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Unborn Baby Footprint Image in Email Forward

Image that arrives by email displays the clearly visible impression of an unborn baby's foot on the mother's stomach (Full commentary below).

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Example:(Submitted via email, October 2004)
Subject: FW: Breath-Taking Picture Of The Year

Wow! Amazing!!!!

Unborn Footprint

The email containing this rather amazing image has been circulating since August 2004. Is the image a real depiction or a fake created with image manipulation software? At this point, no one seems to know for sure (except for the originators of the image, who so far appear to have remained silent).

The image has certainly created a lot of online debate, both for and against. Many people are of the opinion that an average uterus would be too thick and tough for anything less than super-baby to make such a prominent impression.

Is it real or is it a manipulated image? My gut feeling is that the image is a fake. However, at this point there is no compelling evidence to either prove or disprove the authenticity of the photograph. If you have some knowledge of the real origin of the image, I'd be happy to hear from you.

Write-up by Brett M. Christensen