A sixteen year old girl from Saransk, 400 miles from Moscow, has amazed scientists because it appears that she can see inside peoples bodies. Despite exhaustive tests, the x-ray vision mystery remains unsolved.

She has correctly seen a dark spot where somebody had previously suffered from a stomach ulcer and has been able to identify multiple medical problems within another patient.

Currently the girl, named Natasha Demkina, is all the rage in her native Russia and receives up to 20 telephone calls a day, as well as queues of potential patients outside her family flat.