Man didn't know he lived above a bomb shelter

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When Scot Simpson bought his circa 1953 house in Charlottte NC, little did he know that he would find an 8-by-12-foot bunker buried beneath his lawn mower shed.

"The bomb shelter was built about 1960 or 1961", said Earle Heath, who still lives next door. Heath was 12 or 13 back then. "The owner of the house was in the construction business", he said, "and sent workers over to dig the hole and pour the concrete".

That would have been just before the Cuban missile crisis, when many Americans feared nuclear Armageddon.

Simpson would like to get rid of the poured concrete and steel bunker, but doesn't know what's involved in getting rid of it.

Source: Charlotte Observer


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if you didnt go and tell the wife thats where you could have stored your massive porn collection,,, damnit looks the attic will have to do
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unless it presents a danger, such as collapse, deteriorated steps or interior, ground water flooding, etc. I'd use it for all sorts of stuff. Root cellar, storage, office space, man cave... Armageddon insurance.
If you must get rid of it, the easiest and cheapest way is to back fill it with sand. By doing so, you'll be eliminating a hazard and preserving a pretty cool piece of history.
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Why would anyone want to get rid of a bomb shelter? I wish I could afford what was handed to him for nothing. That shelter will save his life one day, guaranteed!

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@ sid morrison

You didn't, and apologies if you were miffed by my bringing up facts relevant to the state of paranoia that existed at the time. Simply put, the nuclear arms race was a direct result of deliberate intelligence manipulation by the USAF - that's where the 'too many' missiles came from. A falsehood created a false perception which lead to/fed the nuclear paranoia of the times.

I'll stop now, because this is sounding too familiar.

Beige alert! Beige alert!
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@munky-
When did I ever discuss the veracity of any missle gap? It doesn't take too many missles lobbed in each direction to kill millions of people. The existence or not of a gap was irrelevant. What was there on each side was plenty you cause a whole lot of damage if somebody unstable got an itchy trigger or a rogue element got control or a launch site somewhere. The thought of nuclear war (limited or not) was not a crazy paranoid delusion, especially in October of 1962.
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