Missile Silo For Sale On eBay

by Ed Lau on October 11, 2007

On a scale of 1 to 10 for awesomeness, I’m sure this is at least a 12.

Reading Penny Arcade today led me to an eBay auction for, yes, an old decommissioned missile silo which used to house nuclear ICBMs. Apparently the place is a five underground buildings which total to over 45,000 square feet and connected by underground tunnels. One of the ceilings is 65 feet high! I’m not sure about you but this place has “Evil Lair” written all over it. Of course, I’d need a shark tank and an army of henchmen. Perhaps a bitchin’ evil swivel chair and buy a cat named Chauncey or something.

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The old base sits on a 57-acre plot of land in the middle of nowhere in Washington State. Of course, being over fifty years old, nothing in the place actually works so you’d have to hire out some engineers to fit the place with electrics, plumbing, etc in addition to renovating the place to be livable. However, sky’s the limit if you have the imagination (and bankroll).

Cost? A mere $1,500,000 for your own evil genius lair. That doesn’t include any time machines or frickin’ lasers.

…and you can’t have an awesome evil lair without frickin’ lasers.

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Stephen October 11, 2007 at 5:37 am

1.5 mil? That’s a steal! :D

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krillz October 11, 2007 at 5:48 am

yeah I always wanted to live in a facility made out of small tubes, connecting a lot of small rooms, hahah who would want to buy it. But then again there are a lot of strange people in the world.

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Ed Lau October 11, 2007 at 3:45 pm

Why not? After renovating it, it could be super awesome. Of course, it would cost millions and millions of dollars to do so but hey, if you have the money…

I guess you’re not evil enough to want an evil lair!

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Mike Olbinski October 12, 2007 at 11:05 am

If I had millions of dollars, I’d totally buy this thing.

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ScottUA October 11, 2007 at 11:05 am

Wow, I could totally picture Dr. Evil hanging out there!

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Leo October 11, 2007 at 12:56 pm

I’d turn it into a movie studio, then charge people for tours.

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krillz October 11, 2007 at 1:39 pm

it seems this isn’t the first time someone bought an old silo:
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/TXOPLmissile.html

damn hahah.

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James October 11, 2007 at 3:48 pm

I wonder if asbestos is a problem.
For cool places, how about the unfinished nuclear plant the Abyss was shot in?

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Matt October 11, 2007 at 10:12 pm

But it doesn’t include the missiles… How do you achieve World Domination with a missile silo and no freaking missiles!?!

:P

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krillz October 12, 2007 at 1:57 am

you pretend you have one, and hope everyone else believes you :P

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Gordo October 12, 2007 at 1:16 am

Evil lairs should be built on seismically unstable, uncharted volcanic islands.

NEVER BUILD AN EVIL LAIR IN A SECOND-HAND NUCLEAR FACILITY.

Jeez. What kind of evil plot could possibly be hatched from a tunnel that your opponent already knows exists? Come on people. Think. THINK!

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Jonathan Bydendyk October 12, 2007 at 1:58 am

Hell I’d buy it!!!

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Steve D October 15, 2007 at 11:59 am

I wonder if the area was dug out and refilled or if they contstructed it by tunneling.

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Stephen October 16, 2007 at 1:30 am

Two Words: Stargate Command :D

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Shawn Knight October 19, 2007 at 5:21 pm

You could have one hell of a LAN party in there!

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blopper June 26, 2008 at 3:11 am

imagine the postage and packaging costs XD

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Rin Tim Tim June 17, 2010 at 9:43 am

Come on, throw me a bone people, i have only been frozen for twenty years.. one point five million dollars…..

Heck if i had that kind of money to invest i would, sounds like you can make your own kind of community. Farm the land above, or make hyrdoponic gardens below with artificial lighting. Or you could place a solar or wind farm above and make its own electricity. 57 acres is alot of land above and doubled with the space below, definately worth the price.

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lewax00 May 16, 2011 at 8:52 pm

There’s one near Denver for sale too, but it’s twice as much. And it looks pretty much exactly like the picture above. But I would love to convert one of those into a home.

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8238947123 November 9, 2011 at 12:10 am

If you actually bought one of these, and we somehow went to war with Russia I would never get in there. That would be a target for them to bomb.

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C. C. December 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Think about it. Some non tax paying, non violent (violent) cultist get a hold of this…..

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