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Die Glocke
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Die Glocke (pronounced [di lk], German for The Bell) was
a purported top secret Nazi scientific technological device, secret
weapon, or Wunderwaffe. First described by Polish journalist and
author Igor Witkowski in Prawda o Wunderwaffe (2000), it was
later popularized by military journalist and author Nick Cook as
well as by writers such as Joseph P. Farrell and others who
associate it with Nazi occultism and antigravity or free energy
research.
According to Patrick Kiger writing in National Geographic
magazine, Die Glocke has become a popular subject of
speculation and a following similar to science fiction fandom
exists around it and other alleged Nazi miracle weapons or
Wunderwaffen.[1] Mainstream reviewers such as former
aerospace scientist David Myhra express skepticism that such a
device ever actually existed.[1][2][3]

Contents
1 History
2 Description
3 Supposed whereabouts
4 In popular culture
5 See also
6 Notes

Die Glocke (the Nazi Bell)

7 References
8 Further reading
8.1 Literature
8.2 Documentaries

History
Discussion of Die Glocke originated in the works of Igor Witkowski. His 2000 Polish language book
Prawda o Wunderwaffe (The Truth About The Wonder Weapon, reprinted in German as Die Wahrheit
ber die Wunderwaffe), refers to it as The Nazi-Bell. Witkowski wrote that he first discovered the
existence of Die Glocke by reading transcripts from an interrogation of former Nazi SS Officer Jakob
Sporrenberg. According to Witkowski, he was shown the allegedly classified transcripts in August 1997
by an unnamed Polish intelligence contact who said he had access to Polish government documents
regarding Nazi secret weapons.[3] Witkowski maintains that he was only allowed to transcribe the
documents and was not allowed to make any copies. Although no evidence of the veracity of
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Witkowskis statements has been produced, they reached a wider audience when they were retold by
British author Nick Cook, who added his own views to Witkowskis statements in The Hunt for Zero
Point].[4]

Description
Allegedly an experiment carried out by Third Reich scientists working for the SS in a German facility
known as Der Riese (The Giant)[5] 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 nine 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.[6] Additional substances said
to be employed in the experiments, referred to as Leichtmetall (light metal), included thorium and
beryllium peroxides.[6] Cook describes Die Glocke as emitting strong radiation when activated, an
effect that supposedly led to the death of several unnamed scientists[7] and various plant and animal test
subjects.[6] Based upon certain external indications, Witkowski states that the ruins of a concrete
frameworkaesthetically dubbed The Hengein the vicinity of the Wenceslas mine
(503743N 162940E) may have once served as a test rig for an experiment in anti-gravity propulsion
generated with Die Glocke.[8] However, the derelict structure itself has also been interpreted to resemble
the remains of a conventional industrial cooling tower.[9]

Supposed whereabouts
Witkowskis statements along with Cooks views prompted further conjecture about the device from
various American authors, including Joseph P. Farrell, Jim Marrs, and Henry Stevens. Farrell says that
the device was considered so important to the Nazis that they killed 60 scientists that worked on the
project and buried them in a mass grave.[10] In his book, Hitler's Suppressed and Still-Secret Weapons,
Science and Technology (2007), Stevens states that Die Glocke contained red mercury[11] and describes
stories alleging that a concave mirror on top of the device provided the ability to see images from the
past during its operation.[12] Witkowski stated that Die Glocke ended up in a Nazi-friendly South
American country. Cook, on the other hand, states that it was moved to the United States as part of a
deal made with SS General Hans Kammler. Farrell stated that it was recovered as part of the Kecksburg
UFO incident.[13] This last theory was dramatized in 2009 by The Discovery Channel and again in 2011
by The History Channels Ancient Aliens series.

In popular culture
The books Black Order (2005) by James Rollins, Swastika (2005) by Michael Slade, The Shadow
Project (2010) by Scott Mariani, Echo of the Reich (2012) by James Becker, Der Trojaner (2013) by
Eric Verna, The Atlantis Gene (2013) by A.G. Riddle and The Goddess Of The Devil by Mart Sander
have Die Glocke as their central theme.
In the horror film Outpost, a group of mercenaries are hired to retrieve The Bell from an abandoned
bunker.
The song Die Glocke by Cage, in their 2009 album Science of Annihilation also deals with this subject.
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Die Glocke also makes an appearance in several video games, most notably the series Call of Duty.

See also
Nazism and occultism
Nazi UFOs

Notes
1. ^ a b Kiger, Patrick J. "Nazi Secret Weapons" (http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/hitler-s-stealthfighter-3942/nazi-secret-weapons-1#ixzz0uXSU8IRo). National Geographic. Retrieved July 23, 2010.
2. ^ Cook 2001, p. 267
3. ^ a b Farrell 2006
4. ^ Kleiner, Kurt (5 January 2011). "The Hunt for Zero Point by Nick Cook"
(http://dir.salon.com/story/books/review/2002/08/05/zero_gravity/index.html). Salon.com. Retrieved 5 January
2011.
5. ^ Stevens 2007, p. 249
6. ^ a b c Cook 2001, p. 192
7. ^ Cook 2001, p. 193
8. ^ Cook 2005, UFO: The Secret Evidence telecast
9. ^ Gerold Schelm 2005, The Henge at Ludwikowice, Poland test rig for the NAZI-Bell?
10. ^ Farrell 2007
11. ^ Stevens 2007, p. 250
12. ^ Stevens 2007, p. 251-252, 255
13. ^ Farrell 2004, p. 335

References
Cook, Nick (2001). The Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity
Technology. Century. ISBN 978-0-09-941498-8.
Cook, Nick (Writer) (2005). UFO's: The Secret Evidence. Oxford Film & Television
Production/Channel 4.
Cook, Nick (Writer/Narrator) (2006). An Alien History of Planet Earth. History Channel.
Farrell, Dr. Joseph P. (2004). Reich of the Black Sun: Nazi Secret Weapons and the Cold War
Allied Legend. Adventures Unlimited Press. ISBN 1-931882-39-8.
Farrell, Dr. Joseph P. (2006). The SS Brotherhood of the Bell: The Nazi's Incredible Secret
Technology. Adventures Unlimited Press. ISBN 1-931882-61-4.
Kleiner, Kurt (August 5, 2002). "The Hunt for Zero Point by Nick Cook"
(http://dir.salon.com/story/books/review/2002/08/05/zero_gravity/index.html). Salon.
Stevens, Henry (2007). Hitler's Suppressed and Still-Secret Weapons, Science and Technology.
Adventures Unlimited Press. ISBN 1-931882-73-8.
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Gerold Schelm (November 2005). "The Henge at Ludwikowice, Poland test rig for the NAZIBell?" (http://www.bielek-debunked.com/Henge/The-Henge.pdf). Retrieved 6 April 2014.

Further reading
In chronological order:

Literature

Wikimedia Commons has


media related to Die Glocke.

Witkowski, Igor ((2000)). Prawda O Wunderwaffe (in Polish). Check date values in: |date= (help)
Witkowski, Igor; Bruce Wenham (translator) (2003). The Truth about the Wunderwaffe. Books
International Militaria. ISBN 83-88259-16-4.
Stevens, Henry (2003). Hitler's Flying Saucers: A Guide to German Flying Discs of the Second
World War. Books International Militaria.
Farrell, Dr. Joseph P. (2008). Secrets of the Unified Field: The Philadelphia Experiment, the Nazi
Bell, and the Discarded Theory. Adventures Unlimited Press. ISBN 1-931882-84-3.
Marrs, Jim (2008). The Rise of the Fourth Reich. William Morrow & Company. ISBN 0-06124558-5.
Farrell, Dr. Joseph P. (April 2009). The Philosopher's Stone: Alchemy and the Secret Research for
Exotic Matter. Feral House. ISBN 1-932595-40-6.
Farrell, Dr. Joseph P. (15 March 2009). Nazi International: The Nazis' Postwar Plan to Control
Finance, Conflict, Physics and Space. Adventures Unlimited Press. ISBN 1-931882-93-2.

Documentaries
Cook, Nick (Narrator and Writer) (1999). Billion Dollar Secret. Discovery Channel.
Cook, Nick (Researcher) (February 2005). "Area 51". Unsolved History. Episode 47. Discovery
Channel.
Nazi UFO Conspiracy. Discovery Channel. November 24, 2008.
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