It is very common, as far as I'm concerned. It's part of the path. So, anyone on the path (stream enterer and higher) will develop extraordinary states to some degree. Though, I doubt that they are interested in it. But, since they are more concentrated things 'normal' people don't see/hear/experience will happen naturally for them. Think of knowing things beforehand, knowing past lives, seeing ghosts etc.
Mind you, messages go in two directions. One will not only send but also receive all sorts of sense impressions, ideas and thoughts.