Texas Community Goes Underground For Doomsday Prep

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Some upper-income Texans are headed down below, not Australia, but below the surface.

An investor group is planning for a doomsday scenario by building a $300 million luxury community replete with underground homes. There will also be air-lock blast doors designed for people worried about a dirty bomb or other disaster and off-grid energy and water production.

The development, called Trident Lakes, is northeast of Dallas.

Residents will enjoy an equestrian center, 18-hole golf course, polo fields, zip lines and gun ranges. Retail shops, restaurants and a row of helipads are also in the works. For those looking to “get away,” they’ll also be able to enjoy three white sand beaches and a neighborhood spa.

“We’ve evolved it into long-term sustainability instead of a survival community,” Trident Lakes CEO Jim O’Connor told the Houston Chronicle, adding that the 400 planned condos will house about 1,600 people. “The concept is to build a community that will last two centuries or longer. That means we’re looking at designs that include earth structures that won’t be exposed to the elements.”

Residents will first be able to move-in possibly as soon as 2018, O’Connor said, with construction slated to potentially begin next year.

“It’s not just a hole in the ground to hide in — it’s going to be one of the most plush resorts in all of Texas, if not America,” Trident Lakes spokesperson Richie Whitt told the Sherman Herald Democrat.

“People are getting fearful of this world — there’s ISIS, there are things like Zika virus to race relation and the police brutality they see on TV — people are nervous. People want a place they can have safety for themselves and for the future of their families,” Whitt added. “If need be, it’s going to be one of the safest places on Earth.”

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  1. Rick Saphire says:

    How many people are in this investor group. This story is filler and has no place as a headline on Drudge.

    1. Paul Roth says:

      Actually, Drudge gets to decide what goes on Drudge, not you.

    2. Roger Smith says:

      Drudge IS headlines (and other links). Create your own news aggregate if you want to dictate what goes on the site.

  2. Neuro Mancer says:

    Living underground like moles?

    Well, OK. I suppose for this crowd that it’s better than living above ground like rats.

    1. James Tabone says:

      Eventually transforming into “morloks.”

      1. John Icard says:

        I served 20 years on a nuclear submarine with two crews. Living was not fun.

      2. Excellent reference. 🙂

    2. I don’t think the rich will like living underground, unless of course, it’s too dangerous above ground. Still, they’ll be entirely on their own without facilities to produce food, medicine, or provide medical services except for the doctors that live there. Its seems far more efficient to build a underground shelter in the event it’s needed, most likely for a tornado.

  3. Gee, 50 million Democrat welfare dependents aren’t going to flood that site if SHTF, will they?

    1. Roger Smith says:

      If you give them the credit for even knowing about it you’re being far too generous.

  4. Pete Dosado says:

    I opt not to join this community; they appear to be self-indulgent selfish people that will kick others off the last available lifeboat in order to save themselves!

    1. Roger Smith says:

      I must have missed the clause/paragraph that makes it mandatory. Thanks, I’ll look again. smh

    2. I doubt that you would be invited

  5. Fools. Good to see someone ripping off people who have so much money they don’t know what to do with it.

    It will never be built — but I hope the developer rips off these idiots ASAP.

    1. Looks like someone got a hold of the Clinton donor list.. Oh well.. out of sight out of mind.

  6. I wonder if any have ever read the short story, “The Mask of the Red Death”. or, another way of putting it, “you can run, but you can’t hide”…..

  7. John Seymore says:

    C’mon Matt Drudge…the main headline? This is pure drivel…

    1. Check out the “credentials” of this Jim O’Connor yahoo —

      https://www.linkedin.com/in/tdmcmgr

    2. Drudge trying to scare you with a dumb local story

  8. take the Bush and Clinton families with you, along with virtually all of the other politicians (term for someone incapable of holding a real job), then we can see how the bunker busting bombs really work. Thank you losers, Trump can handle everything just fine up here…

  9. Vico Confino says:

    If we the people cannot live together and enjoy life above ground, what makes you think we can live together underground?
    The planet Mars would be a far better choice.
    Personally I purchased a beautiful ceramic urn 15 years ago.
    It’s safe, quiet, dark and private. It will be heavenly..
    No taxes and best of all and no politicians to govern my after life..
    Vico Confino
    Perspicacious soothsayer

  10. Very interesting story. I grew up with bomb shelters during the cold war. A lot of ordinary people built them, but the guys in charge of war built massive complexes under Washington all the way to White Sulfur Springs, (for members only) Then came the nuclear clock for a few years only it lost all credibility for its timekeepers kept inching it closer to Doomsday the more Ronald Reagan declawed the USSR, rendering both them and the clock moot by 1992. ow thatRight on cue, now that a no-nonsense Republican has been elected after 8 years of what will go down as utter incompetence in foreign affairs has brought the world closer to war (even hard core Lefies agree that was where HRC was taking us) we see really dim bulbs fleeing for their lives.

  11. Ed Cole says:

    So many places for me spend my lottery fortune. So few chances I’ll win….

  12. North east of Dallas good to know.
    In a real end of the world situation all that happens is the thugs show up with guns…drag your fat azz out into the street and take what used to be yours.
    Rick grimes and Negan say thank you and GTFO

    1. Roger Smith says:

      Yeah. I’ll bet they haven’t given a thought about security. lol

  13. Paul Legault says:

    Except for a few rich elites, I would bet my last dollar that the majority of the 50,000,000 DemocRAT voters haven’t got two cents to rub together and depend on the state for the food they put on the their table.

  14. OK, so you’re protected from diseases and threats from the outside, but do you really want to share a sealed environment with super-rich but morally bankrupt people like Bill and Hillary Clinton, Mark Cuban, Jeffrey Epstein, Cher, and Madonna? Not me!

  15. Sal Bando says:

    What if the community gets infested with Morlocks. Then what?

  16. Stan Dupp says:

    An underground golf course? That’s a first.

  17. Jim Haines says:

    It looks like the Devil’s Trident.
    “They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?”
    -Rev 6:16,17

  18. You can’t be both a secure survival facility and a resort class environment. Not with current technology. This is a cash grab. A Ponzi Scheme. Nothing more.

    1. Roger Smith says:

      I’ll bet no one ever accused you of thinking outside the box. Or possibly ‘ever’ doing so.

  19. Mark Meyer says:

    What if you are riding your horse or playing golf when the bomb goes off? Oops

  20. What a wonderful solution to the world’s problems for those with resources – live in a bunker! A nice bunker, to be sure, but actually a self-imposed prison! Our great affluence has veered us away from dealing with reality as it is into a descent into madness!

  21. John Trapp says:

    In case they missed it, Trump won the election not Hillary. Iran will not be getting nukes, nor will a war with Russia be starting anytime soon.

  22. Jeff Yorton says:

    Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” Revelation 6:15-17

  23. Wait a minute, didn’t obama say that new places being built were going to have to start accepting section 8?

    “reallocate funding for Section 8 housing to punish suburbs for being too white and too wealthy.
    The scheme involves super-sizing vouchers to help urban poor afford higher rents in pricey areas.”

    1. Roger Smith says:

      Wait staff and service employees will be barracked in the lower levels.

  24. doggeatdogg says:

    Well, since the poor folks are not invited, I want to know who is going to do the cooking and the cleaning. Will they have lawns down there, because Jose is not mowing it. But let them build their caves because that will be the first place flooded as it collapses around them, hopefully the exits first.

  25. Cmon Drudge, this kooky dev should not be a font page story. Im not scared

  26. Rule Number One of your secret End-Times ultra-super-duper survival facility…. publish its exact location online for the whole world to see and make absolutely certain everyone knows how much you’re spending, who’s in it, how it’s designed, and what the potential gains are for anyone looking to hit some fat old white people. Thanks for the heads up guys!

  27. Diane Diehl says:

    The developers must be 45 years old or less – for many of us who lived through the nuclear drills in elementary school and I remember the entire city of Topeka Kansas had to evacuate – man, as a kid I remember it took hours in traffic jams – awful! To today a note to all – you will be wasting your money unless you like living in a hole. It was worse in my days as a kid – nuclear destruction was real. So relax waste your money for most who will buy have zillions of dollars and what better place to dump your money.

  28. Typical, these rich people mess everything up then want a place to run and hide when their stupidity comes back to roost.

  29. Diane Dina says:

    Getting globalists underground is a great start.

  30. Woody Canady says:

    Give me a break! Once this brain fart goes financially array, these investors will be asking the Right for financial help. Damn fools!!!

  31. They have always said that everything grows bigger or better in Texas and that includes fools too. While they are digging a hole to stick their heads in, everyone else is figuring out how to live with the anxieties of making peace with people who do not profit from peace.

  32. heartpursuer says:

    No mention of a Starbucks. Shocking lapse.

  33. What happens if they are out of town when trouble occurs?

    1. Roger Smith says:

      They will text the wait staff to unplug the iron.

  34. Hmmmm; Bunker busters dropped from 65,000 feet, that should do it. 😉

  35. Thanks! Now I know where to go if disaster strikes, and I won’t be knocking on the door politely.

  36. There are suckers born every minute. These people can be lured into anything. Bring on the floods and quakes…

  37. I think being prepared is always a good thing, since the 1960s our government has been building underground cities and bunkers, there are several private companies doing the same, countries like China and Russia have build bunkers for their people. There is something that will come to destroy us, it may come from the sky or a country , but it will come! Try to reme mbered one thing while other countries are building shelters, our government is building FEMA camps and has spent your tax dollars on plastic coffins by the millions !

  38. The residents are just going to try to get away from the violent liberals.

  39. You cant hide from God when he comes….. Your underground city wont save you from him…

  40. Rick Brown says:

    Fine. You run. I believe God wants us to do the right thing and we can. When we get rid of the shenanigans the liberals have brought unto our WORLD, a Godless world, we will prevail. It is a fight over satan and his minions and it is already prophesied that God WILL win.

  41. Getting ready for President Clinton?

  42. hitrestart1 says:

    Sounds like one giant “safe space” for Snowflakes.

  43. Bob Redman says:

    They will go mad and kill each other off while the radioactive clouds swirl outside.

  44. Tom Ward says:

    Rather have a direct hit on my house thank you.

  45. jmorlife63 says:

    Not so sustainable and may “evolve” into a very large lake upon a flood or earthquake. Thanks but no thanks, I’ll pass.

  46. David Gouge says:

    “Residents will enjoy an equestrian center, 18-hole golf course, polo fields, zip lines and gun ranges. Retail shops, restaurants and a row of helipads are also in the works.”

    President-elect Trump already more jobs for people than Obama ever dreamed of.

  47. timefortrump says:

    A better name for it “Delicate Snowflake Village”

  48. George Craig says:

    I remember a few years ago, a government study gave odds of dying in various ways. Naturally, heart disease, cancer, car crashes, etc. were high on the list. However, death by a civilization-ending meteorite was surprisingly high on the list, at just over 11,000 to 1. The evidence is getting pretty overwhelming that just 13,000 years ago, a meteorite hit took out the entire Clovis Native American civilization, which spanned all of North America. Unfortunately, Texas would be a very bad choice to survive such an event. The odds are 80% in favor of a meteorite hitting in the ocean. The resulting tidal wave would drown everything less than 400-1000 feet above sea level, depending on the size and composition of the asteroid or comet.

  49. Get with it people. If GOD were to allow it I would rather be with him (or her) rather than.with some power hungry idiots who think they are better than others. What God allows I support. Remember it was Divine Intervention that helped elect Trump.

  50. Ray Flo says:

    rich but dumb. Now everyone know where the booty is.

  51. The movie, “Blast from the Past”, comes to mind.
    The USA that THEY will come out of their holes to find though will be a radioactive wasteland,
    and THEY will be on the menu. And all the king’s horses and all the king’s men will not be able to keep them out of the bellies of the zombie cannibal “survivors”. Now the movie, “The Road” comes to mind. Watching too much Hollyweird Garbage!

  52. If you are not willing to profile people because of political correctness, (we can’t offend anyone, that might hurt someone’s feelings. After all that’s not the kind of people we are.) then I’m going to be better off digging my own ditch and hiding in it, than spend millions of $$ to be trapped in a post apocalyptic underground community with jihadist’s hell bent on poisoning our air supply and chopping off infidels heads. A recipe for disaster.

  53. Warren Rose says:

    They need to stop the building and give all that money to the less fortunate illegal aliens they love so much and want the citizens to support.

  54. let’s see;
    When times get rough, everything needed for life gets scarce, you want to live in a community of people whose one unifying characteristic is an obsession to preserve their life and comfort at all costs.
    Bon apetite.

  55. Hillary Clinton Coughing Rap!! Montage!

    NEW HILLARY CLINTON LIES VIDEO—HILARIOUS!!

    Wow! VP Debate w GOAT SCREAMS! Funny!

    Hillary Clinton in THE EXORCIST! Funny!

  56. These days it seems improbable that the US would face a attack from a standoff situation. With the exception of Russia it would be suicide for a country to attack the US. The US today has enough conventional firepower to pulverize them without having send in single person on the ground in. Also consider the fact that the US is making a lot of progress with missile defense.

  57. Lib Serum says:

    Mostly I’m against Libs getting hysterical, but in this case their wild fantasies mean CONSTRUCTION JOBS for good people! So COME ON wackos! Lets build that bunker!

  58. If these liberal scoundrels refuse to work and play well with Americans, cover over this “underground community” with concrete and then turn it into a toxic waste dump.

  59. iambicpentamaster says:

    I was born in Texas and lived there in the 90’s.

    I’m not about to slum underground with those lefties.

    Enjoy your fire ants!

  60. Roger Smith says:

    Move over Boardwalk. Trident Lakes is now the hottest property on the Monopoly ™ board.

  61. Justin Tyme says:

    I wonder how much it cost them to get this advertisement headlined at drudge?

  62. Where will their food supply come from should a major catastrophe occur that has devastated everything and earths recovery will take years.

  63. I wonder if any of them have thought about their eternal destiny….. Our souls live forever; either in heaven or in hell.

    How can I be saved?:

    https://grandmageri422.me/2015/04/08/how-can-i-be-saved/

    MARANATHA!

  64. Sukie Tawdry says:

    The 1950’s bomb shelter craze writ large. I’m sure it will be a smashing success, fellas.

  65. Kerwin Hieb says:

    But, but, but dat be racissss…!

  66. Erik Norton says:

    Love the idea but should consider name change to ‘Terminus’.

  67. Hey, didn’t they hear? Hillary was beaten. She’s toast. No need to flee underground, or anywhere for that matter. Ding Dong the Witch is Dead.

  68. Ed Smith says:

    We must not allow a mineshaft gap! (with a golf course).

  69. Don’t be one of the people being misled by antiquated and obsolete survival strategies that long since have evolved. Most of the information out there is not based on solid research and will be more likely to get you killed than to help you. These people are literally wasting their money and not getting the security they think they are buying because they have gotten some very bad advice. I recommend everyone read the LMS’ short five part series as a basic primer on prepper relocation and survival redoubts before beginning any planning The information completely upends the old paradigms regarding what works and doesn’t. In short, you are at a huge disadvantage if you are not up to date on the latest survival strategies. See the information here: http://www.lastminutesurvival.com/?s=prepper+relocation It really is some eye opening, must have information.

  70. When the world goes up in flames their will be no place to hide. This article has told the world where the food, water and safety will be. Good luck holding on to bunker. As long as you live outside a metropolitan area and have the basics for survival you will be able to exist, on what level who knows.

  71. Tim Brew says:

    A sociological science experiment: After they enter cover the door with tons of earth and seal it with concrete wait five or so years then reopen it to see what happened.

  72. once they lock themselves in, cover it with dirt, rocks, cement, anything you can get your hands on and let them toast each other in their toumb

  73. Shane Connor says:

    Unfortunately, most erroneously assume that it’s futile to ever try and survive nukes and if you ever could it’d take an expensive bunker to do so. Reality is 90% of the expected casualties from the initial flash/blast and fallout later are easily avoidable, but only if you know what to do and not do beforehand. Tragically, too few do. Google GoodNewsNuke for proof.

  74. Bill Wellman says:

    this reminds me of an older favorite movie “blast from the past”

  75. What happens to Huma now? Does she reconcile with Anthony or is it over?

  76. Buddy Ruff says:

    Folks have suggested for years that those of us on the southern Plains live underground. Of course, that was mostly to stay cool in the summer and be able to ride out the tornadoes in the spring.

  77. Don Graves says:

    If liberal democrats have decent representation in this completed venture, it is doomed to fail. Good thing there is a gun range.

  78. This is a defense against nuclear doomsday.

    Hillary lost. There’s not going to be a war with Russia. This development is now worthless.

  79. Rick Stevens says:

    A sad development. Pun intended.

  80. Also known as: “Ground Zero”. You make a hideous Mess, and believe you can ‘escape’
    underground? You are as stupid, as you are cowardly. There is NO ‘refuge’ for you in this
    Nation. But Google Earth has done a ‘noto bene’ on your proposed location, for future
    ‘targeting’. Thanks for the Coordinates.

  81. Tou Parish says:

    Fear in this world has been formented by George Soros and his band of MSM reporters who have pitted black against white, left against right.

  82. It would be a shame if a major earthquake converted the place into a tomb.

  83. Herb Mayr says:

    “If need be, it’s going to be one of the safest places on Earth.”
    LOL Sure,,,now that you’ve told the world where the cookie jar will be?

  84. Roger Smith says:

    Wow. What a bunch of hate-filled (envious) whiners commenting. Must be all that govt cheese you’ve been eating. Btw, fyi, on Jan 21, 2017, Trump is going to take back all of your Obamaphones and EBT cards.

  85. I’m sure there will be accommodations for low-income families…after all Obama and Hillary would not have it any other way. “Low income housing” sounds differently when the taxpayers are removed from the equation.

  86. ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY!

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

    1. Gus Levy says:

      Actually, you’re pretty close to getting what you want. Unfortunately for you, the separation will be based on Net Worth rather than by Race. Rich folk like other Rich folk regardless of race…

  87. you gotta come out sometime and its going to be a lot less than 200 years..

  88. This is AWESOME.

    Think about how much extra this complex will cost to build. That is all extra money going from the super-rich nut class to the working class. The ultimate redistribution of wealth. And they are doing it on there own.

  89. Gus Levy says:

    I feel like this was a classic Twilight Zone episode where the twist at the end was that the people who survived wished that they had died instead. All I can think is….wouldn’t it be better to buy a beach house in Cabo? It’s not like the Chinese, Russians, or whomever are going to waste a nuke on Baja California…

  90. I think ALL DEMOCRAT supporters of Hillary should go under ground.. AND STAY THERE.

  91. theotherhanddude says:

    Robin Williams once said cocaine was God’s way of saying, you’re making too much money.
    This is about people with more money than common sense.

  92. HaHaHa! Any doomsday scenario imaginable that requires moving underground means most of the 700 nuclear reactors in the USA have melted down. How do you escape that by moving underground? Live like a rodent the rest of your life and never see the Sun again? Better have a very big supply of vitamin D supplements down there.

  93. It is supposedly “sustainable”. Really? When food and water are no longer delivered. how many of these elitists are willing to do the physical work needed to survive? How many know how to kill chickens or hogs? Are there any provisions for raising their own food? This place is “sustainable” only until they have to work to survive.

  94. So when the next big quake seals them underground, can we consider them buried for good?

  95. Good. I am glad they will be providing for the rest of us when the balloon goes up. They won’t be hard to find. Think of the thousands of lives they will help. After the are overrun and killed. I love articles like these that tell me where to start looking for food when I need it.

  96. I have to preface this by saying I am some what of a prepper too. But these people who think they can live underground are delusional, the move “Dirty Dozen” comes to mind. Lee Marvin tells Jim Brown “They gotta breathe don’t they?” and then dumps gas down the air vent and sets them off with hand grenades. These people will run out of air when the generators run out of fuel or someone clogs the vent holes, very dumb.

  97. Carol Rogers says:

    I don’t like closed spaces and what about an earthquake.

  98. Jerry Hall says:

    So this is where Jules Verne’s Morlocks….(hideous underground creatures of the future depicted in his novel, “The Time Machine”, got their beginning… lol

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