There are places in the world that are ‘restricted’ or ‘bound’ in every house and office or institution. Places all around the world that are beyond the prying eyes of everyone.
Speaking of very such restricted and mysterious places, one is reminded of government mystery novels, spy thrillers. Conspiracy theories and names like Area 51 immediately pop into mind.
Here is a list that includes 15 more.
1. The Situation Room.
This room is a known like “War Room” in Stanley Kubrick’s satire “Dr. Strangelove”, where major (and I don’t use this adjective lightly) decisions are taken by the POTUS and his closest advisors. The room is closed to all others. The room is located about 50 feet below the West Wing.
2. Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
The story that everybody knows how Noah built his ark. He took not only two of every kind of animal that walked the earth/swam the seas/flew the skies but also seeds of every plant, shrub, bush and tree. He did that to repopulate the earth after the apocalyptic.
Well, this construction located in Norway is prepared for something similarly apocalyptic: to feed and sustain the remaining populace after everything has been destroyed by a possible Armageddon.
3. The Mormon Church Secret Vault.
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In the Church, you can find nearly 3 billion pages of information on every family history and genealogy in America. It is out of bounds except for a rare tour now and then.
The church has been built after careful consideration on the side of a mountain face and has state-of-the-art temperature control.
4. Mezhgorye, Russia.
The most restricted sites in Russia — it is believed to be a nuclear missile site. The little information about this place is very hard to flesh out. It appears there are automatic ballistic missiles here which can be remotely controlled in case of a nuclear strike on Russia.
It is guarded by soldiers.
5. The Lascaux Caves, France.
They are located near the village of Montignac, in the department of Dordogne, south-western France. They were inducted into UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1979. These caves are famous for some 600 paintings on their walls that date to times as early as 17000 years BP.
However, from the 50’s onwards, the caves have been invaded by fungi and lichens which have popped up. As a result, access has been restricted to just a few visitors.
6. THE Fort Knox.
THE Fort Knox Is Located in Kentucky, very close to Louisville. This 109,000-acre base is considered one of the safest repositories in the world, with 30,000 soldiers and a fleet of helicopters protecting it.
It guards among others things and the gold bullion reserve of the US Government.
7. Pine Gap, Australia.
This is the zone where flights are strictly prohibited, it is located in Central Australia, south of Alice Springs. This site is a key contributor to the global surveillance network ‘ECHELON’ and is run jointly by the CIA, the US-NSA, US-NRO and the Australian government.
8. Bohemian Grove.
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For the past 150 years, in this California campground, there were secret meetings that have been attended by some of the most powerful men on the planet including former US presidents and consequences of which include the Manhattan project among other things.
And women are not allowed to go inside.
9. Bahnhof/Wikileaks, Sweden.
Bahnhof/Wikileaks, reveal top secret information to the world every now and then since 2006. Bahnhof is an independent Swedish ISP which hosts their servers in a top-secret bunker in the White Mountains in Sweden. The bunker, Pionen can survive nuclear attacks, originally having been built during the Cold War.
The Swedish police have not been able to find Wikileaks’ servers yet.
10. Dulce Base, USA.
A base where the government and aliens in cahoots run experiments on humans. This started since Paul Bennewitz had reported he was receiving signals from extraterrestrials in New Mexico. The man who built the gates of this place, Phil Schneider, was later found dead with piano wire in his apartment.
11. Room 39, Pyongyang.
North Korea is one of the most secretive of places on Earth and this happens to be one of the most secretive places in the country. Rumours have it that in this room in the Worker’s party building, crimes like drug manufacturing for trafficking, US currency forging etc take place.
12. The Cheyenne Mountain Complex, USA.
A house of the United States Space Command, the Aerospace Defence Command, the Air Force Command and the Federal Emergency Management System. The complex is a network of buildings built 610 meters under granite that are protected from natural disasters. It boasts of flexible piping systems and has its own power plant and water supply. It can withstand a 30 megaton nuclear explosion, bombs, and radiological contaminants.
13. Club 33, USA.
Apparently, this is where Walt Disney secretly hosted foreign dignitaries and important personalities.
14. Vatican Archives, Rome
You know something is restricted and beyond bounds if it features prominently in a Dan Brown novel. Yes, these archives contain classified information that cannot be touched unless the Pope grants you access.
15. The Queen’s Bedroom, Buckingham Palace.
Since the infamous breach by a man named Michael Fagan in 1982, the security has been dialed up many times making this one of the most inaccessible sites in the world right now.
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