Boy’s Eyes Glow In The Dark, See In Night Vision

Is he a starchild? Part-alien DNA seems like the most rational explanation for this:

A 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 dad 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.

56 Comments on "Boy’s Eyes Glow In The Dark, See In Night Vision"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Jan 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm |

    God forbid the possibility that it may be a natural mutation. No it MUST be the aliens.

  2. Mind At Play | Jan 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm |

    The doctor at the end of the full video says that the boy is a kind of albino, this means he sees better in the dark because he lacks pigments that filter the light, so he sees bettr in the dark at the expence of seeing well in full daylight. Simple as that.

    • The doctor must be an alien then.  No lowly human could possibly have figured that out.

    • Albinos see worse in the light, which means they see better in the dark. They see better in the dark than in the light. Not better than other people. lol u stoopids?

      •  It would make sense then, since he cannot see as well in bright sunlight (as noted in the video).  The pigmentation is a little strange, for them to “phosphoresce” as they claim to do (though I didn’t see that happening really).  Actually, his eyes are quite lovely.

  3. YaBooSucksToYouFascists | Jan 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm |

     Starchild or part-alien DNA.  The only two possible explanations.  What is this, Batman 1966?

  4. Butter Knife | Jan 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm |

    “Part-alien DNA seems like the most rational explanation”

    I’m sure that’s not the case.

    • DeepCough | Jan 25, 2012 at 2:56 pm |

      There’s only one way a child would have “part-alien” DNA, and that’s from an anal probe (construe that as you will).

  5. Mr Willow | Jan 25, 2012 at 3:10 pm |


  6. Ceausescu | Jan 25, 2012 at 6:57 pm |

    Fuck mom, why didn’t you give me cat eyes ? Now this guy is gonna get all the chicks in the world :/

  7. Septic Detonations | Jan 25, 2012 at 8:24 pm |

    Evolution doesn’t exist so it MUST be aliens lol

  8. Awesome! We’re mutating!

  9. Anomaly_of_Anomie | Jan 25, 2012 at 8:51 pm |

    This sounds like a fairy tale!

  10. Hadrian999 | Jan 25, 2012 at 10:31 pm |

    not fair, i want super powers too

  11. chinagreenelvis | Jan 25, 2012 at 10:55 pm |

    This is what happens when you write an article but don’t actually watch the video you post with the article.

    His eyes don’t “glow in the dark.” They reflect light shone directly on them from a flashlight. What bright blue thing wouldn’t?

    Plus it’s not like he sees in “night vision,” that green-tinted shit we put on our cameras so that we can sneak into our friends’/roommates’/parents’/complete strangers’ bedrooms and pleasure ourselves without them knowing it.

  12. Calypso_1 | Jan 26, 2012 at 12:25 am |


    Biological IR vision has many problems, the least of which is that no visual pigment exists that can pick up infra-red light.
    First, immediately in front of the photoreceptors in the eye of all vertebrates is a few centimetres of water-based vitreous and aqueous fluid. Infra-red radiation is much lower in energy than visual light (remember the energy of a photon is inversely proportional to its wavelength), and water is very good at absorbing infra-red light. Therefore the eye would not actually be transparent for infra-red light, so may absorb a substantial fraction of the photons (van der Berg, 1997) before it hits the retina. It’s might not be so bad, though, because at the low energy of 10000nm, the light may even be too weak to be absorbed by water.

    Second, neither of the two photo-active molecules in vertebrates photoreceptors, 11-cis-retinal (A1) or 11-cis-3,4-dehydroretinal (A2), would not stable if it was absorbing at this wavelength. In order to activate these pigments, energy must be supplied from either the light or from the thermal energy (Ala-Laurila et al, 2004). The lower the wavelength of light, the less energy the photons have, so the greater the thermal energy must contribute to the activation energy. The thermal energy, however, can activate the photoreceptor by itself – one of the reasons why cold-blooded creatures are theoretically more sensitive to single photons (because a single photon even is indistinguishable from random thermal activation, and cold creatures will have less thermal activity) (Aho et al, 1988). If we were trying to set up a molecule that would activate from an infra-red photon, even one with a much shorter wavelength than 10 microns, we’d have a molecule that would activate very easily due to thermal noise. In other words, we’d have a lot of ‘static’ in a thermal visual system – so much so, that I doubt we’d be able to even see anything.

  13. Tyler Smith | Jan 26, 2012 at 1:32 am |

    So a kid from the projects can read black-on-white contrast in low light?  Give him an i-phone and 18 years of prison lighting in schools- mutation denied!

  14. Of course, we don’t get to see his eyes glow….the whole selling point of the whole thing.

  15. ok i thought they said complete darkness. chinese have trouble seeing in dark anyway due to the genetics of their eye sight so what will have been hard for the rest to see in the dark if say an english person took the same test we probably would have just got it right too. #

    meh nothing amazing about this story at all

  16. Where do you get off using the word “rational”? Alien dna my ass.

  17. This is complete BULLSHIT!! 

  18. I wish i had cat eyes…. this kid is going to get all the pussy!

  19. i call bullshit

  20. It’s surgical shine job while he was in 
    Butcher Bay. Probably paid the guy a pack of kools..

  21. tapetum lucidum

    This is what makes animal eyes “shiny”. I see no reason he couldn’t have a mutation that produced this.

  22. tapetum lucidum

    This is what makes animal eyes “shiny”. I see no reason he couldn’t have a mutation that produced this.

  23. Lol at how the dad only noticed he had blue eyes after two months. 

    • Jin The Ninja | Jan 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm |

      babies are often born with grey or grey-blue eyes. pigment isn’t deposited in the iris’ until later.

  24. Lol at how the dad only noticed he had blue eyes after two months. 

  25. Chairman Extra Firm | Jan 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm |

    Father’s worst fears proven positive. He often wondered about the blue eyed tomcat he would see jumping the back fence in the moonlight when he would get home from his sixteen hour shift at the rubber dog shit factory. 

  26. Wesley Mercer | Jan 26, 2012 at 9:18 pm |

    he is the last of the ninjas

  27. Phreekoid | Jan 27, 2012 at 12:37 am |

    make way for the Homo Superior, as david Bowie said…

  28. Nairyhipples | Jan 27, 2012 at 2:58 am |

    If my teacher invited me to catch crickets with him at night, I’d have called the police.

  29. Chinese Chicken | Jan 27, 2012 at 5:16 am |

    Thats what happens when you eat too much “chicken”

  30. Seygantte | Jan 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm |

    Reflecting light and glowing are two very different things ಠ_ರೃ
    Misleading article is misleading.

  31. I can’t help but think of the MANY advantages this kid has. From simple pranks to military asset.
    My mind is blown.

  32. Barkerman | Jan 28, 2012 at 8:01 pm |

    My god! There’s a huge difference between reflecting light and glowing in the dark. 

  33. Cranekick | Jan 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm |

    It’s been scientifically documented that the human eye emits Bio-Photons.


    “Here, we present the first experimental in vitro evidence of the
    existence of spontaneous and visible light-induced ultraweak photon
    emission from freshly isolated whole eye, lens, vitreous humor, and
    retina samples from rats. These results suggest that the photochemical
    source of retinal discrete noise, as well as retinal phosphenes, may
    originate from natural bioluminescent photons within the eyes. During
    normal vision, the eyes are continuously exposed to ambient powerful
    photons that pass through various parts of the eyes, which can produce
    ultraweak delayed bioluminescent photons that arise from diverse parts
    of the eyes. Although the importance and possible role of ambient
    light-induced permanent delayed photons (within different parts of the
    eyes) during vision requires further investigation, our study may
    provide evidence of an origin of discrete dark noise and retinal

  34. Yeah, the fact that people want to automatically assume that he’s an alien hybrid is a bit ridiculous, not to say that such things don’t exist. Genetic mutations and recessive/dominant gene traits are not as uncommon as some might think.

  35. Vishnu Nambiar | Jun 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm |

    Actually, the best explanation is Chinese government human genetic experimentation. They were caught many times in the past, this is probably one that slipped past the public eye. Its not a ridiculous assumption at all. This case is so “Made in China”.

    As with all experimental genetic modification (and stuff made in China), there will be problems. In this case the poor kid gets dizzy during sunlight.

    The dad/mum is not telling the full story. Overnight blue eyed nightvision mutation in Asians is not possible. Evolution happens gradually, not overnight. The alien hybrid theory is pushing it too far, cos aliens are pretty good at cleaning up after themselves.

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