Hobby historians in Germany believe they have an urgent case of potentially catastrophic proportions — secret nuclear bombs leftover from the Nazis.
Deep inside the Thuringian Forest, 70-year-old Peter Lohr and two friends have been scanning the surface with "earth radar" and "geomagnetic" technology after one of Lohr's companions found Allied aerial surveillance photos of what they believe is a Nazi storage facility.
"What did the Nazis really do here? There are so many unanswered questions," said 67-year-old Walter Boegenhold, a local resident interested in military history who has heard stories about Hitler's secret projects in the region since his teenage years.
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The team's initial surface scans produced colorful images of what appears to be bomb-shaped metal housing, which led Lohr and Boegenhold to partner with explosive ordnance disposal expert Ralf Ehmann, 60.