Where will you be if the world does end on december 21Document Transcript
Where will you be if the world DOES end onDecember 21? Inside the extraordinaryunderground bunkers that could provideshelter to doomsday preppers Mayan calendar has predicted the apocalypse on December 21, 2012 JFK built a bunker on Peanut Island, Florida during heightened nuclear tensions with Cuba in early SixtiesBy Daily Mail ReporterPUBLISHED:19:17 GMT, 14 November 2012| UPDATED:13:04 GMT, 15 November 2012With December 21 - or the end of the world as it is being referred to in somecamps - fast approaching, Doomsday preppers are putting the final touches tobunkers where they will ride out the Apocalypse.The Mayan calendar has predicted that in just 38 days the world will end - butfear not, if you have so far been unprepared.Bunkers have already been built around the world to withstand impending doomand despite some rather shabby and gloomy interiors, they may soon be in highdemand if predictions ring true.
Doomed? The Adirondack Missile Silo in upstate New York may not have the most welcomingof decors but at least its apocalypse-proof
Out of this world: Pionen high-security computer storage in Stockholm, Sweden whereWikiLeaks keep servers, is a nuclear shelterStarting again in Atlantis: The Hilton Hotel in the Maldives offers luxury underwater suiteswhere you can chill with the fishes while things get scary on dry landAmerica is dotted with bunkers - several working and others long out of use andturned into quirky museums and hotels.At the height of nuclear tensions with Cuba and the Soviets in the early Sixties,JFK built a bunker on Peanut Island, across from his familys Floridacompound. It has now been turned into a museum.More luxurious options are also available. The Hilton Hotel in the Maldivesoffers underwater suites, with a view of marine life and where guests can waitout the apocalypse in the lap of luxury with a large comfortable bed andcomplimentary fruit baskets.The declassified bunker at Greenbrier, West Virginia has been turned into afour-star hotel, carved deep into a mountainside.
Long way down: The Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler shelter was tunneled out beneath vineyards inGermanyCamp Camelot: The Kennedy bunker on Peanut Island close to Port of Palm Beach in Florida,was built in 1961 during heightened nuclear tensions with Cuba. It is now a museum
Welcome to the family: JFKs bunker features the presidential seal and a desk from where thefree world can be ranBunking in style: The Greenbrier Bunker, West Virginia, is a declassified Cold War bunker thathas now been turned into a four-star hotel
In Sweden, the bunker deep in the middle of a mountain, where Wikileaksstores its servers, also doubles as a secure spot to wait out an apocalypse -getting invited in is the only problem.The Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler shelter was tunneled out beneath vineyards inwestern Germany as a hideout for the government in the event of a nuclear war.In the Adirondack Mountains, just a few hours drive from New York City, is aformer Cold War missile base with its own runway set on 19 acres of land.If you are taking your Doomsday planning seriously it can be all yours for theasking price of $1.76million.Deeper underground: Silo House in New York is bomb-proof and has a runway for easy access
Mission control: The central hub including kitchen at Silo House in the Adirondack mountains
Bunking in: Silo House in on the market for $1.76 million for those taking Doomsdaypreparations seriouslyWhere secrets hideaway: The Pionen facility is deep inside a mountain in Sweden
Preparing for the worst: Dixia Cheng is an entire underground city which exists below Beijing inChinaNational Geographics new series Doomsday Preppers interviews ordinaryAmericans who are planning for the end of the world with tactics includingyear-long stockpiles of dried food, collecting rain water and storing weapons.The Mayan tribes of South America are believed by some to have been privy toimpending disasters that coincide with 2012, ranging from explosive storms onthe surface of the sun that could knock out power grids to a galactic alignmentthat could trigger a reversal in Earths magnetic field.Experts met in September to quell fears that the end of the world is nigh andMayan prophecies have been misinterpreted.Archaeologists and anthropologists gathered in the southern Mexico city ofMerida to discuss the implications of the calendar, which is made up of 394-year periods called baktuns, and had named the end date as December 21.
Gloomy: The warren of tunnels beneath the Chinese city are currently being given a makeover
Willkommen! The austere bunker nestled deep below a vineyard in West Germany is now amuseum