The word "stalker" can often be seen on the websites, in books.
But often people who have heard the term, do not know what he stands for.
This word has several meanings today, which combines something in common.
Stalker as a researcher of the danger zone
Stalker in English the stalker -hunter, hunter, pursuer. This is a man who gets into dangerous territory and objects associated with the risk to life or health, for example, radioactive, and studies them.
For example, an environmental scientist Alexander Naumov - one ofthe most famous of stalkers, who studied the Chernobyl exclusion zone. His face was used to create the character of the popular game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Stalker in a broad sense
By now word has managed to acquirea lot of different meanings. For example, in the techniques of self-improvement Castaneda is a person knowingly performing unusual acts or actions commonplace unusual way while watching soboy- one who is always able to find the best way out of any situation.
stalkers also called tourism loverslittle studied or ignored for any reason objects, or fans of industrial tourism associated with unauthorized access to any area or object.
A very popular book series and games S.T.A.L.K.E.R.Where stalkers are called the inhabitants of the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, exploring it, protect from destruction and looking for valuable artifacts there.
About stalkers described in various works of art, for example, in the book "Roadside Picnic" writers Strugatsky brothers (1972), Andrei Tarkovsky film "Stalker" (1979), etc.</ Blockquote>
Why become stalkers
There is a real community of people who call themselvesstalkers and implementing campaigns on the territory of Pripyat, exploring and photographing abandoned places. Photos uploaded to certain internet sites. They have a number of rules - do not break, do not pass, do not leave any traces.
Stalkers are exciting journeydesert area where people lived before. Many of the buildings and facilities are the same as a quarter of a century ago, before the crash, and allow the imagination to recreate the lifestyle of the Soviet era.
Those who call themselves the stalkers, drawsidea to test themselves and their ability to survive alone on an unknown terrain, and who is looking for adrenaline, illegally penetrate into forbidden territory for the visitors.</ Blockquote>
Somebody wants to finally feel dependent only on himself - in a place where there are no other people. Also, many wonder how wildlife recaptures space once occupied the city.