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THE SKEPTICAL SHROUD OF TURIN WEBSITE presents the historical, artistic, scientific, and microscopic evidence that demonstrates that the Shroud of Turin is a medieval artifact and intentional forgery of the supposed First Century burial cloth of Jesus Christ. The Shroud was created by an artist to lure faithful Fourteenth Century pilgrims to visit a relic displayed for the purpose of encouraging their religious faith and soliciting their monetary offerings. This unfortunate and unethical practice continues in the Twenty-first Century. While we would do well to possess the same enthusiasm and curiosity of Fourteenth Century humans, there is no reason today to emulate their credulity.

This website will include links to (1) all skeptical resources about the Shroud of Turin on the Web, (2) links (as counter-examples) to the major pro-authenticity Shroud websites and articles, and (3) links to news stories about the Shroud that are (a) skeptical, (b) balanced, or (c) lack skepticism and all too commonly imply or explicitly promote its authenticity. This is a common problem with news stories reporting on supernatural, paranormal, and pseudoscientific topics: sensationalism--rather than skepticism--is what sells books, magazines, newspapers, and television and radio advertising. The Skeptical Shroud of Turin website was created to resist this journalistic trend--a trend that panders to public ignorance and credulity--and we wish instead to encourage careful investigation of mysterious phenomena and public education using properly-interpreted scientific and scholarly evidence.


Skeptical Websites and Articles about the Shroud of Turin

Skeptical Books about the Shroud of Turin

Skeptical Journals

Skeptical Articles about the Shroud of Turin


Balanced News Article


Non-Skeptical Pro-Authenticity Websites about the Shroud of Turin

Non-Skeptical Pro-Authenticity Books about the Shroud of Turin

Non-Skeptical Pro-Authenticity Articles about the Shroud of Turin

Non-Skeptical Pro-Authenticity News Articles about the Shroud of Turin

Fanciful and Fantastic Books about the Shroud of Turin


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Contact the Skeptical Shroud of Turin Website administrator Steven Schafersman at freeinquiry@gmail.com.
Last updated: 2012 October 1