Aug 8, 2013 8:46 PM by Jay Kohn - MTN News

Craigslist offering Montana fallout shelters for sale

BILLINGS - For $1.5 million dollars, you could be the proud owner of four underground fallout shelters in Montana's Paradise Valley.

That offering featured on Craigslist, is turning heads and reviving memories of the Church Universal & Triumphant.

The church moved its headquarters to the Corwin Springs area in 1986, and shortly thereafter it's spiritual leader Elizabeth Claire Prophet had revelations of a coming nuclear war with the Soviet Union.

As church members began to relocate to Montana, the church built a series of ten bomb shelters and began stockpiling food supplies.

The predicted "apocalypse" did not materialize, and in 2009 Prophet passed away.

Today the church continues to operate from its Paradise Valley headquarters, and apparently is now trying to sell four of its underground shelters.

The four bunkers are made of reinforced concrete, and are located on 12.5 acres.

Originally designed for 180+ people, they come complete with backup power, fresh well water and gravity fed septic systems.

The original listing was for $1.8 million, but a special summer deal has reduced that price to $1.5 million.

MTN News did try to contact Church officials today to confirm the listing, and find out more about why the shelters are up for sale.

Those calls and emails have not been returned.


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