There are many intriguing corners of the world that the vast majority of us will never have the opportunity to visit. And in every case, each one has its own reason for being so inaccessible. Such places inevitably attract intense interest on the part of tourists and adventure seekers, yet they remain almost impossible to reach.
Bright Side decided to lift the veil on the secrets of these locations and take a look at what’s hiding there.
Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center, Virginia
Access restricted to high-ranking officials
Mount Weather is a secret refuge for the US government. The FEMA Operations Center is hidden underneath the mountain and is capable of running the country in the event of a catastrophe and any resulting emergency situation. Some of the center’s structures are built above ground, and these are administered and guarded by a separate branch of the security and emergency services. Inside, the center is governed by its own laws, and outsiders are strictly forbidden to enter.
Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway
A storage facility to be used in times of catastrophe