November 8, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson in Doomsday Prepper

WATERVILLE, [ME]--The fear of the apocalypse is nothing new. From the infamous Y2K bug to the Mayan doomsday prophecy of 2012, people have spent a lot of time worrying about the end of the world as we know it. For many, this anxiety has only been amplified by recent events, as devastating hurricanes have struck the Americas and tension rises in U.S. politics– and in preparation for the next potentially apocalyptic event, people are turning to Maine for shelter. Sales of so-called “doomsday bunkers” near the coast of Maine have soared in the past few months, providing preppers with an underground safe house in which they can ride out the end of the world. Ron Hubbard, owner of the Atlas Survival Shelters company, reflected on the phenomenon. According to Hubbard, the election of Trump as president and the subsequent turmoil within the American government has been the main motivator behind many of his clients’ purchases “They are afraid of the U.S. government and where this country is headed. They see a battle in the future. They see the Constitution being trampled. They see the first Amendment gone, they see the second Amendment gone…. The U.S. Constitution is under attack.” This sentiment is echoed by Gary Lynch, owner of a bunker installation company in Texas. View More>>

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