These are the most restricted places on the planet. From secret government installations to an island off the coast of India that’s home to a violent, primitive tribe. Join us as we take a look at the 10 most forbidden places on Earth.
10. Mezhgorye, Russia
Mezhgorye was once a town in Russia. Today, nobody lives there and nobody is allowed to visit. The government is so serious about not wanting people in the area that they have two military groups surrounding the town to make sure that nobody goes anywhere near the area. This has never been officially confirmed by the Russian government, however, it is believed to be where the Russians hold their automatic missiles that can be activated remotely at any time. This would explain why the government forbids access to the site.
9. North Sentinel Island, India
One of the Andaman Islands is called the North Sentinel Island. Geographically and politically, it belongs to India. The island has gorgeous beaches and amazing nature and foliage.
Unfortunately, if a person wants to see this picturesque island for themselves, they cannot. The island is inhabited by a native tribe who rejects and actually forbids people from setting foot on the island. They are known to be hostile and very violent.
In 2014, a group of fishermen were fishing near the island. When one of the smaller boats got caught in the current, two of the men found their way to the island. When the men on the larger boat called for them, they got no response. They waited a few days for their party to come back but they never did.
When they returned home, the families of the missing fishermen asked the India Coastguard to go to the island. They attempted a rescue by helicopter, however, they were attacked by arrows and had to retreat. There was a photographer on board who was able to get a shot of two shallow graves containing the bodies of the two fishermen. They also saw a few naked tribesmen standing by the graves. This is by far one of the most frightening forbidden places.
8. Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway
There is a global seed bank hidden on a restricted island between Norway and the South Pole. The bank is located on the side of a mountain. The structure is capable of holding 4.5 million samples of seeds and currently, it holds about 1 million. This facility was designed to preserve crops if there were to be a global or a regional crisis.
According to the Norwegian government, this area is strictly off limits to anyone who is not authorized to work in the facility.
Since the seeds are vital to rebooting the world’s food supply in the event of a world wide catastrophe, it’s probably a good thing that this facility is so remote and forbidden.
7. Metro 2, Russia
There is a place in Russia called Metro 2. It is also known by the code name D-6. It is a secret underground system that was built underneath the underground travel system in Moscow, Russia.
The secret underground system was built under Stalin’s reign. It was designed to secretly connect some of the most important governmental and administrative buildings such as the Kremlin, Zheltovsky’s house, the General Staff Academy, and the Vnukova-2 Airport. If there were ever an attack on Russian soil, the most important heads of government would be able to escape safely.
This area is prohibited to anyone who doesn’t have the necessary clearance.
6. The Coca-Cola Vault, Georgia
Coca-Cola is one of the largest soft drink companies in the world. Because of this, the company keeps the recipe for their prized soft drink a secret.
Many companies have tried to replicate the formula with no success because the recipe is kept hidden. The secret recipe is located in the Coca-Cola Vault. The vault is in the heart of the World of Coca-Cola Museum, which is located in Atlanta, Georgia. While the public can visit the museum, they are not allowed to go near the vault that holds the formula. It is closely guarded and it has been for over 125 years.
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