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The Rich Are Rushing To Build End Of World Bunkers



Millions believe the world is coming to an end.
But many of the super rich have secret luxury
bunkers beneath their homes. They can survive
disasters, from earthquakes to floods, tornadoes
and nuclear attacks...

By Ron Laytner and
Martin Ferko
Copyright 2011 by
Edit International

Virginia Beach, Virginia – Is the Mayan calendar right? Will the world end in 2012?

A madman in Norway murders scores of innocent boys and girls. Japan loses thousands in a gigantic tsunami. Earthquakes churn the earth. Violent tornadoes sweep America; massive floods, fires and dust storms are a constant menace worldwide. And Iceland’s volcanic eruptions limit international air traffic...

No wonder millions have lost hope. But for the rich and powerful a secretive American shelter company provides life-saving reassurance.

“They all have a threat event scenario. Whether it is weapons of mass destruction, terrorist attack, nuclear bomb attack, the year 2012 or Nostradamus; it really doesn’t matter.”

Talking to me is Brian Camden, an owner of Hardened Structures (HS) of Virginia Beach, a US government regulated construction management firm which builds schools, courthouses, prisons, treatment plants and large public capital projects. Customers include NATO which buys fortified aircraft hangers and earth covered ammunition magazines.

What else they do is covered in secrecy.

HS is one of the largest providers of ‘survival shelters” with satellite offices around the globe. Among its owners, says Brian Camden, are two ex US Navy Seals, one of them, known as the ‘Super Seal’. He is US Navy Commander James G. Liddy, son of Watergate figure G. Gordon Liddy.

Commander Liddy is one of America’s top experts on counter- terrorism and critical infrastructure protection. He was attached to the Chief of Naval Operations and lead Seal Team secret operations. Other owners are not known.

Camden reveals, “The US government is the largest shelter builder in the world. It’s been on a shelter building binge for the last 15 years. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been buying up all dehydrated food. Last week alone it purchased five million meals. They are gearing up like you wouldn’t believe.”

Underground bunkers are believed to be everywhere; below the streets of Washington and New York, under Red Square in Moscow. Even Northern Ireland, population 1.7 million has a 223 person nuclear bunker at Ballymena in County Antrim. And the much threatened Wiki-leaks server is located in an old nuclear bunker in Sweden.

Brian Camden says he's received inquiries from South Africa about private bunkers and from the Japanese government following the tsunami disaster.

The present bunkers are built under top secrecy with the names of their owners not revealed. There have been rumors that Michael Jackson had a bunker under his Never Land estate and that a bunker exists beneath Buckingham Palace. HS's man in London revealed they are building large and expensive bunkers in Eastern Canada but,like everything else, their owner's identities are secret.

Unlike those of the Second World War and cold war today’s bunkers are designed for the long term and do not provide just shelter during air raids. The most famous bunker of all time belonged to Adolph Hitler but it was like a Bin Laden cave compared to bunkers of today.

The biggest mansion can be destroyed quickly. But the expensive bunker beneath it can save the lives of its owner and his family even if the home is under water.

Who buys modern shelters? People like the King of Jordan, politicians, movie stars and billionaires in capitols around the world. The construction contract keeps their names and locations secret but Camden admits HS has signed technical assistance agreements with the Turks and Saudis.

Some bunkers even contain prison cells or private torture chambers such as were found in Moammar Gadaffi's private shelters.

Camden said, “People can survive in our shelters for as long as five years without coming out. There are all types of structures: fortified homes are designed to withstand attacks from assault weapons. Such houses cost about $250 per square foot,” That’s about one million dollars for a 4,000 square foot house.

An underground reinforced bunker depends on wall thickness, thickness of the ceiling and its ability to withstand blast overpressure. Designers must know if they will cut through rock or build underwater, if they must make their own concrete or build an access road.

There’s also another modern threat. The shelter must withstand attack by the feared EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse Bomb) which fries everything running on electricity. “It could be just one EMP fortified room or maybe all rooms depending on whether the client wears a pace-maker,” explains Camden.

Some clients believe, even if they’re on top of a mountain, that the shelter must be designed to function completely under water. “They will need fast acting valves, carbon dioxide scrubbers and oxygen making machines,” says Camden.

He believes he could save lives in a tsunami using underwater shelters.

Most bunkers built recently range from 1,800 to 40,000 square feet. But the bunker itself can become a threat to its users. Humidity is a big problem because of moisture that builds up.
Camden explains, “We use a water generator. It looks like an office water fountain. It takes water out of the air and turns into pure drinking water.

Another problem, says Camden, “is a prolonged stay. Studies show people go mad eating stores of dehydrated food and doing nothing. To prevent violence we provide exercise equipment and other shelter dynamics such as movies to keep people healthy. They can always keep busy recharging batteries by pedaling stationary bicycles." Perhaps counting their gold bars would make them feel better.

He admitted, “I find shelters claustrophobic. When I’m in them all day long I like to go up on the surface for about an hour.”

Camden says US Army experts considers about 25 percent loss of life in a prolonged shelter stay and that his clients fully expect to endure a prolonged stay.

It’s not easy to have a survival bunker built,says Camden. “You’ve got to have money, not be part of a criminal enterprise or in the wrong country. We can’t sell to China, Cuba, Iran, Syria, Indonesia, Russia and many other nations.”

Clients must pass strict US Government scrutiny. The HS have a US license that allows them to work on bunkers and projects overseas. The bunkers are regulated under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation.

No local labor is used in the secret construction. Workers are imported temporarily from other countries and sign serious non disclosure papers.

Hardened Structures is licensed by the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowing it to import biological, chemical and radiation filters into the United States.

“We have to be certified by the US Government so the material will not be used illegally. The State Department is very serious about this. One US professor was jailed for two years because his Chinese research assistant got access to some new laser technology,” he told me.

“Foreign governments want to use American engineers because they are the best. They strictly follow Department of Defense standards when building bunkers,” said Camden. “US regulations are like a Bible to customers abroad.”

Is there any hope for the common man, who also wants to live through a catastrophe along with the wealthy of the world?

Now the last secret and good news too. You may live after all.

The company's biggest seller is a disc-like shelter that can hold six people. It is a sealed, prefabricated bunker containing a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical filtering system. And it sells for $38,000.

The End
Copyright 2011
By Edit International
The following is a short version of the Underground Bunkers story followed by a video of Hitler's bunker


By Ron Laytner
Coyright 2012
Edit International

Where will you be when the world ends? If you’re one of the mega rich, you can afford a high-tech luxury hideout capable of withstanding anything from a nuclear attack to another Noah’s Flood.

With earthquakes, massive tidal waves, predictions of the Second Coming and rumors that the ancient Mayans have correctly predicted the end of the world in 2012 – this year! – business is booming at Hardened Structures, the world’s premiere builder of survival bunkers for the rich and famous:

“They all have a threat-event scenario,” says Brian Camden, owner of the Virginia Beach, Va. Company. “Whether it’s weapons of mass destruction, terrorist attack, nuclear bomb attack, the year 2012 or Nostradamus, it really doesn’t matter to us.”

While Camden won’t reveal his clients’ identities, rumors abound about super-shelters built for billionaires, movie stars, politicians and royals, like the King of Jordan and nobles in Saudi Arabia.

There is reportedly a bunker beneath Buckingham Palace and a shelter under Neverland Ranch, the former home of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

“People can live and survive in our shelters for as long as five years without coming out,” says Camden.

The posh bunkers range from 1,800 to 40,000 square feet, with prices beginning at $250 a square foot.

For the right price, shelters can come with luxurious accommodations, including a full kitchen, dining room and living room, complete with a couch and flat-screen TV. The shelter can also come equipped with observation towers and state-of-the-art communications via radio or computer.

The VIP suites can protect residents from nuclear radiation, biological weapons., chemical weapons and the dreaded EMP, the electromagnetic-pulse weapon. An EMP can fry all the circuits on anything electrical, from toaster to computers to automobiles and trucks.

“It could be just one EMP-fortified room or maybe all rooms, depending on whether the client wears a pacemaker,” says Camden.

Many customers want shelters that can save them from floods or tsunamis – even if they’re trapped underwater.

“They will need fast-acting valves, carbon-dioxide scrubbers and oxygen-making machines,” says Camden.

Workmen from other lands are brought in and transported, blind-folded to the super secret sites so that none who build it can find it again.

There have been rumors that some of the biggest underground survival bunkers contain small prisons inside where enemies can be kept or tortured and even a meditation room which can be used as a place to count and recount gold bars.

As for regular folks, Hardened Structures sells a $38,000 discount model – a pre-fabricated, disc shaped shelter for six.


bunker under house
A computer generated drawing showing an underground bunker that is secretly built under a family house. If the structure is destroyed by any threat event the family will survive in the bunker buried deep underground. Edit International

bee plaster
The "2012" Bunker: It has an observation tower with a 10,000 square foot bunker hidden underneath it. This latest bunker is designed to withstand whatever catastrophe that may take place. Edit International

Genesis inside1
Inside the Genesis bunker. Wealthy survivors will live in luxury. They will have full kitchen with dining room. Photo Edit International

Genesis bunker 2
Drawing of a completed Genesis bunker. Most accommodation will be below the blast proof roof. Edit International

Genesis inside2
A full communications room will be set up in the bunker, providing full computer and radio for contact to the outside world. Photo Edit International

Genesis inside3
Bunker bedroom will contain a large flat screen TV and a comfortable sofa. Photo Edit International

EMP protected room
This tight locking protected door opens into a room completely sheathed in expensive copper and containing secret devices. It will withstand the 'frying effect' of a feared EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse bomb)which kills of anything operating on electricity. Edit International

2012 bunker being covered
A cover layer of earth is being placed over the '2012' Bunker which is buried on top of a mountain. When the bunker is finished all earth used in the excavation will be place back to show the bunker never existed. Edit International

covering 2012 bunker
No local construction teams are allowed to be hired to work on a Hardened Structure bunker. They are flown in from all over the world and must sign strict non disclosure agreements. Edit International

construction worker
A construction worker stands in the center of an underground bunker's roof which will provide shelter and protection to those who can afford it. Edit International

The time it takes to build the bunker depends on its size and location but very much also on weather. If heavy machines that are always used cannot penetrate the area construction must halt until weather improves. Trouble is most bunkers are built deep in mountains. Edit International

Shelter for 500 people
This bunker built on top of a mountain will hold and protect 500 people. When it's completed and hidden below ground ll that will show is the tiny building on top. Edit International

shelter for 500 people 2
This photo shows the massive size of the soon to be underground secret 500-person bunker. Edit International

Hitlers bunker
The most famous bunker builder of all time was Nazi Germany's Adolph Hitler. Hundreds of thousands come to Berlin each year to go into the bunker in which he committed suicide. Photo by Martin Ferko, Edit International.

Hitlers bunker inside
The Hitler Bunker complex was protected by approximately 13 feet of concrete, and about 30 small rooms were distributed over two levels with exits into the main buildings and an emergency exit into the gardens. The Soviets destroyed much of Hitler's bunker but it's a favorite of tourists. Photo by Martin Ferko, Edit International

Fortified house
This fortified house can withstand hours of machine gun fire. Edit International

Nuclear bunker in Berlin
This nuclear bunker was built in Berlin in the days of the Cold War. It is designed to hold up to 3,500 persons. It had many modern designs but it didn't provide as much comfort as the bunkers built today. Photo by Martin Ferko, Edit International

Washinton D.C. bunker
This bunker is in the Washington, DC area. If you look closely you can see an exit door hidden far away from the bunker itself. Edit International

Ammunition bunker
This huge ammunition bunker is hidden beneath the earth and is one of many built by Hardened Structures for NATO forces. Edit International

NATO fortified hangar
Hardened Structures builds protected hangars for NATO and US fighter planes. This is a dangerous A10 'Wart Hog' tank buster plane just entering a hangar. Edit International

Genesis bunker1
The Genesis '2012' bunker and its modules look more like a submarine than an international space station. It's designed for rapid construction. Edit International

$38,000 Bunker
This is the round blast-proof roof of a $38,000 bunker.It's built far below. It can provide shelter for up to six people and protect them against nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. Edit International

undeground kitchen
A bunker kitchen with bank beds and all the appliances can be seen on this picture. The room is protected from nuclear, biological and chemical attacks.
Photo Edit International

Genesis inside4
Inside the bunker library are shelves holding hundreds of books and movies which will keep survivors occupied. Photo Edit International

door and windows
A small hardened concrete and steel structure provides an entrance and exit to a bunker. The windows are bullet proof. Photo Edit International

Genesis blueprint1
Steps lead down from the surface for survivors to enter and exit the bunker. One side is for eating and entertainment and the other side is for a quiet sleep. Photo Edit International

Genesis blueprint2
Steps lead down from the surface for survivors to enter and exit the bunker. One side is for eating and entertainment and the other side is for a quiet sleep. Photo Edit International

A peek into a doorway. Air ducts can be seen through the side door of a bunker. Photo Edit International