February 16, 2012

Location #2: Pripyat


Oooh, yes, Pripyat, you definitely have a place on my Creepy Places list.



 Pripyat was founded in 1970 to house workers for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, but was abandoned in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster. Said disaster being when there was a small malfunction in the Chernobyl reactor, so for safety reasons the city was evacuated. The 'small malfunction' led to an explosion at Reactor 4.


People flooded to this bridge to watch the reactor, seeing a blast of colorful flames shoot up past the very top of the smoke stack. Every person who stood on that bridge died shortly after, having received over 500 roentgens of radiations, which is fatal.



The rest of the town was flooded with powerful waves of radiation, so strong that the entire population of 50, 000 was evacuated, requiring people from the Soviet Union to be FORCED to come and help evacuate people and calm the danger in the plant. Most of said people also died from the radiation.

The funfair built in Pripyat was to be opened on May 1st. The Chernobyl disaster occurred on April 26th, leaving the fair completely abandoned. The ferris wheel remains one of the most irradiated parts of Pripyat since the disaster, making it still dangerous today.






The hospital that took in many of Reactor 4′s first victims for treatment was already exposed to huge amounts of radiation, rendering any attempts to save people useless.




The looming ferris wheel of Pripyat, as well as many broken buildings, inspired a creepy level in Call of Duty. Honestly, it just inspires me to find a fairground that's not creepy as all hell.

19 comments:

  1. Damn i Love This place ... <3

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  2. it is said that it will be 20,000 years till human life can survive there.

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  3. @Anonymous May 13, 2012 12:27 AM
    it will be 900 years and now it have human that they live in the villages along the Pripyat and Chernobyl with low radiation. Тhey're also grandfathers and grandmothers , also watch and even potatoes and other vegetables. I had seen on a TV.. But I so want to go theree <33 love this place

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  4. our world ass we now it will be gone . why beacouse there is a reaction to every action keep that in mind for it will surve its pupose in the future.

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    1. wtf are youtrying to say?

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    2. I wanna visit there someday. ive done so much research on it and the affected areas including pripyat and chernobyl its self, i even did a report on it

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  5. Love Pripyat been there cod4 was so realistic on the one shot one kill mission i didnt stay the night i mean who would anyone who likes horror and pripyat watch CHERNOBYL DIARIES released yesterday

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  6. CHERNOBYL DIARIES è UNA MERDA DI FILM... (S.H.IT. FILM...)

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  8. There is a good detective novel with Prypyat as a central character called 'Wolves Eat Dogs' by Martin Cruz Smith, who also wrote 'Gorky Park'. Check it out.

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  9. I really want to visit this place, haha.

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  10. IM GOING TO BUY A RADIATION SUIT AND GO THERE :D:D:D

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  11. There's a Slenderman game coming out in November - based in Pripyat!

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  12. I lived in Ukraine before and never had a chance to go to Pripyat. Didn't need to though; the radiation affected enough of the nearby cities that I didn't feel an overwhelming need to get much closer. Creepy place though!

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  13. Wonderful pictures and narrative. I was googling images of pripyat and found you. Thank you.

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  14. How could you guys say this is creepy? Its just very sad you might think this sounds wierd but im not trying to say this is Amazing in a bad way I just dont know how to put it but im sure somebody else thinks this too!

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