As a child, you probably dreamed of having superpowers. You would watch television shows and movies in which superheroes could fly, turn invisible or lift anything. You would dream everyday of being like that. If only you could fly, you could go to outer space you may have thought about.
Some individuals have real-life superpowers, however. These people may appear to be super strong or may have x-ray vision, for example. The six people below all have real-life superpowers that you can only dream about. Continue reading below to learn more about the incredible “powers” these people possess.
1. Natasha Demkina
Natasha Demkina was only ten years old in 1987 when she convinced the world that she had x-ray vision. She found out that she could use this vision to locate all of her mother’s organs. She continued this superpower with neighbors and friends who would show up at her home.
Soon, Natasha began to be questioned. She entered a hospital for testing in which she was able to pinpoint the location of a doctor’s ulcer and the location of cancer in a patient. The questioning continues, however, though she now works for the Centre of Special Diagnostics using her supposed powers for good.
2. Chris Morgan
Chris Morgan was a teenager in 2009 who was six foot tall and 280 pounds. He has a superpower of superhuman strength that goes along with his rating of Britain’s Strongest Schoolboy. He consistently improves his body by working out and eating 5,000 calories a day.
Morgan grew up watching the World’s Strongest Man competition and wanted to win it. He set out a goal to be the strongest in Britain and accredits his success to his fitness routines. He is able to lift vehicles and furniture single handedly.
3. Dave Mullins
A native of New Zealand, Dave Mullins is able to hold his breath underwater for record setting time. He, in 2007, held his breath for four minutes and two seconds to go 244 meters. He also dives without the use of oxygen, diving up to 108 meters.
Many called Mullins the real-life Aquaman. He has undergone extensive training and practice to allow his muscles to work without feeding them with oxygen. It is important to note that he does take a break after each feat to build his body back up to a healthy level.
4. Wim Hof
This runner has the superpower that allows him to withstand extremely cold temperatures without being phased. Wim Hof ran a half marathon in the Arctic Circle with -20 temperatures that lasted 5 hours and 25 minutes. Doctors and physicians even encouraged him to not continue.
Hof is able to withstand these extremely cold temperatures due to practicing Tummo to control his body temperature. He completed the race aforementioned without a shirt and shoes, and he has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in only shorts. He has even stayed in an ice bath for 1 hour and 13 minutes.
5. Tim Cridland
Tim Cridland has the superpower of allowing himself to be able to experience large amounts of pain and not be phased. He actually runs a sideshow in which he performs dangerous and painful feats to his own body. One example is cutting open his torso to take out recently consumed items.
He claims that he is only able to do this by utilizing Zen meditation to come beyond pain. Scientists believe he is able to do these feats due to genetic mutations in which a person does not experience pain. He has been doing these feats for years as well.
6. John of God
John of God is a man who lives in Brazil who has the superpower of performing supernatural healing. He first developed this ability at the age of sixteen in a church. He has performed surgeries without pain and healing through the laying of hands.
The laying of hands healing is incredible as he has even seen people healed when he is not with them. Many people claim that John of God’s superpowers are not real or are a hoax. Many people traveled the world to come see him for his supernatural healing powers, however, before his arrest.
Not all of these individuals listed above have used their real-life superpowers for good. There are even some whose superpowers have been credited as hoaxes. Despite these individuals though, there are other individuals who have trained their bodies to develop these superpowers to prove to the world how strong or resilient they are in various ways. There are only a few real-life superheroes living among us, but each one has some form of an impact on his or her community.