Think you can just go exploring at any place in the world whenever you want? That’s not exactly the case because there are a whole bunch of places on earth that ordinary people aren’t really allowed to see. In fact, some of the places are so secretive that only a select few people on earth are lucky enough to have visited these places, leaving the rest of us to wonder what exactly these places are hiding.
All over the world, we’ve got areas which are either privately owned and hidden from the public or controlled by the government and deemed too dangerous for anyone to enter, even for VIPs! There’s a good chance that you won’t be exploring these areas yourself during your lifetime, but that doesn’t stop us from talking about what they contain or might contain and how secure they are. It’s always a pleasure to deal with a good mystery, and these places have everything it takes to satisfy us!
Fort Knox, Kentucky – USA
This is basically where a huge chunk of the monetary assets belonging to the United States of America are kept which justifies it being so incredibly secure. Its defenses are pretty much impenetrable, and even the most skilled and cunning person will have a difficult time infiltrating this place. Fort Knox has an estimated 5,000 tons of gold which is roughly 2% of all the gold that can be found on earth (which is a lot!). To keep all of this gold safe, it has been placed underground with a massive 250-ton door sealing its entrance.
That alone wasn’t deemed enough to keep the place secure, of course, and an entire military camp has been placed around the fort to protect it from any potential dangers. This doesn’t even begin to describe the security that the facility has underground, but no one really knows much about it, so all we can do is speculate – although, robot guards might not be out of the question!
Area 51, Las Vegas desert, Nevada – USA
Even photos of this area are rare. Area 51 is among the most secretive places on earth, and nothing about the place is known except for the fact that it’s so secure that no one has ever managed to find out what’s going on in there. Conspiracy theories about the place have been flying left and right for years now, although none of them seem like they’re close to the truth. The government has never hinted at what they’re up to over there and have never slipped any details to the public. A lot of people believe that the state of the art weapons are being tested there, while others think that UFOs and aliens from outer space are kept there for studying and testing. Whatever the government is covering up over there is something we’ll never probably never know for sure, although theories do keep popping up.
Vatican Secret Archives, Vatican City – Italy
Another place that’s almost just as secure as Area 51, although possibly not quite as dangerous, is where the Vatican keeps most of its hidden knowledge. This area is kept under the rug to the point where only a few photos of it exist, and very few on earth other than the people allowed inside have knowledge about its contents. All that’s known to the public is that the archives contain around 35,000 volumes of information about the Roman Catholic Church, but details about this information are scare. The whole archive isn’t a part of the huge Vatican library. Even the government doesn’t have much authority over this place, and the ownership only belongs to the Pope of the Vatican. Whenever a Pope is replaced, the ownership of the archives is transferred to the next Pope. For all we know, the archives simply contain mundane information about the Church that simply has no reason to be publicized and has simply been hyped up unnecessarily, but we can’t help but imagine if there’s something more sinister going on in there. Although the Vatican has begun opening up about the contents of the archives to journalists and academics, there is a section that is off bounds to everyone except the officials responsible in maintaining this place.
Although we won’t be able to visit these locations in our lifetimes, it’s exciting to know that they exist and keep us on our toes with the mystery they hold.