20 Forbidden Destinations You Can Never Visit

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Mormon Church Secret Vault, United States

Granite Mountain looks a lot like a villain’s lair in a James Bond movie, with tunnels dug deep into Little Cottonwood Canyon, reinforced doors designed to withstand a nuclear blast and secrets galore stored inside impenetrable walls. The Mormon Church Secret Vault might not be so secret these days, but there are few who really know what goes on inside, far from prying eyes.

Owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the official line is that genealogical records are kept here in great number, with 2.4 million rolls of microfilm tape said to be stored deep in the Utah mountainside.

But conspiracy theories abound and with access strictly limited, there are no shortage of those who believe there is far more to this mysterious place. Given the security, it remains a matter of guesswork. Like all the best lairs, this place is well guarded and to all but a select few, there’s no getting inside.

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