Well, okay. We've looped back around to the "Nazi Bell" conspiracy, which fascinates me as much as I believe it is BS. There are a number of lesser versions of this story, the most interesting of which being that there were a number of these devices scattered around Europe and that they were some sort of odd nuclear fuel refinement technology. One example of this story is here -- https://sites.google.com/site/nazibelluncovered/ -- I'm not suggesting that this is any more "real" than the more far out versions, however. I forget if I've gone into this in this thread but my pet theory, at least at the moment, is that the whole thing (since the Polish documents at the root of it all remain "secret") is a case of Spontaneous Imagination. Igor Witkowski claims to have seen these mysterious Polish materials prior to his publishing his Prawda o Wunderwaffe in 2000. It would be exceedingly cool if this were true and more information eventually came out BUT I have always wondered if the origin of this story wasn't two fictional sources; novels, The Proteus Operation by James Hogan published in 1985 and Lightning by Dean Koontz published in 1988. The two are very similar (certainly a case of Coincidental or Spontaneous Imagination on their own) and deal with the creation of a Nazi experiment that leads to the development of a time machine. If you want to go DEEP down the fun-house rat hole of The Bell be sure to check out both Joseph Farrell and Henry Stevens, supposedly non-fiction worters. You come up for air thinking that you've learned all kinds of specific stuff but you still know nothing concrete and you'll be looking askance at the EU wondering if it isn't the end product of one of those secret Nazi (or in this case German, Farrell tends to look at German political strategies that predate the Nazis by many years) methods of hiding things. Once you get there you can move on to "Breakaway Civilizations," groups of elite people living right under our noses who have their own rules and their own economy and only reach into "our world" (meaning the systems that we know and use and are stuck with) in order to extract resources. A theory in this case might be a Nazi/Corporate/Defense/Intelligence community system that grew from some plan at the end of WWII ... but there are fantasy versions that suggest that there are groups who, harnessing supposedly futuristic Nazi tech (like The Bell), have been colonizing the planets for the last many years. If you are one of the Elite or have special abilities you may be tapped to join this secret world and fly away to the stars! Oddly this BS sprung up as Stargate was becoming popular, furthering my "it all actually comes from fiction" theory. Certainly there is some crossover with the Stargate writers cluing into wacky culture as much as they may have been creating it. While my tongue is planted firmly in my cheek about the above, and it's a fascinating look at people's psychology, there are a number of Breakaway Civilizations that are real. ISIS is one, legitimately crushed because it came too fully into public view. Al Queda also stayed beneath the radar until egos and the need to display fire and death became too big and they got punished. Certainly there are other groups who have not made these mistakes ... or (cue the spooky music) have powers that insure their mysteriousness. International drug cartels are another. They have their own laws, their own economy, they treat "our world" as (potentially difficult) terrain they have to navigate and extract their wealth from just as you might drive a bumpy road between oil wells. It is so often the case that the popular imagination identifies significant truths, and understands them at a profound level, without making a specific and scientific identification of the actual issue. If you're going to drive this road, Nick Cook is actually just the beginning.