Why Are So Many Among The Elite Building Luxury Bunkers In Preparation For An Imminent "Apocalypse"?

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Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

Do they know something that the rest of us do not?  There are tens of millions of ordinary Americans that are feeling really good about the future now that Donald Trump has won the election, but meanwhile the elite are feverishly constructing luxury bunkers at a pace unlike anything we have ever seen before.  So why are so many among the elite preparing for an imminent “apocalypse” when tens of millions of other Americans are anticipating a new era of peace and prosperity?  Are they smarter than most of the rest of us, or are they simply being paranoid?

Without a doubt, something is going on among the elite.  Earlier today, WND published an article that discussed the fact that wealthy people “are quietly moving away from major cities” all over the globe because of concerns about security…

Widespread media reports as well as independent investigations from groups such as New World Wealth suggest wealthy people around the globe are quietly moving away from major cities because of fears of social instability. Increasing crime, terrorism and rising racial tensions have all been identified as factors driving the exodus. Even the Daily Beast reported the introduction of large numbers of Muslim refugees into Europe has made once prosperous areas fraught with danger, in the opinion of some security experts.

And just a few weeks ago a Hollywood Reporter article entitled “Panic, Anxiety Spark Rush to Build Luxury Bunkers for L.A.’s Superrich” talked about how “Oscar winners, sports stars and Bill Gates are building lavish bunkers” because of their anxiety about what is coming next.  The following is a short excerpt from that article…

Given the increased frequency of terrorist bombings and mass shootings and an under-lying sense of havoc fed by divisive election politics, it’s no surprise that home security is going over the top and hitting luxurious new heights. Or, rather, new lows, as the average depth of a new breed of safe haven that occupies thousands of square feet is 10 feet under or more. Those who can afford to pull out all the stops for so-called self-preservation are doing so — in a fashion that goes way beyond the submerged corrugated metal units adopted by reality show “preppers” — to prepare for anything from nuclear bombings to drastic climate-change events. Gary Lynch, GM at Rising S Bunkers, a Texas-based company that specializes in underground bunkers and services scores of Los Angeles residences, says that sales at the most upscale end of the market — mainly to actors, pro athletes and politicians (who require signed NDAs) — have increased 700 percent this year compared with 2015, and overall sales have risen 150 percent. “Any time there is a turbulent political landscape, we see a spike in our sales. Given this election is as turbulent as it is, we are gearing up for an even bigger spike,” says marketing director Brad Roberson of sales of bunkers that start at $39,000 and can run $8.35 million or more (FYI, a 12-stall horse shelter is $98,500).

This is all very odd, because among the general population interest in “prepping” has hit a multi-year low.  In fact, sales of emergency food and supplies are way down at the moment across the entire industry.

So once again the question must be asked – do the elite know something that the rest of us do not?

If they don’t, why are they spending so much time, effort and money on such extraordinary preparations?

For instance, down in Texas one group of investors is constructing “a $300 million luxury community replete with underground homes”

An investor group is planning for a doomsday scenario by building a $300 million luxury community replete with underground homes. There will also be air-lock blast doors designed for people worried about a dirty bomb or other disaster and off-grid energy and water production.


The development, called Trident Lakes, is northeast of Dallas.


Residents will enjoy an equestrian center, 18-hole golf course, polo fields, zip lines and gun ranges. Retail shops, restaurants and a row of helipads are also in the works. For those looking to “get away,” they’ll also be able to enjoy three white sand beaches and a neighborhood spa.

Most of us could hardly even imagine such luxury, and this is yet another example of the growing gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us in this country.

If you do happen to be one of the ultra-wealthy, perhaps you may be interested in purchasing one of the extremely expensive U-shaped “Earthships” that one company has been constructing for the elite…

Billionaires are buying up “indestructible” alien boltholes to seek sanctuary in during alien Armageddon or more-likely nuclear war and disaster.


The US company creating the $1.5million “Earthship” eco-structures says humans “must evolve” and insists they “will soon be a necessity” for our species “to survive on this planet.”


The bizarre U-shaped hideaways, which can reportedly survive in any climate, can be deployed to any part of the world and are self-sufficient enough to survive in isolation – during a killer virus outbreak or a radiation catastrophe.

I have to admit that I felt a twinge of jealousy when I first learned about these “Earthships”.  They are completely self-sufficient, they are environmentally-friendly, and they sound like they are quite comfortable. 

The following is what one reporter discovered when she visited a community of these “Earthships”…

In addition to the cord-cutting power and self-sustaining water supply, each abode contains its own greenhouse. I could forage for figs, bananas, pineapple, broccoli, rosemary and chives in my fluffy socks. Or if the zombies weren’t looking, I could dash over to my neighbor’s place for supper. The Phoenix, a three-bedroom that sleeps six, dedicates one-third of its space to food production. Its tropical jungle supports parakeets and cockatiels (not for consumption) and a garden bursting with fruits and vegetables, including grapes, artichokes, lemons, melons, kale, squash, hot peppers and mushrooms that cling to a log.


Chickens cluck around the back yard, which features a sunken den with a grill for coop-to-kebob meals. An indoor fishpond once contained a robust stock of tilapia before a group of guests threw a fish fry. Now, the littlest survivors swim laps with koi. For the dairy course, the staff is considering resident goats.

It sounds wonderful.

But once again, why go to all of this effort if a new era of peace and prosperity for humanity is right around the corner?

I really like what Carl Gallups had to say about this.  Carl is the author of Be Thou Prepared, and this is what he told WND about the preparations that the elite are making…

“I think that the rich and elite are becoming increasingly aware of the dangerous and potentially unstable world in which we now reside,” he warned. “Massive instances of civil unrest, even in America, are becoming a very real possibility. Internal terror attacks, swelling illegal alien populations, an influx of Islamic refugees, increasing racial discord, ambushing police officers, the rule of law continually being trampled by the political elite and an almost complete collapse of trust in the mainstream media – all of this has led to widespread cynicism and distrust among the population as a whole.”


Gallups noted “the rich usually have deeper connections to reliable information and prediction sources, and most of them have the means to take immediate action.”

I believe that Carl Gallups is right on the money.

Normally I am extremely hard on the elite, but in this case I believe that they are showing much more wisdom than the general population.

So many people are crying “peace and safety” right now, and yet we are right in the middle of what I have labeled “the danger zone“.

Our world is becoming more unstable with each passing day, but there is so much apathy among the American people at the moment.

I just don’t understand it.

The self-destructive behavior that we are engaging in as a nation is a recipe for national suicide, and the warning signs are all around us, but because disaster has not struck yet most people seem to believe that the warnings that they have been hearing are not true.

Meanwhile, the elite are preparing extremely hard for an imminent “apocalypse”, and I have a feeling that they are going to end up looking like the smart ones once it is all said and done.

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wisehiney's picture

Those Aussies in Ft Lauderdale.

That summer.


One of them finally exclaimed: "Hey you guys! Keep up with wisehiney, we're losing our momentum."

Very fine pronunciation.

Truther's picture

Let's track these fuckers, and give them some butt-hurt.

847328_3527's picture

The reasoning behind the Elites building bunkers is the same as why Hillary travels surrounded with over 50 heavily armed men. Yet she has the balls to claim "people love me!"


These hypocrits are the same ones who want to eliminate your 2nd Amendment right.

techpriest's picture

BTW, Earthships do not have to be that expensive - it depends on the size of the structure and how sophisticated you want the engineering and building materials to be.

One the extreme low end, they can be built by hand, out of garbage.

In all honesty, a house dug out of the side of a hill is not a bad way to go. It keeps the temperature just right, and if pointed the right way you get enough lighting.

tmosley's picture

Yeah, seriously. I built my fucking wellhouse on an Earthship design. Cost literally zero dollars. Go pick up tires. Move dirt. Sledgehammer it in. Labor intensive is all. Did it thinking I might build a house the same way. No way that's happening.

WTFRLY's picture

B/c the Joo World Order is upon us and they are lying to you cuck faggots about Trump. They are ready to crash the system

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) WTFRLY Nov 29, 2016 11:15 PM

Trump wouldn't bother to piss on one of us serfs if we were on fire

wisehiney's picture

I beg to differ, King Tut.

He is an authentic Scotsman.

Of, and most likely related to the Ones That No One Mentions.

Of all you insane genius fokkers.

How the Scotsmen are left out.

Speaks Volumes.

From a humble (not) English Cavalier.

They never say anything but AMERICAN.

The Iron Core that will surpise to the core.

I choose not to drag St Andrews Cross into this.

Tarzan's picture

As an authentic Scotsman, I hope your right.  Lets hope he lives up to his heritage!

Lets hope he's good at math....eventually, it will matter

Katos's picture

Look! The US is 20 TRILLION DOLLARS in debt. It's unplayable. Somethings got to break! It's certainly not Trump's fault!

Offthebeach's picture

Never will be paid. That is 20 trillion of delution, theft of value and savings.

The average wage slave justs has to run that hamster wheel faster. The 1% just paid a 20 trillion tax for further oligarchic control. No problem. The 50% of Americans on Welfare, SS, pensions can fuk off for being stupid and naive. Chinese, Saudies, foreign CBs, frig off.

Tarzan's picture

Never will be payed is right.  Trump said as much,

Donald Trump Brings Back the Talk of Default

If the economy crashes, “I’m going to give you back half,” the presumptive Republican nominee tells the nation’s creditors.


And the Oligarchs lost their lunch, demanding he retract the statement, or else....

wisehiney's picture

Earthship design? The same one that the Halle Bopp Comet travellers used?

I will wear my Nikes when I visit!

techpriest's picture

I don't know what kind of housing they had, but you can check out their website at http://earthship.com/

Personally I never liked the idea of using tires for the foundation wall. Otherwise, it's an interesting idea if you can deal with the engineering aspects of putting a house underground (example: in north Texas the soil heaves enough to destroy traditional basements, and I've even seen it push stakes out of the ground).

Tarzan's picture

As they huddle underground, will their walls of tire hold up when the big one hits, or will they be buried alive?

and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done." "And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth

techpriest's picture

Well, if we're talking about Revelation there was that part about people crying out to the stones "Fall on us!"

ImGumbydmmt's picture

people in america building homes from old tires and dirt, with their own manual labor.  for security no less.

When do we get to claim 3rd world status?

SMG's picture

With Trump's election I had hoped WWIII could possibly be avoided.  However if he is going to stack his cabinet with globalists who are hell bent on dragging the world through nuclear fire in the supposed interest of bettering the human race(which I think they're wrong about), well then I guess we all better start digging.

mkkby's picture

Why are they doing it?  The obvious answer is they are scared little rabbits and they have too much money to burn.

Once you have a couple of houses and cars, what do you spend your billions on?  You can choose to live large and enjoy life, or you can become paranoid and hide in a bunker.  More than a few of these imbeciles are scared of germs and have to have everything sterilized.

As I've never been a coward, I'd choose to enjoy life to the fullest.

mkkby's picture

Long bulldozers. 

First help with the construction and take their dough.  Then when shit meets fan, bury them inside their underground bunkers under 10 feet of dirt.

SubjectivObject's picture

What's always missing in their calculation is that angry, revengeful, vindictive, people will make it a life's goal to fuck with them.

Piss people off, and become the focus of their anger; it's a great strategy.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) 847328_3527 Nov 29, 2016 10:37 PM

They all use astrologers and they know we are coming for them.

"Millionaires don't use astrologers, billionaires do"

JP Morgan

wisehiney's picture

Orion The Hunter.

Over head here, this time of year.

Astrology aint theirs.

It belongs to heroes.

beemasters's picture

"They all use astrologers and they know we are coming for them."

And when exactly is that, may I ask?

WillyGroper's picture

CTM has a show with

Debbie Bacigalupi.


they're ramping up A21/2030 since the election.

massive land/resource grab.

bastids have even calculated every person's daily protein allotment as 1 unit...to be provided by bug protein.


August's picture

Do these thing come furnished with sex-slaves, or do you have to go out and enslave-your-own, post-Apocalypse?

wwzmach's picture

yes, let anyone run for president no questions asked, but there will be NO SECURITY AT ALL.

if the president of Chile can take the subway to work, it follows the president of the freeworld should do the same...



HockeyFool's picture

Don't forget to take your medicine today. Yesterday's dose is wearing off.

Debt-Is-Not-Money's picture

The one thing they forgot are the headstones:

"Here lie some of the rich assholes that fucked-up the world"

The "common man" should erect an observation zone where we can piss on the headstones!

onmail1's picture

Gimme a grilled ko$her

Badsamm's picture

Whoops. Looks like they forgot the barracks for their security

wisehiney's picture

Well now we're respected in society
We don't worry about the things that we used to be
We're talking heroin with the president
Well it's a problem, sir, but it can't be bent
Uh yes

Well now you're a pillar of society
You don't worry about the things that you used to be
You're a rag-trade girl, you're the queen of porn
You're the easiest lay on the White House lawn

Get out of my life, don't come back
Get out of my life, don't come back

She's so respectable
She's so respectable
She's so delectable
She's so respectable
Get out of my life
Don't take my wife
Don't come back
Get out of my life
Don't take my wife
Don't come back

What I say

She's so respectable
She's so respectable
She's so respectable
She's so respectable

Get out of my life
Don't take my wife
Don't come back
Oh get out of my life
Don't take my wife
Don't come back, alright oh

She's so respectable
She's so respectable
She's so delectable
She's so respectable
Get out of my life
Don't take my wife
Don't come back woo

Get out of life
Don't take my wife
Don't come back
Get out of my life
Don't take my wife
Don't come back, come back, hey

Written by Keith Richards, Mick Jagger 

I used to play that tune with my band back in the late 70's in a 100 year old decommissioned Catholic School room that we rented in the decommissioned school. The cops showed up regularly to tell us to turn it down because the Church Rectory across the way was pissed off at all the noise and the old folks home down the street was complaining too. One of the guitarists in the band had a brother that was an RCMP Officer and he did not like taking shit from cops because of that. Suffice to say that around the time Respectable was recently released the cops showed up and my bandmate slammed the door in the face of two police officers that knocked on the side door emergency exit to the studio classroom we were renting. I was so shocked that I jumped off my drum kit and rushed outside to apologise to the police for my rude bandmates behaviour. True story and that sort of thing happened at least five times over those few years renting that studio. Those were the days when Respectable was on the top ten, man. 100 watt Marshalls with double stacks and amps on 8.


I miss those days sometimes.

wisehiney's picture

Pathetic distraction.

But yes, daytime funny.

Try diggin the original.

Change you life.

GRDguy's picture

Easy come, easy go.

Fools and their money soon part.

Id fight Gandhi's picture

Theses fuckers want an Elysium. Too bad they fucked us out of a space program. I mean come on betting in the markets on dick pick apps are far more important and profitable.


New World Chaos's picture

Maybe they do have a space program.  Maybe that's why they fucked us out of our own.  Catherine Austin Fitts talks about trillion-dollar black holes in the economy.  Could also be underground bases?  Earthships and old missile silos are for those who haven't even made sacrifices to moloch.

Mtnrunnr's picture

The world has always been a dangerous, violence place. The rich have access to education.

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) Mtnrunnr Nov 29, 2016 11:11 PM

Yes- but can they shoot the asshole out of a gnat with an AR15 at 200 yards?

GeezerGeek's picture

Can you? If it's flying? If you're that good, I guess you're safe from Zika.

HedgeJunkie's picture

Not any more; cataracts fuck up my vision.


messystateofaffairs's picture

I can't even see the gnat at 20 yards.

847328_3527's picture

I honestly think bunkers won't save anyone in the long haul if it gets bad.