2015 / People
/ Culture (Non-Pro)
Bronze in People/Culture
Every year the â€œFrozen Dead Guy Daysâ€ takes place in Nederland, Colorado (USA). This is an irreverent, quirky and funny festival where teams wearing costumes race on the snow carrying a coffin with a â€œdead guy.â€
This event honors Bredo Morstol, known as â€œGranpaâ€ or â€œThe Frozen Dead Guyâ€ who has taken up residence in a tuff shed where he remains in a state of â€œsuspended animationâ€ above the mountain of Nederland. Grandpa is frozen at a steady negative 60 degrees Fahrenheit and is awaiting the science necessary to bring him back.
The story of how Bredo ended up in a tuff shed in Colorado is a bit strange. It starts in Norway, moves on to California and continues in Colorado. It involves cryonics, deportation, ice delivery, psychics and celebrations.
The event has captured international attention and now is a world-renowned spectacle.