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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  1. Yes Theory

    Yes Theory

    16 күн мурун

    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

      5 күн мурун

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

    • Jéan Nel

      Jéan Nel

      7 күн мурун

      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

      7 күн мурун

      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

      8 күн мурун

      Michael F yep ,for about 3000yrs

    • guy sumpthin

      guy sumpthin

      8 күн мурун

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

  2. Axel Paulstrup Sandén

    Axel Paulstrup Sandén

    39 мүнөт мурун

    so u didnt notice the dead and alive wolves

  3. DJ Bandito

    DJ Bandito

    2 саат мурун

    50,000 people used to live here, now its a ghost town. Legendary quote from call of duty

  4. 1uckiest


    3 саат мурун

    Иди своей дорогой, сталкер

  5. Ted Sealey

    Ted Sealey

    4 саат мурун

    this is so well produced

  6. TheNerdiac


    5 саат мурун

    I did that once me and my second head laugh about it every time

  7. ammar bagas

    ammar bagas

    6 саат мурун

    mate you need to watch shiey

  8. Not Me

    Not Me

    6 саат мурун

    You have one hell of an editing team

  9. heylou


    7 саат мурун

    Incredible job on this documentary!

  10. Hamidreza R_HHH

    Hamidreza R_HHH

    7 саат мурун

    I dare you next time,choose a country in the middle east and stay there 48 hours

  11. Bolescent


    10 саат мурун

    *YOU* have some bad news “all we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way;…” isaiah 53:6 “for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God;” romans 3:23 “for the wages of sin is death;…” romans 6:23 “but we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;” isaiah 64:6 according to the bible you’re a sinner and you’re on your way to hell. does this concern you? i don’t know you but it worries me terribly. you ask, is there a way out? there *IS* GOOD NEWS “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 “but God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” romans 5:8 “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” romans 6:23 “…and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” isaiah 53:6 “that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” romans 10:9 admit your sins before God, repent (turn away / change of mind towards) from your sins and believe with your heart that Jesus Christ paid the price (God’s judgment) for your transgressions on the cross and rose again on the 3rd day according to prophecy. “except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” john 3:3

  12. lilstump55


    13 саат мурун

    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that who ever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life 💯

  13. Alex Temourian

    Alex Temourian

    13 саат мурун


  14. Mishka Travels

    Mishka Travels

    13 саат мурун

    It's the same Babushka that appeared in Eva zu Beck's video! 😂 Why is nobody mentioning her video, it was awesome too...

  15. DeciDev


    15 саат мурун

    I read the desc and I don’t think COVID is the thing you should be worried about...

  16. Frank smith

    Frank smith

    15 саат мурун

    Noble noble- future

  17. James Allen

    James Allen

    16 саат мурун

    The one place where u don't need a mask... Chernobyl

  18. A B D U L L A H I 2.o

    A B D U L L A H I 2.o

    17 саат мурун

    8.27 only PUBG players will understand ❤️

  19. Anastasiia Semenova

    Anastasiia Semenova

    17 саат мурун

    Damn you traveled to Ukraine 😭😭😭😭 I live here

  20. N Loos

    N Loos

    18 саат мурун

    What camera is he using?

  21. Chapps


    18 саат мурун

    I think Bald and Bankrupt went and saw that same lady

  22. Teodor


    19 саат мурун

    Why do i recognize this 8:35

  23. Mtallman06 9

    Mtallman06 9

    20 саат мурун

    Anybody else see the dead dog at 4:29

  24. realtesla 124

    realtesla 124

    23 саат мурун

    Bro look it’s the place from cod mw 4

  25. Svlfr


    23 саат мурун

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

  26. TRAGICx


    23 саат мурун

    She reminds me of my Babcia Regina, everything about her.

  27. Dmitri Ivanov

    Dmitri Ivanov

    23 саат мурун

    I think after radiation gone, Pripyat will be habitant town (I THINK)

  28. Parv


    Күн мурун

    The thumbnail didn't load for me I thought this was I spent 50 hours in Chernobyl in minecraft lol.

  29. konyaliboy


    Күн мурун

    What people nowadays do to get some views and likes. Sheeez. Nevertheless, he got me. So I subscribed and gave this guy a huge thumb up!

  30. WHITE N0TE


    Күн мурун

    this event couldve prevented me from existing in this life i have now. damn. think my great great grandfather was escaping that explosion aswell.

  31. Evo man E

    Evo man E

    Күн мурун

    Don’t forget your pip boy power armor and gun

  32. Griffin Roberts

    Griffin Roberts

    Күн мурун

    Warzone map

  33. Swapnil Bhattacharya

    Swapnil Bhattacharya

    Күн мурун

    Anyone watched chenrobyl diaries movie. Driver name was also Uri

  34. oiuet souiu

    oiuet souiu

    Күн мурун

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

  35. Matty Mart

    Matty Mart

    Күн мурун

    For a while I’ve decided that I wanted to visit Chernobyl before either it falls apart or I die. It is so beautiful, yet eerie at the same time. God bless that woman that you took shots with. She is amazing

    • oiuet souiu

      oiuet souiu

      Күн мурун

      the beginning is literally the end of the ghillie suit mission

  36. edward bueno

    edward bueno

    Күн мурун

    shiey has a much better trip than you guys (stalker style)...they went through shit and it was dope.... this was more on the easy way to go but no thrills.... still it's a good video...

  37. Doom Squad

    Doom Squad

    Күн мурун

    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.

  38. Micaiah Dorsey

    Micaiah Dorsey

    Күн мурун

    Dies 10 days later

  39. Skyrim


    Күн мурун

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

  40. space nation

    space nation

    Күн мурун

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

  41. The Truth

    The Truth

    Күн мурун

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

    • Mishka Travels

      Mishka Travels

      13 саат мурун

      She was in Eva zu Beck's video too 😂

  42. Seth Walker

    Seth Walker

    Күн мурун

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

  43. TimIsCool


    Күн мурун

    I swear I remember watching this when I was like 7

  44. Toka San

    Toka San

    Күн мурун

    Досихпор мурашки по коже

  45. Void


    Күн мурун

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

  46. stank


    Күн мурун

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

  47. Nikoslav Igra

    Nikoslav Igra

    Күн мурун

    Where are the monolithians

  48. Vilius


    Күн мурун

    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.

  49. Raquel D.

    Raquel D.

    Күн мурун

    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

  50. mari uuu

    mari uuu

    Күн мурун

    Why did you change the Thumbnail?

  51. 3boodm4


    Күн мурун

    the beginning is literally the end of the ghillie suit mission

  52. DetailXPerts


    Күн мурун

    Homemade moonshine ^_^

  53. Lil Bill

    Lil Bill

    Күн мурун

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

  54. Jaakko


    Күн мурун

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

    • Jaakko


      Күн мурун

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

    • stank


      Күн мурун

      Not your decision but thanks for the useless input

  55. Grant Ellis

    Grant Ellis

    Күн мурун

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

  56. Thomas Müller

    Thomas Müller

    2 күн мурун

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

  57. Daniel Dahl

    Daniel Dahl

    2 күн мурун

    Bald and bankrupt did this first.

  58. Jason Chai

    Jason Chai

    2 күн мурун

    This look like an apocalypse no cap

  59. Penina Clarke

    Penina Clarke

    2 күн мурун


  60. Hyped1 Geek

    Hyped1 Geek

    2 күн мурун

    This gives a COD MW vibe

  61. Nasir Ullah

    Nasir Ullah

    2 күн мурун

    Mission Chernobyl

  62. Kushal Singh

    Kushal Singh

    2 күн мурун

    Yes theory hats off to you guys This is just amazing

  63. Juan Sebastian Perez

    Juan Sebastian Perez

    2 күн мурун


  64. Talon Monk

    Talon Monk

    2 күн мурун

    everyone gangster til you find a power armor suit 😳

  65. yep kerikflor3s

    yep kerikflor3s

    2 күн мурун

    8:40 the pool in mw warzone

  66. Maaz Ali

    Maaz Ali

    2 күн мурун

    The PUBG school building swimming pool finally found 8:32

  67. Ian Matthews

    Ian Matthews

    2 күн мурун

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

  68. Yong


    2 күн мурун

    I am here after watching stalker 2 trailer

  69. Tito Martinez

    Tito Martinez

    2 күн мурун

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

    • stank


      Күн мурун

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

  70. R. Vasquez

    R. Vasquez

    2 күн мурун

    Yuri is definitely a spy 😂 Not kidding

  71. Nikolai Willett

    Nikolai Willett

    2 күн мурун

    Shieys version is better

  72. Eminem Awol27

    Eminem Awol27

    2 күн мурун

    It’s not her land it’s our land.



    2 күн мурун

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

  74. Terry Ann Watson

    Terry Ann Watson

    2 күн мурун

    “I love that for us” 😂

  75. redfoxdog1


    2 күн мурун

    Mm, asbestos thumbnail!

  76. Jook Kipen

    Jook Kipen

    2 күн мурун

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



    2 күн мурун

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

  78. Silence


    2 күн мурун


    • Silence


      2 күн мурун

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

  79. Chhana Skills

    Chhana Skills

    2 күн мурун

    8:26 PUBG!!!!!!

  80. Alpha Omega

    Alpha Omega

    2 күн мурун

    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.

  81. Gaming With Aiden

    Gaming With Aiden

    2 күн мурун

    Why does it kinda look like fallout 4

  82. logan knapp

    logan knapp

    2 күн мурун

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

  83. Connor Marchand

    Connor Marchand

    2 күн мурун

    Anyone else recognize the pool house from warzone

    • stank


      Күн мурун

      nah fam i recognize it from cod 4 lol

  84. Ruz


    2 күн мурун

    rust irl

  85. Lauri T

    Lauri T

    2 күн мурун

    4:29 was that a dead dog?

  86. invaze.


    2 күн мурун

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

  87. Rooney


    2 күн мурун

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

  88. BilboTeaBaggins


    2 күн мурун

    Теперь я тоже хочу в чернобыль

  89. jimmy deans

    jimmy deans

    2 күн мурун

    That's the pool from warzone

  90. Huski


    3 күн мурун

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

    • M


      Күн мурун

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

  91. friberg


    3 күн мурун

    I think this is a copy of this video: kgkey.info/block/mqmTcNHZfJihmX4/video.html

    • yasio bolo

      yasio bolo

      3 күн мурун

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

  92. Creepy Stranger

    Creepy Stranger

    3 күн мурун

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

  93. Hekholm6


    3 күн мурун

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

  94. Sanskar kakde

    Sanskar kakde

    3 күн мурун

    But i thought fukushima daichi was worst....

  95. CrazyKidWil


    3 күн мурун

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

  96. Valentyn Chornyi

    Valentyn Chornyi

    3 күн мурун

    Kyiv is not Kiev

  97. Potato


    3 күн мурун

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

  98. Les Grossman

    Les Grossman

    3 күн мурун

    Your future kids will regret your decision my man

  99. twistaboi9119


    3 күн мурун

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

  100. _iTs_xBlAdE___


    3 күн мурун

    Hey it’s the call of duty 4 campaign map