Luxury fallout shelters all the rage after Fukushima

Posted by Lydia Leavitt

Since the earthquake hit Japan causing colossal damage, a tsunami, and ultimately a nuclear meltdown, a number of Americans are rushing to purchase doomsday bunkers.

But they aren’t just turning to the standard fallout shelter basement style. Rather, they are snapping up sweet bunkers within a luxury fallout complex located in rural Nebraska.

Yes, the fallout complex is designed for 950 people and is so nice, it's probably cooler than most typical apartments. And, as an added bonus, it can withstand a 50 megatron blast!

Excellent.

Vivos, the California-based company which sells the bunkers, is taking $5,000 deposits plus $25,000 to secure the place.

The company states that applications have soared 1,000 percent since the disaster in Japan.

In case of emergency, the luxury fallout shelter will feature four levels of residential suites, a dental and medical center, kitchens, pet kennels, a bakery, a prayer room, a prison, and last but not least, a fully stocked wine cellar.

"People are afraid of the earth-changing events and ripple effects of the earthquake, which led to tsunamis, the nuclear meltdown, and which will lead to radiation and health concerns," said Vivos CEO Robert Vicino.

Indeed, 15 states have now reported radioactive particles in air filters and rainwater. Though officials are warning that the levels aren’t high enough to be dangerous, those willing to invest in a luxury fallout shelter are not convinced.

Vicino added, "Where it ends, I don't know. Does it lead to economic collapse? A true economic collapse would lead to anarchy, which could lead to 90 per cent of the population being killed off."

Oleg Repchenko, the head of Russian analytical centre 'Indicators of Real Estate Market', told The Voice of Russia: "These fears emerged in the US a long time ago back in the Cold War era. September 11, 2001 has seriously affected the psychology of common Americans and part of the population is afraid of disasters and terrorist attacks.

 

"Panicking is quite typical for Americans even when a disaster happens not on their territory but across the ocean in Japan. Once something terrifying happens it makes people think more about their future," he added.

(Via UK DailyMail