At some point in between 250 and 900 A.D., the ancient Mayan civilization predicted that the world would come to an end on December 21, 2012. Their calendar is said to end on that date, which was the only stop in the more than 5000 years listed. Recently a movie starring John Cusack and Amanda Peet came out called 2012 which was about the world ending due to the predicted floods and natural disasters. The movie did really well at the box office, showing that Americans are very interested in the possible end date that the Mayans come up with.
It should be no surprise that a company has begun selling Doomsday shelters for those looking to survive a possible apocalyptic event. A company called Vivos has begun developing a network of underground shelters that certainly have a pool of investors clamoring for their own safe haven in case of a disaster. According to the aforementioned article, Vivos is preparing more than 20 shelters that can house 200 people apiece nearest to major U.S. cities. The shelters will have enough food to feed the occupants for a year and will be luxury accommodations for the utmost comfort. The shelters are also said to be airtight, making any kind of natural disaster, nuclear conflict or other such event totally avoidable.
Another article about Vivos shelters cites that the company can make shelters that can house from 10 to 2,000 people and allows them to “live underground for one to five years with power, food, water and filtered air.” Some critics say that these shelters are pretty unnecessary, particularly when compared to the Cold War era, when bomb shelters were relatively commonplace. Either way you look at it, these structures are rather impressive, even though they’re expensive. The costs can range from $400,000 to upwards of $40 million dollars.