In 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine exploded and emitted radioactive gasses on a large expanse of land. This tragedy affected more than half a million workers and their families. Could the spirits of the dead be lurking in the abandoned power plant?
The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant had a total of 4 reactors that could produce 1,000 MW of power. Disaster struck in 1986 when one of the reactors exploded and the steam spread radioactive gasses in the air. It was reported that only 56 people died directly from the accident. However, 4,000 or more died as a result of the radiation. Reports indicate that the result from the explosion is 4 times that of the atomic bomb in Hiroshma. To this day, this event is considered the worst nuclear power plant disaster of all time.
Vlodymyr Shashenok (photo above), was one of the unfortunate ones. He died 5 hours after disaster struck.
Until today, the people who have been affected by the radiation during the accident are still experiencing the aftermath. Even the children of the workers are affected with serious ailments. Some were born with birth defects as a result of the parents’ radiation poisoning.
The images above show people being checked for levels of radiation. Bodies of water, as well as produce and animals are also checked for safety reasons.
The people living in the surrounding area of the power plant were immediately evacuated, leaving the place a ghost town. Pripyat, a town near the nuclear power plant, is said to be the location of ghost hauntings. Some eyewitnesses claim to have seen apparitions or ghostly shadows in the area. Others feel they are being watched. Are these the spirits of those who died during the disaster? We may never know.
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