Natasha Demkina: The Lady With X-ray Eyes!

Natasha Demkina, a Russian woman, asserts that she has a unique ability to see inside the human body and make medical diagnoses by examining organs and tissues.

The Strange Case Of Natasha Demkina:

Natasha Demkina was born in Saransk, Russia and claims to have acquired the ability to see through objects, similar to an X-Ray, at the age of ten in 1987 after undergoing surgery to remove her appendix.


It is not uncommon for individuals to report difficulties with concentration, attention, and memory following surgery.

These changes can be significant enough to affect a person's personality and hinder their ability to perform daily tasks. However, Natasha Demkina's experience was unique: she claimed to have the ability to see inside the human body.

Word of Demkina's alleged ability quickly spread and people started coming to her house seeking medical diagnoses.


Diagnosis At Hospitals:

Upon hearing about Demkina's alleged abilities, doctors in her hometown arranged for her to undergo testing to verify her claims. She was brought to a children's hospital where she accurately diagnosed a number of patients, much to the surprise of those present.


Demkina reportedly used pictures to assist in her diagnosis, including showing a doctor an image of an ulcer in his stomach.

She used her alleged special vision to correct a misdiagnosis made by doctors, who had believed a woman to be suffering from cancer.

She examined the woman and stated that she did not have cancer, but rather a small cyst. This was later confirmed through additional medical testing.


Natasha Demkina's Global Recognition:

News of Natasha's abilities spread to the UK through The Sun newspaper, and in 2004 she was brought to the UK to be tested. During the testing, she was able to locate injuries sustained by a person in a car accident the previous year.

While in England, Demkina also examined Chris Steele, a resident doctor on The Morning TV show. She accurately described past surgeries he had undergone and told him that he was suffering from gallstones, kidney stones, an enlarged pancreas, and an enlarged liver.


The doctor immediately underwent a scan and discovered that all of Demkina's diagnoses were accurate, including the presence of a non-threatening tumor in his intestines.

The Discovery Channel later arranged for Demkina to be tested in New York for a documentary titled The Girl with X-Ray Eyes. Researchers from the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), including Ray Hyman, Richard Wiseman, and Andrew Skolnick, oversaw the testing. Demkina was required to accurately diagnose at least five out of seven patients, but was only able to correctly diagnose four, leading the testers to conclude that she had failed the test.


This experiment has remained controversial and Demkina has faced criticism as a result. She was later tested by Professor Yoshio Machi, an expert on unusual human abilities at Tokyo Denki University in Japan.

Demkina was successful in the Tokyo experiment under certain predetermined conditions. According to her website, she was able to identify a prosthetic knee in one subject, asymmetrically placed internal organs in another, the early stages of pregnancy in a female subject, and an undulating spinal curvature in another.


Demkina Found Her Career In What She's Expertise In:

Demkina offered her services free of charge to anyone until January 2006, at which point she began charging patients for diagnosis through her business, the Centre of Special Diagnostics of Natalya Demkina (TSSD).

The purpose of the Centre is to diagnose and treat illness in cooperation with "experts possessing unusual abilities, folk healers and professionals of traditional medicine." Natasha Demkina still remains a controversial subject.



Demkina set certain conditions for testing following her experiences in London and New York, including requiring subjects to provide a medical certificate outlining their health status and limiting the diagnosis to a specific part of the body (e.g. head, torso, or extremities) which she would be told about in advance, according to her personal website.

Critics of Demkina have argued that she merely reveals information that she had previously learned about her patients and that her reports and explanations often do not align with standard medical understanding.