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A new breed of survivalist is wealthy, educated, and plans to ride out 2012 in style

Somewhere in the old Cincinnati-Dayton Defense Area that spans Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana sits a $1.5 million “man cave.” I made my way to the site on a warm fall morning with Google Maps and GPS coordinates supplied by my real estate advisers, Matthew and Leigh Ann Fulkerson of 20th Century Castles, LLC. Built in a decommissioned Nike missile site, the residence boasts a kitchen, four bedrooms, two baths, an exercise room, indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, and an elevator for lowering the owner’s classic automobiles below the surface. On clear days, the doors that once exposed anti-ballistic missile for launch can be opened to let sunshine penetrate the otherwise dimly lit basement.

A lot of effort has been made by the current owner to cheer things up: a Care Bears mural graces a wall in one of the bedrooms, a building on the 14-plus-acre property has been converted into a white and red horse barn. But there are touches — such as the blast door and L-shaped hallway for containing explosions — that betray the home’s former life as one of well over two hundred missile sites that ringed America’s cities, defending them from incoming Soviet bombers.
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Got to say this is an awesome article to read if ur into this "end of the world" thing. Definitely a interesting idea in case there's like a major disaster to happen in 2012, but very likely not though.

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Edited by nGm@ze - 11/1/11 at 11:23pm
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post #2 of 54
Reserve one for meh
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Interesting - but they gave to much information away bout it's whereabouts!
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If you're actually educated, you're not worried about some voodoo nonsense that some medicine man said was going to happen in 2012.
    
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From my understanding, the myans never actually said the world will end in 2012, their calendar just stops at that point. For all we know they just ran out of space. Then there is the whole theory that we are reading it wrong and we are off by a few 0's.
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What if it floods?
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One of my family members bought one of the old Nike missile sites here in WA back in the 70's for next to nothing. Pretty crazy in there.
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GREAT article!
     
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What if it floods?
These things are made not to flood.
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does it have to be so.....phallic?
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