KITSCHY DISASTER TOURISM

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Jimmy L · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

Becoming relevant again with Chernobyl

Johanna Lepistö · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

I visited Auschwitz this summer. I admit big reason for visiting was morbid curiosity. It was full of tourists but everybody seemed very respectfull. Even after visiting it's still hard to understand the enormity of horrors that happened there, how mass murder can become so industrialised.

Art Burley · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

Chernobyl has been something I've wanted to go to for over a decade now. That new show did not help lol

theladyofalbion · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

I studied Medieval History toooooo!!! I feel like I've found a fellow unicorn!!! I was literally one of maybe 5 people in my program and I don't think I actually met any of them? You truly inspire me, Caitlin. <3

Ms XY · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

2:00 Didnt most of us had sex with "the devil"? Aka THE EX! 😅😅😅

Rhonda's Craft Obsessions · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

When we lived in Germany, my parents decided it would be a good idea to take us kids to see the concentration camp, Dachau. We were horrified and hated the smell of the Crematorium.

Cecilia Podczerwinski · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

I went to the Rose Hall tour in Jamaica when my family went on Vacation. They set it up very well, recreated the scenes and even had actors playing the parts of slaves. When we asked the tour guide (and an actor later) how they felt about the tourism they said that it was their ancestors that had to endure the tragedy that they were reenacting, they wanted to keep it alive. Having an actor dripping blood running through the house would really let the tourists know what happened and really drive the message of how horrific the slaves treatment was.
I personally think it was done tastefully and I would totally recommend the tour.

domino diamond · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

You said Auschwitz
And turn people away at the Gates…
All in one sentence.
Oh the Irony.

Aussie Jules Kilmister · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

Wow, I was just binge watching your channel and this video came up, I didn’t realise you’d been on YouTube so long! I don’t go on holidays, simply because we can’t afford it, but i had always said if I had enough money I would visit Brazil, for only one reason, to visit the grave of Ayrton Senna, who was my hero. My wife thought I was kidding and asked what else I’d do there and I just looked blankly at her and said I dunno, maybe see if I could find where he lived or something. She couldn’t comprehend that I would travel half way around the world to go and see a grave. I totally would. I’d do it tomorrow if I won the lottery tonight. No questions, no regrets. I guess that counts.

Leah and Harley's Great Adventures · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

I went to an old Native American church and cemetery. It was on the way to somewhere else we were going. Pretty much the entire tribe died of either hypothermia or disease. Over 300 were buried there. There's a certain feel to the land that is quite breathtaking. Even my 8 year old was silent for the entire tour.

Bonfires and Beers! A house renovation. · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

The memorial for Lidic in Czech Republic is actually very well done and in a way beautiful, since now where the village was is an enormous rose garden. You should do a video series on death memorials that are forgotten. There is a bridge pier here in Pittsburgh that was left standing due to a bridge collapse accident but almost no one in Pittsburgh knows this. Granted probably because it is now between the highway and a river.

MEISSOUN · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

I have been to places of disasters although it wasn’t my actual motivation. We went to both Pompeii and Herculaneum. There comes a point when you are definitely confronted with the shapes of actual humans who died during the eruption of Vesuv…
The one that really touched me though was Beirut, shortly after the civil war had ended. We walked through a former main street which was all quiet but you could see the many bullet holes in the walls. It brought war closer to me than anything I had ever watched on TV.

RealaAroura · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

In the Natural History Museum in London there is an attraction which simulates the 1995 earthquake in Japan. You stand in a lifesize reconstruction of a Japanese supermarket and the floor starts shaking while CCTV footage of the event plays in the background.

David Dempsay · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

That's "Galveston," not "Gavelston."

Jack Taylor · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

You studied demon babies?
Yes. That is so good.

MsHEADbanging · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

I've always been fascinated about the disaster movies because why would you?

akr01364 · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

In Montreal a few years ago there was a drag club that had a cannibal murder date night: in perspective, this was just after a male escort had been arrested for doing exactly that.

Dragos Daniel · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

People die , others are willing to pay to feel the experience of the place they died , who gives a …

Masha G · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

Considering that people used to attend public executions when there as no TV, I'm not surprised.

Tyler Southard · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

GALVESTON! NOT GAVELSTON

Fui Gebhardt1 · July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

What about that National Enquirer museum in Tennessee where they recreate a first-person virtual reality retelling of Princess Diana's ill-fated last car ride?

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