Last week two treasure hunters found something they claimed was a hidden Nazi train from WWII full of gold, treasures and weapons in southwestern Poland, near Walbrzych.
Now the Polish authorities confirm the discovery of the train, but they are sparse with information about what was in the train, beyond that it was "substantial".
According to the British newspaper The Telegraph, the information about the location of the train was confessed on a deathbed.
Germans probably hid the train in 1945 when they had to flee from the Russians.
At a press conference Friday, Piotr Żuchowski from the Polish Ministry of Culture talked about the discovery, which until now has been an urban legend in Poland.
- We do not know what is inside the train. Probably military equipment but also possibly jewellery, works of art and archive documents.
At the press conference it was confirmed that the information about the train was revealed on a deathbed, but that one does not know who gave the information, writes The Telegraph.
Piotr Żuchowski, described the find as "unprecedented".
- The train is 100 metres long and is protected. The fact that it is armoured indicates it has a special cargo.
Polish authorities said that its findings on the train, will be returned to the rightful owners, if these are traceable.
The treasure hunters who found the train, using a ground-penetrating radar, want a ten percent bounty of its value.
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