I've only ever heard of paranormal magnets who attract spiritual activity. These people seem to experience quite a lot of paranormal activity. Some of these magnets experience activity on a daily basis, while others go through bursts of activity and then experience nothing for a few months or even a few years. They are like physical magnets of varying strengths.
What causes someone to become a paranormal magnet? Some say it is brought on by a traumatic life event, such as a near-death experience or witnessing loved ones pass away. Others say it is brought on by toying with magic. And yet others think that people are just born with this magnetic psychic energy that literally draws spirits in around them. The spirits see the psychic energy of the person like a light in the darkness and crowd around in a bid for attention or the chance to communicate with the living. I doubt anyone knows for sure why some people are paranormal magents, but my own experience has taught me many people are just born that way, although sometimes getting close to or actually "crossing over" beyond this life can have an effect on a person, although not everyone.
You have to be careful when someone seems to have a lot of paranormal activity swirling around them. Sometimes these people are fakes, whether they realize it or not, and are manufacturing paranormal events in their life for attention. Sadly I would say the manufactured paranormal magnets are more common than the real ones and they are much more eager to go to the media with their stories. Many people who are genuine paranormal magnets just want to shed the "gift" they have been given. These people are constantly pestered by spirits, whether good or bad, when they just want to live a normal, everyday kind of life.
Along with paranormal magnetism or the strength of a paranormal magnet is the sensitivity of a person. There have been many, many cases of hauntings where one spouse has experienced all kinds of horrific things in a house and the other spouse has experienced nothing. This often leads to fights and disagreements about whether or not the haunting is real. Of course if the less-sensitive spouse suddenly experiences the haunting the disagreement evaporates in about two seconds. So someone who is a powerful magnet and is highly sensitive would draw in quite a bit of activity and would not miss much of it.
Many paranormal magnets learn after a while that talking about what they experience only causes rifts with people around them, so eventually they shut up about what they see and hear on a regular basis. Unfortunately some of the negative backlash these people experience is due to the people who manufacture paranormal events to gain attention, and that is truly unfortunate.
Have you ever known anyone who you suspect is a paranormal magnet? Let me know about it in the comments or send me an email.