A semi-permanent deep freeze doesn’t have to break the bank. That’s the message of a human cryogenics company engaged in a price war with the folks who are planning to put former baseball star Ted Williams on ice.
“Cryonic suspension” — the freezing of a dead body in the hope that it can be resurrected in the future — isn’t cheap. Alcor Life Extension Foundation, the Arizona company reportedly working to store all or part of the former Boston Red Sox slugger, charges as much as $120,000 per cold-storage job.
But a competitor in Michigan, perhaps taking a cue from car dealers, boasts that its freeze jobs are offered at “The Most Affordable Prices Available Anywhere” — as low as $28,000.