It now appears that, unlike many other accounts of Nazi-era loot uncovered inside mountains or deep in alpine lakes, last month’s report about the discovery of a World War II German military train, possibly buried with gold, gems and guns, may be true.
A Polish official said recently that ground-penetrating radar images have left him “99 percent convinced” that a World War II German military train is buried near the southwestern city of Walbrzych.
According to local legend, a Nazi train filled with gold, gems and guns went missing near the city in 1945, the BBC reports.
Poland’s Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski said radar images appeared to show a train equipped with gun turrets.
In addition, specialists at the Ksiaz castle, the nearby Polish fortress that Hitler intended to become his base of operations in Eastern Europe, believe at least two further undiscovered Nazi trains were in the area carrying unknown treasures.
Zuchowski did not reveal the location of the find but reiterated warnings to treasure hunters that the site may be booby-trapped.
Last month, a Pole and a German told authorities in Walbrzych that they knew the location of the armored train.