Two days ago, a petition took off on social media to raid Area 51, regarded as one of the most secretive places in the world. Gathering over 530,000 votes, the event named ‘Storm Area 51, They Cant’s Stop All of Us’ to raid the deserts of Nevada believed to store some existing evidences of UFO suggests human’s hunt for answers of the unanswered, unclear, or believed to have been hidden from us.
But if you think Area 51 is secretive, we bring to you some of the most secretive, heavily places on earth you never knew existed.
Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway: A heavy guarded place straight out of ‘The Kingman’s movie , The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, near Longyearbyen in case humanity fails. The purpose is to preserve spare samples of seeds for the purpose of growing food should the need arise.
Vatican Secret Archives, Italy: An archive that could possibly contain a collection of some of the most interesting documents and artifacts of 12 centuries’ worth of history, the storage facility houses a wealth of forms, official documents and ledgers from the Catholic Church. These archives are set apart from the Vatican Library and ownership is passed down from Pope to Pope.
The Swiss Vaults: Known famously for their ‘banking systems’, the ultra-secure vaults of the Swiss Vaults for the ultra-rich could even put ‘Mission Impossible’ movies to shame. The vaults are made for almost everything valuable, such as secretive alpine gold stashes where tiny metal doors leading into mountain tunnels to a decommissioned military bunker where people can store their Bitcoins as personalized, physical cryptographic keys, the Swiss vaults are an epitome of man-force security.
ADX Florence: A modern day Alcatraz, 'The Administrative Maximum Facility' is considered as one of the toughest and most secure “supermax” prison in the United States designed to hold the most hardened of criminals. Also called the ‘’Alcatraz of the Rockies,” the priosn has Heavily armed patrols and massive gun towers watch the prisoners’ every move, and huge walls with razor wire do their level best to block away the mountains. The cells hold some of the most infamous criminals like Ramzi Yousef, the man reportedly behind the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center, and Zacarias Moussaoui, Richard Reid aka shoe bomber and even the Boston Marathon bomber.
The Greenbrier: Spread across 6, 500 acres of land, the exclusive Resort in West Virginia has famed golf course, a casino, laser tag, and stunning scenery. However, what lies underneath the estate is what makes it really secretive. A 25-ton nuclear blast door secures a long string of tunnel creating one of the largest nuclear bunkers. Constructed around 1958 and completed in 1961the 112,544 square foot complex built into the hill is believed to have stored supplies for all members of the US Congress.