Forbidden Places On Earth You Should NEVER Visit!
Top forbidden places in the world! These are the scariest places on Earth and the most restricted places you aren’t allowed to visit!
6. Snake Island
This island is located in the Atlantic Ocean off of the Brazilian coast. It earned its name due to the significant amount of snakes that live on the island. Some estimates suggest that there is one snake to every 10 square feet. But, the snakes on this island aren’t like the average garden variety; they are golden lancehead pit vipers. They are only found on Snake Island and are severely endangered. These reptiles got stuck on the island when water levels rose and enveloped the land leading to the mainland. Despite this, they adapted to the environment, and their population increased rapidly. Due to the substantial number of snakes, the island became unfit for visitation. So, Snake Island isn’t open to the public for the good of the snakes and people. There are an estimated 2,000 to 4,000 vipers on the island. Although there is no official record of a golden lancehead biting somebody, other members of the species are to blame for more lethal bites to humans than any other type of snake. So, even if you could, traveling to Snake Island would be a dangerous expedition.
5. Global Seed Vault
This place is on Spitsbergen island in Norway. It is 390 feet inside of a sandstone mountain. The Nordic Gene Bank has been storing frozen seeds since 1984, and the Seed Vault opened in 2008. The goal of this place is to make sure that there is a backup plan if the world experiences a crisis. As of February 2017, there were a total of 930,821 seed samples in the vault. But, it can store up to 4.5 million of them, and each one contains about 500 seeds. They are stored at -0.4 degrees Fahrenheit with little oxygen to prevent them from aging too quickly. The permafrost inside the mountain helps cool things down, and it is 430 feet above sea level, which keeps the area dry. Although people aren’t able to get the seeds by going into the vault, they can request samples from the gene-banks that deposit its specimens. The Global Seed Vault operates similarly to a bank; the donors own the samples, and they are the only ones with permission to access them.