Wednesday, February 18, 2004


What do the Mormon Church records storage facility, Fort Knox and a parking garage in Derby England have in common?

They are among the 10 most secure places on Earth.
The top 10 most secure sites in the globe were:

1) Cheyenne Mountain, USA – The command, control, communication and intelligence centre for coordinating and controlling North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) and US Space Command (USSPACECOM) missions.

2) HavenCo – A data protection company which is based at Sealand in the North Sea, six miles off Britain. Access is restricted to authorised staff, investors and members of the Royal Family.

3) ADX-Florence Prison, Colorado – A maximum security prison designed so that one guard can control the movements of numerous prisoners in several cell blocks by way of electronic doors, cameras and audio equipment.

4) Saddam Hussein’s bunker in Baghdad – The bunker can resist a direct hit of a 20 kilo-ton bomb or atomic bomb impact and keep those inside independent of the outside world for six months.

5) The Mormon Church records store, Granite Mountains in Utah – Vaults encased in granite rock. Armed guards waving metal detector wands greet visitors inside a concrete bunker before swinging open metal gates to a tunnel entrance.

6) Fort Knox – A bank vault with a door that weight 25 tonnes.

7) The 1960s Bar – Part of the Burlington bunker in Wiltshire, which held a replica of Whitehall and included a bar.

8) Air Force One – A modified Boeing aircraft with all the latest safety technology which transports the US President around the world.

9) Area 51 – A secret military facility about 90 miles north of Las Vegas.

10) Bold Lane car park, Derby.

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