Wednesday, September 26, 2007
A former US intercontinental ballistic missile base - with a network of underground tunnels and silos, but no nuclear warheads - is on sale on eBay for $1.5m (£750,000, 1.06m euros). Located in a remote corner of Washington state and still ringed by its original barbed-wire-topped fence, the 56-acre site is being marketed as a gorgeous" property and potential resort. Bari Hotchkiss bought the former base 10 years ago from owners who obtained the property in the 1970s, after the US government deemed obsolete the Titan missiles it was built to launch. "We used to use it as a summer camp, for our kids and their friends," he told news agency AFP. "The only limit is imagination. We've always wanted to see it turn into a summer camp or resort camp," he said.