According to legend, in the last weeks of WWII as the Red Army surrounded Germany, the Nazis loaded up a train with gems, gold and other precious metals and sent it off to avoid it being captured.
Rumors as to where the train went have been speculated upon endlessly and numerous treasure hunters have spent years looking for it. Now a group of treasure hunters have claimed to have found it and are working with Polish authorities to confirm the find and claim their 10% reward (according to Polish law).
As the investigation begins into the location of the find, authorities are not only worries about its legitimacy but also if the location is booby trapped.
If it is in fact found, the possibility of other finds in the location could be monumental.
Read more at Reuters:
Two people in Poland say they have found a Nazi German train cloaked in mystery since it was rumoured to have gone missing near the end of World War Two while carrying away gems and guns ahead of advancing Soviet Red Army forces.
Local authorities in Poland’s southwestern district of Walbrzych said they had been contacted by a law firm representing a Pole and a German who said they had located the train and were seeking 10 percent of the value of the findings.
“Lawyers, the army, the police and the fire brigade are dealing with this,” Marika Tokarska, an official at the Walbrzych district council, told Reuters. “The area has never been excavated before and we don’t know what we might find.”
Is this all a hoax or did the Nazi’s really have a train loaded with the state’s treasure? Share your thoughts in the comments below!