Polish soldiers seal off ‘Nazi gold train’ location as finders reveal their … – Telegraph.co.uk

Until now their identity had been kept secret, fuelling suspicion that their claims were a hoax.

“We have clear evidence of the train,” said Mr Koper from reading a short prepared statement, adding they had found it by using “our own resources, eyewitness testimony and our own equipment and skills.”

The men released an image taken with ground penetrating radar purportedly showing an armoured train.

A graphic taken with a GPR KS-700 reportedly showing a section of land in 3D with a visable shaftA graphic taken with a GPR KS-700 reportedly showing a section of land in 3D with a visable shaft

They said they deserved a finder’s fee of 10 per cent of the value of the find, but pledged to place the train in a local museum if it is discovered.

Mr Koper insisted that evidence the pair had presented confidentially to local authorities on August 18 had later been leaked to the media.

According to legend, the train disappeared into the hills around Walbrzych in the final days of the Second World War with a cargo of Nazi loot.

Locals come to take a look at the believed location of the the Nazi 'Gold Train'at WalbrzychLocals come to take a look at the alleged location of the the Nazi ‘Gold Train’ near Walbrzych  Photo: Craig Stennett/The Telegraph

Both the Walbrzych and regional authorities have so far remained sceptical about the chances of the train existing.

Last week, a deputy culture minister said he was almost certain the so-called “gold train” had been located, but his ministry backtracked, saying it had no knowledge of the issue.

An old miner shaft at the Old Mine Science and Art Centre in Walbrzych, PolandAn old mine shaft at the Old Mine Science and Art Centre in Walbrzych, Poland  Photo: AFP/Getty