Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Frozen Dead Guy Days

One of the stranger things I've seen lately is this picture. A little Google research taught me that apparently it hails from a rather quirky festival in the town of Nederland, Colorado, called "Frozen Dead Guy Days."

It is a three-day festival of live bands, coffin racing, frozen t-shirt contests and polar plunges into icy water, and more.

As the story goes, there was a Norwegian man by the name of Bredo Morstol who had passed away and whose family had him cryogenically frozen in the hopes that one day, science would advance to the point where he could be resuscitated and restored to life. Bredo's frozen body lies chained and entombed in a garden shed on dry ice. Apparently that is legal in Colorado.

Frozen Dead Guy Days will celebrate its 17th anniversary in 2018. So if you're looking for something a little different, if not outright bizarre, then circle March 9, 10, 11, 2018 on your calendar and head over to Nederland, Colorado.

Well there you have it; celebrate life and death at Frozen Dead Guy Days.

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