Baby Scan Reveals Something Unusual For Mom-To-Be (Photo)

| by Lauren Briggs
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A pregnant U.K. woman saw what she believes to be her late grandfather's face kissing her unborn baby in a 4D baby scan.

"It's really spooky," said Jade Hornsby, according to the Huffington Post. "It looks just like him and you can see him more clearly than my daughter."

The 21-year-old mother-to-be did not notice anything unusual about the October 2013 scan, which was a gift from her mother, 47-year-old Lesley Bineham, until she got home and scrutinized the pictures.

Because of the harsh lights and shadows in 4D scans, some parents find it very difficult to distinguish the outline of their baby. Hornsby, however, saw more than just her daughter in one image. She said that she could clearly make out the face of her grandfather, Jack Hornsby, who died in 2007, kissing the fetus.

"The lips are puckering up as if he's about to kiss her on the cheek," the young mom said. "You can make out the eyes, nose and mouth so clearly."

Hornsby said that her mother was the one who first spotted the man's likeness.

"We just couldn't believe it," Hornsby said. "It's as if he's blessing her in the womb."

While some might find this unsettling or sinister, Hornsby welcomed the apparition.

"I found it really comforting," she said. "I have good memories of my grandfather."

Hornsby had a smooth delivery. She gave birth to Lacey-Mae Head, who is now almost 2 years old, in October 2013 at Queens Hospital in Romford, England. Head weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces.

"It is like someone was looking over her," Hornsby added.

This is not the first time pregnant mothers have claimed to see family members' faces in their baby scans. In July of this year, a U.K. woman said that she saw her recently deceased mother's face in her baby's ultrasound after lamenting that her mother died before she could share news of her pregnancy, The Blaze reported at the time.

Sources: Huffington Post, The Blaze
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