(“The Ted Williams Memorial Display With Death Mask From the Ben Affleck 2004 World Series Collection,” by Daniel Edwards)
In the forthcoming book, ‘Frozen : My Journey Into Cryonics, Deception & Death’, Larry Johnson, a former exec at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, AZ details the sickening abuse of Ted Williams’ remains at the controversial deep-freeze facility. It’s depressing stuff, especially because you already know Jim Rome’s gonna repeat the ghastly details, over and over again on his next radio show.
Johnson writes that in July 2002, shortly after the Red Sox slugger died at age 83, technicians with no medical certification gleefully photographed and used crude equipment to decapitate the majors’ last .400 hitter.
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.
The technician, no .406 hitter like the baseball legend, missed the can with several swings of the wrench and smacked Williams’ head directly, spraying “tiny pieces of frozen head” around the room
Johnson said he wired himself with an audio recorder for his last three months at Alcor, stole internal records and took gruesome photographs that are reproduced in the book.
The book describes other atrocities at Alcor’s facility in Arizona, including the dismembering of live dogs that were injected with chemicals in experiments, and a situation in which human blood and toxic chemicals were dumped into a parking lot sewer drain.