10 Weird Conspiracy Theories About Hitler's Death

Could Hitler be living out a secret existence on the Moon?

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According to the history books, Adolf Hitler - arguably the worst and most reviled dictator to have ever lived - died on April 30, 1945 in Berlin, Germany, cowering in an underground bunker. Cause of death? Suicide. He swallowed a cyanide pill, then shot himself in the head. Afterwards, his remains were taken outside, doused in petrol, and set alight.

That's the official story, of course... and yet not everyone is convinced that such a thing actually happened. As with Elvis and Tupac, some people simply don't buy the official story and as a result, have conjured up their own elaborate theories and speculations as to what really happened. What if the story of his death was actually a major ruse that enabled him to escape and start a new life somewhere else?

Most of the conspiracy theories laid out in this way are notably wacky and unbelievable, but that doesn't mean that a healthy number of them aren't at least interesting to consider for the sheer hell of it - even if it's only for a moment.

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