Detectives claim to have revealed how Jesus Christ looked as a child – based on computer forensics and the Shroud of Turin. Yes, it really is as totally ridiculous as it sounds.
Using the Turin Shroud, the supposed burial cloth of Jesus, police investigators have generated a photo-fit image from the negative facial image on the material. And from this they reversed the ageing process to create an image of a young Jesus, by reducing the size of the jaw, raising the chin and straightening the nose.
Evidence is clear that this is not actually the burial cloth of Christ. The image does not align to an actual face covering (which would be distorted, not this perfect, almost like a painting… hmm). This view of Jesus is similar to cultural depictions of the 13th century – from when the cloth was dated.
So, this new image of the boy Jesus was extrapolated from an adult image on a piece of cloth that is more the work of an artist than a real-life depiction. It’s not even doubtful, it’s just all around bogus.
Unsurprisingly, there is a TV show on the way featuring this image and its derivation. The shroud is currently on display of the Shroud at Turin Cathedral.