Friday, April 1, 2011
Mounting disasters see doomsday bunker sales skyrocket 1000%
April 1, 2011 – ARIZONA – Reservations for a doomsday bunker in the U.S. have rocketed since Japan’s catastrophic earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown. The 137,000sq ft bunker – designed to house 950 people for a year and withstand a 50 megaton blast – is currently being built under the grasslands of Nebraska. Vivos, the California-based company behind it, is taking $5,000 (£3,100) deposits, which will have to be topped up to $25,000 (£15,600) to secure a place. It says applications have soared 1000 per cent in the wake of the disasters in Japan. And the bunkers will be kitted out with all the modern conveniences the American consumer has come to expect. Once finished the complex will feature four levels of residential suites, a dental and medical center, kitchens, pet kennels, a bakery, a prayer room, a fully stocked wine cellar and even a prison to detain any misbehaving residents. There will also be a 350ft tall lookout tower so residents can see what is going on around them – and if it’s safe to emerge. ‘People are afraid of the earth-changing events and ripple effects of the earthquake, which led to tsunamis, the nuclear.