State secrets, relics that need defense from humans and the elements, ultra-exclusive memberships — there are many reasons why places are marked off-limits.
And unless you’re a high-ranking government official or royalty, there are just some places that most of the world’s population can’t go. Even though we seriously want to.
10. Mezhgorye, Russia
Russia’s massive secret underground facility at Yamantau mountain and the city of Mezhgorye is rumored that the Yamantau mountain project was associated with the so-called “Dead Hand” nuclear retaliatory command and control system for strategic missiles.
9. Vatican secret archives, Vatican City
Vatican secret archives, which are as vast as they are old. Headed by a cardinal like the Vatican library, another rumored storehouse of secrets, they partially open today to a few approved scholars who are let in only with specific purposes and with permission of the Pope.
8. Club 33, Disneyland, California
Since 1967 Disney’s exclusive Club 33, Walt Disney felt that he needed a special private place where he could entertain sponsors and other guests. After he had died Disney Land decided to make Club 33 open only to special members. As of june 2007, the membership waiting list was 14 years.
7. Moscow Metro-2, Russia
Russia has a secret underground metro system which parallels the public Moscow metro. It is said to connect the Kremlin with the FSB Headquarters, the government airport at Vnukovo-2. In the late 1940s Stalin had created the tunnels in the event of a nuclear war.
6. White’s Gentleman’s Club, London, England
It was established in 1693 to sell hot chocolate, a rare and expensive commodity at the time. Now its membership is reserved for the wealthiest and most influential members of society.
5. Area 51, Nevada, United States
Area 51 which is known for its secretive nature and undoubted connection to classified aircraft research, together with reports of unusual phenomena, have led Area 51 to become a focus of modern ufo and conspiracy theories. Located at Groom lake, it is a large secretive military base.
4. Room 39, North Korea
Room 39 is one of the most secret organizations in arguably the world’s most secretive state. Its mission is to obtain foreign currency for supreme leader of North Korea. The powerful entity, which has existed for decades, is believed to raise funds through business ventures, some legitimate and some not. Room 39 is believed to be located inside a ruling workers’ party building in Pyongyang.
3. Ise Grand Shrine, Japan
The Ise Grand Shrine which is located in Japan is considered arguably one of the most sacred, holiest and important places in Japan. Shrine is demolished and rebuilt once every twenty years. The only people who are able to access the shrine are the Japanese Imperial family and the high priestesses and priests.
2. Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center, Us
Also known as the “high point special facility”, the facility is a major relocation site for the highest level of civilian and military officials in case of national disaster. It is also the home of the FEMA National Radio System, which connects most federal public safety agencies and U.S. Military with most of the States.
1. RAF Menwith Hill, United Kingdom
RAF Menwith Hill is a royal air force station near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England which provides communications and intelligence support services to the UK and USA. The site contains an extensive satellite ground station and is a communications intercept and missile warning site and has been described as the largest electronic monitoring station in the world.