June 20, 2013

A California entrepreneur says that the future of the human race could depend on a doomsday shelter RV park that his company is building in Kansas.

Vivos founder and CEO Robert Vicino doesn't know if the apocalypse will come by way of nuclear war, meteorites or some other catastrophe but he's pretty sure the Vivos Survival Shelter and Resort he's building in 100-year-old man-made caves near Atchison will be the best place to survive.

"Perhaps an asteroid, perhaps something from space or maybe it's just the heating up of terrorism or nuclear event somewhere in the world," Vicino told KSHB. "We're becoming a modern day fortress or a citadel with ample security, fully underground storage and all the other amenities that are needed to survive."

The resort will include a bowling alley, a swimming pool with water slide, underground golf, archery, paintball, tennis and skateboard park and more.

But it all comes at a price. Customers will have to pay $1,000 per linear foot for their vehicle, plus $1,500 per person to cover one year worth of supplies. So a family of two adults and four children with a 27-foot RV would have to pay around $33,000.

In all, the resort will be able to hold around 1,000 RVs and 5,000 people. Construction is scheduled to begin in late August.

"I do believe I am on a mission and doing a spiritual thing," Vicino explained to The Associated Press. "We will certainly be part of the genesis."

Can you help us out?

For nearly 20 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.