From a posting in Unsolved Mystery. The quotation is by the late Fr. Albert R. ‘Kim’ Dreisbach, Jr., an Episcopal priest who became a wonderful friend as we both studied the shroud.
When I first began to study the Shroud of Turin, I was convinced it was a crock and it would take me probably less than two hours to put away this pious fraud. After all, anyone with an I.Q. 100 or over knows that all relics by definition are frauds. But I must admit, here I am some 17 years later, I who came to scoff, have stayed to pray. My own personal belief is the shroud is probably authentic.