How Long Does Petrification Take?

A German sailor found dead on a yacht drifting in the Philippine Sea started to fossilize. After an autopsy was completed it was concluded the sailor had been dead about a week. 

Local fishermen discovered the leathery corpse of Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, after they boarded the battered yacht 60 miles off the coast of Barobo.


The dead mariner was still seated at the desk by the radio in the 12-metre (40ft) yacht, slumped over on his right arm, when the fishermen found him. Investigators believe he died of a heart attack or stroke and was swiftly preserved in the warm, salty ocean air.

A petrified German Panzer IV Tank found in Norway, turned to stone.


A petrified mushroom discovered in Russia.


The photo above is of a petrified engine. We are told by mainstream science that petrification takes a minimum of five to ten thousand years. Science is just another part of the Circus.

Petrified legs of 11 feet in length. Did the rest of this giant’s body just decompose? Did this petrifaction happen in a flash?

What do you think?

The above photos are from Yorkshire, UK, Mother’s Shipton’s Cave, and the petrifaction can take a few years or even a few decades.

This petrified ladder is located on the Dard river in France. The ladder is over a hundred years old.

Element such as manganese, iron and copper in the water/mud during the petrification process give petrified wood a variety of colour ranges.

The above is of the Monastery of Jordan. We have discussed many times about petrification and Fallen Trees of the past, about the idea that many mountains were actually tree stumps or fallen trees. Did this change to stone over time? What do you think?

Some people ask, where is the rest of the petrified tree and it’s a good question that hasn’t been answered. I personally think most of them were taken for other uses and some left next to the stumps, but with petrifaction they are not as recognizable and may seem like just another mountain.

One thing I have noticed is if they were cut down, it’s more likely they cut them by machine. Here we have tree stumps today which were cut by chainsaw. Notice all the saw dust that accumulates surrounding the stump.

Petrification does not take millions of years. It can happen quite rapidly, as explained by Geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling in the video above.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!

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