O Halloween is a very beloved time for those who like horror and, with the Google Mapsapp available for Android e iPhone (iOS), it is possible to discover mysterious places without even leaving home. Among the locations considered secret that can be visited on the platform are Area 51, in the United States, the library with secret archives, in the Vatican, and Snake Island, in São Paulo. The places are prohibited for visiting, but with the help of the resource Street View and satellite maps, it is possible to know the areas with real images. Next, check out 6 scary places that you can only visit on Google Maps.
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1. Area 51, United States
Located in the state of Nevada, near Las Vegas, Area 51 is one of the most popular mysterious places in the world. Because it is such a restricted location, rumors of bodies of extraterrestrial beings, UFOs and objects of alien origin being hidden there have become popular over the years. The theory is so famous that films about aliens make reference to the location and many tourists visit the region in search of discoveries.
Officially, the site is a United States Air Force training camp. The area is used to test weapons and build aircraft. Access to the site is strictly prohibited, but it is possible to visit via Google Maps. In the application, you can view aircraft, runways and other military vehicles.
To check the region with real images, you can activate the ”Satellite” feature. Search for “Area 51” in the Maps search bar. Then, tap the layers icon. Once done, go to “Map Type” and select the “Satellite” option. You can enlarge the image (zoom) to check the details of the location. You can also search for the coordinates 37.24804, -115.800155.
2. Vatican Secret Archives, in the Vatican
The Vatican Secret Archives are located in a library in Vatican City. The site brings together historical records from more than 12 centuries – such as state documents, acts released by Santa Fé and other church ownership records. The rumor is that these archives hold humanity’s secrets. Visiting the area with the documents is not open to the public. Although the Church allows researchers to enter, the bureaucracy involved in the process means that many scholars refuse to enter the place.
You can view the library with real images by activating the Street View feature. To do this, type “Secret Vatican Archives” into Google Maps and tap the layers icon. Then select “Street View”. The small blue circles that appear on the map indicate places mapped with images of the location. You can also search for the coordinates 41.9049353, 12.4548654.
3. Snake Island, in São Paulo
Ilha das Cobras is the place that houses the most snakes in Brazil. It is estimated that the region has more than 4 thousand snakes – among them, one of the most venomous snakes in the world: the Golden Lance. The island is located in a difficult to access location, between the coastal cities of Itanhaém and Peruíbe, in São Paulo. Furthermore, the Brazilian Navy prohibited entry to the site for visits, only scientists can visit the region to carry out research.
To visit this scary place, type Ilha das Cobras or Ilha Queimada Grande in the Google Maps search bar. Activate the satellite map feature and zoom in to see more details about the island. It is also possible to check out images of the place, which include many photos of snakes. You can use the coordinates -24.487948, -46.673919.
Mezhgorye, located in Russia, is probably one of the most mysterious cities in the world. This is due to the fact that the place is closed, with visits restricted to authorized groups. The story told about the place is that the city’s residents work on some secret nuclear project or something like that. It is possible to visit the secret city virtually. To do this, type “Mezhgorye” in the Google Maps application and zoom in to take a closer look at the location. The coordinates are 54.236966, 57.959885.
5. North Sentinel, in the Indian Ocean
The North Sentinel Island, in the Indian Ocean, is occupied by the Sentinelese, considered one of the most feared and isolated groups in the outside world. The Sentinelese seem to want to keep their distance from modern civilization, as attempts to contact the people have not been successful. In fact, anyone who has tried to enter the island reports having been greeted with arrows by the natives. To view the location, simply search for Sentinela do Norte on Google Maps and discover the isolated region of the world. The coordinates are 11.559669, 92.237690.
6. Site-R, in the United States
Site-R, also known as Raven Rock Mountain Complex, is in Pennsylvania. The site is an American Government military installation that has an underground shelter built of steel against nuclear attacks. Located 60 floors below ground, Site-R also features cutting-edge technology capable of enabling secure network connections across the globe. The location is top secret and the closest you can get to the facility is the entrance gate on Google Maps. In the app, it is also possible to have an aerial view of the location. You can use the coordinates 39.7340337, -77.4194513 to find the location.
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