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Just how weird is Colorado? It’s Frozen Dead Guy weird

Published: March 17, 2014, 1:25 pm, by Dalton Walker


Thanks for nothing, Huffington Post.

The Post published an article online March 11 naming the weirdest thing you never knew about your home state.

Can you name Colorado’s without looking?

Nederland is home to Colorado’s weirdest gem, according to the Post. And who is to argue with Grandpa Bredo Morstoel.  The town annually celebrates a frozen dead guy.

The town celebrates Grandpa Bredo and the Frozen Dead Guy Days were March 7, 8 and 9. So I missed it! Rats!

Morstoel died in 1989 and is on ice in a Tuff Shed in the hills above Nederland.

As his complicated yet fascinating story goes, Morstoel was packed in dry ice and shipped from his Norway home to California and placed in liquid nitrogen for four years. In 1993, he was moved to his daughter’s in Nederland, which is about 17 miles west of Boulder.

Today he rests frozen in a shed because of “some pesky visa issues,” according to frozendeadguydays.org. Click here for more of Grandpa Bredo’s history.

Have you ever been to Frozen Dead Guy Days?