10 Theories about the Death of Adolf Hitler
Humanity had and still has many controversial personalities whose lives continue to fascinate us even after their deaths. They remain large in our memories, and no matter how much time has passed, some people continue to believe they are still alive and among us. Adolf Hitler is certainly one personality whose death continues to be shrouded in mystery.
Hitler’s reign over Germany can be considered one of the most enigmatic incidents in history. Not much is known about the fine points of the last moments of the Nazi Regime over Germany, and so vast and so intense was this reign that people always found a place for conspiracy theories and fictional plotlines to be integrated into what facts we have. Some of the conspiracy theories are quite practical; some are quite romantic, while others are absolutely fantastic. No matter what people believe, these conspiracy theories keep Hitler’s death shrouded in mystery, with some saying that he actually escaped and others saying that he died a death worthy of some of the greatest war criminals.
Here are some of the theories about how Adolf Hitler died (or where he actually went after pretending to have died).
10. Hitler Bought and Went to the Moon
If you ever ask what is common between a conspiracy theorist and a lover, chances are that you will get a very quaint answer – the moon. The moon has had a primary role in some of the main conspiracy theories being bandied around, and it comes into more prominence when there is a death involved. Regarding Hitler, some theorists say that Hitler was way ahead of his time and even of NASA. He was said to have found out ways to prepare a secret bunker on the moon, and escaped to it when things became too hot on Earth. Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson are also rumored to have a residence on the moon as well!
9. Hitler Contacted the Gray Aliens and went into Outer Space
This is another interesting theory about Hitler’s life and death. It is said that the gray aliens approached Hitler and made him a proposal of world control, offering him technological advances and supremacy in exchange for an opportunity to achieve their goal of establishing a legitimate presence on Earth. Some theorists are convinced that when the Allied forces ultimately defeated the Nazi’s plans of world domination, Hitler went away with the Gray Aliens to an unknown place in the Universe. Perhaps to learn some new nasty alien techniques and come back later shooting lasers from his eyes and fireballs from his arse? That is a scary thought indeed!
8. Hitler Cloned Himself
If one Hitler is bad enough, how about a host of little Hitlers going around the world? There is a conspiracy theory saying that Hitler cloned himself with the help of his mad scientist Dr. Josef Mengele. This theory has gained substance with the tangible proof that Hitler was quite interested in biotechnology and gave a free hand to his researchers for their ‘medical experiments,’ done of course on the hapless Jews. The body found at the bunker was just one of his clones, while Hitler himself was at an undisclosed location during the Berlin invasion. The 1978 movie The Boys from Brazil is an interesting movie covering a plot of creating a Fourth Reich by attempting to clone the Führer.
7. Adolf Hitler escaped to Argentina
Fueled by the fact that several high ranking individuals of the Nazi Regime did escape to Argentina, including Adolf Eichmann and Josef Mengele, this theory tells us that Hitler went onboard U-boat U977 and, together with U-boat U-530, departed on a journey from Norway to Southern Argentina that took two and a half months. Reports of Hitler and Eva Braun sightings in Argentina made front covers on newspapers from all over the world, leading to an exhaustive investigation from the U.S. that resulted in an inconclusive report of over 700 pages. Some people believe this theory to be the real deal and that Hitler, together with his wife, lived happily ever after in some hidden Argentinean hacienda.
6. Hitler went underground
Based on the fact that Hitler was inside his Berlin Bunker at the time of the last Allied bombings, there seemed to be only one way out for the Führer – underground! Hitler planned an escape route should defeat ever come. For him, surrender was not an option and neither was suicide! Instead, he navigated through an underground tunnel to a remote airstrip, got on an unmarked plane and flew all the way south, to the South Pole. From there, he entered the hollow Earth through the South Pole entrance. The origin of this theory lies in the fact that some of Hitler’s top advisors – possibly even Hitler himself – believed that the Earth was hollow. There were even expeditions by the Nazis to exploit that belief for strategic advantage throughout the war. Some proponents of the hollow Earth theory accept this scenario of Hitler’s escape as a fact.