At the X-Conference in Gaithersburg, MD, in April 2009 ,numerous speakers made the claim that unrepentant Nazis lurk at the heart of America's clandestine pursuit of extraterrestrial technology. Richard Hoagland, former science adviser to newsman Walter Cronkite, in his presentation, and Michael E. Salla, Ph.D., in his book "Exopolitics - Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence" assert that the current American pursuit of global dominance via ET technology can be traced back to Nazi efforts to do the same dating back to the 1930s.

Some of the information from Dr. Salla's book seems hard to swallow. For example, he uses extensive quotes from the book "Secrets of the Third Reich" by Roy Feddon that claim Nazi scientists actually created flying saucers of incredible capabilities, using technical data "channeled" from extraterrestrial beings from the Aldebaran star system, but couldn't mass-produce enough in time to win the war. They managed, however, to squirrel the craft away via submarine to a secret base they built in Antarctica that remains to this day. He writes that in 1947 Admiral Richard Byrd mounted a secret operation to destroy the base, but failed. 

It is a well-known fact, however, that under a postwar program called 'Operation Paperclip', about 1600 German engineers and scientists, especially about 500 from the Peenem�nde V-2 rocket facility led by Wernher von Braun, a top Nazi and a major in the SS, were brought over to the United States. The operation, led by an ambitious expatriate German named Henry Kissinger, smoothed over the scientists' Nazi ties and participation in crimes against humanity, such as use of death camp labor in building the dreaded V-2 ballistic missiles that von Braun invented.

Hoagland said that, while von Braun and his compatriots were working on the U.S. missile program at White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico, they participated in examining the remains of the saucer that crashed at Roswell in 1947. Such craft were familiar to the Nazis already, he said, because Hitler had sent teams of archeologists all over the world as in "Raiders of the Lost Ark", ostensibly to search for mystical artifacts and the origins of the Aryan race, but actually to retrieve alien technology. The ETs that had once colonized the earth had left some of their craft behind in "parking garages" and the Nazi teams had apparently stumbled onto one or more of them, he said. Von Braun, depicted as a hero of the American space program, died in 1977, his Nazi past explained away as a consequence of his dream of space travel.

Dr. Salla writes that Kissinger teamed up with Nelson Rockefeller during the Eisenhower administration to create the vast, clandestine corporate-military-scientific cabal that dominates ET relations and maintains UFO secrecy to this day. He said Kissinger's philosophy of "realpolitik," or the amassing of national power in competition with other world powers, drives U.S. foreign policy.

According to Dr. Salla, the real reason the United States invaded Iraq was not because of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction or for Iraqi oil, but to gain control over "stargate" technology and other ET knowledge left behind by the Annunaki, the race of extraterrestrials who dominated mankind in ancient times and built a major base of operations in ancient Babylon, according to Sumerian scholar Zechariah Sitchin. The organized looting of the Baghdad Museum and removal of hundreds of untranslated cuneiform tablets was part of that operation, he writes.

However, the Nazis lost, and lost big. A major factor in their defeat was a propensity for self-deception and delusion.

When the Nazis invaded Russia, they were greeted as liberators by Russians who had suffered terribly under the rapacious dictatorship of Stalin. The Nazis' innate arrogance and brutality, however, soon turned the population against them. The very idea that the Nazis could dominate the world by brute force was in itself a delusion, since it inspired resistance wherever they went.

The Nazis' vaunted technology was to no avail. The Messerschmitt jet fighter was operational in time to defeat the allied bombers that devastated the German homeland, but bureaucratic infighting prevented its mass production. The overwhelming industrial capacity of the United States and Russia swamped the Nazis' sophisticated but complicated tanks with vast numbers of less advanced but sturdier Shermans and T-34s.

The hidden story of World War II

After WWI, at the end of 1919, ex-corporal Adolf Hitler met Dietrich Eckart in Munich. Eckart was a sophisticated and wealthy publisher and was editor-in-chief of an antisemitic publication called In Plain German.

He was also an occultist in the highest circle of The Thule Society, an esoteric group founded in Germany in 1918. He had been a student of Russian metaphysician G.I. Gurdjieff.

Because of his admiration for Eckart Hitler joined the society.

The Thule Society held regular s�ances during which the attendees reportedly communicated with demons and attempted to invoke the Anti-Christ. During one such session, Eckart believed that he was told by his spirit guide that he would have the honor of training the corning Great One - the incarnation of the Anti-Christ. He soon became convinced that Adolf Hitler was the chosen one, and he took him under his wing.

According to Wulf Schwartzwaller in The Unknown Hitler:

There can be no doubt that Eckart �trained Hitler in techniques of self-confidence, self-projection, persuasive oratory, body language and discursive sophistry.

Using these capabilities Hitler became a powerful speaker, able to mesmerize and excite vast audiences. He learned to start his speeches softly, and then build to a peak of pretended frenzied fervor accompanied by animated gesticulations. He also developed a hypnotic power over individuals. Eckart, it is reported, also passed on to Hitler all of his occult knowledge of ritual and sexual Black Magic.

According to Trevor Ravenscroft in The Spear of Destiny regarding the practices of the Thule Society:

indulgence in the most sadistic rituals awakened penetrating vision into the workings of evil intelligences and bestowed phenomenal magical powers.

At the completion of this training, Hitler claimed to be �born anew� filled with new strength and the resolve he would need to carry out his �mandate.�

Eckhart died three years later in 1923, and reportedly said on his deathbed:

Follow Hitler. He will dance, but it is I who have called the tune! I have initiated him into the �Secret Doctrine;� opened his centers of vision and given him the means to communicate with the powers. Do not mourn for me: I shall have influenced history more than any German.

The following year, Hitler dedicated the second volume of his book, Mein Kampf (My Struggle), to Eckart. Eckart�s claim that he had given to Hitler �the means to communicate with the powers� has been interpreted to mean that Hitler could now solicit advice from those same entities that Aleister Crowley referred to as the �secret chiefs,� since Eckart was basically a disciple of Crowley.

Crowley, who was sometimes referred to as the �great beast,� was the head of the infamous occult organization, Order of the Golden Dawn, in London.

In late 1919, the Thule Society became more political, and was instrumental in starting the German Workers� Party under the leadership of Thulist Karl Harrer.

In 1920, this evolved into the National Socialist German Workers Party, or NSDAP, commonly known as the Nazi Party, drawing its membership from the top echelons of the Thule Society, including:

- Rudolf Hess
- Heinrich Himmler
- Alfred Rosenberg
- Adolf Hitler

In The Gods of Eden, William Bramley says, ��the Thule was a �Society of Assassins�. It held secret courts and condemned people to death. It is likely that many victims murdered by the District Command had been condemned earlier in the secret courts of the Thule.�

The conception of the Swastika flag adopted by the Nazis is attributed to Dr. Freidrich Krohn, a member of Thule.

Thus, according to Crystalinks, �With the victory of the Nazi Party, the occult tradition was carried on in the Third Reich.�

But Hitler�s occult training was not yet complete. After the death of Eckart, as if on a schedule, another even more powerful teacher came into his life.

Karl Haushofer was a 54 year old professor of Political Science at Munich University when Hitler entered jail in 1924. While with German intelligence in Japan before the war, Haushofer had been initiated into the ultra-secret Green Dragon Society, one of only three Europeans to have ever been granted that honor.

There he was taught how to develop the �mastery of the etheric body, or the Time Organism...�

This training apparently gave him precognitive powers and he was able to predict the dates and exact times of enemy attacks, the number of casualties, and bombardment patterns while a general during the war. We now know this as �remote viewing.�

Consequently, Haushofer emerged with an illustrious war record, and became well-known throughout Germany.

It was only very reluctantly that Haushofer agreed to attend the treason trial of a rabble-rousing, brawling street politician named Adolf Hitler in 1923. He finally consented, after much persuasion by a student at the University, Rudolf Hess. Disinterested at first, by the time Hitler delivered his final oration in court, Haushofer, like Eckhart, was convinced that he had found the savior of the German people that he had been seeking.

Haushofer subsequently visited Hitler frequently in his plush cell at the Landsberg Fortress with books and papers under his arm, and helped him to write what became the bible of the Nazi movement, Mein Kampf, virtually dictating long passages. Haushofer�s domination of the entire philosophical basis of the Nazi movement was solidified when he founded the �Luminous Lodge� or Vril Society in Berlin in the 20s.

This eventually became the �inner circle� of the Thule Society, and reportedly attracted members from other occult movements in Europe, as well as from Tibet, Japan, India, Kashmir, Turkey and Ceylon.

Its most inspirational book was The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, a story about an underground Utopian civilization where the inhabitants flew around in silent wingless vehicles, powered by a force called �vril� - hence the name of the society.

Haushofer knew a great deal about life on Atlantis, almost as though through personal memory. He taught Hitler that the Aryan race was genetically developed by the �gods� of Atlantis in preparation for the coming disaster, to be a new �master race� afterwards. He claimed that the Aryans were given higher consciousness and the faculty of logical thought, instead of just super-memory as with the preceding sub-races on Atlantis.

He convinced Hitler that the �pure� Germans were descended from this civilization from �Ultima Thule,� sometimes called Hyperborea, and were meant to be the nucleus of the new master race. Haushofer believed that this race of Aryan supermen survived the Atlantean upheavals and still existed somewhere underground in Tibet or the Gobi Desert, and he convinced Hitler to try and make contact with them.

From 1926 through 1942, Haushofer organized annual German expeditions to Tibet. He apparently succeeded in making contact with an underground civilization in Tibet known in occult literature as �Agartha,� sometime in the early 30s.

It is known that Haushofer met some monks from this underground city, and enlisted them in the Nazi cause. Some literature on this subject describes the monks as �adepts of the dark side.� They came to Berlin and set up a community.

They were later joined by members of the Japanese Green Dragon Society, at the invitation of Haushofer.

In the secret meetings of the Vril Society, attended by Haushofer, Hitler, and the key members of the Thule Society, a very talented medium by the name of Maria Orsic began to get psychic transmissions in an unknown language, which they were eventually able to decipher.

As they continued, it was determined that the messages were coming from two planets in the Aldeberan system comprising the Sumeran empire.

Aldeberan is a huge star in the Taurus constellation thousands of time larger than our own sun, about 65 light years from earth.

The information channeled by Orsic claimed that the Sumeran empire consisted of an Aryan or master race, and a subservient slave race, and that the Aryans colonized our solar system 500 million years ago when the Aldeberan system became uninhabitable. When they eventually reached earth, they founded the Sumerian civilization.

According to Peter Moon in The Black Sun:

As they continued to study the transmissions, the Vril Society discovered that the ancient Sumerian language� was identical to that of the Aldeberans and that it was also similar to the German language.

Whether or not they materialized in the flesh in the inner sanctum of the Vril Society, or met with the Nazi leaders in the underground city through the mediation of the Tibetan monks, there is no doubt that Haushofer and Hitler, at least, met with the �Ubermensch� or �superman.�

In a conversation with Hermann Rauschning, the governor of Danzig, about the possibility of creating a new, advanced species of human through breeding, Hitler said, as reported by Rauschning:

�The new man is living amongst us now! He is here!� exclaimed Hitler, triumphantly. �Isn't that enough for you? I will tell you a secret. I have seen the new man. He is intrepid and cruel. I was afraid of him.�

Samuel Mathers, the founder of the Golden Dawn, had a similar encounter.

In a manifesto to the members in 1896, he wrote:

As to the secret chiefs with whom I am in touch and from whom I have received the wisdom of the Second Order... They used to meet me physically at a time and place fixed in advance. For my part, I believe they are human beings living on this earth, but possessed of terrible and superhuman powers....

I felt I was in contact with a force so terrible that I can only compare it to the shock one would receive from being near a flash of lightning during a great thunderstorm...

Could the �secret chiefs� or �supermen� have been extraterrestrials, perhaps currently living on earth or elsewhere?

In light of subsequent developments, such a conclusion seems not unreasonable. Possibly, because of this contact with Hitler, the Nazis were to acquire scientific knowledge and weapon technologies far beyond anything previously seen on earth.

The weapons became known as the Wunderwaffen or �wonder weapons.� This all seems especially remarkable when it is understood just how much the Nazi inner circle detested science and �book knowledge� and embraced psychic information and ceremonial magic instead.

According to Peter Moon, as early as 1919, the combined Thule and Vril Societies began work on a time machine which was completed in 1924 and taken to a hiding place in southern Germany.

This early development, it is said, re-surfaced after the war and was continued thirty years later as �The Montauk Project,� in an underground base at Montauk Point, Long Island where ex-Nazi scientists were assisted by extraterrestrials.

And it was the Vril Society that reportedly developed the first anti-gravity craft, the RFZ-1, as early as 1937.

The society raised its own funds for this development by soliciting donations in German newspapers!

This first model �crashed and burned,� but the RFZ2, 60-feet in length, flew quite well and was used as a reconnaissance craft, and so it came to the attention of SS Chief Himmler. By this time, Hitler was in power and he turned the anti-gravity development project over to the SS, to develop directly with the Vril Society. He himself was more interested in conventional weaponry.

By 1939, the SS had developed the RFZ-5, which was renamed to become the famous Haunebu I - a two-man craft, about 35 feet in diameter powered by a tachyon type electrogravitation motor called the Kohler Converter.

The motor, it was claimed, converted the earth's gravitational energy into electromagnetic power. The Nazis continually improved on the Haunebu model, culminating in the Haunebu-III late in the war.

A huge craft; 200 feet in diameter, the Haunebu-III, it was said, could reach a speed of 24,000 mph at an altitude of 15,000 feet and could carry 32 passengers.

But strangely, the Germans were never able to adapt these incredible flying machines to conventional warfare. It is suggested that they couldn't train the pilots, and that the craft were not maneuver-able enough to engage fighter planes in dogfights, and that they couldn't be used as bombers, although they could easily reach the U.S. without refueling.

The Nazis chose to focus instead on von Braun's robotic-rocketry, believing that they could so frighten the civilian population of London with their V-2 flying bombs that they could precipitate a mass movement to surrender. As history makes dear, they severely underestimated the legendary British "stiff upper lip." The Nazis also pioneered jet powered propulsion.

The first jet fighter plane in the world, the fearsome Messerschmitt ME-262, could easily have turned the tide of the war if it had lasted several months longer.

German scientists were also working on development of nuclear weapons long before America got into the act. Nuclear fission was discovered in 1938 by Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassman at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin. The Germans were producing heavy water in Vemork, Norway in 1943 in preparation for using it to refine plutonium.

But Hitler and Albert Speer scuttled the program after chief civilian nuclear scientist Werner Heisenberg failed to sell the project as a feasible way to win the war.

Allied soldiers discovered a uranium-based nuclear reactor underground in Haigerloch, Germany, Heisenberg's hometown, and several thousand pounds of uranium buried nearby.

The consensus is that Germany would have developed the bomb before the US. if it hadn't been for Hitter's poor judgment in scientific matters, and the sabotage and heavy allied bombardments of technological sites, although some think that Heisenberg, a former prot�g� of Nobel Prize winning Danish physics Niels Bohr, deliberately diverted his research away from weaponry.