If you are worried about a zombie apocalypse, here’s a great underground property for sale in southern Arizona.
It doesn’t have any bedrooms or bathrooms but does come with a launchpad. A former underground Titan missile silo east of Picacho Peak can be yours for $395,000.
The site that once housed a Titan II nuclear missile comes with almost 13 acres near Highway 79 and Panther Butte Road.
The underground silo was built during the Cold War. The Titan II missile program began in 1963. It was decommissioned in the 1980s.
The U.S. once had more than 50 Titan II missile sites, with 18 of them in southern Arizona. One is now home to the Titan Missile Museum in Sahuarita.
Most of the others near Tuscon are privately owned, according to the Arizona Daily Star.
Grant Hampton of Realty Executives, who has the listing for the unusual Arizona property, said the current owner went in and opened the blast doors to find a “time capsule” of when the missile was live.
Robert Ellis bought the missile site for $200,000 in 2003, according to public real estate records. He purchased it from the owner who had bought it from the government.
Hampton was working with a Seattle buyer but that deal didn’t go through.
He usually sells homes in the Tucson area and said like in metro Phoenix, demand for houses is climbing higher than supply.
He said he’s getting about 30 to 40 calls a day about the missile site listed earlier this week.
“This property was once one of the most top-secret of government assets and is now ready to fulfill a new mission,” according to Hampton’s listing. “That mission is for you to define amongst the limitless scenarios. Secure storage facility? Underground bunker? Remarkable residence?”
Or a zombie-proof compound.
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