Psychometry, also known as "object reading", is the reading of psychic impressions from a place or object. This ability can pick up information about past owners, recent events, powerful emotions, historical occurrences, and whatnot. For example, some people could touch a piece of paper and focus, and be able to sense the writers job, or even so much as a name. More common however is sensing the emotions of that time. Some are naturals in it from birth, and some can train to get it.