According to a new tell-all book, the head of deceased baseball legend Ted Williams was mutilated by workers at an Arizona cryogenics lab, and even used for batting practice, the New York Daily News reports.
The book is authored by Larry Johnson, a former executive at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona. Johnson claims that the baseball legend was beheaded, his head frozen and abused in a number of bizarre ways.
According to the Daily News:
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.
The article goes on to say that Williams’ frozen head was used for bizarre batting practice by a technician trying to dislodge it from a tuna fish can. Holes were even drilled into Williams’ severed head for the insertion of microphones, and then frozen in liquid nitrogen so that Alcor employees could listen to the sounds of his brain cracking amid the dropping temperatures.
Johnson’s revelations come after years of hiding, fearing for his life after becoming a whistleblower at Alcor. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer for the company. With his new book, Johnson comes out of the shadows once and for all and reveals shocking, often gruesome details of atrocities he claims occurred at the facility, not only involving Ted Williams, but other people and even animals.
Johnson vividly describes the dismembering of live dogs, as well as incidents where human blood and toxic chemicals were dumped into a parking lot sewer drain. More than fifty frozen bodies—including that of Ted Williams—were stored in steel tanks alongside cardboard boxes and other junk.
The book is called Frozen: My Journey Into the World of Cryonics, Deception and Death, and will be in stores Tuesday.