The search for the rumored Nazi ghost train filled with gold is back on

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No Gold and No Nazi Train in Poland Say Experts

The search for a lost Nazi gold train is back on.

Last August two amateur treasure hunters said they had "irrefutable proof" of the existence of a World War II-era Nazi ghost train, rumored to be filled with stolen gold.

Andreas Richter and Piotr Koper claimed they used ground-penetrating radar to locate the train, which is somewhere alongside a railway that stretches between the towns Wroclaw and Walbrzych in southwestern Poland.

"The train isn't a needle in a haystack," said Andrzej Gaik, a retired teacher and spokesman for the renewed effort to search for the train told AFP.

"If it's there, we'll find it," Gaik added.

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WALBRZYCH, POLAND OCTOBER 20: (SOUTH AFRICA AND POLAND OUT) A tunnel that is part of Nazi underground complex on October 20, 2015 In Walbrzych, Poland. The mysterious underground Nazi city Riese where it is alleged the legendary Nazi Gold Train is hidden. In September 2015 the Polish Army started to examine the neighborhood where it is alleged that two treasure hunters hid a Nazi train filled with guns and jewels. Polish authorities are almost certain they located the train between 61km to 67km on the railway track between Wroclaw to Walbrzych. Local legend says the train mysteriously went missing in January 1945, moments before the end of World War Two. (Photo by Adam Guz/Getty Images Poland/Getty Images)
WALBRZYCH, POLAND OCTOBER 20: (SOUTH AFRICA AND POLAND OUT) A tunnel that is part of Nazi underground complex on October 20, 2015 In Walbrzych, Poland. The mysterious underground Nazi city Riese where it is alleged the legendary Nazi Gold Train is hidden. In September 2015 the Polish Army started to examine the neighborhood where it is alleged that two treasure hunters hid a Nazi train filled with guns and jewels. Polish authorities are almost certain they located the train between 61km to 67km on the railway track between Wroclaw to Walbrzych. Local legend says the train mysteriously went missing in January 1945, moments before the end of World War Two. (Photo by Adam Guz/Getty Images Poland/Getty Images)
WALBRZYCH, POLAND OCTOBER 20: (SOUTH AFRICA AND POLAND OUT) Nazi era railroad tracks, which are believed to lead to the underground city beneath the Ksiaz Castle, on October 20, 2015 In Walbrzych, Poland. The mysterious underground Nazi city Riese where it is alleged that the legendary Nazi Gold Train is hidden. In September 2015 the Polish Army started to examine the neighborhood where it is alleged that two treasure hunters hid a Nazi train filled with guns and jewels. Polish authorities are almost certain they located the train between 61km to 67 km on the railway track between Wroclaw to Walbrzych. Local legend says the train mysteriously went missing in January 1945, moments before the end of World War Two. (Photo by Adam Guz/Getty Images Poland/Getty Images)
Policemen talk to a man at a road block between Walbrzych and Wroclaw, on September 28, 2015 where a rumoured World War II 'gold train' is searched. The area where the Nazi train is supposed to be hidden is now fenced and guarded and soldiers are preparing for searching as treasure-hunters claimed to have located two more Nazi built railway tunnels in southwestern Poland. AFP PHOTO / PIOTR HAWALEJ (Photo credit should read PIOTR HAWALEJ/AFP/Getty Images)
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'There may be a tunnel. There is no train'

Back in December, after analyzing mining data, Polish experts said there was no evidence of the buried train.

Professor Janusz Madej from Krakow's Academy of Mining said the geological survey of the site showed that there was no evidence of a train after using magnetic and gravitation methods.

"There may be a tunnel. There is no train,"Madej said at a news conference in Walbrzych, according to the BBC.

One of the treasure hunters, Piotr Koper, insists that "there is a tunnel and there is a train" and that the results are skewed because of different technology used, the Telegraph reports.

Local folklore

According to a local myth, the train is believed to have vanished in 1945 with stolen gold, gems, and weapons when the Nazi's retreated from the Russians.

During the war, the Germans were building headquarters for Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in Walbrzych's medieval Ksiaz Castle (then-called the Fuerstenstein castle).

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Below the castle the Germans built a system of secret tunnels and bunkers called "Project Riese."

The train is in one of these hidden passages, says Tadeusz Slowikowski, the only living source of the train legend. Slowikowski, a retired miner who searched for the train in 2001, believes the Nazi's blew up the entrance to the train's tunnel.

"I have lived with this mystery for 40 years, but each time I went to the authorities they always silenced it," Slowikowski told The Associated Press. "For so many years! Unbelievable!"

Slowikowski, who searched for the train in 2001, believes it is near the 65th kilometer of railway tracks from Wroclaw to Walbrzych.

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