MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Polish city of Walbrzych has come into the global spotlight this week after German and Polish explorers started digging in the area for what many believe could be an entombed Nazi "gold train" filled with treasures.
"We only found rocks on eight meters deep, very interesting that rocks are important for making a tunnel, so we think we have a tunnel underground or under the rocks. But we do not have the entrance [to the tunnel] at this moment," Christel Focken said, as the digging operation entered its second day.
"It's not a big treasure," Christel Focken said, adding the the group's primary interest was to finding the mouth of the tunnel that may be part of a now lost underground city the Third Reich supposedly built in this region to allow Adolf Hitler's inner circle to survive for a couple of years in the event of an atomic attack.
"We spent one half million zloty [some $131,800] for this area to dig there, we have no interest for treasure, we have only interest to know where the tunnel is ending," a search team representative stated.
Last year, a group of geologists and engineers from AGH University of Science and Technology in nearby Krakow spent a month searching the area with magnetic field detectors, thermal imaging cameras and radar, concluding that a tunnel may exist but that there are no signs of a buried train with treasure.