Photographer's Note

Once, visiting huge medieval fortress Golkonda near Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh state I ventured to leave beaten tourist paths and entered underground cellars of this majestic fortress. It was already nearly dark outside and, of course, even darker in this extensive abandoned underground labyrinth. I had no light, so protruding as far as it went I waited in dark to allow my eyes get used to the darkness. It was a completely dead silence while waiting, the only sound heard just a few times was a very quiet and transient flatter in the air. I realized that these could be bats or ghosts. I slowly moved deeper and deeper into the void but finaly realized that this had no sense. Just for fun I fired a shot into the complete dark hoping that I could possible see later where I was. What a surprise when I realized at home how full of life this apparently dead place was. There were hundreds, may be thousands bats around me in all these dark halls. Their eyes reflected my flash light and revealed their existence. They were all surely aware of me since they did tapped me with their ultrasound transreceivers undetectable to my senses. Who knows how many ghost and half-gods of medieval India were there perceiving me with some other, to me undetectable communication means?

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