PARTICIPANT 024

GUIDE TO SCORING
0 = There was nothing generally or specifically accurate in the participant's reading of the object. Correctly deducing or guessing one thing, such as the gender of the object's owner or how much/little the object was used, also did not count as that information could be obtained via 50/50 chance or by inspecting the object.

+1 = At least one specific thing (physical description or action) or a few general things (abstract or emotional) were accurate in the participant's reading of the object. Specific things would include accurate descriptions of something physical or an action. General things include more abstract or emotional concepts.

+2 = Several specific things were accurate in the participant's reading of the object. There may be some general things that accompany these specific things that are also accurate. Despite that, at least 50% of the reading was inaccurate, or the reading was too brief and lacked detail to determine it as being any more accurate.

+3 = Generally, the reading was on target. Several specific things were accurate as well as general accuracy. Generally, 25% to 40% of the statements made in the reading could be inaccurate or ambiguous.

+4 = The reading was overall on target. This would include general accuracy throughout the reading with less than 25% being clearly inaccurate statements, with an allowance for one or two ambiguities. Most importantly, several specific things were clearly accurate.

+5 = This would be a reading that was completely on target with a majority of statements being specifically accurate with an allowance for general statements as well. There would be no inaccuracies in the reading. Nobody scored this high in the Psychometry Experiment.

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

1 An older person owns this
2a His daughter used to love to play with/look at it
2b but his grandchildren are uninterested
3a It was bought by a woman
3b because she thought the face was funny
3c and the nose made her laugh
4 Thereís disappointment associated with it because the team never won

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.



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

1 Sits on a manís desk
2 at work
3 there are tons of papers, books, files piled up in his office
4 kind of messy
5 (may be a researcher of some kind)
6 It was a gift
7 and was given to ďcelebrateĒ his new office
8 He tends to hold this object when heís thinking
9 but doesnít concentrate on it at all
10 There is a lot of brown around this object

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 = +1
It is accurate that the experimenter is surrounded by books and papers, often disorganized. He is a (historical) researcher. But no further specific information on the object, circumstances, or owner's life came to light in this reading.


OBJECT G - "PERFUME BOTTLE"
WHAT PARTICIPANT SAID/WROTE

1a A souvenir from a trip to Europe
1b a couple of years ago
2a Her mom used to wear this fragrance
2b and she has it to spray in the room if she wants to think of/remember her mom
3 A woman in her late 40s owns this
4a She doesnít really like the fragrance
4b but she loved her mom
5 The room this is kept in is pretty packed with objects that she loves and has collected over the years.
6a Itís kept in a drawer
6b in her bedroom

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 = +3
There are many aspects of this reading which are true. It was a souvenir from a trip to Europe in 2005, given as a gift from her mother, and the smell (although she does not really like it) reminds her of her mother, but she does love her Mom. The room where is is kept is packed with personal objects, and has been kept in a drawer, although not in her bedroom. It is not true that the owner is in her 40s. Good job!


OBJECT C - "BROOCH"
WHAT PARTICIPANT SAID/WROTE

1a The person who owns this does not wear it often
1b and she doesnít have a great deal of attachment to it
1c but thinks itís beautiful
2 It was bought on a whim.
3 She normally doesnít wear jewelry.
4 Sheís in her mid-30s.
5a I keep thinking it was purchased on the Shopping Channel
5b but also think it could have been bought at a flea market
5c or the Royal Ontario Museum gift shop.
6 Iím getting no special memories or emotions from this pin but have a strong feeling that the owner doesnít really care much about it.
7 Now Iím also feeling that Iíve just written the opposite to the objectís reality.

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 = +2
There are some accurate points in this reading. The person who wears it does not wear it often (line 1a), but thinks it's beautiful (line 1c). She doesn't normally wear jewelry (line 3). Line 5c is very interesting because the jewelry was bought at a museum, but not the Royal Ontario Museum. Also strange was the the Psychometry Experiment volunteer who was registering participants that day worked at the Royal Ontario Museum at the time. Other information, however, was inaccurate, such as it being bought on a whim (the gift was carefully thought out), and it is not true that the owner is not attached or does not care about the object. But no further specific information on the object, circumstances, or owner's life came to light in this reading. Rating waivers somewhere between +1 and +2, but the mention of a museum (in both the context of the owner and the volunteer that day) pushes it to a +2 in the experimenter's opinion.