Treasure hunter found a secret nuclear center of the Nazis
64-year-old Bernd Thalmann found in the German city of Oranienburg mysterious object, which may be related to the secret centre of the Third Reich to develop nuclear weapons.
In December 1938, German physicists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassman for the first time in the world carried out the artificial splitting of the nucleus of an atom of uranium, and in the following year the Supreme military court of Germany became interested in the fundamental possibility of creating a new type of highly efficient explosives. Professor of the Hamburg University Paul Harteck insisted that “the country which the first will be able to practically master the achievements of nuclear physics, will gain absolute superiority over the other”.
The armaments Directorate of the ground forces of Nazi Germany immediately asked scientists to develop nuclear weapons and in June 1939 it was organized the construction of the first reactor assemblies near Berlin. In September, the army weapons to consider about how to build nuclear weapons and called a meeting of leading specialists in nuclear physics, where it was decided to classify all work that has any relation to the program, called “Uranium project”.
It is known that the participants of the meeting considered the possible creation of nuclear weapons in 9-12 months. The German “Uranium machine” consisted of two aluminum hemispheres with 572 kilograms of uranium in powder form and 140 kilograms of heavy water. The mass of the reactor, placed inside the water tank, nearing the ton. In the sphere of uranium with a filling was placed a neutron initiator in the form of a conventional radium-beryllium source of neutrons.
Scientists sent a message to the arms division of the Wehrmacht that the reactor works, but a little later, “Uranium machine” blew up, and not having to go to the top performance. For different reasons, “Uranium project” was never implemented, and in 1943, the United States launched the Manhattan project and managed to overtake the Germans in creating the world’s first nuclear bomb, although Germany was actually one of the originators of nuclear weapons.
According to some, a secret research center of the Third Reich to develop nuclear weapons was in the city of Oranienburg in the North-East of Germany. Now, it seems, that suddenly there was a confirmation. Treasure hunter Bernd, Tallman found in the vicinity of the city is an interesting piece of shiny metal that made him a metal detector to emit a very unusual alarm sound. Thalmann, alert, but still took a strange discovery and called the police on arrival home.
The police came together with the secret services, who found that a piece of metal has a strong radiation, after which the treasure hunter’s house and 15 neighboring homes were completely evacuated. The subject was placed in a lead container, and Amateur archeologist opened a criminal case for illegal storage of radioactive substances. Seeker refuses to cooperate with police and wouldn’t say where exactly he found a piece of radioactive metal.
However, he admits that had focused on finding the secret research centre of Nazi Germany to develop nuclear weapons.