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A dig is about to commence that could reveal a hidden 'Nazi Gold Train' that's been rumoured to exist for 70 years.
Two amateur treasure hunters shocked the world last year when they claimed that they knew the whereabouts of a mysterious 'Nazi train' filled with gold.
Clearly, everyone who came across this story went batshit crazy. You have to admit, this sounds like the plot of the next Indiana Jones movie.
During WWII, the Nazis had a fairly substantial stash of gold which they kept hid away in the Polish city of Breslau (now called Wroclaw).
The gold was then believed to be hauled onto a train before the Nazis ran away from the Russian Red Army who had come knocking.
The train never reached its destination. It was said to have disappeared near Ksiaz Castle in Walbrzych, Poland, which was the local Nazi HQ during WWII.
Initially, Piotr Koper and Andreas Richter attempted to remain anonymous. But you can't just go round claiming to have the exact location of something as interesting as this and expect people to let you live your life. They agreed to reveal the location as long as they received a 10% cut. Ballsy.
At the time, Polish authorities had a crisis meeting and warned treasure hunters not to poach the gold, because the Nazis 'probably' booby trapped it.
Workers have now begun putting up a fence around the specified area of railway track. But what took them so long? Well, according to the Mirror, the project has had a 'lengthy planning stage' as well as causing a shitload of controversy among experts. Especially as a load of them are 100% convinced that the train doesn't exist.
Only time will tell, ay?
Words by Mel Ramsay
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