Not only does the 50-year-old accounts manager from
Holloway, North London, say that metal items including coins, keys and even
tin lids attach themselves to her, she also claims that she inadvertently
sets off car alarms, blows light bulbs and interferes with TV signals.
Or maybe she's just got rather sticky skin.
She says that she's been aware of her powers since nursery school, when she
started affecting electrical equipment - but it wasn't until earlier this
year that she discovered metal object would stick to her.
The novelty has long since worn off, apparently, with Allison saying that
her 'magnetism' now mostly being an embarassment.
She is far from the first person to claim human magnetism - many others have
claimed to have similar powers, often supporting much larger metal objects
than Brenda does. Most famous are the Tenkaev family in Russia, where the
supposed powers stretching across three generations, with grandfather Leonid
Tenkaev reportedly able to lift 23kg objects with his chest.