I Spent 50 Hours In 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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  1. Yes Theory

    Yes Theory

    12 dager siden

    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

    • Squishy Fish

      Squishy Fish

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      Thankyou, you have inspired to chase my dreams to be an explorer

    • Jéan Nel

      Jéan Nel

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      I hope you burnt your clothes after you went there because you will still get radiation from the material of your clothes.

    • Carbon Proksi

      Carbon Proksi

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      A quick search on YT and the internet has many saying it's not, then add that the authorities even allow folks to visit the contaminated areas of Chernobyl. Thus "the most radioactive" is potentially bs clickbait.

    • guy sumpthin

      guy sumpthin

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      Michael F yep ,for about 3000yrs

    • guy sumpthin

      guy sumpthin

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

  2. Ashutosh Patnaik

    Ashutosh Patnaik

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    8:31 school swimming pool in pubg 🥺

  3. A B

    A B

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    The former residents of Pripyat are likely to never return to the town, and they almost certainly will never live there again. It is estimated that the area won't be safe for humans to live for at least 20,000 years.

  4. Isar Taheri

    Isar Taheri

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    top videoing skills

  5. Kedem Diamant

    Kedem Diamant

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    It's not Chernobyl. It's Verdansk. 8:25

  6. Ailsa Ni

    Ailsa Ni

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    videos. Most of the time hes smiling and just emerging himself into other people's world. This man truly has his priorities right guiding his life to success.

  7. Agirlwhoeatscarrots


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    the grandma seems so nice tho

    • Ailsa Ni

      Ailsa Ni

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      This is crazy

  8. Jairus Bibb

    Jairus Bibb

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    50 000 people lived here now it’s a ghost town

  9. Andrew Rosenberger

    Andrew Rosenberger

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    Look up the NOnetr shiey he goes to Chernobyl and is pretty nice to watch

  10. Heather Mason

    Heather Mason

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    I‘ve seen so many documentaries of visiting Prypjat. This one is the best

  11. Angelais


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    My grandmother’s cousin went to a work trip on the nuclear power plant before the disaster

  12. ItsAmirTV


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    10:01 😂 the dreams that radiate

  13. Prateek Bhatia

    Prateek Bhatia

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    The grandma is based!

  14. somedude72


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    23:02 and 23:15 thats very true

  15. Meh Whatevs

    Meh Whatevs

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    This has been done 1000times over. Do something new!

  16. Spooder 38E

    Spooder 38E

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    its pronounced baabushka not babuushka

  17. ayeitsalicia


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    i just realized this is one of the COD maps

  18. Isadora Shani

    Isadora Shani

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    The melted destruction realistically tap because command congruently memorise times a loud behavior. rampant, green grey grieving bear

  19. Bob clake

    Bob clake

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    Investment are stepping stones for success. Waiting for the government to provide is a big waste

    • Matho Muller

      Matho Muller

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      Richard Lucas

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      James christopher

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      Hope john

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    • zara Noah

      zara Noah

      15 timer siden

      Alot of people are Living good lives full of hope for the future through the help of crypto currency

  20. MrCakocalypse


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    Im also working in a plant and we iradiate things with Gamma radiation here in Swiss.... Wish me good luck soon we will exchange some stuff with the glowing sticks (Cobalt 95) one big mistake and we have a new chernobil🙃 God beware😆

  21. ¥₩¥


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  22. Miguel Amira

    Miguel Amira

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    The efficient toenail luckily warn because attraction molecularly plant down a general gentle servant. five, rotten minister

  23. AsorockvibesTV


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    This is crazy

  24. MagganRZ


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    "50 000 people use to live in this city. Now it's a ghost town."

  25. Commander Jameson

    Commander Jameson

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    for many other youtubers it´s a daily routine working with no sponsors in sight... so what?



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    This is my favourite channel. I especially like it when you explain everything so nicely. I wish you a lot of success with the channel and happy life

  27. Ruju P

    Ruju P

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    Consequences of 50 hours will be seen in 50 months or maybe 50 years or maybe never ?

  28. Bob Keen

    Bob Keen

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    50 thousand people use to live here. Now it’s a ghost town

  29. Niels Bom

    Niels Bom

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    I am LOVING the music in this video!

  30. Martie


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    Looks like school from Erangle in PUBG

  31. Windy Witter

    Windy Witter

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    Can someone explain the dog there?

  32. Mario Soto

    Mario Soto

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    There are also abandoned secret bases or bunkers that governments could pay billions for valuable info

  33. Josh Egert

    Josh Egert

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    hey check out MoonWizard on spotify :)

  34. Henry Racing

    Henry Racing

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    Why is Thare almost 1000 dislikes on this video. I think the video is amazing

  35. Oof On Roof

    Oof On Roof

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    but really this is cool

  36. Oof On Roof

    Oof On Roof

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    that's how i got meningitis

  37. megan roberson (megmo88)

    megan roberson (megmo88)

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    So tell me why I was randomly thinking about Chernobyl (before I saw any of the headlines recently) bc I live near a power plant and then you guys (my fav youtubers, prob can find my comments from a few years ago on some vids) just so happen to go there.. LIFE IS CRAZY

  38. Chickenleg


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    (i hear rumors of a second explosion soon) yes theory: lets go to Chernobyl!

  39. Av


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    from playing past call of dutys i have learned to earn the trust of a man named sergei

  40. Bogdan Palchevskiy

    Bogdan Palchevskiy

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    Хто українець ставте лайк

  41. Elyssa Girdeen

    Elyssa Girdeen

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    this is incredible. we don’t deserve Yes Theory and these free documentaries! thank you guys, seriously.

  42. highvoltage


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    Old Russian women genuinely seem like some of the most kind-hearted people on the planet.

  43. Anthony Carusone

    Anthony Carusone

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    Best video yet.

  44. Ivonne Ramos

    Ivonne Ramos

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    Love 💗

  45. Aneesh Sreedhara

    Aneesh Sreedhara

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    Do you have superpowers?

  46. CM Sil3r

    CM Sil3r

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    If you want to see more of this place look up shiey on youtube

  47. Simon Collis

    Simon Collis

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    Galen Winsor

  48. Connor Sheahan

    Connor Sheahan

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    I wonder what comrade dog has to say about this

  49. James Meehan

    James Meehan

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    Was that dog dead at 4:28

    • Raaffuu


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      Most likely lol

  50. Gabe


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    Isn’t Fukushima the most radioactive place tho

  51. Jacob Grow

    Jacob Grow

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    Overwhelming, Sad, Man Made. All of the words that I think of when thinking of what happened in Chernoylb.

  52. Parker Haines

    Parker Haines

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    Is all the annoying background music necessary

  53. Lisandro clase

    Lisandro clase

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    FPV ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  54. bojan čenčič

    bojan čenčič

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    My skin Just piled of my body But its ok bicause its for video and likes

  55. 𝐍𝐚𝐝𝐚 𝐒𝐞𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐢

    𝐍𝐚𝐝𝐚 𝐒𝐞𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐢

    Dag siden


  56. Joseph K (JoeDKat)

    Joseph K (JoeDKat)

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    What a fantastic video, thank you so much for putting this together and sharing with us.

  57. wuoi zuiu

    wuoi zuiu

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    If by some miracle the radiation was suddenly gone, this place would be the coolest Airsfot arena ever ever ever. Just mind the falling buildings....



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    make video where can tell strangers to live free in bunker 24 hour

  59. ellojello c

    ellojello c

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    I feel like all of Yes Theory's videos are such high quality and I really enjoy watching them explore historic places and interview survivors and witnesses.

  60. Tyler Vandierdonck

    Tyler Vandierdonck

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    So I’m confused, why didn’t they have to wear protective radiation clothing? Like some of those readings looked VERY high if 0.3 is normal

    • Jung Novel

      Jung Novel

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      That type of radiation scatters in the air easily, so unless you are super close to them you're relatively safe.

  61. Shaaranya Mishra

    Shaaranya Mishra

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    Watching this, I can see that Activision took HEAVY inspiration from this city to make Verdansk in Warzone. I mean I know it's based on this but it's crazy how similar the two are!

  62. Sid-_- P

    Sid-_- P

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    Lol I can relate this to COD M

  63. Mat Grafy

    Mat Grafy

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    Can someone explain to me, isnt it dangerous if they go to chernobyl without a mask or something? Like isnt it dangerous to stay to long because of the high radioactive activity

  64. Jules VDA

    Jules VDA

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    shiey did it better

  65. Arun Chauhan

    Arun Chauhan

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    Aw, babushka 🤗

  66. Joseph Matthew

    Joseph Matthew

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    This is amazing

  67. Nina 88

    Nina 88

    2 dager siden

    The quality of this video is amazing, and for you guys to provide videos like this for FREE is amazing! Thank you for creating and sharing this type of content :)

  68. jake lambert

    jake lambert

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    So they moved all the dirt but where's all the nuclear fucking dirt at?

  69. Stumpy


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    what is that big frame thing right at the end?

  70. win oo

    win oo

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    8:34 PUBG player must be shocked, lmao

  71. JulianPlayz 100

    JulianPlayz 100

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    m o t h e r l a n d

  72. Heath 942

    Heath 942

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

  73. FTB


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    8:25 school in pubg mobile

  74. ItzEien


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    21:25 ukraine cobain.

  75. bcvbb hyui

    bcvbb hyui

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    Typical Slavic grandma, always want to feed their grandchildren, and remember never say no to Slavic grandma.

  76. Dylan Frigo

    Dylan Frigo

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    Fukushima, Japan is actually the most radioactive place on earth.

    • bcvbb hyui

      bcvbb hyui

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      Next time do sempipalatinsk (typo) in Kazakhstan

  77. Gianna Aragona

    Gianna Aragona

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    How is it that you wore a mask for a bit inside the house but not outside where the radiation is? Do you not get affected when you're there for a short period of time?

  78. Tara Murphy

    Tara Murphy

    2 dager siden

    You should look into the Kingdom of Agharta. It is supposedly the hidden city, the original garden of eden some say. Right in the centre of the earth. Travel to one or two of the apparent entrance’s around the world. Even if you can’t get in, its interesting to read about

  79. idk tbh

    idk tbh

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    Is that the grandma from bald and bankrupt

  80. Opiate


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    4:27 Does no one else notice the dog laying directly on the irradiated ground right after they showed the Geiger counter going off?

    • Tyler Vandierdonck

      Tyler Vandierdonck

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      I did and I thought it was dead, Im 98% sure it’s dead

  81. Team Zybe

    Team Zybe

    2 dager siden

    7:30 sounds like some Pokémon go music

  82. Game Over

    Game Over

    2 dager siden

    OMG they made cod4 irl!

  83. Emil Kamp

    Emil Kamp

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    4:28 there is just a dead goat laying.....

  84. Dora Cravo

    Dora Cravo

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    4:29 is that a dog :,[

  85. 0_Zero_0


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    Im getting so many Phasmophobua and cod vibes from this!

  86. Tahsin Jahan

    Tahsin Jahan

    2 dager siden

    Doesn't feel the same without Matt 💔

  87. Jake Fin

    Jake Fin

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    4:28 is that a dog not alive? :'( edit: oh wait we see the same dog at 8:05

  88. Jashar Gubetini

    Jashar Gubetini

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    Truly great documentary.

  89. Guilherme Platzer

    Guilherme Platzer

    2 dager siden

    this is a wonderful content.. thanks for sharing with us!

  90. Kunis - Arugal Alliance

    Kunis - Arugal Alliance

    2 dager siden

    You are not just pushing the boundaries of yes theory but the perspective of filmography. We as your viewers appreciate all your hard work. A pleasure to watch.

  91. Amingo Huang

    Amingo Huang

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    The blame is on USSR not necessary for the reactor failure but how they hide this as a secret in the first few days from the world They even lie about the level of radiation from the country that are trying to help they lie about the level of radiation so the robot that are use to clean the graphite shut down just after few minutes of operating so they had to use only human to do this and directly cause hundreds maybe thousands of people’s death

  92. Nolan CHUNG [08M2]

    Nolan CHUNG [08M2]

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    Next time do sempipalatinsk (typo) in Kazakhstan

  93. Brendon Ramos

    Brendon Ramos

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    Does anybody know the song used @ 19:55?

  94. Lord Darkwood

    Lord Darkwood

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    Holy Shit , Russians do sound like Russians

    • Jung Novel

      Jung Novel

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      There was literally no Russian person throughout the whole video 😂

  95. ValCross 10

    ValCross 10

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    8:34 why do i remember call of duty when seing this part

  96. Luboslav Stofik

    Luboslav Stofik

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    I Thing the Guy translating the Grandma done some Mistakes at Translating, at 12:55 he asks her why she came back, she Answers ``Rodina` that Means Family, not Motherland,.............. Just saying as it fcked up a really good Emotional Moment for me..

  97. Jaggs


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    Utter shite.

  98. Νεκταριοσ Κεφαλοσ

    Νεκταριοσ Κεφαλοσ

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    Best cinematography!!!

  99. Pnproject Pnprojectt

    Pnproject Pnprojectt

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    lol this video sucks go watch illegalfreedom channel for good content about the exclusion zone