For many years, claims about secret Nazi military and research bases located in the harsh terrains of the Arctic and Antarctica were dismissed as fantasy. In fact, these claims were seen as so ridiculous that when a Russian expedition team from the Russian Arctic National Park claimed that they had discovered one of these bases on the island of Alexandra (approximately a thousand kilometers from the North Pole) they were largely ignored.
MYSTERY NAZI BASE DISCOVERED IN THE ARCTIC
However, there can no longer be any doubt that these secret bases really did exist as the Russian team who came across the base have released video evidence of over five hundred differently artifacts uncovered from the Nazi bunker. The ruins of the base itself as well as materials and paper documents can be seen to be fairly well preserved because of the intensely cold conditions that they were kept in.
The Russian team says that the base was referred to as ‘Treasure Hunter’ and it was built in 1942, just one year before the Nazis launched an assault in Russia. It is believed that the base was not used for a particularly long period and that it had to be evacuated of all personnel in 1944 after an illness broke out. It is believed that the disease was caused by personnel members eating contaminated polar bear meat. Mysteriously, in 1950 – several years after the end of the Second World War and the fall of the Third Reich, someone returned to the base and destroyed it. Who could have done this and why is still a complete mystery to investigators.