According to conventional theory on fossilization, the process of turning a dead animal or plant into a fossil takes thousands, if not millions of years. The original organism decays, leaving an in-print that is filled with material that turns into rock over time.
However, this does not fit well with reports of fossils that appear to have been produced in an instance. Complete animals, including soft tissue features, have been found fossilized, sometimes in an upright and alert state. This does not rhyme well with the official story. Nor do modern tools found locked in supposedly ancient rocks make any sense, unless the process of fossilization is much quicker than currently assumed.
Instead of a gradual process of replacement, we appear to be looking at an instantaneous process of transmutation, powerful enough to turn bones, shell and even carbon to stone.
This requires high energy, and preferably an abundance of positrons, which is exactly what we have in lightning bolts. Rapid fossilization may therefore be a result of lightning strikes. Particularly potent in this respect would be ground to cloud lightning, where positrons move towards Earth and electrons move up.
A lightning bolt at Petrified Forest National Park
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