A local legend in the Polish city of Walbrzych may be soon realized as true.
Two men recently informed authorities that they found a Nazi train full of gold and other valuables. Deputy culture minister Piotr Zuchowski added to the excitement when he said that he had seen outlines of the train from a radar device.
Legend of the train says it was fleeing the Red Army in 1945 when it reportedly went missing. The alleged site of the Nazi gold train is between the 61st and 65th kilometer of tracks between Walbrzych and Wroclaw.
Upon the news of the discovery, many treasure hunters and residents from the area, and even some from Germany, have arrived to the area equipped with metal detectors and other treasure hunting tools.
The governor of the area said he has doubts of the train’s existence; he has put together a team of geologists and historians to look into the alleged find. He has also send guards to patrol the area, as trains are still running on these tracks, presenting the danger of an accident. Military members will be examining the site as well.
So far, the only finds reported are rusty pieces of metal.
Courtesy of The Guardian