Wednesday , June 19 2024

Bomb Bed

When I was in California at the end of June, I went by my friend Ken’s new house in Rolling Hills Estates, and among the points of interest was a classic bomb shelter dug into the side of the hill (Rolling HILLS) at the bottom of their property in the early-’60s. It had been sealed, but he opened it up and found an amazing time capsule of supplies, foodstuffs and artifacts of the era, an era when we believed, or at least hoped, that the world could be shut out and kept at bay.

Spurred on by very real threats of domestic terrorism, the dream lives on in the form of the Quantum Sleeper – the bed for the paranoid who has everything (fully equipped at a mere $160k):

    1.25″ Polycarbonate Bulletproof Plating/Shielding
    Bio-Chemical Filtered Ventilation
    Control Panel Mode Selection (i.e., Basic System Ops., Intruder Setting, Energy Status, Lock Down, etc.)
    Cover & Door Actuators w/ Emergency Release
    One way see through head cover (reflective mirror on 2 sides and front)
    Safety Features (Proximity Sensor, O2 Sensor, Smoke Det., Motion Det. Ect,)
    Emergency Communication system (Cellular, Short-wave Radio, CB ect.)
    Audio Amplifier (Amplify sound from out side unit)
    Air/Water Tight Sealing

    External Override Key Pad & Remote Control
    Battery Backup Power
    Mattress/Box springs

Now the bomb shelter comes to your bedroom! A perfect hideaway from the kids as well!

I hope your bedroom is on the ground floor:

    The installation requirements for the Quantum Sleeper will vary depending on what attributes you select for your unit. The following is set forth as a guide for minimum requirements for the installation a queen size Quantum Sleeper Unit.

    Closed Position:
    Dimensions of the basic Quantum Sleeper Unit in the closed position – 74” wide x 73” high x 110” long

    Open Position:
    Dimensions of the basic Quantum Sleeper Unit in the full open position – 138” wide x 98” high x 150” long

    Recommended Room Space: 200” wide x 102” high x 200” long
    The room that the Quantum Sleeper unit is to be installed in should have, as a minimum, room enough to easily maneuver around the unit in the open position and have space for other bedroom furniture.


    Access door ways leading to the assembly area (room) must be at least 34.5” wide.

    Structural Support:
    The basic Quantum Sleeper Unit weights approximately 2000lbs and it is therefore recommended that the installation of the unit on levels other than the ground floor be certified by a PE in civil engineering prior to installation.


    Unit must have access to house outlet jack (110V) to supply power to the Quantum Sleeper Unit and may be run separately through the floor directly to the unit.

    NOTE: For homes that are set up with or are scheduled to have a “Smart Home” system installed, it is recommended that your unit be tied into the system in cooperation with the installer of the “Smart Home” system.


    Hurricane/Tornado/Earthquake/Flood Resistant:

    The Quantum Sleeper Unit must be located on a ground floor with a concrete slab foundation in order to anchor it to a solid base to resist the forces of wind and water if the unit will include these features.

    Fire Resistant:

    The Quantum Sleeper Unit must be located on a ground level to prevent falling through floor structure as a result of fire damage if the unit will include this feature.


    Units of a size or shape other than the basic queen size will require additional considerations and will be addressed prior to the purchase of the unit.

As well they should.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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