5. PINE GAP, AUSTRALIA
The Pine Gap lies around 18 kilometers southwest of the town of Alice Springs that is situated in the center of Australia. The Gap is operated by United States and Australia. It is very important to the economy of the entire country. It hires around 800 people and is known to be the largest ECHELON facility in the world. The air space around it and above it is the only air space that is prohibited. You are not allowed to fly up to a height of around 18,000 feet above this particular area. God knows what sort of research is being conducted there. Oh my curiosity.
4. METRO 2, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
This happens to be the secret underground metro station which is not used by the public. The entire idea came along during the time of Joseph Stalin and it was codenamed as D-6. Rumor has it that the metro 2 is still functional and is used by the Presidential General Directorate of Special Programs and Ministry of Defence. It is also rumored that the length exceeds that of the public metro. The Metro 2 exists around 200 meters deep and it is composed of four different lines. Kremlin is connected to the FSB headquarters with the help of these lines.
3. ROOM 39, PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA
It is also called the Office 39, Division 39 and Bureau 39. This particular organization holds around $5 billion in funds for their illegal activities. It is said that this office is responsible for counterfeiting $100 bills and manufacturing illegal drugs including heroin and crystal meth. They are also into the business of international insurance fraud. The interesting part is that the division is solely owned by the government of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
2. MEZHGORYE, RUSSIA
There lies a closed town in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia and it is called Mezhgorye. It is around 200 kilometers away from Ufa which is the capital of the Republic. I am not certain exactly why it is a closed town but it is said that it is subordinated to the Russian federal government.
1. AREA 51, NEVADA, UNITED STATES
I am sure this was not a surprise. You must be familiar with the Area 51. It is a military base which is located in the southern part of Nevada. It lies around 83 miles north-northwest of Las Vegas. The area lies within the Nevada Test and Training Range. The area is also known as Dreamland, Paradise Ranch, Home Base, Watertown Strip, Groom Lake and Homey Airport. The area is used for highly classified military programs and it has a lot of secrecy about it.