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Would you buy a house if you knew there was a nuclear missile silo in the back yard?

Asked by Dr_Dredd (10523points) August 6th, 2010

A few days ago, I was watching the 1980’s nuclear war movie “The Day After.” There was a scene in which the characters, who lived in Kansas, watched as nuclear missiles were launched from their back yard. Would you buy a house there, knowing that might be possible? What would go through your head if you saw a missile launch up close and personal?

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Frenchfry's avatar

Not particulary. I would find that a inconvience.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Ya think? ;-)

ucme's avatar

I think i’d probably “fall out” with the neighbours in that instance ;¬}

johnnydohey's avatar

As long as they don’t wake me up during my sleep or interrupt my TV time, I don’t see an issue.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

You mean that’s not a walk in closet? :O

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Is it covered under my homeowners policy? If it is, I’m cool with it.

mrentropy's avatar

If it was going to be decommissioned at some point and I’d be allowed to own it and use it as the most awsomest basement ever, sure.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Sorry Dr D. I was being flip, and I think you were not. I watched that scene and the feeling that went through me was not something I ever want to feel again. It was a mix of horror, revulsion, and sadness. It was like a preview of hell.

mrentropy's avatar

The big problem with having a silo in the backyard is not a missile launching during a family BBQ, but that your area is a target. So, the way I figure it, if the entire country is going to be nuked it doesn’t make much difference where you are. If the explosions don’t get you, then the fallout will—eventually.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe I was half being flip, and half not. :-)

That entire movie gave me a feeling that I don’t ever want to feel again. I remember living in fear as a kid that we’d be blown up any second. (During the early Reagan years.)

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@mrentropy You might find this site interesting. Apparently abandoned missile silos are the newest luxury properties.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

You’re welcome. Not my cup of tea, though. :-)

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