Owner of Armageddon-proof house to party after Mayan Apocalypse

Owner of Armageddon-proof house to party after Mayan Apocalypse

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The house looks like a castle from the outside, and boasts stone walls and a roof three feet thick. The house looks like a castle from the outside, and boasts stone walls and a roof three feet thick.
Dean Fontaine bought Millennium Manor in 1995. Dean Fontaine bought Millennium Manor in 1995.

By JESSA LEWIS
6 News Reporter

ALCOA (WATE) - Friday is the day the Mayan calendar comes to an end. Some people believe the world will end as well.

Dean Fontaine bought Millennium Manor in 1995. The house looks like a castle from the outside, and boasts stone walls and a roof three feet thick. The floors are four feet thick.

It was built to survive an apocalypse predicted for 1969.

Since buying the house, he's hosted a Y2K party, rapture party, and now he's getting ready for a Mayan Apocalypse party.

"We don't think it's really going to happen," Fontaine said. "We just have fun with it. When you've got the only Armageddon-proof house in town, you're kind of obligated to have a party whenever there's an Armageddon."

He has been renovating the property since he bought it, and is enjoying being a part of its history on earth.

"I like the permanence of it," he said.

As for the man who built the house, Fontaine is convinced he really did think the end was near.

"A lot of people sit there and they have the signs (saying) 'The End is Near,' but seriously, if you really, truly believed that, would you be out there with a sign, or would you be doing something like this? You know, it kind of gives credence (that) he really truly believed," Fontaine said.

He has a lot of faith in the ability of the human race to survive.

"I think people can survive anything," Fontaine said. "There will always be some people left, no matter what happens, and scientifically, the most likely disaster to ever happen that would be huge is just meteors and pretty much nothing else."

He certainly looks on the bright side from his castle.

"If this one isn't the real apocalypse, well it's not the end of the world, right?"

Fontaine told his guests to have good-looking dates for Friday night's party, just in case.

The party is not open to the public.

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