If there is one area in the world where a haunted location should exist, one would think Chernobyl. However, there have been many paranormal investigations over the years since it was
abandoned yet there hasn’t been any documentation to prove otherwise. Could it be that the radiation depleted all the energy in the area, the living
and the dead? Twenty years later the area in and around Chernobyl is still completely void of any signs of life, and I personally find it interesting that there have been no verified reports of paranormal activity. Usually, places that are abandoned are prime locations to investigate, however, this is not the case here. If ghosts aren’t your thing and are merely looking for an abandoned nuclear reactor to visit, radiation levels still remain extremely high and fatal and many parts of the city.
The abandoned city does serve its purpose as a creepy backdrop for many horror movies that base its stories on radiated monsters, and mutated people whose minds are now contaminated with murderous desires. So are the Chernobyl Diaries based on a true story? Absolutely not, the reported “found footage” in this movie is completely faked and another attempt by Hollywood to make us believe that something is real when it is not.
On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine had an explosion which released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere, that soon spread over much of Western USSR and Europe. Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus have been burdened with the continuing and substantial decontamination and health care costs of the Chernobyl accident. A report of the International Atomic Energy Agency examines the environmental consequences of the accident. Estimates of the number of deaths that will eventually result from the accident vary enormously; these disparities reflect both the lack of solid scientific data and the different methodologies used to quantify mortality – whether the discussion is confined to specific geographical areas or extends worldwide, and whether the deaths are immediate, short term, or long term. Thirty-one deaths are directly attributed to the accident, all among the reactor staff and emergency workers.