Book Claims Ted Williams’ Body Was Abused
|10.02.09 at 8:37 am ET|
According to a report in today’s New York Daily News, workers at the Arizona facility where Ted Williams’ body is stored abused Williams’ remains. A soon-to-be-released book by a former Alcor Life Extension Foundation executive, Larry Johnson, claims a staff member there swung a wrench at Williams’ head after it was severed from the Red Sox legend’s body.
From the Daily News story:
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.
Williams’ severed head was then frozen, and even used for batting practice by a technician trying to dislodge it from a tuna fish can.
The chief operating officer of Alcor for eight months before becoming a whistleblower in 2003, Johnson wrote his book while in hiding, fearful for his life.
The book, called “Frozen” and subtitled “My Journey Into the World of Cryonics, Deception, and Death,” is due out Tuesday from Vanguard Press.
According to today’s story: 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.
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