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Germany's Nazi Era Swastika Forest Formations.

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posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 11:20 AM
Not sure this belongs in gen.chit chat,but as we don't have a "historical events" type forum,here it will go-unless the mods find a better place for it.
For anyone interested in WW2 shennanigans:
This is a story of mystery concerning giant swastika formations made with up to 500 larch trees in pine forests in Germany,which have been dated to the late 1930s-
No one really knows why or by whom these trees were planted,but there are a few theories which I shall mention later.
Firstly,here is a picture of one of the swastika formations-

And a snippet from another link:

Decades after World War II ended, several forests around Germany quietly bloomed into giant swastikas every autumn as deciduous larch trees bloomed into yellow and eventually brown, surrounded by pine trees that stay green all year.
In the spring and summer months the swastikas would fade into the background, invisible even from the air. But the question of who planted them remains an unsolved mystery.

Now back to the theories about how or why they were planted and when-

The local forester, Klaus Göricke, set out to uncover the origin of the troubling larch formation, and he found out that the trees had been there for a long time. By measuring the trees, he came to the conclusion they had been planted in the late 1930s.
That means that for decades, during every spring and autumn, a massive swastika took shape in the Kutzerower Heath -- surviving the Russian occupation, Communist rule in East Germany and the fall of the Berlin Wall without ever attracting notice.
The fact that it went undiscovered for so long was in part due to the short period of time each year that it was visible. Furthermore, it could only be seen from a certain altitude, and the airplanes that headed north out of Berlin were already much too high for passengers to see the swastika in the forest. Private planes, on the other hand, were forbidden in East Germany.

These formations remained undiscovered until the 1990's!
And when they were discovered,the theories and rumors began:

It didn't take long for rumors to spread about how the swastika got there in the first place. A local farmer claimed that he had planted the trees as a child, with a forester paying him a few cents for each seedling he put in the ground.
Others reported that it was put there as a sign of loyalty after a nearby villager had been taken to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp by the Nazis because he had secretly been listening to the BBC. Still another version holds that a local Nazi leader ordered the trees planted on the occasion of Hitler's birthday. Finally, the Berliner Zeitung newspaper reported that it was planted in gratitude to the Reich Labor Service for building a street in Zernikow.

There is also a photo gallery and more info at the above link.
The trees were removed shortly after being discovered,but the mystery remains as to the truth of the matter.
Thanks for reading folks.
Thought some may find this an interesting tale.

posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 11:30 AM
reply to post by Silcone Synapse

maybe it was a marker for something that was only ment to be seen from the air

posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 11:33 AM
reply to post by DocHolidaze

I hadn't thought of that Doc,good idea-maybe some good metal detectors should check the sites out(there are a few,or were until they cut the trees down).
Secret bunkers/ammo caches maybe?

posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 11:58 AM
Think about it...

They blend in with the other "Trees" for awhile then the true colors are shown every season...

posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 12:08 PM
so i looked at those trees for a little bit and it gave me a weird feeling... what if there are other secret patterns in the forests in this world? kinda like the nazca lines but with trees; you'd never know about it until someone takes a picture of it in the air.

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