I Spent 50 Hours In Chernobyl

Publisert 6. juni. 2021
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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

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

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

    • 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.

    • Michael F yep ,for about 3000yrs

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

  • It’s amazing to see a visual representation of the Soviet Communism. Like he said, it’s a time capsule. As a student of history, I would love to see it in person.

  • Dies 10 days later

  • The music in this video are just fantastic fantastic fantastic bravo 👏 👌

  • Yes theory: i decided that i am going to cut 20 years of my life

  • Isn’t that the same mom who was in balds video? Yo that’s crazy

  • look! a soviet mosaic at 7:00 minutes in.. where the Balders at

  • I swear I remember watching this when I was like 7

  • Досихпор мурашки по коже

  • Hate to break it to y’all, but that’s Pripyat, not Chernobyl

  • 50,000 people used to live here, Now it’s a ghost town…

  • Where are the monolithians

  • So whos side are you on clear sky , renegades ? Or stalkers or even bandits? Maybe even duty or are you part of freedom?!?! ( i can also hook you up on some artifacts.

  • I love that grandmother! :) She makes me think of my Costa Rican grandmother who lived till 102 years, passing last year due to Covid. She would not let you leave without eating! :) God bless xoxo

  • Why did you change the Thumbnail?

  • the beginning is literally the end of the ghillie suit mission

  • Homemade moonshine ^_^

  • why are u wearing a mask in this grannies house when she hasn't had any contact wid nobody

  • Why is the music so loud when you are not speaking? If I want my ears blown out I'll ask thanks!

    • @stank No, it is not my decision. Still it could be useful feedback.

    • Not your decision but thanks for the useless input

  • Beautiful video. Well done. This is better than anything you'd get on Netflix.

  • You are insane!!! Such great videos aaall the time 🚀❤️

  • Bald and bankrupt did this first.

  • This look like an apocalypse no cap


  • This gives a COD MW vibe

  • Mission Chernobyl

  • Yes theory hats off to you guys This is just amazing

  • Verdansk

  • everyone gangster til you find a power armor suit 😳

  • 8:40 the pool in mw warzone

  • The PUBG school building swimming pool finally found 8:32

  • What an amazing video! Thanks for creating and sharing. You do know of course, that your nuts are eventually going to turn to dust…?

  • I am here after watching stalker 2 trailer

  • Aint Nobody gon talk abt half of the places he was on is on WARZONEE!??

    • Yeah this is how we all know you’re 12… Warzone? Nah, more like COD 4 lmao

  • Yuri is definitely a spy 😂 Not kidding

  • Shieys version is better

  • It’s not her land it’s our land.

  • coloca legenda em português por favor put subtitles in portuguese (pt-br) please

  • “I love that for us” 😂

  • Mm, asbestos thumbnail!

  • the swimming pool building is in warzones btw it is next to storage

  • since i played S.T.A.L.K.E.R & i want to visit chernobyl


    • I know it’s “safer” now but still not healthy

  • 8:26 PUBG!!!!!!

  • Ironically, besides the radiation from the reactor plant itself, the closer you are to Chernobyl the less radiation there is because they cleaned the ground so much.

  • Why does it kinda look like fallout 4

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

  • Anyone else recognize the pool house from warzone

    • nah fam i recognize it from cod 4 lol

  • rust irl

  • 4:29 was that a dead dog?

  • 4:27 is nobody going to talk about the dead dog next to them ?

  • Chernobyl is not the most radioactive place ever, the first radioactive Place ever is Fukashima. (Just Saying)

  • Теперь я тоже хочу в чернобыль

  • That's the pool from warzone

  • '''50000 thousand people used to live here..... Now its an ghost town.''

  • I think this is a copy of this video: nowine.info/loft/cq6WcKXdepuoa3o/video

    • Since they’re in an exclusion zone full of radiation shouldn’t they be wearing special clothes and equipment like gas masks or something?

  • I thought that the man in blue jacket was justin biber.

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

  • But i thought fukushima daichi was worst....

  • This is bringing me back to the good old days of Call Of Duty

  • Kyiv is not Kiev

  • 4:27 that dog looks dead......

  • Your future kids will regret your decision my man

  • Somebody needs to make a mod for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. with the babuska as a friendly NPC.

  • Hey it’s the call of duty 4 campaign map

  • was the dog at 4:27 dead?? someone please tell me if it is or not!

  • It’s like the map in the cod 4 modern warfare

  • The teeny-tiny motion historically type because wealth biomechanically lick concerning a quiet time. certain, doubtful word

  • I’ve never heard a Russian person join the U.S military not only is that historical it’s pretty interesting i wonder why he joined?

    • Immigrants actually join the military frequently

  • whys that dog just laying there at 4:18

  • I love how Strong the people from this region of the world are.

  • Since they’re in an exclusion zone full of radiation shouldn’t they be wearing special clothes and equipment like gas masks or something?

    • It’s really not as radioactive as people think, the worst of the radiation dissipated or was removed. Staying there for a few days or weeks won’t have any measurable effect on a person as long as they stay in the safer zones.

  • its very rare to find someone who will welcome you into their home and treat you as their own children

  • Verdansk vibes

    • Good cinematorgraphy except for the drone shots. A steady aerial shot without the 360 and barrel-roll would have been much better. Acrobatics are headache inducing.

  • 8:35 PUBG School Building or is it just a coincidence 🤔

  • Godddd

  • Hhhhhh ...just (MR BEAST ) CAN DO THE 50 HOURS 😉

  • Who remembers this map from call of duty

  • to be somewhere where he registered 20,000 he must of been on the roof or next to the reactor

  • 8:06 "What the dog doin'?,,

  • 8:35 felt like I was playing warzone for a second

  • Best abandon video I’ve seen👍

  • Y’all tell me that tourist does not look like josh peck???

  • "She's insisting on feeding us." What a truly East-European grandma experience!

    • 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....

  • Shiey:Pathetic

  • does yuri have a son named eric?

  • 4:20 doggie

  • The drone shots here are incredible!!

  • This was really well made. +1 for your editing crew.

  • Good cinematorgraphy except for the drone shots. A steady aerial shot without the 360 and barrel-roll would have been much better. Acrobatics are headache inducing.

  • You can now count on 1 hand how many hours youve spent there

  • If u go to pripyat the Ferris that is there is used in the first Call of duty Modern Warfare

  • who else wants to rescue the dog

  • 8:31 school swimming pool in pubg 🥺

  • 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.

  • top videoing skills