Treasure hunters have resumed their mission to find the gold train buried somewhere in south-western Poland during the Nazi period. Although there is no scientific evidence that it exists, the project spokesman, Andrzej Gaik explains that – the train isn’t a needle in a haystack. If it’s there, we we’ll find it.
The gold train sparked many treasure hunters' interest after two men – Piotr Koper from Poland and Andreas Richter from Germany – discovered an armoured train from the Nazi-era in Walbryzch. According to them, a number of train carriages measuring a total of 98 metres were buried about eight to nice metres underground. However, they just contained weapon prototypes instead of gold and other valuables that were stolen by the Nazis from the locals.
The locals believe that Nazi prisoners were forced to dig a network of tunnels in Walbryzch in order to hide their gold from the Russia's Red Army. However, geologists from Krakow's prestigious AGH University of Science and Technology assert that no solid evidence was found to support such claims during their tests last December.
Professor Janusz Madej said, ''I am 100% sure there is no such train...maybe just a tunnel.''Despite the lack of evidence for the gold train, the treasure hunters have showed no sign of giving up their mission. Gaik exclaimed that, ''Even if we find a tunnel, that'll also be a success. The train could be hidden in it somewhere.''
On the other hand, Koper is curious to find the answers within a weeks. He spoke to the Poland's TVP public news channel and said, ''It should all be clear by Thursday.''
Koper and his team will have diggers start the work as soon as they sweep the area with geo-radar on Monday. They plan to dig down six metres deep in three areas along a 100-metre stretch of the old railway tracks.
Since the discovery of the armoured train last year, many treasure hunters have been searching for the alleged secret tunnels built by Nazis, some of which are believed to be around Ksiaz castle where the Third Reich hid many looted valuables.