Experts Find Possible Tunnel, No Nazi Gold Train
But a man behind the claim isn't so convinced
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 15, 2015 9:13 AM CST
In this file photo from Thursday, experts with an earth-penetrating radar check the area where two explorers claim a secret tunnel hides a World War II Nazi train.   (AP Photo/Natalia Dobryszycka, file)
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(Newser) – So much for all that excitement? Polish geology experts said Tuesday they have found no traces of a train at a site allegedly hiding a World War II Nazi train. Experts from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow examined the site in Walbrzych, in southwestern Poland, last month using magnetic and gravitation equipment. The head of the team, Janusz Madej, spoke at a news conference in Walbrzych and said, "There might be a tunnel there, but there is no train there."

But the BBC notes that one of the men who initially claimed to have found the train isn't so convinced. Speaking before Madej, explorer Piotr Koper said his examination of the site indicated there is a secret tunnel there, and some readings on his geology equipment might suggest the existence of a hidden war train; the BBC reports he questioned the methodology used by the experts in their survey. Koper and another explorer, Andreas Richter, told authorities earlier this year that they had located an armored Nazi train hidden in a secret tunnel by railway tracks in the city. According to local lore, the Nazis hid a train with gold in a secret tunnel nearby while fleeing the Red Army in 1945.