Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Woman Found Frozen In Minnesota Blizzard Was Miraculously Brought Back To Life.

You've probably seen people get frozen and then brought back to life on science fiction shows and movies, and during that period, the person hasn't aged a day, even though hundreds of years have passed. Of course, you roll your eyes and go, "well, there's no way someone could freeze to death and then come back to life." But you'd be dead wrong! A woman named Jean Hilliard from rural northwestern Minnesota, had actually frozen in a blizzard back in December 1980, and somehow, she was brought back to life. It sounds like sheer fiction, but it actually happened, and here are the details of the horrifying events that lead to Hilliard being dubbed the Ice Woman.

One night, Jean Hilliard was on her way home after hanging out with one of her friends.

The road was icy and slippery, and her car skidded all the way into a ditch. Given that it was dark and the weather conditions weren't favorable, she decided to brave the blizzard and try to walk back to her friend's house.

One night, Jean Hilliard was on her way home after hanging out with one of her friends.

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Hilliard could have stayed in her car, but she would have likely frozen to death within a few hours.

The temperature had gone as low as -22 degrees Fahrenheit, so seeking shelter in her car wasn't an option. Instead, she figured that she'd head to her friend's house, which was only two miles away. But the odds weren't in her favor.

Hilliard could have stayed in her car, but she would have likely frozen to death within a few hours.

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Hilliard, who was 19 at the time, was almost at the door of the house when she fainted.

She was 15 feet away from the door, but she was face down, and was covered in snow for six hours and she remained there until they eventually found her seemingly lifeless body on the doorsteps of her friend's home.

Hilliard, who was 19 at the time, was almost at the door of the house when she fainted.

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The next morning, around 7 a.m., Wally Nelson was on his way out when he saw Hilliard.

She was frozen solid and her eyes were opened. Nelson tried moving her body, but her joints were frozen solid. Left with no other option, he decided to carry her to his car and place her there diagonally, while he took her to the hospital to get medical attention.

The next morning, around 7 a.m., Wally Nelson was on his way out when he saw Hilliard.

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Hilliard had been laying in the snow for hours, and Nelson wasn't sure if she was even alive.

Even if she was, Nelson knew that the odds of getting Hilliard on the road to recovery were very slim. But he had to try and get her to the hospital first and let the medical professionals do their job. All he could hope for now was a miracle.

Hilliard had been laying in the snow for hours, and Nelson wasn't sure if she was even alive.

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