Oh! The Places You…Won’t Go! WTF!

Everyone has read or at least heard of “Oh! The Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss. “You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go,” Seuss says. However, the authors of Listverse, a Web site of top 10 lists, compiled a list of the “Top 10 Places You Can’t Go.”

The authors note our world is full of places that are secret and exclusive or simply impossible to visit. Here are the top 10 places around the world you will never be able to visit:

  1. Mezhgorye: A small town in Russia supposedly housing people working on the highly secret Mount Yamantaw. The United States suspects the town and Mount Yamantaw to be a large nuclear facility or bunker.
  2. Vatican Secret Archives: What’s in the Vatican Archives are not 100% secret because visitors can view any documents. However, visitors must submit a request for a document — access to enter the Archives themselves is strictly prohibited.
  3. Club 33: This is the only place at Disneyland that sells booze on a regular basis. A private club operated as a secret feature with fees that range from $10-30K, there is a roughly 14-year waiting list to join!
  4. Moscow Metro-2: Metro-2 is an underground metro system believed to parallel the public metro system in Moscow. It was allegedly built during Stalin’s reign. Its existence is neither confirmed nor denied, making it extremely difficult to visit.
  5. White’s Gentlemen’s Club: Founded in 1693 by Francis White, White’s is the most exclusive English gentlemen’s club. The club is notorious for members making excessive bets. Women are excluded from the club and men must be invited by a current member with the support of two others.
  6. Area 51: This military base is located in southern Nevada with a secretive military airfield. Area 51 supports development and testing of experimental aircraft and weaponry. The location is hardly acknowledged by the United States government and has been the source of many conspiracy theories. A sign outside of Area 51 states deadly force can be used upon entering.
  7. Room 39: Believed to be located inside a ruling worker’s building in the capital city of North Korea, Room 39 is home to one of the most secretive, dangerous organizations in the country. The organization seeks ways to gain foreign currency for the National Defense Commission and has been associated with counterfeiting and weapon sales. Very little is known about Room 39.
  8. Ise Grand Shrine: One of more than 100 shrines, Ise Grand Shrine is the most sacred shrine in Japan. It is believed this shrine houses the Naiku (a mythological mirror) that is one of the most important items in Japan’s history. The only person who can enter is the priest or priestess and a member of the Japanese royal family. The shrine is torn down and rebuilt every 20 years as part of cultural beliefs. The next rebuilding will be in 2013.
  9. Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center: Set up in the 1950s because of the Cold War, the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center continues to operate today. Its operations are highly classified and closed to the public.
  10. RAF Menwith Hill: A British military base connected to the global ECHELON spy network. RAF Menwith Hill is the largest electronic monitoring station in the world and works with the United States National Security Agency. The base monitors hints of terrorist plots, drug deals and unruly political intelligence.

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