How do you snap freeze a wooly mammoth?

One of the more enduring mysteries is the problem of snap-freezing an elephant, or for that matter, the now extinct wooly mammoth. Just how were those large animals frozen in the Siberian tundra?


Not by Noah’s flood or some other problematical fiction such as falling into icy water. The Laplanders will tell you that when a reindeer happens to fall into to a glacier crevasse and dies, it does not take too long for the bacteria in the gut to start decomposing and to make the dead animal’s presence known by a ‘distinctive’ odour or smell. The animal certainly does not become frozen solid, as that takes time, giving bacterial decay plenty of time to start decomposing the body. This fact becomes even more obvious when an animal the size of an elephant falls into a glacier crevasse, literally the elephant in the crevasse type of situation.

No, to snap freeze an animal the size of an elephant requires something special, and requires that when the animal dies, so also the bacteria in its gut and body so no decomposition occurs.

Now we know from Gerry Pollack’s work that the fourth phase of water, a transitional phase between bulk water and ice, is fairly ubiquitous in life, and especially in animals. In fact most animals are about 95% composed of water, when all said and done. And it is clear that light, especially in the IR region, is a powerful factor in maintaining this EZ water. It is IR that causes electric charge separation forming the EZ water which probably explains the circulation of the lymphatic system in warm blooded mammalians. The heart is obviously pumping blood into the tissues via the arterial system, but it is the return circulation via the vein and lymphatic systems to the heart that ares probably powered by the EZ water mechanism; the heart cannot suck the fluid out of the tissues, as it’s almost impossible hydraulically. So it may be safely assumed that mammals are probably comprised mostly of EZ water with the excess protons taken out of the system via the urinary tract.

What happens when a warm blooded animal is suddenly irradiated by a surge of protons, as might happen at the polar regions when a direct hit of the earth by a CME occurs, causing an enormous inrush of high energy protons into the polar regions via the polar Birkeland currents?

Simple: EZ water + H+ = ICE

Such an animal would almost instantly be snap frozen, even the bacteria in its gut, and not from a loss of heat as the dying animal slowly thermally re-equilibrates to the frozen tundra. Such a catastrophic electric-plasma death would eliminate internal decay from bacterial decomposition, thus preserving the fleshy parts of the cadaver.

The same mechanism might have also operated in the Devonian Red Beds where massive accumulations of fish fossils are found. How to snap freeze a school of fish? Irradiate the water with high energy protons.

The problem is serious because the fossilisation of animal life in order to preserve the fleshy parts of the body requires that bacterial decay is arrested, and if the animals and fish are comprised of EZ water, then they can be snap frozen by an external inrush of protons from, perhaps, a large and persistent CME. There remains the problem of how the fish are snap frozen while in water and then subsequently enveloped by ‘sand’ to ultimately form the distinctive Devonian red beds of northern England. This is a problem to be discussed in another post.

About Louis Hissink

Retired exploration geologist
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2 Responses to How do you snap freeze a wooly mammoth?

  1. fabio says:


    1) About frozen mammoths: sudden freezing can be explained by Seebeck-Peltier effect, triggered by protons.
    2) About heart on blood flow: indeed, only by heart power, blood does not reach smaller tissues: French pathologist Masson proved this in 1924. The “glomus” or small anasthomosis between artheries and venules and nerves do that by a local pulse. Ancient Medecin – that you seem to like – knew this centuries ago.

  2. Fabio – my late father accidentally discovered that the lymphatic system was itself a pumping system during WWII; He was a medical surgeon in Holland. They used a commercially made compound of casein hydrolysate (Amparon) to intravenously introduce nourishment to wounded patients. They noticed that those patients, even with great blood loss from trauma, experienced restoration of blood pressure but did not then understand how. Experiments showed the efficacy of the casein hydrolysate and the Dutch Red Cross ordered 20,000 bottle of the stuff, but at the last minute politics intervened and the order was cancelled. Remains a mystery to this day.

    When he migrated to Australia in 1950 he managed to get a research job at Prince Henry Hospital with a Dr Bartholomew and together they managed to synthesise the active ingredient. How the compound affected lymphatic circulation remained a challenge, but they knew it did. It was not commercially viable, however. His microscopy videos of the lymph flow was made are now used as teaching aids in some Australian medical schools. He had extensive publications on the topic and made a couple presentations to relevant conferences.

    Watching Pollack’s video of the water flow in EZ water by putting a tube of hydrophilic material in the water led to my light bulb moment. Actually the Hungarian scientist Rusniak discovered the pumping ability of the lymphatic system during the 19th century.

    As for the Seebeck-Peltier effect, it’s a thermo-couple effect between different metals as discussed

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