11 Jul The unknown Otto Maier
1931, the great scientist Otto Maier started the developement of a special kind of engine. Maier was an eccentric, highly skilled engineer working at Gross Industries and he was a personal friend of its owner, Oskar Gross. He was used to think far beyond the accepted scientific systems to solve problems. Think of him as a true genius. This did not go unnoticed and soon when the war broke out he worked on several deep black secret projects.
It must have been around the end of 1944 or the beginning of 1945 that Otto Maier vanished. The man just disappeared and he was never heard from again. Before he left without any trace he encrypted all his work, together with the hiding place of some highly compromising documents and some claim that there’s also a hidden gold stash. The last conversation of Maier was to his co-worker Ernst Winkler, to whom he mysteriously said “I’ll see you on the other side.” Ernst reported during his interrogation to the Gestapo that Maier, right before his disappearance started acting strangely — finding divinity in everything … Up till now any attempt to decrypt Maier’s left files turned out to be a failure!
At the headquarters of the US Military Intelligence Service, experts succeeded in decoding Japan’s so called Purple Code. When one thinks about cryptography or encryption in World War II, the first thing that comes to mind is the Enigma Machine. What many people don’t know is that upon the trust of Hitler and other German officials, the Japanese Baron Hiroshi Oshima bought a commercial Enigma Machine from the Germans in hopes of developing a new version for the Japanese. This effort resulted in the creation of a new “enigma machine,” code-named “Red” by the US. The Purple Cipher was one of the most complex and well developed cryptographic methods of its time, and it was eventually cracked. The US Military Intelligence Service also managed to decode many texts and ancient cryptic documents and parchments from the Ahnenerbe archives. One by one, the codes were cracked, but one file, the notes of a German scientist by the name of Otto Maier stubbornly defies all attempts to decode it. It seems it’s the only code they’re unable to crack. What’s hidden in Otto Maier’s records? Why did he encrypt his researches? Where exactly was Maier when he vanished in a puff and can his personal diaries help to decipher his work and his research done at the secret base B-153? Maybe his notebooks and diaries may hold the key to decrypt his mysterious, enigmatic work …