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.


1 Ireland
2 Love
3 Instrument
4 Played (or has been played) outdoors in green fields
5 Sense that whoever used it sat very upright


This was a “control object” 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.

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


1 Think of cowboys and Indians, and a boy playing in the backyard of a house
2 Lots of joy and laughter from the person who wore this
3 Parents outside watching
4 Get a sense of water
5 Like a tunnel underground and being in there
6 A sense of apprehension walking to somewhere, not sure where
7 Alone
8 Sense of unease, not a good feeling with this image


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.

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 – and had a horrible feeling that something bad was going to happen, but she didn’t 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 boyfriend’s parents wouldn’t even speak with her at the funeral. To this day, she still feels his love.

The lender of this object felt that this reading resonated strongly with her. She felt line 2 accurately depicted the joy she received from her boyfriend. Line 3 seemed to reflect how the parents were overly protective. In line 4, water has many meanings for the lender, including that her deceased boyfriend wanted to be a professional diver, and that it was raining on the day he was killed while walking on a roadside by a drunk driver. In line 5, she recalled there was a tunnel they often visited, and even engraved their initials in. In line 7, he is buried in a cemetery where no other family members are buried. And lastly, she felt that although the memory of her boyfriend gives her great joy, there is also unease associated with his death. It is interesting how the participant's perceptions of the object, as abstract as they are, resonated so strongly with the lender of the object. Given that, the experimenter believes the reading warrants a +3 for generally being on target, although it is difficult to rate it any higher given the abstract nature of the details. To get a higher rating, accurate physical descriptions or actions would have been needed.


1 Sense of woman crying
2 Another image of a woman twirling in joy
3 Don’t know why, but the movie “Practical Magic” came to mind in scene where Sandra Bullock jumps into her future husband’s arms in the middle of the street
4 Something going on with ovaries / reproductive area
5 Chantal (Krevaziuk), “Ghosts of You” song came to mind.


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.

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 hadn’t 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 – and her grandmother had died around that time. Had the object not fallen out of the cupboard, it would never have had such meaning.

Line 4 reflects the connection of the object to the lender losing her virginity. But no further specific information on the object, circumstances, or owner's life came to light in this reading.


1 When held, felt a headache-type feeling
2 Woman
3 Grey hair
4 50’s
5 Unhappy, feels forlorn
6 Clear blue eyes, kind eyes
7 Lot of responsibility, weight on shoulders
8 Pressure in chest
9 Heartache, lost love
10 Feel tired, just want to pass out, forget it all
11 Even after I am done with this object, I feel like crying, sad


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.

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 mother’s 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.

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