The rumor of the Nazi gold train has sparked an invasion of treasure seekers eager to get to the reported location in Poland
Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train.
The gold fever intensified after deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski said last week he had seen contours of the train on an image from a ground- penetrating device.
The alleged site is somewhere between the 61th and the 65th kilometer of the tracks that wind their way between Walbrzych and Wroclaw.
Provincial governor Tomasz Smolarz said Monday that police, city and railway guards are now patrolling the area and blocking treasure hunters to prevent any accidents with trains running on the tracks.
The mention from the culture minister suggests that the find may be real. No confirmation followed. But now, backtracking.
“There is no more proof for this alleged discovery than for other claims made over the years,” Tomasz Smolarz, governor of the southwestern region of Lower Silesia, told reporters. “It’s impossible to claim that such a find actually exists at the location indicated based on the documents that have been submitted,” Smolarz said, adding that he had set up a special unit including historians and geologists to scrutinise the alleged discovery.
It’s difficult to tell if they are just trying to dissuade visitors or think there isn’t anything to this. Both options are plausible. Smolarz said Monday he had not seen any such image as described by the culture minister.
The embankment where the train was said to be buried was reportedly on fire.
This entire tale remains doubtful.