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Who is the figure so enigmatically depicted on the cloth?

"It is either the most awesome and instructive relic of Jesus Christ in existence or it is the most ingenious, unbelievably clever, product of the human mind and hand on record. It is one or the other. There is no middle ground." Author, John Walsh

I contend that to anyone who has taken the trouble to investigate the Shroud of Turin for themselves - with an open mind - the claim made above by the author, John Walsh, is likely to be their conclusion, too. If this sounds unlikely just look closely at the images above. On the left is the image as it appears to the eye. On the right is the same image in black and white and rendered as a negative - i.e. with light and dark reversed. Try and ignore the patches running up both sides. These are scars from a fire in 1532.

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David Rolfe

Producer/Director and Editor of the British Society for the Turin Shroud Newsletter.

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Filming the Shroud in 2009.

I have made a study of the subject through four documentaries made over a period of over forty years starting with The Silent Witness, winner of a British Academy Award and many other international prizes. In 2009 I was given exclusive permission to film the Shroud in HD for the first time. This footage was used in my own films and is also displayed within the Museum of the Shroud in Turin. If you think the C14 test carried out in 1988 was the last word on the subject view my film A Grave Injustice below.

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