Calif. Company currently selling doomsday bunkers space for 2012 post-apocalyptic survivors
A U.S. company will start building commercial underground bunkers for people who want to survive an apocalypse such as an asteroid hitting the Earth or a nuclear attack. Vivos, a California-based company, said it is planning a business project that offers the hope of surviving a near-extinction-level event , like the one many people say the Mayans predicted will occur in 2012. Vivos said it plans to set up 20 "multi-level, 20,000 square foot (1,858 square meters) hardened shelter," with each housing up to 200 people across the United States. The bunkers will be designed to withstand outdoor temperatures of 700 degrees Celsius, winds of 700 kilometers an hour, flooding for 500 hours or a wave of earthquakes over 10 on the Richter scale. Besides, a portion of the bunkers even includes refurbished Cold War-era nuclear shelters.
A privately funded company called Vivos (Spanish for "The Living") said it would cost around 10 million U.S. dollars to build each shelter with food, fuel, water, clothing, medical supplies and security devices in it. The cost of admission to the shelters will be 50,000 dollars, according to the company.
It's really not about 2012 , something could happen tomorrow or 20 years from now,
said Robert Vicino, the owner of Vivos
"You can't predict, but you can prepare," the company advertises on its website.
In case you needed more motivation, the company Web site also states: :::::::: Millions of people believe that we are living in the “end times”. Many are looking for a viable solution to survive potential future Earth devastating events. Eventually, our planet will realize another devastating catastrophe, whether manmade, or a cyclical force of nature. Disasters are rare and unexpected, but on any sort of long timeline, they're inevitable. It's time to prepare!
The accepted solution to most of the threat scenarios is to find underground shelter. The soil of the Earth itself can provide the best shelter for most catastrophes, including a pole shift, super volcano eruptions, solar flares, earthquakes, asteroids, tsunamis, nuclear attack, bio terrorism, chemical warfare and even widespread social anarchy. The governments of the world have been busy building vast underground shelter complexes for the elite. What do they know? The rest of us are on our own, without a long-term survival solution.
Vivos is a privately funded venture, with no religious affiliations, building a nationwide network of 20 underground shelters, to accommodate 4,000 people. Vivos will provide a life assurance solution for those that wish to be prepared to survive these potential events, whether they occur now, in 2012, or in decades to come. Co-own a deeded share of the Vivos shelter closest to your home area. :::::::::::
Once a certain number of applications have been received and candidates selected for a shelter location, Vivos will begin construction of the shelter. When completed, ownership will be turned over to the Vivos Owners’ Association, where the owners would be responsible for security and maintenance, contributing their own skills and expertise to ensure the long-term survival of the shelter. Vivos hopes to complete construction and commissioning of the nationwide network by December 21, 2012 (the end of the Mayan calendar, which is also a countdown clock on Vivos’ website).