Top 15 Places You’re not Allowed To Visit on Earth

They say ‘Free World’… but the truth is that it’s not as free as you may think. In fact, there are over a dozen places on our planet which you CANNOT gain access to.

From top-secret military bases to exclusive clubs and Armageddon bunkers. In this article, we take a look at the FIFTEEN most restricted places on the surface of out planet.

RAF Menwith Hill. UK.


One of the most secretive complexes in Europe, and one of the most peculiar looking one’s as well. These fascinating and somewhat weird structures provide communication and intelligence support to countries like the UK and the Us.

This complex is so vast; it has been cataloged as the BIGGEST electronic monitoring station on the entire planet.

The Bohemian Groove


This one is really strange. It’s something nearly out of a Hollywood cult-like movie. The Bohemian Groove is a –forbidden— 2,700-acre rural location located ‘somewhere’ in California. The land is believed to be owned by a private San Francisco-based arts club called the Bohemian Club.

In the past, presidents such as Richard Nixon and Herbert Hoover have attended. Women are not allowed.

It turns out that every summer, the Bohemian Club hosts a two-week camp in the woods were the most influential people in the world gather. Are they worshiping reptilian gods?

Snake Island


A place you cannot access and a place where you really don’t want to go. Snake Island is a small Island located off the coast of Brazil and contains 4,000 of the DEADLIEST snakes on the planet. Their venom is so powerful that it can MELT human flesh.

The Island has been deemed so dangerous that the Brazilian Government banned visitors from accessing it.

The Coca-Cola Vault


Have you ever wondered the true recipe of Coca Cola? It turns out that the secret formula behind the Coca Cola recipe is one of the most heavily guarded secrets on the planet.

In order to protect their recipe, the Coca-Cola Company has a high-tech vault that holds the recipe and protects it from prying eyes.

Only a couple of people knows the actual formula.

Fort Knox


Fort Knox is a reserve that holds the United States Gold Bullion Reserve and a number of other national treasures. It is considered as one of the most secure places on the planet.

It is protected by around 30,000 soldiers and a flotilla of attack helicopters.

The Gold-Vault is allegedly protected by a 22-ton blast-proof door, and visitors are STRICTLY forbidden.

The Svalbard Seed Vault


Another really cool place that you cannot gain access to. It was constructed to store the seeds that could be utilized in the event of a catastrophic environmental disaster.

Only a couple of people are allowed access to the vault.

In fact, not even countries that have lend seeds are allowed access to the site. The vault is located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago.

The Vatican’s Secret Archive


No its not just a really old library. The Vatican Library is one of the largest and  most secretive libraries on the planet. In fact, only a sacred few have access to the wonders that the vaults contain.

From ancient Maya codices to ancient books that ‘allegedly’ are proof of alien contact, the Vatican Secret Archive is said to have it all and is another place on Earth you cannot access.

Pine Gap Australia


Meet Australia’s version of Area 51. Pine Gap is located in Central Australia and is operated by the Australian Government and the Central Intelligence Agency.

It is the only place in Australia that is strictly designated as a no-fly zone and is used as a monitoring station. The secret facility is said to operate a number of drone stripe programs.

The Lascaux Caves, France


The Lascaux Caves in France contain ancient cave paintings that are believed to be over 17,000 years old, created by early humans depicting animals and curious geometric shapes.

The caves are a no-access zone since 1963. The caves have since been threatened by a strange fungal invasion that threatens the integrity of the paintings.

The Mormon Church Secret Vault


The Secret Vault was constructed into the side of a mountain and is a secret, heat-controlled vault.

According to reports, it continues over 3 BILLION pages of data on genealogy and family history of Americans.

Even though tours are given once in a while, most of the vault is completely off limits.

Room 39 North Korea


Obviously located in North Korea, the Room 39 is also commonly referred to as Bureau 39.

It is a secretive organization whose goal is to find ways to obtain foreign currency fo Kim Jong-un, Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea. It was established in 1970.

The secretive organization has been described as the ‘kingpin’ of North Korea’s ‘court economy’.

There is very limited data on Room 39, but it is believed to be an organization that has over 20 bank accounts in Switzerland and China and are used for money laundering operations and other illegal operations.

The secretive group has over 130 trading companies that are under its jurisdictions and directly controlled by Kim Jong-un.

Very little is known about what happens within its perimeters.

Mezhgorye, Russia


Mezghorye is believed to be a Russian secret nuclear missile site. It is one of the most protected places in Russia, where two battalions permanently guard the base, preventing anyone from accessing it.

The base is said to contain automatic ballistic missiles which van be remotely activated in the event of a nuclear strike which can be detected by seismic, light and pressure sensors.

Disney Club 33


One of the most expensive clubs on the planet. Not many people know about it but Club 33 At Disneyworld has a 14-year long waiting list. If you happen to get on the list, a $40,000 initiation fee is required. Plus, you have to be the annual fee of $27,000.

The Club is entirely of limits from the public. Its members include Presidents of the United States, business leaders, and actors.

Google Datacenter

Google Data Center Storm Trooper And R2D2

Google eRuns the internet and its Data Center is as guarded as Area 51 is. It is a high-security location that contains trillions of records of our DATA.

You cannot access it, ever.

Area 51


Now that we mentioned Area 51, it is also one of the most secretive and well-protected locations on the surface of the planet.

This military base is located in Nevada, some 80 miles from downtown Las Vegas.

According to ‘official’ reports, the base’s primary purpose is the research and development of experimental aircraft and weaponry.

Interestingly, its existence has only been acknowledged in 2013, and until then the government claimed the base didn’t exist.

Many people believe that the base is not home to revolutionary aircraft and weaponry systems but is home to otherworldly technology.

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39 thoughts on “Top 15 Places You’re not Allowed To Visit on Earth

    1. I hope you do realize what copied means.

      Now, you are refering to this article obviously:

      Which has ten places they picked which you cannot access. I do not know if you realized but this article has 15. Five more than listverse. Saying this is a copy of an article from listverse is ludicrous.

      The fact that there are similar articles out there does not mean one or another article are copies.

        1. Unless this one is illegal somehow, I don’t see your point. Ivan shares as much information about a wide variety of different subjects as he can. I appreciate that because I’ve learned so much through his efforts. Articles, or parts of articles, are copied and improved upon all the time, just as people quote each other all the time. There’s not a thing wrong with it as far as I can see.

        2. Im afraid that you have serious issues with Ancient Code. I am afraid that you are confused to what the meaning of ‘copy’ is.

          I am afraid that… ‘Nothing was copied from anywhere.’

          And I am afraid that your empty accusations will not get you anywhere. I do not tolerate trolls whatsoever on Ancient Code anymore. And you sir are certainly one big troll.

          Having that said, I’d like to point you to the hundreds of articles that have been copied without permission from Ancient Code onto other websites around the web. You won’t see me or anyone from our editors or authors trolling other websites.

          1. Whoa, take it easy there fella. I enjoy reading some of the articles on here and bring healthy skeptisism to the more outlandish articles. Are we stifling free speech on here now?

          2. Oh I love skepticism, i Really do, and that’s the whole deal behind these articles to bring a positive way of thinking around these things. If we were stifling free speech on Ancient Code, the comments section wouldn’t be active, don’t you think?

            Now you’re speaking about ‘healthy skepticism’ but I only see claims that we copied the article from listverse. Now, you are entitled to your opinion about the article, but I just wanted to point out that while such articles exist on Listverse, and a bunch of other websites, the one posted on Ancient Code was not copied.

            the fact that it covers a similar subject is an entirely different thing.

          3. Fair enough. Although my “healthy skepticism” can be taken out of context in relation to the one comment you’re referring to. I have commented on the sphinx article you published today positively as that subject fascinates me

          4. Rick, I honestly accept every comment. It doesn’t have to be positive in regards to the article since every single one of us has different feelings about different things.

            I have however, encountered so much ‘hate’ or ‘negativity’ ever since I started writing for Ancient Code that I take comments that insinuate something has been copied from elsewhere with a pinch of salt. I insist in making Ancient Code as unique as possible. I do appreciate every comment as long as there is a mutual respect.

            I hope that in the future you will enjoy Ancient Code as much as I enjoy writing here, on, ancient-origins and other websites.


          5. Thanks Ivan…i just really struggle with the flat earth stuff anf that crazy firmament. Regardless how skeptical i am on many many many things at least there is a chance my opinion is wrong.
            With those 2, thats just silly 🙂

  1. Quote: “They say ‘Free World’… but the truth is that its not as free as you may think.”

    Being “Free” doesnt means you can do anything you want, that would be anarchy, there are laws that must be respected, if there is a law saying you cant go that place then dont go!, or become a criminal and face the consequences of your acts.

        1. Hmmm…just a slow striped pony really.

          On a serious note. Pine gap is in the middle of jack all.
          Been near there…but not that close to get captured and forced to paint drones.

  2. Thank you for doing what you do Ivan. Might I suggest that you use a grammar checker like Grammarly. I also write articles from time to time, but my grammar and spelling skills are quite poor. Your site would gain more reach with the masses if it was free of errors, as their is a growing desire for quality content dealing with so-called fringe topics. I started being more careful with my own work and noticed an increase in readership, along with a more pleasing overall experience, and enhanced reception of what was articulated.

    I hope this helps, and be well on your path.


    1. Dear Justin,

      Thanks a lot for your suggestions.

      I actually use grammarly and the results have improved, but since Ancient Code has gained so much attention recently, we need editors to proofread everything since a lot of articles are being written each day. We already have an editor (Doc) who is doing an excellent job, but it’s hard to keep up the pace.

      You are welcome to help us out and join the team 🙂


      1. Dear Ivan,

        I do not have any type of degree in editing work, but my occupation for many years as a medical transcriptionist has allowed me to become somewhat of an editor. A tedious task of listening to a stream of faceless voices on so many depressing ailments, although the psychiatric ones are quite interesting. A perfect opportunity to learn new unknown words, however. Words are alive. They are almost like friends in some ways; come and go, love and despise you, even abandon you. I wrote a poem about this. Anyway, I would be happy to help if assistance is needed. Thank you.


        1. Dear Kimberly,

          Thank you for your comments.

          I write so many articles every month that its hard to keep track and edit them all. Currently we have 2 people who help edit them in their spare time.

          If you would like to join us, and help sort out our articles and edit them you are more then welcome!

          1. That would be right up my alley. lol I’m another stickler for correct spelling and grammar. I’ve gotten better though, and try not to correct people online. I’m not perfect and I do make mistakes like everyone else. 🙂

          2. “I’ve gotten better”, REALLY. Your use of what is commonly known as “american English” does not come over as being written by an intellectual mind. British, (English, Scottish and Irish English) is the version spoken by the vast majority of the English speaking world. Try “I’ve become better”, it’s so much more acceptable.

        2. …and over here in a tiny corner of the internet–well look at that!–Wouldn’t you know it, a few
          articulate and compliment savvy
          people with an appreciation for
          language, the subsequent
          elevated comprehension of one
          another’s intention, all executed
          with an authentic and humble
          compassion, a validating
          underpinning of vulnerability, and
          striped with a swirl of an
          eloquently rich, yet playful
          metaphor to the depth and
          enthusiasm of one’s relationship
          with language.


          ‘Tis positively inspirational, in light
          of the horrific conditions that
          are social media and public
          forum linguistic bloodbaths of
          current discourse, to have
          witnessed this rare alignment
          of intellect and character
          unfold for all to see; over a
          typo correction no less.

          Truly, this conversation is a
          testament to the value of adept
          language skills and the cascade
          of benefit to befall upon those
          whom engage their splendor.

          It is no secret to those who
          understand the ally, friend, and
          the nurturing and loyal confidante
          that is one’s lexicon and bountiful
          repertoir of experiential contexts,
          that to know oneself is to be able
          to describe oneself without
          saying a word about
          oneself at all.

          That said, albeit in loquacious form, but complimentary nonetheless, I thank all of you for engaging each other this way, as well as indulging my morning writing warm up routine before I start my days work on my book.
          I’m quite grateful.

          Heck, even I know that I could have just as easily said,
          “Best conversation ever!”
          and been on my merry way…

          However, I’d have guzzled down my coffee much too fast had I done so.

          A superb day to you.
          Be the light.

          1. Oh goodie, a question!
            Only, it’s quite ambiguous the wee fragmented sentence-yet-to-be truly is.
            I’d rather not assume I know what you’re thinking.
            Could you be more specific?

            “What _________?”

            Then we’ll go from there.



    2. “Thank you for doing what you do, Ivan.” “Your site would gain more (a greater) reach with the masses if it were (not was) free of errors, as there (not their) is a growing desire for quality content dealing with so-called fringe topics.”

  3. The scene at Bohemian Groove (Grove?) looks to be an orchestral setting. The guys to the right seem to be holding cellos, with a double bass to the extreme right. Timpani are at the back, and there looks to be the conductor in the middle facing the audience – or perhaps a solo singer!

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