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November 26, 2014

imageRuss Breault tells us on his Shroud University website:

Experts from around the world met in St. Louis, MO for the first US conference on the Shroud of Turin since 2008. Here are over 40 papers covering aspects of science, medicine, art and history. Hear and see the latest research in streaming video.

imageThe following presentations from the St. Louis Conference can now be found on YouTube.  Links to them, as shown below, are from Russ’s site:

Frederick Baltz, M.D.

A Galatian Sojourn of the Shroud of Turin? Pollen, Paul, and a Public Portrayal of Christ


Emanuela Marinelli

The Shroud and the iconography of Christ


Daniel Spicer, Ph.D. and Edward Toton, Ph.D.

Charge Separations as the Mechanism for Image Formation on the
Shroud of Turin


Robert W. Siefker

The Shroud: A Critical Summary of Observations, Data and Hypotheses Version 2.0


Barrie Schwortz

Remembering Ray Rogers: A Personal Reflections On The Man And His Work


Rev. Peter Schumacher

Study of Shroud Feature Evidence Using Video and Photogrammetric Analysis Methods


Daniel C. Scavone, Ph.D.

Constantinople Documents as Evidence of the Shroud in Edessa


Charles Mader, Ph.D.

The Raymond Rogers Computer Archive


Ivan Polverari

From the Mandylion to the Shroud


Veronica Piraccini

The prodigious painting "From the Impression of Jesus"


Pam Moon

Further evaluation of the radiocarbon samples


Flavia Manservergi and Enrico Morini

The hypothesis about the Roman flagrum: some clarifications


Paul C. Maloney

Joseph M. Gambescia, M.D. and the Position of the Feet on the Shroud of Turin. The History of an Investigation


Giulio Fanti and Roberto Maggiolo

About the Second Image of Face Detected on the Turin Shroud


Art Lind, Ph.D. and Mark Antonacci

Hypothesis that Explains the Shroud’s Unique Blood Marks and Several Critical Events in the Gospels


Kelly Kearse

A Critical (re)evaluation of the Shroud of Turin blood data: Strength of evidence in the characterization of the bloodstains

**Due to technical issues we could not capture the conclusion of this talk**


Tony Fleming

Biophotonic Hypothesis of the Turin Shroud


Guilio Fanti

A Dozen Years of Shroud Science Group


Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks; End of Conference


Russ Breault

Theology of the Shroud (7 Secrets of the Sacred Shroud)


Cesar Barta, et al.

New discoveries on the Sudarium of Oviedo


Prof. Bruno Barberis

Shroud, science and : dialogue or conflict?


Petrus Soons, M.D.

The Halo Around the Head in the Image of the Man in the Shroud

Jeffrey Skurka, P.E.

The Enigma of the apparent age of the Shroud of Turin Give the 1988 Radiocarbon Dating


David Onysko

The Shekinah Glory of the Lord and the Shroud of Turin


Robert Villarreal

Spectroscopic Analysis of Fibers from the Shroud of Turin–What Do They Mean? by Jon Schoonover, Ph.D.

The Alpha-Particle Irradiation Hypothesis: Entering John’s Gospel, Solving the Mystery of the Shroud


Andrew Silverman, M.D.

Natural, manufactured or ‘miracle’?


Most Rev. Michael Sheridan, Bishop of Colorado Springs

KEYNOTE: Science and the Mysteries of the Shroud


Barrie Schwortz

Using the Shroud of Turin Website


Raymond Schneider, P.E., Ph.D.

Dating the Shroud of Turin: Weighing All the Evidence


Robert Rucker

MCNP Analysis of Neutrons Released from Jesus’ Body in the Ressurrection


Joseph Accetta, Ph.D.

Speculations on the 14th Century Origins of the Turin Shroud


Jack Markwardt

Modern Scholarship and the History of the Shroud of Turin


Sebastien Cataldo

The Mandylion or the story of a man-made relic



Open forum regarding the future of The Shroud research


Roger Bassett

An Artist Explores The Facial Image of the Shroud of Turin


Diana Fulbright and Paolo DiLazzaro

Earthquake-induced Piezonuclear Reactions and the Inage on the Shroud of Turin: Critical remarks


Mark Antonacci

Science and Semantics


Prof. Bruno Barberis

The Future of research on the Shroud


Jack Markwardt

The Full Length History of the Shroud of Turin


  1. November 26, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    This site is still in progress. The audio levels are very low. You will have to crank up the volume very high to hear. I will be re-editing each one to raise the audio levels. As a result the links may change. Not exactly sure when all this will be complete–probably a couple weeks. Thank God for tech-savvy teenagers who will work for $10/hr or none of this would happen.

    • November 27, 2014 at 7:55 am

      AWESOME Russ, This work was instrumental, informative, and invaluable!

  2. November 26, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Also, if you get no audio at all, make sure your flash player is not on mute. Put your curser over the speaker icon and it should tell you if it is muted or not.

  3. Dan
    November 27, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Thanks, Russ. Thanks for the preliminary versions. We will look forward to the improved versions. Keep me informed so I can pass on the information to everyone. We all much appreciate the work you are doing.

  4. Louis
    November 27, 2014 at 7:32 am

    I tried to increase the volume, checking the settings and volume level but nothing could be done as everything was OK. Only the clapping could be heard.

    • November 27, 2014 at 8:20 am

      That is what many are experiencing. It varies. I am seriously bummed. We will have to pull each one into an edit program, raise the audio levels and then repost to Youtube. I think the first thing to do is take them all down and gradually replace them as we get them edited. Thanks for your input.

  5. Louis
    November 27, 2014 at 8:34 am

    This is a wonderful means of knowing at least something of what went on in Saint Louis for all those who did not attend the conference. I noted that Dr. Joseph Accetta was not on the list and wondered why this was so and trust the sound problem will be solved soon.

  6. November 27, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Hmmm. He should be on the list. I will check into that and make the addition. Thanks for letting me know.

  7. Louis
    November 27, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Great, Russ. Dr. Accetta is a highly-qualified scientist and it would be nice to know what he said. There were no patents in the medieval age, so one must know from where Gutenberg and Caxton learnt their craft — just a joke!

  8. November 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    I don’t know if it’s just me, but the sound quality doesn’t seem to be very good.

  9. anoxie
    November 29, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    And what about Thibault’s presentation on the chain of custody of Rogers’ C14 samples?

    • Thibault HEIMBURGER
      November 29, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      Well, I wonder… I was there and made my presentation.
      I don’t remember if Russ was sleeping :-)
      But, it’s not really important.
      You’ll have the entire paper in the next update of shroud.com..soon.

      • anoxie
        November 29, 2014 at 1:24 pm

        Ok, because as far as i could hear Bob’s presentation, he seemed no longer confident in the chain of custody, but i may have misunderstood his speech.

        • Thibault HEIMBURGER
          November 29, 2014 at 2:49 pm

          I don’t think so. Bob clearly reported that Rogers maintained a strict chain of custody on everything he had.
          In my paper, I have shown that there is little doubt that the Raes and radiocarbon Rogers’ samples are both genuine Shroud samples. And more…

          First, we can conclude that the 2008 Bob Villareal paper concluding that the Raes threads are made of cotton (and not linen) is no longer reliable. At the time, they had no ancient/processed linen for comparison.
          “However ageing/processing of linen can dramatically change the spectral characteristics. This make it very difficult to conclusively identify an unknown sample”.
          This explains the discrepancies between Bob’s 2008 paper and my own findings: the large majority of Raes 7 (one of the threads studied by Bob) is made of linen fibers although 10-20% of the fibers are cotton.

          Bob’s problem is that the properties of the threads/fibers analysed by FTIR etc. seem to be very different from of piece to another.
          So, he is very “confused”.

          Bob: “The Shroud data were highly variable. Some fibers appeared very similar to the ancient linen standards. Other were (more ?) similar to modern cotton or processed linen ..”

          Is it not what is expected from a “mixture” of threads in this area?

          I am waiting for the precise data of Bob’s paper.

        • anoxie
          November 30, 2014 at 5:13 am

          “… You don’t know where it comes from, you don’t know what the history of it is, you don’t know who has had this sample… It’s a mystery how we can get anything to agree with these samples if we don’t have of those parameters…”

          You’ve pointed the problem came from the composite nature of the threads.

          Have they tried to analyse individual fibers since 2008?

          Because it looks like he is reinterpreting his 2008 paper wihtout new analyses.

        • Thibault HEIMBURGER
          November 30, 2014 at 5:47 am

          Bob:”You don’t know where it comes from, you don’t know what the history of it is, you don’t know who has had this sample… It’s a mystery how we can get anything to agree with these samples if we don’t have of those parameters…”
          Well, I think the answers are in my paper.

          “Have they tried to analyse individual fibers since 2008?
          Because it looks like he is reinterpreting his 2008 paper without new analyses.”
          That’s why I wish to look at his paper.
          I was there during Bob’s presentation but I must confess that many things were not clear for me because of my poor understanding of spoken English …

      • November 30, 2014 at 7:36 pm

        Thibault, unfortunately I had a tape failure with your talk. My apologies but I won’t have a video of your presentation. Thankfully Barrie will publish your paper on Shroud.com

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