Bunker popularity reached fever pitch during WW1 and WW2 for obvious reasons. Over time a number were abandon, stripped and forgotten. Some however were developed further. Now, in recent times there seems to be a resurgence.
TIME Magazine had this to say:
Multiple manufacturers throughout America are reporting 20% to 1,000% increases in inquiries and sales following the March 11 [Earthquake] disaster that left thousands dead and missing in Japan, and it appears that people are willing to pay a hefty price to keep themselves and their families unscathed in the impending apocalypse. (Link)
According to an article posted to CNN Money (Link) on March 23, 2011 with the title “Sales of luxe doomsday bunkers up 1,000%” companies that specialize in the construction of doomsday bunkers are straining to increase production to meet demand.
Wild Stories, true stories, secret places
There are plenty of wild theories about secret bunkers, as expected, getting detailed information on real “secret bunkers” is well, hard. Here’s what I’ve turned up.
US – Denver airport
From the thesantosrepublic.com:
There’s a conspiracy about a secret underground bunkers in DIA or Denver International Airport being built by the US government as a fallout shelter in 2012. This investigative documentary is part of a“Conspiracy Theory” series hosted by Mr. Jesse Ventura and was aired on truTV. A few believe the Earth is at risk of a massive disaster in year 2012 and Jesse examines the rumours that the United States Government is executing a doomsday plan of survival shelters to save the powerful, wealthy and elite people while leaving everyone else to care for themselves allegedly.
UK – Worcestershire hill
Buried 10 storeys into the hillside is a fully functioning nuclear bunker, built at great expense in 1966, at the height of the Cold War. So few people knew of its existence that, even when it was being built, visiting trainees were told not to ask why all that concrete was being mixed. Those involved in its construction were obliged to sign the Official Secrets Act, and even now you won’t get a peep out of the BBC press office to acknowledge the reality.
Australia – Pine Gap
Construction work continued for several years on large underground facilities which are rumoured to extend some twelve levels below the base. Long tunnels are laid out in a pattern similar to the spokes of a wheel and extend several miles from the center of the base. In a deep shielded underground chamber a nuclear reactor similar in size to those used to power submarines was installed to drive large AC and DC generators. This fact has been kept secret as it was quite illegal for such equipment to be operated without an act of parliament changing the existing laws relating to the installation of nuclear power stations in Australia.
Need some inspiration?
If you aren’t part of an elite government department, you can always go private. What about your own $2.7 million luxury cabin tucked away in the forest of New York’s Adirondack State Park. Apparently this unique log cabin is built on the site of a former nuclear silo constructed at the height of the Cold War to store missiles. (Read more)
What to make of all this
So there’s lots going on. And predictably these activities are shrouded in secrecy, who knows how many of these facilities there are scattered around the place. There are however some big takeaways from this:
– If they are going to great lengths to keep things secret they don’t want the “average joe” to know about it.
– If they are refitting old bunkers and building new state of the art ones, why now?
– If they are building bunkers in secret and stockpiling supplies, guess what you should be doing……
Creating your own private stockpile of survival equipment, and doing it in secret.