Image goes viral after image spotted in ultrasound photo
A Californian mother has claimed her ultrasound picture shows the image of her late father kissing her unborn daughter.
Shantel Carrillo, 30, from Santee, posted the ultrasound image to social media before her friends noticed something unusual.
Shantel told NBC San Diego:
“Right when I posted it, like 30 seconds later, someone was like, ‘There’s an angel kissing your baby.”
Carrillo decided to post the image on Reddit, and soon, her baby’s close-up went viral.
With that, came a lot of attention and, naturally, a lot of naysayers.
Carrillo said many people online had accused her of using Photoshop to alter the ultrasound, but she insisted that’s not the case.
“No, I’m not going to do that,” she told NBC 7.
Shantel believes the figure that can be seen kissing her daughter in the womb is her late father, Chuck, who passed away in 2016.
The image shows a figure in the top left corner, which Shantel believes resembles her father.
“It has his nose, his little chubby cheeks, his little double chin, and my dad wore a hat like all the time,” she said.
“It looks like the bill of his hat, and his lips are just touching hers so perfectly,” Shantel told ABC10.
“He’s around; he’s doing his job – being a granddad,” she added.
“I was shocked; I was like, ‘Wow.’ It looked like my grandpa,” Myree said.
“I kind of think it is him.”
The scan was posted alongside a picture of her father holding her first daughter, Myree.
Shantel said her father would be ‘over the moon’ to now be part of her second daughter’s life.
Despite admitting the figure could be her placenta, she is still overjoyed at the unique picture.
But what is even more mysterious, her daughter is due in April, which is also the same month her father was born.