So many people spotted this story and passed it along to me that it vaulted right to the top of this week's blogs. But first, a little advisory, and then a caveat, and then we'll plunge in. The advisory is this: it's the week of the Thanksgiving holiday here in the USA, and as it's one of my favorite holidays, if not my favorite, I intend to spend it, thankfully. That means there will be no blogs this Thursday and Friday, and it will be a short week for blogs. That said, the fact that this story leads off this shortened week is perhaps a testament to its importance. Many thanks to all of you who saw and shared this story.

But there's a caveat here. As of this writing, the only source reporting this story is Zero Hedge, based on an article in the tabloid The Daily Star, so take it for what it's worth. In any case, for the purposes of our daily high octane speculation, we assume it to be true for the sake of argument, or, in this case, questions and implications.

Apparently, a successful freezing and re-animation or thawing of a human being has been successfully performed, but under some mightily unusual circumstances:

Doctors Have Officially Frozen And Reanimated A Human Being For The First Time

What's interesting here is that the procedure allegedly used was different from the standard "freezing" that one normally associates with such "processes":

But now, it looks like doctors have made progress with actually freezing and reviving human beings. Samuel Tisherman, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has led a team that has actually put a human being into suspended animation, according to the Daily Star.

Tisherman told New Scientist that he replaced a human's blood with ice-cold saline solution. He called the whole ordeal "a little surreal". The patient was then removed from the cooling system and taken to an operating theater for a two hour surgical procedure before having their blood restored and their body warmed back up to its normal temperature.

Tisherman says he's going to be producing a full account of the procedure in a new scientific paper that will be released in 2020. He aims to pause life long enough to perform emergency surgery, rather than use the technology for space travel. (Boldface emphasis in the original, italicized emphasis added)

Now, before we get to my "high octane questions and implications," it is to be noted that the idea of cryogenic suspension and thawing is not new. The basic problem has been - thus far anyway - that freezing organic tissue tends to do irreparable damage to cells, for as the water of cells freezes, it expands, and breaks the fragile membranes of cells. Think of that beer you stuck in the freezer to cool it down quickly, but which you forgot about and then, a day or two later, remembered. The beer has now burst the can (or bottle). Various techniques have been tried and proposed as a way around this problem, and there has been some success at least  in freezing parts of mammals and "reviving" them (see  and also

In the alleged procedure in which a human was frozen and then reanimated, notably the individual's blood was entirely removed, and "replaced" with an "ice-cold saline solution." Beyond this, there's not much more by way of detail other than the promise that the physician involved, Samuel Tisherman, will deliver a paper in 2020 telling everyone "how he did it." So we're left to speculate. Perhaps by using an "ice-cold saline solution" the problem of cellular damage was somehow avoided, since the freezing process took place "from the inside out" as it were, rather than from the "outside in". But there's another problem; beyond being told that an "ice-cold saline solution" was used, were left wondering what the temperature of the individual's body actually was. Was it actually frozen?  Or simply cooled down to far below normal temperature, but above freezing? That would make some sense, if one wanted to avoid the typical cellular damage that actual freezing involves. If so, then it would be an indicator, perhaps, that scientists pursuing the cryogenic freezing angle have been on the wrong track; suspended animation might not involve actual freezing, but simply dramatic cooling without freezing.

But as I say, we're guessing on the basis of some pretty threadbare data, assuming once again that the story is true.

However, that's not what intrigued me about this article. What intrigued me was the implications and questions posed by the final statement in the above quotation from the article: "He (Dr. Tisherman) aims to pause life long enough to perform emergency surgery... ." (Emphasis added)  This brings us to that odd question that anethesiologists often ponder: What happens to the human consciousness during surgery? Where does it go? There have been a multitude of reports of clinical death cases where individuals for all intents and purposes are physically, biologically dead, and who, for whatever inscrutable reason, come back, and then proceed to astonish doctors and nurses with exact accounts of their conversations in the operating theater, and other very bizarre stuff. They seem unusually well-informed about their spatio-temporal circumstances, and even their "deaths."

But anesthesia and clinical deaths are one thing, freezing and "pausing" life are quite another. So what - if anything - did this individual experience, think, and feel during that period that his or her life was "paused"? And beyond that, did the procedure result in any behavioral modifications?

It's questions like that which make me strongly suspect that there is much more to this story (if  true) than meets the eye, and that - as the article alleges - the government's permission was sought and obtained to do the procedure because there was no other way to save the individual's life.  It's that government involvement that has me wondering. After all, this government is hardly chalking up points for its concern about the sanctity human life. It's that anti-humanity-and-government angle that have me wondering if perhaps the procedure was coupled to an experiment to find out what, if anything, happens to the consciousness of such an individual whose life has been "paused." "What did you see? Did you hear anything? Feel anything?"  And more importantly, will this individual, over time, show unusual changes in behavior, or experience a sudden expansion of "talents" such as clairaudience or clairvoyance, and so on.

You can bet that someone, somewhere, involved with all of this is thinking precisely the same thing, and that this individual will be monitored quite closely.

See you on the flip side...

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Scott S on November 29, 2019 at 1:02 am

    I forwarded this article to my sister-in-law who is a post doc at MIT working on brain and spinal chord injuries. Here is her response…

    In summary, I don’t understand. The way they are collecting participants is very unethical to me, and the science is extremely questionable. We can freeze cells and revive them but only cancer cells, never neuronal cells and just using cold saline is not the way. Even cancer cells can’t tolerate such conditions.

    My long assessment/opinion:

    So let me tell you what I know for a fact since I do it in mice and rats myself. When we want to harvest the tissue, we need to pass some sort of aldehyde through the vasculature to fix the tissue (to kill but at the same time have cells keep their morphology for us to stain and study them). To do this, we first pass cold saline through the blood stream; we do this because otherwise the aldehyde will solidify the blood and won’t get to the tissues. Now as we are draining the blood and perfusing cold saline (the animal is deeply anesthetized and does not feel any pain by the way), we have just a couple of minutes, ~ 1 min for mice and max 3 min for rats which are about 10x heavier than mice. Supposedly it being cold will help with delaying death because we prefer the heart to keep beating as formaldehyde is being perfused (but honestly some labs have stopped using cold saline cause it is suggested that it may hurt the tissue- but never mind that here). But again if we keep the saline going, the animal will die within a couple of minutes.

    I would imagine based on the size, the human will die less slower than rodents; although, I don’t know what happens to the brain, organs, etc…we are merely talking about breathing and having a heart beat by saying it is alive….It is conceivable that just cold temperature cannot keep anyone alive without nutrition and oxygen to the cells but let’s stay open minded and see what their animal results suggest…

    I looked up this guy and since the 1900s, he has been testing his hypothesis in dogs. Their own studies in dogs shows neurological deficits after any intervention of similar kind… There is “results” but that is merely interpretation of what they say they have done but not once showed one image, one scientific test/raw data. Even the reported results are of course extremely subjective, scoring neurological deficits as “good”, “not good”, etc, and then getting statistics and reporting p values out of that…no wonder he has only published in extremely questionable journals, the kind of papers that only clinicians publish in. And dogs are not the right animal model for this particular hypothesis. Sheep and then monkeys are the logical and necessary large animal models for this particular study before going to humans. Even sheep should only be allowed after promising results first in tissue culture and then in rodents. We don’t just jump into an irrelevant large animal models. I don’t know who approved of their animal protocols, but let’s put this unethical behavior aside.

    Forgetting how questionable the results is, it actually doesn’t agree with what he is proposing here to do in humans as far the temperature of the saline. Based on his own “results” in dogs, this low temperature was just as bad as no intervention so I don’t know why they used this condition in that poor human but that is merely a concern at this point.

    At the end, I remain confused…the only advantage this hypothesis has, assuming it is helpful, is if we don’t have blood to perfuse but if we have sterile saline and means/expertise to inject it. So since this needs to be in a hospital and at some point we do need to give the guy blood anyways, I don’t understand why we have to do this.

    This could have been a simple study, just do it in animals (for god’s sake mice or rats first) and compare it with a control and see what happens. And we have much scientific ways to clearly assess organ function and neurological deficits …but they don’t do that. What struck me the most is that the only way to opt out of this clinical trial is to be wearing a bracelet specifically saying you don’t want this approach to be used on you. Otherwise it is mandatory to participate in this study if one loses a lot of blood and gets to their hospital.

    It could be the guy is not the devil. He has been following his sad and not novel hypothesis for at least 3 decades now that he may think it is time to go to humans.

    Overall, yes it is crazy and I am very sorry to know this is happening.

    • zendogbreath on November 29, 2019 at 2:59 pm

      Wow. Ironic how the details simplify it all.

      Scott, does she have any awareness of docs like Mark Gordon or Dan Amen?

  2. Nidster - on November 27, 2019 at 2:13 am

    For anyone interested an excellent interview by Jenniffer Weigel of Dr. Jeffrey Long, an M.D. and radiation oncologist was posted on her website. Just search for her radio show audio of the interview at, im-spiritual-dammit-dr-jeffrey-long. Mind-bending to say the least. Dr Long is keeping a scientific based study of ‘near death experiences’. There are other u-tube vids out there, and some are quite similar to the information in today’s blog.

  3. zendogbreath on November 27, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Makes me think of Miracle Max in Princess Bride.
    Billy Crystal Miracle Max Princess Bride
    “Ewww looks who knows so much.” and “Your friend here is only mostly dead.”

    How exactly do we define a word that we talk, write and read so much about and know such an infinitesimally small amount? Death? Dead? Please define that. Life is hard enough. At least we can kinda put our finger on the pulse of that word. But death? Not so much.

    Beyond that, the idea of avoiding reincarnation feels like another control system to keep us commoners commoning. Who’s to say we are not already part or inside or one with “the One” or “Source” or “the Flying Spaghetti Monster?”

    • zendogbreath on November 27, 2019 at 1:07 am

      BTW, folk like homeopaths since forever have advocated saline solution instead of transfused blood for a number of reasons. Nature can be so problematic when abused. Rockefeller financed and ruled medicine has insisted that transfusions are life saving though. (Same folks who gave you statins, margarine, vaginal prolapse and hearnia repair mesh, vioxx, cancer causing vaccines, incurable cancer, incurable autism,………………..) As the years go by these folk get caught in their double bind cognitive disonances and get given passes by the media forever. Had a conversation with family last week comparing official stories for 9/11 and JFK’s death. They actually professed to believing both. Still. I think I’m starting to get that I’m the naive one by asking people and believing what they answer about what they believe about anything.

  4. Loxie Lou Davie on November 26, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    I immediately thought about the tale, probably from the History Channel, about a happening which took place years ago, probably in Maine. A fierce winter storm caused a shipwreck & two bodies were rescued, already having been frozen. They were put in a back room to be buried later. Someone went in the back room a few hours later & saw the bodies were beginning to move(!!!). They unthawed & went on to live out their lives in a normal fashion! Sounds plausible to me. ‘-)

  5. Waterbug on November 26, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Video with Tisherman talking (Smithsonian link) about procedure (EPR) the technique, officially called emergency preservation and resuscitation, but he is rather tight lipped or how many procedure used on.

    Apparently this was done to a gunshot victim who bled out so much heart stopped. There is a link embedded to New Scientist, Helen Thompson report indicating Dr. Tisherman wouldn’t reveal how many people had survived as a result. The FDA made it exempt from needing patient consent as the participants’ injuries are likely to be fatal and there is no alternative treatment.

    On another note, I never heard of a “Walk In” until I read around 30 years ago, Abe Lincoln had a walk in.

    On OBE’s – has anyone experienced or read about someone experiencing one where they were looking down at their body and became fixated on attempting to remove it to another location and ship it?

    • guitardave on November 26, 2019 at 7:29 am

      I had a involuntary OBE 20yrs. ago. I was super exhausted ( 8 hrs tossing 10tons of garbage {no hydraulic bin dumpers} on a wet 40 degree day) and flopped down face first on the bed, and crashed hard.
      It seemed like a dream at first, but when i gained some focus ( it was like walking into a dark room from outdoors, i had to wait for my “eyes” to adjust…it reminded me of looking at things thru a #10 welding lens on a sunny day) i realized i was looking down at the driveway in front of my apartment. I wasn’t thinking or “willing” my flight path, but i floated out around the circular driveway, and straight thru my second story entrance door ( who needs stairs! or doors..).
      It was really weird, but not frightening, till i saw my body laying on the bed. I wasn’t ready for that.
      As to your question, I wasn’t comfortable, or familiar enough with that state to even think about “doing something”….like exploring the neighborhood or moving my body.
      The ” holy CRAP!!” moment, when i saw my meat-bag laying on the bed, woke me up with a jolt. I got slammed back into my body so hard it physically injured the spot where i “re-entered”…(lower spine, small of the back)…i was in good physical condition with no history of back problems and no recent injuries, but that spot hurt for a week, and it wasn’t any kind of muscle or back pain I’d ever felt before, like the kind caused by hard work.
      It’s the experience that “sealed the deal” for me. When someone asks if i “believe” there’s a non-corporeal aspect to life, i say no…i don’t believe it…i know it. That’s when the scientific materialists roll their eyes and slowly back away. They hate Mr. Hendrix’s question…Are You Experienced?

  6. Harvey's Barn on November 25, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    What if this experiment is R/D to perfect a Technique to bypass all that pesky and problematic machinery and propulsion mishap?
    The ‘pause of life’ and resulting experience IS the space travel, just needs to be refined and ‘directed’, for lack of a better term.

  7. Roger on November 25, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Strangely, after recovering the patient could no longer stand under direct sunlight and developed an insatiable appetite for blood. And further test found that the DNA changed to that of a cold blooded reptilian creature when doctors tried to determine how the canines fell out and were replaced with venemous DNA altering fangs!

  8. goshawks on November 25, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    My favorite movie to introduce people to Near Death Experiences (NDEs) is Flatliners (1990 version). Although it dips slightly into the horror genre, it does a good job of outlining the different ‘depths’ of NDEs. Basically, the longer you are dead before recovering, the ‘deeper’ into la-la-land you go (meant respectfully).

    Joseph McMoneagle of Stargate remote-viewing fame also had two NDEs which are described in his autobiographical books. Pretty profound.

    Perhaps the ‘time out’ record-holder is Dannion Brinkley. He was hit by lightning at his home, rushed to the Emergency Room at a hospital, worked on, pronounced dead, and wheeled-out to a holding room for the morgue. Some time later, Brinkley ‘came back’ on his own upon the cart. Probably a few hours flat-out dead. I met him around 1990 in southern Oregon while he was on a speaking tour. He was still walking with a cane from the lightning-induced damage to his nervous system. (On an unprovable energy level, his ‘crown chakra’ was wide, wide open while his lower chakras were ‘shrunk-up’.)

    It is interesting to theorize as to what ‘level’ of experience a simple cooling-down of the body (heart and brain flat-lined) would bring-on. Is it enough to ‘fool the system’ and induce an NDE ? Or, does the higher consciousness just shrug it off ? Interesting…

    Also: If you ‘leave’ under these circumstances, how do you know it is the same You who comes back? (You can search on “Walk-In” where the person goes through the NDE, but their soul is ‘switched’ by voluntary agreement: wants out, bad life, etc. The person awakes to be a very different ‘personality’.)

    Finally, I could see some ‘bad guys’ really wanting to know what awaits them after passing. Getting a clue whether to alter their behavior before it is too late. Hard-ass billionaire Andrew Carnegie suddenly ‘switched ways’ and became a public benefactor in his later years. Maybe he ‘read up’ on his probable future which was up-coming from his old ways?

    • goshawks on November 25, 2019 at 8:48 pm

      (On the dark side, I could see ‘experimentation’ as to whether an elderly bad-guy could swap bodies. With enough prior experimentation, darksiders would know the conditions to induce a soul pulling-out of an intact body. Then, kidnap some ‘prime’ body and near-freeze that body. When the time is right, give the bad-guy body some death-inducing (or NDE) medicine/poison to get the bad-guy to pull-out of his/her/its body. If the bodies are side-by-side, it might come down to a forcible “Walk-In.” Vampirism at its best…)

    • BetelgeuseT-1 on November 26, 2019 at 2:14 am

      I like your musings there Goshawks and very interesting you actually met some of these people.
      I met a person who had an out-of-body experience after an accident. It changed his life forever and drove him to find out more about what he had experienced, especially the soul and what is referred to so often as “the after-life”.
      For me, all this ties up with what you read in ancient literature, such as the Gnostic, Hermetic & Hindu writings. In here it freely talks about a wandering soul that chooses a physical body to occupy and only the death of that body can release it. Then after some time of wandering, it chooses another body. Re-incarnation.
      This physical body (or physical realm as a whole) is like a prison for the free soul and it is our journey in life to prevent the re-incarnation from happening. Then the soul can be truly free and re-unite with The One. At that point the soul is like a space ship. Not actually into space, but to a higher plane from which the physical cosmos – and all its contents – can be observed. This is basically what yogi’s describe when they’re in samadhi (trance).

      On a side note, but perhaps related.
      This of course is also well known in physics circles and is perhaps what Carl Sagan was trying to tell us in a round-a-bout way in his novel(?) Contact. No warp drives required, ??? ????? ???? ?? ???.
      Have wondered for a while now if this is the hidden function of the LHC. Just a gut-feeling, nothing else.
      I’ll let go of the twig now.

      • goshawks on November 26, 2019 at 3:54 am

        BetelgeuseT-1, one of the offshoots of my casting-about for 42 was meeting some fascinating people and visiting some intriguing places. I was/am very fortunate…

        Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time (1962 science fantasy novel):

        “We do not know what things look like. We know what things are like. It must be a very limiting thing, this seeing.” ~Aunt Beast

        A Wrinkle in Time (2003 TV movie; DVD released in 2011):

        “Spaceships are shiny toys for infant civilizations. The ultimate starship is Here .” [points to forehead, and proceeds to explain & demonstrate Tesseracting] ~Mrs. Whatsit

        • Robert Barricklow on November 26, 2019 at 11:32 am

          “Let the unliving handle the unliving,
          and see if doing it long enough
          drive even the robots crazy”

          -from Salvage by Madeleine Roux

    • guitardave on November 26, 2019 at 6:17 am

      Kinda reminds me of the movie, Meet Joe Black ( the old one)…young dead guys soul gets walked into a powerful gangsters body….

  9. marcos toledo on November 25, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Just wondering how many biped lab rats paid with their lives perfecting this technology. Lab 05 anyone how about Ben Rich sixty year rule how long have these experiments been going and why the reveal now.

  10. basta on November 25, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Well saline (i.e., salt water) does not freeze at 32 degrees f, so you can essentially “freeze” the body without the tissue destruction caused by ice crystals forming. Basically, the saline acts like an antifreeze solution.

    As for the question about what happens to the soul during such an operation, there are indeed numerous reports of OOB experiences when patients “died” on the operating table, only to be reanimated later. For me the most compelling was the report of woman who had flown about the medical center when dead and had seen an old blue sneaker on a window ledge with one lace folded under the sole. When she came to afterward, she explained what had happened to her and begged the attending nurse to check the building for this sneaker, which the nurse did indeed find sitting on a window ledge, just as she had described.

    • goshawks on November 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      Basta, you beat me to it, both on not-quite-freezing and on OOBEs. Thanks.

      In the early 80s, I actually met the woman who had the experience you described. I was interested in NDEs at the time, and she was giving a lecture at the hospital in Seattle where she worked as a doctor. (She said that working at the hospital was the only thing that saved her. When she went down, she was in the Emergency Room in seconds.)

      She had the ‘standard’ experiences of floating out of the body, etc. As you said, she spotted the sneaker as she floated up and away from the hospital. Being a scientific type, she immediately knew that this was vital ‘evidence’ to prove/disprove consciousness separate (or in addition to) the body.

      When she recovered, she scouted the hospital’s windows and eventually found the sneaker on one end of a ledge outside a sealed window. Apparently, it had been left there from initial construction or window washing. Proof!

      Since then, that doctor has been giving lectures to reassure listeners that there is much more to us than the controllers would have us know…

  11. Billy Bob on November 25, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    The ultimate false flag coming near your mind…the second coming as promised in the great book. OMG…And all the nations will bow and pay tribute to Israel. $$$$$

    • Jarret on November 25, 2019 at 2:42 pm

      Yea, there are enough shabbos goyim to make that a reality… it’s already happening.

  12. Robert Barricklow on November 25, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    First question that comes to mind before getting into the meat of the article[and I don’t mean reengineered meat/lab meat and/or green slime]; and that is that is this a trickle-down technology that’s already in the category of: been there done that, in another distribution center that is privy to receiving these future technologies?
    Second, are the hoi polloi being acclimated[Borg style] into accepting this concept of reanimation? For example, there’s the Hollywooded reanimation; where actors/actresses no longer need a pulse. James Dean, dead since 1955[unless you believe the Enquirer stories], is being brought back to the silver screen via advanced CGI software. These future digital necromancy performers are extremely cheap and controllable. Old movie remakes ad infinitum now have old dead actors/actresses.
    Is the movie PR departments planning, in the near future, to have some significant lay offs?

    Now that I’ve read the article, I can see the focus.
    It relates to that laser beam focus of ruling the masses through mind control technologies. A full spectrum dominance in that field would naturally be in the thick of this reanimation, both in its mind control aspects/possibilities and in it public mind set.
    So “they” are getting ahead of the power curve in terms of mind control technologies and the public’s perspective of said technologies.

    They no doubt would love to cage any spiritual implications that are “touched” upon.

  13. DanaThomas on November 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    “Not for space travel.” The apparent existence of a “firewall” (related to plasma and electricity?) around the Solar System does not bode well for the old sci-fi favourite of imminent centuries-long space journeys.
    Unless you got a tip from someone “out there” on how to make such journeys; but for heaven’s sake, why would they give these tips to the Mad Max oligarchs “down here”?

  14. thebear on November 25, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Hmmm…saline solution..
    ie salt water. Could its use have any bearing on the similarity of blood and sea water? One of the reasons for theorizing life originated in oceans is this parallel. I think in nexus i read an article years back about how water from the Mediterranean was particularly alike to blood and could be used the same as plasma in case of blood loss

  15. anakephalaiosis on November 25, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Main theme of Christianity is breaking the death barrier, by three Runes out of context, from the conclusion of the Druidic Rune poem.

    Fall, death and resurrection is a journey through afterlife and back, whereas closing full circle, is the leap between lives.

    Papal power over the afterlife is about slavery, keeping the workforce in fear of escape, that the Runes express in cycle.

    Papacy is fraud.

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