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Ultrasound Shows Demon (?) in Womb

By Eowyn @DrEowyn

An eerie ultrasound picture of an unborn baby has gone viral after the image was posted on imgur under the heading “A friend’s ultrasound. when you see it…”.

demon in womb ultrasound

The image shows a strange looking figure next to the fetus — a grotesque creature with a horn on its head and breasts.


Ross Logan reports for the UK Mirror, Jan. 2, 2015, that the picture has been viewed more than 500,000 times since being uploaded a day ago, with opinion divided as to what the figure looks like, the most popular choices being a Hindu goddess, a mermaid or a demon.

There have been other strange things showing up on ultrasounds.

Last year, a woman claimed to see her dead grandfather dad kissing her unborn baby in a 4D scan:

ultrasound of granddad kissing baby

Yvonne Spence and John Reynolds were shocked to spot a strange face in a 6-month scan of their unborn baby:

face in ultrasound

In July, a month before the movie Jurassic World hit cinemas, 29-year-old Leanne Sullivan was shocked to see what appeared to be a dinosaur photo-bombing her unborn baby girl.

dinosaur in ultrasound

In the case of Jon and Lindsay McHale, both 33, they believe the face on their baby Madison’s 4D scan is Jon’s grandmother Kathy.

When the London couple took home the scan of their first child, they noticed a face slowly appear and stay on the screen. Jon, a prison custody officer, said, “I like to think there is a relative watching over Madison and we think the face looks a lot like my grandma Kathy. We like to think it’s Madison’s guardian angel, watching over her.”

Madison is now six and likes to watch the video “with a big grin on her face”. Jon said when they went to his grandparents’ house, Madison “spoke of an old lady with white hair in the front room and on the stairs, just like her Great Nan Kath, even though she never met her”.

Are these strange ultrasound images mere pareidolia — a psychological phenomenon of our minds seeing a familiar pattern of something where none actually exists? What do you think?


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