The Frozen Woman

Dec 20, 1980: On a cold winter's evening, 19-year-old Jean Hilliard's car got stuck in a ditch, so she decided to walk for help. She was found the next morning, two miles away, frozen solid.

Later, people told her she'd made it to her friend's yard, tripped, and crawled on her hands and knees to his doorstep. They said she lay there for six straight hours, with her eyes frozen wide open. Hilliard doesn't remember any of that.

Remarkably, doctors were able to thaw her out even though she was so rock hard that needles broke on her skin. She suffered no serious injuries — just some blistered toes.

Read the full story at MPR News

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Mar 16, 2022
     Category: Human Marvels | 1980s | Weather

Amazing she didn’t lose any limbs.
Posted by Brian on 03/16/22 at 03:15 PM
There's something called therapeutic hypothermia, where the body is cooled to keep it alive. Here's a talk by an old friend of mine on his experience with it:
Posted by ges on 03/16/22 at 03:43 PM
Frozen solid??? I call BS. She was lucky, but this sort of situation is not particularly rare.
Posted by Frank P Harris on 03/23/22 at 01:23 PM
Frozen solid? I've dated women like that.

Ah, gee . . . someone still trusts snopes . . . isn't that precious?
Posted by Phideaux on 03/23/22 at 04:10 PM
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