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A long-lost art collection owned by Nazi German autocrat, Adolf Hitler has been discovered by a Czech historian and writer, Jiri Kuchar. Reuters

1) Hitler Died In Argentina

The latest rumour to be circulating is that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler did not commit suicide in Berlin in 1945, but actually ended his days in Argentina.

According to British journalist Gerrard Williams and Simon Dunstan in their new book Grey Wolf: The Escape Of Adolf Hitler, they claim they have discovered overwhelming amount of evidence "to suggest Hitler died an old man in South America."

The new book claims that Hitler lived in Argentina for 17 years and could have been raised two daughters before he died in 1962.

They also claim that the Hitler skull fragments, which are used to confirm his death of a gunshot wound to the head, are actually that of a young woman.

"We didn't want to re-write history, but the evidence we've discovered about the escape of Adolf Hitler is just too overwhelming to ignore," Williams told Sky News.

"Stalin, Eisenhower and Hoover of the FBI all knew there was no proof of him dying in the bunker," Williams added.

2) Hitler Only Had One Testicle (With The Other Residing In The Albert Hall)

Possibly the most famous of all the myths about the Nazi leader, that even had its own theme song to accompany it and still gets sung by school children today.

As recently as 2008, there were still claims that proved this theory to be correct, with reports that Hitler may have lost a testicle during the Battle of Somme in 1916, according to a German army medic who saved the life during the First World War.

While many will certainly hope for this persistent rumour to be true, alas there are no actual records to suggest as such. Hitler's physician Dr Theodor Morell, who would have known every inch of the leader's body, certainly made no mention of it and nor do any subsequent medical records.

3) Hitler Was Possessed By The Devil

This rumour comes straight from the Vatican Church, with claims that released wartime pontiff Pope Pius XII attempted a "long distance" exorcism of Hitler which failed to have any effect.

Father Gabriele Amorth, who is the Vatican's chief exorcist, made the comments during an interview with Vatican Radio in 2006. He also claimed that Stalin too was also possessed by the Devil.

"I am convinced that the Nazis were all possessed. All you have to do is think about what Hitler - and Stalin did. Almost certainly they were possessed by the Devil," said Amorth.

"You can tell by their behaviour and their actions, from the horrors they committed and the atrocities that were committed on their orders. That's why we need to defend society from demons.

"I have no doubt that Hitler was possessed and so it does not surprise me that Pope Pius XII tried a long distance exorcism."

Amorth has also spoken out against the Harry Potter series of books, suggesting that the novels open children's minds to a world of black magic and the occult.

4) Nazis Had A Secret Moon Base

Almost as popular as the myth that the Americans staged the moon landing in 1969, a quick look through the stranger side of the internet will also tell you that not only did the Nazis have a moon base on the dark side of the moon, but they were up there as early as 1942.

If you believe everything you read on blogs, then the Nazi party undoubtedly utilized "larger exoatmospheric rocket saucers of the Miethe and Schriever type" to land on the moon and even offered the base to the Americans and Russians when they secretly joint-landed on the moon in the 1950s.

This had led to even more suggestions that the Nazis have been controlling our tides since the 1950s and that high powered Nazi lasers can also be deployed to strike land based targets.

A new comedy film called Iron Sky is set to be released which plays on the idea that the Nazis have a secret moon based and are set to return to Earth in 2018.

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5) Nazi's Built Fully Functioning UFO From Alien Technology

Many science fiction books, comics and just plain old conspiracy theories frequently claim that the Nazis built UFOs and currently survive in secret underground bases in Antarctica, South America or the United States, along with their creators.

According to the reports, the Nazis destroyed all the paperwork connected with the secret machines, but suggestions are that they used a form of anti-gravity where able to travel at 2000 km per hour, with Hitler's main plan to launch a UFO attack on both London and New York.

The theory is further fuelled by the claims of Igor Witkowski, who claims in his book 'Prawda O Wunderwaffe' that a bell-shaped craft was being created by the Nazis and that Hitler wanted the best scientists and engineers at his disposal.

There are also a selection number photographs and eyewitness accounts that apparently offer 'definitive proof' that the Nazis were indeed building flying saucers during World War Two.

6) Nazis Tried to Turn Sand Into Gold

This one falls under the section of rumours mill that is actually a little believable, as self-taught alchemist Karl Malchus convinced Heinrich Himmler that he was able to make gold from stones and sand.

This is all according to Helmut Werner, author of Hltler's Alchemists: The Secret Attempts to Manufacture Gold in Dachau.

"Of course, it was all a huge swindle," said Werner.

After a short while, Heinrich Himmler stopped attempting to produce gold in this way and Karl Malchus was incarcerated in Dachau. After Malchus was eventually released, he was told that if he attempted to tell anyone about his alchemy con, the Nazis would kill him.

7) Hitler Had A Base In The Antarctic

According to a paper in Polar Record, and a few other conspiracy theory websites, the Nazis built a secret base in Antarctica in which they hid Hitler towards the end of the war and fought of British and US planes using those flying saucers we know so much about.

The US eventually destroyed the base with nuclear weapons, but various governments strived to conceal this.

There are a few facts here and there to justify these claims: There was a German expedition to Antarctica in 1938-39. There was classified British military activity in Antarctica during the war and there was indeed a nuclear explosion in 1958 carried out by the US' Operation Highjump that was meant to be a secret but got out. However, there is no other proof to justify the other suggestions of a secret Nazi base on the icy continent

8) Hitler Was An Avatar Of The Hindu God Vishnu

Yet another myth that connects the Nazis to the occult, this one comes from the 1978 book The Golden Band, in which Miguel Serrano makes the claim that Hitler is in fact an avatar of the Hindu God Vishnu and came to Earth to establish an ultimate Aryan race.

The Golden Band also alleged that Hitler was using New Swabia, the German-claimed portion of Antarctica, to communicate with Hyperboreans, ethereal beings who he claimed were the ancestors of the Aryan race.

This rumour also links nicely to previous myths, as Serrano then goes on to claim that the Nazis used their communications to develop a range of UFOs, which Hitler would have one day used to give him ultimate power.

9) Nazi Gold Buried In Lake Toplitz...

There are many different myths and rumours as to the whereabouts of millions, possibly billions, of pounds of Nazi gold are buried. One that appears to do the rounds more than others is the suggestion that vast quantities of Nazi gold are buried in Lake Toplitz high up in the Austrian Alps, 60 miles from Salzburg city in western Austria.

It has also been reported that after the war, former SS members employed divers to try and locate the gold, as well as a number of sealed tubes that were said to contain the details of secret Nazi bank accounts in Switzerland.

The rumours have got so persistent that it is now illegal for divers to attempt to search for the hidden treasure themselves.

10) ...And Nazi Gold Buried In Auckland Island

Another rumour of secret Nazi gold that has appeared to come out of absolute nowhere. The story of a Nazi U-boat burying Nazi gold in the tiny, uninhabited Auckland Island, which lies a few hundred miles of the coast of New Zealand.

Despite there been no evidence of this event ever happening, people still make the long journey to the island in vein attempts to discover the buried Nazi gold.

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