PARTICIPANT 023

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 C - "BROOCH"
WHAT PARTICIPANT SAID/WROTE

1 Grandma would wear all of the time
2 (Reminds me of my grandma - motherís mom)

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 G - "PERFUME BOTTLE"
WHAT PARTICIPANT SAID/WROTE

1 Scent smells like babiesí scent

OBJECT G - ACTUAL BACKGROUND OF OWNER/OBJECT

OWNER:
This object was lent by a female of Chinese descent born in 1984 who lives on her own in a sixth floor condo in downtown Toronto. She graduated a few years ago with a university degree in the fine arts, actively shows her artwork, and works a retail job part-time. She has travelled through Europe, the U.S., China and Hong Kong. She has a boyfriend who does not live with her. She has not had any psychical experiences.

STORY OF THE OBJECT:
The object she submitted was a bottle of perfume with a dent in it. Her mother gave it to her one day, but she disregarded it because she does not wear perfume and she crammed it into her bathroom cupboard. One day, it fell out (thus the dent) and she found a note in the box that she hadnít seen from her mother telling her she was so happy her daughter had grown into a woman. This was meaningful, because her mother is not the type of person who openly expresses such feelings. Also, the daughter had recently lost her virginity Ė and her grandmother had died around that time. Had the object not fallen out of the cupboard, it would never have had such meaning.

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 Ancient
2 Mother Mary
3 Hand-crafted and painted
4 Jesusís time and era

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.


OBJECT A - "CLEVELAND INDIANS PIN"
WHAT PARTICIPANT SAID/WROTE

1 Reminds me of a childhood pin, red Indians

OBJECT A - ACTUAL BACKGROUND OF OWNER/OBJECT

OWNER:
The owner of this object is a Caucasian female born in Prince Edward Island in 1973 who resided in Ottawa, Ontario at the time of the experiment. She lived with her boyfriend in an apartment, and had one cat. She was finishing a university degree and working a retail job. She has travelled extensively across Europe, North America, and Japan. She reported having many psychical experiences in her life, namely having a strong sense of things that are about to happen.

STORY OF THE OBJECT:
The object she submitted was a pin of the baseball team the Cleveland Indians. She obtained the object in 1991 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and keeps it in a tin case (given to her by her deceased grandmother) on her bedroom dresser. It was given to her by her high school boyfriend who was popular at school. She was dating him and his parents did not approve of the relationship, forbidding him from seeing her again. Around this time, they had an argument and decided to take a few days break from each other. The day that happened, she felt ill Ė and had a horrible feeling that something bad was going to happen, but she didnít know what. She went for a drive, and drove by a fatal automobile crash, witnessing the police covering the body. Soon after, the police notified her it was her boyfriend in the crash. He was killed and they gave her the pin he was wearing. Her boyfriendís parents wouldnít even speak with her at the funeral. To this day, she still feels his love.

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.