Area 51 was once believed to be a whacky conspiracy theory. But with the advent of new technology, authorities were forced to admit the mysterious military installation in the middle of the Nevada desert was, is, and continues to be, very real.
It's hard to continuously deny something as “non-existent” when there are extremely “existent” armed soldiers ready to use lethal force to prevent anyone from discovering it. And just what were these authorities trying to protect? Rumors were rampant about everything from aliens to ultra-top-secret government weaponry, so it goes without saying that any place holding Earth-shattering secrets will likely be one-of-a-kind.
Constructed in the early 1990s, Russia's own hidden military base is slightly more than just a base - it is Russia's Area 51, and it is a top secret town. Mezhgorye is nestled within the Ural Mountains and is said to be 400 square miles large but still completely off the radar. Below are some facts about Mezhgorye, Russia, one of the world's mysterious closed towns with a host of secrets and intrigue.
This Isolated Town Once Stored Nuclear Warheads
It Allegedly Houses The 'Dead Hand Project' That Could Automatically Launch Nuclear Weapons
It's Near The Infamous Site Of The Dyatlov Pass Incident
It's Built Into The Mountains And May Have Its Own Railway System