Below is a negative of the face on the Shroud of Turin.  It was taken by Giuseppe Enri in 1931.

Shroud of Turin Conference 2017

on the latest research and new evidence on the history, DNA, pollen, image formation, and dating of the Shroud of Turin.  This will include carbon dating, also called radiocarbon dating.

Below is a positive of the front

image on the Shroud of Turin.

Photos from the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) testing on the Shroud in 1978:​

Below are negatives of the front and

back images on the Shroud of Turin.

Lecture Tour on the Shroud of Turin

Bob Rucker will be doing PowerPoint presentations on the Shroud of Turin at the following locations.   Mark Antonacci will be joining him for the presentations in the San Francisco bay area.


Date              Day                      Location                                                                               Lecture Times


4-1-17      Saturday        Richland Public Library                                               10:00 am to 12:00 noon
                                                  955 Northgate Drive, Richland, WA


4-2-17      Sunday           Kennewick Public Library                                            2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
                                                 1620 S. Union St., Kennewick, WA

4-6-17      Thursday      Tracy Public Library                                                         1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
                                                 20 E. Eaton Ave., Tracy, CA


4-6-17      Thursday      Clunie Community Center                                            6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
                                                 601 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento, CA 

4-7-17      Friday            Fremont Main Library                                                       2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
                                                2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, CA 

4-7-17      Friday            Mountain View Community Center                          6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
                                                201 South Rengstorff Ave.,

                                                Mountain View, CA


4-8-17      Saturday      San Francisco Public Library                                          10:30 am to 12:30 pm
                                                Koret Auditorium
                                                100 Larkin St., Ste. 602, San Francisco, CA


4-8-17      Saturday       Livermore Public Library                                                  2:15 pm to 4:15 pm
                                                Community Rooms A & B
                                                1188 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore, CA 

4-9-17      Sunday         Robert Livermore Community Center                      2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
                                               Cresta Blanca North room
                                               4444 East Ave., Livermore, CA 94550 

4-9-17      Sunday         Walnut Creek Library, Oak View Room                    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
                                               1644 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 

4-10-17    Monday       Richmond Public Library                                                   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
                                                325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA, 94804 

4-10-17    Monday       David Brower Center, Tamalpais room                   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
                                                2150 Allston Way Ste 100, Berkeley, CA 

4-11-17    Tuesday       Rinconada Library                                                                2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
                                                1213 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA, 94303 

4-11-17    Tuesday       Central Park Library                                                            6:15 pm to 8:15 pm
                                                 Margie Edinger Community Room
                                                 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA, 95051 

4-12-17    Wednesday    Redwood Shores Public Library                              10:30 am to 12:30 pm
                                                     Community Room
                                                     399 Marine Pkwy, Redwood City, CA

4-12-17    Wednesday    Village Square Branch Library                                  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
                                                     4001 Evergreen Village Sq.,

                                                     San Jose, CA, 95135 

4-13-17    Thursday        Redding Public Library                                                  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

                                                   Community room, 1100 Parkview Ave.
                                                   Redding, CA, 96001 

4-14-17    Friday              Medford Public Library                                                 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
                                                   205 South Central Ave., Medford, OR, 97501 

4-14-17    Friday             Eugene Public Library                                                     4:45 pm to 5:45 pm
                                                  Bascom / Tykeson room
                                                 100 W. 10Th Ave, Eugene, OR, 97401 

4-15-17    Saturday        Corvallis Public Library                                               10:30 am to 12:30 pm
                                                   645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR, 97330 

4-15-17    Saturday        Hillsdale Library                                                                3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
                                                  1525 SW Sunset Blvd, Portland, OR 

4-16-17    Sunday           Midland Library                                                                  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
                                                  805 SE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 

4-17-17    Monday         Cascade Park Community Library                          4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
                                                  Community Room
                                                  600 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver, WA 

4-18-17    Tuesday         Olympia Timberland Library                                      2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
                                                   Main Meeting Room
                                                  313 8th Ave SE Olympia, WA 

4-19-17    Wednesday    Tacoma Public Library, Olympic Room             4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
                                                     1102 Tacoma Ave South, Tacoma, WA 

4-20-17    Thursday        Seattle Southwest Library                                         4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
                                                    SW Meeting Room
                                                    9010 35th Ave, Seattle, WA 

5-27-17    Saturday         Redmond Library, Room 2                                         2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
                                                   15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA 

5-28-17    Sunday           Everett Public Library, Main Auditorium            2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
                                                  2702 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA



The purposes for these presentations are the following:


  • To go to major research centers to locate and motivate highly qualified people to do research on the Shroud.
  • To encourage potential researchers and others to come to the 2017 Shroud conference.
  • To go to major population centers to educate people about the Shroud and the need for additional testing.
  • To encourage people to learn about the Shroud so that they can help promote research on the Shroud.
  • To give people an opportunity to donate to the cost of promoting and doing research on the Shroud of Turin.  All donations will go to the Test the Shroud Foundation in St. Louis, which is a 501 C(3) non-profit organization, so that all donations will be tax deductible.


Individuals that want to help us with finances, publicity, or in other ways at these locations should contact Bob Rucker (509-375-4770, robertarucker@yahoo.com) or Mark Antonacci (314-704-0537, antonaccilaw@aol.com).  The following locations are being considered for later presentations:


  •   Spokane, WA
  •   Boise, ID
  •   Idaho Falls, ID  (Idaho National Laboratory)  St. Louis, MO
  •   Batavia, Illinois  (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)
  •   Lemont, Illinois  (Argonne National Laboratory)
  •   Chicago, Illinois
  •   Oak Ridge, TN  (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  •   Huntsville, AL  (NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center)
  •   Memphis, TN
  •   Oklahoma City, OK
  •   Los Alamos, NM  (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  •   Albuquerque, NM  (Sandia National Laboratory)
  •   Los Cruces, NM
  •   Tucson, AR  (C14 dating laboratory at the U. of Arizona)
  •   Phoenix, AR
  •   San Diego, CA  (SAIC defense contractor)
  •   Pasadena, CA  (NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Seeking Solutions to the Mysteries of the Shroud