of seven tribes that came out from the seven caverns of Aztlan...and the Navajos believe that they emerged at a place known to them in the Navajo Mountains."
According to the Pawnee story of creation: "All living things were under the ground in confusion and asked one another what each was; but one day as the mole was digging around, he broke a hole through, so that the light steamed in, and he drew back frightened. He has never had any eyes since; the light put them out. The mole did not want to come out, but all the others came out on to the earth through the hole the mole had made."
The Shawnees claim that when they first arrived in what is now Florida, they found a civilization of "whites" that fled their villages by going back to caves deep in the earth. The Incas had a similar folklore of a subterranean white race that traveled via secret caves.
The highland Andes have been known through myth and legend as one of the access points for vast underground subterranean cities, the domain of inner-earth beings who from time to time, emerge from their lower worlds into the upper atmosphere of our third-dimensional density. These ancient legends speak of vast networks of tunnels criss-crossing the entire length and breadth of the planet.
Several places in the Andes Mountains are considered gateways to these realms and doorways where emergence, and entrance are possible. Included among this distinction are the famous sacred sites of Sacsayhuaman in the Peruvian Andes and the ancient pre-Incan city of Tiwanaku near the shores of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. The Jesuit chronicler Agnelio Oliva recorded the words of an old Inca quipu reader to the effect that "the real Tiahuanaco was a subterranean city, far exceeding the one "above ground" in vastness.
From China, Iceland and the South American Aztec's, their writings tell of an inner domain created by the "gods" for the first humans. An Eastern legend describes the origin of Adam came from inside the earth. A Hindu legend adds that Adam was a king of a group who fled a great cataclysm into the hollow earth and then returned to repopulate afterward.
According to Wm. Michael Mott in his definitive book of subterranean lore, Caverns, Cauldrons, and Concealed Creatures, in India there is an ancient belief, still held by some, in a subterranean race of serpent people who dwell in the cities Patala and Bhogavati. According to the legend, they wage war on the kingdom of Agharta.
The Nagas are described as a very advanced race or species, with a highly developed technology. They also harbor a contempt for human beings, whom they are said to abduct, torture, interbreed, and even eat.
While the entrance to Bhogavati is somewhere in the Himalayas, believers say that Patala can be entered through the Well of Sheshna in Benares, India. According to herpetologist and author Sherman A. Minton in his book Venomous Reptiles, this entrance is very real, with forty steps that descend into a circular depression, to terminate at a closed stone door that is covered in bas-relief cobras.
In Tibet, there is a major mystical shrine also called 'Patala,' which is said by the natives to sit atop an ancient cavern and massive tunnel system that reaches throughout the Asian continent and possibly beyond. The Nagas also have an affinity with water, and the entrances to their underground palaces are often believed to be hidden at the bottom of wells, deep lakes and rivers.
According to Buddhist tradition the underground Kingdom of Agharta, is reputed to be a place of great peace and tranquility. Agharta's inhabitants, numbering many millions, have attained a high degree of scientific accomplishment.
It is also a world of astonishing beauty, with inner suns, underground lakes, and palaces made from purest crystal. Special waters and the powerful rays of the Great Light, reputed to be a secret machine revealed by gods thousands of years earlier, irrigate crops.
Presiding over this subterranean kingdom is an all-powerful ruler - The King of The World, as his name is translated. It is further claimed his rule and influence stretches to the surface world by means of trusted emissaries who carry out specific tasks and duties. This ministry, whose purpose is intended to elevate Mankind to a higher state of spiritual awareness, is said to directly influence eight million surface dwellers.
Numerous ancient philosophers were convinced the interior of the Earth was composed of inner worlds. Orpheus went into the earth to seek out Euridice of Greek mythology, Apollo's real home was among the Hyperboreans inside the earth of Roman Mythology. The Valkyries descended and ascended into an inner domain in Nordic mythology.
As well, legends of lost worlds within worlds - places that magically open to those with the appropriate key, have survived since earliest times. Shangri-La, and Aladdin with his lamp are just the best-known examples of a universal belief of hidden places of wonder below the surface world.
In the year 4 BC, Apollonius of Tyana, a mystic Greek physician traveled deep into the Himalayas in search of a magical kingdom rumored to be the source of all wisdom. Born in Cappadocia, Apollonius was a bright child who quickly outstripped his teachers in knowledge and wisdom.
One day a priest of Daphnean Apollo divulged to him a secret map marking out the route to this sacred kingdom - the City of the Gods, that lay far towards the east. Despite the dangers Apollonius immediately set off in search of this world. Traveling through Mesopotamia and Babylon, he finally reached India where he employed the services of a local guide to take him deep into the Himalayan Mountains. After fifteen days of arduous walking the scenery around them changed dramatically. The path by which they had come disappeared after them. The countryside shifted its position and they seemed to be in a place preserved by illusion.
The pair were met by a boy who bid them welcome in Greek. Then they were escorted to meet the ruler of the amazing land. With a warm welcome he bade them accompany him on a tour of his kingdom, and completely spell bound, the pair was shown incredible marvels of a world few outsiders had ever seen or imagined.
Majestic pillars of light filled the sky, and glowing stones provided constant light. Philostratus, who was Apollonius' biographer, describes feats of levitation and complicated robot-like machines serving food and drink as they sat down to eat. As they did so the ruler proudly announced: "You have come to men who know everything." According to Philostratus these men "were living on the Earth and at the same time not on it."