My first introduction with Chernobyl started in 1999 when my friend computer crashed on April 26, 1999, and he contacted me to check his PC. I did my research and found that his PC BIOS was damaged because of a computer virus CIH, also known as Chernobyl.
In the early morning of April 26, 1986, when this Chernobyl area belonged to the Soviet Union, nuclear reactor No. 4 exploded during a safety test at this power plant north of Kiev. The deadly accident, initially cloaked in Soviet secrecy, spewed radioactive fallout over much of Europe. More than 115,000 people were evacuated from a 1,000-square-mile area known as the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
33 years 5 months later, I stood in the same spot across from the infamous reactor — now covered by a shiny arch
The Pripyat amusement park is an abandoned amusement park located in ghost town of Pripyat, Ukraine. It was to be opened for the first time on 1 May 1986, in time for the May Day celebrations, but these plans were cancelled on 26 April, when the Chernobyl disaster occurred a few kilometers away.
Its Ferris wheel in particular, have become a symbol of the Chernobyl disaster.
With all that fear, it’s much easier to stay at home in our comfort
zones than to break out and travel.