On this planet, many mysterious places do exist, including some places you may have never heard about or even if you know about them, you may never be able to go there. Here are the top 10 mysterious forbidden places in the world.
No. 10, Mezhgorye, Russia
Back in the Boris Yeltsin period, Russia built two military fortresses here, but all the answers they gave about what went on inside the zone were vague and not important.
No. 9, Vatican Secret Archives, Vatican
Actually, the Vatican Secret Archives are not very secret except its name. You may check those archives that you want to see but not in the room. First, visitors have to hand over an application for viewing some files, and then the Vatican Secret Archives would provide them to you. However, the only categories of archives you cannot read are under the year of 1975, which aim at protecting diplomatic and governmental information.
No. 8, Disney's Club 33, U.S.
By common sense, Disney would not provide drinks for the public during the sight-seeing period but only for private parties after that. However, there is a secret place in Disneyland providing drinks for its members all the time. It is Club 33.
Club 33 is a private club located in the heart of the New Orleans Square section of Disneyland. Officially maintained as a secret feature of the theme park, the entrance of the club is located next to the Blue Bayou Restaurant at "33 Royal Street" with the entrance recognizable by an ornate address plate with the number 33 engraved on it. When riding Pirates of the Caribbean, just as the ride departs, the Blue Bayou restaurant is visible, but the balconies above it are actually a part of Club 33.
Club 33 members and their guests have exclusive access to the club's restaurant, and the premises are not open to the public at large. It is the only location within Disneyland to offer alcoholic beverages, though Disneyland has a park-wide liquor license and has set up bars throughout the park for private events. Club 33's wine list includes vintages priced at 200 U.S. dollars. In addition to beer and wine, Club 33 has a full bar, though patrons may not order directly from the bar and must place orders through their server.
No. 7 Moscow Metro 2, Russia
It is said that Moscow Metro 2 is a parallel metro system to Moscow's public metro, and it was started to build since Stalin period. According to some report, the Moscow Metro 2 is even longer than the city's public metro and has 4 main trunk lines under 50 to 200 meters of the ground. It connects Kremlin, Russian Federal Security Service, a government airport and other important state sites.
No. 6 White's Club, U.K.
White's Club, which was found by Francis White in 1693, is the most famous gentlemen's club in Britain. At the beginning, the club was only for selling hot chocolate. However, it became a typical private gentlemen's club after more than 300 years passed. As for its mystery, first, it does not accept any female members. Second, any man who wants to join the club has to be invited by a current member and have approval from other two members unless he were a member of the royal family, an important official or a well-known celebrity.
No. 5 Area 51, U.S.
Area 51 is a name used in official CIA documents (at least since 1967) for a military base that is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western United States, 83 miles (133 km) north-northwest of downtown Las Vegas. Situated at its center, on the southern shore of Groom Lake, is a large secretive military airfield. The base's primary purpose is to support development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems.
The base lies within the United States Air Force's vast Nevada Test and Training Range. Although the facilities at the range are managed by the 99th Air Base Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, the Groom facility appears to be run as an adjunct of the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert, around 186 miles (300 km) southwest of Groom, and as such, the base is known as Air Force Flight Test Center (Detachment 3).
Other names used for the facility include Dreamland, Paradise Ranch, Home Base, Watertown Strip, Groom Lake and most recently Homey Airport. The area is part of the Nellis Military Operations Area, and the restricted airspace around the field is referred to as (R-4808N), known by the military pilots in the area as "The Box" or "the Container."
The intense secrecy surrounding the base, the very existence of which the U.S. government barely acknowledges, has made it the frequent subject of conspiracy theories and a central component to unidentified flying object (UFO) folklore.
No. 4 Bureau 39, North Korea
Bureau 39, also called Room 39, is the most secret organization in North Korea, and it is specially for providing the most current situation of foreign states for North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. It was built in the end of 1970s as Kim Jong Il's secret moneymaking bureau.
Few people really know anything about Bureau 39, and some people guess it may have 10 to 20 bank accounts in China and Switzerland for dealing in illegal money transactions, and some people say it may be involved in illegal drugs and arms dealing.
No. 3 Naign Shrine, Japan
The Naign Shrine is the most sacred shrine in Japan. The first Naign Shrine was built in B.C. 4, and a new one is rebuilt every 20 years. As of now, more than 100 Naign Shrines have existed in Japan's history. The Shrine is for paying tribute to the Japanese God of the Sun and as well as the Yata Mirror, a holy artifact in Japan's fairy tales.
Average people can never enter the Shrine. The only ones allowed are masters managing the Japanese royal family's sacrifice.
No. 2 Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Center, U.S.
Not only is the center not open to public, but also no average people want to enter the place. It is just the place mentioned in disaster and end of the world movies for government officers to hide from disasters. The Center was built in 1950s and still works now. It is administrated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. When partial disasters happen in America, most parts of American communication will be connected through the center.
No.1 Eglin Air Force Base, U.K.
Eglin Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Valparaiso, Florida.
The host unit at Eglin is the 96th Air Base Wing (96 ABW) assigned to the Air Force Materiel Command Air Armament Center. The 96 ABW supports the Air Armament Center and other tenant units of the installation with traditional military services as well as all the services of a small city, to include civil engineering, personnel, logistics, communications, computer, medical and security.
Eglin AFB was established in 1935 as the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Base. It is named in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Fredrick I. Eglin (1891–1937), who was killed in the crash of his Northrop A-17 pursuit aircraft on a flight from Langley, Virginia to Maxwell Field, Alabama.