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Places You Are Not Allowed To Visit

The world is full of surprises. The world is full of amazing places. Some of these places will always remain off-limits.


Humans will probably always long for that which they cannot have. Or, in this case, visit. A few years back, I compiled a list of 15 places that were off-limits to humans. The article did pretty well, and eventually, I forgot about it. Today, I saw a video from a channel on YouTube I follow, and it was an interesting one. I remembered I had done the same a few years back but as an article. Since the video is quality and interesting, I decided to give it a little write-up, hoping that some of you who read Curiosmos may find it interesting.

A strange world

The world is full of surprises. The world is full of amazing places. Extraordinary places, in fact. Some of these places have, for example, been disconnected from the outside world for over 50,000 years like Sentinel Island. Its inhabitants are VERY hostile and have even killed people that have washed up on the shores of their island. Other places are forbidden, not because they will kill you, but because humans might destroy them. Surprisingly, not on purpose. Such is the example of the Lascaux cave in France. Paintings made by ancient artists around 15,000 to 17,000 BC can be eroded by moisture and carbon dioxide from human breath. This is why the cave is under protection, and no visitors are allowed.



Other places are just spooky. One such place is located in Italy. The island of Poveglia is what many paranormal believers refer to as the scariest and most haunted island in the world. I won’t reveal much about it in the text, so make sure to check out the awesome video that accompanies this piece. Also in Italy (well, technically not), a place I’d definitely love to visit are the secret archives of the Vatican. Officially known as the Vatican Apostolic Archive (Archivum Apostolicum Vaticanum). I wonder what awesome ancient texts are kept there, safe from prying eyes? Another island you cant visit is Snake island.

Not the one in Ukraine, but the one in Brazil, also known as Ilha da Queimada Grande. And trust me, it probably is a good idea that you cant. The Island is home to the critically endangered, venomous Bothrops insularis, also known as the golden lancehead pit viper. To protect the snakes and humans from… well, the snakes, the island is off-limits. But these are just a mere few places you cannot access. Check out the following video for a complete list.


Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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