A mother-to-be in Ireland was shocked to discover the face of her late grandmother smiling at her in an ultrasound.
Earlier this month, 23-year-old Debbie King visited the hospital for her 20-week scan. After receiving photos from the ultrasound, King noticed a face in her unborn daughter’s head while showing it to friends.
“The scan was on the side of my fridge and I didn't pay much attention because I just thought all of the scans looked the same,” she said. “It wasn't until my friend said she could see a face that I looked at it properly. As soon as I did I could see it was Nanny. It's not like you've even got to squint. I showed it to a few other people and they agreed it looks like her. They thought it was the strangest thing that they have ever seen in their whole lives.”
The face in the ultrasound photo bared a striking resemblance to King’s grandmother, Teresa, who died in 2012 at the age of 82. Teresa, who was married for 30 years and had four children and six grandchildren, battled dementia for two years before her passing.
“I used to talk to her about everything,” King said. “I still ask her things in my head and this has made me realise [sic] she's listening. It feels like she is watching over us. It has made me feel a lot more at ease during the pregnancy.”
King’s sister Amanda also noticed the resemblance, and said she feels as though it’s a sign that their grandmother is still with them.
“When I looked at the picture the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. It was the creepiest thing I have ever seen,” she said.
“Obviously when someone really close to you passes away, you look for signs of them everywhere and we were wondering if that's what we were doing. But everyone agreed that the family resemblance is uncanny. Me and Debbie are strong believers that no one is ever really gone and we feel like Nanny is in her final resting place now. She's letting us know that she's there and she's happy.”
Amanda also said she believes the ultrasound is a sign of smooth sailing ahead for her sister’s pregnancy.
“Debbie fell pregnant in September and she has always been worried about the pregnancy, because this is her first child,” she said. “This is her way of reassuring us and making sure this baby arrives safe and sound. We have a guardian angel minding our new arrival and feel blessed to know Nanny is watching.”
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