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Old 06-15-2006, 08:29 PM   #1
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Intro and Nuke Bunker info/photos

Greetings all,

I'm pretty new here. I inherited an M1 Carbine from my stepdad three weeks ago. Hell of a way to come into possession of one, but we had talked about it just a day and half before he passed so he knew it would go to someone that would appreciate it. My stepdad obtained it from the widow of a good friend who had survived the Bataan Death March and was slave labor in the Japanese mines. Anyhow, I found this place while searching for info on the rifle, and then subsequently I found this particular forum.

I normally hang out on Glock Talk and feel that we have a pretty good SPF over there, but you can always learn something new from someone new, right?

So now I suppose you're curious about the nuke bunker tease, huh? Ok, short story... nuke bunker built in late 70's, early 80's by a rich Chinese oilman (nephew to Madame Chiang Kai-shek)... oilman goes bust during the slump in the 80's... walks away from the bunker... local kids hear about it in the late 90's and use a plasma torch to get inside and find everything just as it was originally set up, including the full armory... kids take some guns... word gets out... kids get in trouble... county confiscates all the weapons... word spreads... developer buys the property... eventually a data storage company moves into the bunker... they host a computer security seminar... I attend and get a tour and take some photos.

Lots more detail on my web page. The bunker is located in Montgomery, Texas.
http://www.thorn.org/bunker.htm

So hello, and let me know if you have any questions not answered by the web page.
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Old 06-16-2006, 04:25 AM   #2
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This is just too cool!

A friend of mine that worked as a salesman for a seismic data brokerage actually had these folks as a client. He was out there numerous times, but it was strictly a "don't call us, we'll call you" arrangement. They didn't appreciate cold calls. He said that security was very tight back when the Chinese had this place, and that guards armed with M16's patrolled the perimeter. I thought he might have been stretching thigs a bit, but now I guess not.

He also told me that part of the bunker extended under a lake (Lake Conroe?) so that the water could provide additional radiation shielding. I guess it was a VERY elaborate affair.

Thanks for the link.

- Joe
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Old 06-16-2006, 07:37 AM   #3
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They didn't appreciate cold calls. He said that security was very tight back when the Chinese had this place, and that guards armed with M16's patrolled the perimeter. I thought he might have been stretching thigs a bit, but now I guess not.
True. Lots of armed security back in the day. He was a very paranoid person. He usually arrived by helicopter - pad is just to the east of the office building - and his sniper squad would be on the roof of the building during arrivals/departures.

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He also told me that part of the bunker extended under a lake (Lake Conroe?) so that the water could provide additional radiation shielding.
Almost true. Look at the highlighted area in the first photo. That semi-rectangular area between the gondolas was a small lake but it has since been filled in with dirt/grass. The facility sits on one of the highest points in the county, so the bottom floor of the bunker is still 60 feet above the water level in Lake Conroe. It's also a mile or more from the bunker to the lake.

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I guess it was a VERY elaborate affair.
Of the people I've shown/described this to, no one has yet said that he overlooked anything.

I also got word (because of this info) that there is another bunker located in/under the 3rd hole of the Houston Oaks Golf Course in the Hockley area. This used to be a private course for the benefit of Tenneco employees but I haven't been out there to see if I could find out anything. The word came from an FBI agent to a friend's father to the son to me so there's no telling how valid the info is.
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:26 AM   #4
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Re: Intro and Nuke Bunker info/photos

Crazy that anyone would let a resource like that just go to waste.
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