[ Note: Like I said in parts 2 and 3 of Peter Pan Meets Pyramid Head, I got into this to sell a book, one book. 2009 I didn’t even know how to type (I’ll bet I can give a stenographer a good run for their money now). Little did I know, in fact I didn’t know anything at all of what I was getting into. Bottom line is I never did sell that book and now, compared to how I lived before I developed this nervous affliction of keyboard pecking, I live in appalling poverty. I promised in my last comment that I would carry on, and I will for as long as I can; however that is not going to be for very much longer without financial backing. Towards that end, we will be moving this blog over to Patreon. Now I’m good for at least another four years of this, but not under the current conditions. We will need proper funding, telling the truth cost a lot of money in lost income. So for now on it will be up to those who read me how long I continue to write… Jack ]
A “Teapot” & the Toroidal Universe by Jack Heart & Orage
“The tall ones, now, the Nordic types, they’re different. More benign. Some say they’ve always been here. Supposedly they come from the Dog Star” – Jack Parsons in the secret History of Twin Peaks, a novel by Mark Frost.1
Die Glocke or the “Nazi Bell” has become the twenty-first century’s answer to Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. Some writers have made a cottage industry out of it. But like Frankenstein always going back to Mary Shelly, the Nazi Bell stories always go back to Igor Witkowski, a Polish writer who has done extensive historical work on WWII.
Witkowski claims to have been privy to court dispositions and transcripts taken by the NKVD during the interrogation of Jakob Sporrenberg the SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Polizei for Poland and Belarus.
The Polish courts would subsequently hang Sporrenberg at the end of 1952, having found him guilty of war crimes in 1950. According to Sporrenberg Die Glocke, as it was called in German, was a bell shaped casing made out of a hard and heavy metal. It was filled with a mercury-like substance, code-named Xerum 525. The metallic liquid was violet-colored and had to be stored in three-centimeter thick, lead encased receptacles.
The experiments always took place under a ceramic cover, and involved two cylinders rotating with great centrifugal force in opposite directions. During the experiments, which were about a minute in duration, the bell would glow pale blue in color.
The chamber the experiments took place in was deep underground and had a thirty square meter floor area. The whole chamber was encased in ceramic bricks overlaid with rubber mats. It was thoroughly flushed with a brine-like liquid after every experiment. The mats were replaced after every few experiments; and after every ten, the whole chamber was replaced with only the Bell remaining.
During testing, personnel were kept 150 to 200 meters away. Electrical equipment within that circumference would inevitably short circuit. The first experiments were performed in late 1944. During those tests, plants and animals placed within the Bell’s sphere of influence all died. A crystalline substance would form within the tissue, and the body fluids gelled and separated, killing the organism. The subjects all exhibited an accelerated rate of decomposition, but were absent of any odors of putrefaction. Within eight to fourteen hours after the experiment, the plants would have the consistency of axel grease.
Five of the seven scientists who originally worked on the Bell died. In the second experiments in early 1945, the mortality rate was reduced to 10 to 15%. Humans would experience disturbances of sleep, unsteadiness on their feet and loss of memory. They were also plagued with a permanent metallic taste in their mouth.
Following the old railroad tracks out of Ludwigsdorf and up into the Sudeten’s foothills, they intersect the now abandoned Wenceslas Mine hidden in a valley. At the far end of the valley, next to a now crumbling facility once capable of burning 1,000 tons of coal per day, a 30-meter wide concrete ring is suspended 10 meters high by 10 concrete pillars.
Strong hooks are built into the ring at the top of each pillar, and on the ground there is a junction for the heavy-duty electric cables that were once powered by the coal burning facility.
Inside of the ring, the ground has been excavated to about a meter and lined with ceramic bricks. During the war, the Wenceslas mine’s underground concrete bunkers had been carefully concealed beneath its buildings and freshly planted trees. The concrete ring had been painted green to camouflage it from planes.
No one goes there anymore, even by foot. The mine shaft has been flooded. Nick Cook, the heavily credentialed author of The Hunt For Zero Point, perhaps following British protocol of presenting the ever evil Germans to history, says that the SS shot all sixty-two scientists involved with the project. Regardless, the Germans considered the Bell to be Kriegsentscheidend or war decisive, their highest security classification. General Hans Kammler, the commanding officer overseeing the bell, melted away like a ghost in the face of the Soviet advance.
There are archived records of Kammler officially denying his desperate Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler’s written request for a “truck.” Truck was an SS code word for the Junkers 390, a state of the art, six-engine monster cargo plane capable of flying to NY and back.
Kammler then just vanished, along with the Bell and one of Germany’s only two prototype 390s. Some stories say he was shot dead in Czechoslovakia, others that he took the Bell to Argentina; and still others the United States. No body, Bell or Junkers 390 has ever been found.