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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway is sometimes referred to as "The Doomsday Vault," and is home to 100 million seeds from all over the world. It is built to outlast any natural disaster, and it is very high above above sea level.

2. NORTH BROTHER ISLAND, NEW YORK, USA A ship sank and about 1,000 passengers took refuge on the island. It later became a hospital for people with contagious diseases, including Mary Mallon, aka Typhoid Mary. Mary was the first recorded patient to have typhoid fever, and she infected 50 other people, three of whom died. Today the island is abandoned, and it has become a bird sanctuary.

3. LASCAUX CAVES : France banned the public from entering the caves due to invasions that could be destructive to their preservation. The caves give insight into the history of the human species and contain over 600 examples of prehistoric art that date back about 20,000 years.

4. VATICAN SECRET ARCHIVES, VATICAN : The Vatican Secret Archives is under tight security because the archives contain documents that date as far back as the 8th century. The mysterious vault is located underground, and it has about 53 miles worth of shelves. No one is allowed to enter besides researchers who are given special permission, but even they have limitations to what documents they can look at.

5. NORTH SENTINEL ISLAND, INDIA The indigenes, known as the Sentinelese, reject any contact with the outside world. It is one of the few places that remain untouched by the outside world. In cases of invasion, the indigenes would k|ll anyone who comes near the island.

6. PLUTO’S GATE, TURKEY Pluto's Gate, is a temple that was seen as a passage to the underworld. The legend said that no one could survive there, and a historian threw sparrows inside to test it, and they immediately died. In 1965, scientists confirmed this legend when they found that the CO2 levels were so high, and at night it got cold enough that it formed a lake on the bottom of the gate. Any living being could not survive more than a few seconds there.

7. GRAND SHRINE OF ISE, JAPAN With over 80,000 shrines in Japan, none of them are as important as the Grand Shrine of Ise. The carefully crafted temple is the most expensive due to its architecture, but there weren't any nails used. The shrine is built every 20 years to symbolize death and rebirth, but no one is allowed to visit it because it is so holy.

8. BHANGARH FORT, RAJASTHAN, INDIA During the daytime, tourists are allowed in Bhangarh Fort; however, as the sun sets, you need to get out of there as quickly as possible, especially if you are afraid of ghosts. The Indian government deemed the fort haunted because the building is full of legends about ghosts and curses that are so scary. Those who have tried to break this rule mysteriously disappeared.

9. FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY : This is one of the most heavily guarded places globally because it is home to a large portion of the US gold reserves. Nobody is allowed access to the vault. The building is made of concrete-line granite and reinforced steel. Breaking in would be a task.

10. AREA 51, NEVADA, US : It is the most popular prohibited site in America and people speculate that they are hiding captured aliens or UFOs. On official records, Area 51 is a US Air Force and CIA testing territory because of its remote location, but you can never be too sure.

11. COCA-COLA RECIPE VAULT, US : Coca-cola is an iconic drink known around the world, the recipe is one of America's greatest secrets. Trying to steal this formula would be nearly impossible with the complicated vault that has a hand scanner, armed guards, and a combination.

12. CHURCH OF OUR LADY MARY OF ZION, ETHIOPIA : Some people believe that the Church of our Lady Mary of Zion in Ethiopia is the final resting place of the ten commandments within the Ark of the Covenant. However, the one person allowed to view the Ark is an appointed guardian monk who can only be chosen by the predecessor. The church dates back to the 4th century and is the burial site of an Emperor of Ethiopia.

13. LAKE NATRON, TANZANIA Lake Natron in Tanzania is a beautiful lake because it’s almost pink and it's home to matching pink flamingos, but people are not allowed to swim in Lake Natron because it has an unusually high alkaline content and a pH level of 10.5 which is the same as ammonia. To put it simply, Lake Natron will burn the skin off humans and most animals.

14. PRAVCICKA BRANA, CZECH REPUBLIC : Pravcicka Brana was the Czech Republic’s most famous attraction until 1982 when it was sealed shut by the government because tourists were increasing the rate of natural erosion, which would cause it to disintegrate The arches will eventually fall due to natural causes, but the prohibition has slowed that process significantly. Unless you have access to time travel, you can only admire it from a distance.

15. THE MOUNT WEATHER EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE : This is a major reallocation site for the highest-level civilian and military officials in case of a national emergency. This 564-acre, high-security facility is where they’ll take VVIPs in case of a World War or Apocalypse.

16. PINE GAP, AUSTRALIA : Pine Gap, a top-secret U.S. military installation in Australia’s outback, is located there. The facility is used to command satellites that gather data on airstrikes worldwide. Unless you have specific permission, no one can visit the area.



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