About the Author
The Whagners are internationally recognized Shroud researchers, having been actively involved since 1979. They developed the Polarized Image Overlay Technique for doing exacting image comparisions. They are cofounders of the Council for Study of the Shroud of Turin (CSST), a non-profit organization whose mission is to do research on the Shroud of Truin and related Relics of the Passion; to publish the findings; and to establish a center for display, research, and education. Alan is the Chairman of the CSST Board of Directors. Mary is Secretary of the Board and editor of the newsletter CSST NEWS.
They have two daughters, Elizabeth and Ruth, and six grandchildren. They are active members of Duke Memorial United Methodist Church in Durham, North Carolina, where they reside.