• Members 27 posts
    Aug. 27, 2020, 1:13 a.m.

    Maybe not something from Chernobyl itself, but in Pripyat and other areas that are somewhat safe to be. Would you take something home? Maybe it's an old kids toy, or a doll, or some face mask or something.

    I don't think I would, just because I'd be afraid it would have some radiation and in turn I'd get it.

  • Members 27 posts
    Aug. 27, 2020, 8:31 p.m.

    Hmm, I'm not sure I would. You risk bringing something contaminated home. I suppose, as long as doesn't have any radiation, then I think it would be fine. Just make sure to check the radiation to see if it's safe or not. I mean, if you're interested in going there, you will have to bring a radiation meter anyway.

  • Members 27 posts
    Sept. 4, 2020, 5:09 p.m.

    If it was free of radiation, maybe. It would have to be really cool to even consider taking anything from around the area home. I imagine it's been picked over by other tourists though, so I doubt there's much left to grab.

  • Members 24 posts
    Sept. 5, 2020, 3:14 p.m.

    I bet a ton of people who are on tours in the area sneak stuff away. I could totally see people sneaking sand, plants, and anything that looks unique or weird. People can't get close to Chernobyl or the reactor anyway, so I think for the most part, if you take something, it should be fine. I'd rather take pictures of the area than take anything. Unless I found something really cool and I couldn't pass it up.

  • Members 31 posts
    Sept. 6, 2020, 5:44 a.m.

    Like Lana said, the area is probably picked over by now. I'm sure some items ate still lying about, but who knows for sure if they have radiation or not. I don't think I would ever risk it to be honest. Probably nothing too special to take anyway.

  • Members 11 posts
    Sept. 28, 2020, 3:56 a.m.

    To be honest with you all, I think I would take something from Chernobyl, just because I know I'd want something to remember my visit. Of course I don't think I'll ever be visiting Chernobyl anytime soon, but maybe in the future. I can see some people planting stuff to scare people too. So keep in mind, you might grab something that was brought in.

  • Members 31 posts
    Sept. 28, 2020, 4:08 a.m.

    I can totally see people leaving freaky stuff in Chernobyl to scare anyone going on tours. That's actually smart, it could draw people into doing more tours I bet.

  • Members 32 posts
    Sept. 30, 2020, 12:35 a.m.

    Yeah, I can see there being a lot of graffiti and other stuff brought in to the area. I imagine there are old dolls all over the place and other weird toys from the 80s. I can see some people taking stuff home too.

  • Members 27 posts
    Sept. 30, 2020, 2:08 p.m.

    It's a given there is a lot of graffiti in the area. I do believe people like to sneak their way in and vandalize as well. As for people adding stuff in, that's possible. I mean, it'd be easy to stage some of the weird stuff you find today.