Friday, October 2, 2009

This Might Be the Most Disturbing Thing You Read All Day

As if the freezing and severing of Ted William's head was not enough, a new book now claims that employees of the cryonics facility that has his body have been doing extremely bizarre things to his remains:

In "Frozen," Larry Joohnson, a former exec at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale Ariz., graphically describes how The Splendid Splinter" was beheaded, his head frozen and repeatedly abused:
Johnson writes that holes were drilled in Williams' severed head for the insertion of microphones, then frozen in liquid nitrogen while Alcor employees recorded the sounds of Williams' brain cracking 16 times as temperatures dropped to -321 degrees Fahrenheit.
Johnson writes that the head was balanced on an empty can of Bumble Bee tuna to keep it from sticking to the bottom of its case.
Johnson describes watching as another Alcor employee removed Williams' head from the freezer with a stick, and tried to dislodge the tuna can by swinging at it with a monkey wrench.
I do not understand how people can ever become this crude.  Hopefully an investigation will lead to prision time for these employees and Ted Williams will be unfrozen and cremated as he asked to be in his will.


txhoudini October 2, 2009 at 5:41 AM  

Shock and amazment... You mean to tell me that a place that will freeze your head after your death for tons of money in the hope that one day in the future they can bring you back to life is run by guys who don't have any respect for the dead?

Is this what they did to Williams's head or is it standard procedure for every nut-job who gets their head frozen after their death? I doubt there are any standard operating procedures for cryogenics facilities anyway.


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