The Nazi gold train that went missing at the end of World War II is believed to have been carrying a vast fortune in gold. This ghost train’s location has remained a mystery since the day it left the station in 1945. The train didn’t make it to its destination and a duo of treasure hunters today believe they have found that gold train in the location where the Nazi officials hid it from the rest of the world 70 years ago.
It was in 1945 when the gold train stuffed with that precious metal, along with other artifacts of the day, left Wroclaw, which was part of Germany that is known as Breslau today. The train pulled out of the station and headed for Walbrzych, but somewhere along its journey it seemed to have vanished off the face of the earth, according to News Max on August 20.
Two treasure hunters, one from Germany and one from Poland, have worked together in locating this train. They believe they have found the location of the almost 500-foot long train that contains riches beyond the imagination. The train could be hiding up to 300 tons of gold.
It is believed that the train was taken to a mountainous region near Walbrzych, somewhere along the border of the Czech Republic, at the end of the World War II. Historians believe the train was sealed off in a railroad tunnel at the end of the conflict. Many believe this became the fate of the Nazi gold train decades ago.
The two people who believe they have located this train teeming with gold will not disclose the location until they are guaranteed 10 percent of the loot recovered. This was proposed to the Walbrzych district council, who would govern over the riches on this mystery train if the treasure hunters did indeed make this discovery. It is believed the train was located using highly sophisticated ground sonar and to get at the treasure it harbors an excavation needs to happen.
CNN News today reports, “As a military train, it is sure to contain weapons, potentially including unexploded bombs and, according to local authorities, there is even the possibility that it could be carrying early Nazi research into nuclear technology.” Besides the gold it sounds like a potential treasure trove of history may be buried in that train.
The Walbrzych local government is seriously discussing this matter. One of the concerns is the conditions that surround this train buried deep in a tunnel and left undisturbed for 70 years. It is possible there is a buildup of methane gas around the gold train that could explode if disturbed during excavation. That possibility coupled with the bombs that may be on board could make the recovery of this train very dangerous.
For this reason the authorities want to work closely with this duo who want to excavate the site, so they can secure it against any possible explosion. Once an agreement is made between the authorities and the treasure hunters then the site will be secured before the excavation starts.