A year ago, two Polish explorers shocked the world by announcing they found the long lost Nazi loot train,  rumored to contain stolen gold and other valuables. After months of an investigation that seemed to confirm the train’s existence, scientists eventually warned that the train might not exist  at all. Finally, a group of excavators is going to put the speculation to rest one way or another.

During WWII, Nazis forced POWs to dig miles of underground tunnels in Poland, many of which collapsed in the years after the war. One of those tunnels, near the town of Walbrzych in southwest Poland, has long been rumored to house a secret Nazi train carrying gold and other loot from the war.

No one has tried to dig up the tunnel due to hazards.

 There is a buildup of natural gases, which is bad enough on its own. Worse, if there is a train it could contain explosives or booby traps.

A  search group will commence a dig and  has said there will be a livestream so people can watch history unfold in real time. The team believes they could find the train in as little as two days. “The train is not a needle in the haystack — if there is one, we will find it,” said spokesman Andrzej Gaik in a statement to Agence France-Presse.

By the end of the week, the world may finally know for certain if the fabled Nazi loot train is real or just legend.

Source: Washington Post