Monday, March 02, 2009

The Cat-Boy of China


Found at Phantoms and Monsters, and subsequently lots of places, I first thought that this kid’s picture was created for entertainment purposes… but soon found out that that was wrong… he really does have glowing eyes!

I’d thought that only at least semi-paranormal entities could possess that feature within their physiognomies… so much for that! I wonder, along with the attendant Fortean and medical / scientific aspects of the lad’s condition… how his mates treat him in school and at play… he doesn’t appear to be upset… they must be cool with it. I think after the initial intake of breath and realizing the dude was okay, as it were, that it’d be pretty swell to have a buddy who’s eyes glowed and could read in total darkness.

…below from P&M…

China’s ‘Cat-Boy’

A ‘cat-boy’ has stunned medics with his ability to see in pitch black with eyes that glow in the dark.Doctors have studied Nong Youhui’s amazing eyesight since his father took him to hospital in Dahua, southern China, concerned over his bright blue eyes.

Dad Ling said: “They told me he would grow out of it and that his eyes would stop glowing and turn black like most Chinese people but they never did.”

Medical tests conducted in complete darkness show Youhui can read perfectly without any light and sees as clearly as most people do during the day.

Experts believe he was born with a rare condition called leukodermia which has left his eyes with less protective pigment and more sensitive to light.