I am struggling since I came back from Rome. I feel cold and I have remained indoors the last two days, drinking infusions, watching TV and doing nothing, trying to leave time for fully recovering.
But today, I decided to test myself and go for a ride, as I was thinking that is a real pity to remain at home while still on holidays.
This is what I did:
Basically a distance of 54.19 km, with an average of 19.1 km/h and with a 1214 meter of gain in height. My average ppm were 145, not low, but still far from my limit.
I covered from the town of Guadalest to the “Port of Tudons”, which is the base of the Aitana mountain (the highest mountain in Alicante´s province).
Curious thing it worths mentioning: in Aitana there was a militar base from the air force. It was the EVA 5 (Escuadrón Vigilancia Aérea, num 5).
Researching a little bit, it seems that nowadays is dismantled (since December 2007), but still you cannot access to the enclosure, which is locked and guarded, and one radar is still operating there. Furthermore, today I saw a lot of activity on the road that goes to the base, an even a big lorry was accessing it, so I though some work was being performed. When I arrived home I did some searches and I think that I can explain why the base had activity today, and why the doors where opened allowing some vehicles to go inside the military installations. I think everything is related to this:
Anyway, back to my history…
On special ocassions, like the “Vuelta Ciclista a España 2009”, the access is allowed and you can climb to the top with your own bike. Is an effort of 6 km, which I never had the pleasure to do, as I was not in the area when they opened the doors last time.
You can see it in this youtube video
, the ascension starts at minute 32.
Apart from that, another curious history about EVA num 5, is that there has been several OVNI incidents detected there. Those incidents were declassified by the air force some time ago. I obtained the page referred to EVA NUM 5, just to take a look. Years 1975 and 1979 seem to be the years with more activity.
Amazing, right? You can download all the declassified documents here
You can also hear (here
) the comments of one person that was on duty at the end of March 1982 and saw something. His comments does not seem to me very impressive, but probably what he saw was impressive for him, as he still remembers clearly.
The testimony starts @ 1h:04 min
I guess all is related with military operations being conducted by Spain or another countries at that time.
Just as a side note: I do not believe in any extraterrestrial life (unfortunately I think there is no one out there), but probably the incidents reflect that they were performing some kind of military operations at that time (without informing the military at the EVA 5). Notice that, for example, on the incident of 02/06/1979, they mention that probably they were paratroopers exercises being conducted.
It is surprising to me how many information is available just by Googling it.
My pictures from the day: