Serbian Parents Claim Their 7-Year-Old Boy Is Magnetic (Video)

BogdanBenjamin Radford writes in Discovery News:

A 7-year-old Serbian boy named Bogdan is making international news for an apparently paranormal (though not terribly useful) ability.

According to several sources including MSNBC and The Daily Mail, Bogdan is magnetic. Household objects such as spoons, knives and forks cling to his skin with almost supernatural ease. The idea that a person could generate a strong magnetic field is bizarre, but what’s even stranger is that other things stick to him too, such as small plates, small flat glass objects and even a remote control.

Bogdan is only the latest in a long line of people who have claimed this ability. Yet there is no evidence that Bogdan, or anyone else, is “magnetic.”

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  • Rex Vestri

    Seems to me he’s just an oily-skinned little butterball kid.
    Smooth, hairless skin + junk food byproduct ooze coming out his pores = objects stick! Imagine that!

  • Rex Vestri

    Seems to me he’s just an oily-skinned little butterball kid.
    Smooth, hairless skin + junk food byproduct ooze coming out his pores = objects stick! Imagine that!

  • Malk

    this is an old trick I think most of the world is familiar with…?? not msnbc though I guess.
    it’s caused by the skin and has nothing to do with magnetism or electricity. flat objects can press very close to the skin due to the abnormally smooth skin of some people. try stick a metal ball to him or something with a rough surface and it will fall right off. high powered cameras used by dermatologists can show the cause instantly.

  • Malk

    this is an old trick I think most of the world is familiar with…?? not msnbc though I guess.
    it’s caused by the skin and has nothing to do with magnetism or electricity. flat objects can press very close to the skin due to the abnormally smooth skin of some people. try stick a metal ball to him or something with a rough surface and it will fall right off. high powered cameras used by dermatologists can show the cause instantly.

  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    He is sticky. Sticky children are not potential superheroes, they are the norm.

  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    He is sticky. Sticky children are not potential superheroes, they are the norm.

  • justagirl

    leans back… attaches to young moobs. the kid really does have his own magnetic field.

  • justagirl

    leans back… attaches to young moobs. the kid really does have his own magnetic field.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Heh, fat greasy kid can stick– oh wait other people already said that…

    They say he’s “magnetic” and ceramic plates stick to him… ok?

    Maybe they are just using the wrong word.. maybe he has a high gravitational field from his mass.

    • Weekendsvanatta

      damn shoulda read below before I tried the sticky fatty comment… oh well….

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Heh, fat greasy kid can stick– oh wait other people already said that…

    They say he’s “magnetic” and ceramic plates stick to him… ok?

    Maybe they are just using the wrong word.. maybe he has a high gravitational field from his mass.

  • Kali23Yuga

    Damn. The actual X-men are gonna suck.

  • Kali23Yuga

    Damn. The actual X-men are gonna suck.

  • Word Eater

    I saw Randi debunk one of these with baby powder.

  • Word Eater

    I saw Randi debunk one of these with baby powder.

  • Weekendsvanatta

    fatty is sticky. far out

  • Weekendsvanatta

    fatty is sticky. far out

  • Weekendsvanatta

    damn shoulda read below before I tried the sticky fatty comment… oh well….

  • http://www.victoriangothic.org Haystack

    Wow. That’s not even a decent fluff piece. MSNBC – the other networks are laughing at you.

  • http://www.victoriangothic.org Haystack

    Wow. That’s not even a decent fluff piece. MSNBC – the other networks are laughing at you.

  • Guest

    This video is no proof at all: all items are placed with their thicker ends up above his chest, so they won’t naturally drop, besides the boy bending back a bit to prevent those items from dropping. The only larger item that is placed a bit more down on the belly is the pan, the handle of which is outside the picture, so he or someone could easily have supported it using their hands. Take care you don’t get sued for child pornography (I guess you’re in the U.S.), this boy is half naked!

  • Guest

    This video is no proof at all: all items are placed with their thicker ends up above his chest, so they won’t naturally drop, besides the boy bending back a bit to prevent those items from dropping. The only larger item that is placed a bit more down on the belly is the pan, the handle of which is outside the picture, so he or someone could easily have supported it using their hands. Take care you don’t get sued for child pornography (I guess you’re in the U.S.), this boy is half naked!

  • WhiteRose

    Give that boy a plastic spoon….

  • WhiteRose

    Give that boy a plastic spoon….

  • Scarlettxxxjade

    I can prop a plate on my breasts. Where’s my MSNBC interview? What’s next, a pregnant woman resting a bowl of ice cream on her belly? *gasp*

  • Scarlettxxxjade

    I can prop a plate on my breasts. Where’s my MSNBC interview? What’s next, a pregnant woman resting a bowl of ice cream on her belly? *gasp*

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