LIVERPOOL - A couple of brothers who were out hunting squirrels in the English countryside have come upon an amazing discovery.
Wilfred and Wilbur Nottingfield of Liverpool said that as they were walking near the old St. Sally's Castle they noticed a shiny object down in the castle's moat.
The two boys got closer and they could not believe their eyes. The moat water had receded and the two lads could clearly see what turned out to be a World War II U-boat.
Wilfred said that the U-boat had German markings on both sides and on the top near where the periscope sits.
The brothers took pictures and ran home to show their parents. A local World War II expert, Jonathan Cliffentry was contacted and he went out to St. Sally's Castle.
He verified that it was definitely a German Nazi U-boat submarine from World War II.
Cliffentry was stunned as to how in the world the sub had managed to end up in the castle's moat.
He theorized that what probably happened was that U-Boat 991 was lost in a storm and it ended up being tossed into The St. Sally's Castle moat.
SIDENOTE: The German U-boat will be raised and it will be taken to London's Grand Museum of World War II Relics where it will be put on display for all to see.