LITERALLY!!! New research claims that a tremor in Jerusalem around the time Jesus died (mentioned in the New Testament) released neutron emissions that could have created the famous image, and also messed with radiocarbon levels — and hence affected Carbon-14 testing that indicated the shroud was a medieval forgery.
The group of scientists, led by Alberto Carpinteri of the Politecnico di Torino in Italy, suspect high-frequency pressure waves generated in the Earth’s crust during this earthquake could have produced significant neutron emissions. (They simulated this by crushing very brittle rock specimens under a press machine.)
These neutron emissions could have interacted directly with nitrogen atoms in the linen fibers, inducing chemical reactions that created the distinctive face image on the shroud, the scientists say. The reactions also could have led to “a wrong radiocarbon dating”.
Read more in Live Science http://www.livescience.com/43276-ancient-earthquake-shroud-of-turin.html