North Sentinel Island
Here’s another island that sounds interesting. North Sentinel Island is located in the middle of the Indian Ocean and is home to a tribe of estimated 400 people called the Sentinelese. It would’ve been nice and cute except that the tribe want nothing to do with the modern world and have met all kinds of contact with violence. Still interesting?
If you try to get close to the island, you will be rained on with arrows and spears and face your death. There was only one time in 1991 when friendly contact was made and gifts and offerings were given. After that, the Indian government ended visits and the island was made independent.
Vatican Secret Archives
The actual name of the Vatican archives is Archivum Secretum Apostolicum Vaticanum, with Secretum meaning ‘private.’ The archives were established by Pope Paul V over 4 centuries ago. It consists of letters and also important pieces of historical records of the past popes.
It can be visited but it isn’t as simple as writing your name on the waiting list, you have to prove you’re a serious enough scholar and you have to renew your credentials every 6 months. Journalists, students, tourists, and amateur historians are never granted access.
Gems of the archive include notes pertaining to Galileo’s trials in 1633, the 1521 papal bull that excommunicated Martin Luther, a letter from Michaelangelo to Pope Julius the II, and a lot more.
The Bohemian Grove
Bohemian Grove is a secretive boys-only club where the elites basically go on a three-week camp in mid-July each year. Shady AF if you ask me. Members include heads of American state, artists, musicians, and other people who are in power. If you ever want to get in, you need an invitation.
But of course they need other people to serve them and their every little need so they employ locals mostly teenagers for summer jobs as servers. In a blog post one employee said the members were all rowdy, peeing on trees, getting pissed drunk, and even bullying the waiters.
And of course we mustn’t forget the stories of occultism or even free-masonry rituals going on there. Whatever it is it just looks to me like a bunch of spoiled boys wasting money instead of serving their states.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault
The North Pole is not only famous for Santa Claus’ store house of gifts for Christmas, it’s also where the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is located – a storehouse for all the seeds in the world. Allowing anyone to come in this place is not a good sign, if that happens there’s probably an apocalypse coming or we’re in for 7 years of famine.
The Vault has the capacity to store 4.5 million varieties of crops and currently holds more than 930,000 samples from all over the world. According to Carey Fowler, creator of the seed vault, each sample is in a package and has about 500 seeds.
The vault is tunneled inside a mountain with the temperature is controlled to -1 degrees Fahrenheit, ideal for storing seeds. However in recent news, due to global warming, melted ice water flooded the tunnel’s entrance. Fortunately, the seeds weren’t damaged and researchers are now looking into solutions to prevent other mishaps.
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