Many years back, a young boy was walking along the Kurtna Matasjarv Lake in Estonia and noticed something peculiar. He found tank tracks leading into the lake, but couldn’t source any coming out of the lake. For two months, he returned to the spot to check out what was happening, and once a day, he noticed air bubbles emerging from the lake. He ignored it, but 50 years later, told the story. Local war enthusiasts were intrigued and decided to look into this a bit more (Source). Could it be that an armored vehicle was submerged in the lake?
The tank was in surprisingly good condition after they pulled it out. This thing had been sitting beneath the murky water, buried deep beneath the mud for decades. It was later confirmed that this tank was captured by the Soviet Army in 1944 and then used by the Germans. It is suspected that the tank was intentionally driven into the lake to conceal its location. The tank that was pulled from Lake Kurtna Matasjarv has since been restored and is now in full running condition.