distance 40 days completely isolated, deprived of calls abroad and without hours, 15 volunteers saw daylight again when they left a cave in southwest Franca where they had stayed the entire time. They were not trapped. They were volunteers on an investigation project, in fact, and most of them wished they had stayed longer.
The aim of the “Deep Time” project was to understand how the lack of contact with the outside, the absence of hours and the deprivation of daylight affected the idea of the fifteen participants.
When the volunteers left Lombrives Cave, the volunteers put smiles on their pale faces and were greeted by applause by the various people who were waiting for them outside.
After a long period without sun exposure, the 15 people had to protect their eyes with lenses that protected them from UV rays.
“It was like taking a break.”Marina Luncheon, one of seven women who participated in the “Deep Time” project, said. After 40 days of complete isolation, the volunteer was in no hurry to return and even liked to stay longer in the cave, Sentinel writes. I was happy though, feeling the wind and hearing the birds again.
On the way out, Marina Launchon assured that he did not intend to pick up his smartphone in the next few days, in order to avoid a “very brutal” return to everyday life.
Johan Francois, a math teacher and sailing instructor, said that during the time he stayed in the cave, he ran in circles, 10,000 meters every day, all to keep fit and escape “deep desires” to leave that place.
Researchers from the Institute for Human Adaptation explained that the experience will help understand how people adapt to drastic changes in the environment and living conditions.