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    Ultimate Bugout House

    Here is the ultimate Bugout House for folks with deep pockets:

    Batman would have been a little envious. In fact, any superhero or evil genius would love to have their own underground secret cave. But the geniuses who converted an underground cavern in Tennessee to a high-tech hidden base to grow marijuana got sloppy, stupid or both.

    From Nashville’s News Channel 5:

    What police found inside this Trousdale County cave led to the biggest pot bust in Middle Tennessee history. Now, pictures are showing details of the sophisticated set up.

    From the outside, the house looks like a beautiful vacation home, but investigators say it was just a prop and what it concealed is right out the movies.

    More than 1,000 marijuana plants were grown deep underground.

    The house was built on top of the natural cave, but investigators say no one lived there. It wasn’t even furnished. But inside the house there is a secret passageway into the cave.

    The interior of the house is just on the other side of the door. A corridor leads from the hidden doorway into the cave. The corridor has cinderblock walls and a concrete ceiling and floor.

    The 40 foot long sloping corridor leads into the cave that stretches 250 feet. There are offices, living quarters, and a growing area.

    The office space comes first, then a living area furnished with three or four colorful bunk beds for camping out in the cave, and a restroom with a shower and plenty of toiletries. Behind the restroom is a kitchen with a fully stocked pantry, air conditioning and microwave. All the comforts of home, only this cave was all business.

    A starter room houses 500 to 600 small marijuana plants. Each just about six to 12 inches tall.

    The next area has plants nearly ready to harvest. 500 to 600 plants as tall as six feet. Each had its own irrigation system. The lights and climate control kept the air at the perfect temperature: 87 degrees.

    Just behind the growing area is the work space with all the equipment to keep the operation running. And in case the growers had to make a run for it, they built an escape route. It’s 150 yards from the cave to the surface.

    A hydraulic jack lifts a trap door, which is hidden with a boulder. The escape hatch lets out just a few steps away from the home where anyone driving by would have no idea what lies beneath.

    Three men are charged with growing marijuana in that cave. None of them actually lives in Middle Tennessee, and investigators don’t think the drugs were sold in Trousdale County. Investigators say the men were growing enough marijuana to make $6 million to $8 million a year.

    The entrance was through a secret hydraulic door in the garage that led to a concrete ramp that went about 50 yards into the ground. Inside the cave was living quarters and a secret escape hatch that led you through a tunnel that exited via another hydraulic door that opened up a rock on the outside. It was very elaborate. The set up allowed them to harvest every 60 days which resulted in multi-million dollar sales. One of the guys busted was living in a house on the water in FL and had a nice yacht.

    So how did these supervillians with their underground fortress get caught? Did someone notice the local shortage of 5 gallon buckets? No, they started stealing electricity from the local powerlines to supply their fortress of solitude by splicing into it and causing power disruptions to the local area.

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    Wow, that is some operation!!! And yet, despite all that investment and turnover -
    they started stealing electricity from the local powerlines to supply their fortress of solitude by splicing into it and causing power disruptions to the local area.
    Well, not to condone the operation but was that ever dumb or what! Geez - all that high level planning and sophistication - amazing!
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    Yes, I have seen this on our Missouri carry forum before. Pretty elaborate alright operation alright.

    It took them 5 years just to get enough information and evidence to get a search warrant.


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    will be real interesting for the new buyers if / when they decide to sell it!
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    Nice operation.

    I cant beleive that they stole electricity...maybe saving a few hundred a month on the bill...and jepordized all of that.

    Just dosent make sense...

    If they had lived in the house and acted normal, they probably would have never been found out.

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    Ahh jezz dang dopers

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    ..... And the outside of the house isn't bad looking.

    Can see it now, House with extra large cellar.
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    Making 6 to 8 million a year and stealing electricity. Risk vs Reward, I'd have paid the elecricity bill if I were them. Criminals aren't known for their intelligence.

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    Course the electric company would have blow the whistle eventually after a ton of high bills

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    Depends on what type of lights they use. Florescent lamps are close to sunlight and use minimal electricity. The big lamps at football/baseball fields are better but use much more electricity. Also police have aircraft with equipment that can see the heat given off and tell if they are growing mary jane.

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    Now the good part, becuse of the drugs the house will be sold on market, nice place I wonder how much they will be asking. What a cool basement that would make. one more thing, the wall to by the escape ladder covers more cave! bigger basement.
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    Hey, guys, think some sound deadening material and good ventilation then a great indoor range. The lighting is already in place.
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    The house, from the outside, was nice too.
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    That would be a sweet setup for an indoor range! Heck, there's a .gov website out there brokering decommissioned missile silos from the cold war. Located all over the western US, priced from $35k to as much as you want to spend.

    I actually did some training at one of these a few years ago in the vicinity of Ft Sill, OK. Pretty neat setup; a 4-5 acre fenced-in compound with some old quonset huts, outbuildings, and a house. In one of the little sheds was an elevator to get down to the control bunker. The silo itself had been sealed and filled with water, but many of the ones you can buy are still open.

    Pretty much a self contained, nuke-proof hideout if you're so inclined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duckhunter
    That would be a sweet setup for an indoor range! Heck, there's a .gov website out there brokering decommissioned missile silos from the cold war. Located all over the western US, priced from $35k to as much as you want to spend.

    I actually did some training at one of these a few years ago in the vicinity of Ft Sill, OK. Pretty neat setup; a 4-5 acre fenced-in compound with some old quonset huts, outbuildings, and a house. In one of the little sheds was an elevator to get down to the control bunker. The silo itself had been sealed and filled with water, but many of the ones you can buy are still open.

    Pretty much a self contained, nuke-proof hideout if you're so inclined.
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