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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    Yes TheoryYes Theory14 dagen geleden
    • Thankyou, you have inspired to chase my dreams to be an explorer

      Squishy FishSquishy Fish3 dagen geleden
    • I hope you burnt your clothes after you went there because you will still get radiation from the material of your clothes.

      Jéan NelJéan Nel4 dagen geleden
    • 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.

      Carbon ProksiCarbon Proksi5 dagen geleden
    • Michael F yep ,for about 3000yrs

      guy sumpthinguy sumpthin6 dagen geleden
    • I see apartments , apartments , apartments, apartments ,,,and grandmas house

      guy sumpthinguy sumpthin6 dagen geleden
  • Verdansk

    Juan Sebastian PerezJuan Sebastian Perez2 uur geleden
  • everyone gangster til you find a power armor suit 😳

    Talon MonkTalon Monk4 uur geleden
  • 8:40 the pool in mw warzone

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

    Maaz AliMaaz Ali5 uur geleden
  • What an amazing video! Thanks for creating and sharing. You do know of course, that your nuts are eventually going to turn to dust…?

    Ian MatthewsIan Matthews7 uur geleden
  • I am here after watching stalker 2 trailer

    YongYong8 uur geleden
  • Aint Nobody gon talk abt half of the places he was on is on WARZONEE!??

    Tito MartinezTito Martinez8 uur geleden
  • Yuri is definitely a spy 😂 Not kidding

    R. VasquezR. Vasquez8 uur geleden
  • Shieys version is better

    Nikolai WillettNikolai Willett8 uur geleden
  • It’s not her land it’s our land.

    Eminem Awol27Eminem Awol2710 uur geleden
  • coloca legenda em português por favor put subtitles in portuguese (pt-br) please

    ELEKTRAELEKTRA12 uur geleden
  • “I love that for us” 😂

    Terry Ann WatsonTerry Ann Watson13 uur geleden
  • Mm, asbestos thumbnail!

    redfoxdog1redfoxdog113 uur geleden
  • the swimming pool building is in warzones btw it is next to storage

    Jook KipenJook Kipen14 uur geleden
  • since i played S.T.A.L.K.E.R & i want to visit chernobyl

    DEVDLXRDDEVDLXRD14 uur geleden

    SilenceSilence15 uur geleden
    • I know it’s “safer” now but still not healthy

      SilenceSilence15 uur geleden
  • 8:26 PUBG!!!!!!

    Chhana SkillsChhana Skills16 uur geleden
  • 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.

    Alpha OmegaAlpha Omega16 uur geleden
  • Why does it kinda look like fallout 4

    Gaming With AidenGaming With Aiden17 uur geleden
  • 50,000 people used to live here, now it’s a ghost town

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  • Anyone else recognize the pool house from warzone

    Connor MarchandConnor Marchand18 uur geleden
  • rust irl

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  • 4:29 was that a dead dog?

    Lauri TLauri T18 uur geleden
  • 4:27 is nobody going to talk about the dead dog next to them ?

    invaze.invaze.18 uur geleden
  • Chernobyl is not the most radioactive place ever, the first radioactive Place ever is Fukashima. (Just Saying)

    RooneyRooney19 uur geleden
  • Теперь я тоже хочу в чернобыль

    BilboTeaBagginsBilboTeaBaggins19 uur geleden
  • That's the pool from warzone

    jimmy deansjimmy deans20 uur geleden
  • '''50000 thousand people used to live here..... Now its an ghost town.''

    HuskiHuski21 uur geleden
  • I think this is a copy of this video: nlflow.info/white/m6uSndKpem6mbns/video

    fribergfriberg21 uur geleden
    • Since they’re in an exclusion zone full of radiation shouldn’t they be wearing special clothes and equipment like gas masks or something?

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

    Creepy StrangerCreepy Stranger22 uur geleden
  • "50 000 people used to live here, now it's a ghost town."

    Hekholm6Hekholm623 uur geleden
  • But i thought fukushima daichi was worst....

    Sanskar kakdeSanskar kakdeDag geleden
  • This is bringing me back to the good old days of Call Of Duty

    CrazyKidWilCrazyKidWilDag geleden
  • Kyiv is not Kiev

    Valentyn ChornyiValentyn ChornyiDag geleden
  • 4:27 that dog looks dead......

    PotatoPotatoDag geleden
  • Your future kids will regret your decision my man

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

    twistaboi9119twistaboi9119Dag geleden
  • Hey it’s the call of duty 4 campaign map

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

    Paige NikollePaige NikolleDag geleden
  • It’s like the map in the cod 4 modern warfare

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  • 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?

    Kaiya TrykaKaiya TrykaDag geleden
    • Immigrants actually join the military frequently

      Dennis BegleyDennis BegleyDag geleden
  • whys that dog just laying there at 4:18

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

    2 Steak Sandwiches2 Steak SandwichesDag geleden
  • Since they’re in an exclusion zone full of radiation shouldn’t they be wearing special clothes and equipment like gas masks or something?

    T DawgT DawgDag geleden
    • 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.

      Alpha OmegaAlpha Omega16 uur geleden
  • its very rare to find someone who will welcome you into their home and treat you as their own children

    Rock girlRock girlDag geleden
  • Verdansk vibes

    Adam CarrollAdam CarrollDag geleden
    • 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.

      Rock girlRock girlDag geleden
  • 8:35 PUBG School Building or is it just a coincidence 🤔

    Antonio BesingaAntonio BesingaDag geleden
  • Godddd

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

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  • Who remembers this map from call of duty

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

    ItsMeReusItsMeReusDag geleden
  • 8:06 "What the dog doin'?,,

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

    Ryan Van AardtRyan Van AardtDag geleden
  • Best abandon video I’ve seen👍

    Alonso ReyesAlonso ReyesDag geleden
  • Y’all tell me that tourist does not look like josh peck???

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

    BetonkeverőBetonkeverőDag geleden
  • Shiey:Pathetic

    Michel KaesmacherMichel KaesmacherDag geleden
  • does yuri have a son named eric?

    James ReynoldsJames ReynoldsDag geleden
  • 4:20 doggie

    fukkukfukkukDag geleden
  • The drone shots here are incredible!!

    Vinay NairVinay NairDag geleden
  • This was really well made. +1 for your editing crew.

    ChrisChrisDag geleden
  • 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.

    7Seven2Six7Seven2SixDag geleden
  • You can now count on 1 hand how many hours youve spent there

    FlamingoFlamingoDag geleden
  • 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

    Lalchhuanawma HrahselLalchhuanawma HrahselDag geleden
  • 8:31 school swimming pool in pubg 🥺

    Ashutosh PatnaikAshutosh Patnaik2 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    A BA B2 dagen geleden
  • top videoing skills

    Isar TaheriIsar Taheri2 dagen geleden
  • It's not Chernobyl. It's Verdansk. 8:25

    Kedem DiamantKedem Diamant2 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    Ailsa NiAilsa Ni2 dagen geleden
  • the grandma seems so nice tho

    AgirlwhoeatscarrotsAgirlwhoeatscarrots2 dagen geleden
    • This is crazy

      Ailsa NiAilsa Ni2 dagen geleden
  • 50 000 people lived here now it’s a ghost town

    Jairus BibbJairus Bibb2 dagen geleden
  • Look up the NLflowr shiey he goes to Chernobyl and is pretty nice to watch

    Andrew RosenbergerAndrew Rosenberger2 dagen geleden
  • I‘ve seen so many documentaries of visiting Prypjat. This one is the best

    Heather MasonHeather Mason2 dagen geleden
  • My grandmother’s cousin went to a work trip on the nuclear power plant before the disaster

    AngelaisAngelais2 dagen geleden
  • 10:01 😂 the dreams that radiate

    ItsAmirTVItsAmirTV2 dagen geleden
  • The grandma is based!

    Prateek BhatiaPrateek Bhatia2 dagen geleden
  • 23:02 and 23:15 thats very true

    somedude72somedude722 dagen geleden
  • This has been done 1000times over. Do something new!

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  • its pronounced baabushka not babuushka

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  • i just realized this is one of the COD maps

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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😆

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  • wow

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

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

    Commander JamesonCommander Jameson2 dagen geleden
  • 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

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

    Ruju PRuju P3 dagen geleden
  • 50 thousand people use to live here. Now it’s a ghost town

    Bob KeenBob Keen3 dagen geleden
  • I am LOVING the music in this video!

    Niels BomNiels Bom3 dagen geleden
  • Looks like school from Erangle in PUBG

    MartieMartie3 dagen geleden
  • Can someone explain the dog there?

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