Page not found The requested page could not be found. And here, but for a number of curious coincidences, my forex funnel forum in this story may have also come to an end, too. However, in trying to understand the nature of the black gold market and to discover what was hidden behind the Secret Treaty, I began to uncover a welter of additional information.
For some time I had been in contact with a BBC journalist about a story wholly unconnected to World War II plunder and black gold. The meeting had occurred in a forest in Austria, for security reasons, I was told. In any event, Russbacher told the BBC journalist that huge quantities of Nazi gold had been shipped to South America, via Spain, just prior to the close of World War II. The loot had sat in South America for a number of years, but as soon as its existence became known to Israeli intelligence the plunder was immediately transferred to the Philippines and hidden, Russbacher said. Over a year after my interview with Russbacher, I was put in contact with Ken Krohn, who I was told was a business associate of Russbacher’s.
I telephoned Krohn in California on 27 February 1998, telling him I was conducting research into black market gold deals. He immediately asked if I had been speaking to Russbacher. At that time, I had not, and I told him so. Krohn then stated that he was a member of “Gunther’s Team” and had acted in the role of “Stateside Anchor. On 3 March 1998, we had a further lengthy telephone conversation. Gunther’s Team was, Krohn indicated, part of the ongoing Nippon Star outfit headed by General John Singlaub. Russbacher’s team consisted of five Americans and a handful of Filipinos, who between them had recovered in excess of 500 metric tonnes of gold stashed in the Philippines.