The gold rush fever in the hills of Lower Silesia, Poland, intensified Wednesday with confirmation that a tunnel has been found near the suspected site of a train carrying abandoned treasure.
The long-lost Nazi train, carrying what is believed to be billions of dollars in gold, has attracted a wave of treasure hunters and journalists to the area after two men claimed in mid-August that they knew of its whereabouts.
But now, the local Walbrzych District Council has said that it has received notification on the location of a "railway tunnel with a multi-level complex of underground corridors from the days of World War II." The statement tallies with a report in the local Gazeta Wroclawska newspaper Tuesday which claimed that a "great" tunnel had been found that could be longer than 2 kilometers.
The newspaper also said, citing sources, that the tunnel had been found by the same two treasure hunters that first started the hunt back in August, who had again been aided by a map drawn up in 1926.