PARTICIPANT 017

GUIDE TO SCORING
0 = Nothing in your perception of the object was generally or specifically accurate.

+1 = One or two general things from your perception correlated with the object or owner's life.

+2 = Several specific things from your perception correlated with the object or owner's life.

+3 = Your reading generally was on target, with at least a few specific details, about the object and/or owner's life.

+4 = Your reading specifically was on target about the object and/or owner's life.

+5 = An incredibly accurate perception of the object and/or owner's life from beginning to end of reading.



OBJECT B - "GLASS BALL"
WHAT PARTICIPANT SAID/WROTE

1 From a room that is dark green
2 Nice, old fashioned room
3 Green drapes in the room

OBJECT B - ACTUAL BACKGROUND OF OWNER/OBJECT

This was a ďcontrol objectĒ in the experiment, purchased by the experimenter, Chris Laursen, new from a shop that has good from around the world on Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario. Once purchased, it was kept in the original bag and hidden away behind books in one of his bookshelves. It was only removed once the Psychometry Experiment commenced, at which point, it was stored on a shelf in boxes with all of the other objects used in the experiment. The idea was to see if those reading could perceive this was a control object in some way.

RESULT = 0
Experimenter found no correlation between what was perceived from the object and the object itself or the owner's life.


OBJECT C - "BROOCH"
WHAT PARTICIPANT SAID/WROTE

1 Gentleman with tuxedo holding it in his hand so tightly
2 Iím shaking Ė I donít know why. Iím nervous, but not for the young person.
3 I donít think he gave it.
4 He wanted to do something but didnít have the nerve to do it.

OBJECT C - ACTUAL BACKGROUND OF OWNER/OBJECT

OWNER:
The owner of this object is a Caucasian, Catholic female born in 1958. She was raised and still lives in the Niagara region of Ontario. She is married with two sons and daughter (all currently in their 20s), and has a dog. She has worked in a variety of administrative jobs. She has travelled in North America. She reported having a variety of highly intuitive experiences in her life, including a religious vision.

STORY OF THE OBJECT
This woman submitted a replica of a British Royal Family sapphire brooch. It was given to her by her youngest son in 2005 as a Christmas present, purchased from his place of employment. It is kept in a small cardboard box in a chest on the top of her dresser in her bedroom. She values the object because her son put a lot of thought into selecting it. The original brooch had been given to Queen Victoria. The son felt this was significant because it was given to the Queen on the day after his motherís birthday. The first object this woman submitted for the Psychometry Experiment was lost in the mail (but luckily later retrieved), so she submitted the brooch instead.

RESULT = 0
Owner of object and experimenter found no correlation between what was perceived from the object and the object itself or the owner's life.


OBJECT E - "PIPE"
WHAT PARTICIPANT SAID/WROTE

1 A young girl
2 Aged 5 to 10
3 White dress
4 Jumping around
5 Louise

OBJECT E - ACTUAL BACKGROUND OF OWNER/OBJECT

OWNER:
This object was lent by a Caucasian male school teacher born in 1976, raised, and still living in the greater Toronto area. He was educated at Trent University, and then attended teacherís college in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He lives with his girlfriend in a suburban house. He loves baseball, history and is a musician. He has not travelled much beyond Ontario. He has not had any paranormal experiences, although he has recently been active in volunteering to investigate them.

STORY OF THE OBJECT:
The object is a pipe that the man purchased at a novelty shop across from the Toronto Reference Library in 1996 or 1997. It was kept on top of a bookshelf, either beside or in a wooden case. The object is significant in its novelty. He and his friend, both smokers, each purchased the pipe as something different, thinking it would make them look sophisticated at bars and concerts. He used to relax and smoke the pipe while he was a student at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. His mother also enjoyed it when he smoked the pipe. He used Captain Black Tobacco when he smoked it. He even used the pipe as part of an attempt to stop smoking cigarettes.

RESULT = 0
Owner of object and experimenter found no correlation between what was perceived from the object and the object itself or the owner's life.


OBJECT D - "PLAQUE OF VIRGIN MARY"
WHAT PARTICIPANT SAID/WROTE

1 Itís very hot where this came from
2 (The person who brought it) came via water

OBJECT D - ACTUAL BACKGROUND OF OWNER/OBJECT

OWNER:
The owner is Chris Laursen, a Caucasian university student born in Alberta in 1974 who was living in downtown Toronto at the time of the experiment in an apartment by the harbour with an art student. He studies history, and is making this his second career after having worked in the media as a journalist and then administrator. He was working at a broadcasting association at the time, and was about to return to university to prepare for graduate school. He has travelled in North America, South America and Europe.

STORY OF THE OBJECT:
This object was purchased a few months prior to the Psychometry Experiment by Chris Laursen from eBay. The previous owner (who lived on Long Island, New York, and claimed to be a paranormal investigator, although this could not be verified) of the plaque contended that it was from a haunted house in Belmez, Spain, where in the 1970s faces inexplicably appeared on the floor (as if they were painted or drawn with charcoal). Laursen was sceptical that this object actually originated from this house, and thought it would be interesting to test it in the experiment to see what people would get from it.

RESULT = 0
It is hard to correlate the accuracy of any reading on this object given the circumstances. However, no aspects of the experimenter's life, how the object was obtained, or its alleged history were perceived in the reading.