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Mystery of hidden WW2 Japanese gold - locals claim it was buried
 
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It has been a legend with a legacy stretching back three quarters of a century.
 
The story of the burial of 14 tons of wartime gold by the Japanese who were occupying Thailand at the time. 
 
It was originally claimed that the gold was buried in part of Kanchanaburi in the west of Thailand, made famous by the stories of the Bridge over the River Kwae.
 
Former prime minister and now fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra famously believed it had been found and went to the province only to remain disappointed.
 
Now the tale - some say myth, some say fact - has moved to a hill in Sukhothai province in northern Thailand. 
 
A presenter on Amarin TV - with $ signs almost bulging from her eyes - suggested that if found the "Gobori" haul would be worth 20 BILLION baht at least today. 
 
A local called "Lung Kliang" insists it's true though no one has found the gold. 
 
He believes it was moved by the Japanese from Kanchanaburi and taken to the train station of Suwankhalok in Sukhothai.
 
From there seven elephants and seven oxen teams moved it to the hills where soldiers buried it for later retrieval. 
 
Thais said that no one dared touch it for fear of incurring the wrath of their wartime masters. 
 
But when the war was over and Japanese soldiers returned they found it gone.
 
Lung Kliang, 64, said he was told all this by his grandfather. 
 
Now Thai media with the help of Lung Kliang are paying more seriousness to the mystery in news reports. 
 
 
 
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17 hours ago, webfact said:
Thais said that no one dared touch it for fear of incurring the wrath of their wartime masters. 
 
But when the war was over and Japanese soldiers returned they found it gone.

Along with the instant multi-billionaire with 14 tons of gold to cash-in somewhere?

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