Written by Christopher Laursen

Last year, with the support of Sue, Matthew and PSICAN, I conducted a six-week-long experiment to see if volunteer members of the public could obtain accurate information by holding objects belong to people they did not know.  Sixty-five people are varying ages and backgrounds participated at six different public dates through the Toronto, Hamilton, and Niagara regions of Ontario, Canada between 1 May and 30 June 2007.
Three participants gave particularly accurate impressions of the objects they read, in particular a web designer and online publication editor from Hamilton who has had clairvoyant experiences throughout her life.  Other participants were able to give accurate information on a few of the objects they read.  However, as expected with an experiment geared to the general public, the majority of people gave no or very little accurate information about the objects they inspected.
You can read my full report and results on the Psychometry Experiment website hosted by PSICAN

Many thanks to Sue St Clair and Matthew Didier for all of their help, to the volunteers who assisted with conducting the experiment and managing the volunteer participants, and of course to all of the participants who came out to try the experiment and for their patience while I was assessing results!  Thanks to Heather Anderson of Maple Ridge, B.C., for guarding information on those who lent objects for the experiment.  I am especially grateful to St. Catharines Museum at Lock 3, the Ancient Mystic (Markham), Robert Cross at Seneca College, and Conspiracy Culture (Parkdale in Toronto) for providing free space for the experiment, and to Lucsculpture Studio & School in the Danforth in Toronto for kindly offering space although that date was cancelled.  Special thanks to the anonymous donor who covered travel costs and rental of space at the Dundas Public Library and Toronto Public Library (Beaches Branch).  The kindness of people is what carried this experiment.