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Natasha Demkina – the girl with the x-ray vision eyes

natasha demkinaNatasha Demkina, from Saransk, Russia was only 10-years old when she surprised her mother by telling her that she can see her internal organs and proceeded to describe each one of them.

I was at home with my mother and suddenly I had a vision. I could see inside my mother’s body and I started telling her about the organs I could see. Now, I have to switch from my regular vision to what I call medical vision. For a fraction of a second, I see a colorful picture inside the person and then I start to analyze it.” says Demkina

Her story began to spread by word of mouth among the local population and people began gathering outside her door seeking medical consultations.

After the news of her super-human ability spread all over medical world, she made TV appearances in UK and America, making live diagnosis of volunteers on the show. She also diagnose problems on tv hosts, journalists and doctors, though most of her claims were proven wrong when she left the country.


Skeptics claimed victory after they tested her when she was in America. During a four-hour experiment, she was asked to match 6 specified anatomical anomalies (given to her on pieces of papers) to seven volunteer subjects, one of which was a “normal” person. The experimenters (debunkers) said that if she can matched at least 5, then they would need further testing on her.

Natasha only managed 4 correct matches, which itself was a 1 in 50 or less than 2% – making her success rate a “statistically significant result”.

After the experiments, Natasha complained over the way they were conducted and about the way in which she and her diagnosis were treated. One of it was that she had been presented with two patients who had undergone abdominal procedure, but that she had only one abdominal condition on her list of potential diagnosis, leaving her confused as to which one matched the listed condition

According to one of her supporter’s website, the debunkers were already set their mind to humiliate and injure her reputation even before the experiment began.

natasha demkina
After the New York experiments, she was again tested in Japan but this time with certain conditions set by her, including the diagnosis restricted to a single specific part of the body – the head, the torso, or extremities – which she was to be informed of in advance. There she claimed she correctly diagnose all of the subjects experiment brought to her, including a dog which she identified had an artificial device in its back right leg.

Natasha, now 20 years old, currently works in the Center of Special Diagnostics of the Person (TSSD) back in her home country, whose stated purpose is to diagnose and treat illness in cooperation with “experts possessing unusual abilities, folk healers and professionals of traditional medicine.”

So you think she’s for real? If she is, then she should be one of our actual heroes.

Links
Wiki on Natasha Demkina
Skeptical Investigations Files
Natasha can sue the “ambush experimenters”

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Comments

  1. nazlihaffiz says:

    Wow..

    Talk about genetic mutation..

    Maybe down the road, she’ll gain heat vision as well?

    That would be darn cool!!!

  2. retard says:

    i remember a documentary being shown about this girl a while back. i think it was on discovery channel on astro.

    if memory serves me, i think they also concluded that her accuracy was no better than random guesswork.

    who knows, maybe she can really see our internals as she claims. after all, many insects can see light wavelengths that we humans are not able to see.

  3. Kay Kastum says:

    Her boyfriend will have a tough time I guess for many reasons :D

  4. bengodomon says:

    After going for the stats course recently, now I know what “satistically significant” means :-)

  5. cindy says:

    Maybe she IS a mutant! :D

  6. Fashion Tips says:

    Wow, Heroes is coming to life :)

  7. Betty Boop says:

    There is something about this young lady does actually ring true & I think the sceptics were septic in there approach of dising a young & vulnerable girl who’s only crime I think is believing in humanity & wanting to make a difference.>:(.. But hey thats just my opinion… Let there be hope:D

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