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The Top Secret Military Base Hidden in Chernobyl’s Irradiated Forest

For years, HAM operators hunted the mysterious “Russian Woodpecker”, but Chernobyl finally laid it to rest.

The mysterious Cold War base is now an eerie, crumbling ruin.

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The Woman Who Ate Chernobyl’s Apples

Nothing is too radioactive or risky for her. She has shown herself getting injected with the radionuclide technetium, eating radioactive apples from a tree in Chernobyl, being chased by a possibly rabid fox, and picking up fragments of the nuclear plant’s reactor fuel with her bare hands. When a freakishly large catfish appears on camera, she calmly explains that it’s probably not a mutant—“They are just that way because nobody catches them,” she says in a video, watching a six-foot-long catfish, eerily like a shark, swim around a murky pool of water.

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