If you’ve ever wanted to own your own missile base, this is your chance.
This is the first in a series of articles featuring bunkers that are available for sale in the US and around the word right now. Join us at Rob Raskin’s Millionaire Survivalist next week to learn about more properties that are currently listed. In this week’s installment: an Indiana missile base.
Indiana sits on the New Madrid Fault Line, and it’s one of the most densely populated states, so it’s not ideal for survival. However, if you’re from the Hoosier State and you’re determined to remain a Hoosier supporter no matter what, you’re in luck because an underground missile silo has hit the market.
This particular base was designed to be large enough to contain a 41-foot Nike missile that would rise via a hydraulic elevator, and the fallout shelter on the site is large enough for the 100 soldiers who were once stationed there, along with a 60-day supply of food, water, and other supplies. The site was active until March 1970, when it was transferred to a private owner, who bought the launching area in 1979. This owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, is now ready to move on from the property after his wife’s passing.
Imagine how much living space that could mean for you after TEOTWAWKI.
About Project Nike and the Base
Project Nike was first proposed in May 1945, and it was named after Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. The goal of the project was to develop an anti-aircraft missile system. This is where many rocket technologies and systems were originally developed. A number of these were also named after the goddess, including the Nike Smoke rocket and the Nike Hercules missile.
Dillsboro’s Nike Missile Base # CD-63 was originally constructed in 1958, during the Cold War era. The base was one of three hundred that were built around the country’s major industrial and urban areas in 29 states, which were known as “Rings of Fire.” These were meant to protect these areas from the Soviets.
How powerful were the Nike Hercules missiles? So powerful they could be fired up to 150,000 feet. They were armed with nuclear warheads and designed to intercept enemy bombers that were 75 miles away. This was critical at the time because our country’s defense strategists believed the Soviets would—and could—send their bombers to the U.S.
In interesting bit of trivia about the base: on November 14, 1960, local newspapers reported that radars picked up a UFO in the skies above the base, an allegation a Nike executive officer later denied.
If you’re ready to take your chances with population density, a fault line, and a possible alien invasion, this may be your future dream home.
Nike Missile Base # CD-63 is located at 8854 State Route 262, Dillsboro, IN 47018. The property features 10 buildings and three missile silos, and it sits on 14.58 acres. Remember, these buildings were originally designed for military use, so they were built to last, using high-strength concrete that was considered at that time to be the top-of-the-line.
The house was converted in 1979, and there are still many elements of the seventies present, including gold swirl mirror tiles on the walls that surround the groovy hot tub and the vintage Corvette that sits near the swimming pool.
The fully-functional underground home also contains:
- A 23’ x 14’ indoor swimming pool
- An elevator
- A sump pump
- A sauna
- Two bedrooms
- A hot tub
- A 14’ x 19’ aquarium, which is attached to the pool
- Three horse stalls
- 32’ x 40’ horse stables
- A tack room
- Hay storage
- A full bathroom
- An eight-foot barbed wire fence
- An above-ground auto shop
- Many other features!
There are also two other missile silos on the property that are ready to be converted into living spaces. If you love a challenge, this fixer-upper will be the challenge of a lifetime—one that could end up being longer because of it after the SHTF.
The property is being represented by Jay Knowles of Keller Williams. Rob Raskin’s Millionaire Survivalist reached out to Mr. Knowles for more information about the property, but as of press time he has still not responded. In an article in the Indy Star, Mr. Knowles said he has a couple of buyers who have already shown interest.
If you want to take a look at this property, you’d better act fast!
This isn’t the only missile silo currently for sale in Indiana, but it is currently the best deal. Don’t forget to check back next week to learn about more available post-apocalypse properties in the US.
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