A 50-year-old Spanish woman, Beatriz Flamini, has emerged into daylight after 500 days alone in a 230ft deep cave in Los Gauchos, near Motril, Spain, with no contact with the outside world.
After participating in the experiment, which was closely watched by researchers hoping to learn more about the capabilities of the human mind and circadian rhythms, Flamini returned to civilization today, DailyMail reports on Friday.
Her support team claims she set a world record for the longest time spent in a cave.
She was 48 years old when she entered the cave and spent two birthdays alone underground.
She began her challenge on Saturday, November 20, 2021, before the Ukraine war broke out and Queen Elizabeth II died.
She described her experience after exiting the cave as “excellent” and “unbeatable.”
She said, “ I’ve been silent for a year and a half, not talking to anyone but myself.
“ I lose my balance, that’s why I’m being held. If you allow me to take a shower – I haven’t touched water for a year and a half.”
Flamini spent her time underground exercising, painting and drawing, and knitting woolly hats to keep herself fit and busy.
According to her support team, she took two GoPro cameras to document her journey and consumed 60 books and 1,000 litres of water.