We told you about some strange corners of the earth that you can not set foot on. It turns out, however, that it does not lack in such places. So there are ten other forbidden places you can never visit.
10th Only Memories of Tragedies Live on the North Brothers Island
The bleak North Brother Island is located near one of the largest cities in the world: It lies in the East River between New York's Riker Island and the Bronx. It is also the site of two famous historical tragedies and an immense amount of human suffering. It is arguably the most famous as the homeland of Mary "Typhoid Mary" Mallon the symptomless patient zero of many typhoid outbreaks. Mallon spent the last 23 years of his life imprisoned and quarantined on the island and believed all along that she was a victim of great injustice.
However, the largest casualties claimed the island as a landmass closest to General Slocum's 1
The hospital closed and rotted in 1963, and it is now officially forbidden to visit the North Brothers Island. However, this is not because the island is haunted by the spirits of those who have experienced their terrible fate there ( as far as we know ). It is simply because one of the largest colonies of the Black-crowned Heron is located on the North Brothers Island and therefore the place is a bird sanctuary. Pretty anti-climactic, eh?
. 9 The Bhangarh Fort is officially visited at night
To be fair, you can visit the Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan, India, whenever you want … as long as you do it during the day. After dark, the place is strictly closed, but not because the officials fear that tourists steal jewelry or make campfires. They fear that the tourists will be eaten by vengeful spirits.
Yes, the Bhangarh Fort is considered so haunted that the officials of the area have strictly prohibited any nightly visit to the area, making it possibly the only historical building (or at least one of the few precious ones) in the region that is is hit legally. There are many stories around the place, but the most common is that a sorcerer once cursed the fort for all eternity because he had disobeyed his order not to build higher buildings than his dwelling. That seems a bit petty, but hey, these are magicians for you. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, the locals certainly have plenty of horrifying stories about missing people and strange voices at night – and whenever the sun goes down, tourists are promptly packed into their buses and vans.
. 8 The mysterious closed city of Mezhgorye
The city of Mezhgorye has existed since 1979. At first it was called Ufa-105 or Beloretsk-16 less welcoming, but it was given a real name. In 1995, the city was given the status of a city. It is located near the Ural Mountains in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia. Despite the warm welcome at the border, the city is closed and obviously highly classified.
Mezhgorye is said to house a little less than 20,000 people who work for the nearby top secret base called Mount Yamantau . It is believed that this is a massively deep and incredibly large underground structure, which was described by Russian officials as a "mine site, storage place for Russian treasures, food warehouses and bunkers for Russian leaders", whichever you ask but everyone else seems convinced that the base has much to do with nuclear weapons.
. 7 Entering Pravcicka Brana is strictly prohibited.
One might think that the Pravcicka Brana arch in the Bohemian-Bohemian National Park of Switzerland seems familiar to me. After all, the huge natural stone arch is one of the country's most recognizable landmarks and has been featured prominently in films such as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
. You could also forgive yourself for walking on the bow and admiring the breathtaking scenery of the national park around it, and perhaps even wanting to take the Instagram-worthwhile photo of the story by standing on the bow and looking out from a friend's viewpoint take pictures. However, this is something that you absolutely can not do. In fact, even official, otherwise affable guides tell you that you should not even think about it. The combined forces of erosion and thousands and thousands of tourist feet would play a happy hell on the fragile arc, and the danger of collapse is very real. You are welcome to enjoy the Pravcicka Brana from a distance (of course at a certain price), but entering is strictly prohibited.
. 6 Svalbard Global Seed Vault: No Doomsday Travelers Allowed
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a highly secure dungeon where the seeds of various crops and plants are kept for this tragic day the future, where nature needs a backup. The vault is an iconic and imposing building for Bond villains. It is a source of fascination for a certain type of tourist, and the operators of NordGen frequently receive requests for a visit. Understandably, they are not particularly interested in guiding tourists through the halls of humanity's ultimate hope and searching for souvenirs. All private visits to the vault are therefore strictly prohibited.
But it's not all bad: NordGen is fully aware of the photogenic nature of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Private visitors who want to stop by and take a selfie in front of the famous entrance are thrilled … as long as they do not expect to get involved.
. 5 Only Monkeys Can Walk on Morgan Island
South Carolina On Morgan Island is a breeding colony of 3,500 rhesus monkeys native to the research center of Puerto Rico, which was their original home. The monkeys have been there since the 1970s and are used by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for life-saving research. At the same time, the colonies are cared for, fed and cared for in general.
For obvious reasons (and also because the institute wants to keep the island free of human interactions), visiting the island is strictly prohibited. For boats, however, it is cool to sail near the shore to laugh at the many amusing beach rugs of rhesus monkeys.
. 4 The mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang is so deadly that it can not be explored.
Perhaps you know the Chinese terracotta warriors who were discovered from a huge imperial tomb. You can definitely visit them – the Terracotta Army is housed in a museum built on the site where it was discovered, and some of them even travel the globe as art museum exhibitions.
The thing is that they are not the entirety of the imperial tomb. They are only the figures guarding the grave . The actual grave, a.k.a. The Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang is a huge complex of 35 square kilometers consisting of several buildings, courtyards and even a secret palace. While the construct is buried by soil and kept dry and intact by a surprisingly advanced ventilation system, even archaeologists consider it too dangerous to fully explore and excavate it. Emperor Qin was a paranoid and superstitious type, and he built his palace as a full Indiana Jones maze of deadly traps that might still work or not. While some scholars point out that the Hollywood-style traps may have been just a product of the imagination of historians, the Chinese government still seems content to pursue the discovery until they have developed sufficient technology to engage in the discovery dare to dig the grave without destroying (and probably destroying) Avoid getting mercury arrows in the face.
. 3 Good luck in reaching Heard Island
To be fair, it is quite forbidden to experience with one's own eyes the unique, lush ecosystem of Heard Island . You can fully visit the island if you are ready to take the hurdles and get the proper documents and permits. Good luck on the way there: Although technically part of Australia, Heard Island is actually located almost 400 km south of Western Australia and only 100 km from the Antarctic. Flying is prohibited, as most of the island is inhabited by a tall, steep volcano called Big Ben.
There are no commercial tour services to get you there. The only way to get there is the boat. According to the Australian Antarctic Division, this means sailing for two weeks "through some of the roughest seas in the world" – and then again to return to Australia. In addition, the island has no permanent residents, so you have absolutely no security during your stay there.
. 2 Niihau is Hawaii's "Forbidden Island"
Hawaii has a reputation for being inviting and relaxing, but it also has its secrets. Niihau Hawaii's "Forbidden Island," was purchased by King Sinclair K in 1864 from King Kamehameha V, and the king had only one request for her: to keep the place in good condition for its people.
The island is now owned by Sinclair's offspring Bruce and Keith Robinson, and the family has held its promise with all its might: the island is a lush, primitive habitat for many endangered species and a peaceful home for the people who live there. His tranquility is mainly due to the family's policy of keeping tourists as far away from people as possible. The island received its "forbidden" nickname in 1952 when a polio epidemic hit Hawaii and the family decided to protect Niihau by banning entry without a medical certificate and two-week quarantine. The tactic worked, the nickname remained, and for decades only family members and the approximately 130 indigenous people living on the island were allowed to live there. People who want to visit the island as their last wish? Mick Jagger? Billionaires and members of kings? Everyone asked for it; All requests were rejected.
In recent years, however, the Robinsons have been fed up with the constant flood of inquiries and have begun to allow a small number of carefully controlled tours to the north end of the island. So it remains to be seen how "forbidden" the island will be in the coming years.
. 1 The Chernobyl sarcophagus will irradiate you
When the Chernobyl catastrophe happened, its consequences left the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone a large, technically forbidden zone that is nevertheless visited all the time  , While radiation levels in many parts of the area, including the city of Pripyat, are more or less viable, there are still zones that are strictly prohibited from being visited because of (very painful) deaths.
The most obvious of these forbidden places, both physically and in common sense, is Reactor 4, the reactor whose meltdown caused the entire catastrophe. The reactor is now covered with a massive concrete sarcophagus designed to keep both radiation inside and out. The sarcophagus itself is a crumbling old thing that is to be disassembled by 2023, but its successor is already in place: The massive steel structure New Safe Containment, which houses both the reactor 4 and the sarcophagus, was completed in 2016.
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