Jean Hilliard, Recovered Completely After Freezing Solid at -22ºF for 6 hours


We’ve all heard of miracles right? 
In 1980 a girl named Jean Hilliard was frozen to death but came back to life miraculously. Doctors seem to have no explanation whatsoever of how she made it.

Lengby, Minnesota: It was December 20, 1980,The temperature was 22 degrees Fahrenheit below zero when a 19 years old then, Jean Hilliard’s automobile skidded on an icy road and lurched into a ditch. She was headed to her home when this happened





car skidded on icy road
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She got out of the car and started walking on an icy gravel road to reach her friend's home who lived nearby, she walked against the wind and her legs were freezing terribly.




Jean collapsed at the foot of her friend’s driveway after walking two miles in the snow around 1 a.m.
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frozen body of Jean




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She was lying there for about six hours and her body had turned to ice before her friend (Wally Nelson) walked out at seven in the morning.Right after he found her he thought she was dead since her face looked pale like a ghost.

She was then taken to the Fosston Municipal Hospital at around 8 a.m. where doctors had no idea about how to save her. 





Jean at Municipal Hospital
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As the doctors say, she was breathing really slow and getting just eight heartbeats per minute. There was even no way to insert the thermometer to take the temperature as She was frozen. Everything was dead frozen and there seemed to be no hope of life for her anymore. They just placed warm and moist packs around her body to raise the body temperature hoping it might work.

It was around 1  p.m. when Jean started making noises and requested water. Miraculously, she came back to life after her mother held her hand and prayed.





Jean came back to life
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Interestingly, no amputations were required and the prediction of the doctors of Jean losing both her legs was proved wrong. She didn’t lose her legs or any part of her body. 

After 49 days, Jean was discharged from the hospital and she was as good as new!





Jean Hilliard
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