No, this really happened:
CBC - Man emerges from bunker 14 years after Y2K scare. Quote:
January 1, 2000 was the day that our computers were meant to fail us and change our lives forever. It was also the day that 44 year old Norman Feller headed into his underground bunker over fears of the fallout from the Y2K virus. Remarkably Mr. Feller spent the next 14 years in isolation only to emerge this past September.
In this touching documentary, Peter Oldring visits with Norman to learn more about his unbelievable decision to live underground.
What's really bummed him out the most is that he missed a 800% bull market in gold.
Actually... no, this really didn't happen, it's from a comedy show.