New JFK Files Reveal Hitler May Have Been Alive In The 50s

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New JFK Files Reveal Hitler May Have Been Alive In The 50s

In 1992, the nation was riddled with conspiracy theories and rumors about President John F. Kennedy's death. To ensure that the public will eventually have their questions answered, the president at the time, George H.W. Bush, signed a law which required all information about the Kennedy assassination to be released by October 26, 2017.

Since then, around 99% of the files have been available to the public, but there were some important classified documents that never saw the light of day - until recently.

Last month, President Trump gave his permission to have the remaining files be opened and they became available shortly after.

It has been a few weeks and the documents haven't really cleared up the questions about the 35th president's untimely death, but they have revealed something else that is equally as brow-raising.

It appears that the CIA was investigating whether or not Adolf Hitler was alive after receiving some credible tips.

Among the JFK files was a 1955 document found by the Miami Herald in which a CIA source, referred to only as CIMELODY-3, revealed that he was told by a friend that "Phillip Citroen, former German SS trooper, stated to him confidentially that Adolf Hitler is still alive."

Despite prior information that confirmed Hitler died by suicide in April 1945, the CIA still pursued the lead.

The intelligence officer even shared a photograph of the person who was believed to be Hitler with the agency to help with the investigation.

The files indicated that the CIA was looking into whether or not the person was indeed Hitler and if he was working for the KNSM Shipping Company in Maracaibo, Venezuela with a new identity after World War II.

While the CIA did conduct a small investigation, they didn't end up putting too much effort into it according to another letter the newspaper found.

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"It is felt that enormous efforts could be expanded on this matter with remote possibilities of establishing anything concrete," read the letter.

"Therefore, we suggest that this matter be dropped."

If the CIA says it should be dropped, then clearly there wasn't much to this claim.

Do you think Hitler could've been alive then?

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