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

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    • Squishy Fish
      Squishy Fish

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

    • Jéan Nel
      Jéan Nel

      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

      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

      Michael F yep ,for about 3000yrs

    • guy sumpthin
      guy sumpthin

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

  • MrCakocalypse

    Im also working in a plant and we iradiate things with Gamma radiation here in Swiss.... Wish me good luck soon we will exchange some stuff with the glowing sticks (Cobalt 95) one big mistake and we have a new chernobil🙃 God beware😆

  • ¥₩¥


  • Miguel Amira
    Miguel Amira

    The efficient toenail luckily warn because attraction molecularly plant down a general gentle servant. five, rotten minister

  • AsorockvibesTV

    This is crazy

  • MagganRZ

    "50 000 people use to live in this city. Now it's a ghost town."

  • Commander Jameson
    Commander Jameson

    for many other youtubers it´s a daily routine working with no sponsors in sight... so what?


    This is my favourite channel. I especially like it when you explain everything so nicely. I wish you a lot of success with the channel and happy life

  • Ruju P
    Ruju P

    Consequences of 50 hours will be seen in 50 months or maybe 50 years or maybe never ?

  • Bob Keen
    Bob Keen

    50 thousand people use to live here. Now it’s a ghost town

  • Niels Bom
    Niels Bom

    I am LOVING the music in this video!

  • Martie

    Looks like school from Erangle in PUBG

  • Windy Witter
    Windy Witter

    Can someone explain the dog there?

  • Mario Soto
    Mario Soto

    There are also abandoned secret bases or bunkers that governments could pay billions for valuable info

  • Josh Egert
    Josh Egert

    hey check out MoonWizard on spotify :)

  • Henry Racing
    Henry Racing

    Why is Thare almost 1000 dislikes on this video. I think the video is amazing

  • Oof On Roof
    Oof On Roof

    but really this is cool

  • Oof On Roof
    Oof On Roof

    that's how i got meningitis

  • megan roberson (megmo88)
    megan roberson (megmo88)

    So tell me why I was randomly thinking about Chernobyl (before I saw any of the headlines recently) bc I live near a power plant and then you guys (my fav youtubers, prob can find my comments from a few years ago on some vids) just so happen to go there.. LIFE IS CRAZY

  • Chickenleg

    (i hear rumors of a second explosion soon) yes theory: lets go to Chernobyl!

  • Av

    from playing past call of dutys i have learned to earn the trust of a man named sergei

  • Bogdan Palchevskiy
    Bogdan Palchevskiy

    Хто українець ставте лайк

  • Elyssa Girdeen
    Elyssa Girdeen

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

  • highvoltage

    Old Russian women genuinely seem like some of the most kind-hearted people on the planet.

  • Anthony Carusone
    Anthony Carusone

    Best video yet.

  • Ivonne Ramos
    Ivonne Ramos

    Love 💗

  • Aneesh Sreedhara
    Aneesh Sreedhara

    Do you have superpowers?

  • CM Sil3r
    CM Sil3r

    If you want to see more of this place look up shiey on youtube

  • Simon Collis
    Simon Collis

    Galen Winsor

  • Connor Sheahan
    Connor Sheahan

    I wonder what comrade dog has to say about this

  • James Meehan
    James Meehan

    Was that dog dead at 4:28

    • Raaffuu

      Most likely lol

  • Gabe

    Isn’t Fukushima the most radioactive place tho

  • Jacob Grow
    Jacob Grow

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

  • Parker Haines
    Parker Haines

    Is all the annoying background music necessary

  • Lisandro clase
    Lisandro clase

    FPV ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • bojan čenčič
    bojan čenčič

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

  • Ziik Ziik 🎧
    Ziik Ziik 🎧


  • Joseph K (JoeDKat)
    Joseph K (JoeDKat)

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

  • wuoi zuiu
    wuoi zuiu

    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....


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

  • ellojello c
    ellojello c

    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 Vandierdonck

    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

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

  • Shaaranya Mishra
    Shaaranya Mishra

    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-_- P

    Lol I can relate this to COD M

  • Mat Grafy
    Mat Grafy

    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 VDA

    shiey did it better

  • Arun Chauhan
    Arun Chauhan

    Aw, babushka 🤗

  • Joseph Matthew
    Joseph Matthew

    This is amazing

  • Nina 88
    Nina 88

    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 lambert

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

  • Stumpy

    what is that big frame thing right at the end?

  • win oo
    win oo

    8:34 PUBG player must be shocked, lmao

  • JulianPlayz 100
    JulianPlayz 100

    m o t h e r l a n d

  • Heath 942
    Heath 942

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

  • FTB

    8:25 school in pubg mobile

  • ItzEien

    21:25 ukraine cobain.

  • bcvbb hyui
    bcvbb hyui

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

  • Dylan Frigo
    Dylan Frigo

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

    • bcvbb hyui
      bcvbb hyui

      Next time do sempipalatinsk (typo) in Kazakhstan

  • Gianna Aragona
    Gianna Aragona

    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 Murphy

    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 tbh

    Is that the grandma from bald and bankrupt

  • Opiate

    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

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

  • Team Zybe
    Team Zybe

    7:30 sounds like some Pokémon go music

  • Game Over
    Game Over

    OMG they made cod4 irl!

  • Emil Kamp
    Emil Kamp

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

  • Dora Cravo
    Dora Cravo

    4:29 is that a dog :,[

  • 0_Zero_0

    Im getting so many Phasmophobua and cod vibes from this!

  • Tahsin Jahan
    Tahsin Jahan

    Doesn't feel the same without Matt 💔

  • Jake Fin
    Jake Fin

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

  • Jashar Gubetini
    Jashar Gubetini

    Truly great documentary.

  • Guilherme Platzer
    Guilherme Platzer

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

  • Kunis - Arugal Alliance
    Kunis - Arugal Alliance

    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 Huang

    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]

    Next time do sempipalatinsk (typo) in Kazakhstan

  • Brendon Ramos
    Brendon Ramos

    Does anybody know the song used @ 19:55?

  • Lord Darkwood
    Lord Darkwood

    Holy Shit , Russians do sound like Russians

    • Jung Novel
      Jung Novel

      There was literally no Russian person throughout the whole video 😂

  • ValCross 10
    ValCross 10

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

  • Luboslav Stofik
    Luboslav Stofik

    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

    Utter shite.

  • Νεκταριοσ Κεφαλοσ
    Νεκταριοσ Κεφαλοσ

    Best cinematography!!!

  • Pnproject Pnprojectt
    Pnproject Pnprojectt

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

  • Fleabag Hamilton
    Fleabag Hamilton

    This is cool and all but what the fuck

  • eioshen boboi
    eioshen boboi

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

  • Ida

    Those grandmas were so cute 🥺

  • Mr Cat
    Mr Cat

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

    • eioshen boboi
      eioshen boboi

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

  • Tejas Rangnekar
    Tejas Rangnekar

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


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

  • plelliott

    Mans really put some Fallout 4 music in the background

  • Thomas Mattson
    Thomas Mattson

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

  • Matthew Spharler
    Matthew Spharler

    I remember being a kid and seeing this on the news. UZmilk still has the old broadcast from ABC. Here: uzmilk.info/number/j9ObxnuojK2bgr0/video.html

  • Hnsfam Ily
    Hnsfam Ily

    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 wegeling

    Sound design in this one is CRAZY!

  • Matt Bierly
    Matt Bierly

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

  • Maximums

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

  • Maticusmaximus

    next vid ""50 hours left to live"

  • Hollie Gower
    Hollie Gower

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

  • mackan919

    4:21 wtf thats a dead dog

  • Berti Avenoso
    Berti Avenoso

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

  • Nomadic Walker
    Nomadic Walker

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