Teenage girl seemingly able to read and identify distant objects blindfolded

A 13-year-old girl from east India is said to possess an extraordinarily special skill which allows her to read, draw and identify various objects despite being completely blindfolded.

Sonalisha Mohanta, a resident of Bankia village of the Keonjhar district in Odisha, can be seen performing the seemingly impossible feat, by reading a selection of books and identifying a cash note.

Mohanta claims to have been gifted with a 'third eye' and doesn’t need real eyesight to carry on her usual life. This talent is sometimes known in India as "Midbrain Activation", or super-sensory development, and is hotly debated for its validity.

Rupa Bhanu Mishra, Chief Medical Officer with PRM Medical College And Hospital said; “I am also surprised and taken aback by her extraordinary abilities, this is such a miracle which is beyond my imaginations. It should be investigated and researched upon which could help so many people who are actually blind.”

“This is one of the greatest challenges and surprising as to how is this even possible.”

Mohanta is reportedly a very gifted student at her school and rose to fame after riding a bicycle through heavy traffic with her eyes blindfolded.