Earlier this week, two men claimed to have discovered an armored Nazi train. However, the train is more than just a relic and could contain nearly 300 tons of gold, gems and guns, according to Polish media reports.
This might not be as farfetched as you think either. Polish folklore says that a train carrying these contents went missing near the end of World War II somewhere near the modern city of Wroclaw. This all went down when Soviet forces were approaching in 1945.
The men filed their findings at a law office in Walbryzach, however they haven’t specified exactly where the train is. Marika Tokarska, an official at the district council, told Reuters:
Lawyers, the army, the police and the fire brigade are dealing with this. The area has never been excavated before and we don’t know what we might find.
As reported by the local media, the train has gun turrets along the side, is nearly 150 meters long and it could potentially have up to 300 tons of gold on board. Past searches for this train have been futile, although Joanna Lamparska, a local historian, said it was rumored that it went missing in a tunnel. She also said it could contain hazardous materials.
As of right now, no one knows if the finders’ claim is true; after all, it could just be an old Nazi war train. But if it is true, not only will they find a large amount of gold in their pockets, but they’re going to go down in Polish history as real-life versions of Indiana Jones.