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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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Yet more ‘Fanti-sy’ from Fanti, Faccini et al, this time on the spear so-called “wound”…

Here is a screen grab from a fairly recent (2008) review by Faccini, Fanti  et al.(pdf), the first two of whom I have strongly criticized previously for making extraordinary unsupported claims re scourge marks on the Shroud. (I’ve since been … 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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The Turin Shroud: Spotlight on a particular ?-mark stain. Some call it blood; I call it CLACK…

I need a name for this, and other similar features on the Shroud that have prematurely (in my view) been labelled as “blood”, despite the everlasting strong red or red-brown colour. This particular stain is handy – reminding one there … Continue reading

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Shroud Scope 7: Why call it blood if one’s not sure it is blood? A sceptic’s dilemma

I am presently drafting my next post. Its focus is chiefly on the scourge marks on the Turin Shroud. But it’s not entirely certain as to what is imaged when references are made to those scourge marks. Some say they … Continue reading

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