From a place where the governments monitor all communication to somewhere where we keep the seeds of the world in case of a global disaster…
There are probably a lot of places in Russia closed off to the general public, but within the southernmost part of the Ural Mountains there is a whole town cut off from the rest of the world. Mezhgorye is home to around 17,000 people, and many believe it was built in the 1970s to house workers on the secretive nuclear control system known as the Dead Hand.
Remember we said some locations are off limits for your own safety? Well Snake Island is definitely one of those places. As its name suggests the island, known locally as Ilha da Queimada Grande, is home to snakes, a lot of snakes, and not friendly ones either, as it contains over 4000 of some of the world’s deadliest species, with some possessing venom which can melt the flesh off your bones.
If the secret facility in Mezhgorye fires a nuclear weapon which decimates all life on Earth the first thing humanity will need to do is repopulate. But after the post-apocalyptic love-fest we’ll all want a snack, and it’s at this point the last humans on Earth will make their way to the Svalbard Seed Vault.
In the Bay of Bengal east of India is North Sentinel Island, and unless you want to be arrested by the Indian Government, speared through the face and responsible for wiping out an entire tribe of people you’d better not plan a trip there anytime soon.
In the small town of Axum in north Ethiopia is the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, and within this church is believed to be one of the world’s most sought after biblical artefacts – the Ark of the Covenant.
This is the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center located in Virginia, and it is used as the base for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Ordinary folk like you or I will never be allowed into this facility, because its purpose is to act as headquarters for the US top brass when a giant deuce hits a great big fan.
RAF Menwith Hill is home to one of the largest and most powerful electronic monitoring stations in the world. If you’ve ever sent a text message with the words bomb, terrorist or Isis in it you can guarantee these guys have seen it.
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