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Old 11-13-2009, 04:38 AM
 
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:22 AM
 
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This property was for sale about 5 years ago for $240k & I thought it was on the market again - but I can't find any info. Does anyone know?
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:30 AM
 
Location: 95468
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I love it. I want the bomb shelter. Someone else can have the house!
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:32 AM
 
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This property was for sale about 5 years ago for $240k & I thought it was on the market again - but I can't find any info. Does anyone know?
I have no idea either. You would think somebody could turn the property into a tourist attraction and make some money.
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Old 11-14-2009, 04:47 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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Now, if you really want a cool shelter at a cool 2.3 million check these out.

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Old 11-14-2009, 07:16 AM
 
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I have had the rare pleasure of being inside a Titan, Atlas E, Atlas F, Atlas D, and a Nike site! They are unbelievable structures!! These are all hardened facilities & costs millions when built decades ago. The problem with converting most of them to a modern day shelter is the massive environmental clean-up that is required before they would be safe to live in (asbestos & PCB's). Still, I watch Ed Peden's www.missilebases.com site and live in hope! The AT&T communications facilities he has currently listed on his site are much more "doable", but still expensive.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Those homes are very cool. Thanks for the link.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:50 AM
 
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Is anyone aware of any AT&T long line communication vaults/bunkers, with/or without the towers, that are available in either the Midwest or Washington state? 20th Century Castles have several listed, but none in the areas I am looking. These sites could make great shelters. I looked at one in Wyoming several years ago, but it was 56,000 sq ft (too big) & $750k (too much). The average vault is around 8,000 sq ft. I posted the inquiry on the Michigan forum, but have had no response, so far. Long Line sites were all over the U.S. They were built in the 60's & decommissioned when telephone technology switched.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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All I can say is WOW!
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:44 PM
 
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Yes, "WOW!" would cover it!! I must of been a gopher in another life because I love these hardended underground facilities! The 56k sq ft bunker was on two floors & basically wide-open space w/20 ft. ceilings on both floors. I loved it!!
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