10 Mysterious places that you can see only on Google Maps

We as humans wish to explore every hidden corner of the world. Travel to places where no one has ever been and discover new paths that lead to unknown places. It gives a different sense of achievement and satisfies our wanderlust. While we have always traveled to the most amazing and popular places across the globe, you can also discover and travel some of the least explored places on Earth with the help of Google Maps view. These places around the world are some of the most interesting locations on Google Maps-

 Svalbard Global Seed Vault

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This place located in the North Sea, on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen is a savior reservoir of the world. It is a house to more than 250 million crop seeds that have been stored here by gene banks that belong to different parts of the world. So it is a place where you can locate the samples of some of the most eminent floral species on Earth. This place is built in such a way that these plants can even survive in case of a natural calamity or even an explosion. The vault can withstand any form of Mass destruction on Earth. The sad part is that you can visit this place only if you are a researcher or plant breeder working here with a valid permit to enter or leave the place. If you feel like exploring the place and getting as near as you can you can locate it on the Google Maps.

Area 51

You must have seen this place in many Hollywood movies like the blockbuster flick Independence Day. Area 51 is a highly restricted and secret US military base. As per various sources, this place exists 83 miles north of Nevada. Many also say that this place has a moonlike surface. Though the US government has always denied it sources reveal that this military base is said to be used for the expansion and testing of aircraft and weapon systems by the US military. This mysterious and hidden place is also known as Homey Airport, Groom Lake, Dreamland, Paradise Ranch, Home Base, and Watertown. So many names for a place there sure is some extraordinary thing about it. This place is high security and no kind of foreign intrusions are allowed in the area but thanks to Google you can at least check its existence on Google Maps.


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This differently named the place is actually a town located in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, which has always constrained the entry of visitors. Not even the Russian citizens from other regions of the country can visit this place. According to the sources the people of this place are working on a highly secretive project around Mount Yamantaw. Legends propose that this specific mountain is the potential site of a number of Russia’s undisclosed operations, including treasures, a nuclear program, a bunker that can be used during the war, or a huge storehouse of coal. No matter how secretive this place is You can view its satellite images on Google Maps.

 North Sentinel Island

This is a dangerous undiscovered place in India, specifically in the Bay of Bengal, near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This place is believed to be the home of the most precarious tribe in the world. The island is said to be as vast the Manhattan town and the tribal population here is between 50 and 400. This tribe is believed to be the only human population on this Planet that did not let any modern or foreign civilization intervene or affect them. People fear to get close to them as anyone who has ever tried to get anywhere near close them have faced brutal attacks. In fact, as per the report, two fishermen were killed in 2006 when their boat lost its way near the island. It is known to be one of the most difficult places to visit in the world. So just locate it on the Google Maps to calm your curiosity


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It is indeed a beautiful location but a place that you can never visit. Surtsey Island is said to have been shaped as a result of a volcanic eruption in 1963, the only people who have been here are a handful of scientists who came here to conduct research. This splendid island is located in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago off the southern coast of Iceland. It is believed that this place is a living laboratory for conducting research and studies about the course of ecological succession. In simplest ways, it is a place where scientific expeditions are carried out to analyze the interaction between animals and plants without any kind of human intervention.

 Lascaux Caves

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These caves were not always shut down for visitors it was once open for everyone. It is a home to antique and extraordinary paintings that were made over 17,500 years ago. It was closed down to preserve the rich heritage and originality of these paintings. Imagine watching some of the world’s most exclusive paintings in a cave. Now that we can’t, you can just locate it on Google Maps.

 Snake Island

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This island situated about 90 miles from the city of Sao Paulo in Brazil is forbidden by the Brazillian navy. The real name of the island is the Ilha de Queimada Grande and it is called the snake island because it is a home to around 4,000 snakes that roam around on this island. It is a very dangerous place as this 110-acre island has so many snakes that you can find a snake at every six yards. This island also has some of the most venomous vipers in the world like the golden lancehead. This species of snake is said to have such strong venom that it is capable of melting human flesh. It is better to just watch the satellite views on Google Maps.

Bohemian Grove

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This place is a personal estate in California, specifically a western US state, which is spread across 2,700 acres of land. The place is owned by a private club based out of San Francisco named the Bohemian Club. Every year in summers the place organizes weekend camps but only for the most powerful and influential people across the world. This weekend camp is a lavish event that stretched for two weeks in this wooded zone. No one other than them can be here. Although the satellite pictures are clearly available on Google Maps.

Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion

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Places like churches are meant for all but not this one. Located in Ethiopia, Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion is a place of some of the most sacred and important biblical objects like the original Ark of the Covenant and hence no one is allowed here for the safety and security of these ancient scriptures. According to the legends, the Ark was brought here by Menelik I after visiting his father King Solomon. The original structure is a creation of the 4th century during the rule of Ezana, the first Christian ruler of the Kingdom of Axum or modern Ethiopia.

Vatican Secret Archives

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Vatican city is a popular travel destination but there is a part that you can never visit which is the Vatican Secret Archives. The reason is that this Library is said to have some of the most ancient books that are a legacy and have belonged to many popes for generations. Only the high-class sacred men are allowed here amidst these extravagantly brightened corridors and stunning structures of this place. Many also believe that this place has books that reject the existence of Jesus Christ, while others believe it has evidence of alien existence.

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