Born in Saransk, Russia in 1987 Natasha Demkina (Natalya Nikolayevna Demkina) at the age of ten developed a strange vision. She could see inside a human body. This happened after Natasha was operated for her appendix.
“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.
After this Natasha’s story started spreading in the neighborhood. People began gathering outside her house to figure out their sicknesses. On hearing her stories, doctors in her hometown decided to put her to test. Natasha was taken to a local children hospital where she correctly diagnosed the children. She used pictures to show the doctors. She showed one of the doctors a picture of his stomach with something in it. That was his ulcer.
Using her vision she also corrected a wrong diagnosis made by the doctors about a lady who was said to be suffering from cancer. Natasha examined her and said that it was just a small cyst and not cancer. After several examinations it was revealed that the woman indeed did not have cancer.
Stories of Natasha reached UK through the newspaper, The Sun. In 2004 Natasha was brought to UK to test her vision. Natasha could locate the injuries of a person who had a car accident a year before. In England she also examined a resident doctor Chris Steele of This Morning TV show. She correctly told him about the operations he had undergone and then told him that he was suffering from gall stones, kidney stones, enlarged pancreas and enlarged liver. Immediately the doctor went for a scan to find that all the diagnosis made by Natasha were accurate. He found that he had a tumor in his intestines, but was not life threatening.
The Discovery Channel then decided to test her in New York. There were seven patients and Natasha had to diagnose any five. Natasha could diagnose only four and was told that she had failed the test. This experiment remains a controversy till date. Later she was tested by Professor Yoshio Machi from the Department of Electronics at Tokyo Denki University. After setting a few ground rules for the tests Natasha was successful in passing. She could locate a prosthetic knee and discovered that a woman was pregnant.
Later Natasha also started charging patients for diagnosis. Since January 2006, Demkina is working for the Center of Special Diagnostics of the Natalya Demkina (TSSD), whose stated purpose 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.