Skip to comments.Secret Code: Music Score May Lead to Nazi Gold
Posted on 09/24/2013 10:14:49 AM PDT by Theoria
After some initial digs, a Dutch filmmaker believes he may have found the site of buried Nazi treasure long rumored to exist. He was led to the Bavarian town of Mittenwald after cracking a code believed to be hidden in a music score.
Three attempts have been made in recent weeks to find buried Nazi treasure in the Bavarian town of Mittenwald, close to the Austrian border. Even though the holes in the ground have since been filled, the traces left by drills and blue markings are still visible below a thin layer of autumn leaves.
Authorities granted permission for the undertaking in "a bid for clarity," and before too long, the story was making headlines in local papers. "The Hunt for Nazi Gold," the Garmisch-Partenkirchner Tagblatt called it.
Residents' reactions range from annoyed to amused. "I've never seen anything like it," says one. "I can't wait to see what they find down there," says another.
Behind it all is 51-year-old Leon Giesen, a Dutch filmmaker and musician with a tantalizing theory. He is convinced that Nazi treasure is languishing below Mittenwald's roads -- gold or diamonds, at the very least.
The whole idea of Nazi gold has long held a grip on the public imagination, and as a former Nazi stronghold, Bavaria provides fertile soil for many an aspiring Indiana Jones. In 1944, with the Allies and the Soviet Army threatening to advance, it was here that Heinrich Himmler, one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany, planned to build an Alpine Fortress -- a national redoubt where Nazi Germany would fight from until the end.
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Nazi, code, gold, music?...all the good stuff.
I just know this is going to be on my grandfather’s property.
There’s a musical in there somewhere. Paging Mel Brooks...
Under a giant “W?”
Geraldo Rivera pick up the white phone...
They just don’t make movies like that anymore.
Paging Neil Caffrey.
Is this the plot of a comic book being made into the screenplay of a movie to be released for the Christmas film crowd?
One night several years ago, I had a dream in which it was revealed that the lyrics of Carole King’s It Might As Well Rain Until September were actually a code describing a secret intercontinental ballistic missile base located in South El Monte, Calif., somewhere between Rosemead Blvd. and Durfee Ave.
Ah, Durfee Avenue. For years I always wondered why there is a Durfee Avenue in El Monte and a Durfee Avenue in Pico Rivera, until I found www.historicaerials.com and was able to see aerial photos from the 1940s. Before the Whittier Narrows Dam was built, Durfee Avenue went all the way through! I can rest easily now.
The Nazis have furnished thriller villains for fiction writers for over half a century.
With all the villains dead they can turn now to buried treasures and secret technologies in partnership with aliens.
Oh, wait, that’s already been done on the History channel.
That is the sort of dream my daughter has. Much more lucid than mine and with interesting plots.
That said, in the last days of the war there was a massive movement of government units, troops and loot into Southern Bavaria to avoid the Red Army. When American troops began to penetrate the region they found hundreds of thousands of German troops but hardly any organized into effective units. This location is right on the Austrian border which in May 1945 was between Americans advancing from the north and the Allied Italian army, which had just penetrated the Brenner Pass and was advancing on Salzburg. The conditions were right for stashing loot in advance of the American arrival.
It will be interesting to see if they find anything.