posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 10:43 AM
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."
If you have not seen the Turin shroud here are some pictures:
The Shroud of Turin: modern photo of the face, positive left, negative right. Negative has been contrast enhanced:
Full lenge Shroud:
What are your thoughts... Do you think this proves that the shroud is in-fact the real burial cloth of Jesus of Nazereth? In my personal opinion the
proof is strong, especially after this new evidence has been brought forward by the Italian government. No way is it a medieval hoax they didn't even
have the technology to make such a thing back then. Ether way this is extremely interesting if you ask me. I don't expect any atheist to believe it so
this thread isn't for you... For everyone else I'd like to hear what you have to say!
For anyone that's never heard of the Shroud before here's a link to the wikipedia:
"The Shroud of Turin or Turin Shroud (Italian: Sindone di Torino, Sacra Sindone) is a linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have
suffered physical trauma in a manner consistent with crucifixion."
If this is in fact the true burial cloth of Jesus Christ what would this change?
edit on 22-12-2011 by RevelationGeneration because: (no reason