50 Hours Inside the Most Radioactive Place On Earth (Exclusion Zone of Chernobyl)

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  1. Yes Theory

    Yes Theory10 päivää sitten

    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

  2. Jéan Nel

    Jéan Nel8 tuntia sitten

    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 Proksi20 tuntia sitten

    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 sumpthin2 päivää sitten

    Michael F yep ,for about 3000yrs

  5. guy sumpthin

    guy sumpthin2 päivää sitten

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

  6. guy sumpthin

    guy sumpthin2 päivää sitten

    "Removed all top-soil in the whole town " but where did you put it ???

  7. Game Over

    Game Over49 minuuttia sitten

    OMG they made cod4 irl!

  8. Emil Kamp

    Emil Kamp55 minuuttia sitten

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

  9. Dora Cravo

    Dora Cravo2 tuntia sitten

    4:29 is that a dog :,[

  10. 0_Zero_0

    0_Zero_02 tuntia sitten

    Im getting so many Phasmophobua and cod vibes from this!

  11. Tahsin Jahan

    Tahsin Jahan3 tuntia sitten

    Doesn't feel the same without Matt 💔

  12. Jake Fin

    Jake Fin3 tuntia sitten

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

  13. Jashar Gubetini

    Jashar Gubetini4 tuntia sitten

    Truly great documentary.

  14. Guilherme Platzer

    Guilherme Platzer4 tuntia sitten

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

  15. Kunis - Arugal Alliance

    Kunis - Arugal Alliance 4 tuntia sitten

    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.

  16. Amingo Huang

    Amingo Huang6 tuntia sitten

    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

  17. Nolan CHUNG [08M2]

    Nolan CHUNG [08M2]6 tuntia sitten

    Next time do sempipalatinsk (typo) in Kazakhstan

  18. Brendon Ramos

    Brendon Ramos6 tuntia sitten

    Does anybody know the song used @ 19:55?

  19. Lord Darkwood

    Lord Darkwood7 tuntia sitten

    Holy Shit , Russians do sound like Russians

  20. ValCross 10

    ValCross 108 tuntia sitten

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

  21. Luboslav Stofik

    Luboslav Stofik9 tuntia sitten

    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..

  22. Jaggs

    Jaggs11 tuntia sitten

    Utter shite.

  23. Νεκταριοσ Κεφαλοσ

    Νεκταριοσ Κεφαλοσ12 tuntia sitten

    Best cinematography!!!

  24. Pnproject Pnprojectt

    Pnproject Pnprojectt12 tuntia sitten

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

  25. Fleabag Hamilton

    Fleabag Hamilton14 tuntia sitten

    This is cool and all but what the fuck

  26. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi14 tuntia sitten

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

  27. Ida

    Ida15 tuntia sitten

    Those grandmas were so cute 🥺

  28. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat16 tuntia sitten

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

  29. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi14 tuntia sitten

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

  30. Tejas Rangnekar

    Tejas Rangnekar16 tuntia sitten

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

  31. LITHUANIAN Avgeek

    LITHUANIAN Avgeek16 tuntia sitten

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

  32. plelliott

    plelliott17 tuntia sitten

    Mans really put some Fallout 4 music in the background

  33. Thomas Mattson

    Thomas Mattson17 tuntia sitten

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

  34. Matthew Spharler

    Matthew Spharler17 tuntia sitten

    I remember being a kid and seeing this on the news. FItitle still has the old broadcast from ABC. Here: fititle.info/one/videot/jp3Jlqqph9maiZI.html

  35. Hnsfam Ily

    Hnsfam Ily18 tuntia sitten

    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.

  36. manuel wegeling

    manuel wegeling18 tuntia sitten

    Sound design in this one is CRAZY!

  37. Matt Bierly

    Matt Bierly19 tuntia sitten

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

  38. Maximums

    Maximums19 tuntia sitten

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

  39. Maticusmaximus

    Maticusmaximus19 tuntia sitten

    next vid ""50 hours left to live"

  40. Hollie Gower

    Hollie Gower20 tuntia sitten

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

  41. mackan919

    mackan91920 tuntia sitten

    4:21 wtf thats a dead dog

  42. Berti Avenoso

    Berti Avenoso20 tuntia sitten

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

  43. Nomadic Walker

    Nomadic Walker21 tunti sitten

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

  44. Aroon Menon

    Aroon Menon22 tuntia sitten

    DW Documentaries

  45. Movement with Darcy

    Movement with Darcy23 tuntia sitten

    If anyone is interested in learning more about the Chernobyl events, there was a show created that acted out all of the events. I actually just watched it a few days ago so its funny that I got on youtube and saw this video from Yes Theory. The show is called Chernobyl. Just look it up on google, not on netflix or hulu

  46. O O F !

    O O F !23 tuntia sitten

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

  47. Alex Black

    Alex Black23 tuntia sitten

    Man I wish I had an FPV Drone when I went there back in 2017. Awesome video dude ! It was great seeing Misha again ahahah

  48. MismOx 7

    MismOx 7Päivä sitten

    bro the violins in this vid sound like they're from midsommar

  49. Code Attack

    Code AttackPäivä sitten

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

  50. MismOx 7

    MismOx 7Päivä sitten

    when was this filmed. Casue if its in june then ill be damned

  51. Obinna Oswu

    Obinna OswuPäivä sitten

    The bustling argentina conservatively spare because creek temporally wipe besides a angry sentence. enchanted, noxious carpenter

  52. Yt overkill 0

    Yt overkill 0Päivä sitten

    Get the hazzy on

  53. Yt overkill 0

    Yt overkill 0Päivä sitten

    Rust vibezzzz

  54. CasinoNL013

    CasinoNL013Päivä sitten

    I wonder if there are Some Speedo’s in the swimmingpool

  55. Glizzy Boy

    Glizzy BoyPäivä sitten

    Search up the elephant foot it's one of the most radioactive things. In the world I think

  56. Teeval

    TeevalPäivä sitten

    The reason why men live shorter than women

  57. Jonathan Woods

    Jonathan WoodsPäivä sitten

    @Shiey has done this over and over. Years ago.

  58. Akmaljon Zarifi

    Akmaljon ZarifiPäivä sitten

    Is was one of your most important travel🏕🏕🏕

  59. Trinisav 2

    Trinisav 2Päivä sitten


  60. George J. Rockefeller

    George J. RockefellerPäivä sitten

    "Most Radioactive Place On Earth" is it really the most radioactive place on earth? I mean even more than the bombing testing sites?

  61. Artem Tsekhmistrenko

    Artem TsekhmistrenkoPäivä sitten

    I am from Ukraine and my grandmother, grandfather and dad lived in pripyat. I am very grateful that you decided to fly in and shoot a video about the Chernobyl zone. Thank you very much!!!

  62. SquidGuy

    SquidGuyPäivä sitten

    I noticed the older lady had stuff plugged in. Do they still have power?

  63. alfonso rojas

    alfonso rojasPäivä sitten

    Kolyaaaa wru!

  64. Callsign_Red-Sky

    Callsign_Red-SkyPäivä sitten

    That man is a hero idc what anybody says

  65. robocreeper craft

    robocreeper craftPäivä sitten

    It’s so dark and gloomy

  66. Cathrin Manning

    Cathrin ManningPäivä sitten

    *I recommended a professional broker to you guys sometime ago, can I get a person who invested with her* *Comment below* *Let's go*

  67. Destiny Cyril

    Destiny CyrilPäivä sitten

    I just made my second withdraw again today trading with expert Mrs Jane, I can't wait for the next 7 days to cash out again.

  68. Gideon Mark

    Gideon MarkPäivä sitten

    I doubted it too before I give it a try........ And it was not regret.

  69. Ruben Jack

    Ruben JackPäivä sitten

    @Cathrin Manning Anyone who introduced you to Mrs Jayne love you.

  70. Gift amanda

    Gift amandaPäivä sitten

    @Davis Green Yes I'm a living testimony of Mrs Jane

  71. Davis Green

    Davis GreenPäivä sitten

    Her last week trade was boom boom!!!!

  72. MrTroll Yt

    MrTroll YtPäivä sitten

    the coronavirus is scared of the old lady

  73. Darrin Vinsel

    Darrin VinselPäivä sitten

    The fixed politician summatively cheer because kilometer crucially borrow beside a glamorous van. embarrassed, helpless link

  74. cereal is a soup

    cereal is a soupPäivä sitten

    ah Pripyat, i remember going on a mission there with cpt. Macmillan

  75. Diaz Prabowo

    Diaz PrabowoPäivä sitten

    "We only have one planet, and we only have each other" damn nice one thomas

  76. Danny Ryazanov

    Danny RyazanovPäivä sitten

    The homely objective briefly spray because windchime dewailly place unto a damaging sky. deranged, simple lyric

  77. Lemonxade

    LemonxadePäivä sitten

    There has been a small accident !

  78. Lemonxade

    LemonxadePäivä sitten

    I though it was to radio activity to live there

  79. Eagle775

    Eagle775Päivä sitten

    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 KJV, Jesus Christ is the only way........

  80. Dieter Dödel

    Dieter DödelPäivä sitten

    I'm already looking forward to S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2. I'm so exited.

  81. Blooky

    BlookyPäivä sitten

    He looks like a less cool xqc if you even thought he was that cool

  82. Shardstream

    ShardstreamPäivä sitten

    It's not just me who thought that he looked like them?

  83. Stan ley

    Stan leyPäivä sitten

    the babushka is so sweet i dont know her but i love her

  84. Gavin Norris

    Gavin NorrisPäivä sitten

    Yea... that looks like Fallout.

  85. Michael Wilson

    Michael WilsonPäivä sitten

    There was a Nickelodeon ad before this video started... lmao

  86. KirkeGaming

    KirkeGamingPäivä sitten

    Getting cancer for FItitle views...

  87. Dreams_son

    Dreams_sonPäivä sitten

    4:28 is the dog dead

  88. Shardstream

    ShardstreamPäivä sitten


  89. T Lo

    T LoPäivä sitten

    The editing on these videos is mind blowing

  90. Taxreform2

    Taxreform2 Päivä sitten

    Ayo what about the dog

  91. Bobby Ortiz

    Bobby OrtizPäivä sitten

    I want to visit this babushka 😭❤️

  92. nh sw

    nh swPäivä sitten

    The curvy zipper postmeiotically arrange because wilderness peripherally concentrate but a chemical trombone. afraid, worthless layer

  93. Wessi Gondrong

    Wessi GondrongPäivä sitten


  94. skull lxrd

    skull lxrdPäivä sitten

    so mobody talking about mw2 mission?

  95. Joseph Knapp

    Joseph KnappPäivä sitten

    Reminds me of STALKER: Call of Pripyat

  96. Giannie Moulton

    Giannie MoultonPäivä sitten

    “50,000 People used to live here….now it’s a ghost town.”

  97. Thomas Games

    Thomas GamesPäivä sitten

    Where did those dogs come from and is that one dead at 4:22

  98. fornece hemodtob

    fornece hemodtobPäivä sitten

    The godly frown visually earn because soldier bacteriologically share save a berserk kayak. utter, reminiscent conifer

  99. Super Platypus

    Super PlatypusPäivä sitten

    This is so sad.

  100. PennywiseTheDancingClowN !

    PennywiseTheDancingClowN !Päivä sitten

    Should put this on Netflix man... No joke lol

  101. Carly Wilson Vlogs

    Carly Wilson VlogsPäivä sitten

    Who is here after already watching Kara and Nates trip here

  102. foxyisaboy

    foxyisaboyPäivä sitten

    It's so funny how there is an animal laying on the floor by 4:27

  103. DrScotch

    DrScotchPäivä sitten

    Hope you weren't planning on having kids!

  104. aki

    akiPäivä sitten

    Fifty thousand people used to live here..... And now its a ghost town - captain john price 2007

  105. J G

    J GPäivä sitten

    why am I getting call of duty 4 vibes aka OG modern warfare

  106. spearheadgaming

    spearheadgamingPäivä sitten

    10:20 STALKER?

  107. F k

    F kPäivä sitten

    I sometime glow in the dark after i drink alcohol😂😂

  108. Blendanium

    BlendaniumPäivä sitten

    Yo they stole one of the places in WZ smh

  109. Hydrolox

    Hydrolox2 päivää sitten

    Fukushima is dozens upon dozens of times more radioactive currently than Chernobyl is, and the exclusion zone isnt even that bad considering you can enter the first shell of the sarcophagus containing the actual reactor itself

  110. NikoChan

    NikoChan2 päivää sitten

    The guy who lives there...

  111. Kolton Nieto

    Kolton Nieto2 päivää sitten

    8:00 warzone pool 😂

  112. Toooby

    Toooby2 päivää sitten

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

  113. Zhora Zavodskoy

    Zhora Zavodskoy2 päivää sitten

    next time live up to the title and spend 50hrs in the sarcophagus