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25 Places You Cannot Go Or You're Forbidden From Seeing

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  • On January 18, 2017
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Today Vidello ASMR lists is taking a look at 25 Places You Cannot Go Or You’re Forbidden From Seeing


Chernobyl is number 25 on our list of 25 Places You Cannot Go

Chernobyl is number 25 on our list of 25 Places You Cannot Go

25. Chernobyl Sarcophagus

When you think of Chernobyl you think of disaster, and that is exactly what you find if you visit the town of Pripyat in the Ukraine.

The site is the location of the Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor, and reactor 1 is now covered with a massive protective sarcophagus that keeps the deadly radiation inside.

Only authorised people are allowed inside the building and long term exposure to the internal parts of the sarcophagus could lead to death within weeks.

Even visiting the town outside requires you to have a radiation detector at all times, stay away from certain areas and be accompanied by an armed guard from the Russian military.

 

Fort Knox is number 24 on our list of 25 Places You Cannot Go

Fort Knox is number 24 on our list of 25 Places You Cannot Go

24. Fort Knox

Its known as one of the most secure places on the planet and is located in Kentucky south of Louisville and north of Elizabeth-town.

The vault is protected by multiple layers of security, the staff are kept a closely guarded secret and its thought to hold the largest amount of gold reserves in the known world.

Layers of security include wire fences, guard towers both on the building and the perimeter, motion detection systems both on the building and in the ground and the whole site is right next door to one of the biggest military bases in the state.

Inside, the vault can only be unlocked with 3 people present and some of the security features include bio-metric iris and fingerprint scanning.

The whole complex is built in a massive open space that allows those working there to see exactly who’s coming, long before they arrive.
The vault features a 25 Ton blast door and granite walls that can withstand a nuclear strike.

Its even rumoured to contain a SAM missile defence system and several snipers on its ramparts.

 

The queens bedroom is number 23 Fort Knox is number 24 on our list of 25 Places You Cannot Go

The queens bedroom is number 23 on our list of 25 Places You Cannot Go

23. Queens Bedroom

Thinking of visiting Buckingham Palace in London, well there’s one place you wont be going and that’s the Queens Private Residence.

Her bedroom is located within the complex and it has 24 hour security and bio-metric access.
Outside the residence police and the queens own personal guards keep watch over her home 24/7

Its not the most secure place on the planet however, as in …. a man was able to get into the room by using a ladder.

The outer perimeter of the palace has guards with sniffer dogs and YES they are armed.

 

Area 51 is number 22 on The queens bedroom is number 23 Fort Knox is number 24 on our list of 25 Places You Cannot Go

Area 51 is number 22 on The queens bedroom is number 23 Fort Knox is number 24 on our list of 25 Places You Cannot Go

22. Area 51

Possibly one of the most famous places on our list, its been the site of the most famous conspiracy theories on the planet.

Located in the Nevada desert this complex is protected by a large security force that includes the american air-force, army and a selection of secretive personnel called cammo dudes.

Rumours say that the area around the base is covered in land mines and a mass of in-ground sensors can detect the difference between a human and an animal.

The roads leading into the complex have CCTV and signs warn those who enter that deadly force is authorised if they cross the lines.

 

The Coca Cola Vault is number 21 on our list of 25 Places You Cannot Go

The Coca Cola Vault is number 21 on our list of 25 Places You Cannot Go

21. Coca Cola Vault

Housing one of the most secret soft drink recipes in the worlds is the Coca Cola Vault.

Part of the World of Coca Cola experience museum in downtown Atlanta, the massive vault door can be seen as you enter the vault itself.

The formula had been stored in a vault in the SunTrust Bank in Atlanta before it was moved to the new site.

Visitors to the attraction can go through a multimedia experience that allows you to create your own brand of Coca Cola and see how it stands up to the current recipe.

The recipe was previously stored in a secure train car and before that a mysterious room called the triangle room.

 

The Svalbard Seed Vault is number 20 on our list of 25 Places You Cannot Go

The Svalbard Seed Vault is number 20 on our list of 25 Places You Cannot Go

20. Svalbard Seed Vault

With the threat of world extermination ever present, several governments around the world decided to create a safe vault to store a copy of all of the words seeds in-case of emergency.

The Vault is the ultimate insurance policy for the world’s food supply, offering options for future generations to overcome the challenges of climate change and population growth.

The Seed Vault has the capacity to store 4.5 million varieties of crops. Each variety will contain on average 500 seeds, so a maximum of 2.5 billion seeds may be stored in the Vault.

A temperature of -18ºC is required for optimal storage of the seeds, which are stored and sealed in custom made three-ply foil packages.

The packages are sealed inside boxes and stored on shelves inside the vault which is buried deep under the permafrost that allows it to remain frozen, even without power.

 

Room 39 North Korea is number 19 on our list of 25 Places You Cannot Go

Room 39 North Korea is number 19 on our list of 25 Places You Cannot Go

19. Room 39 North Korea

Located in the secretive communist country of North Korea lies a secret building in the countries capital Pyongyang.

Known’s as room 39, this building is thought to channel illegal money to the nations current leader Kim Jong Un.

Its thought that monies collected for the royal court economy, the proceeds which allow hom to buy expensive gifts for loyal followers all flow through this building.

Don’t expect to get anywhere near it tho, as not only is going to North Korea extremely dangerous, if your caught doing anything wrong you could face years in a workers camp or worse.

Not to mention that your time in the country is closely watched by a group of minders at ALL times.

 

Snake Island is number 18 on our list of places you cannot go

Snake Island is number 18 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

18. Snake Island

Located off the coast of Brazil is a large rocky Island that has become known as the feared snake island.

The island is home to the worlds deadliest snake, AKA, the golden lance-head viper.

Not only is their venom able to melt human flesh within minutes of contact, the venom has enough toxicity to kill humans with a single bite.

Access to the island is banned by the Brazilian government and its thought there may be as many as 4000 snakes on the island.

The island sits 32 Kilometres of the Sao Paolo coast and is known to be visited by only a select number of scientists and occasionally the Brazilian Navy.

 

The Lascaux Caves are number 17 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

The Lascaux Caves are number 17 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

17. The Lascaux Caves, France

This set of caves in Southwestern France has one of the largest sets of wall painted murals in the world.

The 600 wall paintings that depict deer, horses and cows are thought to have been painted roughly 17,000 years ago.

With the opening of the caves after world war 2, many of the paintings on the walls started to fade and the caves were shut as a result, to protect the images inside.

Mould had begun to grow on the cave walls an the caves have remained shut to the public since 2001

 

North Sentinal Island is number 16 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

North Sentinal Island is number 16 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

16. North Sentinel Island

North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.

The island belongs to the South Andaman administrative district, which is part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Its been dubbed one of the worlds most dangerous places places to visit due to the fact that the tribe that lives there has no contact with the outside world and is extremely volatile to unwelcome guests.

Two fishermen were murdered on the island after they accidentally landed there when there anchor failed while they were asleep.

Rumours spread that the tribe has cooked and eaten the bodies however this we debunked during a repatriation operation that uncovered 2 shallow graves from on-board a helicopter that came under fire from the tribe.

The island is currently surrounded bu a 3 mile exclusion zone.

 

Bohemian Grove is number 15 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

Bohemian Grove is number 15 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

15. Bohemian Grove

Bohemian Grove is a 2,700-acre campground located at 20601 Bohemian Avenue, in Monte Rio, California, belonging to a private San Francisco-based men’s art club known as the Bohemian Club.

In mid-July each year, Bohemian Grove hosts a two-week, three-weekend encampment of some of the most prominent men in the world

The Bohemian Club’s all-male membership and guest list includes artists, particularly musicians, as well as many prominent business leaders, government officials, including former U.S. presidents, senior media executives, and people of power.

The Grove is particularly famous for a Manhattan Project planning meeting that took place there in September 1942, which subsequently led to the atomic bomb

 

The Ise Grand Shrine is number 14 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

14. Ise Grand Shrine

Purportedly the home of the Sacred Mirror, the shrine is one of Shinto’s holiest and most important sites.

Access to both sites is strictly limited, with the common public not allowed beyond sight of the thatched roofs of the central structures, hidden behind four tall wooden fences. However, tourists are free to roam the forest, including its ornamental walkways.

The shrine buildings are rebuilt every 20 years as a part of the Shinto belief of the death and renewal of nature and as a way of passing building techniques on from one generation to the next.

The main shrine is thought to contain the sacred mirror, with the building hidden behind a large fence and photos are strictly prohibited in the area.

 

The Mormon Church Secret Vault is number 13 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

The Mormon Church Secret Vault is number 13 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

13. Mormon Church Secret Vault

Also known as the great mountain records vault, this massive complex belongs to the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is 600 feet into the north side of an igneous rock mountain in the state of Utah.

Records stored include genealogical and family history information and access to the site is prohibited to the public with a heavy security presence in place.

Some of the strict security features includes motion detection cameras, temperature control and even heat sensors.

There is also thought to be a second vault further up the mountain that’s un-connected to the churches vault.

 

The Vatican Archives are number 12 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

The Vatican Archives are number 12 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

 

12. Vatican Archives

Located deep beneath the Vatican city lies a vault of secret archives that have existed since biblical times.

Access to the archives is strictly controlled with tight security and advanced features keeping them from being seen by the outside world.

The archives are thought to contain the state papers, correspondence, papal account books, and many other documents which the church has accumulated over the centuries.

The Vatican Secret Archives have been estimated to contain 53 mi of shelving, and there are 35,000 volumes in the selective catalogue alone.

The only way to read documents within the archive is to request them and have them brought to you, however documents that are not yet 75 years old are completely un-accessible.

 

 

11. White’s Gentleman’s Club

Currently the most exclusive gentleman’s club in England, this club was founded in 1693 by Francis White to sell the newly discovered hot chocolate but eventually became a very private gentleman’s club.

Not only are women completely forbidden from entering the club, if a man wishes to enter they must have the support from a sitting member who also has the support from 2 other members.

 

The Moscow Metro-2 isnumber 10 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

The Moscow Metro-2 isnumber 10 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

10. Moscow Metro-2

Running parallel to the public underground system in Moscow is a secret tube system that was built during the reign of Stalin and nicknamed D-6 by the KGB.

It’s rumoured that the underground system dwarfs the public Metro with 4 lines that run between 50-200m deep allowing the Kremlin to connect directly with FSB HQ, the government airport and even an underground town.

When the FSB was asked about the tunnels, they neither confirmed or denied there existence, fuelling the rumours even further.

 

Pine Gap is number 9 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

Pine Gap is number 9 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

9.Pine Gap

This site is known as Australia’s Area 51 and is home to what has recently been described as a monitoring station and military base that conducts secret drone strikes.

The whole area sits under a no fly zone, is run by the Australian government and the CIA, and is located somewhere in the centre of the country.

Hardly any other information is known about the site… its that secret.

 

First Google Data Centre is number 8 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

First Google Data Centre is number 8 on our list of 25 places you cannot go

8. Google Data Centre

Possibly one of the only places that has as much, if not more security than Area 51, this massive complex sits in the state of Oregon.

Being the first data centre for the company, its thought to house trillions of files of data that have been collected from the creation of the search engine.

Everything from users search habits, every website on earth, credit card files and security documents are thought to be housed here.

The insides are reported to be lined with multi coloured pipes and you need some kind of transport to get around…. its massive.

 

7. Ark of the Covenant

Ark of the Covenant also known as the Ark of the Testimony, is a gold-covered wooden chest described in the Book of Exodus as containing the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments.

According to various texts within the Hebrew Bible, it also contained Aaron’s rod and a pot of manna.

The Chapel of the Tablet at the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Axum allegedly houses the original Ark of the Covenant although its thought to be kept in a secure armoury nearby and is defiantly not public.

The strangest thing about this part of our list is that its currently more of a myth as the controlling factors refuse to reveal the ark.

 

6. Cheynenne Mountain

Buried deep under Cheynenne Mountain is a military installation and nuclear bunker located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The base has its own built in power plant, water system and cooling system with the base able to handle thousands of personnel.

The North American Air Defence Command or NORAD for short, had its base here and continually watches the skies for any signs of invasion into the united states.

In 2007 most of the base was moved to different locations and now just a skeleton crew remains, sometimes only being staffed when necessary.

The base is well known for featuring heavily in the TV program Stargate-SG1

 

5. Bank of England Vaults

Another underground fortress similar to that of fort know in the USA, The Bank of England Vaults hold some of the largest gold deposits in the world.

Its thought gold stored here could total somewhere in the region of $248 billion dollars and totals 6,256 tonnes taking up 300,000 sq feet of space.

The vaults have to be accessed by several 3FT long keys and this is still considered safer than just having electronic access although this also exists within the complex.

Visitors have to speak a password into a microphone that matches voices to a select few saved samples and temperature controls, CCTV and motion detectors are also thought to exist.

 

4. Mount Weather Virginia

Home to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Operation Centre, this base also goes under the name of The High Point Special Facility.

Mount Weather is the location of a control station for the FEMA National Radio System which is a high frequency radio system connecting most federal public safety agencies and the U.S. military with most of the states.

It also allows the president to access the Emergency Alert System and According to a letter to the editor of The Washington Post, after the September 11 attacks, most of the congressional leadership was evacuated to Mount Weather by helicopter.

 

3. RAF Menworth Hill

Located near Harrogate in north Yorkshire, RAF Menworth Hill is a Royal Air-force Station that’s been described as one of the largest electronic monitoring stations in the world.

The site acts as a ground station for a number of satellites operated by the US National Reconnaissance Office, on behalf of the US National Security Agency.

The antennae are contained in a large number of highly distinctive white radomes, and is alleged to be an element of the ECHELON system

RAF Menwoth Hill is commanded by a Royal Air Force Officer, supported by an RAF element, whilst a large contingent of support services are provided by the United States Air Force, 421st Air Base Group, and US National Security Agency.

 

2. Mount Yamantau

Nicknamed wicked mountain, Mount Yamantau is located in the Ural mountains, Russia.

It stands at 1,640 metres (5,381 ft) and is the highest mountain in the southern Urals.

Along with Kosvinsky Mountain, 600 km to the north, it is suspected by the United States of being a large secret nuclear facility and bunker as well as being used for communication purposes.

Large excavation projects have been observed by U.S. satellite imagery as recently as the late 1990s, during the time of Boris Yeltsin’s government after the fall of the Soviet Union

 

1. Surtsey Island

Surtsey is a Volcanic Island located approximately 32 km from the south coast of Iceland

The new island formed by volcanic eruptions that took place from 1963 to 1967 and since its birth it has been protected, providing the world with a pristine natural laboratory.

Since they began studying the island in 1964, scientists have observed the arrival of seeds carried by ocean currents, the appearance of moulds, bacteria and fungi, followed in 1965 by the first vascular plant, of which there were 10 species.


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