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Jesus in an Ultrasound
imageFollowing hot on the heels of the chocolate Virgin Mary (which, as many people pointed out, looked more like the Maltese Falcon) comes: Jesus as seen on an ultrasound picture.

Seven months through her pregnancy, Laura Turner went for a routine ultrasound. She already knew that her son had a cleft lip, and she and her partner had been told there was a possibility of the child having Down's Syndrome. She says that she didn't notice anything particularly odd about the scan until a friend pointed it out once they got home.

'The pregnancy has been fairly difficult so to see a likeness of Jesus in the picture gives me a lot of comfort.

'It's as if someone is watching over Joshua. It's helped make us feel more at ease and although I'm not very religious, seeing the picture does reassure me that things are going to turn out okay and that Joshua will be our little miracle.'

I suppose that, what with the difficult pregnancy, it's a very heartening sign for her.
Categories: Birth/Babies, Health/Medicine, Pareidolia, Photos/Videos, Psychology, Religion
Posted by Boo on Thu Aug 24, 2006
Comments (12)
Nah that's not Jesus... wait a minute... OMG it's John Lennon!
Posted by Ed  on  Thu Aug 24, 2006  at  08:54 AM
Looks more like the Virgin Mary to me. Can't these people get their miracles straight?
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Thu Aug 24, 2006  at  10:01 AM
That's only one picture. A whole lot more ultrasounds reveal images of the Roman god Priapus. cheese
Posted by Phred22  in  Maryland  on  Thu Aug 24, 2006  at  10:32 AM
Isn't that the little girl from The Ring?
Posted by kevin  on  Thu Aug 24, 2006  at  11:17 AM
That's not John Lennon, that Rowlf the Dog, the puppet character who was on the Tonight Show in the 1960s.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Gun Barrel City, Texas  on  Thu Aug 24, 2006  at  01:02 PM
An earlier Jesus Ultrasound image.
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Thu Aug 24, 2006  at  01:29 PM
I see Jesus everywhere... of course... that's not being specific. I see the Hispanic Jesus's and then the white guys who don't know what a haircut is Jesus's and... so many others....

One time I saw a sign that said "Vote Jesus for water committee" You can't go wrong with that!
Posted by Mera  on  Fri Aug 25, 2006  at  03:27 AM
They'll make a killing on eBay!
Posted by nidrian  on  Fri Aug 25, 2006  at  04:37 PM
It is Gandalf.
Posted by medafen  in  Greece  on  Fri Aug 25, 2006  at  09:44 PM
If it is a face it is a deformed one. The eyes are to far apart, there is no nose, the mouth is crooked, in other words it is nothing more than light and shadow.
Posted by Johan  on  Sat Aug 26, 2006  at  12:18 PM
The human mind loves to fool itself,especially when we are desperate for a "sign".Is she believes it
Posted by nitedrive  in  sweden  on  Mon Aug 28, 2006  at  05:33 AM
I can never see anything in ultrasounds anyway. People shove tham at me, cooing 'you can see his little legs!' and all I can see is an amorphous black and white blob. Could be a picture of bird droppings for all I can tell. Though I did hear about one ultrasound picture that apparently looked exactly like the baby's dead grandfather....the parents thought it meant he was watching over the baby, i just thought 'I can't see it.....'
Posted by Nona  in  London  on  Thu Mar 15, 2007  at  09:00 AM
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