15 Highly Restricted Places on the Planet Where You Are Not Allowed To Visit
The world isn’t as free as you think it to be. There are still several places on earth that are restricted in every sense of the word. Places so secret that there is no chance in hell you could step foot in them. These are the top 15 most restricted places on earth where no one is allowed to visit.
15 RAF Menwith Hill. UK
The most restricted area in Europe and even the most peculiar because of the giant golf ball like structures spread across the entire location. These dome shaped structures are a large electronic network providing communication and intelligence data support to countries such as the US and UK. The complex is the largest electronic monitoring station on the planet.
14 The Bohemian Grove
A secret millionaires club, the Bohemian Grove is a 2,700 acre complex locate near Monte Rio, California. Owned by a private san Fransico based art club, the Bohemian Grove features presidents and millionaires and virtually the who’s who of the world’s elite. Presidents such as Nixon and Hoover were said to be members of the club which hosts a two week camp deep in the woods where the world’s most important people gather for a meeting. The Bohemian Grove is not open to women.
13 Snake Island
Snake Island is one of the deadliest and most restricted places on earth. The island lies off the coats of Brazil and is home to at least 4000 species of the world’s most venomous snakes alleged to possess the ability of melting human flesh. The island is banned to tourists and is only open to scientists for study and research.
12 The Coca-Cola Vault
The 125 year old secret recipe of Coca Cola is one of the worlds heaviest guarded secrets and is kept inside the Coco Cola vault. Only a handful of people know the recipe.
11 Fort Knox
Of course you may be knowing what Fort Knox is but no one can actually go there because that is where the country’s gold bullion reserves are stored. It is also home to the nation’s treasures and is the most secure places on the planet. Fort Knox is guarded by 30,000 soldiers and a flotilla of attack helicopters. The Gold vault features a 22 ton blast proof door and visitors are strictly not allowed.
10 The Svalbard Seed Vault
This is an interesting vault built for the storage of seeds that can be used in the event of a catastrophic environmental disaster. The vault is situated on Spitsbergen, a Norwegian Island in the remote Svalbard Archipelago. Even countries who donate seeds for the vault aren’t allowed to enter or visit.
9 The Vatican’s Secret Archives
This isn’t just a large library. The Vatican secret archives are home to several secret documents collected by the church throughout history. Ancient Mayan codices to magical treatises and occult works are all said to be contained in the archives. The archives also contain several famous historical documents such as the trial of Galileo Galilei.
8 Pine Gap Australia
Regarded as the Australian area 52, Pinegap is situated in central Australia and owned by the Australian Government as well as the CIA. It is the only place in Australia designed as a no fly zone and is used as a secret monitoring station. The facility is said to operate several drone strike projects and s one of the highly restricted places in the world.
7 The Lascaux Caves, France
The Lascaux caves in France are home to several ancient and prehistoric cave paintings that are too valuable to be open to the public. Some of the paintings date back 17,000 years and feature animals, humans and geometric shapes. The caves have been restricted since 1963 due to a fungal threat that could destroy the art work.
6 The Mormon Church Secret Vault
The Mormon Church secret vault was constructed within a mountain and is heat controlled. It is said to contain billions of data on genealogy and family history of Americans. Exclusive tours are sometimes given of the vault which is restricted to general public.
5 Room 39 North Korea
Room 39 or bureau 39 is the secret organization that engages in finding ways to obtain foreign currency for the North Korean President Kim Jong Un. The secret organization was established in 1970 and is alleged to have 20 bank accounts in China and Switzerland which is used for money laundering activities and various illegal operations. It also owns 130 trading companies directly controlled by the President.
4 Mezhgorye, Russia
Mezghorye in Russia is a classified secret nuclear missile site and the most protected bases in Russia guarded by no less than two Russian battalions. It is an automatic ballistic missile base that can be activated by remote in the event of a nuclear strike which can be detected by seismic, pressure and light sensors.
3 Disney Club 33
As surprising as it may seem, this is the world’s most expensive club which always has a waiting list of 14 years and no less. Joining requires a $40,000 initiation excluding an annual fee of $27,000. The club is restricted to the public and its membership is open only to the President of the USA, high profile business leaders and celebrities.
2 Google Datacenter
The area 51 of technology, Google’s data center is home to the entire world’s data that is routed through Google and containing trillions of records. It is highly protected as a high security area.
1 Area 51
The mother of all restricted places, Area 51 in the Nevada desert is a base involving space technology and alien research. Officially though the base is a research center for weaponry and experimental military aircraft. Area 51 was an extremely classified zone whose existence was only acknowledged in 2013.