Spanish woman spent 500 days alone in cave 70 metres deep underground

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Madrid: A Spanish woman who spent 500 days in a cave 70 metres deep underground outside Granada, Spain has come out safe.

Beatriz Flamini, 50, an extreme athlete, entered the cave on 20th November 2021 with the aim to undertake an experiment to better understand the human mind and circadian rhythms.

First thing she asked for when she came out, was a shower.

“I need a shower,” she said when she came out of the cave.

Sharing her experience in the deep, dark cave, Flamin said the time flew by vey fast and she had no real notion of it. She spent time cooking, excercising, and readung books.

To kill the time, she said, she read 60 books and knitted many hats.

“If I tried to calculate, it would feel like about 160 days, but nothing like 500.”

“I didn’t want to come out,” Flamini said at a press conference held barely two hours after she came out.

According to report, her trial is being used as an experiment to provide data for scientists studying the capacities of the human mind and human circadian rhythms at the universities of Granada and Almeria as well as a Madrid-based sleep clinic.

She was monitored by a team of experts and psychologists, who could decide to have her removed if they felt her mental health was deteriorating.


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