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'Postcards From Pripyat' Captures Eerie Footage Of Chernobyl That Will Creep You Out

CBS news allowed a photographer to fly a drone over the abandoned remains of Chernobyl. What follows is incredibly eerie footage of a city left to rot in time.

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Footage from a camera-mounted drone flown over Chernobyl has captured the remains of the city in a haunting expose.

The footage shows the remains of the abandoned buildings and streets, now overrun by trees and showing signs of neglect. The outskirts of the city harbor and apartment complexes are also shown in similar conditions.

The Ferris wheel, considered to be the iconic symbol of the abandoned town , is still seen intact in the Pripyat amusement park.

Documentary film-maker and photographer Danny Cooke produced the footage whilst working with CBS News on a 60 Minutes episode focusing on the Chernobyl disaster.

He used his spare time with the news team to fly the drone around the outskirts of the city.

Commenting on the video, Cooke said "Chernobyl is one of the most interesting and dangerous places I've been. The nuclear disaster, which happened in 1986 (the year after I was born), had an effect on so many people, including my family when we lived in Italy"

"It caused so much distress hundreds of miles away, so I can't imagine how terrifying it would have been for the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens who were forced to evacuate."

However, Cooke is not the first to fly drone footage over the city. Photographer and Adventurer Phillip Grossman used a mounted camera drone to survey the city in 2012, obtaining up to 30 hours of footage for his gallery Chernobyl: Zone of Exclusion.

His footage can be found here.

The Chernobyl disaster remains one of the most tragic nuclear disasters to date, with over 31 people being killed in the blast itself and thousands more being affected by lethal levels of nuclear radiation.

The effects on plant life, livestock and human life are still seen today, 28 years after the event.

The full video can be found here:
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