We interrupt our continued coverage of the best albums of the decade for this sensational story about mad Nazi science experiments in South America!
In a tale better suited for the National Enquirer, the world-hopping sleuths at National Geographic Explorer are reporting that the reason there are so many freaking twins in the small Brazilian town of Candido Godol is due to the twisted scientific experiments of one Josef Mengele! Here’s the overwrought copy, straight from the NGE site:
Joseph Mengele (sp!!!!!!!), the escaped Nazi war criminal and SS physician, known as the Angel of Death, spent years doing bizarre medical experiments on twins at Auschwitz working to determine if twins held the key to building a blond-haired, blue-eyed master race for Adolf Hitler. Now a historian says he has evidence that Mengele’s attempts may not have ended at Auschwitz, and that his obsession to engineer an Aryan master race continued, and that succeeded while he was on the run in South America. Deep in the Brazilian outback in a tiny town among the 80 households in a one-square-mile area are reportedly some 38 pairs of twins. Blond, blue-eyed twins. Bizarre and inexplicable, could they be the product of Mengele’s machinations? Now, with exclusive access, EXPLORER goes inside the investigation; From the secret agents who trailed him, to the scientists now uncovering the facts behind the fantastical phenomenon, no stone is left unturned.
And the video!
And the Slayer song about Mengele!
And the movie that all this nonsense reminds me of, The Boys From Brazil, starring Gregory Peck!
And the book it was based on, by Ira Levin, author of Rosemary’s Baby!
As you were.