Dismantling the German experimental nuclear pile at Haigerloch, 50 km S.W of Stuttgart, April 1945.
(photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
An amateur historian in Germany believes he has found evidence of Nazi nuclear bombs hidden underground near Chemnitz, located in Eastern Germany south of Berlin.
The pensioner, 70-year-old Peter Lohr claimed he found the mysterious objects originally in 2012, using 3D technology, in an abandoned tunnel network.
Only now was Lohr, who is trained in Mechanical Engineering, able to analyze his findings, German newspaper Bild
cited him as saying in a report published last week.
"At least two of the objects are the Nazi atomic bombs," he explained to Bild
The Nazi nuclear weapons program was officially stopped in 1942, however it was rumored to have continued in secret. It is widely believed by most historians that the Nazis never succeeded to create an atomic weapon.
Lohr has stated that he is concerned about the consequences of his findings; plutonium found in nuclear weapons can pollute the water for years to come.
Lohr also voiced concern over the material decaying.
"The metal's been lying there for 71 years. At some point it will decay and then we will have a second Chernobyl on our hands,” he told Bild.
However, the authorities aren't taking Lohr's warning seriously, "They just told me that I’m not allowed to continue my research anymore," he told the German paper.
For years amateur historians have hunted for World War Two artifacts, just last year Polish authorities claimed to have found a tunnel containing a Nazi train filled with gold. It was later reported that though the tunnel existed, the train report was fabricated.