Area 51 in Southern
Nevada is arguably one of the most secretive and mysterious places in the
world. Since it was kept top secret and even its existence was denied for a
while by the US government, many conspiracy theories are put forward about Area
51. It is known as the US Air Force's secret military base. It is believed to
be a test facility for experimental aircraft and weapons. However, this area is
famous for many UFO stories. Some believe that scientists were analyzing a
crashed alien spacecraft and that aliens were held captive there.
2- Svalbard Global Seed Vault - Spitsbergen, Norway
The Svalbard Global
Seed Vault, known as the Doomsday Vault, is a secure underground seed bank and
storage facility built on a mountainside. It is aimed to protect various plant
seeds around the world for apocalyptic or global crisis and it is strictly
closed to visitors. It is believed that about 840,000 samples of 4000 different
seed species from all over the world have been stored. Financial support for
the project is provided by countries such as the USA, England, Norway, Germany,
Switzerland, and Canada.
3- Snake Island - São Paulo, Brazil
Ilha da Queimada
Grande, also known as Snake Island, is located in the Atlantic Ocean. As the
name suggests, this island is infested with thousands of deadly snakes. It is
said that the island has 5 snakes per square meter. For this reason, the
Brazilian government naturally prohibited entering the island. Except for a few
courageous researchers, nobody dared to even step onto the island. It is the
only home of the golden lancehead, one of the most venomous pit viper species
on the planet.
4- The Lascaux Caves - Montignac, France
The Lascaux, a
complex of caves near the village of Montignac in France, is home to cave
paintings from the Paleolithic period. The cave complex contains pre-historic
paintings of large animals that are 17,000 years old. Anthropologists think the
drawings were made to improve hunting in the future. The Lascaux Caves complex
was discovered by Marcel Ravidat in search of her lost dog on September 12,
1940. Although the cave was opened to visitors during the Second World War, it
was closed in 1963 due to damage to the drawings and currently, only a few
researchers can enter.
5- Poveglia - Veneto, Italia
Poveglia, a small
island near Venice, is considered one of the most haunted places on earth. The
island has been a mass graveyard for people who died from the plague and
various infectious diseases in the past. Many people were buried in the same
tombs and many were cremated. For this reason, people say that half of the soil
is now composed of human ash. In the 1920s, a doctor in a mental hospital on
the island, conducted various experiments on patients and later committed
suicide. Since the 1960s, almost no one has set foot on the island and is not
allowed to be visited.
6- North Sentinel Island - Bay of Bengal, India
Island is home to the Sentinel tribe that has no contact with the modern world.
The tribe is believed to have survived by gathering wild plants and hunting.
The Indian government does not interfere with the tribe in any way. The people
of the island try to kill anyone approaching the island, therefore it is really
dangerous. After the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, research helicopters
assessing the damage in the area were attacked by the Sentinelese tribe, who
shot arrows and threw stones. In 2008, they killed two fishermen who were on a
fishing boat approaching the island.
7 - Mezhgorye - Republic of Bashkortostan - Russia
Mezhgorye is a
closed town located in the Southern Ural Mountains of Russia. It is unknown
what happened in this town that was discovered in 1979. No outsider can enter
the town, and people living around the town believe that the government is
conducting clandestine work there. The biggest claim is that a large nuclear
facility is located here. According to some, it is a great shelter built for
the leaders to hide in case of a big threat. If you approach the town to know
what is happening, a battalion will stand in your way. That's why Mezhgorye
will continue to keep its mystery.
8 - Room 39 - Pyongyang, North Korea
North Korea is a
mysterious country in itself. We know how difficult it is to enter the country.
But even if we enter the country, it is impossible to enter Room 39 in
Pyongyang! It is said that after the death of Kim Il-Sung, the founder of North
Korea, his family established it to control their money. Despite alleged
illegal activities here, North Korea denies these allegations. If you enter
without permission, you face the death penalty. But probably no one has tried
9 - Heard Island - Australia, Indian Ocean
located between Madagascar and Antarctica, is one of the world's most remote
and unexplored territories. Various creatures such as seals, penguins, and
seabirds live on this island, which is considered to be part of Australia. The
island also contains more than 40 glaciers. In 2000, a huge lava flow coming
from the island's volcano called Mawson's Peak was noticed. Heard Island is
also known for its poor weather conditions. For these reasons, it is forbidden
to set foot on the island.
Pravčická brána is
the largest natural sandstone arch in Europe. Unfortunately, it has been
forbidden to visit this popular Czech tourist attraction since 1982. The
Pravčická brána faced the danger of collapse as a result of heavy erosion and
this danger still continues. Although tourists can visit this place, they can
only see the sandstone arch from afar. According to geologists, the arch will
probably collapse in the future.