Our planet is loaded with many secrets places that you may not know about. What’s more, even the general population that think about the mystery places far and wide don’t realize what is going on in them; the main thing that we know is that they exist, their names, and two or three bits of data or assumptions. There are just places that you will never have a glimpse of opportunity to visit.
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1. Snake Island, São Paulo:
Looks inviting doesn’t it? However, it is untouched by humans and tourists are forbidden. Why? Because the island is home to the pit viper which is very venomous, that can melt the flesh with their bite. The island has a snake density between 1 to 5 snakes per square meter. You are never more than 3 feet from a deadly bite.
2. Area 51:
Area 51, otherwise known as Groom Lake, is a military base and airfield located in the south of Nevada. Over the years, the base has been used to experiment with certain aircraft and weapons, though its primary focus at the moment is undetermined. The Central Intelligence Agency frequently refuses to say what is currently happening at Groom Lake, and because of this, many conspiracy theories have arisen regarding what is really happening in Area 51. The most famous conspiracy theory is that they are examining crashed alien aircraft and creating energy weapons. However, important experiments going on at Groom Lake prevents anyone from getting into the base zone. The entrance sign notes that deadly force will be used if a person chooses to enter Area 51.
3. Room 39, North Korea:
It’s hard enough getting into North Korea. Now imagine trying to get into Room 39, a secretive North Korean government facility home to several illegal operations including counterfeiting $100 bills, production of drugs (including methamphetamine and heroin) and international insurance fraud. Many claim that Room 39 is critical to Kim Jong’s continued power, enabling him to buy political support and fund North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.
4. Bhangarh Fort:
There is a Haunted place in India which is “legally” declared as haunted and you are forbidden to go there after sunset! Bhangarh is the only place in India which is recognized as “legally haunted” and one has to take permission from the government to enter the premises after sunset or before sunrise. Locals believe that whoever has entered the fort in the dark has never been found again.
5. Surtsey Island:
Surtsey is is a volcanic island located off the southern coast of Iceland. It was formed in a volcanic eruption that began in 1963 and ended in 1967. No humans are allowed on the island — bar a few scientists — to allow for natural ecological succession to take place without outside interference. However, this has not been without its hiccups. In the early years, a tomato plant was found taking root, the result of a scientist going for a poo where they shouldn’t have. Naughty!
Mezhgorye is a closed town in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia. It is said that people living in the town work on highly-classified secret work around Mount Yamantaw, which has been suspected to be the location of a nuclear program, a repository of Russian treasures, a bunker in case of war or a huge warehouse of coal. But really, who knows?
7. North Sentinel Island:
This is one of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal, where a group of indigenous people, the Sentinelese, live. Their population is estimated to be between 50 and 400 individuals. The Sentinelese reject any contact with other people and are among the last people on earth to remain virtually untouched by modern civilization. Recent attempts to contact the tribe have been met with arrows and stones. More tragically, on 26 January 2006, two fishermen were killed when their boat drifted near the island. The government of India has put a ban on visiting them. however, you can see the island from 3 miles away.
8. Mount Athos:
Actually, Man is not forbidden here, but Women are expressly prohibited (the ban is officially called the avaton) from entering Mount Athos. This ban, proclaimed by Constantine IX Monomachos in 1046, was imposed as a way to make it easier for the monks to achieve their spiritual enlightenment, especially the celibate monks for which the ban was originally imposed. They believe that the presence of women would upset the social dynamics of the community here. It is still in practice.
9. Ise Grand Shrine:
Ise Grand Shrine, otherwise known as the holiest Shinto shrine in Japan, dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu-omikami. The shrine can be found in the city of Ise. The other name for this holy place is Jingu, and is actually a complex of quite a few Shinto shrines, but the main focus is put on Naiku and Geku. The Inner Shrine, Naiku, is demolished and rebuilt every 20 years in order to symbolize the death and rebirth Shinto worshipers believe in (the last time it was rebuilt was this year). The only people allowed to enter the Ise Grand Shrine are the members of the Japanese imperial family.
10. Club 33:
In case you didn’t know, there is a very secret place located in Disneyland. Club 33 is a private club, which can be found in the heart of the New Orleans Section of Disneyland. You can recognize the entrance of this club by an ornate plate with the number 33 engraved on it that is located in front of the door. It is known to be the only place in Disneyland that serves alcohol. To enter Club 33 one must get on a 14-year waiting list, and pay a fee of ten thousand dollars. Once you get into the club, you will have to pay anywhere from $3,500 to $6,000 annually for certain fees.
11. Mount Fishtail (Machapuchare):
Some places on Earth are meant only for the presence of God, not a man, and Fish Tail Mountain seems to be one of those places. This majestic peak in the Himalayas is called Machapuchare, also known as “Fish Tail Mountain.” At 22,943 feet it’s considerably less tall than Mt. Everest, but this mountain is definitely in illustrious company–legendary peaks such as Annapurna (which actually has three summits) and Manaslu, both in the “8,000-meter club,” are not far away. If you’ve read National Geographic for a couple of years or even been to an IMAX movie you’ve probably heard a lot about those mountains, along with Everest and the others, being climbed frequently. You probably have never heard of anyone who’s climbed Machapuchare, and that’s for a very good reason: it is banned.