This dining room may look like a still from an upscale catalog, but in actuality, it's a room in the Vivos Indiana shelter. With lots of luxurious amenities, the Vivos company aims to provide security from any potential global catastrophe without sacrificing comfort.
Vivos' founder and CEO, Robert Vicino, charges $35,000 a slot to stay in this prestigious bunker. He insinuated to Vice that clients include "a top surgeon, a colonel in the US military, and a movie star," all "conservative types who don't trust the government to deal with a disaster."
Vicino believes strongly in his company's mission and grim outlook of the future, telling Vice that he's had a "premonition that 'something's coming our way'" for 20 years. One theory includes "the possibility that alien reptilians are impersonating the British Royal Family."
A sense of fear and doomsday planning seems to be overtaking the wealthiest Americans. Businessman Nick Hanauer posited in an open letter to his "fellow zillionaires" that "pitchforks" belonging to the poor are the destiny of those on top. 3.7 million Americans identify as actively planning for an apocalyptic scenario. Former hedge fund director Robert Johnson told the Guardianthat he knows "hedge fund managers all over the world who are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand because they think they need a getaway."