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 Theory
    Yes Theory11 dagar sedan

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  • Squishy Fish

    Squishy Fish

    2 timmar sedan

    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

    3 dagar sedan

    Michael F yep ,for about 3000yrs

  • guy sumpthin

    guy sumpthin

    3 dagar sedan

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

  • Jacob Grow
    Jacob Grow32 minuter sedan

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

  • Parker Haines
    Parker Haines39 minuter sedan

    Is all the annoying background music necessary

  • Lisandro clase
    Lisandro clase55 minuter sedan

    FPV ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • bojan čenčič
    bojan čenčičTimme sedan

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

  • Ziik Ziik 🎧
    Ziik Ziik 🎧Timme sedan


  • Joseph K (JoeDKat)
    Joseph K (JoeDKat)Timme sedan

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

  • 3 timmar sedan

    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....

    GIJO JACOB5 timmar sedan

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

  • ellojello c
    ellojello c5 timmar sedan

    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.

  • Tyler Vandierdonck
    Tyler Vandierdonck5 timmar sedan

    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

    4 timmar sedan

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

  • Shaaranya Mishra
    Shaaranya Mishra5 timmar sedan

    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!

  • Sid-_- P
    Sid-_- P6 timmar sedan

    Lol I can relate this to COD M

  • Mat Grafy
    Mat Grafy6 timmar sedan

    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

  • Jules VDA
    Jules VDA7 timmar sedan

    shiey did it better

  • Arun Chauhan
    Arun Chauhan8 timmar sedan

    Aw, babushka 🤗

  • Joseph Matthew
    Joseph Matthew10 timmar sedan

    This is amazing

  • Nina 88
    Nina 8810 timmar sedan

    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 :)

  • jake lambert
    jake lambert11 timmar sedan

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

  • Stumpy
    Stumpy12 timmar sedan

    what is that big frame thing right at the end?

  • win oo
    win oo12 timmar sedan

    8:34 PUBG player must be shocked, lmao

  • JulianPlayz 100
    JulianPlayz 10012 timmar sedan

    m o t h e r l a n d

  • Heath 942
    Heath 94213 timmar sedan

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

  • FTB
    FTB13 timmar sedan

    8:25 school in pubg mobile

  • ItzEien
    ItzEien17 timmar sedan

    21:25 ukraine cobain.

  • bcvbb hyui
    bcvbb hyui18 timmar sedan

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

  • Dylan Frigo
    Dylan Frigo18 timmar sedan

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

  • bcvbb hyui

    bcvbb hyui

    18 timmar sedan

    Next time do sempipalatinsk (typo) in Kazakhstan

  • Gianna Aragona
    Gianna Aragona19 timmar sedan

    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?

  • Tara Murphy
    Tara Murphy20 timmar sedan

    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

  • idk tbh
    idk tbh20 timmar sedan

    Is that the grandma from bald and bankrupt

  • Opiate
    Opiate20 timmar sedan

    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

    5 timmar sedan

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

  • Team Zybe
    Team Zybe22 timmar sedan

    7:30 sounds like some Pokémon go music

  • Game Over
    Game Over23 timmar sedan

    OMG they made cod4 irl!

  • Emil Kamp
    Emil Kamp23 timmar sedan

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

  • Dora Cravo
    Dora CravoDag sedan

    4:29 is that a dog :,[

  • 0_Zero_0
    0_Zero_0Dag sedan

    Im getting so many Phasmophobua and cod vibes from this!

  • Tahsin Jahan
    Tahsin JahanDag sedan

    Doesn't feel the same without Matt 💔

  • Jake Fin
    Jake FinDag sedan

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

  • Jashar Gubetini
    Jashar GubetiniDag sedan

    Truly great documentary.

  • Guilherme Platzer
    Guilherme PlatzerDag sedan

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

  • Kunis - Arugal Alliance
    Kunis - Arugal Alliance Dag sedan

    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.

  • Amingo Huang
    Amingo HuangDag sedan

    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

  • Nolan CHUNG [08M2]
    Nolan CHUNG [08M2]Dag sedan

    Next time do sempipalatinsk (typo) in Kazakhstan

  • Brendon Ramos
    Brendon RamosDag sedan

    Does anybody know the song used @ 19:55?

  • Lord Darkwood
    Lord DarkwoodDag sedan

    Holy Shit , Russians do sound like Russians

  • Jung Novel

    Jung Novel

    3 timmar sedan

    There was literally no Russian person throughout the whole video 😂

  • ValCross 10
    ValCross 10Dag sedan

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

  • Luboslav Stofik
    Luboslav StofikDag sedan

    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..

  • Jaggs
    JaggsDag sedan

    Utter shite.

  • Νεκταριοσ Κεφαλοσ
    Νεκταριοσ ΚεφαλοσDag sedan

    Best cinematography!!!

  • Pnproject Pnprojectt
    Pnproject PnprojecttDag sedan

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

  • Fleabag Hamilton
    Fleabag HamiltonDag sedan

    This is cool and all but what the fuck

  • eioshen boboi
    eioshen boboiDag sedan

    fun fact: the radiation turned them into “No Theory”

  • Ida
    IdaDag sedan

    Those grandmas were so cute 🥺

  • Mr Cat
    Mr CatDag sedan

    I can't wait for thousands of COD reference on this comment section

  • eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi

    Dag sedan

    It's like a zombie apocalypse. Everything is just left there, I'd genuinely be terrified

  • Tejas Rangnekar
    Tejas RangnekarDag sedan

    Hats off to all the first responders, liquidators who all lost their lives to safeguard the place of future generations!! Rest in Peace!

    LITHUANIAN AvgeekDag sedan

    I wish I could go back In time and meet the families of Chernobyl before the Disaster

  • plelliott
    plelliottDag sedan

    Mans really put some Fallout 4 music in the background

  • Thomas Mattson
    Thomas MattsonDag sedan

    The old guy that worked there for thirty days should be studied to see why he did not die.

  • Matthew Spharler
    Matthew SpharlerDag sedan

    I remember being a kid and seeing this on the news. SEblacks still has the old broadcast from ABC. Here: seblacks.info/cold/video/kJ2ayXukja-aiI4.html

  • Hnsfam Ily
    Hnsfam IlyDag sedan

    Do a trip to Iraq and speak with someone who went through that war...and than Syria and than Yemen and Burma and Chinese (Muslim concentration camps) and interview those who survived.

  • manuel wegeling
    manuel wegelingDag sedan

    Sound design in this one is CRAZY!

  • Matt Bierly
    Matt BierlyDag sedan

    2 minutes in and the amount of COD vibes I’m getting is insane. My boy Yuri😤

  • Maximums
    MaximumsDag sedan

    I just realized in call of duty furring the campaign we go through chenyobl or however you spell it

  • Maticusmaximus
    MaticusmaximusDag sedan

    next vid ""50 hours left to live"

  • Hollie Gower
    Hollie GowerDag sedan

    This is so incredibly filmed and put together 😍 you guys constantly amaze me

  • mackan919
    mackan919Dag sedan

    4:21 wtf thats a dead dog

  • Berti Avenoso
    Berti AvenosoDag sedan

    The unwieldy cheetah routinely damage because state jelly wobble like a gray greasy great employer. curious, mushy patient

  • Nomadic Walker
    Nomadic WalkerDag sedan

    It's like a zombie apocalypse. Everything is just left there, I'd genuinely be terrified

  • Aroon Menon
    Aroon MenonDag sedan

    DW Documentaries

  • Movement with Darcy
    Movement with DarcyDag sedan

    If anyone is interested in learning more about the Chernobyl events, there was a show created that acted out all of the events. I actually just watched it a few days ago so its funny that I got on youtube and saw this video from Yes Theory. The show is called Chernobyl. Just look it up on google, not on netflix or hulu

  • O O F !
    O O F !Dag sedan

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

  • Alex Black
    Alex BlackDag sedan

    Man I wish I had an FPV Drone when I went there back in 2017. Awesome video dude ! It was great seeing Misha again ahahah

  • MismOx 7
    MismOx 7Dag sedan

    bro the violins in this vid sound like they're from midsommar

  • Code Attack
    Code AttackDag sedan

    fun fact: the radiation turned them into “No Theory”

  • MismOx 7
    MismOx 7Dag sedan

    when was this filmed. Casue if its in june then ill be damned

  • Obinna Oswu
    Obinna Oswu2 dagar sedan

    The bustling argentina conservatively spare because creek temporally wipe besides a angry sentence. enchanted, noxious carpenter

  • Yt overkill 0
    Yt overkill 02 dagar sedan

    Get the hazzy on

  • Yt overkill 0
    Yt overkill 02 dagar sedan

    Rust vibezzzz

  • CasinoNL013
    CasinoNL0132 dagar sedan

    I wonder if there are Some Speedo’s in the swimmingpool

  • Glizzy Boy
    Glizzy Boy2 dagar sedan

    Search up the elephant foot it's one of the most radioactive things. In the world I think

  • Teeval
    Teeval2 dagar sedan

    The reason why men live shorter than women

  • Jonathan Woods
    Jonathan Woods2 dagar sedan

    @Shiey has done this over and over. Years ago.

  • Akmaljon Zarifi
    Akmaljon Zarifi2 dagar sedan

    Is was one of your most important travel🏕🏕🏕

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  • George J. Rockefeller
    George J. Rockefeller2 dagar sedan

    "Most Radioactive Place On Earth" is it really the most radioactive place on earth? I mean even more than the bombing testing sites?

  • Artem Tsekhmistrenko
    Artem Tsekhmistrenko2 dagar sedan

    I am from Ukraine and my grandmother, grandfather and dad lived in pripyat. I am very grateful that you decided to fly in and shoot a video about the Chernobyl zone. Thank you very much!!!

  • SquidGuy
    SquidGuy2 dagar sedan

    I noticed the older lady had stuff plugged in. Do they still have power?

  • alfonso rojas
    alfonso rojas2 dagar sedan

    Kolyaaaa wru!

  • Callsign_Red-Sky
    Callsign_Red-Sky2 dagar sedan

    That man is a hero idc what anybody says

  • robocreeper craft
    robocreeper craft2 dagar sedan

    It’s so dark and gloomy

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    I just made my second withdraw again today trading with expert Mrs Jane, I can't wait for the next 7 days to cash out again.

  • Gideon Mark

    Gideon Mark

    2 dagar sedan

    I doubted it too before I give it a try........ And it was not regret.

  • Ruben Jack

    Ruben Jack

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    @Cathrin Manning Anyone who introduced you to Mrs Jayne love you.

  • Gift amanda

    Gift amanda

    2 dagar sedan

    @Davis Green Yes I'm a living testimony of Mrs Jane

  • Davis Green

    Davis Green

    2 dagar sedan

    Her last week trade was boom boom!!!!

  • MrTroll Yt
    MrTroll Yt2 dagar sedan

    the coronavirus is scared of the old lady

  • Darrin Vinsel
    Darrin Vinsel2 dagar sedan

    The fixed politician summatively cheer because kilometer crucially borrow beside a glamorous van. embarrassed, helpless link

  • cereal is a soup
    cereal is a soup2 dagar sedan

    ah Pripyat, i remember going on a mission there with cpt. Macmillan

  • Diaz Prabowo
    Diaz Prabowo2 dagar sedan

    "We only have one planet, and we only have each other" damn nice one thomas

  • Danny Ryazanov
    Danny Ryazanov2 dagar sedan

    The homely objective briefly spray because windchime dewailly place unto a damaging sky. deranged, simple lyric

  • Lemonxade
    Lemonxade2 dagar sedan

    There has been a small accident !

  • Lemonxade
    Lemonxade2 dagar sedan

    I though it was to radio activity to live there

  • Eagle775
    Eagle7752 dagar sedan

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 KJV, Jesus Christ is the only way........

  • Dieter Dödel
    Dieter Dödel2 dagar sedan

    I'm already looking forward to S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2. I'm so exited.