The Denver Post ran this oddball local story today. In the small town of Nederland in the mountains west of Boulder, Bredo Morstoel, who died in 1989, lies frozen in a metal coffin, awaiting the day when medical science has advanced enough to revive him and fix the heart ailment that killed him. Morstoel’s grandson in Norway sends money every month to a man in Longmont who keeps the coffin packed in dry ice.
Nederland has done its best to capitalize on this strange situation by holding an annual “Frozen Dead Guy Days” festival featuring coffin races. Money line from the article:
“In a town that has become increasingly awash in ordinary battles over stoplights or chain stores, Grandpa Bredo keeps Nederland weird.”
I might just have to make it up to Frozen Dead Guy Days.