NPR logo

City Celebrates Frozen Dead Guy Days

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4533928/4533929" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
City Celebrates Frozen Dead Guy Days

City Celebrates Frozen Dead Guy Days

City Celebrates Frozen Dead Guy Days

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4533928/4533929" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The town of Nederland, Colo., celebrated its annual festival over the weekend. It's known as Frozen Dead Guy Days. The celebration honors Bredo Morstoel, who died in 1989. His family had him frozen and packed in dry ice, hoping to revive or clone him. And the town now marks each year with a snow-sculpting contest, a coffin race and other activities. Last weekend's festival drew 7,000 people, even though the guest of honor is still dead.