- Created: Monday, 26 December 2011 13:34
- Written by Joe
The early 1980's sucked. There was no Internet, like 3 television channels, no cell phones, and did I say there was no Internet? If the Internet was around back then, this story would have dominated the headlines. I say that because this story happened December 20, 1980.
Jean Hillard, an 18 year old woman from Bismark, North Dakota, was driving to her parent's house when her car slid off of the road. Since it was stuck, she decided to walk the rest of the way. She was a mere 15 feet from their door when she passed out into the snow. It wasn't until the next morning when a neighbor found her body. She was frozen solid.
She was so frozen that when they put her in the car to take her to the hospital they had to put her in the back seat at an angle as if she was a giant piece of wood. When she arrived at the hospital they were not able to penetrate her skin with a needle to issue an IV and her eyes did not respond to any kind of light.
Her pulse was a mere 12 beats a minute and her temperature did not even register on a thermometer. The only choice they had was to wrap her up in an electric blanket and let her thaw out. About 2 or 3 hours later, she started coming to life. Once she was 100% thawed out, she was 100% normal.
No frostbite. No brain damage. Not even any freezer burn. 100% normal as if nothing had happened.