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Mussolini's Secret Bunkers Are Opened

Visitors can now immerse themselves in 'darkest pages of our history'

(Newser) - As many as 12 World War II bunkers have been identified beneath the city of Rome, thought to have been built for Benito Mussolini or other party leaders, reports Business Insider . Three are now set to open to the public on Halloween; two were opened for a short time in... More »

Humanity's Survival Lies in ... Kansas Caves?

Caverns can host 1K RVs

(Newser) - There are only 1,000 parking spaces available, so you may want to get in on this quick: A California developer is turning a vast area of underground caverns into a post-apocalyptic shelter. The Atchison, Kansas, caves cover 45 acres and have room for 1,000 RVs; customers will be... More »

Mussolini's 'Most Secret' Bunker Revealed

It was found in 2011, and will open to public this summer

(Newser) - You'll soon be able to visit a manifestation of Benito Mussolini's paranoia: his "most secret" bunker, unearthed beneath his Rome headquarters in 2011 and just revealed. During the restoration of the 15th-century Palazzo Venezia, architect Carlo Serafini came upon a trap door, reports La Stampa by way... More »

Cops: Freed Alabama Boy 'Laughing, Playing'

Ethan reunited with mother after bunker ordeal

(Newser) - The 5-year-old Alabama boy freed in a raid that ended in kidnapper Jimmy Lee Dykes' death has been reunited with his mother after his weeklong ordeal in an underground bunker. Hours after the rescue, Ethan was "laughing, joking, playing, eating—the things that you would expect a normal 5-... More »

Abductor Dead, Child Safe in Alabama Standoff

A stun or flash grenade was used in the rescue: official

(Newser) - The former trucker who kidnapped a 5-year-old boy in Alabama is dead and the child is safe, Reuters reports. "It's all over," said a law enforcement official. "The boy is OK." Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, had seized the boy from a school bus last week... More »

Cops Pass Toys, Meds to 6-Year-Old Alabama Hostage

Suspect Jimmy Lee Dykes dodged court date in another shooting

(Newser) - The man suspected of holding a 6-year-old hostage in his Alabama bunker was due in court yesterday in a separate case: Jimmy Lee Dykes allegedly shot at his neighbors in a December property feud. A standoff between police and Dykes continues, with Dykes reportedly in the bunker with the boy.... More »

What in the World Got Built Beneath the White House?

First phase of the 'big dig' is over, but West Wing looks the same

(Newser) - Two years and $86 million later, a major White House construction project is over—but nothing, at least that we can see, appears to have changed, and an aura of mystery surrounds the proceedings, the AP reports. The "Big Dig," officially meant to upgrade aging utilities at the... More »

Suspected Killer Spent 8 Years Building Bunker

Peter Keller stocked it with generator, ammunition

(Newser) - Some 22 hours after they first located Peter Keller's mountainside bunker, tactical officers set off explosives and entered the dwelling, finding the 41-year-old dead of a self-inflicted gunshot. Keller is believed to have killed his wife and 18-year-old daughter in their home last weekend before fleeing to the bunker,... More »

Deputies Find Dead Body in Mountain Bunker

Seems Peter Keller shot himself during standoff with deputies

(Newser) - Authorities in Washington state say they've found a body in an elaborate bunker they had surrounded in the Cascade Mountains, and it appears to be that of a man wanted for killing his wife and teenage daughter last weekend. The King County Sheriff's Office sent word via Twitter... More »

Rent Hitler's 'Wolf's Lair'

Underground Nazi HQ is available for $139,000 a year

(Newser) - Looking for a secluded vacation spot? For $139,000 a year, you can rent the bunker complex used by Hitler during World War II, reports the Telegraph . Known as the Wolf's Lair, the 32-acre site was built in a Polish forest and became the central headquarters of the Nazi... More »

Flee 2012 Apocalypse in Porn Studio's Luxe Bunker

Will include bar, performance spaces, and there's space for fans

(Newser) - If you’re paranoid that the Mayans might have been right about the Dec. 21, 2012 apocalypse, then maybe you should start sucking up to the people at Pink Visual. The LA-based porn studio says it’s building a lavish “post-apocalyptic” bunker, complete with fully-stocked bars, performance stages, and... More »

Finally! Bargain Doomsday Bunkers Now Available

Stay alive underground for 6 months, for just $9,950

(Newser) - Good news: You don't have to be rich to have a bed in a doomsday bunker. Vivos, the maker of luxe shelters that cater to those fearing planet-busting volcanoes and asteroids, is now advertising "economy class" bunkers that cost less than half the price of their luxury rooms,... More »

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