Why So Paranoid America?
No matter what era we live in, there will apparently always be those of us who are desperately paranoid. Of maybe it’s true that there is a sucker born every minute. Condo developer Larry Hall has already sold one-quarter of the upscale doomsday units he is building in an abandoned underground Cold War-era Atlas-F missile silo near Salina, Kansas. His 14-story structure will house seven floors of apartments with the rest devoted to dry food storage, filtered-water tanks and an indoor farm, which would raise fish and vegetables to sustain residents for five years. The 9-foot-thick concrete walls, built to protect rockets from a Soviet nuclear attack, would be reinforced by entrance security to keep out any surviving savages who were not wise enough to prepare against famine, meteors, nuclear war and the like.
Even with a price tag of $1 – 2 Million cash up front, Hall said he expects to be sold out by the end of this year and begin work on another of the three silos he has options to buy.