In this age of information, secrets are becoming harder and harder to keep but never the less the world is still filled with mystery and places of wonderment. Here is a list of just a few of the more intriguing places dotted around the globe that restrict access to your everyday person, with the exclusion of Area 51 because lets face it’s had the most coverage throughout the years.
#1 Club 33 (Disneyland)
Club 33 is a private club located in New Orleans Square, Disneyland and unless you can pay the $25,000 initiation fee and an annual fee of $10,000 it’s doors will remain closed to you. Although there are many stories speculating the origins of Club 33, one of the more commonly assumptions is that the club was created to provide a vip service to the 33 original sponsors of the resort.
Here is a video documenting the inner workings of the club.
#2 Metro-2 (Under Moscow)
Metro-2 is a secret underground metro system which was built parallel to the public track. This metro system was supposedly built whilst Stalin was in power, and is said to connect the Kremlin with the Federal Security Service headquarters, providing transportation for top officials and spies alike.
#3 Mount Weather (Virginia)
The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center is something straight out of a movie, a relocation site for people of high-importance in the event of a national disaster i.e. nuclear war, etc. The doomsday bunker itself was built underground but there are FEMA training facilities located on the surface.
#4 Vatican Secret Archives (Vatican City, Italy)
Although being the inspiration for many tales of fiction and thoughts of conspiracy the archives themselves aren’t actually as “secret” as they sound, but more of a collection of the popes private files and haven’t actually been truly secret since Pope Leo XIII, who granted access to scholars in 1881. Access today is even easier with anyone being able to examine the correspondences of every pope for the past 1,000 years although you must know exactly what you are looking for, no prying allowed. Regardless the collection of archives is incredibly impressive with a said 52 miles of shelving.
#5 Snake Island (Brazil)
Off the coast of Brazil there is an island straight out of a nightmare, it is home to over 5,000 venomous snakes. The island itself is off limits for the public and for good reason.
#6 Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Norway)
Similar to Mount Weather, its an underground bunker of sorts to securely store seeds of all kinds so that in the case of a catastrophic event destroying a particular species of plant, we will have the ability to bring them back.
#7 Chapel of The Ark of the Covenant (Ethiopia)
This modest Ethiopian chapel is said to be the final resting place of the ark and it’s ten commandments. No one is allowed to step foot on it’s grounds other than a priest who is unable to leave.
#8 Room 39 (North Korea)
Located in the capital city of North Korea, Pyongyang, this building is home to the countries secret organization responsible for maintaining a healthy collection of foreign currency or slush fund. It is also suspected that counterfeiting of foreign currency is taking place here, such as the counterfeiting of $100 bills.
#9 Bohemian Grove, California
The Bohemian Club is an all-male famous for its secrecy, it has a member list that includes many high-profile individuals such as politicians and notable public figures. The club itself is particularly famous for being the birthplace of the Manhattan Project, a meeting held here on September 1942 led to the creation of the atomic bomb.
#10 RAF Menwith Hill
Providing monitoring services for the Royal Air Force and NSA it is said to be the most powerful of its kind in the world.