Is Frozen Dead Guy Days for real or just an urban legend?
If you are into some wacky festival celebration then Frozen Dead Guy Days is the perfect place to be. FGDG is celebrated from Friday through Sunday on the first full weekend of March.
FROZEN DEAD GUY DAYS / March / Nederland, Colorado
Colorado’s most frigidly fun festival!
Here are a couple of great videos letting you see just a bit of the festival wild times
According to Wikipedia the FGDG Legend….
In 1989, a Norwegian citizen named Trygve Bauge brought the corpse of his recently deceased grandfather, Bredo Morstøl, to the United States. The body was preserved on dry ice for the trip, and stored in liquid nitrogen at the Trans Time cryonics facility from 1990 to 1993.
In 1993, Bredo was returned to dry ice and transported to the town of Nederland, where Trygve and his mother Aud planned to create a cryonics facility of their own. When Trygve was deported from the United States for overstaying his visa, his mother, Aud, continued keeping her father’s body cryogenically frozen in a shack behind her unfinished house.
Aud was eventually evicted from her home for living in a house with no electricity or plumbing, in violation of local ordinances.At that time, she told a local reporter about her father’s body, and the reporter went to the local city hall in order to let them know about Aud’s fears that her eviction would cause her father’s body to thaw out.
The story caused a sensation. In response, the city added a broad new provision to Section 7-34 of its Municipal Code, “Keeping of bodies”, outlawing the keeping of “the whole or any part of the person, body or carcass of a human being or animal or other biological species which is not alive upon any property”. However, because of the publicity that had arisen, they made an exception for Bredo, a grandfather clause.
For more information on Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland CO, check out their website here at frozendeadguydays.org, and “like” them on Frozen Dead Guy Days on Facebook.