A veteran CIA agent claims to have proof that Adolf Hitler faked his death in his bunker at the end of the Second World War.
According to the Mirror, Bob Baer and his team used a collection of never-before-seen documents to develop their theory that the fascist dictator did not actually kill himself but instead fled to the Canary Islands.
Evidence suggests the defeated dictator escaped Germany and spent time on the sun-soaked Canary Island – before eventually making his way to live with wealthy supporters in Argentina.
CIA agent Bob Baer said:
The narrative the government gives us is a lie. if you look at the FBI files it throws open the investigation. What we are doing is re-examining history, history we thought was settled. [We are told] that Hitler died in the bunker but the deeper we get into it, it’s clear to me we don’t have any facts for it.
Mr Baer’s team were granted access to 700 pages of newly declassified information. The key discovery came when they found a document stating American Army officials in Germany had been unable to locate Hitler’s body and that they were unable to identify any reliable source that Hitler was dead.
The team now claim Hitler faked his death through the use of a double – as the corpse found by the Russians was reported to be five inches shorter and had a much smaller skull than the Fuhrer.
Ex-United Nations war crimes investigator John Cencich, also part of the investigation, said of Hitler and his fiance Eva Braun:
We do know from evidence both of them had doubles. If someone was going to stage a crime scene, this was the perfect way to do it. The accepted truth that he committed suicide is ambiguous.
According to The Sun he also believes the fact that Hitler’s corpse went missing before British and American troops could examine it adds strength to his claim.
The investigation also revealed a network of tunnels that offered an escape route from the bunker to Berlin’s then Tempelfhof Airport, where he could have escaped to Spain.
When the war came to an end many Nazis made an exodus to South America to begin a new life away from Europe, and over the years it has been claimed Hitler travelled by U-Boat to Argentina from the Canary Islands to be reunited with his comrades – Mr Baer hopes to find definite proof of this.