You can’t be all that powerful unless you have a top secret military facility that nobody is allowed within hundreds of yards of. How else do you explain the development of hi-tech weapons and unusual sightings? Here are 5 top secret locations you just can’t visit. At least not without getting shot at.
1. Area 51, Nevada, USA
This is where the alien technology is being reverse engineered for military purposes. The official name of the base is Groom Lake. The base is so secretive you are warned about being shot if you as much as come close. It has been associated with UFO sightings since the 60s.
2. Zhitkur Underground Base, Kapustin Yar, Russia
Also known as Russia’s Area 51, it’s said that this is where the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik satellite from. Like Area 51, Zhitkur too was linked to UFO sightings back in the days of the Soviet Union. It is said that Soviet Jets engaged in dogfights with UFOs. The facility is based 400 meters below the surface of the earth.
3. Porton Down, England
It’s said to be the home of England’s chemical and biological weapons, some of which were tested on human ‘guinea pigs’. They call Porton Down a military science park. Behind the ordinary name is the world’s oldest chemical weapons development establishment. It was set up in 1916 and has been surrounded in secrecy ever since. But is was only in the 1960s that the British government even admitted to its existence. During the Cold War, Porton Down was the site of biological and chemical weapons research. These weapons are said to have been tested on human subjects without their knowledge.
4. Pine Gap, Australia
UFO sightings in the 70s and 80s. Located in a sparsely populated part of Australia’s Northern Territory, Pine Gap is supposedly a satellite tracking station. It was set up under a secret agreement between Australia and the US. It is said that the base is partly run by America’s snooping agency, the CIA.
5. Yulin Naval Base, China
Home to China’s nuclear submarine fleet. The base is strategically important for China as it’s close to important sea routes passing through the Strait Of Malacca, Sunda Strait and Lombok Strait. This effectively gives China the ability to cut off merchant traffic passing through to South East Asian countries. The base is capable of housing nearly 20 submarines, although China still doesn’t have that many boats. The base is so important to China that there was no information about its existence till 2008, when satellite images showing submarine pens cut into cliffs were made public. China’s strictly controlled media means there still isn’t concrete information about the base.