Weirdness Wednesdays January 30, 2019

In doing research to see how high above sea level the town of Nederland, Colorado sits:

The elevation in the center of town is 8,234 feet (2,510 m) above sea level.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nederland,_Colorado, I came across a great Weirdness Wednesday article about space alien attack rumor with a brief mention of the Frozen Dead Guy Days event.

https://kdvr.com/2014/08/25/altitude-sickness-not-space-alien-attack-cited-as-reason-for-nederland-marshals-resignation/

One of those rumors, according to the Camera report, was that Matheney had been attacked by space aliens.

–snip–

The town is perhaps best known for its world-famous “Frozen Dead Guy Days,” an annual festival that celebrates former resident Bredo Morstel, who had his body cryogenically frozen in a shed in hopes that he might one day be resurrected.

which links to http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_26399159/nederland-marshall-resigns-over-altitude-interim-is-local:

Matheney addressed the community at a recent town board meeting to respond to rumors that included his leaving because of an attack by aliens, said Town Administrator Alisha Reis. She said he wanted to make it clear that he was only leaving for medical reasons.

Neither article mentions what other rumors had been reported, other than the alleged attack by space aliens.

I wanted to know how high Nederland was above sea level because one of the events involves doing some things outside that are potentially dangerous in an area that I knew was over a mile (5,280 feet) high in early March.

When I lived there, it took a bit to get used to the altitude and cold weather as my home town tends to be a lot lower in altitude (around 20 feet or 6 meters above sea level) and far enough south to make a mild Nederland winter seem cold in comparison.

 

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