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Frank Hansen

As you can read in our previous post, Frank Hansen, the man who originally exhibited the Minnesota Iceman in the 1960s and 70s, revealed in a 1970 article in Saga Magazine that he himself was the one who shot the creature while hunting in the deep woods of Minnesota.

Keep that in mind as you read this next story (click on the link below), which details some interviews with Frank Hansen in his final years.  If the following account is true, why would Hansen in his later years go back to his original story about the mysterious California millionaire who supposedly was the real owner of the “Creature in Ice?”

This is a must-read for anyone who wants to hear Frank’s final words on the Minnesota Iceman. It is truly fascinating, but ultimately raises more questions than it answers…







CORRECTION: In response to all the news reports that I had purchased the Minnesota Iceman from the family of Frank Hansen, that is absolutely not true. I purchased it from another man, who purchased it from Hansen’s family shortly after Frank passed away 10 years ago.  I apologize to the Hansen family for any undue attention this brings their way.

– Steve Busti, Museum of the Weird owner




  1. Paul Letteri

    There are several things that are impossible to fake first and foremost, my friend being a expert taxidermist said applying hair that magnified
    Is coming from pours as in Human impossible to fake. In Taxidermy you would use a fine awl type instrument one at a time ? Not happening
    Machine process would implant a synthetic or artificial hair But a pinch on removal would be slightly there a pond inspection. Let us see the hands and feet for prints and dermal ridges.
    No dummy from the 1960s would have any of this .
    This appears to be a undocumented ancestor to
    US Modern man Neanderthal man I think is time the government stops ignoring the truth .
    Yes it will shake up what we learned in school and that by protecting these cousins of man
    $$ Billions of dollars will be lost in annual revenue .think about this for a moment. At least 25% minimum of our forest will be closed. Logging
    In these areas now will be no more ,as well as camping,thousands of jobs lost, how about everything regarding local stores,restaurants, the trickle down effect is enormous. Think about
    Over 2,500 native American tribes reference the hairy man of the woods ,could they all be wrong ,
    As well as the hundreds of sightings each year
    And documented tracks ,fakes cannot have dermal ridges,or try faking a 1to2 inch impression
    In the ground going up a hill with a 6 foot strude. I tried this my 275lb frame sunk in less then a Half inch when jumping !! Open your minds
    And remember just within the last few years Inn Africa a 6 ft chimp type ape was discovered.
    In North America alone 1,00,000s of miles of wilderness has never been walked by man !!

    January 4, 2016 at 7:07 am

  2. Brad Clark

    I seen the ice man at the Owatonna fair in the late 1970’s.
    This is not the same creature that I seen. There wasn’t
    that much hire on the one l seen. It looked more like a cave

    January 10, 2016 at 6:49 pm