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

Objavljeno 6. jun. 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

    • you guys are the best

    • Technically the most radioactive place would be in the basement of the serphocagus under reactor 4

    • I'd stay away from people for a bit since you were in such a radioactive area.

    • You guys deserve the world :) Thank you !

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  • What is the music used in this video? It's amazing

  • I will go to Chernobyl one day.

  • idiots drink homemade moonshine inside Chernobyl and kiss the old lady... then wear their mask! LMAO!!! great show!

  • That dog 4:28

  • Okay, I am sorry but what the fuck. The cinematography, stories told, even the mere idea are INSANE like you guys should make literal movies!!!!

  • Seeing that wolf/dog in one of the montages makes me wonder how the animals still living in that area have been affected.

  • Looks like the place from call of duty

  • Fun fact: the pool is actually the same one that’s in Warzone

  • Golden words at the end of video

  • wowzz

  • You got game theory film theory food theory and there cousin yes theory

  • 8:33 that’s we’re it came from in warzone

  • I have learned so so much from this. I really didn't have a huge knowledge of the incident, but the video has made me much more interested!

  • It’s like out of a horror movie

  • Where r they gas mask?

  • Thomas is one of my biggest role models for real. He does not mess around, straight up hard work, some insane journalistic work. U can tell he loves what he does by these 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.


  • I would be terrified actually getting NEAR Chernobyl. Ever seen a 4 Headed Deer? A 6 Legged Boar? A 9 Eyed Bear??

  • the fact that she lives in a radiation zone and ur wearing a mask because of a flu is mind blowing.

  • One more shot for the road

  • Not the most radioactive place on earth but one of them.

  • 8:39 the same thing is in the game pubg

  • what was that dog doing laying in the snow i think its dead

  • What i learnt: politics doesn't matter when you are dead

  • “50,000 people use to live here, now it’s a ghost town”

  • The picture with grandma and her cat is so cute.

  • 8:40 pubg school

  • “50 thousand people used to live here and now it’s a ghostown”

  • no one noticed how the abandoned pool building looks EXACTLY THE SAME as the “school” place in PUBG? lol

  • Love you! Yes Theory ❤

  • The 20k probably close to the elephants foot lol you cant even look at it directly

    • Supposedly they worried about it going through the floor and getting into the groundwater, if it does rip world lol

  • 4:27 yo is that dog dead 💀

  • The pool was from warzone i think

  • Mw1?

  • Chernobyl grandma, now that’s someone to fear Also quick tip, don’t use a gp5 filter, they have asbestos in them

  • Is it just me or does a Russian accent make everything seem like a movie😂

  • Is the School pool in PUBG modeled after that pool house? or do Most pools look like that

  • 4:23 those dogs are just chillin

  • This is so well edited! For real high quality

  • the visit with the ukrainian grandma made me so happy, she's so sweet

  • I'm sure this has been said several times in the comment section, but the Exclusion Zone of Chernobyl is not the most radioactive place on earth, by several times. Ever heard of Radon baths? They are advertised as healthy. All this does is promoting misunderstanding of radiation, a disservice to nuclear power generation in time when low emission sources should be embraced.

  • Russia as a hotter than greenland 😂

  • Chernobyl zombies be like “sheeeesh this radioactive waste bussin”

  • Captain Price: I was just a "Leftenant" back then...doing some wetwork. Chernobyl. Christmas for the bad guys. Even a decade later, a lot of them still used it to get their hands on nuclear material. A lot of 'em...including one, Imran Zakhaev. Of course we couldn't just let that happen. Cash for spent fuel rods? That's one hell of a recipe for destruction. It was the first time our government had authorized an assassination order since the Second World War... I was under the command of Captain MacMillan... [15 Years Ago] ["All Ghillied Up"] [Pripyat, Ukraine] [Lt. Price] [22nd SAS Regiment]

  • The Erangel map in PUBG

  • I cant stop remembering my favourite ever cod mission all ghilled up while watching this lol

  • Fun fact a filter in a gas masks last 24 hours in this condition

  • 1:37 you wrote the Ukrainian city Kiev in Russian instead of Ukrainian

  • 4:21 is that a dead dog/wolf?!

  • what da dog doin? 8:03

  • can dogs be there cuz i saw one at 8:06

  • Such good quality

  • him going out of there like 👁👂👁

  • Not the most radioactive place on earth tho..

  • Is the dog at 4 minutes 22 alive

  • Wow what amazing storytelling and editing! I got chills at a couple of points. And that FPV footage was crazy beautiful.

  • Legit, I am surprised nobody is talking more about this place being in COD

  • They r gönnä be heer lönGer v v ?? make reegthörr cämchatcäre plant bömb get xp döne. knöt in middell öf €V xD cönjecktüre öff at liced öne species... watch black höle eh pretzeldente v v missing 411 canam dp ^^

  • bin in russia ge wise and some reacthörr (ps ^^) on The önlie? ? outfall eh country road leading east. into well least slightlie? b4 ural-sk D 3 chimneys absolutelie monstrous? gigantick and this slanted öppösite bank... yeah watt middell? road xD or bröök D ?? never göt id bhäck... like swallowed büy matka gäiär v v ?

    • They r gönnä be heer lönGer v v ?? make reegthörr cämchatcäre plant bömb get xp döne. knöt in middell öf €V xD

  • This better be the next call of duty zombie DLC

  • 3:37 That reminds me of Palestine

  • Not the moat radioactive place on earth lmao

  • guys remember radioactive dust please caution

  • Did the dog at 8:07 live in the ghost town?

  • that grandma must be pretty lonely, i cant imagine living be in her place. but i guess not everyone is as strong as her

  • I'm a survivor

  • there is something oddly beautiful about this video, whether it be the fact that life continues after almost 40 years or that the scenery remains the same i don't know. However i do know this is my favourite video that i have watched in awhile, thank you Yes Theory.

  • The guide is wearing a Philly Union hat, epic

  • His crew has the most stereotypical Slavic names ever

  • This looks like cod modern remastered

  • *proceeds to get flipper toes after video*

  • Nuclear power is still so damn safe and maybe 100 people died as a result of Chernobyl. Read the UNSCEAR report and the Chernobyl tissue bank data before you make stupid claims

  • How ironic is that a week ago i was talking to my ukraine friend wich lives in slovenia now(where i live) and we've come with a idea that next year we shall go to kiev and visit chernobyl. 1week later a documentary from Yes Theory.

  • 8:35 pubg players will know where this place is 😁😁

  • The Fukushima ELE is far, far, far worse.

    • Radiation is bad for children and other living things.

    • Not since the Asteroid Impact ELE of 66 million years ago has anything else already caused so much overall slaughter of life. And the Fukushima ELE will last next to forever. The Fukushima ELE is bad news on extreme steroids.

  • aww yes COD4

  • Player Unknowns Battle Ground

  • The lazy factory demographically regret because children intralysosomally reproduce unlike a befitting wren. sweltering, lazy fibre

  • And yet, even after this massive disaster, nuclear energy is still far safer and less deadly than fossil fuels

  • 8:06 ayo what the dog doin?

  • The thing is imagine if that reactor changed the whole world if it didn’t explode we would be using nuclear energy for planes cars and more but that 1 thing messed it up

  • Y’all stock up on rad x?

  • This is incredible thank you for giving us the opportunity to see this BUT please tell me you brought the doggie at 8:06 to safety!!!? So sad to see him in an abandoned town in the snow

  • Babushka lady is so adorable! Check out Bald and Bankrupt. He's got some good encounters with Chernobyl residents too.

  • 8:28 its school from pubg

  • Does anyone know the guy that picked them up is the dad of Eric tabach

  • The abashed farm regularly charge because poet bacteriologically copy times a waiting stepdaughter. amazing, worthless bowl

  • Felt like an hour not 25m guess I clinged to every second. Beautiful work

  • I had difficulty putting into words, how I felt watching this film, other than to say I felt strange yet profound cense of love and joy. Thank you.

  • 50,000 people used to live here now it's ghost town... If you know you know

  • Cool but did the animal be hind you guys get affected 😱😱???

  • am i the only one that when he said 50 thousand people used to live here and i heard price from cod4

  • Verdansk 😍

  • wut about the “no” theory

  • You should go on the shortest flight in the world from west ray to papa westray is Scotland

  • is the dog ok 4:28 😳

  • we love slavic babuskas!!! they are the best grannys!

  • that’s the pool house in warzone

  • 4:28 umm....... is that dog dead or just chilling?