“We believe that a train has been found, ” Marika Tokarska, the district governor of a southwestern Polish district of Walbrzych, told the Associated Press. “We are taking this seriously.”
Two people, a Pole and a German who are remaining anonymous, say they have found a Nazi train full of gold, gems and guns that disappeared in World War Two, Polish media say. One site, Wiadomosci Walbrzyskie, said the train was 150 meter long and may carry on board up to 300 tonnes of gold .
authorities received letters from a law firm representing the men asking a 10 percent reward for revealing its location in Poland.
Local news websites said the apparent find matched reports in local myth of a train carrying gold and gems that went missing near Ksiaz castle.
“Lawyers, the army, the police and the fire brigade are dealing with this, ” Marika Tokarska, an official at the Walbrzych district council, told Reuters.
“The area has never been excavated before and we don’t know what we might find.”
Map of Poland showing Wroclaw and Walbrzych – August 2015
Two news websites in Walbrzych said the train that was found had guns on turrets along its side.
The city’s officials have since formed an emergency committee led by the mayor to investigate the claims, the websites say.