PARTICIPANT 034

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

1 Doesnít seem old.
2 Made for somebody
3 By a grandchild for a grandmother
4 Peaceful - happiness, peace, comfort, good memories
5 Lot of love coming off of this
6 It was made for someone who was really happy

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 C - "BROOCH"
WHAT PARTICIPANT SAID/WROTE

1 Pinned on the scarf of a lady
2 with a big smile and red hair
3 She took great care in how she looks
4 She watches what she wears to stay in current fashion
5 It makes me happy to hold this - whoever owns it must be a happy person
6 Keep feeling like there is a woman in a trenchcoat
7 She has an umbrella and it is raining
8 and wearing this on a scarf

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 you perceived from the object and the object itself or the owner's life.



OBJECT F - "MINI-TRUMPET"
WHAT PARTICIPANT SAID/WROTE

1 This doesnít make me feel as happy, makes me feel very sad
2 I feel like a little child about to cry holding this * reader starts crying
3 Not even sure what it is, it just feels very sad
4 I feel like I want to hold and have this object, make it feel safe
5 I have an unsettled feeling about this object
6 I feel a real need to bring peace
7 I donít want to put it back
8 Itís like a little kid who got in trouble for doing something they should not have done
9 I feel very possessive - like itís mine - Iím not putting it back
10 Itís strangeÖ I feel like it needs me
11 Iím not going to put it back, Iím just going to hang onto it
12 Iím having a hard time putting this one back in the box
13 I feel like Iím abandoning it by putting it back in the box

OBJECT F - 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
Owner of object and experimenter found no correlation between what you perceived from the object and the object itself or the owner's life.


OBJECT H - "BOY AND GIRL STATUETTES"
WHAT PARTICIPANT SAID/WROTE

1 This is perfect, even though one is broken; they serve their purpose whether they are complete and perfect or not
2 I feel like these things were lost and someone found them, and it didnít matter that one head was broken off
3 I donít get a happy or sad feeling - just relief

OBJECT H - ACTUAL BACKGROUND OF OWNER/OBJECT

OWNER:
This object was lent by a Roman Catholic housewife born in 1935. Originally from northern Italy, she has lived with her husband in Hamilton, Ontario since the late 1950s. She and her husband are retired, and own many rental properties for income. They are active in their cultural community, have three daughters and four grandchildren Ė three male and one female. They raise rabbits for food in their backyard, and have a garden. She is well-known in her family for her cooking, and serves very traditional rural, northern Italian dishes. She and her family have gone to resorts throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, but otherwise her travels have been limited to Canada and Italy.

STORY OF THE OBJECT:
She lent two small porcelain busts, one of a boy, the other of a girl. Made in Venice, they were given as a gift when her husbandís brother and his wife visited Canada in 1972. They are displayed on shelves in their living room with family photos and a few other mementos. The bust of the girl was broken when one of her grandchildren accidentally knocked it off a table where it was displayed in 1999. The woman interpreted this as a portent that her youngest daughter was dead Ė which never came true Ė and she was only relieved when her grandson confessed to breaking it. This story is a favourite in the family.

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