Stereo Microscope Examination

Forensic Analytical’s report indicates that they also examined the material with a stereo microscope. Their observations from the report:

“Item 1-2 consisted of a stopped glass tube, labelled ‘26 de Agosto de 1996 Muestra Humeda 5 de Octubre de 1999’, with clear liquid containing dark reddish-brown, unidentified material. The material was examined with the aid of a stereo-microscope: while wet the reddish-brown material was observed to be attached to whitish fibrous material, but no identifiable characteristics were noted; on drying, dark brown particulate material was observed.”

Unseen, Annexure A

I think this is what Tesererio is referencing when he says that the heart tissue was integrated with the host. The obvious problem here is that while wet communion wafers are white, they are not fibrous. So whatever the reddish-brown substance is attached to, it’s not the wafer.

Many microorganisms are fibrous in appearance. For example, that fuzzy white bread mould that can clearly be seen in the pictures of the wafer. I suspect that is the actual substance they were examining.

The other interesting observation was that it dried into dark brown particulate material. Heart tissue is muscle. If you dry it, you get jerky, not particulate material.

Overall, there is nothing in these observations that would suggest the substance is heart tissue, but unfortunately not much that helps identify it either.

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