German Man Claims to Have Found the Fabled Nazi Atom Bombs

Peter Lohr, a 70-year-old German retired mechanical engineer, believes that he has located atomic bombs hidden in a tunnel in central Germany. He claims to have found five large metallic objects in a cave in the Jonas Valley in Thuringia state. He says at least two of the items are “atomic bombs”; he is convinced that they were produced by the Nazis near the end of World War II. He says that the shape of the devices matches that of an atomic bomb.

Lohr located the objects using 3D radar technology. He believes that he has proof that the devices are atomic and is warning the world to prevent a nuclear crisis. “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 said.

Near the end of World War II, the center of the Jonas Valley was the scene of secret military construction using thousands of concentration camp prisoners to dig tunnels under the mountains. The construction was never completed, and it is not known what the purpose of the tunnels was to have been.

The tunnels spread out for miles under the mountains with thousands of caves, bunkers, and storerooms. It is believed to have been a location for Nazi leadership to make their final stand.

The Jonas Valley was liberated by the U.S. military in 1945. The documents related to the area have been classified for a minimum of 100 years.

Rumors of Nazi atomic weapons have appeared before. A documentary released last year, called The Search for Hitler’s Atom Bomb, quoted sealed documents from Russia and America that proved the Nazis were close to building such a weapon.

The documentary cited reports from interrogations of Nazi scientists, eyewitness accounts, and records from researchers. Many of the documents were shipped to the U.S. after the end of the war.

Ian Harvey

Ian Harvey is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE