In our next installement of our “Forbidden” series — we’re exploring fascinating places on this earth where we humans aren’t exactly allowed to go. Our last entry took us through South America and wove through Brazil to a notoriously snake-ridden island that no human no matter whom they are is allowed to enter.
In this installment, we go on yet another worldly adventure far more fascinating than the first. These excursions are meant to open the eyes of our readers to realize that the world and the earht in which we live on is far more complex and large than anyone has probably ever imagined.
- The Isa Shrine, Japan
Visitors are allowed as far as the gate, where they can offer their prayers, but never beyond. (Photo:JTB/UIG via Getty Images)
Alike state secrets and places like Area-51, America isn’t the only places with historical places entirely off limits to modern humans. In Uji-Tachi Japan sits a series of large shrines and about 125 smaller shrines that encompass an area reportedly dedicated to the Godess Amaterasu-omikami. Very little is known about what’s inside of the area and access is entirely restricted to either the Priest or High Priestess —- whom has to be a member of Japan’s Imperial Family.
2, The Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, China
Let’s keep it real — no human will probably ever fully explore the Communist state of the Republic of China. As od 2020, the Communist Party has become so restrictive it is almost impossible to go anywhere in China without government intervention. So much so, that the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang is our next entry. Dating back to BC and the days of the Terracotta Army the dynastic figure is believed to be buried in a tomb miles under a hill in Central China. His tomb has never been entered or fully explored by any person ever — in fact China has barred people from ever doing so in an effort to protect burial rights.
His tomb and the caverns that lead to it are believed to be the home of thousands of statues; historical monuments, re-enactments of his life on above earth, and allegedly things he needed in the afterlife. This might sound weird but apparently Chinese legend says that he believed he would enter the aftelife and we’re assuming the Chinese government believes he may be alive somewhere. It’s adviseable not to attempt to go anywhere near the full tomb as it is widely considered an act of treason.
3. Room 39, North Korea
Consider this one a no-brainer. Already located in an area of the world most humans likely will never see in their lifetime — Room 39 takes our next spot. Long considered N. Korea ‘s version of a CIA chamber, the top-secret room is pretty much believed to be N. Korea ‘s answer to a state-sanctioned CIA like blacksite.
It has long been rumoured to have been the location of government sponsored attacks on citizens; murders, state-secrets, and is believed to host a cache of secret government documents. Those documents are rumoured to have never made it out of North Korea. The room apparently gets its name from the original room used by the last ruling members of North Korea before modern day.
In our next installment in the “Forbidden” series — we’ll explore how it has long been rumoured that cloning humans indeed has always been possible. But then the question is posed often — is it ethical? Most say no, so a host of places in the world ban the practice outright.