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(YouTube)   If you're still looking for your dachshund that mysteriously vanished in South Carolina 35 years ago, archaeologists examining a flooded Cold War family fallout shelter in Aiken County may have some answers for you   ( ) divider line
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2670 clicks; posted to Video » on 28 Oct 2013 at 4:32 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

Helter Shelter: a backyard time capsule in the shadow of the Bomb Plant

UPDATE: 2013 Arkhaios Film Festival Audience Favorite Runner Up! This self-produced documentary explores a recently rediscovered Cold War-era fallout shelter located in the back yard of a single-family home in Aiken County, SC. Originally constructed by a nuclear engineer employed 15 miles away at a secretive government weapons facility locally known as the "Bomb Plant", this 4-person underground bunker reveals a great deal about the rampant local fears of a devastating nuclear attack.

Supplemented with contextual photographs, radio spots, local news clips and Cold War era video footage from the uncertain times in which the shelter was constructed. Helter Shelter takes the viewer 12 feet below the surface of a suburban neighborhood as this soggy mid-20th Century time capsule is unsealed, explored, and excavated.

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