Last week the story of a hidden Nazi gold train in Poland generated a lot of excitement but also a fair amount of skepticism. It now appears that it might really be uncovered as a Polish official calls the chances of it being real “more than 99%,” per the LA Times:
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A top Polish cultural official on Friday stirred already feverish excitement over claims of a legendary Nazi treasure train having been located when he told reporters he had seen ground-penetrating radar images of a massive armored transport.
“This is an absolutely unprecedented situation,” Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski told a news briefing in Warsaw. “There is a very high — more than 99% — probability that this train exists.”
The radar images showed the shape of a train platform and what appeared to be cannons mounted on the more than 300-foot stretch of military-type wagons, Zuchowski said.
His enthusiasm over the reported discovery signaled that the Polish government, to which any recovered wartime-era property would belong, has bought into the deal offered by the finders to lead authorities to the train in exchange for 10% of the value of its contents.