Purpose of this Blog

I'm an investigator with Inspired Ghost Tracking and a developing medium. Inspired uses scientific equipment to find proof of ghosts or spirits. Since I was a child I could receive messages from ghosts or spirits (who have crossed over). I wrote "Pets and the Afterlife," "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" to teach others how Ghosts and Spirits communicate and to give hope about the afterlife. I also provide some scientific explanations about how they do it. I'm not a medium who makes appointments - I'm not as well-developed in my abilities as learned mediums. I'm more of a "medium rare." I just hope you find comfort in these explanations based on my experiences.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Pets and the Afterlife in the top 25 Amazon Kindle Supernatural books

Happy to see that "#Pets and the #Afterlife" is in the top 25 Amazon Kindle
Kindle Store    #23 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality > Occult > Supernatural
#27 in Books > Religion & Spirituality > Supernatural & Paranormal > Supernatural
#94 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Animal Care & Pets
Overall: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,071
Supernatural books, and hopefully it's helping grieving pet parents understand how their pets communicate with them from the other side. Here's a run-down from Amazon today:

Monday, July 6, 2015

Ghost Photo from the Archives: The Cooper Family Hanging Ghost?

Recently I saw a blog post from inyminy.com with a collection of old photographs that actually included ghosts. The first one in the collection was the most unusual. See what you think.  The image is credited: Pixgood.

The Cooper Family Hanging Ghost?

This photo is dated in the mid-1950’s in a home in Texas. The Cooper family had just moved into an old house  that they bought and decided to take this family photo. When it was developed (yes, they used film that had to be developed in 1950) to the left side of the photo appeared an upside down person that appeared to be hanging from the ceiling. What's interesting is that the face is blocked out.  Additionally, the figure also appears larger than the women. Because no address was given for the home, it is impossible to trace back in records to see who may have died there. 

LOOKING CLOSER - With Photoshop, I was able to zoom in and lighten the image of the upside-down ghost. One thing I saw was that the right arm actually cast a shadow. Ghosts don't cast shadows. 

  In addition, the "shadow" of the finger goes directly over the front of the candle and is not deflected on the other side of the candle.

 So, between the shadow, and the fact that the figure is much larger than the adult women, I think that this photo is just a double exposure. It is curious though, how the face is blacked out. 


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Great News! Harley Heads Home- another successful rescue dog adoption!

 On Saturday, May 30th, I had a table at the MId-Atlantic Doxiefest in Belair, Maryland  to promote my book "Pets and the Afterlife." - It was an outdoor event and fundraiser for Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue. got to work with a rescue that was trying to place their last couple of dogs, so the rescue manager could retire.  
Author Rob Gutro and Harley- looking for a home

While there, I met Jane, who was volunteering and helping a Fredericksburg, Virginia dog rescue. The rescue is managed by Yolanda McEntire, who is working to get her last few dogs adopted as she is retiring.  

    Jane brought over Harley, a 13 year old, senior black and tan dachshund.  I immediately took to him and really wanted to see him go to a good home. He had been with the rescue for over a year, and Yolanda really wanted to find him the perfect place.So I offered to help.

Harley's close up!
Jane and an adoptable dog

 What I've done with Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue (where Tom and I are members and volunteers) is that I take a short video of the dog, take several photos (and after assessing the dog's behavior and talking with the foster parent) I write a biography. I've learned that many people really, really want to see a video and read a bio about how the dog behaves, his habits, training, health, etc. so I include all of those things. 

   I've now used this format for 5 dogs and all five have been adopted within 2-3 months of making the videos and biographies live. What a wonderful reward to find these dogs homes. 

A short video of Harley I made 

   Well, on July 4th, we received an email from Yolanda that Harley had indeed found a forever home in West Virginia.  That totally made my July 4th (and the week). 



To lose a pet means to lose a child. The love we share with our pets never dies, and the author proves our pets do communicate with us from the other side. Learn how dogs, cats, horses and some birds have the intelligence and ability to send signs to the living after they pass. Take comfort in knowing our pets are around us from time to time and recognize the signs they give. Learn how they wait for us when it’s our time, what a pet’s ashes can do, and the difference between ghosts and spirits. Learn how and why living pets can sense entities. Follow one of the author's dogs on a ghost investigation. Read how spirits of the author’s 2 dogs and dogs from three other mediums communicated with them from the other side. Read about spirit cats and how a ghostly dog rescued a girl. The author also volunteers for Dachshund and Weimaraner rescues and has several dogs. (Available on AMAZON.COM in paperback and E-book)



Friday, July 3, 2015

A letter about a Gettysburg Ghostly Experience

The following is an email I received from a family who visited Gettysburg National Park, site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Gettysburg is a known haunted location. Many of the soldiers that were slain on that battlefield never left. There are intelligent haunts (ghosts that can interact with people and actually answer questions) and residual haunts (emotional energies that were so strong- like going into battle) that just appear and repeat over and over again.
  Here is the letter I received from a woman named Carol, along with her photos.
The photos were reprinted with permission.

Here's the description of Carol's experiences in Gettysburg that generated these photos: 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

#‎TBT‬ Rob & Bean Town Medium @ New England Pet Expo in 2014 - COMING BACK 9-19-15~!

#‎TBT‬ I was joined by Ruth Larkin, the Bean Town Medium at the New England Pet Expo in 2014. 
We BOTH make a return appearance there again this year on Sept. 19th. 

Details: Medium Ruthie Larkin joins Rob Gutro, author of "Pets and the Afterlife" at a booth at the New England Pet Expo, Aleppo Shriner's Auditorium, Wilmington, Mass. Ruthie and Rob will be greeting people and may even pass on messages. Rob will be speaking about his book mid-day from the Expo stage. Free Parking & Free Admission, Bring Your Pet! http://www.newenglandpetexpo.com/

Monday, June 29, 2015

Paranormal Experience in A Nursing Home

Credit: /www.thetop10s.net
Many people who work in hospitals or nursing homes have reported paranormal experiences.  The following was sent to me from a nurse.

     Every nursing school sends their newbies to local nursing homes first to practice caring for real people and to see how tough their new group is. 
     While doing my RN clinicals at the local nursing home I was helping an older gentleman go about bathing and eating etc... I was making his bed and he was sitting in a chair and he kept looking over the the other side of the bed where there was an empty chair. We had been making polite chit chat for several minutes when I finally had to ask: "Is there something over there that you'd like me to get for you? 
    I can't help but notice you keep looking over there." In a very normal, matter of fact tone of voice he replied: "No, thank you. It's just that my wife is sitting over there." I looked at the empty chair, looked at him, looked again at the empty chair and said: "Oh. I'm sorry, but I can't see her." I told myself that I believed in life after death and spirit visitation - but I also told myself that I had no idea what kind of meds this guy was on(some can be hallucinogenic). 
    So, I asked: "How long has your wife been passed away?" 
    He replied that it had been many years, he couldn't remember. He also stated that she comes to "visit him" often. 
     We then started chatting about something else. When I was done getting him ready for the day I told him it was nice to meet him and that I'd be going now. He replied likewise and said: "My wife says thank you for taking care of me today."  

This story is not surprising to me as there are a many Earth-bound ghosts or spirits (who come back and visit) in hospitals or nursing homes. As I explained in Dec. 2013, when my mother was failing in the hospital after a massive stroke, I sensed my dad's spirit in the room, and he was holding the spirit of our family poodle, Gigi. Both were there to take my mom to the other side. My mother passed early the next morning.

If you have worked in a nursing home or hospital and have had a paranormal experience that you'd like to share, please feel free to send it to me at Rgutro@gmail.com. I'll be happy to post it, and may include it in my next "Ghosts and Spirtis 2" Book (slated for 2017).
Thanks, Rob

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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