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Chernobyl Ghost Stories

In this article we will cover one of my favorite paranormal subjects in Chernobyl ghost stories. Since 1986 there has been a rise in Chernobyl ghost stories due to obvious reasons. In 1970 the Chernobyl power plant began it's construction about eleven miles outside the main city of Chernobyl. Over a period of sixteen years four reactors were added to the Chernobyl plant.

On April 6th 1986 a safety test was carried out at the power plant and one of the main reactors was shut down to see if the other reactors were working correctly. As history tells us - this was a really bad idea. The cooling feature for the reactor was shut down and explosions followed. What happened next is considered as the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history with the fallout released thought to be four times the amount released in Hiroshima.

Most of this fallout landed in nearby Belarus and over 4,000 cancer related deaths followed the disaster. With so much death and destruction caused by this terrible disaster there are bound to be many local Chernobyl ghost stories floating about the local area. The most popular and widely discussed of these paranormal stories is of the Black Bird of Chernobyl. What is strange about this story is the fact that the bird was seen leading up to the date of the disaster and not after. The creature was said to have had a twenty foot wingspan and seemed to be headless.

After the disaster many people were reported having extreme nightmares which always involved this bird. The first hand encounters with the creature before the disaster were all confirmed to have been very similar. The following weeks lead to many different sightings of shadowy figures and reports of distressed sobs and wails. With a disaster of this magnitude it is always common for ghost stories to follow.

There was a working town nearby that housed many different Chernobyl ghost stories, the town was called Pripyat. The main hot-spot of activity is said to be around the hospital area where many different people have complained about horrible feelings of being watched along with faint outlines of figures in the dark. The town looks like it is a set off a post-apocalyptic Hollywood movie so the reports of Chernobyl ghost stories are not that uncommon.

Not only have people reported on Chernobyl ghost stories after the disaster but also on the possibility of UFO's being involved. During the explosions a UFO was reported by many people to have been hovering above the plant for over six hours. Nearly a year later a journalist captured a UFO on film again hovering over the disaster zone.

As mentioned, the Chernobyl ghost stories were bound to appear due to the scale and tragedy of this particular accident. The ghost towns left deserted around the area provide a perfect setting for paranormal activity. So are these Chernobyl ghost stories born from truth or fiction - that is for you to decide.


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