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50 Hours Inside the Most Radioactive Place on Earth

  • Published on Apr 1, 2023 veröffentlicht
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  • Yes Theory
    Yes Theory  Year ago +10029

    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

    • aesthetiix
      aesthetiix Month ago


      NUCLEAR POTATO 3 months ago

      Is it ok if i found a pocket of uranium in my backyard? I only used it for a breeder reactor is that dangerous?

    • Юрій Мучко
      Юрій Мучко 4 months ago +1

      Це Україна

      NUCLEAR POTATO 4 months ago

      Also the secret place where your friend said he got 20,000 is in the bunker of the Pripyat hospital

      NUCLEAR POTATO 4 months ago

      Hey guys you should have a gas mask when walking around i know that there's a lower level of radiation, but radioactive dust is still in the air.

  • Horror Skunx
    Horror Skunx Year ago +26840

    The fact that we get free documentaries on Clip-Share by Yes Theory is truly a gift.

  • AnlStarDestroyer
    AnlStarDestroyer Year ago +2273

    The creepiest part of it is how untouched most of it seems. Normally after a place is abandoned, it would be totally looted and picked over. Here though it’s as if they everyone got up and left just yesterday, you could even see what the kids were studying the day they left

    • Rick Baldwin
      Rick Baldwin 2 months ago

      @Patricia van de Molegraaf I didn't see the movie but
      remember that it was fiction.Not very many people lost lives or
      were even sickened.Did the movie reveal that the first 3 plants
      continued to operate for 14 more years without any ill effects?

    • Patricia van de Molegraaf
      Patricia van de Molegraaf 2 months ago

      I was exactly 3 weeks old when this happened.
      I’m now 36 and i have all kinds of physical problems… crohn’s disease, bad artritis and several other chronic diseases.
      I always make fun of it by joking Tsjernobyl happened in my birthyear/month and my parents planned me at the wrong time.
      I just saw the Chernobyl series on HBO…it shocked me.
      I feel so sorry for all the people that lost their lives and all the lies that were told.
      It’s a horrible disaster..
      I’m not going to make fun of it anymore 😢 poor people!

    • Gary Maidman
      Gary Maidman 4 months ago +1

      @Rick Baldwin the people keeping watch aren't there 24/7, they would take it in turn. The old woman was one of 13 who returned. She is the only one still alive. Who's to say she isn't riddled with cancer? When the Russians took the city of Chernobyl earlier in February of this year, soldiers were getting sick from radiation poisoning, a few died from it and by April the Russians had abandoned it and it's now back in Ukraine's possession. The radiation levels just under the surface in the soil are still astronomical. The radiation levels in the dust are still astronomical. That is what poisoned the Russian soldiers. The area of the exclusion zone isn't safe to live in, it's why it's called the exclusion zone.

    • Rick Baldwin
      Rick Baldwin 4 months ago

      @Gary Maidman There are people keeping watch on the reactor,the other
      3 operated for 14 more years and there were a few hold outs like the old lady
      who seem to have no ill effects.There would be more if it were allowed.

    • Gary Maidman
      Gary Maidman 4 months ago

      @Rick Baldwin the law is keeping people away for safety reasons. There is so much radiation in the area that it isn't safe. The guide even said this in the video. Visiting a place for short periods and living in a place are two different things. Scientists have said that it will take 20,000 years for Pripyat and surrounding areas to be at safe enough radiation levels to be habitable.

  • Emelina Warsing
    Emelina Warsing Year ago +3788

    As a Russian, hearing her say “I plant my potatoes here I can’t leave.” Was the most Eastern European thing I’ve ever heard😂😂

    • JT
      JT Month ago

      @jane vi where are you from

    • Wild Mountain Gwendy
      Wild Mountain Gwendy Month ago

      So maybe you and the other Russians can leave her and the other Ukrainians alone and stop invading people. Who knows if she is safe now.

    • TheyLoveMz🫡
      TheyLoveMz🫡 Month ago

      @xXxFroZty lmao

    • aesthetiix
      aesthetiix Month ago

      @michael sccot so!???! It was just a compliment 😆

    • xXxFroZty
      xXxFroZty Month ago

      The most Russian thing I’ve ever heard in my life, “I been here 10 years and I’m still fine, yeah I drink too much vodka and I glow at night but that’s fine”… I almost died laughing so hard 😂😂😂💀💀💀 most Russian thing I’ve ever heard in my whole life lol

  • Alap
    Alap Year ago +985

    I hope grandma is keeping safe during these trying times :'(

    • Anna Marfa
      Anna Marfa 12 days ago

      Shes a trooper. She even survived COVID

    • BILLZ 1981
      BILLZ 1981 Month ago

      @Nameless Voice
      there’s a documentary about them can’t mind the name but is about chernobyl babushkas there was about 6 of them

    • sandra smith
      sandra smith 3 months ago +9

      I just read an article that said all the chernobyl babushkas survived the invasion😍

    • GuerillaGorilla
      GuerillaGorilla 3 months ago +2

      Not like the russians are gonna go straight through a random backyard

    • Nameless Voice
      Nameless Voice 3 months ago +4

      I’d love to know if she survived the Russian invasion. Hope she made it.

  • Chef Nourhan Malik🍃
    Chef Nourhan Malik🍃 Year ago +886

    " I started glowing at night and i dghrink too much vodka but am fine " - This man is not only brave as hell but witty and hilarious. One of the most interesting facts about this channel that you guys have the best company in your travels like it's all meant to be.

    • Giulia
      Giulia Month ago

      I know it’s a completely different situation, but as someone who underwent radiotherapy this is one of the few places on earth I would never ever go. Nope thanks.

    • GuerillaGorilla
      GuerillaGorilla 3 months ago

      @Mr. Sedaris Google exists

    • GuerillaGorilla
      GuerillaGorilla 3 months ago

      @David Dölker You can heal radiation with vodka in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R games

    • Mr. Sedaris
      Mr. Sedaris Year ago +5

      @David Dölker oh man, that sounds so interesting. if you have any articles about that, is it alright if you send some over?? stuff like this always intrigues me

    • David Dölker
      David Dölker Year ago +20

      Drinking actually helps reduce the effects of radiation. A few years ago I read about one of the doctors treating people from Hiroshima (in Hiroshima) after the bomb fell. He said he was so overwhelmed by all the human suffering, that the only way he could cope and operate on radiation and burn victims was by being continuously drunk. He is one of the few people still alive and healthy at the time I read this and much of it was attributed to the amount of sake he consumed that day.

  • elektrischtree
    elektrischtree Year ago +688

    This has to feel surreal for Thomas right now, considering Russia just took over Chernobyl. Wishing safety for those in Chernobyl and the rest of Ukraine. 💔

    • Its_Ninjarider
      Its_Ninjarider 10 months ago +11

      @Смуратный Вох yea now again. But during the ogoing war russians had control for it over a small period

    • Смуратный Вох
      Смуратный Вох 11 months ago +2

      @bobucc man What is wrong? Chernobyl is controlled by Ukraine, everything is safe there.

    • Tymofii Karpenko
      Tymofii Karpenko 11 months ago +4

      Chernobyl Ukrainian

  • Polish American Mom
    Polish American Mom Year ago +931

    I remember Chernobyl like it happened yesterday, I was 11 years old and lived in southern Poland at that time. When the news broke out our parents were encouraged to take all their children to their local school to take liquid iodine to prevent radiation damage. But only children were allowed to take it because there was not enough iodine to go around. I was horrified that my parents would die and leave my sister and me as orphans. I remember my mom did not allow us to go anywhere for two weeks and we were not allowed to open the doors or windows.

    • Anna Marfa
      Anna Marfa 12 days ago +1

      We also experienced it too in 2020. Staying indoors and going out quickly to scout for food in a ghost town. I just cant forget.

    • joanne jo
      joanne jo Year ago +3

      I was in eastern poland and I remember that too.. standing in a que for a shot of iodine in the middle of the night at local pharmacy. I was small but I still remember that fear between adults..

    • Lady Alice
      Lady Alice Year ago +4

      @Polish American Mom are you my sister? Lol. Your story is so similar to mine. With that difference, that my dad actually passed away from cancer, maybe Charnobyl had sth to do with ir

    • Ming Rui Tak
      Ming Rui Tak Year ago +5

      Wow, so people in Poland have been informed. My mum is and also my teachers were always recalling that in Czechoslovakia there was no information about it.

      VERY FUNNY Year ago +1

      I guess your lucky to have survived same as your parents.

  • Lucia rainbows
    Lucia rainbows Year ago +993

    I love how happy the old woman is to have people over it wardens my heart

    • GuerillaGorilla
      GuerillaGorilla 3 months ago

      @Ukrainian Grandma That is really disrespectful

    • duggz 420
      duggz 420 5 months ago

      She's felt like my babushka they would of had to drag me out of there

    • Jesus loves you
      Jesus loves you 10 months ago

      Jesus Christ died for your ssiiinnsss please turn to him the kingdom of heaven is at hand

    • Ukrainian Grandma
      Ukrainian Grandma Year ago +1

      @wan terbaik Я годую їх картоплею і розповідаю історії

    • wan terbaik
      wan terbaik Year ago +7

      Shes feeding all russian and ukranian soldiers as we speak. They were fighting all over country except in this grandma house, where they sit together and talk about potato trees shes raising

  • TrueMobster
    TrueMobster Year ago +10

    Great documentary 🙌🏼

  • Dasha
    Dasha Year ago +748

    as a Ukranian seeing this babushka say "motherland" just made me bawl. we left Ukraine 21 years ago but my grandma to this day speaks about the motherland.

    • Vitia228
      Vitia228 5 months ago

      @Spode 😃

    • Spode
      Spode 5 months ago

      @Vitia228 that's good to hear!

    • Vitia228
      Vitia228 5 months ago

      @Spode I'm doing well

    • Vitia228
      Vitia228 5 months ago

      @Quintin Reid aww thanks

    • Quintin Reid
      Quintin Reid 5 months ago

      hope your family is safe! in this times.

  • Tara Griffith
    Tara Griffith Year ago +268

    Here after the announcement that the city of Chernobyl is now under attack. My heart is hurting for those in this video that are now under attack. I seriously can’t stop thinking of them.

    • Gary Maidman
      Gary Maidman 20 days ago

      @Manuel de Sousa you have proved my point then.

    • Manuel de Sousa
      Manuel de Sousa 20 days ago

      ​@Gary Maidman she was 88 at the time of this video

    • Gary Maidman
      Gary Maidman 4 months ago

      @22martinez1 unless she's on her 90s, she wouldn't have lived through Holodomor. Definitely nothing before then.

    • Rick Baldwin
      Rick Baldwin 4 months ago

      The Russkis made the Ukes maintaining it keep working.

      NUCLEAR POTATO 4 months ago

      @Memerax People are able to live there its just the war today.

  • Jonna Jinton
    Jonna Jinton Year ago +1925

    Thank you for this incredible video!! So interesting and so well made! 👏🏼

    • isak
      isak Year ago +3

      Tjenare jonna!

    • An Orange
      An Orange Year ago +2

      @Shelby he wasn’t talking to you...

    • Bubby
      Bubby Year ago +5

      @Yes TheoryYou guys are the best. You guys are the absolute best. You guys are inspiring as heck. I was an introvert and always used to prefer not to take much risks in life, it all changed once I started watching your videos. Love you guys so much ❤

    • Shelby
      Shelby Year ago +3

      @Hudson thx

    • Hudson
      Hudson Year ago +3

      Love your videos!!

  • Georg Sidorov
    Georg Sidorov Year ago +412

    My father leaved in Pripyat with his family at the time, fortunately he was away when the explosion happened. It is a strange feeling for him to know that his home is still there probably with their belongings and he'll never go there again. However, this resulted in him, my grandparents and my aunts moving to Crimea, where he met my mother, whose family was relocated there after Leninokan earthquake in Armenia. It's just crazy how they met each other both being victims of disasters. 🤯

    • Dezerved-420
      Dezerved-420 Year ago +2

      His apartment is probably in ruins like the rest of the apartments their.

    • Wolfylol
      Wolfylol Year ago +5

      one was natural and one was nuclear

    • Xyren Deocampo
      Xyren Deocampo Year ago +19

      The ending was surprisingly wholesome.

    • Theloveologyco
      Theloveologyco Year ago +22

      Just proves how bad situations can lead to great outcomes.

  • Not A Lithium Barbie Doll

    While what happened in Chernobyl was such a tragedy, I admit that I’m kinda fascinated by how nature found a way to take back the land, an interesting look into what earth would look like if ppl all of a sudden went extinct

    • Jordan Crocker
      Jordan Crocker 5 months ago +1

      it probably wouldnt look this way if they didnt do such a good job on clean up.

    • Wolfylol
      Wolfylol Year ago +6

      @Wicket so thats why cyberpunk 2077 looks so good

    • Wicket
      Wicket Year ago +4

      I agree, I find it very interesting to learn about the event and its liquidation. An interesting aspect is that they plan to have reactor 4 dismantled by 2065

      BOOMWIZARDYT Year ago +3


  • Amber Sharkey
    Amber Sharkey Year ago +140

    I am so sad at what is happening in Ukraine ...brought me back to this video. my heart and prayers go out to all the locals. this is heartbreaking....

  • Ddn
    Ddn Year ago +779

    This place is the closest thing to time travelling we will get. For now.

    • Ddn
      Ddn 8 months ago

      @Deadhead Will yeah it is, I’ve luckily been there once, I was too stupid to know anything though.

    • Deadhead Will
      Deadhead Will 8 months ago

      i always heard cuba is like going through a time machine aswell, since they couldnt trade for many years

    • 4NN13 H
      4NN13 H Year ago

      @JagoIf you knew even one iota of the bullshit protocols that we have to tolerate, you would refer to us more respectfully as “time professionals.”

    • Jago
      Jago Year ago

      Fun fact: If time travel ever will exist theres time travelers among us right now

    • Paul webhandle Mcgranite
      Paul webhandle Mcgranite Year ago

      No their are many time capsules

  • S V
    S V Year ago +99

    12:35 I hope the woman is safe now after all that is happening in Ukraine, especially Russia capturing the Chernobyl area.

    • Tracy Smith
      Tracy Smith Year ago +2

      @samaliia so sad what is happening their now

  • Eric Cartman
    Eric Cartman Year ago +1560

    My Dad was one of the bus drivers that was evacuating the city of Pripyat. Two years later I was born I remember my medical history book had this radioactive symbol on it. During the summers growing up I would get state paid camping vacations.

    • GuerillaGorilla
      GuerillaGorilla 3 months ago

      @Dani Gonzalez Soviet cartman

    • JK
      JK 4 months ago +3

      @costine 2016 Not to test effects! That symbol meant that this child needed special medical attention because of a family history of radiation exposure.

    • JK
      JK 4 months ago +1

      @kim jong un as a compensation

    • JK
      JK 4 months ago +1

      @Serenity Rogers what a crazy idea. Paid summer vacations were a form of compensation aimed to improve health of the kids of immediate victims

    • JK
      JK 4 months ago

      @Akira Ackerman you are right, that was some kind of compensation

  • Luke L
    Luke L Year ago +828

    It’s really sad that our earth is billions of years old and within a few thousand years of humans being here we’ve already made part of it uninhabitable

    • Web
      Web 5 months ago

      ​@Damon we have been around for 6 million years

    • floret -
      floret - Year ago

      @ren got this too.

    • floret -
      floret - Year ago +1

      @Dan G got it.

  • Caleb Gleadow
    Caleb Gleadow Year ago +144

    My family was from Chernobyl and this a extremely emotional video for me, It’s sad seeing what happened to my home

    • Srishti Rajput
      Srishti Rajput Year ago +1

      More power to you brother take care of yourself love from india 🇮🇳

    • Vignesh Nayak
      Vignesh Nayak Year ago +3

      Well , everything happens for the best brother...god bless , take care : )

    • Caleb Gleadow
      Caleb Gleadow Year ago +2

      @squishywaifu26 🙏

    • squishywaifu26
      squishywaifu26 Year ago +13

      I’m so sorry, it’s so different for people like myself where we see videos like these and it feels so otherworldly and surreal. But many are so closely tied to these stories and it’s much more of a personal story. God bless 🙏🏼

  • Ramped Visuals
    Ramped Visuals Year ago +31

    I flew to Chernobyl in November just because of this video and it was such a eye opening experience. I am extremely grateful that i made the decision to go see it. It hurts even more now to see what’s happening there, when you met all the kind people. Hoping this will end soon.

  • dan rioz
    dan rioz Year ago +63

    The growth you've made as a storyteller, paired with the combinations of musical scoring, over some seriously astounding video footage is inspiring! I'm proud for you all to have made such dramatic leaps and bounds in your creative process while inspiring so many to live outside their routines. Yes Theory has truly been some of the most inspiring, emotional, and entertaining content I've had the pleasure to watch. It has already led me to seek a bit more discomfort in my life and I am excited to make it more of my routine! Thank you!

  • BadPiggies 9
    BadPiggies 9 Year ago +36

    I hope the locals in this video are okay, the mere possibility of anything bad having happened to these wonderful people makes my heart crumble 🥺

    • Pita Bread
      Pita Bread Year ago +2

      Ik I been crying like the grandma is such an angel ♥️♥️♥️

  • Kwaite Funi
    Kwaite Funi Year ago +1620

    "She's insistent on feeding us."
    It's safe to say that grandmas of all cultures are the same. They love cooking a meal for others.
    Very wholesome.

    • Jesus loves you
      Jesus loves you 10 months ago

      Jesus Christ died for your ssiiinnsss please turn to him the kingdom of heaven is at hand

    • Dana Andrews
      Dana Andrews Year ago +3

      Mmmmm radioactive banana bread 🍞 😂👍 I'm sure it's not, but I couldn't help but think about that for a second. But do I really want to eat the food you made here??? 🧐

    • modderbad
      modderbad Year ago

      @mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm not only slavic. My grandmother received people like they were her grandchildren. I hate how unfair life is by taking her away from us when she got terrible Alzheimer.

    • mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
      mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Year ago +3

      * all slavic grandmas

    • Dandy Lion
      Dandy Lion Year ago +2

      @Lanne you just insulted 300 Million people 🤣

  • Scott Wright🔊
    Scott Wright🔊 Year ago +26

    Wow. The way you found the content of the pool from before the disaster, to showing it now is incredible. A+ work.

  • Iren Raykova
    Iren Raykova Year ago +22

    My grandparents who still lived in Russia at the time would always tell me how for years after the incident their village had unusually large crops and how they all thought it was some sort of miracle but now in hindsight she realises they were probably just mutated from the radiation

    • Iren Raykova
      Iren Raykova Year ago +1

      They would also not let their animals drinks from natural water supplies like lakes and rivers in case they were contaminated

  • Cassie Thewes
    Cassie Thewes 4 months ago +5

    After binge watching your channel for the past week I have learned 2 things: humanity is resilient and hope is the best medicine for the soul. Everywhere you go that from the outside just seems desolate and depressing, you find people with overwhelming amounts of optimism and kindness. Your channel shows the light that lives in humans all over the world. Thank you for filming your experiences around the world and showing the beauty and likeness in humans everywhere❤

  • /Alia /LB
    /Alia /LB Year ago +31

    I remember as a kid, my parents told me about Chernobyl, and just it’s disastrous impact. I distinctly remember when I asked my dad why? Just trying to understand how something so horrible could possibly be allowed to happen, my dads face just took on this sullen look and with the most somber tone he simply replied “I don’t know” this was truly Something I realized was beyond the scope of not only my own comprehension, but that of my parents as well. It kills me to think about. This was such an amazing video, truly.

  • Ellusive
    Ellusive 11 months ago +11

    “50,000 people used to live here…” I really was waiting for him to finish it with “now it’s a ghost town”

  • Katrina Grace
    Katrina Grace Year ago +841

    As a Ukrainian, I really appreciate how you approached Chernobyl with respect and curiosity. It’s amazing to see how the city looks today, and acknowledge the role of this disaster in the country’s history. The cinematography and story of the video was simply amazing, well done to everyone involved.
    дякую! З найкращими побажаннями!
    Ps. That baba (babushka) is a true representative of the Ukrainian spirit, and hearing her story made me so happy - she reminds me of my grandma :)

    • Da Ki
      Da Ki Year ago

      @Vibe_Musix some russian vibes with a ukrainian language?you must be part ukrainian then

    • Misha A
      Misha A Year ago

      @Vibe_Musix tomatoes 🤮

    • Vibe_Musix
      Vibe_Musix Year ago +1

      She gave me some Russian vibes too, like my grandma. Always making борщ and forgetting that I don’t eat tomatoes 😂

    • nikunj
      nikunj Year ago +1

      Yes well documented.

  • Liv
    Liv Year ago +44

    So amazing to see grandmas all over the world have the same warm, lovely and welcoming spirit, absolutely adorable 🥰

  • Simón Gámez
    Simón Gámez Year ago +18

    Watching this video makes me feel overwhelmed. The history about this place is super interesting and the stories of its people are incredibly inspiring and touching. You guys did a fantastic job with this video, the footage, the edit and the story telling are absolutely incredible, I'm surprised.

  • xenonmorph
    xenonmorph Year ago +41

    My town has 45,000 people. Chernobyl had 5,000 more. I can't imagine evacuating the entire city, never to return. Apartments, the hospital, the school, all left like the people just vanished. I can't imagine what it was like for the people who lived there.

    • Tom Hill
      Tom Hill 4 months ago

      Pripriyat had 50,000 people. Chernobyl is a completely different city that was not evacuated. It lies outside, to the south, the exclusion zone.

  • Hanne Kristensen
    Hanne Kristensen Year ago +14

    I keep coming back to this film. The mood, the music, the old videoclips combined with the abandonded city, the narration - it just gets me every time. Really nails the tragic atmosphere and history of Chernobyl. Thank you for making this.

  • Ashley L
    Ashley L Year ago +29

    Praying for Misha and his family and everyone else in this video and all the people of Ukraine 🙏💞

  • Loris Hammer
    Loris Hammer Year ago +643

    These episodes are MOVIES!! Editors need a raise, holy crap!

    • Jesus loves you
      Jesus loves you 10 months ago

      Jesus Christ died for your ssiiinnsss please turn to him the kingdom of heaven is at hand

    • Dorian_Tihi
      Dorian_Tihi Year ago +1


    • Bubby
      Bubby Year ago +1


  • Abbey K
    Abbey K Year ago +11

    The drone footage was incredible! & the editing/storyline. You all did a fantastic job with this one 🙌🏼

  • De André Evan
    De André Evan Year ago +24

    My heart goes out to the lives lost in ukraine today. 🇺🇦

    • TheyLoveMz🫡
      TheyLoveMz🫡 Month ago


    • Jesus loves you
      Jesus loves you 10 months ago +1

      Jesus Christ died for your ssiiinnsss please turn to him the kingdom of heaven is at hand

    • samaliia
      samaliia Year ago


  • thejoeschmoshow
    thejoeschmoshow Month ago +2

    I’ve seen that tour guide in a few Clip-Share videos. He seems nice. Hopefully he’s okay after everything that had happened in Ukraine.

  • Emkiukas
    Emkiukas Year ago +368

    YOOOO the camera shots,the music,the stories feels like im watching a movie

  • xX_Spook_Boi_Xx
    xX_Spook_Boi_Xx Year ago +3

    Kudos to Misha for being such a nice and fun tour guide

  • EpicDonutDude
    EpicDonutDude Year ago +3514

    Its so surreal to see that everything was used and all of a sudden abandoned

    • Greg Edwards
      Greg Edwards Year ago

      They cleared most of the people out of the zone but there were two out of the four reactors that were undamaged and still producing power for another FIFTEEN years.

    • Jonas Wolterstorff
      Jonas Wolterstorff Year ago

      A bit reminiscent of Pompeii (minus the mummified/magmafied? bodies of people of course)...

    • 203 269 shawhan Faraz
      203 269 shawhan Faraz Year ago

      Reminds me of my ex

    • Andy Garcia
      Andy Garcia Year ago

      Just like me :(

  • Rachael Leighona
    Rachael Leighona Year ago +12

    Man. I would love to go and interview those who lived through it.
    My husband works at a nuclear facility here in GA and my biggest fear is something like this happening & losing him and the entire CSRA (Central Savannah River Area).

  • Ultimately_Everything
    Ultimately_Everything 3 months ago +27

    What a sweet old lady she is i hope she's still doing good

  • Artehm
    Artehm Year ago +4

    As someone who was born in Ukraine, I am so happy to see you covering some very important history.

  • bestnarryever
    bestnarryever Year ago +8

    I’ve seen many Chernobyl documentaries and every single time I find something new out... thank you for this, it was truly amazing and left me in tears 💛

  • ᴛʀɪʟʟ ʙᴇʟɪᴄʜɪᴄᴋ

    February 24 2022 I’m thinking and praying for these beautiful souls. I hope they were able to get out before it was taken over.

    • Jesus loves you
      Jesus loves you 10 months ago +1

      Jesus Christ died for your ssiiinnsss please turn to him the kingdom of heaven is at hand

  • tom
    tom Year ago +574

    Can we just take a minute to appreciate how warm and genuine these people are. Real people not a selfish bones in their bodies.

  • Supersized sam
    Supersized sam Year ago +1

    keep doing what your doing guys, discovered your channel a few weeks back and haven't been able to stop, I love people like you guys, always willing to treat everyone with respect and love. full of the adventure spirit that's so lost in our society today. thank you!

  • Master Conduit Courses

    We need to start a petition to get yes theory on Netflix!

    • Fausta Sofia
      Fausta Sofia Year ago +3

      Why? We get this here, and for free

  • Man_Of_Culture
    Man_Of_Culture Month ago +1

    Talking to a liquidator is such an honor having talked to one myself out of sheer luck they have amazing story’s and it’s a shame many people don’t know what happened in Chernobyl

  • D Parmar
    D Parmar 5 months ago +3

    Thank you for making documentaries like this. Appreciate you and your team

  • tara Reese
    tara Reese 2 months ago

    Misha is such a sweet guy he has so much energy lol I've seen him in exploring with josh when he went there and sam and colby

  • Gurleen Kaur
    Gurleen Kaur Year ago +1871

    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!!!!

  • panda king 17
    panda king 17 Year ago +1

    I'm sooo thankful that there are people like you that make documentaries like this and it's for free

  • June Ko-Dial
    June Ko-Dial 5 months ago +2

    This is absolutely amazing. Was it safe for you to be walking around all the radioactive areas? It was very interesting but I’m not sure it was worth the risk. And that has nothing to do with just getting out of your comfort zone. It makes me worry about you

  • JozefN
    JozefN Year ago +1

    I had the opportunity to go to Chernobyl in 2018, and one of the things that definitely surprised me, was how quiet it was. I live in Denmark myself, and there are literally nowhere here, where you can experience true quiet nature. Most people don't realise you can always hear a distant motor, an airplane 30 kilometers away, humming electronics or similiar. In Chernobyl there is nothing like that, and thus you can enjoy the true sound of nature.

  • Sammy S
    Sammy S 2 months ago +1

    This is what a post apocalyptic landscape would look like. Peaceful Eerie and pure solitude

  • Rica Mariz Santos
    Rica Mariz Santos 10 months ago

    This is what i love about yes theory, when they explore places they don't do it on a surface level, they talk to people and bring light to their experiences and beliefs. I've been binge watching their videos since i discovered their channel two weeks ago. I can't believe I'm watching it for free, i feel like i should pay for it because it is THAT GOOD.

  • ashutosh anand
    ashutosh anand Year ago +317

    As someone who’s so much into scoring and sound design, I just want to say that please give your editor a massive raise because damn.

    • Wamy
      Wamy Year ago +1

      I think i remember them saying they edit themselves or they edit also get some help.

  • bestnarryever
    bestnarryever Year ago +24

    I truly believe that feeding someone is caring for them, showing respect for their well being and sharing 💛 that babushka was golden ✨

  • Lauren Schultz
    Lauren Schultz Year ago +3

    There is actually a game based of Chernobyl, it’s called lost river in WolfQuest. You can find many clues about its history and what happened in the game, all while playing as a wolf that had been mutated by the radiation. Definitely recommend.

  • Irena S
    Irena S Year ago

    This has always been taught to us in history books in the United States but to see the reality of it and your courage and bravery for going over there to film- thank you. This is truly like a movie and it warms my heart with all the emotion I feel while watching your adventure. Thank you!

  • Leanna Richards
    Leanna Richards Year ago +6

    I have come back to comment after watching this video over a month ago, I am keeping this beautiful lady in my thoughts at the moment. With the recent attack close to Chernobyl, I know she will have to leave her home once again…. Incredibly heartbreaking 💔

  • Krissy Knutsen
    Krissy Knutsen 2 months ago

    The story and footage of this video is amazing ❤

  • K63 SPORTS🔥
    K63 SPORTS🔥 Year ago +1389

    These documentaries are better then the ones you have to pay for on NETFLIX.

  • Sean Rae
    Sean Rae Year ago +2

    Been binge watching episodes today ( and subscribed) this one really made an impression for 2 reasons: 1. The scale of the disaster which comes through clearly. 2. That this facility is the focus of attacks by Russian forces. It's just craziness.
    I am a serious convert to your channel, so wanted to reach out and say thanks.

  • Moccaldi Music
    Moccaldi Music Year ago +1

    This was an amazing documentation of the Chernobyl disaster and your videos truly are a work of art! Keep up the amazing film work!

  • B0N3Y4RD
    B0N3Y4RD Year ago

    9:06 After this many years of growing up hearing about Cherynobyl this capture of the abandoned City with the plant in the background was probably the first time I got to actually visualize the distance between the two. Incredible footage. Well done!

  • Angela Marie
    Angela Marie Year ago +1

    The videography and editing of this video is top notch. Another great video from Yes Theory!

  • Chris Cherchant
    Chris Cherchant 5 months ago

    This is probably my all-time favorite youtube video. The sequence from around 5:30-9:00 is so impressive.

  • CrazyLi0n
    CrazyLi0n Year ago +359

    She's 88 years old, amazing how she can live alone in such an environment.

    • The Red fuel Tank
      The Red fuel Tank Year ago

      God bless her

    • The Weldfather
      The Weldfather Year ago +10

      Hard times create strong men(or woman in her case).

    • Dmytro Kiktenko
      Dmytro Kiktenko Year ago +15

      It's a piece of virgin nature there. There are woods clean of plastic, wildlife is rich and diverse. It is quiet - no mass trafic any near you can hear.
      Sometimes travelers come to talk and even maybe help. There is kinda local community of workers, ecologists, stalkers, etc. They're helping each other.

    • BakedStreet YT
      BakedStreet YT Year ago +4

      maybe you can get positive effects from radiation lol

    • Rolando Gonzalez
      Rolando Gonzalez Year ago +32

      Built different

  • Anastasia Ivanova
    Anastasia Ivanova Year ago +5

    So great seeing you cover this! Although nuclear bombs are quite different from nuclear accidents, I really hope you'll give some coverage to Hiroshima and Nagasaki one day. Your documentaries are really incredible and shed light to some amazing topics!

  • Ofelia martinez
    Ofelia martinez Year ago +3

    Misha and babushka are characters and I love them! Such lovely people!! Great vid guys I loved seeing the jumps from the old 1980's clips to now it's so crazy seeing the differences. R.I.P to all those lost souls who died due to the disaster.

  • PandaBytes
    PandaBytes Month ago

    The somber atmosphere portrayed in the video really reminds one of just how fragile life can be.

  • Зыков Алексей

    Guys, this is just AMAZING! Thank you so much for such a high quality content

  • Dolcy Dina
    Dolcy Dina 3 months ago +1

    The drone shots gave me goosebumps.... Overwhelming and eerie at the same time. And grandma is a real sweetheart! I just paused trying to predict the reaction when she offered food. Anyways great documentary- thank you!

  • Vivioux
    Vivioux Year ago +521

    Its fascinating to me that everything that we see here, is exactly as it has been for the past 35 years. Pretty much everything is in the same state as people left if in that chaos in 1986.. This town is like a time machine..

    • Olivier Larose-de Billy
      Olivier Larose-de Billy Year ago

      I think you mean time capsule

    • Pariah1134
      Pariah1134 Year ago +5

      @LUNE44 See, I was curious when they showed the school because, I know if I went, I would have taken a book or two, or SOMETHING. But then I finally realized that it would all be contaminated and I do not know how to store radioactive materials.

    • LUNE44
      LUNE44 Year ago +24

      thats what people think. in reality, most of the stuff that was there has been taken, and lots of the things that are there are brought by photographers. but yeah, there will be a few things there that havent moved for 35 years

  • oikkis
    oikkis Year ago +1

    The most well made videos/documentaries in Clip-Share made by Yes Theory! Like... this video gave me CHILLS, because of those sound effects and the history of that place! Love from Finland!

  • Krish Shanghvi
    Krish Shanghvi Year ago +1

    Goosebumps... amazing video, especially after watching the entire season of Chernobyl, watching it irl just hits different, the fact that he's really there... between those Pripyat buildings and u can actually see the dome that covers the explosion...damn

    MJ ART BY DAY Year ago +1

    The before and after shots are the saddest to witness. I have watched many urban explorers do these comparisons and its always heart breaking to see. Your videos are awesome the footage is beyond amazing. You dare to go where not a lot of explorers will go especially to Chernobyl ... our world has such a sad past with the saddest events in our histories. Great footage and content i love your channel guys .. The old lady is such a sweetheart and so welcoming. Her hospitality had no limits they love their babushka/vodka. God bless her and hope she lives the rest of her life happy and healthy. Sooo sweet and the Russian tour man lol he's so jolly I love it as Russians are always portrayed as stern and laughless lol. Omg you have met so many amazingly brave nice people ... I could only wish and pray I could ever do the same xx

  • seeni gzty
    seeni gzty Year ago +3

    this is incredible. we don’t deserve Yes Theory and these free documentaries! thank you guys, seriously.

    • J.
      J. Year ago

      It's _not_ a documentary. It's interesting, good content, but it is absolutely not a documentary

  • Emily Reed
    Emily Reed Year ago

    Man I wish your videos were longer. I love your channel and I just wanna keep watching. Keep it up! Your videos are all so inspirational and beautifully done.

    AVDI ISENI Year ago +385

    I honestly felt very bad for the grandma. She felt so happy when she finally saw someone

    • Aria S
      Aria S Year ago

      @Tom Schassler she's 88

    • Vibe_Musix
      Vibe_Musix Year ago +3

      No, she’s Ukrainian. I speak fluent Russian (since my mother is from there) and understand a lot of Ukrainian (fathers side). The lady wasn’t speaking in Russian, it was harsher and was definitely Ukranian

    • Jeff N
      Jeff N Year ago

      @Wayne_Twitch Putin is that you? Ukrainians are Russians?

    • lauriL90
      lauriL90 Year ago

      she is meeting tourists every weem actually. more than once per week. they made it to business.

      AVDI ISENI Year ago

      @Tom Schassler no way

  • Tenshyun
    Tenshyun Year ago

    You guys are something. I have alot of respect for your content and the effort you guys put into this. From my perspective this is very surreal.

  • Ace Garcera Gucela
    Ace Garcera Gucela Year ago +1

    Amazing video as always Yes Theory! Your videos are the kind of documentaries I would love to watch again and again.

  • JohnFranklin0070
    JohnFranklin0070 Year ago +1

    I am so happy I came across your youtube channel. you have very unique stories. this one has beautiful video shots. feels like I am also in Chernobyl. high quality content

  • Sanji Deol
    Sanji Deol Year ago +1

    Dude this was amazing! we need more stories like this

  • Rusty Shackleford
    Rusty Shackleford 4 months ago +3

    Just wonder as advanced as a place as it was what it would have been in 2022. In the summer it's still ominous so sad that an error and negligence that had taken place that caused the disaster could have been avoided. RIP to all those that gave their lives, lost loved ones and friends. Truly unforgettable

  • Taras Lepetiukha
    Taras Lepetiukha Year ago +347

    I m Ukrainian and haven’t been home for 2 years. It is really heartwarming to see at least some part of my country on Yes Theory, even though it is such a sad part of our story.

    • Da Ki
      Da Ki Year ago

      @WPE its not the brotherkilling.There is no brothers for us on that side.And never was throughout history of Ukraine they always attacked us and will never stop.So much for 'brothers'

    • Jim S
      Jim S Year ago

      @Kyle fax

    • Håkon Willumstad
      Håkon Willumstad Year ago

      It’s not only a sad part of the Ukrainian history, it’s a sad part of the whole humanity’s history

    • Taras Lepetiukha
      Taras Lepetiukha Year ago +1

      @Lukas Kopp I wanted to comment about that haaha, but thought whatever

    MOTOR RAJ Year ago

    This was an enjoyable episode. It was undoubtedly real. Chernobyl is a story that is sad , but also of bravery, and heroism - A story that should be forcibly taught forevermore to every new generation.

  • Kali The Champ
    Kali The Champ 3 months ago +2

    I’ve always wanted to visit Chernobyl ever since this horror movie came out when I was younger. It’s not about the movie, its how beautiful the country looked. I was in awe because it was the first time I’d witnessed nature reclaim what’s hers and adapt as if nothing happened. Their are huge fish, mutated/ evolved animals that roam thru and have been living in the inhabitable zone since it happened. It’s so dope!!

    SOVIETGIGA 5 months ago +4

    This reminds me when Sam and Colby did this and they had the same tour guide. And I love the both video's by Yes Theory and by Sam and Colby

  • Ning's Life
    Ning's Life Year ago

    Yes theory concepts are getting really really good and interesting. Kudos guys!

  • Gimhani Kuruppu
    Gimhani Kuruppu Year ago

    This is the most emotional and heart wrenching video i watched on yes theory... kudos boys, for making a beautiful insight into this disaster, which shook the world almost 35 years ago...

  • Tanner Liddiard Films
    Tanner Liddiard Films Year ago +146

    Can we just appreciate Cory's amazing cinematography? I love when he is able to come on these adventures, the videos turn out so beautiful!

    • Taida H
      Taida H Year ago

      @Maya Paramita those shots were not done by him, the drone shots were done by a different cinematographer from Ukraine I believe;)

    • Maya Paramita
      Maya Paramita Year ago +6

      Yup. I'm very impressed when he can navigate the drone getting though the broken window circling the pool and up the high diving place. Smooth. In one shot.

    • ShadowTerr0r
      ShadowTerr0r Year ago +4

      And them recreating shots from original footage to what it is now. Beautifully made.

  • HA VEA
    HA VEA Year ago

    This tour guide and his energy is such a refreshing contrast to the dim and gloomy tone of this entire video. If I ever visited a place, I would want him to be the tour guide . Cinematography is amazing too 🔥🔥

  • AV Windows and Dours

    Wow this was an incredibly well shot and edited piece!

  • Mustafa Aljumayli
    Mustafa Aljumayli Year ago +1

    I love the drone shots with the pictures/videos of the town when it was lively to how it looks now. Really cool.