Woman stunned by heartwarming discovery in her ultrasound

A pregnant woman claims her late father has appeared in an ultrasound scan of her unborn second child.

Shantel Carrillo, from San Diego, California, posted an image to Reddit on Friday of her father holding her first child, born in 2009, next to the more recent scanned image.

“My late father showing up in my second daughter’s ultrasound,” she wrote.

The silhouette of her father’s face appears to be looking at the unborn child, due in April.

Ms Carrillo said she didn’t notice the uncanny resemblance until she posted the ultrasound on Facebook.

Shantel Carrillo, from San Diego, California, posted an image to Reddit on Friday of her father holding her first child, born in 2009, next to the recent scanned image. Source: Reddit

“People were messaging me saying it looks like someone is kissing your baby,” Ms Carrillo told Kens5.

"People that actually knew my dad were like 'That looks like Chuck. That looks like your dad’."

Ms Carillo said she then went looking for a picture of her father.

“I found a picture of my dad holding my first daughter and it’s like the exact same thing - it’s crazy,” she said, referencing the eerily similar pictures of his profile.

Ms Carillo’s father died in 2016.

Her Reddit post quickly went viral over the weekend, with some critics claiming the ultrasound was photoshopped.

“It’s 100 per cent real,” she retorted.

Ms Carrillo said she didn’t notice the uncanny resemblance until she posted the ultrasound on Facebook. Source: Facebook

Others chimed in with their own stories about late loved ones.

“My father died in May of 2017. Less than a month later, my wife went into labor at 25 weeks. As we were going to bed in the hospital one night I saw my dad leaning against the sink, smiling at us. I took that as a sign that he was watching over our son. The next day, our son was born,” one man wrote.

“That’s amazing…when I was around one or two I kept giggling and talking to nothing. When my mom asked who it was, I kept saying ‘Bernice!’ Eventually later she asked who Bernice was, and I said ‘Grandma.’ My mom’s grandma Bernice died a long time before I was born,” a woman said. 

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