'No evidence' of Nazi gold train found so far
December 15, 2015 | 93 comments
Could the whole thing have been a hoax ? Image Credit: CC 2.0 Easa Shamih
Researchers investigating claims of a gold-filled train in a hidden tunnel in Poland have come up empty.
The existence of the Nazi locomotive, which had only recently seemed inevitable after authorities claimed that they were 'almost certain' that it was there, has now been cast in to doubt after efforts to determine its whereabouts have failed to find any evidence of it at all.
The fabled train, which disappeared 70 years ago just as the Soviets were advancing on Poland, is believed to contain vast amounts of gold and other riches - perhaps even including the famous Amber Room which had been stolen from St Petersburg back in 1941.
The two men who originally reported that they'd uncovered the train's location, Andreas Richter and Piotr Koper, had previously come forward in a bid to dispel rumors that the whole thing was a hoax by appearing on national TV with a radar image that allegedly shows the actual locomotive itself.
Further investigations by authorities in Poland had reportedly discovered signs of a secret tunnel at the location the men had specified and were optimistic that something would be found there.
Now however Professor Janusz Madej from Krakow's Academy of Mining has stated during a press conference that while the tunnel may be real - no evidence of a train has been found.
So was the locomotive ever really there or could it all have been a hoax from the start ?
With any luck perhaps something will turn up as investigations continue over the coming months.
Source: BBC News
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