Igor Witkowski is of Polish military journalist, a specialist in high-tech weapons development in the Nazis. In many areas of research, they were superior because of the pressure to innovate other nations by far.
During his research in the war archives of the West and the East and in Poland on the spot he came across a project that could have been the true origin of the Nazi UFO myth: the “bell”, a machine with high frequency current, counter-rotating Magnetic fields and a strange substance called was operated “Xerum-525.
The “bell” yielding strange effects – it buzzed like a beehive glowed bluish, induced biological effects such as the gel and separation of liquids and many disorders of the nervous system.
The project at the end of the war disappeared from the scene, along with SS General Hans Kammler, in charge of the secret projects of the Third Reich, and the last (and only one of two ever built) Ju-390. There is no trace of all, whether they disappeared together, remains speculation.
Secret facilities, hidden deep in northern Germany, leaked and de-classified documents, anecdotal evidence and urban legend, all of it pointing in one direction.
And what direction is that?
Die Glocke or in English, “The Bell” is believed to have been Nazi Germany’s famed Wunderwaffe or Wonder Weapon. It was the culmination of Nazi Germany’s brightest scientific minds. The same people who brought us the V1 and V2 rockets (the V2 being the first manmade object to leave our atmosphere and plunge into the cold depths of space) are also thought to have been involved in the development of a weapon so terrible that some accounts describe factions of these scientists refusing to release technical plans to Nazi leaders for fear of what might be done with the technology. Incidentally, these were also the men who eventually helped to design and build the first atomic bomb
The Bell, however, is a complete mystery, though there is no shortage of conspiracy surrounding it. First word of Die Glocke was presented to the free world in 2000 by one Igor Witkowski, a polish author who wrote a book titled (in Polish) Prawda O Wunderwaffe or The Truth About The Wonder Weapon. Witkowski claimed that he met with an unnamed Polish Intelligence contact in 1997, from which he reports to have been shown classified Polish Government documents detailing Nazi weapons research projects. Die Glocke was one of those projects.
The story of Die Glocke was later picked up by British author Nick Cook who added his own flavour to the tale in his own book The Hunt for Zero Point. Whatever the truth about “The Bell”, conspiracy theorists and even some in the general scientific community are convinced that the Bell did in fact exist and that it was a machine of incredible power.
For the record, no one really knows what Wundwerwaffe actually was, or even if Nazi Germany was really developing anything other than conventional weaponry. Most mainstream science and historical experts are adamant that the V series rockets were the pinnacle of German technology at the time, and that the Bell is a simple urban legend.
But I’m not about to leave it there…you knew I wouldn’t.
Most who believe that the Bell exists, or existed at some point, are convinced that it was a machine built for a fantastic and sinister purpose. Many believe that it was either a working time machine or an antigravity machine. If you believe what you see on TV and read on the internet, the Third Reich was indeed undertaking some rather nefarious research and development just prior to the end of the war in 1945. That is, aside from their ballistic and chemical weapons programs.
Allegedly an experiment was carried out by Third Reich scientists working for the SS in a German facility known as Der Riese (“The Giant”) near the Wenceslaus mine and close to the Czech border. Die Glocke is described as being a device “made out of a hard, heavy metal”, approximately 9 feet wide and 12 to 15 feet high having a shape similar to that of a large bell. According to Cook, this device ostensibly contained two counter-rotating cylinders which would be “filled with a mercury-like substance, violet in color. This metallic liquid was code-named “Xerum 525” and was otherwise cautiously “stored in a tall thin thermos flask a meter high encased in lead”. Additional substances said to be employed in the experiments, referred to as Leichtmetall (light metal), “included thorium and beryllium peroxides”. Cook describes Die Glocke as emitting strong radiation when activated, an effect that supposedly led to the death of several unnamed scientists and various plant and animal test subjects. Based upon certain external indications, Witkowski speculates that the ruins of a metal framework in the vicinity of the Wenceslas mine (aesthetically dubbed “The Henge”) may have once served as test rig for an experiment in “anti-gravity propulsion” generated with Die Glocke; others, however, dismiss the derelict structure as simply being a conventional industrial cooling tower.