Psychometry is a psychic ability in which a person can read or sense the history of an object by touching it. The reader can receive impressions from an object by touching or holding it in their hands. These impressions can be perceived as images, sounds, smells, tastes and even emotions. Psychometry is a from of scrying - a psychic way of seeing something that cannot ordinarily be seen. Some people can scry using a crystal ball, black glass or even the surface of water. With psychometry, this extraordinary vision is available through touch. Psychometry is more likely to be effective if the object has strong history and sentimental value to the objects owner.