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Atchison, Kansas made the news recently as the place to be during an apocalypse.

Robert Vicino, whose company builds survival shelters, purchased 45 acres of a former Army storage bunker and plans to develop it as a harbor for the end of the world.

The facility lies within a complex of limestone caves located 100 – 150 feet below ground. The area is supported by limestone pillars and, once blast doors are added, will be able to withstand a one-megaton nuclear explosion.

With space enough to house 1,000 RVs and 5,000 people, the purchase price will be $1,000 per linear foot. Additional charges include $1,500 per person for food. It isn’t cheap. The total cost would be $36,000 for a family of four living in a 30-foot RV.

While this all sounds great, reports failed to emphasize that Atchison is haunted. In fact, it’s one of the most haunted areas of the United States. Any family who’s considering purchasing a space should think long and hard before forking over 36 grand.

Let’s say zombies cause the apocalypse. Dead by definition, they’ve already been separated from their souls.

Zombies might not be able to get to the underground bunker, but their spirits will.

What better place for zombie ghosts to haunt the living than beneath the most haunted city in America?

Fortunately, incorporeal estate laws should require full disclosure.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF and Psy-Ficologist,


Paved roadways lead the way to the Vivos Shelter and Resort during a tour of the facility in Atchison, Kan., Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Haunted Apocalypse Shelter (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)


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