Winter Solstice 2011: Shroud of Turin Not a Fake, Space Ball Lands in Southern Africa

Researchers say Shroud of Turin is authentic; No scientific explanation for Shroud of Turin, scientists conclude

ROME, ITALY - Recent findings about the Shroud of Turin have been released just before Christmas 2011. The report found that the burial cloth of Jesus Christ was created by a "supernatural flash of light." Also known more commonly as the Shroud of Turin, this piece of fabric measuring 14 feet  by 3 feet was once believed to have been forged during the Middle Ages.

The findings were released in November of this year by Italy’s National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Development. The reports found that the Shroud of Turin “achieved a very superficial, Shroud-like coloration of linen yarns,” according to a report on

The tests they ran fell short of the characteristics of the real Shroud, which caused them to conclude that Jesus’s burial cloth could not have been forged or faked in Medieval times with the technology they had available, as has been theorized during past studies.

“We have shown that the most advanced technology available today is unable to replicate all the characteristics of the Shroud image,” lead researcher Paolo Di Lazzaro told in an email earlier.

The Shroud of Turin is believed by many to have been wrapped around Jesus’s body after death. The mysterious imprint  is believed to be the result of a flash of light during the Resurrection.

“The double image (front and back) of a scourged and crucified man, barely visible on the linen cloth of the Shroud of Turin, has many physical and chemical characteristics that are so particular that the staining, which is identical in all its facets, would be impossible to obtain today in a laboratory,” the report says.

“This inability to repeat (and thereby falsify) the image on the Shroud makes it impossible to formulate a reliable hypothesis on how the impression was made.”

Additionally, a large, hollow metal "space ball" landed in Africa.

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