There are many places you can’t access in the world, either because it’s geologically difficult to reach them, or because they have a secret, or because they are guarded very well. Obviously, these places arouse everyone’s curiosity and intrigue, because we lack knowledge about them.
Here are 11 highly secure places that you cannot enter.
11. Secret Mormon Base, Utah, USA
Deep under Granite Mountain, there is a depository built by the Mormons. According to some sources, they store their precious relics there. Only the highest members of the church can enter this place that is resistant even to a nuclear attack.
10. Global Seed Vault, Svalbard, Norway
Svalbard Global Seed Vault opened in 2008 on the island of Spitzbergen. 250 million seed samples are stored there, so any type of plant can be restored. This island is high above sea level and there is practically no seismic activity there. In the event of a catastrophe, these seeds would be very precious for the Earth, as well as for humankind.
9. Niihau Island, Hawaii, USA
Hawaii is known as paradise on earth. However, this little island is forbidden to tourists. It was sold to a plant-owner family in 1863, but they stopped operations and closed in 1915. It is still a highly guarded place, and no one can get near its coasts.
8. HavenCo, Sealand, UK
This data center was opened in 2000 in the Principality of Sealand in England. Its owner, HavenCo, thought this was how they could get around a British law. It closed in 2008 but was opened again in 2013.
7. "Pionen" Bunker, Stockholm, Sweden
The Pionen Bunker is a data center located in Bahnhof, in caves more than 100 feet below ground. Built in 1943 to house refugees, today these caves are the offices of the Pionen company. There, you’ll find artificial waterfalls, a giant aquarium, plants, etc. The company has thought of everything to provide a pleasant atmosphere for its employees.
6. ADX Florence Prison, Colorado, USA
The nickname of this prison is "Alcatraz of the Rockies." The cells there are made of stone, and even the bunk beds and sinks are made of concrete. It’s easier to get in than it is to get out. There are laser traps everywhere inside, and the doors are controlled remotely. The worst criminals are detained here. All the security officers of this prison are ordered to “shoot to kill” if they suspect an escape.
5. RAF Menwith Hill Base, Yorkshire, Great Britain
This place was built in 1954 for catching signals during the Cold War. It is unknown what is going on there now, but this is the biggest storage of intelligence data in the world.
4. "Greenbrier" Resort, Virginia, USA
As surprising as it may seem, a hotel has made the list of the 11 most inaccessible buildings in the world. And for good reason. This place is the most secure resort in the world, accessible only to US government agents. There is also a fallout shelter here in case of attack.
3. Vatican Secret Archives
This is considered to be the most secret library in the world. All the documents of the Popes and the Church have been stored here since the 7th century. Only a research officer can enter the archives with special permission, which is extremely difficult to obtain.
2. Bold Lane Car Park, Derbyshire, Great Britain
This parking garage is one of the most secure places in the world. Drivers get special barcode-tickets that are synchronized with their parking space. Under each car is a movement sensor that triggers the alarm in case someone moves the car without permission. There are 190 surveillance cameras in the facility.
1. The mysterious Area 51, Nevada, USA
Area 51 is a special facility for experimental flight vehicle construction. It is impossible to approach the base from the ground or air. This means that no flight can be performed above this territory. The existence of this place was revealed reluctantly after being kept secret for many years. After it was revealed, many conspiracy theories started forming.
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