Walter Bradley, researcher: Maybe the most interesting story that I’ve read about is the young lady who was born blind. She’s 21 years old she’s never ever had vision. She’s in a car accident she’s not the driver; she is a passenger. She is rushed to the emergency room and she finds herself in the emergency room hovering over this group of doctors and nurses frantically working on this young lady, obviously somebody who was dead and they were trying to shock her and do other things to bring her back to life. She didn’t immediately recognize that that young lady was her.
Robert J. Marks: Now, just to emphasize, she has been blind since birth, has never seen anything.
Walter Bradley: She has never seen anything and in particular, she has never seen herself. So she doesn’t immediately … she’s conscious, she sees what’s going on, she says, “I felt more alive than I’ve ever felt and she said, I see this young girl they’re working on, this 21-year-old lady, frantically trying to bring her back to life and it took her a few minutes to figure out, “That’s me”…
And when she was resuscitated successfully, she talked to the doctors and she was able to share with them and they were very sceptical about her story but she reminded them, “I’m a blind person and I can tell you everything that went on in the operating room. Dr. So-and-So was using bad language Dr. Other So-and-So didn’t have his covers on his shoes. She could report all of these remarkable things even though Even if she had only been unconscious, she still couldn’t have reported all the things she saw, because she’s blind. There are many, many stories like this.