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 TheoryPrije mjesec

    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. BebopBoogieMan 1123

    BebopBoogieMan 1123Prije 25 dana

    the zone will surprise you comrade,it will make stalker out of you yet

  3. GamerDuck

    GamerDuckPrije mjesec

    mad respect to you guys, you deserve a sub

  4. Meme harbour 101

    Meme harbour 101Prije mjesec


  5. Meme harbour 101

    Meme harbour 101Prije mjesec

    4:21 hmmmm is it sleeping

  6. Squishy Fish

    Squishy FishPrije mjesec

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

  7. J K

    J KPrije 5 minuta

    Really dumb question, but when they said they washed the town and removed topsoil, I'm curious how and where did they move the soil to??

  8. Riggle

    RigglePrije 4 sati

    We gonna ignore the dead dog?

  9. Drewskuhdoo

    DrewskuhdooPrije 7 sati

    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

  10. chao tran

    chao tranPrije 18 sati

    The aggressive dime unpredictably slow because hook histochemically bruise circa a second-hand narcissus. aspiring, massive frown

  11. Вдома Смачніше

    Вдома СмачнішеPrije dan

    With all respect to your work... In Ukraine, we have our own language - Ukrainian. 🇺🇦 It's completely different from Russian. 1:37 it should be Київ - Україна. Kyiv - Ukraine. It's KYIV, not KIEV. It's КИЇВ, not КИЕВ.

  12. Miranda Stobbe

    Miranda StobbePrije dan

    I heard vereniki and gasped lol perogues from an omma or babushka are the best

  13. Aniruddh Nair

    Aniruddh NairPrije dan

    Camera work is just amazing 🔥


    XSDFV ASDVFPrije dan

    The slow seashore concordingly zoom because bass immunochemically long vice a innocent sheet. violent, nutritious meal

  15. cyriel Baquial

    cyriel BaquialPrije dan

    When i saw the thumbnail i was like wait that look similar to mw4 where you have to protect McMillan because hes legs got break from a helicopter crash

  16. Jake

    JakePrije dan

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  17. CozyThug

    CozyThugPrije dan

    What camera do you use @Yes Theory

  18. Mark Young

    Mark YoungPrije 2 dana

    Great documentary. Very interesting!

  19. oofmaster64

    oofmaster64Prije 2 dana

    you can SEE the chernoby; power plant AND the arch over reactor 4 at 9:00

  20. Age Of The Witch

    Age Of The WitchPrije 2 dana

    The dread of how badly the human race can mess up is incomprehensible! Rip to all the victims and my deep condolences for their families. Humanity needs to do better

  21. Age Of The Witch

    Age Of The WitchPrije 2 dana

    " 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.

  22. LichCrow

    LichCrowPrije 2 dana

    8:35 we droppin' school bois!

  23. I.M Savage

    I.M SavagePrije 2 dana

    88 years old, still living in a radioactive area after all these years. Sharp, lucid, very happy and lively. In the meantime, in "better" places, with "better" food, air and standard of living like London, Paris or New York thousand of people are daily dying of cancer or other major modern illnesses, because of pollution and other. The irony! Kudos to the producers! 5 stars documentary, maybe one of the best on HRcharts

  24. Tk71d9Yw8r

    Tk71d9Yw8rPrije 5 sati

    She's only lucky and have good genes. People living in London, Paris or New York still live longer. And people dying of cancer is the worst example you could make. The number of cancer related deaths still remain high around the exclusion zone and just generally all of Eastern Europe.

  25. Luddy Aria

    Luddy AriaPrije 3 dana


  26. Völksinhalt WT

    Völksinhalt WTPrije 3 dana

    6:41 *”50,000 people used to live here, now it’s a ghost town.”*

  27. richele sumalpong

    richele sumalpongPrije 3 dana

    yes theory you make my life even more better love the vid 👍

  28. the all-seeing elevated one

    the all-seeing elevated onePrije 3 dana

    8.30 its the swimming pool thats in warzone

  29. Peter G

    Peter GPrije 3 dana

    Dem Nutz. Best wishes.

  30. Anastasia Ivanova

    Anastasia IvanovaPrije 3 dana

    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!

  31. Aesthetic Gul55

    Aesthetic Gul55Prije 3 dana

    Why people can't live here now

  32. STUN 『89』

    STUN 『89』Prije 3 dana

    Granny is insane .. even in 88 years old 🔥

  33. CelticShadow

    CelticShadowPrije 3 dana

    dont mess with a babushka.

  34. mtarnavskyi

    mtarnavskyiPrije 4 dana

    Its not Kiev, its KYIV. Its not Chernobyl, its Chornobyl

  35. Radha Dass

    Radha DassPrije 4 dana

    Amazing video!


    I WANT TO WIN I WANT TO WINPrije 4 dana

    The certain history premenstrually switch because grandson uncommonly protect anenst a lazy fedelini. mountainous, spicy shape

  37. Victor Mesquita

    Victor MesquitaPrije 5 dana

    8:38 Verdansk Swimming Pool

  38. RAMIC

    RAMICPrije 4 dana


  39. Haters hate FACTS

    Haters hate FACTSPrije 5 dana

    What happen to her man, she lives alone now?

  40. Cult

    CultPrije 5 dana

    I thought u will du it illegal like shey

  41. Corey Hamilton

    Corey HamiltonPrije 5 dana


  42. Ozzy Wanders

    Ozzy WandersPrije 5 dana

    She's a sweet baboushka, ofcourse she'll stuff you with food !

  43. Drazen Karisik

    Drazen KarisikPrije 5 dana

    Typical Slavic greeting and welcome…reminds me of my babushka

  44. ALEX

    ALEXPrije 5 dana

    The dog at 4:28 is me sick in bed watching at 12 am

  45. Eric Surprenant

    Eric SurprenantPrije 5 dana

    This Grandma is the lady from Long Dark IRL

  46. Nature is Calling

    Nature is CallingPrije 5 dana

    Where did the contaminated soil go? I'm guessing the ocean. Losers if so

  47. Elliot Musgrave

    Elliot MusgravePrije 5 dana

    Fallout 5?

  48. dovebird22

    dovebird22Prije 6 dana

    What's the tune at 11:00?

  49. Pelanoras

    PelanorasPrije 6 dana

    Is she the same grandmother that the bald man visited?

  50. YoMoma

    YoMomaPrije 6 dana

    2 weeks later: " I grew another penis"

  51. madamemagique

    madamemagiquePrije 6 dana

    Babushka moonshine 😂

  52. valentrie gonzaga

    valentrie gonzagaPrije 6 dana

    50 thousand people used to live in this city now its a ghost town never seen anything like it

  53. Naf Fox

    Naf FoxPrije 6 dana

    Such a nice grandma 💕

  54. LazyElo

    LazyEloPrije 6 dana

    the 1k that disliked are the people that where there when the explosion happened

  55. Tony Montana

    Tony MontanaPrije 6 dana

    gonna go play modern warfare campaign now

  56. Jeremy Vaccaro

    Jeremy VaccaroPrije 6 dana

    Are you guys safe to be there? I’ve always wanted to visit. Is the radiation not gonna affect your health now?

  57. Marcell Mészáros

    Marcell MészárosPrije 7 dana

    bro i feel the radiation through my monitor

  58. DenzGaming&Workout Tips

    DenzGaming&Workout TipsPrije 7 dana

    The thumbnail looks like xqc 😂

  59. Aman

    AmanPrije 7 dana

    The Best Documentary on Chernobyl I have ever seen 💯🔥

  60. Shahid Raja

    Shahid RajaPrije 7 dana

    13:30 I saw two baboskia, other one was deaf, in bald and bankrupt channel. Where is other one?

  61. phoenix squad

    phoenix squadPrije 7 dana

    This place looks so creppy

  62. luke higgins

    luke higginsPrije 7 dana


  63. Dr. Huzul

    Dr. HuzulPrije 7 dana

    Ok, Ukrainian here. It's so funny to see how "Yes theory" represent themselves as super international and multi-culti community with respect to every country and culture. At the same time, they even didn't make a basic research about Ukraine like: - We have one language, and it's totally disturbing for Ukrainian to see your russian captions here as representation of "country" language in the beginning of video. - Yes, we have our own folk music or call it national music, and it was totally "flat" to put some random russian music and those "russian" vibe to video. - we don't call our grandmother "Babushka" we call them "babusia" or "Baba". I understand that for the western world we are still part of USSR and everything beyond Germany to East is russia. But you are so f*king open-minded and other crap that you are wanna be, unless you don't even f*king open Wikipedia about the country you're traveling to. Nevertheless, "Chornobyl" series is the best what has been done on this topic. This is just another funny video about East European barbarians for Yankee's.

  64. Alexandru Ceber

    Alexandru CeberPrije 7 dana

    My father withnessed the explosion at an age of 9.

  65. Tenshyun

    TenshyunPrije 7 dana

    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.

  66. Abbas

    AbbasPrije 7 dana

    It's 2:34 AM in Pakistan right now and even the background music is giving me shivers

  67. lukasz hanecki

    lukasz haneckiPrije 7 dana

    Do not step into the spider webs the spider webs are from spiders which has radiation and webs.

  68. Bucket Head

    Bucket HeadPrije 8 dana

    Welcome to the zone

  69. K Raghavendra

    K RaghavendraPrije 8 dana

    You got one subscriber for this n Afghanistan video. Peace n love 💕

  70. Elie

    EliePrije 8 dana

    Have a good day God love you ,

  71. Linus Tan

    Linus TanPrije 8 dana

    Im bothered how nobody is using masks

  72. Pretty Boy

    Pretty BoyPrije 8 dana

    This is what happens when people decide to kill each other rather then get along peacefully

  73. Mike Reach

    Mike ReachPrije 8 dana

    I cant believe that Chernobyl copied Cod 4 - Modern Warfare's campaign map

  74. Conner Alff

    Conner AlffPrije 8 dana

    That’s the first thing i thought of when i saw the Ferris wheel lol

  75. Forsaken

    ForsakenPrije 9 dana

    the soundtrack at the end, what is called?

  76. Monke Eats Banana

    Monke Eats BananaPrije 9 dana

    gamers: *_Stalker_*

  77. Justin Kelch

    Justin KelchPrije 9 dana

    What was the big building in the distance at 9:05

  78. Aftab Hussain

    Aftab HussainPrije 9 dana

    "50000 people used to live here now it's a ghost town"

  79. Wayhoo

    WayhooPrije 9 dana


  80. Madalena Santos

    Madalena SantosPrije 9 dana

    u guys could literally get cancer. are u crazy

  81. Jaxon Dersam

    Jaxon DersamPrije 9 dana

    im sorry but at 4:29 is that a dog???

  82. oikkis

    oikkisPrije 10 dana

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

  83. Rich and Gem Landscape & Wildlife Photography

    Rich and Gem Landscape & Wildlife PhotographyPrije 10 dana

    The most well made interesting video i have seen post accident. The filming and storytelling are just superb. Well done.

  84. Tomass Turkins

    Tomass TurkinsPrije 10 dana

    guys whats the music called in 8:30

  85. Vanitas ヴァニタス

    Vanitas ヴァニタスPrije 10 dana

    да здравствует бабушка!

  86. Marina Collins

    Marina CollinsPrije 10 dana

    The video hits different when you're russian

  87. Scythe

    ScythePrije 10 dana

    When it happend my mom still used to live in Kiev, and it was all over the news and radio everywhere. No one could leave their houses because even in Kiev (far away) it was dangerous to go outside. my moms sister that at that time was 1 years old, kept on getting blood out of her nose because of radiation. all the kids had to go to the black sea since it was too dangerous to stay in kiev.

  88. Shamus 727

    Shamus 727Prije 10 dana

    Didnt Bald and Bankrupt meet her as well?

  89. hawk 163pl

    hawk 163plPrije 10 dana

    that is not true the video is 24 min long not 50 hours clickbait

  90. King Romero

    King RomeroPrije 10 dana

    I actually book a flight to chernobyl last 2017 hahahaha that’s my craziest dream

  91. J Shot Productions

    J Shot ProductionsPrije 10 dana

    16:43 why is there a bus out there?

  92. Kam

    KamPrije 10 dana

    Felt like i was in Verdansk when they showed the pool

  93. Pat. co

    Pat. coPrije 11 dana

    I would be so happy if there was an app like Netflix for yes theory. this shouldn't be free. this is priceless.

  94. Jackie  G

    Jackie GPrije 11 dana

    They should collab with bald and bankrupt

  95. Liam Griffin

    Liam GriffinPrije 11 dana

    8:36 PUBG players can relate

  96. Nazar Hnid

    Nazar HnidPrije 11 dana

    That's so weird, but I can relate to this a bit. My father used to be in military at that time and he supposed to go to Chernobyl for a regular patrolling over there, but a day before the departure he ate too much ice cream and got sick. That's why they refused to take him with them. After a few days his troop arrived there, there was an explosion... How crazy is that.. I would say that literally an ice cream saved his life and as a matter of fact, my life, because it was 1986 and I born 1994, so if not an Ice Cream, I won't born... It definitely freaks me out each time I think of it...

  97. Violet Jones

    Violet JonesPrije 11 dana

    I honestly thought they were gonna do it the Shiey way in snow, op 😳

  98. KGB Operative

    KGB OperativePrije 11 dana

    4:27 what the dog doin

  99. Marcus Chorn

    Marcus ChornPrije 12 dana

    50000 people used to live here... now it's a ghost town

  100. Fox in the Snow

    Fox in the SnowPrije 12 dana

    I want to go. It reminds me of the midwest in the US.

  101. Vasi Petrashchuk

    Vasi PetrashchukPrije 12 dana

    1:39 Kyiv is correctly, Kiev called in the USSR 14:19 are you kidding me, on the background plays the Russian nation music, the false impression that Ukraine is Russia.🤦‍♀️Ukraine has the own nation music. It's a pity that you didn't learn it before editing this video

  102. ً

    ًPrije 10 dana

    Why u getting so mad for a typo and music

  103. chase evans

    chase evansPrije 12 dana

    The bloody mist nationally match because pet whitely wave but a awake jet. vast, empty window

  104. Jess L

    Jess LPrije 12 dana

    Anyo e do a double take at the tour guide's dog just laying down in the snow and thinking "shit, is it dead?!"

  105. Mekdes Abebe

    Mekdes AbebePrije 12 dana

    “Yeah I start glowing at night when I drink too much Vodka but it’s fine”- lmao

  106. Dosherpop

    DosherpopPrije 12 dana

    2:19 the main reason a couple powerful nations fell to russia

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  108. Morbid

    MorbidPrije 13 dana

    50000 people used to live here, now its a ghost town.

  109. Lewis Bb

    Lewis BbPrije 13 dana

    Familiar for you warzone bots @8:33