The Vatican's Secret Archives are located in the heart of Vatican City. They contain more than 50 miles of shelves, over 630 different archival sources and there're over 35,000 volumes in the selective catalogue alone. According to the Vatican the oldest documents date back from the 8th centuries and from the 11th century on, the churches kept a more or less continues chronological archive. Within this archive you'll find notes for example from Genghis Khan's grandson demanding tribute , you'll also find letters from Michelangelo and writings from native Americans which might include many hidden secrets, wisdom and more they don't want anybody to know about. Despite the mysterious reputation , it's not impossible to enter these archives, yet it is so difficult that only a few are able to gain access!
Since 1881 they have been opened to select academics and internet users can take a virtual tour of the area. There're even occasional sight tours held for journalists and the public. However, there is no browsing allowed. If you want to find something in the archives you have to know what it is that you are looking for , thus it makes it even more secretive since you can't know the names of the documents that are hidden from public. Therefore nobody outside the church knows exactly how many documents and what exactly are in the archives.
What exactly and how much valuable information do they have in there?
Nobody really knows!
There're some who believe the Vatican holds all sorts of secret materials, ranging from the first ever written documents. After all some accuse the Vatican of running the world for centuries. Some believe that the archive holds secret information about Jesus Christ and other stories that contradict the modern bible. These secret documents could allegedly refer to Jesus his biological descendants or scripture written in his own hand or maybe documents that might hold the truth about the bible and it's history for example that the Vatican had created it to control the world! Others say the archives hold documents about the churches involvement in various wars and banking scandals.
Some even suggest that the Vatican holds the worlds oldest and largest collection of pornography and evidence of extraterrestrial life.
People also claim that the Vatican is attempting to control the United States, if not already doing so and that the answers to everything are there all along locked away in those archives.
When the pope opened the archive for researches these claims did not disappear, even though no such documents were found , since it's a secrete archive nobody outside knows what might be hidden beneath the building and if the most secrete documents are kept somewhere deep underground or maybe even in a secretive room which is impossible to find so nobody can ever find out the truth! Yet the truth will always come to light one day or another! Until then, all what really is going on behind the scenes of the Vatican are clearly things they won't allow to go public since it might destroy their ultimate end goals, which ever those might be.
“People talk, scholars talk. Are there things that aren’t being made available because they’re seen as unflattering from a Church point of view?” David Kertzer, an anthropology professor at Brown University, who spent years researching in the Secret Archives for his recent book, The Pope and Mussolini .
It is highly recommended to do further self-research! It is important to know that the information regarding the secret archives from the Vatican is so vast that it would take multiple articles, books and documentaries to cover.
No-one can enter without the express permission of the Vatican - and when they do get in, they can't even browse the shelves. Not even the Pope has access to his own archive. So what exactly is the Vatican hiding down there?