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Radar detects object below ground in Poland believed to be missing Nazi gold train

  • The potencial site where a Nazi gold train is believed to be hidden, near the city of Walbrzych, Poland, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Poland's Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski said Friday he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II, and is “more than 99 percent certain that this train exists.”. (AP Photo/Str)--POLAND OUT

    The potencial site where a Nazi gold train is believed to be hidden, near the city of Walbrzych, Poland, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Poland's Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski said Friday he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II, and is “more than 99 percent certain that this train exists.”. (AP Photo/Str)--POLAND OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski speaks to the press in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Zuchowski said he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II, and is “more than 99 percent certain that this train exists.”. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski speaks to the press in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Zuchowski said he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II, and is “more than 99 percent certain that this train exists.”. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

  • A general view of the city of Walbrzych, Poland, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, near which a Nazi gold train is believed to be hidden. Poland's Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski said Friday he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II, and is “more than 99 percent certain that this train exists.”. (AP Photo/Str)--POLAND OUT

    A general view of the city of Walbrzych, Poland, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, near which a Nazi gold train is believed to be hidden. Poland's Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski said Friday he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II, and is “more than 99 percent certain that this train exists.”. (AP Photo/Str)--POLAND OUT  (The Associated Press)

A Polish official says he has seen images made by ground-penetrating radar that seem to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II.

Local lore says a German train filled with gold, gems and armaments went missing around the city of Walbrzych while it was fleeing the Red Army in 1945. Fortune-hunters have looked for the so-called "gold train" for decades, and in the communist era, the Polish army and security services carried out apparently fruitless searches for it.

Recently two men said they found the train in a disused tunnel.

Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski called it an "exceptional" discovery and said the train could contain valuables.

He said he was "more than 99 percent certain that this train exists."