50 Hours Inside the Most Radioactive Place On Earth (Exclusion Zone of Chernobyl)

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I've been fascinated with Chernobyl since the moment I read about it in history class over 10 years ago. A few months ago I had the opportunity to go explore it after a big snowfall. The stories we heard were both heartbreaking and inspiring. So excited to finally be able to share.

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  • As you can see, we decided to not add any sponsors or plugs on this story so we could focus on the story-telling and visual experience. But making a video of this complexity without sponsor is definitely not easy, the support from Seek Discomfort is largely how we're able to create stories like this one. It took us several months get the edit to this place and a few days of filming. I'm super proud of how the video came out and hope you enjoy it. Watch it on a TV for full experience :) See you next week - Thomas

    Yes TheoryYes Theory8 күн мурун
    • Michael F yep ,for about 3000yrs

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    • I see apartments , apartments , apartments, apartments ,,,and grandmas house

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    • "Removed all top-soil in the whole town " but where did you put it ???

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    • IK

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    • Please be safe brothers ❤️

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  • 🙏🙏🇮🇩

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  • so mobody talking about mw2 mission?

    skull lxrdskull lxrd36 мүнөт мурун
  • Reminds me of STALKER: Call of Pripyat

    Joseph KnappJoseph KnappСаат мурун
  • “50,000 People used to live here….now it’s a ghost town.”

    Giannie MoultonGiannie MoultonСаат мурун
  • Where did those dogs come from and is that one dead at 4:22

    Thomas GamesThomas GamesСаат мурун
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  • This is so sad.

    Super PlatypusSuper PlatypusСаат мурун
  • Should put this on Netflix man... No joke lol

    PennywiseTheDancingClowN !PennywiseTheDancingClowN !2 саат мурун
  • Who is here after already watching Kara and Nates trip here

    Carly Wilson VlogsCarly Wilson Vlogs2 саат мурун
  • It's so funny how there is an animal laying on the floor by 4:27

    foxyisaboyfoxyisaboy3 саат мурун
  • Hope you weren't planning on having kids!

    DrScotchDrScotch3 саат мурун
  • Fifty thousand people used to live here..... And now its a ghost town - captain john price 2007

    akiaki3 саат мурун
  • why am I getting call of duty 4 vibes aka OG modern warfare

    J GJ G4 саат мурун
  • 10:20 STALKER?

    spearheadgamingspearheadgaming5 саат мурун
  • I sometime glow in the dark after i drink alcohol😂😂

    F kF k5 саат мурун
  • Yo they stole one of the places in WZ smh

    BlendaniumBlendanium5 саат мурун
  • Fukushima is dozens upon dozens of times more radioactive currently than Chernobyl is, and the exclusion zone isnt even that bad considering you can enter the first shell of the sarcophagus containing the actual reactor itself

    HydroloxHydrolox5 саат мурун
  • The guy who lives there...

    NikoChanNikoChan6 саат мурун
  • 8:00 warzone pool 😂

    Kolton NietoKolton Nieto6 саат мурун
  • 50,000 people used to live here … but now it’s a ghost town

    TooobyToooby6 саат мурун
  • next time live up to the title and spend 50hrs in the sarcophagus

    Zhora ZavodskoyZhora Zavodskoy7 саат мурун
  • 1:07 B-tec Arnold Schwarzenegger?

    Lucas jensenLucas jensen7 саат мурун
  • 5 thousand people live here now its a ghost town

    Mr demolish lolMr demolish lol8 саат мурун
  • Weird to say that I almost know this place like the back of my head without ever even being there..

    carlos maciascarlos macias8 саат мурун
  • Y’all kinda made a stupid mistake tho. Suppose to have some form of mask like a gas one on so u don’t breathe a lot of that in.

    Britney Smith25Britney Smith258 саат мурун
  • I mostly remember this place is because of COD

    Kayomadness900 ._.Kayomadness900 ._.9 саат мурун
  • I can feel radioactif

    Ahmet Taha ŞAHİNAhmet Taha ŞAHİN9 саат мурун
  • I'm just reminiscing on the good ol' days of playing Cod Modern Warfare...feel like I've already had a tour of this town.

    Noah Little FootNoah Little Foot9 саат мурун
  • ik that from all ghillied up cod 4

    jim smartjim smart10 саат мурун
  • I remember the mission

    instinctinstinct10 саат мурун
  • Kyiv, not Kiev..

    RomanRoman10 саат мурун
  • 13:50 big Life of Boris vibes in this scene lol

    No Yankee No brimNo Yankee No brim10 саат мурун
  • Ik that the pool in verdansk is based off Russian architecture but this is like identical

    Harvey StanfordHarvey Stanford10 саат мурун
  • 8:32 is the same building in warzone 💀

    SupprezzedSupprezzed11 саат мурун
  • as a native ukrainian, I'm so happy you guys got a guide who actually represents what ukrainians are like! welcome to Kyiv and I hope you enjoyed your trip :)

    victoria valvictoria val11 саат мурун
  • awwwww i miss my grandma 🥲

    Bayu MahardikaBayu Mahardika12 саат мурун
  • 3:00

    PӨƬΛƬӨ [WR]PӨƬΛƬӨ [WR]13 саат мурун
  • Super nice video

    Sheik SSheik S13 саат мурун
  • The name Yuri reminds me of the Yuri diaries

    なMarkなMark14 саат мурун
  • Average CoD fans Vs Average S.T.A.L.K.E.R. enjoyers (It's a joke don't kill me)

    This_is_A_Channel 123This_is_A_Channel 12314 саат мурун
  • 8:26 ohhh so this is the place from pubg wow never thought it’s a real place

    Justine NuescaJustine Nuesca14 саат мурун
  • you know the guider guy if you watched exploring with josh chernobyl video 5 years ago

  • This russian tour guide is so nice!! All these russian people are so nice very different from what I expected, really great people! And great video !

    alice khalice kh14 саат мурун
  • Watch shiey if you want a real in-depth view on free documentaries

    Skid falcoonSkid falcoon14 саат мурун
  • What the dog doing

    Tyler ChaneyTyler Chaney15 саат мурун
  • Guys, if you're interested in Chernobyl and want to see more of it, there is a great series by youtuber called Shiey, check him out. He even slept in one of the buildings.

    Nev K32Nev K3215 саат мурун
  • Inspiring. video guys, Chernobyl should be remembered to not happen once again in the World. You are doing a great job talking about such difficult problems. Respect from Ukraine.

    Андрій ГембарАндрій Гембар15 саат мурун
  • traumatizing.

    bowen voowybowen voowy15 саат мурун
  • The outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) has affected many aspects of our daily life and has almost taken away from us the ability to travel. We are students at the University of Piraeus in Greece, study about tourism industry, and we have conducted this research below about gastronomy tourism. More specifically, the research focuses on how the food travellers' behavior has changed due to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). We kindly request for you to take part in this online survey which has a duration of 5 minutes. docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_WYN0fWckirLsBMgYGxvQQNK-vphFpOAKcXO6XylpB_kY1Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

    Vagelis KafasisVagelis Kafasis16 саат мурун
    • Damn the shots in this are so freaking amazing! One of ur best videos

      bowen voowybowen voowy15 саат мурун
  • was that a dead dog behind him?

    bob whitehousebob whitehouse17 саат мурун
  • Did anywan realize warzone map looks identically like this town

    DaFUQQDaFUQQ17 саат мурун
  • These guys are real journalists. Yes theory is better than some journalism networks

    Daniel LutaayaDaniel Lutaaya17 саат мурун
  • These documentaries are truly extraordinary. It gives you a connection between you on the couch with your phone out and other parts of the world and it’s amazing people.

    Operator_ElijahOperator_Elijah18 саат мурун
  • Of course the military man is named Yuri, we love COD don’t we

    Hoaxe72Hoaxe7218 саат мурун
  • 20:32 That's BACHO !

    ManiieiishManiieiish18 саат мурун

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  • 50,000 people used to live here now it's a ghost town

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  • Ok anybody else notice the dog? Wtf

    At AbAt Ab19 саат мурун
  • Babushka built different

    hussein Abu Rabiahussein Abu Rabia19 саат мурун
  • 6:43 he said "50,000 people used to live here" i expected him to complete the sentence. "now its a ghost town"

    ÆSPHERICÆSPHERIC19 саат мурун
  • Let’s go see how quickly I can get cancer

    At AbAt Ab19 саат мурун
  • anyone recognize the pool room from warzone next to storage town looks identicalto the pool at 8:41

    kyle richardskyle richards19 саат мурун
  • Fukushima now holds the title of the most radioactive place on this earth. It's still prohibited to visit the inner city.

    nihal kumarnihal kumar19 саат мурун
  • “Stalker, good hunting.”

    Cross BianchiCross Bianchi20 саат мурун
  • Damn the shots in this are so freaking amazing! One of ur best videos

    MonkeytownbossMonkeytownboss20 саат мурун
  • 10:59, Why do I keep hearing: "Poshli Nahui", which basically means "get lost" ahahaha

    Aruzhan DuisenbayevaAruzhan Duisenbayeva20 саат мурун
  • "50,000 people used to live here, now its a ghost town." I just had to say it when I saw the ferris wheel.

    Generlc HumanGenerlc Human21 саат мурун
  • Poor people

    Brandon PetersonBrandon Peterson22 саат мурун
  • All I can think about since I’m pregnant is how many people aren’t able to have sons. My husband is near radars for work and most of his co works all have girls. Radiation can kill of the sperm that makes sons apparently. Didn’t know this till about 18 months ago

    Ariel SleigherAriel Sleigher22 саат мурун
  • "You don't need fiction to explain horror, we are living in it"- anonymous

    I really Can'tI really Can't22 саат мурун

  • My man wearing a Philadelphia union beanie. Peace and love from the outskirts of philly.

    Andrew McmanusAndrew Mcmanus23 саат мурун
  • Weird I just saw this movie 2 nights ago

    Talon JenkinsTalon Jenkins23 саат мурун
  • something about radioactive disasters and SNOW makes it seem so much more like terrifying? real?

    annieannie23 саат мурун
  • Dayz irl

    Jack ParkJack ParkКүн мурун
  • The title is so misleading. The most radioactive place on earth is elephants foot and you wouldn’t be alive if you spent 1/100th of that time in there. There’s also a whole ton of videos of the bold English dude going to Chernobyl and meeting people that live in those areas of Kiev.

    DriggyDriggyКүн мурун
  • 50,000 people used to live here knows it’s a ghost town

    Robert RuckhaberRobert RuckhaberКүн мурун
  • 9:03 that is so ominous with the nuclear reactor in the background

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  • They copied cod

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  • Did i just see a building that is in call of duty

    James "Campbell" SmithJames "Campbell" SmithКүн мурун
  • Protect babushka at all cost!! Love and hugs to all grandmas in the world, thank you for keeping us well fed

    AmriSleepyAmriSleepyКүн мурун
  • Reminds me of Verdansk from war zone

    Cristian AyalaCristian AyalaКүн мурун
  • The pool at 8:34 looks exactly like the pool in school from pubg mobile😂

    HyungnimHyungnimКүн мурун
  • that babushka warms my heart

    Failed GamesFailed GamesКүн мурун
  • She looks fan-fucking-tastic for 88, goddamn!

    Robbie HiltonRobbie HiltonКүн мурун
  • "50 thousand people used to live in this city and " NOW ITS JUST A GHOST TOWN?!?!?!"..

    Bob RogersBob RogersКүн мурун
  • Chernobyl Diaries

    John NavarroJohn NavarroКүн мурун
  • Are these guys really afraid of covid in the most radiated place on earth?😄

    Heino GrenzHeino GrenzКүн мурун
    • It’s the law.

      Michael P.Michael P.Саат мурун
  • So your are a S.T.A.K.E.R now

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  • What a videographer waw amazing shots

    Alex ChapmanAlex ChapmanКүн мурун
  • 8:30 Call of Duty 4

    Martin StefanovskiMartin StefanovskiКүн мурун
  • this just gives me the last of us vibes

    sulaiman alfurayjisulaiman alfurayjiКүн мурун
  • Yo they copied that pool from warzone 8:35

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  • In da Ukraine you must watch out for mutant bear they are ahhhh are known for the rappings also da two headed fish will swim up your butt hole

    Jim BooJim BooКүн мурун
  • He’s most likely to die in a few weeks or months or earlier

    Jesus GarciaJesus GarciaКүн мурун
  • Mw2 right

    Jeez CapzJeez CapzКүн мурун
  • Where did the guide get that Philadelphia Union hat? 😂

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