Hopping along at any place imaginable is made accessible by the comforts of transportation purposely invented by mankind. However, despite the rocketing advancements of the modern time, there remain an interesting number of destinations that are strictly off from any mortal visit, and if there is, only few authorized people are allowed to do so, due to mind-blowing deal of interesting stories that loops behind it. Breaking in any of these places will only leave you sorry in the end, or it could be the opposite, why not? – Just make sure you do it at your own risk though. Learn why these places are deemed forbidden and save yourself some great, serious trouble.
1. Ilha da Queimada Grande, Brazil
Roughly 90 miles off the São Paulo state of Brazil lies the deadliest, venomous land of the Snake Island. A small yet severely lethal concentration of around 2,000 to 4,000 golden lanceheads a specie of extremely endangered pit vipers endemic solely to the land – led the perilous seclusion of the 110-acre mainland. Understandably, no daring wanderer would enjoy the risk of getting entangled by any of these deadly species. Snake Island is open sternly for researchers and few authorized people. The potency of these deadly species can mightily melt human flesh, and is multiply poisonous than the rest of the snakes – hence, making it among the most dangerous and prohibited places forbidden to human contact. Getting lost here is positively, a wicked idea.
2. North Sentinel Island
Although surrounded with precious azure waters and lush forests, this remote island is far from the “perfect-honeymoon-getaway” you have in mind. Residing for about 60,000 years is an untouched tribe of fierce Sentinelese people who are believed to be the last indigenous humans who have managed to preserve their tribe and be in total cutoff from global civilization. Tribesmen have ferociously isolated the island from any human interaction by firing arrows and rocks to anyone trying to get close. Outsiders who attempt to get near will be greeted with the same hostile treatment, may their visit be by purpose or by pure accident.
3. Svalbard Global Seed Vault
A strong backup storage facility designed to withstand the test of time is positioned in a remote mountain of Svalbard archipelago. The vault works like of an insurance policy for the world’s food source, wherein seed samples from the world’s crop collections are secured for future generations to be fortified with from the threats global warming. The sheer seclusion of the Seed Vault added by the piercing atmosphere of its whereabouts is visibly an already good hindrance in visiting such place.
4. Heard Island Volcano
Travelling the whole expanse of Australia is a glittering notion. However, some prohibited places might actually limit it so. One proof is the Heard Island, which encloses two of the country’s currently active volcanoes. While it may seem tempting to visit the natural wonder, it highly unlikely as the Australian government strongly forbids any entry without a drawn-out permission.
5. Area 51
The shadowy secrecy of this unmarked road still drives people nuts. Up to this day, its whole existence remains a vague thing for people’s comprehension. Because of the facility’s unrevealed purpose, it has been a repeated subject to conspiracy theories that continues to smoke off wild speculations over the decades. Area 51 undoubtedly tops the list of the planet’s most baffling confidences. The United States Air Force facility stands distantly in the middle of the Nevada desert – an undying riddle that comes with a big question mark. The veil was slightly lifted when the place was said to cater “developments and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems,” though it doesn’t clearly send away the mystifying smoke.
6. Ise Grand Shrine, Japan
Among the holiest places of worship in Japan, Ise Grand Shine is a sacred Shinto shrine in dedication to Amaterasu, the sun goddess. However, the only thing made available for a viewer’s sight is the iconic thatched roof of the shrine, as the only people allowed to enter the holy site are the priests, priestess or members of the Japanese Imperial. Inside the main shrine is allegedly the scared mirror, which is one of the most significant items in the imperial history of the country.
7. Poveglia Island
The serene-looking, beautiful isle may appear as a soothing abode to add on your itinerary, but do not let it fool you. Due to its horrifying history, its enthralling beauty has been deemed forbidden to people’s reach. Back in the 1800s, it has been used as a plaque quarantined station, a lingering asylum of more than a hundred and thousand mentally and physically ill people. Rumors continue to echo on how this seemingly exquisite yet spine-chilling, tiny island is consumed by the wretched souls of the gruesome hospital. It is severely off-limits to guests and has long been unsettled because of the haunting stories that have circulated for the past few years. Stepping foot here is strictly prohibited and definitely entails an extensive course from the Italian tourism, much for its terrifying records.
8. The Coca Cola Vault
What’s the secret for Coca-Cola’s legendary success? Well, that remains a secret. The Vault of Coca-Cola guards its best-kept secret formulas throughout the years. Its original recipes are protected inside the 20-acre World of Coca-Cola Museum’s compact vault situated in Atlanta.
9. Lascaux Caves, France
Since 1963, this Paleolithic cave has been closed from the public’s touch because of the irreparable damage that targeted the prehistoric cave paintings. About 600 paintings are engraved into its walls along with ancient tools speculated to be used for the cave’s impressive depictions. The destructive invasion of fungi has since prohibited people from visiting the notable area.
10. Surtsey Island
Although the island has been declared as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, Surtsey Island is unfortunately a place out of bounds from human interference. The island formed four years after series of powerful eruptions up until 1967 and has been among the most researched places monitored by scientists.