Baby ultrasound looked like evil Star Wars lord


A US couple's ultrasound showed their baby looked like the evil Star Wars emperor Palpatine.

According to a report in London's Daily Mail, Heather Large spotted Luke Skywalker's power-hungry nemesis during her 20-week scan.

The 39-year-old mum-to-be was having her ultrasound with husband Toby, 33, in Illinois, when they caught sight of "the shadowy Dark Lord".

Fortunately, when baby Bowie was born, he looked nothing like the overlord, the Daily Mail reports.

Palpatine was mentor to Darth Vader, known in later episodes as Darth Sidious and was played in the films by English actor Ian McDiarmid.

"During the ultrasound, Heather noticed that one of the images appeared to look like Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars," Mr Large told the Daily Mail. "At this point, everyone in the room had a laugh, including our eight-year-old daughter Hannah and the ultrasound technician.

"At the end of the ultrasound, the tech asked us if we would like to include that image on our take-home CD, since we were so amused."

The Daily Mail says that Mr Large only realised the scan of his son Bowie, who is now eight-months-old, would cause a fuss among Star Wars fans when he uploaded it to his webpage last week.