A nine-year-old boy in India has become a hot-topic after claiming that he can light electric bulbs by simply touching them, according to Daily Mail.
Abu Thahir, from southern state of Kerala, was seen demonstrating in a video footage on how he was lighting LED bulbs with his bare hands and feet.
According to the young boy, his father who is an electrician brought home a bulb from work, was the moment where he discovered his ‘talent’ by bringing light to the bulb whenever he held it.
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The video doesn’t really show his entire video but does show the bulbs lighting up while his family claims that his ‘skill’ is genuine.
This means it is possible that the electricity is made to enter his body via one of his limbs and that his body acting as a conductor.
There is no medical or scientific explanation as to why or how some people manage to showcase this type of behaviour in the past, but a few has been documented on several occasions.
One local said: “According to his father, he bought a bulb and after returning to home, he handed it over to Thahir to keep it safely on a rack. But as soon as Thahir held it the bulb lit up. Considering it as some prank, Nazir scolded Thahir to stop, but Thahir could not.
“Shocked Nazir pressed the bulb to other parts of his body and to his amusement, the moment he pressed it to Thahir, it again lit up.
“He repeated it only to learn any part of his son’s body was able to light the bulb. He considers it as a gift given by God to his son,” he added.
This article originally appeared on DailyMail.