20 Forbidden Places You Can Never Visit

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Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center, United States

The guards are armed and the reception hostile, with those approaching Mount Weather — aka High Point Special Facility — sent packing in no uncertain terms.

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Located in Virginia, 50 miles west of Washington DC, this is a place that has its own police and fire departments, and even its own laws. The curious are prevented from getting too close, with security tight and secrets intact. This is forbidden ground.

Controlled by the Department of Homeland Security, Mount Weather is a prime relocation site for top officials and administrators in the case of a national disaster, ensuring continuity of government no matter the threat. Built during the Cold War, certain high ranking officials were brought here during the September 11 attacks, although what lies behind closed doors remains a closely-guarded secret. There is believed to be a vast underground bunker here, just don’t expect to ever catch a glimpse.


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