Notes, Thoughts, and Ideas.

The Missing Treasure Train: Will It Reappear?

Secret tunnels, a train full of stolen gold and other treasures, and desperate Nazis: it sounds like something from an Indiana Jones movie, but it could be real.

 

Near the end of WWII, so the story goes, an armored train was loaded up with gold, jewels, artwork, and other goods stolen by the Nazis. The German troops were trying to stay one step ahead of the invading Soviet forces, and looking for a place to stash their loot. The train disappeared into a network of tunnels, and has not been seen since, though local legends of its existence have persisted through the decades.

 

train.jpg

Two men, one German and one Polish, claimed last August to have found the missing train buried deep underground, rather than buried in a tunnel as was previously thought. The dig, expected to take days, is located in Walbrzych, Poland; the team has been using several radar techniques to identify anomalies that show the shape of the missing train.

 

gold-m_3429213b.jpg

The two men have released a statement, reading “As the finders of a World War II armored train, we, Andreas Richter and Piotr Koper, declare that we have legally informed state authorities about the find and have precisely indicated the location in the presence of Walbrzych authorities and the police,” according to the AP.

 

GTY_Nazi_Gold_Train3_MEM_160816_4x3_992.jpg

The dig is currently in progress; only time will tell if the legendary treasure train will finally make an appearance.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: