Did Adolf Hitler fake his own death and escape his underground Berlin bunker to a secret South American hideaway?
That’s one theory put forward in the years since the Second World War ended and it’s not as crazy as it initially sounds. Recently declassified CIA documents pointed to a possible figure matching Hitler’s description living out in Colombia.
The recent series “Hunting Hitler” meanwhile offered up some compelling suggestions as to how he might have made his way out of there. But, as it turns out, all of that might just be a conspiracy theory after all.
That assertion follows the news that the Russian government gave two French researchers access to the last remains of the Fuhrer.
The scientists examined skull fragments and teeth, comparing the remains to wartime autopsy records to confirm they matched.
The report made its way into the European Journal of Internal Medicine, and as co-author Phillippe Charlier told AFP there’s little disputing them:
“There is no possible doubt. Our study proves that Hitler died in 1945.
“He did not flee to Argentina in a submarine. He is not in a hidden base in Antarctica or on the dark side of the moon.”
Does this really serve as definitive proof though? After all, if Hitler faked his death, wouldn’t the body they used in the autopsy be someone else’s anyway?
Maybe the Fuhrer isn’t dead after all. Maybe.
JFK Files Reveal Informant Told CIA Hitler Escaped To Colombia
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.