Hitler wanted Shroud of Turin...

adolf-hitlerMaybe Indiana Jones wasn't totally fiction...

In an interview with an Italian magazine, Diva e Donna, Father Andrea Gardin, the director of the library in an Italian Benedictine abbey, claims that the Adolf Hitler wanted to capture the shroud of Turin.

During World War II, the Shroud of Turin- believed to be the burial shroud of Jesus Christ- was hidden in secret in order to protect it from Adolf Hitler.  Or at least that is the story being told by Father Gardin, who alleges that Hitler was obsessed with it. 

shroud"Officially this was to protect it from possible bombing (in Turin). In reality, it was moved to hide it from Hitler who was apparently obsessed by it. When he visited Italy in 1938, top-ranking Nazi aides asked unusual and insistent questions about the Shroud.  In 1943 when German troops searched the Montevergine church, the monks there pretended to be in deep prayer before the altar, inside which the relic was hidden. This was the only reason it wasn't discovered."

Cool story, huh?

And while the story is fantastic, it is not all that hard a pill to swallow.

With its deep religious significance, the Shroud of Turin would have surely caught the eye of the Fuhrer, known to have had a penchant for the Occult. 

And he did go after the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail, and the Gates of Hell (which as we know brought Hell-Boy to this world)...

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