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Monday, December 28, 2015

A few years ago, a boy was walking near Lake Kurna Matasjarv in Estonia when he noticed something odd in the water.

According to American Overlook, the boy noticed tracks in the mud leading into the lake as well as air bubbles popping up in the water. The boy did nothing for two months, but his curiosity finally got the best of him, so he brought some adults out to the lake to check it out.

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The group immediately realized that whatever was in the lake was big and heavy. They attached a rope and strong hook to the object, and used a 68-ton bulldozer to pull it up.

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The townspeople were stunned when a full-size Soviet military tank weighing 30 tons came out of the water. Nobody could figure out how a tank like this had ended up in their Estonian lake.

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Eventually, researchers figured out that the Russian tank had been captured by the Germans in 1944, and was likely hidden by them in the lake to hide it’s location.

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The tank has since been fully restored to working order, which is pretty amazing considering how long it was submerged in the mud!

What do you think about this find? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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