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Discovering My Psychometry


I am psychometric. For those who don't know, that means I sometimes get images or feelings from touching inanimate objects. I first discovered this several years ago. I must have been somewhere in middle school. It was at the Whydah Pirate Museum in Provincetown, MA. It's a really cool place if you're into pirates (which I totally was at the time) or if you're psychometric. There are a lot of artifacts on display that you can touch.

So I approached a gibbet, a tight-fitting iron cage fitted and forged for its captive. It was used to display executed pirates outside harbors and ports as a scare tactic. So I touched it, trying to imagine the kind of terror this gibbet brought to the pirates who saw it. Suddenly, I was filled with a dread unlike any I had ever known. I felt as if I were inside the gibbet, unable to move. It was terrifying! As soon as I pulled my hand away, the feeling vanished. I went on to touch a cannon and a chunk of ballast from the Whydah's hull. I felt the cannon firing and the rocking of the waves at sea.

Now, I figured this was all just in my imagination; I've always had a very powerful, active imagination. But then I touched a slave collar - an iron slave collar with long hooks so that the slaves couldn't escape through the underbrush. I thought about what if might feel like to wear that thing all the time, to have that weight around my neck, to know that I belonged to someone else and that I could never, ever escape. These thoughts were all going through my head, but when I touched the collar, nothing. I felt nothing. No fear, no dread, no sorrow, no anger. The metal was just that - lifeless metal in my hand. It was weird, even if it was imagined, that I'd suddenly be so out of touch with such a powerful empathy. A few minutes later, I found out that the collar was a replica. Everything else I touched was genuine. The gibbet, cannon, and ballast had all been used on or by actual pirates. The collar was made for the museum in recent years.

About a decade later, I've honed my ability. I have to activate it consciously, unless the imprint on the object is REALLY powerful. I was in a new age shop with my sister and I had her put different crystals in my hand and I felt them out. I was able to determine the elements with which they were associated, and sometimes their function. We switched roles and she got a perfect score. On a good day, when my mind is clear, I don't even need to touch things to get readings off them. I love going through museums, old buildings, and even thrift shops looking for readings. Not everything has an imprint, of course, and I don't pick up on it 100% of the time. But man, when it hits, there's no mistaking it!

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YumeShinigami (guest)
7 years ago (2017-01-06)
Jalen_93 hello you seem very interesting. I would like to talk to you, if you don't mind.
Jalen_93 (3 stories) (7 posts)
7 years ago (2017-01-06)
[at] gthlvrmx: That's how I got started with crystals, too.

[at] RockShan: Thank you! I do have other gifts. I see spirits and angels, and I sometimes get premonitions. This one is the most easily definable, though, and the only one I have a degree of control over.
RockShan (guest)
7 years ago (2016-12-27)
Pretty interesting, of course anyone can develop (almost) every ability, just some a rare few are born with a natural ability for it. I have a strong "Reading/Scanning" ability especially in terms of physical abnormalities due to my own training regime I came up with.

(If you need help with anything, or would like advise on training, etc. Just shoot me a message at shanon.beck1 [at] If you naturally have this ability, you probably have more "natural abilities" that can easily be sharpened. I can give you a "scan" to try to identify them.
gthlvrmx (64 posts)
7 years ago (2016-12-25)
I think I have the gift of psychometry too. I tested out crystals and that's how I began my journey with using crystals, I would hold the crystal and I would get an effect from them. Then I googled what they do and most of the time I was right on the dot. Totally changed my mind about crystals, I thought it was fake before.

I haven't practiced too much on physically touching an object recently, but I have this thing where I get images and scenarios in my head all the time. When I look at a person, or think of them, somehow I get information about them that is accurate. I tested this out by looking at photographs online and it worked, and I freaked someone out before. So I can do this with or without touch, but I have always felt the connection is intense when I look into their eyes.
Jalen_93 (3 stories) (7 posts)
7 years ago (2016-12-24)
[at] carriwill: That's so cool! As a general rule, I get feelings or emotions rather than images. I think it's amazing that you can use your abilities to help people.
carriwill (8 stories) (98 posts)
7 years ago (2016-12-23)
I can do psychic Telemetry also. I touch photos or letters of missing, cold cases or troubled people and then I get flashes of images.

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