When a little boy was walking by Lake Kurtna Matasjarv in Estonia, he noticed something strange. Nothing seemed to be growing in a deep trough in the ground, and the path led directly into the water.
When he brought this to the attention of some nearby adults, they started a full-scale investigation… and just until you see what they found!
This didn’t look like an ordinary hiking path. It looked like it had been gouged into the ground. And It led directly into the water.
They tried digging around, but when it became clear that they couldn’t do it alone, they alerted the authorities. They hoped that the mystery would be solved with the proper equipment.
Shortly after they began to dig, they struck something hard. It was some kind of large metal object.
And it had a hatch. They kept digging, eager to learn more about this mystery.
They finally saw enough of the object to realize what it was…
…a World War II tank, somehow kept in nearly perfect condition!
The tank is a Soviet-built T34/76A.
They now suspect that the tank was abandoned in the lake in order to avoid the enemy getting their hands on it. The 27-metric-ton tank had been at the bottom of the lake for 56 years!
It took a huge effort to get the enormous tank out of the mud, but they managed to do it. Watch the footage!