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Updated February 27, 2014





Check here for important announcements and other Shroud of Turin Website news. This page will be updated whenever new page additions, articles and other resources are added to the site. Each item carries a posting date indicating when it first went online. The most recent update appears at the top of the page. As you scroll down through the page, you can review the items that were added this year in chronological order. You should find this an excellent way to sample the evolving content of this website.

Archived Website News pages: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996


Breaking News! Dates Announced for 2015 Shroud Exhibition

The Italian language ANSA News Service just announced the dates for the 2015 Shroud exhibition as April 19th through June 24th. This is a link to their Press Release and here is a rough English translation:

(ANSAmed) - TURIN, Feb. 27 - The exposition of the Holy Shroud in Turin in 2015 will be held from 19 April to 24 June, the feast of St. John the Baptist (the patron saint of Turin) and Don Bosco's feast day. This was established by the Executive Council today to coordinate the work of preparation, indicating that the period of the exposition (67 days) is longer than in the past and for the Pope's visit to Turin, both for the jubilee pilgrimage to Salesian. The dates of the Pope's visit to Turin have not yet been specified. [Editor's Note: A recent press release from the Vatican stated that Pope Francis would visit the Shroud on May 24th].

Of course, we will have much more information for you as soon as the details become available.

UPDATE: Here is a link to an ANSA English article about the exhibition and a link to a Google English translation of the Official Shroud Website (currently only available in Italian) announcing the exhibition.

Posted February 27, 2014
Updated March 2, 2014


The Shroud In The News - February 13, 2014

Is the Shroud of Turin In Relation to the Old Jerusalem Historical Earthquake?

Once again, the Shroud of Turin is in the news, this time because of a new paper titled, Is the Shroud of Turin In Relation to the Old Jerusalem Historical Earthquake? just published in the journal Meccanica. Authored by A. Carpinteri, G. Lacidogna and O. Borla, the paper asserts that neutron radiation generated by a major earthquake could have been responsible for the Shroud's image and could have also modified the cloth in a manner that might have skewed the results of the radiocarbon dating. It has long been our policy not to comment on news releases until the claims they make can be properly evaluated by qualified experts in the related disciplines. However, due to the volume of mail we have been receiving and the fact that the entire paper is readily available online, we decided to make a brief comment on the paper until a more in-depth review can be written by an expert in the field and published in our next regular update.

We should first point out that the idea of radiation creating the image on the Shroud or skewing the radiocarbon dating is not a new one. Over the past few decades it has been proposed by a number of Shroud scholars, including Dr. Jean-Baptiste Rinaudo and Mark Antonacci. After reading the article carefully (and reminding you that this is far from my area of expertise), the only apparent new information it includes is the possibility that the proposed neutron radiation was produced as a by-product of a major earthquake. The authors also provide references to credible evidence that such events can and do occur. However, the issue of radiation and the Shroud was addressed in an article titled, The Shroud of Turin: Radiation Effects, Aging & Image Formation, written by Ray Rogers just before his death and published on Shroud.com posthumously in 2005. Rogers was a chemist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the head of STURP's chemistry group and an expert in the effects of radiation on a wide variety of materials. He based his conclusions on examining and comparing a number of irradiated flax samples, including actual fibers of the Shroud. Once again, you will have to read the materials and decide how significant they are for yourself. We hope to have more information on this in our next update.

Posted February 13, 2014


Shroud.com Celebrates 18th Anniversary January 21, 2014

It is still a bit hard for me to believe that it has been 18 years since I first hit the "send" button and put this website online! The original idea was to create a website to simply share my photographs and some of the STURP data with everyone. Somewhere along the line, it took on a life of its own, and has grown into the largest, oldest and most in-depth archive of Shroud material on the internet. That still amazes me!

Honestly, every time I write this introduction to our anniversary update, it is always with the intention of saying something new and fresh, but it seems that every year I am forced to come back to the same theme: This website would not be possible without the cooperation and participation of all of the researchers, historians, scientists and scholars in the world who allow us to publish their work and all of our loyal viewers (around 800,000 of you in 2013) who visit the site regularly and read millions of our pages a year! By being there, you make our efforts truly satisfying and worthwhile. We could not do this without all of you, so thank you all for making this possible! - Barrie Schwortz, Editor

Here is the Update Table of Contents:

Posted January 21, 2014

Shroud Public Exhibition Scheduled For 2015

The Shroud on Public Display in 2010

Without question, the most important Shroud news in 2013 was the announcement that Pope Francis had authorized a public exhibition of the Shroud in 2015! You can read our original December 4, 2013 Breaking News update which includes links to the official announcment and more. The Shroud will go on public display at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin for 45 days sometime between mid-April and mid-August of 2015. However, the actual dates have not yet been announced and we will do a special update as soon as that occurs. As we get closer to the exhibition and, as we have done in the past, we will also create a special page on the site that will provide additional information, including a list of professional organizations planning pilgrimage tours during the event.

Posted January 21, 2014

Six More Issues of Shroud Spectrum International Added to Archives

Shroud Spectrum International No. 15

For one full year now we have been proudly archiving Shroud Spectrum International (the first and only peer reviewed journal dedicated solely to the study of the Shroud) on this website and are very pleased to add six new issues in this update, bringing us up to Issue #20. With only 42 issues ever published, we are nearly at the 50% mark and hope to complete the archive early in 2015. This is only possible thanks to Dorothy Crispino, the founder and editor of the journal, who gave us permission to reprint it here on this website, along with the extraordinary efforts of Stephen E. Jones, BSTS Member living in Western Australia, who graciously volunteered to do all the scanning and optical character recognition and Ian Wilson, who provided Stephen with the original issues and valuable input. Today's update includes six issues (# 15 through # 20), originally published in 1985 and 1986. Each issue always contains several important articles, often written by legendary sindonologists, and there were some truly extraordinary ones in this latest batch. Take some time and browse through the issues article by article and you will find some true gems.

Since many scholars over the years have used articles from Spectrum as references in their scientific and academic papers, we have retained all the original page numbers and page layouts so the new online versions will remain consistent with the earlier printed references. Also, we have optimized all the photographs and illustrations that accompany the articles and minimized the compression of the pdf files so that the illustrations are the best quality possible. We are sure you will find these truly important journals useful in your studies of the Shroud.

Posted January 21, 2014

BSTS December 2013 Newsletter Issue No. 78 Now Online (with Bonus Material)

BSTS Newsletter No. 78

We are happy to report that the British Society for the Turin Shroud page has been updated and the latest December 2013 Issue No. 78 of the BSTS Newsletter is now online. As we mentioned last year, this is the first issue under the guidance and direction of new editor, Hugh Farey. Hugh has slightly revised the layout and design of the pages and included many more illustrations throughout the issue. As always, this issue includes a number of research articles by well-known Shroud scholars like Ian Wilson, Hugh Duncan and Hugh Farey himself. It also includes articles on recent and future Shroud events, new books and films and much more. Our congratulations to Hugh on accomplishing this major undertaking!

This update also includes some Bonus Material in the form of a a very important (and remarkably prescient) letter written by Ian Wilson to Luigi Gonella on April 30, 1988, on the eve of the 1988 radiocarbon dating of the Shroud. This is from Ian's personal archives and he has graciously allowed us to reprint it here and include it with the other BSTS materials on this site. We hope to include more such historic materials in the future.

Posted January 21, 2014

New Paper Added To Website

Illustration from DNA Analysis and the Shroud of Turin
by Kelly Kearse

After a careful review, the STERA, Inc. Editorial Review Committee has selected one scientific paper to publish in this update. Titled, DNA Analysis and the Shroud of Turin: Development of a Shroud CODIS, the article is by Kelly Kearse, a name becoming very familiar to regular website viewers. This is Kelly's fourth paper on our site and once again, he has taken a very technical subject and made it interesting and understandable for everyone. In this article he clearly explains how the latest refinements in DNA analyses could be applied to the Shroud. Here is the abstract:

Since its development in the mid 1980s, DNA analysis has become a standard procedure utilized by law enforcement and legal systems in the forensic examination of human remains, and to help establish or exclude a connection to a crime scene. The recent progression of gene amplification and enrichment strategies, together with next generation sequencing techniques, have made the analysis of ancient and degraded DNA samples much more feasible than previously imagined. Human DNA has been isolated from the Shroud of Turin, although the results remain rather limited and controversial. Indeed, it is unknown if such DNA truly originates from blood cells present on the cloth or is the result of contamination from exogenous sources. Here, the potential and limitations of modern molecular biology techniques in the analysis of the Shroud of Turin are reviewed, including the evaluation of both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA.

Of course, you will also find this article permanently archived on the Scientific Papers & Articles and the Website Library pages of the site. [Editor's Note: For another recent paper by Kelly Kearse, co-authored with Thibault Heimburger, see the Links To More Information article below.]

Posted January 21, 2014

Shroud Conferences in 2014

Shroud Workshop in Bari, Italy - Official Website

A conference titled, Workshop on Advances in the Turin Shroud Investigation will be held in Bari, Italy, on September 4-5, 2014. The event is being sponsored by the IEEE Italy Section, the Technical University of Bari, Italy and the University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy with the technical co-sponsorship of the CIS (International Center for Turin Shroud Studies), Turin. The list of committee members includes many prominent Shroud scholars and researchers like Bruno Barberis, Francesco Lattarulo, Paolo Di Lazzaro, Nello Balossino, Daniele Murra and many more. The event is being organized by the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering of the Technical University of Bari, Italy. Visit the Workshop Website for the official Call for Papers, deadlines, a complete list of committee members and sponsors, information about the venue and accommodations and much more. Here are the stated aims of the event:

WORKSHOP AIMS: This workshop is an unprecedented opportunity for all those who are interested in contributing to the scientific studies on the Turin Holy Shroud. This world-wide appealing subject is now within the framework of a leading scientific organization such as the IEEE. This workshop aims to present and discuss all the aspects of this peculiar subject, especially concerning, but not limited to the following topics:

Papers which happen to be, fully or in part, within the IEEE fields of interest will be submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® digital library


Shroud Conference in St. Louis, Missouri - Official Website

As we announced last year, an international conference titled, Shroud of Turin: The Controversial Intersection of Faith and Science, will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 9-12, 2014 at the Drury Plaza Inn in Chesterfield, Missouri. The organizing committee extended an invitation to Prof. Bruno Barberis, Director of the International Center of Sindonology in Turin, and he has graciously accepted. The event is co-sponsored by Resurrection of the Shroud Foundation and Salt River Production Group and the Official Conference Website is now available with all the details about the conference, the hotel, submissions, etc. Conference registration is also now available online.

Posted January 21, 2014
Updated January 27, 2014

Links To More Information


The Shroud of Turin for Children Website

As usual, over the past few months we have accumulated a large number of links to valuable Shroud related materials that appear elsewhere on the internet. Although we cannot link to every Shroud article, website or blog, we try to make available on Shroud.com a representative sampling of the best materials currently available. To keep things more organized, we have divided the links into several categories.. Of course, we have also archived them to our Scientific Papers & Articles, Religion & Philosophy or Links To More Information pages. Enjoy!

Website and Blog Links



The Shroud Blood Science of Dr. Pierluigi Baima Bollone

Papers & Articles Links


Miracles of Mary Radio Program Website

Audio & Video Links

Posted January 21, 2014

Shroud Booklist Updated With Polish Language Titles

Shroud Booklist Updated With Polish Language Titles

I am pleased to report that the Shroud of Turin Booklist page of the site has been updated with the addition of thirteen Shroud books written in the Polish language. You can easily find them by using the page search feature of your browser (ctrl-F) and searching on "21 January 2014" since we include the posting date as part of the listing for each new title we add. Our thanks to our friend in Poland (who prefers to be simply called "O.K."), who just last December provided us with an updated Polish translation of our Message From Your Host page. Thank you "O.K."

Posted January 21, 2014

Shroud of Turin News from Finland

Website for Shroud of Turin Exhibit in Tampere, Finland

I first got to know Dr. Juha Hiltunen in 2010, when I worked with him and his team as they developed and created the first ever Shroud exhibition in Finland. His dedication and serious approach to the study of the Shroud was obvious. Since then, we have stayed in touch and he just sent me an update with the latest news from Finland, including a link to the website built for the Shroud exhibit held in Tampere in 2013. The site is published in the Finnish language but includes an option to view in English. It is my pleasure to share it with you here:

Since the publication of Dr. Juha Hiltunen's non-fiction book Valokuva Jeesuksesta? (in Finnish) in 2009, which narrates extensively of the scientific research, history and Biblical associations of the Turin Shroud, annual exhibitions around the topic has been arranged in different cities around Finland. Dr. Hiltunen and Professor Jouko Martikainen have acted as scientific co-ordinators in these and travelled also lecturing of the Turin Shroud in Nordic countries.

The exhibitions thus far have been held in Turku (2010 and 2011), Savonlinna (2012) and Tampere (2013). Next one coming is around Easter this year 2014 in Jyväskylä. In 2015 it will most likely be held in Rauma. Beside this, an association called Facies Domini ry (yet under official registration) has been established recently. Its headquarters are in Tampere, with a permanent lesser scale exhibition situated in the Church of Hervanta. Professional seminars around the topic have also been held, the first one was in Savonlinna (2012), where international guest speakers were Dr. Mark Guscin from Spain and Prof. Bruno Barberis from Italy. It was very successful and received extensive Finnish media coverage. The next seminar will be in Jyväskylä and the international speakers invited to it are Prof. Bruno Barberis and Dr. Alessandro Piana. The website www.shroud.fi was established in 2012. All these, the seminars, an association, websites and the exhibitions particularly, are pioneer projects not only in Finland, but the first of their kind in Nordic countries.

Posted January 21, 2014

Shroud of Turin News From Panama - Special Feature

Petrus Soons gives a Shroud presentation in the Old Basilica (Basilica Antigua) of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City

In October of 2013 my good friend Petrus Soons sent me an update about the inauguration of one of his holograms of the Face of Christ (50 x 60 cm) in the Old Basilica (Antigua Basilica) of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City. I asked him to write a story about the event which he kindly did, and he also included a number of photographs which I have incorporated into the final article titled, Shroud of Turin News from Panama. You can learn more about Petrus' holographic work and see some excellent examples of his results on his website, Shroud of Turin in 3D.

Posted January 21, 2014

News From STERA, Inc.

Shroud of Turin Education and Research Association, Inc.

First, I want to extend a sincere "thank you" to all of our friends and supporters who made contributions to STERA, Inc. last year. It was the best year we ever had and, although the final numbers won't be in until after this update goes online, I believe we set a record for contributions in 2013. Your generosity, friendship and continued support are deeply appreciated.

STERA, Inc. held their second annual Board of Directors meeting on December 22, 2013. Due to the holidays, the meeting was a brief one and only a few items of business were discussed. We first reviewed STERA, Inc.'s activities for 2013, including the various venues I spoke at during the year and the public appearance I made on EWTN in November. The next order of business was a discussion of the recently announced 2015 Shroud Exposition in Turin and the impact it will have on STERA, Inc. I was able to report that we would again be working closely with Canterbury Tours (for the 4th time since 1998) and meeting with their tour groups in Turin. Details are yet to be worked out. I also presented the 2013 Financial Report as of the date of the meeting. There were several other issues and suggestions brought up at the meeting that are still being discussed by the board, so it would be premature to mention them here at this time. We will report on them later in the year.

Thank you again for your support!

Barrie Schwortz
President
Posted January 21, 2014

In Memoriam

Bartolome M. Saucelo, M.D.


It is with great saddness that I must report the passing of long time Shroud scholar, lecturer and author, Bartolome M. Saucelo, M.D., peacefully in his home in South Bend, Indiana on January 1, 2014. Bart, as he was known to most of his friends, founded the Shroud of Turin Society of Northern Indiana and in 2002, authored a book titled, Resurrection Documented - The Shroud of Turin, which he completely revised and updated in 2007. I had the great privilege and pleasure of working with Bart and providing some of the images for his book. We extend our sincerest and deepest sympathies to his wife Doris and the entire Saucelo family, along with his many friends and colleagues. He truly will be missed.

I am taking the liberty of reprinting Bart's obituary here, but you can also go directly to the Tributes.com website if you wish to send your condolences or leave a personal tribute. Here is the direct link: Bart Saucelo Obituary.

Bartolome M. Saucelo, M.D., 88, of South Bend, IN passed away peacefully at home Wednesday morning, January 1, 2014, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on August 24, 1925 to the late Sylvester and Johanna (Matiga) Saucelo in Guiuan Samar, Philippines, and has lived in South Bend, IN since 1965, coming from New York. Along with his parents, one grandson, Elliot Warren; and seven brothers & sisters also preceded him in death. Bartolome retired in June 1997, as a self-employed Family Physician in South Bend, after 38 years. On July 26, 1986, he married Doris A. (Jaroszewski) Witters at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mishawaka, IN. He is survived by his loving wife, Doris A. Saucelo of South Bend, IN; daughter, Terri A. (Steve) Warren of Lisbon Falls, ME; son, Tony (Shelley) Saucelo of Atlanta, GA; and four grandchildren, Charlotte, William, Arthur, and David Warren.

Bartolome was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and Knights of Columbus Santa Maria Council #553, both in South Bend, IN. He was in charge of the Education Department at St. Joseph County Right to Life for three years during the 1990's; founded the Shroud of Turin Society of Northern Indiana; and founded the Global Filipinos Society for Progress. Bartolome was the initial leader for Couples for Christ in South Bend, IN; and was a past president of Catholic Serra Club International. In 2002, he published a book titled, Resurrection Documented. Bartolome was an avid tennis player, enjoyed playing chess, wood- working, and authoring books & articles. The family would like to acknowledge and give thanks to Grace Hospice for the exceptional care which they provided for Bartolome and his family.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, IN, where a Parish Rosary will be prayed at 5:30 p.m. Visitation will also be from 10 – 11 a.m. Saturday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2822 Corpus Christi Drive, South Bend, IN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to: Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2822 Corpus Christi Drive, South Bend, IN 46628 or St. Joseph County Right to Life, 2004 Ironwood Circle, Suite 130, South Bend, IN 46635. To send condolences, please visit, www.kaniewski.com.


In Memoriam

Thottathil-Varughese "TV" Oommen

Sadly, I learned by telephone on January 11th that our good friend, "TV" Oommen, founder of the Bible Discoveries Museum and Teaching Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, died on October 30, 2013, after a long illness. "TV" was an avid student of the Shroud and presented several articles at Shroud conferences over the years, including the Ohio Conference in 2008. According to his wife, Anna, who called me with the news, "TV" was very excited about the upcoming St. Louis conference and was planning to submit a paper and attend the event. We extend our sincerest and deepest sympathies to his wife and the entire Oommen family, along with his many friends and colleagues. He too will truly will be missed.

Again, I am including his obituary here but you can find it directly at this link on Legacy.com: "TV" Oommen Obituary

Dr. Thottathil Varughese "T.V." Oommen, born August 29, 1934 in Tiruvalla, India, went to be with the Lord on October 30, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Annamma. They were married on May 27, 1963 and celebrated their 50th anniversary this year. He has a daughter, Minnie Buerkle, of Vienna, VA (spouse Don Buerkle) and two sons, Roy Oommen (spouse Ruby Oommen) and Regi Oommen (spouse Lorraine King). Dr. Oommen also had seven grandchildren: Rachel Anne Oommen (age 15); Alex Buerkle (age 11); Rebecca Oommen (age 2, deceased 2004); Zachery Buerkle (age 9); Joshua Oommen (age 7); Colin Oommen (age 7); and Shane Oommen (age 2). He is also survived by his three brothers: Thottathil Varughese (twin), Cherian Varughese, and Kurien Varughese; and four sisters: Kunjoojamma Abraham, Aleyamma Varghese, Sosamma Jacob, and Saramma George. An additional three of Dr. Oommen's siblings died when they were infants.

Dr. Oommen retired from A.B.B. in Raleigh, NC as an Advanced Materials Engineer/Advisory Scientist in 2000, where he conducted experiments on improving the efficiency of electrical transformers. At A.B.B., Dr. Oommen earned several patents, including the use of sunflower oil in electrical transformers. Prior to moving to Raleigh, he worked at A.B.B. in Sharon, PA and for Westinghouse in Sharon, PA. Dr. Oommen started his professional career for Westinghouse in Muncie, Indiana in 1977. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1971 from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA), and received post-doctoral degrees at the University of Washington and Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL). Prior to getting his Ph.D., Dr. Oommen was a school teacher in Kerala, India and Ghana, Africa.

Dr. Oommen's two great passions were travel and Biblical archaeology. Often, he would combine both passions by taking trips with his wife to Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Jordan in quests to understand the Bible. He was an avid reader and book collector. A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 4, 2013 at Montlawn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park. The Oommen Family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Montlawn Funeral Home. Arrangements are made by Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC. Condolences can be made at www. Montlawn.com. Published in The News & Observer on Nov. 1, 2013.


In Memoriam

Fr. Jorge Loring Miró, S.J.

On January 14, 2014 we received the sad news from our friend Roger Heny in Venezuela that Fr. Jorge Loring, S.J., noted Spanish author, lecturer and Shroud scholar had passed away on December 25, 2013. We extend our sincerest and deepest sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues for their loss. Since Fr. Loring may not be as familiar to American viewers as he was to those in Europe and South America, Roger included some additional background information with the obituary, which I am including here:

I am enclosing below some information about a major shroud researcher in Spain who passed away on December 25th. Maybe you have met him at some of the International Shroud Congresses. He is Fr. Jorge Loring, S.J., who studied the Shroud for more than forty years. He was a tremendous speaker and the public really enjoyed his way of presenting the facts (you can see him via You Tube). He was known worldwide through TV, radio and through his books. I have written his Memoriam and if possible, you can include it on your webpage.

OBITUARY: Jorge Loring Miró (Barcelona, September 30, 1921 - Malaga, December 25, 2013) age 92. Fr. Loring was a Jesuit priest, essayist and expert in apologetics and recognized for his dissemination and evangelization conducted on television (including EWTN) and radio. He was a great defender of the Holy Shroud, which he studied for the last forty years. Until his death, he gave more than two thousand lectures worldwide on the Shroud. He has published three books on this subject: “The Shroud of Turin its authenticity” 1978 (in Spanish); “The Shroud of Turin Invalid Carbon Trials with the Cagliari Congress Conclusions" (in Spanish) 1990, 2000; “The Shroud of Turin, Two Thousands Years Later” (in Spanish and English) 2002, 2003. [Editor's Note: All three of Fr. Loring's Shroud books are listed on the Shroud Booklist page of this site].

Having written numerous books, the most popular, besides the ones on the Shroud of Turin, was titled, "To Save You, Salvarte," which has reached edition number sixty-three, surpassing one million copies sold in Spain, and was also released in Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, USA, Egypt, Israel, Russia, etc.

He was cited by Joseph Marino in Appendix O of his 2011 book "Wrapped Up In The Shroud," as one of the “Major Shroud Researchers since 1898."

Posted January 21, 2014

Lecture Schedule for 2014

Barrie Schwortz Lecturing at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Minnesota - November 16, 2013
Photos ©2013 Dr. Timothy E. Nagle

My lecture schedule begins earlier this year than it ever has in the past, with my first lectures starting in early February. Last year my lectures started in March and extended all the way to November, which is always somewhat risky, as the weather here in Colorado is often unpredictable at that time of year and flights are commonly delayed or cancelled. Fortunately, the weather was not a major problem in 2013. Since viewers often write me asking where and when I might be giving Shroud presentations, I am again including my upcoming schedule in case I happen to be in your area. If so, please drop by and say hello. Please understand that many of the times and venues are still not finalized and are subject to change. I will do my best to update them before the events if possible. (Note: Dates below include travel days).

Posted January 21, 2014
Updated March 18, 2014

Some Interesting Statistics

Website Statistics for 2013

Just in case you are interested, in calendar year 2013 Shroud.com had 800,000 visitors (up 200,000 from last year and averaging over 2100 visitors per day) that generated 14.1 million hits, viewed 12.6 million files, viewed 2.8 million pages and generated 523 GB of bandwidth! Those numbers have nearly doubled since last year and we thank each and every one of you for your continued support and participation!

In a recent posting on the Shroud of Turin Blog titled FYI: The Big Thirteen, Dan Porter posted a link to the Top Shroud of Turin Websites According to Alexa Popularity Rankings, in which Shroud.com is #1 and Dan's Blog is #2! We are also #1 on all the major search engines, including Google, Yahoo and Bing, and have been for many years. In fact, people often comment to me that we are # 1 on Google and I have to point out that we are four years older than Google! So thank you again for making us NUMBER ONE!

Posted January 21, 2014

The Next Update

It is rather difficult to predict exactly when the next update will go online as I am still in the last throes of finishing this update! However, based on my travel schedule through the spring, it will probably be May or June before the next update is completed. Of course, we will keep you updated on the 2015 Shroud exhibition and will post the dates as soon as that information becomes available. The next regular update will include more issues of Shroud Spectrum International, any important Shroud news, more books, papers and articles, a report on all my travels and a few interesting surprises. So thank you for being there, have a great spring and we'll see you in a few months!

Posted January 21, 2014

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