The following is from a reader in Chicago:

For Immediate Release

imageMargaritaville, Bimini – April 1, 2012 – Conspiracy theorists Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince (yes, that really is a picture of them) announced the release of their latest book, “Okay, So Leonardo Didn’t Do It.

“Our main thesis has been that the shroud was a self portrait of Leonardo da Vinci,” said Clive. “Then I realized how much I looked like Leonardo. That meant we needed a new theory.”

imageCapitalizing on the work of ENEA in Italy, the couple concluded that the shroud was painted by the American artist Jackson Pollock (1912 – 1956).

At first, believing that the Italian scientist Paolo de Lazzaro was right, we tried a gazillion-volt laser. The results, as you can see, were promising. 


imageLater, with the help of a graphics artist from the Granada College of Surfing Technology, we discovered an improved method, pictured here, that comes very close to corona discharge. The photograph even shows how Pollock was able to add travertine aragonite from the soul of his shoe.

Picknett and Prince recently published an article in Fortean about another of their books, “The Stargate Conspiracy.”

Yes, this is the cover line: Pyramid Scheme Revealed: The CIA’s Drug Fuelled Plot to Bring Back Egypt’s Ancient Gods.

This last part about the article in Fortean is not part of the April Fools day joke. Here is the cover shot, for real: