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 dagen geleden

    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

    1. Squishy Fish
      Squishy Fish
      5 dagen geleden

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

    2. Jéan Nel
      Jéan Nel
      6 dagen geleden

      I hope you burnt your clothes after you went there because you will still get radiation from the material of your clothes.

    3. Carbon Proksi
      Carbon Proksi
      6 dagen geleden

      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.

    4. guy sumpthin
      guy sumpthin
      8 dagen geleden

      Michael F yep ,for about 3000yrs

    5. guy sumpthin
      guy sumpthin
      8 dagen geleden

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

  2. James Allen
    James Allen
    35 minuten geleden

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

  3. A B D U L L A H I 2.o
    A B D U L L A H I 2.o
    48 minuten geleden

    8.27 only PUBG players will understand ❤️

  4. Anastasiia Semenova
    Anastasiia Semenova
    Uur geleden

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

  5. N Loos
    N Loos
    Uur geleden

    What camera is he using?

  6. Chapps
    2 uur geleden

    I think Bald and Bankrupt went and saw that same lady

  7. Teodor
    3 uur geleden

    Why do i recognize this 8:35

  8. Mtallman06 9
    Mtallman06 9
    3 uur geleden

    Anybody else see the dead dog at 4:29

  9. realtesla 124
    realtesla 124
    6 uur geleden

    Bro look it’s the place from cod mw 4

  10. Svlfr
    7 uur geleden

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

  11. TRAGICx
    7 uur geleden

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

  12. Dmitri Ivanov
    Dmitri Ivanov
    7 uur geleden

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

  13. Parv
    8 uur geleden

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

  14. konyaliboy
    10 uur geleden

    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!

  15. WHITE N0TE
    10 uur geleden

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

  16. Evo man E
    Evo man E
    11 uur geleden

    Don’t forget your pip boy power armor and gun

  17. Griffin Roberts
    Griffin Roberts
    12 uur geleden

    Warzone map

  18. Swapnil Bhattacharya
    Swapnil Bhattacharya
    12 uur geleden

    Anyone watched chenrobyl diaries movie. Driver name was also Uri

  19. oiuet souiu
    oiuet souiu
    13 uur geleden

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

  20. Matty Mart
    Matty Mart
    13 uur geleden

    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

    1. oiuet souiu
      oiuet souiu
      13 uur geleden

      the beginning is literally the end of the ghillie suit mission

  21. edward bueno
    edward bueno
    13 uur geleden

    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...

  22. Doom Squad
    Doom Squad
    21 uur geleden

    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.

  23. Micaiah Dorsey
    Micaiah Dorsey
    21 uur geleden

    Dies 10 days later

  24. Skyrim
    23 uur geleden

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

  25. space nation
    space nation
    23 uur geleden

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

  26. The Truth
    The Truth
    Dag geleden

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

  27. Seth Walker
    Seth Walker
    Dag geleden

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

  28. TimIsCool
    Dag geleden

    I swear I remember watching this when I was like 7

  29. Toka San
    Toka San
    Dag geleden

    Досихпор мурашки по коже

  30. Void
    Dag geleden

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

  31. stank
    Dag geleden

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

  32. Nikoslav Igra
    Nikoslav Igra
    Dag geleden

    Where are the monolithians

  33. Vilius
    Dag geleden

    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.

  34. Raquel D.
    Raquel D.
    Dag geleden

    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

  35. mari uuu
    mari uuu
    Dag geleden

    Why did you change the Thumbnail?

  36. 3boodm4
    Dag geleden

    the beginning is literally the end of the ghillie suit mission

  37. DetailXPerts
    Dag geleden

    Homemade moonshine ^_^

  38. Lil Bill
    Lil Bill
    Dag geleden

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

  39. Jaakko
    Dag geleden

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

    1. Jaakko
      Dag geleden

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

    2. stank
      Dag geleden

      Not your decision but thanks for the useless input

  40. Grant Ellis
    Grant Ellis
    Dag geleden

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

  41. Thomas Müller
    Thomas Müller
    Dag geleden

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

  42. Daniel Dahl
    Daniel Dahl
    Dag geleden

    Bald and bankrupt did this first.

  43. Jason Chai
    Jason Chai
    Dag geleden

    This look like an apocalypse no cap

  44. Penina Clarke
    Penina Clarke
    Dag geleden


  45. Hyped1 Geek
    Hyped1 Geek
    Dag geleden

    This gives a COD MW vibe

  46. Nasir Ullah
    Nasir Ullah
    Dag geleden

    Mission Chernobyl

  47. Kushal Singh
    Kushal Singh
    Dag geleden

    Yes theory hats off to you guys This is just amazing

  48. Juan Sebastian Perez
    Juan Sebastian Perez
    Dag geleden


  49. Talon Monk
    Talon Monk
    Dag geleden

    everyone gangster til you find a power armor suit 😳

  50. yep kerikflor3s
    yep kerikflor3s
    Dag geleden

    8:40 the pool in mw warzone

  51. Maaz Ali
    Maaz Ali
    Dag geleden

    The PUBG school building swimming pool finally found 8:32

  52. Ian Matthews
    Ian Matthews
    Dag geleden

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

  53. Yong
    Dag geleden

    I am here after watching stalker 2 trailer

  54. Tito Martinez
    Tito Martinez
    Dag geleden

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

    1. stank
      Dag geleden

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

  55. R. Vasquez
    R. Vasquez
    Dag geleden

    Yuri is definitely a spy 😂 Not kidding

  56. Nikolai Willett
    Nikolai Willett
    Dag geleden

    Shieys version is better

  57. Eminem Awol27
    Eminem Awol27
    Dag geleden

    It’s not her land it’s our land.

    Dag geleden

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

  59. Terry Ann Watson
    Terry Ann Watson
    Dag geleden

    “I love that for us” 😂

  60. redfoxdog1
    2 dagen geleden

    Mm, asbestos thumbnail!

  61. Jook Kipen
    Jook Kipen
    2 dagen geleden

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

    2 dagen geleden

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

  63. Silence
    2 dagen geleden


    1. Silence
      2 dagen geleden

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

  64. Chhana Skills
    Chhana Skills
    2 dagen geleden

    8:26 PUBG!!!!!!

  65. Alpha Omega
    Alpha Omega
    2 dagen geleden

    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.

  66. Gaming With Aiden
    Gaming With Aiden
    2 dagen geleden

    Why does it kinda look like fallout 4

  67. logan knapp
    logan knapp
    2 dagen geleden

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

  68. Connor Marchand
    Connor Marchand
    2 dagen geleden

    Anyone else recognize the pool house from warzone

    1. stank
      Dag geleden

      nah fam i recognize it from cod 4 lol

  69. Ruz
    2 dagen geleden

    rust irl

  70. Lauri T
    Lauri T
    2 dagen geleden

    4:29 was that a dead dog?

  71. invaze.
    2 dagen geleden

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

  72. Rooney
    2 dagen geleden

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

  73. BilboTeaBaggins
    2 dagen geleden

    Теперь я тоже хочу в чернобыль

  74. jimmy deans
    jimmy deans
    2 dagen geleden

    That's the pool from warzone

  75. Huski
    2 dagen geleden

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

    1. M
      15 uur geleden

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

  76. friberg
    2 dagen geleden

    I think this is a copy of this video: nllike.info/baby/video/aqqRmaLae2mimXo

    1. yasio bolo
      yasio bolo
      2 dagen geleden

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

  77. Creepy Stranger
    Creepy Stranger
    2 dagen geleden

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

  78. Hekholm6
    2 dagen geleden

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

  79. Sanskar kakde
    Sanskar kakde
    2 dagen geleden

    But i thought fukushima daichi was worst....

  80. CrazyKidWil
    2 dagen geleden

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

  81. Valentyn Chornyi
    Valentyn Chornyi
    2 dagen geleden

    Kyiv is not Kiev

  82. Potato
    2 dagen geleden

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

  83. Les Grossman
    Les Grossman
    2 dagen geleden

    Your future kids will regret your decision my man

  84. twistaboi9119
    2 dagen geleden

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

  85. _iTs_xBlAdE___
    2 dagen geleden

    Hey it’s the call of duty 4 campaign map

  86. Paige Nikolle
    Paige Nikolle
    2 dagen geleden

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

  87. Baljinder Kumar
    Baljinder Kumar
    2 dagen geleden

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

  88. Candyman Ilkley
    Candyman Ilkley
    2 dagen geleden

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

  89. Kaiya Tryka
    Kaiya Tryka
    2 dagen geleden

    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?

    1. Dennis Begley
      Dennis Begley
      2 dagen geleden

      Immigrants actually join the military frequently

  90. Depot msa
    Depot msa
    2 dagen geleden

    whys that dog just laying there at 4:18

  91. 2 Steak Sandwiches
    2 Steak Sandwiches
    2 dagen geleden

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

  92. T Dawg
    T Dawg
    2 dagen geleden

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

    1. Alpha Omega
      Alpha Omega
      2 dagen geleden

      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.

  93. Rock girl
    Rock girl
    2 dagen geleden

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

  94. Adam Carroll
    Adam Carroll
    2 dagen geleden

    Verdansk vibes

    1. Rock girl
      Rock girl
      2 dagen geleden

      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.

  95. Antonio Besinga
    Antonio Besinga
    2 dagen geleden

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

  96. alen dowd
    alen dowd
    2 dagen geleden


  97. Hack Gg
    Hack Gg
    2 dagen geleden

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

  98. Anthony Morales
    Anthony Morales
    3 dagen geleden

    Who remembers this map from call of duty

  99. ItsMeReus
    3 dagen geleden

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

  100. Maestro_ Dany
    Maestro_ Dany
    3 dagen geleden

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