Scientists say Turin Shroud is supernatural

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Nikola Tesla
Scientists say Turin Shroud is supernatural

Independent UK

Michael Day

December 20, 2011

Italian government scientists have claimed to have discovered evidence that a supernatural event formed the image on the Turin Shroud, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ.

After years of work trying to replicate the colouring on the shroud, a similar image has been created by the scientists.

However, they only managed the effect by scorching equivalent linen material with high-intensity ultra violet lasers, undermining the arguments of other research, they say, which claims the Turin Shroud is a medieval hoax.

Such technology, say researchers from the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (Enea), was far beyond the capability of medieval forgers, whom most experts have credited with making the famous relic.

"The results show that a short and intense burst of UV directional radiation can colour a linen cloth so as to reproduce many of the peculiar characteristics of the body image on the Shroud of Turin," they said.

And in case there was any doubt about the preternatural degree of energy needed to make such distinct marks, the Enea report spells it out: "This degree of power cannot be reproduced by any normal UV source built to date."

A statement by lead researcher, Dr Paolo Di Lazzaro, said: "If our results prompt a philosophical or theological debate, these conclusions we'll leave to the experts; to each person's own conscience," he said.

Luigi Garlaschelli, a professor of chemistry at Pavia University, told The Independent: "The implications are... that the image was formed by a burst of UV energy so intense it could only have been supernatural. But I don't think they've done anything of the sort."
Nikola Tesla

Of course it is, as with the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Sorry to negate your Catholic mysticism masquerading as "research", but just because a UV laser can reproduce the characteristics of the coloration doesn't mean that a UV burst was necessary to create the image. I could use a laser to etch a piece of wood into a crude Catholic figurine; that does not mean that one would need a laser to reproduce any given carving. :p apist:

It's not Jesus. It's Jacques De Molay. Templar forgery.

No one has been able to reproduce a similar effect in any other way. Maybe you've got an explanation?

(Sorry to negate your spergish ideology masquerading as "science".)
Don Johnson

The 'Turin' Shroud is widely considered a genuine Orthodox relic which was in Constantinople until the crusades.
I suppose they got the UV technology from aliens?
I do. It was produced by superficial staining using ochre and vermilion pigments sometime during the middle ages. This is corroborated by radiocarbon dating and chemical analysis of the pigment (source: ).

Here is a counter-example of a passable-looking artificial shroud that was created by superficial staining of a linen cloth, which weakens the claim by the supernaturalists that the shroud is unreproducible by the standards of middle age technology: .

Sensationalist British press reports notwithstanding, it is simply not true that no one has been able to reproduce the pigmentation any other way.
Why don't you scroll down that page? Quite a lively debate about all this.
That doesn't look too definitive either.