BIG BROTHER: Ark Two Shelter, World’s Largest Privately Funded Bunker is Under Attack – By Tom Retterbush

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– Some of you may remember my article, “Ark II Underground Bunker: largest Private Doomsday Shelter on Earth” from Jun 13, 2014, featuring the 10,000 sq/ft underground bunker built by Bruce Beach out of 43 buried school buses in Canada. Without any political or religious funding, it is the largest privately constructed fallout shelter in the world!

It appears as if the U.S. is not the only country waging a war against Preppers and survivalists, Canada too is now rearing its ugly head against freedom, civil and human rights.

Fire officials in the area think the bunker is a hazard. They wanted it permanently welded shut ahead of a survivalists’ summit on the Arc II grounds last summer which attracted thousands of Preppers and survivalists from across North America.

Part of the draw was going to be tours of the shelter, which contains a labyrinth of tunnels that house everything Beach figures you’d need to survive a nuclear disaster, including pumps for fresh well water, generators for power, canned food, even a giant soup pot to feed survivors.

Instead of being grateful for the shelter, as well as the survival model in general, the short-sighted, narrow-minded officials are now attacking the most basic of human rights, the right to “try to survive” (I would have said “fight to survive” but everybody takes the word “fight” out of context these days).

The survival, or self-preservation instinct, is our very most basic behavior. It is almost universal among living organisms. Pain and fear are parts of this mechanism. Pain motivates the individual to withdraw from damaging situations and to avoid similar experiences in the future. Fear causes us to seek safety and often results in the body’s release of adrenaline, which has the effect of increased strength and heightened senses such as hearing, smell, and sight. The survival, or self-preservation instinct has also been linked to our sex drives, in that we are trying to ensure the survival of our lineage and/or species through fornication. Self-preservation may also be interpreted figuratively; in regard to the coping mechanisms one needs to prevent emotional trauma from distorting the mind.


According to the article, “Modern Humans Retain Caveman’s Survival Instincts”,  on,  “modern humans are still experts at spotting predators and prey, despite the developed world’s safe suburbs and indoor lifestyle, a new suggests.”

How can governments wage war against man’s basic instincts? Not only is it unnatural and  should be considered “cruel and unusual”, it is doomed to failure. Governments, no matter how they try, will never be able to get people to live or act against their natural instincts. It is totally absurd to even attempt such a failed strategy.

Prepper Meeting on Arc 2 Grounds

By U.S. standards the whole structure could accommodate 500 people.

“When you go inside the bunker for the first time, it is a different planet, it’s like you’re on Mars,” said event organizer Che Bodhi. “When you hear about this concept of 42 school buses underground, to fathom it is nothing compared to going in and actually seeing it…It’s crazy in there. Unfortunately, we can’t do that.”

Beach refuses to give in.

“I’ll take whatever it takes to knock the weld back off.”

And he says he’ll do it right in front of them, even if it gets him arrested.

The dispute, which Beach believes is personal, goes back over 15 years. In 2000 the Shelburne Fire Board, citing public safety concerns, ordered the shelter welded shut and closed.

Beach is adamant that the bunker is structurally sound. He adds that it was designed “under the direction of a licensed structural engineer: The individual who happened to build the subway tunnels in Toronto.” He also claims he made the Shelburne Fire Board’s recommended changes.

The OPP, which has been asked by the fire department to seal the door on the bunker, says it doesn’t have the authority to do that. That’s up to the fire department.

For more about the Arc II, including lots of pictures and 2 videos, check out my article, “Ark II Underground Bunker: largest Private Doomsday Shelter on Earth” here on Conspiracy Watch.

As of today the shelter is still open and in operation.

I will keep you posted.

By Tom Retterbush



Ark II Underground Bunker: largest Private Doomsday Shelter on Earth By Tom Retterbush


Ark Two Shelter on Wikipedia

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