Former underground bomb shelter up for sale in Hilliard for $1.2M
You probably wouldn't look twice at the nearly-empty field along Hayden Run Road in Hilliard. But if you did, you might notice a brick building and a few air vents.
It's all part of a secret nuclear bomb bunker buried deep underground, and it can be yours for $1.25 million.
The property's owner, William Martin, says this cable system stretched from Washington, DC to the west coast, but not in a direct route.
"There was a network of somewhere between 80 and 100 of these bomb shelters across the country," he said. "(It was) to keep the communications going if we were ever attacked by a nuclear- any kind of nuclear attack."
The underground area is roughly the size of two tennis courts, with steel walls backed by two feet of concrete all the way around. The ceiling is high enough to accommodate tall bays of equipment and their overhead cables.
"This bomb shelter can withstand a 20 megaton impact at about 1.7 miles," said Martin.
Lacey Wheeler, realtor with Core Ohio Realty Advisors, said this is her most unique listing to date. It also comes with an outbuilding for garage and office space.
"There is just under 9 acres here," Martin said. "They can build a new subdivision. Hilliard schools- perfect location. Or on the flipside, someone who may be a doomsday prepper and has a lot of money to spend on something like this."
Or, like in Martin's preference, it could be just the ultimate man cave.