Stefan Ossowiecki - This Russian-born psychic is one of the most famous psychometrists. Ossowiecki claimed to be able to see people's auras and to move objects through psychokinesis. His psychic gifts enabled this chemical engineer to locate lost objects and missing people, and he assisted in several criminal investigations. In 1935, he participated in a test of his psychometric powers - a test devised by a wealthy Hungarian named Dionizy Jonky that involved a sealed package. Jonky stipulated that this test was to be conducted eight years after his death. (Jonky and Ossowiecki did not know each other.) First, 14 photographs of men were placed in front of Ossowiecki, one of which was of Jonky. Ossowiecki picked out the correct photo. Next, Ossowiecki accurately described many details of Jonky's life and correctly identified the man who held the package for the past eight years. Finally, Ossowiecki was presented with the sealed package Jonky had prepared before his death. Ossowiecki touched the package and concentrated. "Volcanic minerals," he said. "There is something here that pulls me to other worlds, to another planet." Oddly, he also sensed sugar. Inside the package was a meteorite encased in a candy wrapper.
In later experiments, Ossowiecki performed remarkable psychometric feats with archeological objects - a kind of psychic archeology. These tests were conducted by Stanislaw Poniatowski, a professor of enthology at the University of Warsaw who could verify the accuracy of what Ossowiecki "saw." While holding a 10,000-year-old piece of flint, Ossowiecki was able to describe in amazing detail the lives of the prehistoric people who made it. In other tests he provided similar descriptions of people who lived as long ago as 300,000 years. Some of the information he provided was not even known by experts at the time, but confirmed by discoveries years later!
Ossowiecki described his visions as being like a motion picture that he could watch, pause, rewind and fast-forward - like a videotape or DVD!
George McMullen - McMullen, a carpenter and wilderness guide, became aware of his psychic abilities as a young boy when he correctly predicted the motorcycle death of a neighbor. As an adult in 1971, he agreed to a series of psychometric tests conducted by educator J. Norman Emerson. Emerson was an expert in the history of the Iroquois nation. He handed McMullen a non-descript fragment of a clay cylinder. McMullen not only identified it as part of a ceremonial pipe, but also described in detail how it was made and used, going so far as to draw an accurate picture of the complete object, decorations and all.
Over two years, Emerson took McMullen to various Iroquois sites in Canada where McMullen was able to provide highly detailed information about the lives of the Native Americans who lived there. He said he could actually hear them talking - and apparently understood what they were saying. Language, it seems, is not a boundary in this cosmic record. Over the years, he assisted many archeologists around the world with their research, giving correct information about prehistoric Canada, ancient Egypt and the Middle East - details that were confirmed by subsequent research.
Gerard Croiset - In the late 1930s and into the '40s, Croiset gained a reputation as a psychic detective using his powers of psychometry. Police departments in his native Netherlands and other European countries sought his help in solving some of their most bewildering cases. In one noted instance, he was even asked to help in the search for a missing four-year-old girl from Brooklyn, New York. Without leaving Holland, Croiset was given a photo of the girl, a map of New York City and a piece of her clothing. He correctly described that she was dead, the location of her body and the man who murdered her. His information led police to the girl's body and to the murderer, who was convicted of the crime.
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