Ukrainian Underground Wine Cellars Offer Shelter for "End of the World"

8:21 AM, Dec 13, 2012   |    comments
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CRIMEA, Ukraine (NBC) - If you are looking for a bunker to hide out in if the world ends this month, as predicted by the Mayan calendar, a remote area in Ukraine may be just the place.  A Ukrainian winery is opening its underground cellars for an apocalypse event.

There are 400 beds and five deluxe suites tucked in the cellars' long tunnels. Organizers believe there's enough room in the tunnels for hundreds of people, should the "world," but not the human race, end, on December 21, 2012.

Some people, who believe the end of the world is drawing near, have toured the cellars to help decide if this really is the place they would like to wait out the apocalypse. A plus side, of course, is that there's a large supply of sparkling wine!

The winery's director says the heated cellars have served as a hideout shelter many times over its 135-year-old history. It even survived an earthquake. The winery has stockpiled enough food for around 400 people to live underground for two weeks.


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