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 Theory

    Pred 15 dnevi

    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

      Pred 4 dnevi

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

    • Jéan Nel

      Jéan Nel

      Pred 5 dnevi

      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

      Pred 6 dnevi

      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

      Pred 7 dnevi

      Michael F yep ,for about 3000yrs

    • guy sumpthin

      guy sumpthin

      Pred 7 dnevi

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

  • Doom Squad

    Doom Squad

    Pred 6 urami

    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.

  • Micaiah Dorsey

    Micaiah Dorsey

    Pred 6 urami

    Dies 10 days later

  • Skyrim


    Pred 8 urami

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

  • space nation

    space nation

    Pred 8 urami

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

  • The Truth

    The Truth

    Pred 9 urami

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

  • Seth Walker

    Seth Walker

    Pred 9 urami

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

  • TimIsCool


    Pred 9 urami

    I swear I remember watching this when I was like 7

  • Toka San

    Toka San

    Pred 10 urami

    Досихпор мурашки по коже

  • Void


    Pred 10 urami

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

  • stank


    Pred 11 urami

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

  • Nikoslav Igra

    Nikoslav Igra

    Pred 12 urami

    Where are the monolithians

  • Vilius


    Pred 12 urami

    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.

  • Raquel D.

    Raquel D.

    Pred 13 urami

    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

  • mari uuu

    mari uuu

    Pred 14 urami

    Why did you change the Thumbnail?

  • 3boodm4


    Pred 14 urami

    the beginning is literally the end of the ghillie suit mission

  • DetailXPerts


    Pred 15 urami

    Homemade moonshine ^_^

  • Lil Bill

    Lil Bill

    Pred 15 urami

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

  • Jaakko


    Pred 16 urami

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

    • Jaakko


      Pred 11 urami

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

    • stank


      Pred 11 urami

      Not your decision but thanks for the useless input

  • Grant Ellis

    Grant Ellis

    Pred 16 urami

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

  • Thomas Müller

    Thomas Müller

    Pred 16 urami

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

  • Daniel Dahl

    Daniel Dahl

    Pred 17 urami

    Bald and bankrupt did this first.

  • Jason Chai

    Jason Chai

    Pred 17 urami

    This look like an apocalypse no cap

  • Penina Clarke

    Penina Clarke

    Pred 18 urami


  • Hyped1 Geek

    Hyped1 Geek

    Pred 18 urami

    This gives a COD MW vibe

  • Nasir Ullah

    Nasir Ullah

    Pred 18 urami

    Mission Chernobyl

  • Kushal Singh

    Kushal Singh

    Pred 19 urami

    Yes theory hats off to you guys
    This is just amazing

  • Juan Sebastian Perez

    Juan Sebastian Perez

    Pred 22 urami


  • Talon Monk

    Talon Monk

    Pred 23 urami

    everyone gangster til you find a power armor suit 😳

  • yep kerikflor3s

    yep kerikflor3s

    Pred 23 urami

    8:40 the pool in mw warzone

  • Maaz Ali

    Maaz Ali

    Pred dnevom

    The PUBG school building swimming pool finally found

  • Ian Matthews

    Ian Matthews

    Pred dnevom

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

  • Yong


    Pred dnevom

    I am here after watching stalker 2 trailer

  • Tito Martinez

    Tito Martinez

    Pred dnevom

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

    • stank


      Pred 11 urami

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

  • R. Vasquez

    R. Vasquez

    Pred dnevom

    Yuri is definitely a spy 😂

    Not kidding

  • Nikolai Willett

    Nikolai Willett

    Pred dnevom

    Shieys version is better

  • Eminem Awol27

    Eminem Awol27

    Pred dnevom

    It’s not her land it’s our land.



    Pred dnevom

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

  • Terry Ann Watson

    Terry Ann Watson

    Pred dnevom

    “I love that for us” 😂

  • redfoxdog1


    Pred dnevom

    Mm, asbestos thumbnail!

  • Jook Kipen

    Jook Kipen

    Pred dnevom

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



    Pred dnevom

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

  • Silence


    Pred dnevom


    • Silence


      Pred dnevom

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

  • Chhana Skills

    Chhana Skills

    Pred dnevom

    8:26 PUBG!!!!!!

  • Alpha Omega

    Alpha Omega

    Pred dnevom

    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.

  • Gaming With Aiden

    Gaming With Aiden

    Pred dnevom

    Why does it kinda look like fallout 4

  • logan knapp

    logan knapp

    Pred dnevom

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

  • Connor Marchand

    Connor Marchand

    Pred dnevom

    Anyone else recognize the pool house from warzone

    • stank


      Pred 11 urami

      nah fam i recognize it from cod 4 lol

  • Ruz


    Pred dnevom

    rust irl

  • Lauri T

    Lauri T

    Pred dnevom

    4:29 was that a dead dog?

  • invaze.


    Pred dnevom

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

  • Rooney


    Pred dnevom

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

  • BilboTeaBaggins


    Pred dnevom

    Теперь я тоже хочу в чернобыль

  • jimmy deans

    jimmy deans

    Pred dnevom

    That's the pool from warzone

  • Huski


    Pred dnevom

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

    • M


      Pred 13 minutami

      That’s instantly what I thought of at 6:41 when he said “50,000 people used to live in this city” lol

  • friberg


    Pred dnevom

    I think this is a copy of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y_7lwF7o7I

    • yasio bolo

      yasio bolo

      Pred dnevom

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

  • Creepy Stranger

    Creepy Stranger

    Pred dnevom

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

  • Hekholm6


    Pred dnevom

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

  • Sanskar kakde

    Sanskar kakde

    Pred dnevom

    But i thought fukushima daichi was worst....

  • CrazyKidWil


    Pred dnevom

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

  • Valentyn Chornyi

    Valentyn Chornyi

    Pred dnevom

    Kyiv is not Kiev

  • Potato


    Pred dnevom

    4:27 that dog looks dead......

  • Les Grossman

    Les Grossman

    Pred 2 dnevi

    Your future kids will regret your decision my man

  • twistaboi9119


    Pred 2 dnevi

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

  • _iTs_xBlAdE___


    Pred 2 dnevi

    Hey it’s the call of duty 4 campaign map

  • Paige Nikolle

    Paige Nikolle

    Pred 2 dnevi

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

  • Baljinder Kumar

    Baljinder Kumar

    Pred 2 dnevi

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

  • Candyman Ilkley

    Candyman Ilkley

    Pred 2 dnevi

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

  • Kaiya Tryka

    Kaiya Tryka

    Pred 2 dnevi

    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?

    • Dennis Begley

      Dennis Begley

      Pred 2 dnevi

      Immigrants actually join the military frequently

  • Depot msa

    Depot msa

    Pred 2 dnevi

    whys that dog just laying there at 4:18

  • 2 Steak Sandwiches

    2 Steak Sandwiches

    Pred 2 dnevi

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

  • T Dawg

    T Dawg

    Pred 2 dnevi

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

    • Alpha Omega

      Alpha Omega

      Pred dnevom

      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.

  • Rock girl

    Rock girl

    Pred 2 dnevi

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

  • Adam Carroll

    Adam Carroll

    Pred 2 dnevi

    Verdansk vibes

    • Rock girl

      Rock girl

      Pred 2 dnevi

      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.

  • Antonio Besinga

    Antonio Besinga

    Pred 2 dnevi

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

  • alen dowd

    alen dowd

    Pred 2 dnevi


  • Hack Gg

    Hack Gg

    Pred 2 dnevi

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

  • Anthony Morales

    Anthony Morales

    Pred 2 dnevi

    Who remembers this map from call of duty

  • ItsMeReus


    Pred 2 dnevi

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

  • Maestro_ Dany

    Maestro_ Dany

    Pred 2 dnevi

    8:06 "What the dog doin'?,,

  • Ryan Van Aardt

    Ryan Van Aardt

    Pred 2 dnevi

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

  • Alonso Reyes

    Alonso Reyes

    Pred 2 dnevi

    Best abandon video I’ve seen👍

  • Kimberly Gonzalez

    Kimberly Gonzalez

    Pred 2 dnevi

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

  • Betonkeverő


    Pred 2 dnevi

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

    • Rock girl

      Rock girl

      Pred 15 urami

      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....

  • Michel Kaesmacher

    Michel Kaesmacher

    Pred 2 dnevi


  • James Reynolds

    James Reynolds

    Pred 2 dnevi

    does yuri have a son named eric?

  • fukkuk


    Pred 2 dnevi

    4:20 doggie

  • Vinay Nair

    Vinay Nair

    Pred 2 dnevi

    The drone shots here are incredible!!

  • Chris


    Pred 2 dnevi

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

  • 7Seven2Six


    Pred 2 dnevi

    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.

  • Flamingo


    Pred 2 dnevi

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



    Pred 2 dnevi

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

  • Lalchhuanawma Hrahsel

    Lalchhuanawma Hrahsel

    Pred 2 dnevi

    who else wants to rescue the dog

  • Ashutosh Patnaik

    Ashutosh Patnaik

    Pred 2 dnevi

    8:31 school swimming pool in pubg 🥺

  • A B

    A B

    Pred 2 dnevi

    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.

  • Isar Taheri

    Isar Taheri

    Pred 2 dnevi

    top videoing skills