A few weeks ago, President Trump made the shocking announcement that he would be releasing the long-classified documents surrounding the infamous JFK assassination. The documents are the Holy Grail to conspiracy theorists and political junkies alike, as so many questions and plausible theories about what actually happened.
However, at the last second, Trump was persuaded by all the alphabet intelligence agencies not to release the more sensitive material. But, while the most intriguing details may still be under wraps, the National Archives were allowed to release nearly 3,000 related documents, some of which contain strange and suspicious information.
As reported at the New York Post, according to some of the newly released JFK files, a CIA informant claimed that he has “found” Hitler living in Colombia.
An informant told the CIA that Adolf Hitler survived World War II and was living with ex-Nazis in Colombia in the 1950s, according to newly declassified documents. Hitler escaping, along with other prominent Nazis, to South America has always been a major component to WWII conspiracy theories. But until now, there hasn’t been much recognition of Hitler being spotted outside of anywhere other than the conspiracy theorist favorite, Argentina.
The source told his CIA handler, whose code name was Cimelody-3, that Hitler was alive and that an ex-SS agent named Phillip Citroen had been in contact with him in the city of Tunja, according to the memo.
Citroen said he spotted a man that looked just like Hitler in around the “Residencias Coloniales,” a neighborhood populated by former Nazis. He said Germans living there followed this alleged Hitler with “an idolatry of the Nazi past, addressing him as ‘der Fuehrer’ and affording him the Nazi salute and storm-trooper adulation.”
While it may be true that former Nazis fled to South America, the rest of the CIA memos make it clear the agency was very skeptical of this report at the time, calling it a “fantastic” story and “an apparent fantasy.”
“Neither Cimelody-3 nor this Station is in a position to give an intelligent evaluation of the information and it being forwarded as of possible interest,” read the memo, sent by the chief of station in Caracas.
In other words, the information was taken with a massive grain of salt. While it’s always fun to speculate and imagine wild things like this, the most simple explanations are usually the truth. And in this case, it appears that the informant spewing utter nonsense.
Source: New York Post