'Stranger Things' season 4 could be connected to the Chernobyl nuclear tragedy, claims outrageous fan theory

'Stranger Things' season 4 could be connected to the Chernobyl nuclear tragedy, claims outrageous fan theory

This article contains spoilers for 'Stranger Things' Season 3

In a way, season three of 'Stranger Things' isn't necessarily all about Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) ripping apart monsters. By the end of the season, she loses her powers and that gives the other heroes a chance to step up and protect her. And try as she may, she is still powerless by the end of the season. "It will come back," says Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard) sympathetically. But we are sure that when it returns, fans will have a reason to feel extra happy about.

Speaking of powers and theories of how her powers come back, there have been ample speculations of how Eleven may get her powers back and the devastating effects she can leave a trail of in the upcoming season.

Of the many debates surrounding the death of Jim Hopper (David Harbour), it is presumed that the beloved Chief of Police is being held captive in Russia and that he needs some rescuing. The Russians are also harboring a Demogorgon that fuels the theory that the battle may take place in Russia instead of Hawkins. And, if that is the case, we came across this wild theory that somehow connects the battle with the tragic Chernobyl nuclear disaster.


 From the third season, it is clear that we haven't seen the last of the Russians. They are still carrying out experiments and research into the Upside Down at a secret base in Russia. A reddit theorist Gamer_Nation has dished out possibly one of the most insane, outlandish theory regarding the final battle.

If we were to go by the years, the fourth season would be set in 1986 and incidentally, that was also the year that Chernobyl's nuclear reactor exploded, creating one of the biggest disasters in human history. 

"Doctor Owens said that they use something familiar to convince the public to not look any further into the strange happenings," the Reddit post reads. "So did a nuclear reactor explode or did El have the greatest battle of her life?"

While the dates and locations may make sense, it seems pretty far-fetched that Netflix would actually try and integrate a massive tragedy like Chernobyl in a kiddie-TV show. While referencing the new Coke, movies like 'Terminator' and 'Back to the Future' is one thing, creating a bizarre, fictional storyline and connecting to something real is another.  


'Stranger Things' Season 3 is available for streaming on Netflix.

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