Millionaires’ Doomsday Shelter Being Built Below Kansas Prairie

doomsdayA new standard of luxury in apocalypse survivalism? Via the Daily Mail:

These luxury flats, deep in the shaft of an abandoned missile silo, are meant to withstand everything from economic collapse and solar flares to terrorist attacks and pandemics. So far, four buyers have thrown down a total of about $7 million.

Developer Larry Hall is installing an indoor farm to feed 70 people for as long as they need to stay inside. Other floors will be for a pool, a movie theater and a library, and when in lockdown mode there will be floors for a medical center and a school.

And, of course, an elaborate security system and staff will keep marauding hordes out. The condo elevator will only operate if a person’s fingerprint matches its system, Hall said. Cameras will monitor a barbed-wire topped fence and give plenty of warning of possible intruders. Responses can range from a warning to lethal force.

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  • Mamagriff50

    Who wouldn’t buy in if they could afford it?

  • Liam_McGonagle

    “Eeeeeeeexcelent, Smithers. [Wringing hands with malicious glee]. 

    Now that I have all my business competitors gathered together in one enclosed space dependent upon a single ventilation shaft for their sustenance, I say it’s time to invest in shares of Zyklon B.”

    It really is hard to see any downside in this development at all.  Just like the old advert says, “It even makes its own grav[e]y!!!”

  • luther_blissett5

    Seems similar to the stories about ultra rich libertarians buying gated-community artificial islands. They must know something about the future that worries them a lot.

    • DeepCough

      Y’know, the rich ain’t the only ones with these kinds of bunkers: the 1950’s and, yes, the turn of the millenium (the Y2K scare) average people got their own bunkers for when society collapsed or a nuclear holocaust occurred.

  • luther_blissett5

    Great. Only the rich psychopaths and assholes get to live. May their elevator shafts be buried in rubble so they join the rest of us after they run out of supplies or kill themselves in their ironic missile silo codos.

  • luther_blissett5

    Great. Only the rich psychopaths and assholes get to live. May their elevator shafts be buried in rubble so they join the rest of us after they run out of supplies or kill themselves in their ironic missile silo codos.

  • saint_al

    You have to reach Kansas first. Urk. Then, the neighbors really have to like each other- ha. A foundation or wall crack could conceivably turn the building into a well… A ‘movie theater’- really?

  • Malk

    whenever I drew my “dream house” as a kid it was always half underground, with like secret entrances and hidden cameras and speakers at the totally inconspicuous front door… but that was half underground, not a sunless coffin in desperate need of 24/7 electricity. I guess if free energy gets it together it wouldn’t be so bad /shrug

    late night karaoke parties wouldn’t upset the neighbors… unless you have a grendle nearby.

  • Southpaw10677

    these rich folks know something is coming down the pipeline soon, we poor saps are screwed some type of resident evil scenario on a global scale maybe instead of disease infected zombies it will be out of job and debt burdened and hungry angry people these folks know an economic collapse is coming, in a way its really sad that the folks we entrusted to watch the robber barons so they wont crash and burn the economy ie rich banks like goldman sachs jp morgan and all these elite finaciers etc with all theyre schemes derivatives collaterialzed debt obligations etc who crashed the world economy cause of greed the folks we entrusted to watch them the sec and dept of justice pretty much turned a blind eye to the fraud and corruption and the whole world economy pretty much went beyond saving but in a way its a good thing a ugly system is dying and who knows i have hopes that a better one will be put in place alot of americans who are either living on a pension or social security or just living off the govt along with americans who have good high paying jobs and regular middle class jobs that offer a higher standard of living pretty much all americans fit into one of these categories we are in for a rude awakening when this house of cards collpases just looking back at the past year how many bank executives have resigned en masse look at all the laws that were passed in the last year or in the past few months ndaa and all these unconstitutional laws the rich and the govt know something is coming  that is dire and they are preparing the rest of us we are shit out of luck resdient evil scenario on roids on a massive global scale grab the popcorn the show is about to start

    • Mamagriff50

      Something definately IS comming (soon), whether economic or environmental, maybe both. I bet both. 99.9% of us are just sh*t out of luck. But without us the rich will not survive long either. We have the know-how. Karma does bite you in the ass.         

      • Andrew

        My bet is Peak Oil + Ice Age, but I don’t think either will hit suddenly.

  • eyeoftheaxis

    Ah Kansas, good times, grain rippling in the silvery blue moonlight like
    waves on an ocean, …and this http://www.vice.com/read/life-is-a-cosmic-giggle-803-v18n5 –It
    was a most incredible time to be in Kansas. Pardon me while I have a rather
    pleasant flashback.

  • DeepCough

    So, who wants to storm this underground fortress with me when the shit finally hits the fan?

    • Redacted

      It would be much easier to just pour cement at the entrance and any ventilation shafts.

      • DeepCough

        If you’re gonna go that route, you may as well use tear gas.

        • Redacted

          The ventilation system would filter it out.

          • Limes

            bitch please… i’d go with bed bugs, impossible to exterminate.

          • Liam_McGonagle

            Assuming the contractors didn’t cut corners.  You know, a fellow’s gotta make a profit SOMEHOW.

          • Mamagriff50

            Plug the ventilation system….DUH

    • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

      Get word to me and I’ll bring the plasma cutter and the like…

    • rtb61

      That’s an easy answer, the owners when they get locked out by the developer and the maintenance crew.
      Sorry but if you want in your going to have to sue and that’ll only take a year or so. It’s in the fine print, once the doors are shut the doors remain shut until the disaster is over. Overselling (selling each unit more than once) will also be popular, it’s not like residents will spend their vacations there.

  • arfer

    Something must be coming! Only these saps will survive. Similar to the survivors of that thermonuclear war that wiped out everyone but those with the foresight and means to build a bomb shelter in the front yard.

  • Fleming1972

    A bunch of rich arrogant psychopaths living together in close quarters in a hole in the ground. What could possibly go wrong. It’d make a hell of a reality TV show, and I hate reality TV.

    • Limes

      big brother elite. but in the they dont win anything because they already took everything.

  • Limes

    in other news… this is how houses should be built in tornado alley 

  • eyeoftheaxis

    Contrast the home of the future then and now. http://i.imgur.com/V3G1Q.jpg

  • Lookwhaticando72

    we should all be living in underground, communal, sustainable housing. If we all could go to that perhaps there wouldnt be a doomsday in the first place!
     

  • Katbox1

    Who the hell would wanna live with the assholes…all this doomsday shit is so overdone…people need to realize, we’re stuck here…and it’s not gonna get any better. No savior, no doomsday, no great catastrophic event, the Mayans were baby eating dipshits, the History Channel keeps stirring the pot, because nobody else wants to watch their crappy channel, other than scared rabbits who eat this crap up…suck it up folks, there have been 1000’s of doomsday predictions, since the beginning of man…and nothings happened yet. Wanna buy a bridge? 

    I will say…the millionaires can’t get into their underground city…if they have no fingers or finger prints .

    • Limes

      got to die of something. they are doing this for their future kids that will be born lacking the physical prowess needed to live in a post apocalyptic world. this is just some dood making cash. its going to turn into one of the most boring vacation spots on earth.  

      • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

        Look out the window!

        But.. its just rock…

        :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kurt-Webb/53801531 Kurt Webb

    I wouldn’t want to live with that great a fear of death.

  • Seamus Dubh

    Someone needs to read “Rainbow Six” by Tom Clancy

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    The irony being that making means for this sort of enterprise is a drop in the bucket among the many problems that actually cause the apocalypse they are so fearful of.

  • Okarin

    reminds me of an old saying somewhere, “how do you tell the world that the world is coming to an end? you don’t”

  • gelikeasics

    well, theyre definitely going all the way, and they are taking all of us with them…

  • Simiantongue

    Reading H.G. Wells as a child I’d wondered just how plausible it would be for something like Morlocks to come about. This looks like a plausible start.

  • Antediluvian

    Brought to you by the Umbrella Corporation.

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