Drone captures haunting footage of decaying city 28 years after Chernobyl disaster

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PRIPYAT, Ukraine — It’s an eerily empty city. There’s an abandoned Ferris wheel still standing, a crumbling swimming pool and buildings with belongings left behind as thousands of people evacuated nearly three decades ago.

Daniel Cooke has made a documentary about Chernobyl, using a camera attached to a drone and a Geiger counter. The Chernobyl power plant exploded in 1986.

Cooke spent a week exploring power plant and the nearby abandoned city of Pripyat. The video of his visit has since gone viral. It’s called “Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl.”

Cooke said on YouTube:

“There was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place. Time has stood still and there are memories of past happenings floating around us.”

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