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- Jun 28, 2006
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A pretty teenager has stunned experts with her bizarre white eyes – which let her see through solid stone and metal!
Laura Castro, 14, was born normal but developed pure white eyes at the age of 10. The Miami, Fla., child has been studied by eye doctors and other experts, but none can explain what causes her rare condition.
“The doctors say they’re never seen anything like this,” said the child’s mother, divorcee Anabel Castro. “My daughter can see anywhere in daylight or in darkness, and she can easily see through solid objects. The doctors say she may have been hit on the head or exposed to chemicals or something.
“All I know is that this came on gradually and that as her brown eyes got lighter and lighter her vision got stronger and stronger.”
Scientists who have studied the X-ray girl anonymously confessed that she can see clearly through 4-inch thick concrete, a steel safe, solid rock walls and thick layers of wood, plastic and paper, including a telephone book!
Examination of her eyes reveals no striking differences other than the fact that the pupil and iris are completely white.
According to Mrs. Castro, Laura first began showing signs of her rare condition shortly after her 10th birthday in 2005. The little girl’s dark brown eyes turned golden color, then gradually faded to white.
“I was real worried and I took her to doctors but they all said Laura’s eyes were normal,” Mrs. Castro recalled. “Then she began seeing through things.
“She woke up one morning and she could see through her own body. She could see her own heart beating and she was screaming. That really scared us.” The panic wore off after a few months, Mrs. Castro says, when Laura adjusted to her new X-ray vision.
Since then, the child’s only complaint is that her schoolmates avoid her because of her looks. “I tell her that she is special and that one day she will be very famous,” Mrs. Castro says.
Doctors have yet to verify Mrs. Castro’s claims on her daughter’s abilities, however she provided Weekly World News reporters with the photo above of Laura being examined.