The Internet is freaking out over a photo of an ultrasound that looks like there’s a demon hiding in it.
Ultrasounds are very exciting events for expectant parents! Through the marvel of modern technology, it’s possible for people to see their fetus floating around in its little amniotic sac long before it’s born. That’s obviously a very meaningful and important thing for the parents, and probably for the fetus’ future grandparents as well, but other than those people, well, no one else really cares.
Let’s face it. Unless they’re yours, ultrasounds are boring. When one’s friends are of childbearing age, one’s Facebook page pretty quickly becomes an endless string of virtually identical blobs, because to the untrained eye, all ultrasounds look more or less the same. That is, of course, unless there’s a demon hiding in it, as is the case with this ultrasound photo that is currently going viral across the Internet.
The photo was posted to the “Creepy” subforum on Reddit, and it’s not hard to see why. At first glance, it looks like a completely normal and unremarkable ultrasound photo of a fetus just kicking back and relaxing in the womb. But off to the right there appears to be a shading pattern that looks a heck of a lot like a demon grinning ominously at the fetus. OK, some people thought the spot pattern looked like a mermaid, or maybe a goddess, but most people saw the face of Satan hovering in the ultrasound.
Here’s a close-up of what people are seeing as the “demon”:
The original poster says the ultrasound technicians did not have any answers as to what made it look like there was a demon in the ultrasound, but said they had never seen anything quite like it before. It does seem to be human nature to look for patterns in things, which is why people keep seeing the face of God in Cheetos and things like that. But that doesn’t make it any less entertaining when it happens.
Normal ultrasounds are pretty boring, but ultrasounds full of weird shadow demons are apparently fascinating, because the photo has been viewed on Imgur more than 1.2 million times and counting. Not long after people started to see the demon, they started imagining even more creepy things in there. Several spotted a screaming face to the left of the fetus, while others argued that the face was laughing or smiling.
The fetus was not completely upstaged by the shadow demons though, because while other users were distracted by the demons, at least one person did notice the fetus itself and lobbed a pretty funny quip in its direction.
This is certainly one way to get people to pay attention to one’s ultrasound photo! And while a demon looming in the ultrasound isn’t the sort of thing one would generally view as a good omen, there’s no reason to worry about the fetus. The original user reports that the baby was born and is doing just fine and as yet, has shown no inclination of being the Antichrist.