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A Texas-based doomsday bunker company has seen a huge spike in sales since Russia declared war and invaded Ukraine last week.
The owner of Rising S Bunkers, which sells survival shelters ranging from a $39,500 ‘mini bunker’ to an $8.35million ‘aristocrat’ bunker that fit up to 44 people, said sales have ‘increased astronomically over the last few days.’
General Manager Gary Lynch told The Sun that demand is up 1,000 per cent since Thursday. ‘Typically, I’ll sell between two and six shelters a month – and usually winter is a quiet time for us.’
Lynch sold five units alone on Thursday, the first day of the invasion, and has resorted to buying more supplies from a hardware store to keep up with the rapidly increasing demand.
‘The phone hasn’t stopped ringing and we’ve been sending out so many quotes,’ he told the Sun. The Texas-based company has received inquires from all the world, including Italy, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Japan, and Canada, as well as across the US. ‘The interest isn’t just isolated to the US, it’s everywhere,’ he said.
Lynch also said that most of the interest in doomsday bunkers are coming from customers who are afraid Russia will expand its invasion to other countries outside of Ukraine that could prompt another World War.
A Texas-based doomsday bunker company has seen a huge spike in sales since Russia declared war and invaded Ukraine last week and have products that feature living rooms and laundry rooms
It can also feature different styles and setups. General Manager Gary Lynch sold five units alone on Thursday, the first day of the invasion and has resorted to buying more supplies from a hardware store to keep up with the rapidly increasing demand from across the world
The bunkers can be customizable to fit all types of aesthetics
Bunkers don’t have to be plain steel and can feature comfortable furniture and painted walls
Many bunkers come with bunk bed style housing to fit a maximum amount of people
Some bunkers come equipped with a life of luxury and feature different sized pools
The more expensive bunkers can also come equipped with a theater
The bunkers can feature benches and security doors to all types of needs
Lynch said their fears are justified, saying: ‘Just look at what’s going on. [Vladimir Putin] is threatening nuclear war, saying it would be something the world has never seen.
‘The world has seen Hiroshima. And if what they are threatening is worse than that then, by all means, we should all be worried,’ he told the Sun.
This isn’t the first time the company has seen an increase in demand for their all-steel underground bunkers, storm rooms, and bomb shelters as the threat of nuclear war has increased in the previous years, but Lynch said the Ukraine situation is unprecedented and fears are high.
‘Don’t make fun of or criticize people that have valid fears,’ Lynch said. ‘They want nothing more than to protect their loved ones in a terrible, terrible time. The only way you can prepare yourself to fail is by not preparing.’
The company’s bunkers are buried 11 feet under the ground and can be outfitted with grow rooms for food, fitness centers, elevators, swimming pools, sauna, theaters, firing ranges, bowling allies, laundry rooms, and more.
Customers have ranged from professional athletes to celebrities to politicians to tech companies, according to the Sun.
Rising S Bunkers has also sent safety shelters to Ukraine for the nation’s military since 2019. The shelters could be easily taken down, according to the website.
The cheapest model is a $39,500 ‘mini bunker’ that features double bunk beds, a shower, and a composting toilet
An $85,500 model features four bunk beds and a queen-size bed, as well as a TV/DVD combo and food storage
This 288,000 bunker has two double beds and two queens, as well as closets, a composting toilet, and a painted interior
A $1million bunker called the ‘Fortress’ can fit up to 42 bunk-style beds and 15 queen-sized beds and has 15 private bedrooms
Rising S Bunkers most expensive bunker retails for $8.35million and can fit up to 44 people and has a gym, swimming pool, bowling, laundry room, and more
‘Since late 2019, Rising S Company was contracted to create multiple quick-up shelters that can be built, then taken down and moved quickly,” the site read. ‘These shelters not only protect the Ukrainian forces from the Russian attack led by Putin but can also help when positioning and strength is needed quickly and efficiently.’
New blasts rocked Kyiv tonight after Russia was slammed as ‘barbaric’ for bombing a TV tower near the Babyn Yar holocaust memorial in Kyiv on the site of one of the biggest single massacres of Jews during the Holocaust.
Several of the city’s neighborhoods are currently under attack, according to local reports. The Kyiv Independent reported at 11.29 local time that Russian bombs have struck Vyshneve, a town outside the capital.
It also said the residential neighborhoods of Rusanivka, Kurenivka and Boiarka – as well as the area near Kyiv International Airport – were coming under attack. Rusanivka in particular is very central.
It also reported a loud explosion was heard at Bila Tserkva, a city in Kyiv Oblast, when a duel depot was attacked, according to the UNIAN news agency.
The locations of the reported attacks suggest Russian forces are tonight closing in from multiple sides of the capital, particularly from the west. They come as a 40-mile long Russian military convoy inches closer to Kyiv.
The bunkers are buried 11 feet under the ground to protect ultimate safety
The bunkers are also made of steel and can be shipped anywhere in the world
According to a British correspondent in the city, a new round of explosions were heard at around 10.50 local time. ‘Sounds of heavy explosions in #Kyiv just now,’ journalist Sara Firth tweeted.
Elsewhere, at least three people were killed and 10 houses destroyed in an airstrike in the city of Zhytomyr – around 85 miles west of Kyiv – at 10.16pm, according to Ukraine’s emergency services. More might still be trapped in the rubble, the state emergency services said in a Tweet.
Earlier, explosions erupted around the capital’s 1,300 foot TV tower, built by the ravine where nearly 34,000 Jews were killed by SS troops in two days in 1941 during Adolf Hitler’s campaign against the Soviet Union.
At least two large blasts were seen near the foot of the tower, around three miles from central Kyiv, around 5.30pm local time. The first missile struck the TV tower but the second hit the memorial.
At least five people were killed in the latest onslaught which came just hours after Russia told Ukrainian civilians to evacuate because it was about to begin bombarding ‘strategic’ targets. Footage of the immediate aftermath of the explosions showed bodies in the streets below.
It was not immediately clear whether the tower had been the target of the strikes, or whether they had been targeting nearby buildings. The tower remained standing, but several state broadcasts went off air.
Smoke rises around Kyiv’s main television tower after several explosions near the base of it on Tuesday afternoon
Smoke is seen rising from Kyiv’s main TV tower after it was hit by Russian bombs on Tuesday afternoon