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Here’s what Alan D. Adler could (should?) have done to investigate the porphyrins of those anomalous Shroud bloodstains.

Posted a minute ago to Dan Porter’s shroudstory.com site. It should be self-explanatory (I hope so since I’m busy with other matters for the next day or two with only occasional internet access). Hopefully the visual aids will be of … Continue reading

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Shroudie-Alert: Day1.Chief topic: the Lirey Pilgrim’s Badge and that enigmatic chain…

17:37:  I’ve been thinking some more (yup, I know I shouldn’t) about that chain-like motif  of bloodstains in the small of the back. Previously, based on the Lirey pilgrim’s badge, it seemed possible that the Mark 1 Shroud was simply … Continue reading

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A question for Stephen Jones re his so-called “wounds” on the Shroud (not to be confused with bloodstains)

Stephen Jones: your latest post focuses on “wounds” and bloodstains on the Shroud. (See also Dan Porter’s current posting which alerted me to it).  Nowhere do you define what you mean by “wound”,  yet you use the terms “wounds” and … Continue reading

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It’s still looking good for leech digesta (as the source of “blood” on the Shroud of Turin)

‘ Those who have been following my most recent  postings will know that I had a kind of eureka moment a couple of days ago. I refer to the idea that the blood on the Shroud was not applied as … Continue reading

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Did blood-sucking leeches help to establish – at least in some eyes – the ‘authenticity’ of the Shroud of Turin?

It began as a posting on a forger’s modus operandi – my posting earlier this morning. Not your ordinary forger, I hasten to add, but probably a monk or similar.  He no doubt thought he was acting from the best … Continue reading

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Was the blood on the Shroud applied with a monkish felt-tip pen (well, a somewhat primitive version thereof)?

So how was the medieval forerunner of your modern felt-tip marker pen fashioned? Simple. Make a little pouch out of felt* or other absorbent material. Place some freshly drawn blood inside – a plentiful commodity in medieval times given the … Continue reading

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Shroudie Congresses – places where fantasies are peddled…

As promised on The Other Site, I shall no longer mince my words, This retired science bod grows ever more appalled by the pseudo-science being peddled to support the authenticity of the Shroud as the cloth that was used to … Continue reading

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