Can you imagine zipping down and away on a 380 000V power line, that comes out of a nuclear reactor, from one country to another, and all that in the middle of the night?
How about doing that amidst nature’s raging elements such as high winds, and intense rain storm, while your weight causes you to sink 18 feet (5.5 meters) closer to the live wires, till you start glowing, ready to arc?
Well, I can. Because I did it!
Certainly not for fun, however that’s what I had to do to get over the Iron Curtain, (Communist form of Homeland Security) which was placed in a militerized border zone, to be a free man.
In July 1986, I was escaping from Czech Republic, (formerly known as Communist Czechoslovakia), into Austria.
I did that together with a friend of mine, sort of a “Mad Scientist” working on his ‘Free Energy’ device, that just as much as the project, as well as his sharply oposed idealogical viewpoints, obviously didn’t go unnoticed by the government in Prague.
To irritate the dictaturship even more, I became outspoken about the Secret Service/ Police spying on public by wiretapping their phones, suppressing our human rights etc. Needless to say, that kind of totalitarian Diablo Zeitgeist was not exactly conducive to free spirited politically incorrect spiritual gangsters like me. Due to the pressure I ended up under, I had to get out fast. The massive time crunch I was in forced me to improvise hard, that’s if I wanted to dodge North Korea type of style political prison.
I knew that crossing the International border, where hundred’s died, was going to pose a serious challenge, in reality, I had no clue what a wild ride my escape is going to turn into.
Yes! We kind of turned into a divergent Spider Man to be able to do the unthinkable, and that was to ride the world’s most extreme zip line – the nuclear powered high voltage power line!