The archive section of MI5’s headquarters in Thames House, London, contains a document referred to as The Cainite Destiny that to this day has never been explained. On 22 May 1945, shortly after the end of WWII, British soldiers arrested SS-Sturmbannführer Friedrich Veldt, an adjutant to Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler. The soldiers found a document concealed in a compartment in the heel of one of Veldt’s shoes. As soon as MI5 officers questioned him about it, Veldt committed suicide by biting down on a cyanide capsule that he’d hidden in a fake tooth.
The document is a single page from Veldt’s personal diary. The rest of has never been recovered and is presumed lost or destroyed. The entry describes the moment on 12 March 1938 when Hitler took possession of the Spear of Destiny – the lance thrust into the side of Jesus Christ at the Crucifixion.
Reinhardt Weiss, the German-born Cambridge University History professor employed by MI5 to translate and interpret the page, said its contents defied any conventional version of history, or of Nazism, of which he was aware. He believed it was the most significant document on earth and claimed the world’s very future depended on it. When MI5 rejected his conclusions and dismissed The Cainite Destiny as the fantastic ramblings of a Nazi madman, Weiss gave up his job and moved to America to prepare for what he was certain was coming.