After spending 500 days underground in a cave in southern Spain, a 50-year-old lady emerged to the surface.
According to Reuters, Beatriz Flamini entered the cave on November 20, 2021. It was roughly 230 feet underground. The Madrid native came out of the cave on Friday around nine local time. Flamini said that she had a variety of activities to occupy her time, including working out, reading, crocheting, sketching, and painting. The woman was genuinely on the fence about leaving, too.
She reportedly initially entered the cave in Granada, a city in southern Spain’s Andalusia area, when she was 48 years old, according to the BBC. Researchers, psychiatrists, and speleologists: people who study caves, kept an eye on Flamini, who was described in reports as an athlete. But according to accounts, they never made touch with her. After nearly two months, Flamini claimed to have lost track of time. She assumed she had only been in the cave for around 160 or 170 days when she came out on Friday, not almost 500.
At some point, she said, “They came in to get me,” although she protested, explaining that she hadn’t finished her book. “When they came in to get me, I was asleep. I thought something had happened,” Flamini told reporters, per Reuters’ report. “I said: ‘Already? Surely not.’ I hadn’t finished my book.”
The experiment was part of a project named “Timecave,” the AP reports. The experiment reportedly aims to analyze how humans handle living underground and without any daylight for long periods of time. – Steve Sijenyi