The shroud of Turin, a medieval forgery, fooled a team of 31 influential US scientists in the 1980's. Who forged it and how?

Investigators for the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) include:

Joseph S. Accetta, Lockheed Corporation*

Steven Baumgart, U.S. Air Force Weapons Laboratories*

John D. German, U.S. Air Force Weapons Laboratories*

Ernest H. Brooks II, Brooks Institute of Photography*

Mark Evans, Brooks Institute of Photography*

Vernon D. Miller, Brooks Institute of Photography*

Robert Bucklin, Harris County,Texas, Medical Examiner's Office

Donald Devan, Oceanographic Services Inc.*

Rudolph J. Dichtl, University of Colorado*

Robert Dinegar, Los Alamos National Scientific Laboratories*

Donald & Joan Janney, Los Alamos National Scientific Laboratories*

J. Ronald London, Los Alamos National Scientific Laboratories*

Roger A. Morris, Los Alamos National Scientific Laboratories*

Ray Rogers, Los Alamos National Scientific Laboratories*

Larry Schwalbe, Los Alamos National Scientific Laboratories

Diane Soran, Los Alamos National Scientific Laboratories

Kenneth E. Stevenson, IBM*

Al Adler, Western Connecticut State University

Thomas F. D'Muhala, Nuclear Technology Corporation*

Jim Drusik, Los Angeles County Museum

Joseph Gambescia, St. Agnes Medical Center

Roger & Marty Gilbert, Oriel Corporation*

Thomas Haverty, Rocky Mountain Thermograph*

John Heller, New England Institute

John P. Jackson, U.S. Air Force Academy*

Eric J. Jumper, U.S. Air Force Academy*

Jean Lorre, Jet Propulsion Laboratory*

Donald J. Lynn, Jet Propulsion Laboratory*

Robert W. Mottern, Sandia Laboratories*

Samuel Pellicori, Sant

6 Answers

  • Bobby
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    At about that time, I read that scientists were pretty certain that it was not old enough. I don't know what exactly your 31 scientists concluded. Can you give more information?

  • Hi
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    The shroud of Turin is a lovely work of art.

    A simple observation: the shroud is a single piece that was wrapped over his head, therefore the section between the front image and the back image should be joined. So the image would look kind of like a Siamese twin.

    I have also recently seen a very good documentary where a professor explained in detail how a "primitive" method of photography was applied to this material to imprint an image.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    You should have waited to pick a best answer because the idiot you picked didnt know that the 88 carbon dating was invalidated a long time ago by agnostic Chemist Ray Rogers , senior fellow from the prestigious Los Alamos Labs in his chemical analysis research published in the peer reviewed chemical journal thermochimica acta, where Rogers followed the standard procedure and did a chemical analysis test on the 88 test piece and found that it was a competely different chemical composition then the rest of the shroud thereby invalidating it.

    Not only this but Rogers found madder due in the test piece and found it no where else on the shroud. He also found an end to end cotton splice where cotton was interwoven in with the regular shroud linen. He knew instantly that this area was reweaved by an expert French invisible reweaver that could fool the naked eye of even the best textile experts, but it couldn't fool a chemist like Rogers .

    He finished it off by doing a vanillin test on the test area as well as on all the other areas of the shroud. He found that the test area came up positive for vanillin making a much newer piece of material then the rest of the shroud which tested negative for vanillin.

    The rest of the shroud was then dated by its lack of vanillin content by Rogers to be between 1300 to 3000 years old totally destroying the 700 year old date of the 1988 c14 test.

    The reason for the wide date range is that no one knows the exact conditions that the shroud was kept in during ancient times before it was moved to Italy .

    But the vanillin test puts it well within the time of Christ walking the earth.

    Here is a link to Rogers peer reviewed paper

  • Pat
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    No one forged it.

    It is a real shroud, used on a real dead guy's body

    As the body decomposed, the fluids stained the cloth.

    Soldiers found it during the Crusades and thought it was from Christ because they didn't understand the process.

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  • odd
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Uh, who said it was a forgery, if it "fooled" 31 influential US scientists? Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher?

  • 7 years ago

    The same people who've got you schnookered with 'Global Warming'.

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