A retired CIA agent is trying to prove that Adolf Hitler staged his death at the end of World War II. It's not the first rumor to surround the notorious figure, and if he's right it would certainly complicate all the baby Hitler questions that have come up recently.

According to the Mirror, ex-agent Bob Baer is using 700 pages of newly declassified documents to try and prove that Hitler never killed himself but actually escaped to the Canary Islands. 

"What we are doing is re-examining history, history that we thought was settled that Hitler died in the bunker but the deeper we get into it, it's clear to me we don't have any facts for it," Baer said.

Baer and his team believe that the body the Russians found at the end of the war, which was five inches shorter than Hitler's reported height, could have easily been a double.

While this could all be gossip, the U.K. outlet and Baer are not the only ones reporting this scenario. The question of Hitler's death was explored in Hunting Hitler, a History Channel series that investigates the infamous leader of the Nazi party. The documentary series just wrapped its first season.

Regardless, sleep safely knowing that Hitler was born in 1889. Even if he didn't die the way we all believed him to, he's certainly not living now.