Frozen Dead Guy (before) © wood engraving (ed. 40) image: 7 x 5 in. $100.00 (go to "Hi There" for purchase information)
Eighty-nine year old Bredo Morstøl of Norway believed in cryonics. When he died in 1989 his faithful grandson Trygve packed Bredo in ice and flew him to a cryonics institute in Los Angeles to have him properly frozen. Trygve needed a place to keep grandpa and since Bredo loved the mountains Trygve found some property in Nederland, Colorado, west of Denver. He put granpa in a garden shed and packed him in dry ice. Trygve built a house and planned to eventually build a regular cryonic facility for his grandpa. Trygve's mother, Aud (Bredo's daughter) moved from Norway and joined them. Eventualy Trygve's visa expired and the INS tracked him down and sent him back to Norway, leaving Aud in charge of Bredo. When the town council of Nederland got wind of what was going on they passed an ordinance against keeping a dead guy in the home, but the citizens heard about it and rallied in Bredo's support. When Aud was eventually deported some citizens took over the task of keeping Bredo frozen and the town organized a winter festival called Frozen Dead Guy Days which is held annually in late winter.

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