Treasure Hunters to Finally Find That Nazi Gold Train. Maybe

A new search starts Monday in Poland
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2016 5:09 PM CDT
Treasure Hunters Are Still Looking for That Nazi Gold Train
The hunt for a Nazi gold train, which may not exist, is back on in Walbrzych, Poland.   (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

It's been a year since two treasure hunters claimed to have found a Nazi gold train buried under Poland and yet no Nazi gold train has actually been produced. That isn't stopping a team of 35 people, who plan to resume the hunt Monday, Deutsche Welle reports. Last August, Piotr Koper and Andreas Richter said they used radar to find a 320-foot train buried in a tunnel nearly 30 feet underground near the city of Walbrzych. Their announcement made international headlines and brought an influx of treasure hunters to the area. But since then no scientific evidence the train even exists has ever been produced, according to AFP.

Geologists studying the area last December said they were "100% sure" there was no buried train, though a tunnel was a possibility. That's good enough for Andrzej Gaik, spokesperson for the new hunt: "That’ll also be a success. The train could be hidden in it." The hunt, led by Koper and Richter, is scheduled to start Monday with a geo-radar sweep. The digging of three 18-foot holes will follow on Tuesday, and "it should all be clear [as to whether the train is there] by Thursday," says Gaik. DPA reports the armored train was supposedly used by the Nazis in an attempt to smuggle valuables out of Poland as the Soviet army arrived. It's rumored to contain jewels, gold, and art, though Koper and Richter suspect it mostly holds weapons. (This man thinks he knows where the "world's most valuable piece of lost art," taken by the Nazis, is hidden.)

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