SEE: Baby born with number "12" on his forehead that will give you chills

baby foreheadThere are certain phenomenons that science can't fully explain and this is one of those rare cases. A newborn baby boy in South Africa was born with a strange marking on his forehead that will leave you in disbelief. Hanru van Niekerk, who was born last November, came into this world with a clear birthmark of the number "12" imprinted on his forehead. If this were my son, I would be entirely freaked out and questioning his identity in a previous lifetime! Wait until you see the distinguishable mark on Van Niekerk's forehead and what doctors are saying to explain this strange case.

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His family was so excited about their arrival that they didn't really pay much attention to his unusual birthmark in the beginning. Clearly they weren't looking hard enough because the mark can't be missed! The baby's great grandmother Catherine Jooste revealed, "My youngest daughter was the first one to see it, and she said there is a 1 and a 2 on his forehead. We did not worry about it; his doctor said it will fade as he gets older."

This may be true, but I would be more concerned about the spiritual significance of it all. What was his story and history in a past lifetime? Why is the number so clear and distinctive? This is clearly not your typical birthmark. Doctors explained that what baby Van Niekerk has is a special birthmark known as hemangiomas. Approximately two to five percent of babies are born with the birthmark, which tends to develop within the first few weeks after birth. The condition is caused by a buildup of blood vessel cells and tends to fade as the baby develops.

Maybe the number "12" will be Van Niekerk's lucky number. Maybe this means he was destined to win the lotto with this even number or something crazy will happen to him once he turns 12 years of age. If I were his mom, I would keep track of every little thing to make sure I discover significance behind it. I believe he was marked and it was for a reason. That is enough to give me the chills! 

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