Traveling across the ocean, you never truly know what may be lurking in its depths. What creatures may lie at the bottom? Or even scarier, which are just below the surface?
The very thought sends shivers down my spine.
But what if you did know. What if you could see for yourself. Would you feel more at ease?
After seeing this, you might think ignorance is bliss.
The traditions and personal beliefs concerning the afterlife vary from culture to culture. The people of Mesopotamia, for example, believed that without a proper burial the ghost would return to haunt them. The Maya, on the other hand, buried their dead in a manner that helped direct the spirit to the underworld. The one idea that is universal is the desire for the spirit to move on and for the corpse to stay buried. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way. Body snatching is a dark practice that has and will continue to occur for reasons just as baffling as the act itself.
With globalization making the entire world more accessible for everyone, and the Internet proliferating that accessibility in real time, there is not too much we humans do not know about. There are not as many buried secrets spun and conspiracies as governments would like us to think, there are not as many places in the world that do not show up on a map anymore, and there are just not as many places we can’t discover, research, and travel to. Yet, as this list shows, as much as we may be able to learn of certain places, there are still some places on earth the average human being is not allowed to go. Whether to protect an endangered ecosystem or religious artefacts, or to preserve real or perceived military secrets, these are ten places in the world you are not allowed to go.
We all come into the world naked, but in the years that follow, our ideas on the subject change thanks to our parents, religion, and society. From naturists who strut around totally bare to women clad in burqas, we all have our views on how the human body should be displayed.