Sunday, September 15, 2013

Petrified Human Discovered Near Fresno, California. Real or Hoax?

Petrified Human Discovered Near Fresno, California. Real or Hoax?

Another petrified man was found in British Columbia, Canada. Was this real or a hoax as well? : Petrified, 12 Foot Human Giant Discovered in British Columbia

Arizona Republican., April 12, 1892

Big Injun Is He     

     The petrified man, now on exhibition at the Central hotel in this city, undoubtedly ranks high among the curiosities occasioned by a freak of nature. He was discovered December 12, 1890, about sixty miles from Fresno, California. The marsh in which he was found seems full of petrified wood, clam shells, whalebone, and in fact, everything subject to petrifaction seems to have been magically touched by the solidifying element.
      Many professional and scientific men have closely scrutinized this petrified man, made. Minute investigation of his entire anatomy and universally agrees it is not the work of man. Leaving all circumstantial evidence out of the question the fossil of itself has the absolute
symmetrical anatomical relations that art would absolutely fail to imitate.
Any one wiio is acquainted with fossils and the laws of petrification must pronounce this specimen genuine under the same laws and conditions solids, fish, shells and other objects, both animal and vegetable, that have turned to stone.