Kansas man selling 'doomsday' missile silo from nuclear age - KCTV5

Man selling 'doomsday' missile silo from nuclear age

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Jeff Flaningham owns a unique part of American history that sits underneath a field in central Kansas.

But he is wanting to part with it. He is hoping someone will want to spend $425,000 to buy a super fortified underground bunker.

There are 72 of these type of decommissioned missile silos across the United States, and 12 of them are in Kansas.

"One of the most secure hardened structures ever built by man," Flaningham said. He hails from Wisconsin.

KCTV5 received an exclusive tour of this unique property. Watch the video to see inside the silo.

The massive, secure and expensive missile silos were built discretely in spots like the middle of Kansas. Flaningham's is 17 stories deep.

"There was an elevator in here that would raise the missile to the surface," he said. "There were scenarios that came very close to a retaliatory strike, but luckily cooler heads prevailed. And we get to enjoy this stuff today."

So who would enjoy owning a missile silo? With Mayans and others predicting the end of the world, Flaningham is hoping there's a market.

"Survivalists, conspiracy theorists, doomsdayers, there (are) any number of people," he said. "It's one of the safest places you can own on the face of the planet and an excellent spot to build any type of luxury living that would consider building above ground."

It also comes complete with its own escape hatch.

"This is the ultimate big guy fort," Flaningham said.

KCTV5 received an exclusive tour of this unique property. Watch the video to see inside the silo.

Click here to see Flaningham's eBay ad.

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