100 Places You Will Never Visit: The World's Most Secret by Daniel Smith

By Daniel Smith

Ever puzzled what it takes to get into fortress Knox? Fancied a peek contained in the Coca-Cola protection Deposit field? may you dare to go to 3 Mile Island?

the area is filled with mystery areas that we both do not know approximately, or could not stopover at no matter if we needed to. you can now glimpse the Tora Bora caves in Afghanistan, stopover at the Tucson Titan Missile website, travel the Vatican files, or see the Chapel of the Ark. This attention-grabbing advisor ebook takes a glance at a hundred locations all over the world which are both so demanding to arrive, so heavily guarded, or so mystery that they're nearly most unlikely to go to the other means.

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The K-129 was a nuclear-equipped submarine that sailed as part of the Soviet Pacific Fleet. ” While some of the wreckage was retrieved, much remains in the sea—exactly what the Americans found, and in what circumstances, remains a mystery to this day. Launched in 1960, the K-129 was based at the Rybachiy Naval Base in Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka region. On February 24, 1968, the vessel and her 98 crew set out on a scheduled patrol and, after undertaking a deep-sea test dive, the captain reported that all was well.

Nor would you reasonably expect the opposition to do anything other than play their cards close to their chest too. In this context, it is all part of the game. At some level, we understand that secrecy is on occasions essential to achieving long-term goals. ” Ultimately, there will always be a conflict between the need for secrecy and our distrust of it. Indeed, very often it is the same people demanding transparency in public life who push hardest for the maintenance of privacy in private life.

A small team of engineers under Clarence “Kelly” L. Johnson developed blueprints for what would become the XP-80 Shooting Star aircraft in less than a month. Their plans secured Lockheed the government contract, and the Skunk Works came into being, with Johnson at its head. The name is derived from Al Capp’s Li’l Abner strip cartoon, which featured a mysterious brewery, the “Skonk Works,” known for its strange concoctions. STEALTH FIGHTER The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, developed at the Skunk Works, was a ground-attack aircraft operational between 1983 and 2008.

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