Purpose of this Blog

Rob Gutro is an author, paranormal investigator and medium with Inspired Ghost Tracking of Maryland. Since he was a child he could receive messages from ghosts or spirits (who have crossed over). *He wrote the books "Pets and the Afterlife," "Pets and the Afterlife 2," "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" to teach others how ghosts and Spirits communicate with the living and to give proof of the afterlife. He also published his encounters with Ghosts in the U.K. in a fun and historic personal book called "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation." As a scientist, he also provides some scientific explanations about how energy is the baseline for the afterlife and the medium that entities use to communicate.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tarot Tuesday: Seven of Swords

Every Tuesday, my friend Joy Andreason provides "Tarot Tuesday" to give you some insight into tarot cards. Today's card is the Seven of Swords

Joy says: Is someone not being forthcoming? Perhaps you are hiding a truth from someone else or yourself? With yesterday's and today's card right next to each other, it seems like there needs to be a heart to heart with someone. Stop lying to yourself or others.


MEANING OF THE CARD (from Biddytarot.com): 
The Seven of Swords shows a man sneaking away from a military camp with five swords in his arms. He looks over his shoulder at the two upright swords he has left behind. The smile on his face suggests that he is proud of himself for having slipped away without being noticed. 
UPRIGHT: Betrayal, deception, getting away with something, acting strategically 
REVERSED: Imposter syndrome, self-deceit, keeping secrets Seven of Swords Description 

BIOGRAPHY: Joy Andreasen is an author, shamanic practitioner, psychic medium, spiritual consultant, Reiki Master Teacher and wedding officiant. She has been giving messages from Spirit for almost twenty years. She teaches spiritual development and shamanic classes in Winchester and Herndon Virginia which are always highly acclaimed. 



For more about Joy Andreasen, visit: https://www.facebook.com/whispersofjoy/ 
Email: joyandreasen@gmail.com 
Website: http://www.WhispersofJoy.net

Monday, July 15, 2019

A Review I Like: from Amazon about "Pets and the Afterlife"


Here's the latest review of my book Pets and the Afterlife, from a pet parent. The review was posted on Amazon.com on July 1. I'm always glad to hear that people have found answers and comfort.



1. New! VegasAgent reviewed Pets and the Afterlife
Offers comfort that couldn't be found elsewhere 
 July 1, 2019
My Pomeranian passed away at the beginning of May, after 16 1/2 years together. She had been ill, but was doing better, and then one day, her health did a 180 from the night before. I had to make the most horrific decision a pet parent ever has to make. I cannot describe the pain, and emptiness that followed. I found myself doubting my choice, and questioning what she must have thought of me. Did she think I just gave up on her? Did she think I didn't love her enough, and that after all the love she showed me, my thanks was to have her life taken from her? I found myself starting to panic and question things I never really gave much thought to before; Will I really get to be with her again? How do we know they will be waiting for us? I was inconsolable, and I have never wailed the way I did in the week following her passing. Truth be told, I still have not gone one day without crying over her.

The day after she died, my mom gave me Rob's name, and told me how a few of her friends had met him and experienced his gift. I immediately found this book, and downloaded it. It was very difficult to get through more than a few pages at a time, because I just couldn't control the tears. However, the further I got, the more comfort and peace I started to feel.
I also found a podcast on his website, which was also extremely insightful and offered relief to all the questions that were plaguing me. He has a sincerity in his tone, and his writing sounds more like a friend explaining things to you, than just reading a random book.

A month after my baby was set free (almost to the day), my mother suffered the same loss with her elderly dog. Like me, she values her animals and her bond with them over people, so I know she was experiencing the same soul-crushing agony that I was. My mom doesn't have digital books, so I immediately ordered the paperback and had it sent to her, as I know it will help bring some comfort.

Overall, I would highly recommend this book to anyone who finds themselves in a whirlwind of questions and painful emotions. Thanks to this book, I was able to take solace in the fact that my questions, fears, doubts, and guilt, are shared by many pet parents. I don't know if I will ever feel certain that I made the right choice; there are always so many variables and what-if's, but I now know that I am not alone in those thoughts, and I have hope that she will sometimes be near, and that one day, I will have the joy of being reunited with her.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

PODCAST: Rob's interview on Beyond Reality Radio!

Missed This week's interview?   LISTEN Here! 
Beyond Reality Radio is heard on Radio Stations around the U.S.A. and host JV Johnson talke with two guests. First (for 30 minutes) Hillary Raimo discusses her life in various forms of media & how alternative media is shaping the landscape as outlined in her book. Then for 90 minutes, Rob Gutro discusses afterlife communication with pets, as he has explored in his book. 7/11/2019 : 


LISTEN:   https://player.fm/series/beyond-reality-radio-podcast/alternative-media-afterlife-communication-wpets-hillary-raimo-rob-gutro-071119
 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Last Night's Public Ghost Tour of Belmont Manor

Randy and Margaret do introductions
Last night 5 members of the Inspired Ghost Tracking or IGT group of Maryland, myself included,
gave a public tour of the Belmont Historic Mansion in Elkridge, Maryland. There were 33 people who signed up and showed up to meet the ghosts of this historic mansion.
IGT 'S FIRST INVESTIGATION  -
The Belmont Manor
   IGT conducted our first investigation of the Belmont in 2015 when it re-opened as an event facility. The property dates back to 1732, and the house had occupants who endured their own tragedies. In fact, some of them never left and remain as Earthbound ghosts. There are a couple of others who linger in the home that were not family members, however, and were just at one time, visitors. 
ORGANIZING THE EVENT - 
   Margaret, the founder split the groups into three sections. Margaret and Diane covered one side of the first floor, Randy and Ronda covered the other side and I (Rob) was on the second floor. 
THE IRRITATED GHOST - 
Ronda of IGT at the start of the night
  The "General" as I call him, is a ghost who helped plan the Iraq war of 1991 there at the Belmont (yes, it was planned there) and came back to haunt one room because he regrets the war (planned on bad intel as we all know now). He causes a LOT of people headaches, pressure and discomfort in one of the rooms and he was acting up last night giving me a big headache!


The "General's" Hallway

Rob's sketch of ballroom ghost
SOME SENSITIVE VISITORS -
  There were three people in the groups who were sensitive to ghosts and spirits and each had different gifts. One was psychic, one was a medium and the other read energy.

WANT TO GO? - 
  If you're interested in attending a tour of the Belmont and meeting the many (and there are many) ghosts who still dwell there, . Here's the info: It's the Belmont Manor Ghost Tour, at the Belmont Manor and Historic Park, 6555 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge, MD Info: www.belmontmanormd.org or 410-313-0200.
   We give these public tours about twice a year! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

TONIGHT Rob Returns as a Guest on Beyond Reality Radio at 12:15am EDT

Rob Returns as a Guest on Beyond Reality Radio tonight at 12:15am EDT
   LISTEN: beyondrealityradio.com/
The show was  created by Jason Hawes of Syfy channels Ghost Hunters. Hosted by Jason Hawes and JV Johnson
  Rob joins Jason and JV to talk about Pets and the Afterlife tonight after Midnight!


 Pets and the Afterlife and Pets and the Afterlife 2 are available in paperback and E-book on Amazon.com (under $10)

A New Cover for Pets and the Afterlife 2!

The Pets and the Afterlife 2 book by Rob Gutro now has a brand new cover! 
  The original cover was a painting of a dog and cat looking into the light. The new cover reflects various pets who have provided messages from the afterlife and gives the book a fresh, new look. 
  it's available on Amazon.com in paperback ($9,99) and E-book ($2.99) and I am humbled and honored by the reviews it has received. I'm glad it has provided comfort and understanding to people who have lost pets. 
  My deepest gratitude to Lisa of "Covers by Lisa" on Facebook, for creating this beautiful cover. 
  Let me know what you think of the new cover! 
- Rob Gutro


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tarot Tuesday: The Tower

Every Tuesday, my friend Joy Andreason provides "Tarot Tuesday" to give you some insight into tarot cards. Today's card is the Tower!

Joy says: Needless to say, someone may have a bad day today. You may learn a truth that upsets the world you live in. With seven planets retrograde it is no surprise to me that some people's lives may experience some chaos. Take a breath and thank the Divine for guiding you through.

BIOGRAPHY: Joy Andreasen is an author, shamanic practitioner, psychic medium, spiritual consultant, Reiki Master Teacher and wedding officiant. She has been giving messages from Spirit for almost twenty years. She teaches spiritual development and shamanic classes in Winchester and Herndon Virginia which are always highly acclaimed. 



For more about Joy Andreasen, visit: https://www.facebook.com/whispersofjoy/ 
Email: joyandreasen@gmail.com 
Website: http://www.WhispersofJoy.net

Monday, July 8, 2019

Oliver Plunkett martyred in 1681 - was his ghost captured on video?

On This Day: Oliver Plunkett martyred in 1681 - was his ghost captured on video?
Kenneth Haynes @IrishCentral Jul 01, 2019

Saint Oliver Plunkett, the Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Primate of All Ireland, was the last Catholic to be martyred in England. Born in 1629, Plunkett's ministry was set in troubled times.

The Catholic cause suffered greatly after the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland, which eventually resulted in a ban on the public practice of Catholicism. Many Catholic clergymen were executed, and Plunkett spent much of his life in hiding, working to advance faith in the Church from behind the scenes. Plunkett built schools both for the young and for clergy, whom he found "ignorant in moral theology," and took on the problem of alcoholism in the clergy writing, "Let us remove this defect from an Irish priest, and he will be a saint."

On July 1, 1681, Plunkett became the last Catholic martyr to die in England when he was hanged, drawn and quartered after a kangaroo court "trial." He was beatified in 1920 and canonized in 1975. In 1997, he became a patron saint, adopted by a prominent prayer group campaigning for peace in Ireland, and was named Saint Oliver Plunkett for Peace and Reconciliation.

The Ghost of Oliver Plunkett?

In 2010, British author Vikki Bramshaw claimed to have captured a ghostly apparition of Saint Oliver Plunkett on video while visiting Ireland.  Bramshaw said she only discovered the image of "the ghost" when she was later reviewing some of the cellphone footage she took at Saint Peter's Church in Drogheda, Co Louth, where Plunkett's head and other remains have been held since 1921.
The shrine of Saint Oliver Plunkett in St. Peter's Church in Louth (David Iliff - License: CC BY-SA 3.0)
The shrine of Saint Oliver Plunkett in St. Peter's Church in Louth (David Iliff - License: CC BY-SA 3.0)
"I don't really believe in ghosts or anything like that, so I was a bit spooked out to see it when I was checking my video when I got home," Bramshaw told a local Irish newspaper. "I visited Drogheda between March 10-17 and was taken around Newgrange and other tourist sites, and Saint Peter’s was just one of our stops," she said.

"I was just filming the cell door with my camera phone, and didn't notice anything unusual at the time, but when I checked it that night, I was definitely a bit spooked by what I saw."

The video shows what appears to be a face that appears at the small hatch in the door a number of times.
"I watched it, again and again, to see if it was a reflection, but there are other things reflected in the glass, and they're not moving, and this does," said Bramshaw, who lives in Southampton.
"I consider myself quite a down-to-earth person, and am keeping an open mind on what it might be."

There have been no other reported sightings of St. Oliver Plunkett in the church, and Bramshaw had no idea why he would have chosen her to make a first appearance.

Of course, Bramshaw was not exactly a stranger to the paranormal. She is the author of many books on witchcraft, including her latest, "Craft of the Wise: A Practical Guide to Paganism and Witchcraft."
Her biography on Amazon.com says, "Bramshaw is a student, teacher, and author of the esoteric mysteries and initiatory witchcraft. Having trained for almost 10 years under respected elders, she now runs her own coven who work on the edge of the New Forest, in Hampshire."

"I suppose I should be very honored if he did pick me," she added, "but it was very unnerving and a little bizarre to watch it back."
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=35&v=oSNrUjcR4ak
 

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Today's Sign from our Dog Sprite: Anniversary of his Passing

Sprite put his tee shirt front and center today
I've written two books about how our pets communicate from the afterlife (called Pets and the Afterlife and Pets and the Afterlife 2), and it's always amazing to me when the signs come. 
   Tomorrow, July 8th, marks 6 years ago that our Dachshund Sprite passed away and today he gave me a sign he is still very much around. Spirits will usually send us signs within 2 weeks of a birthday, anniversary (even of their passing) or holiday.
Signs can come in many ways, and you have to be open to recognizing them. That's why I wrote the books -to teach people how to recognize the messages our pets send from spirit to let us know they are still very much around us. 

ABOUT SPRITE -  Sprite came to us in December of 2010, just before he turned 14 years old. He was born on Dec. 23, 1996 and passed on July 8, 2013. 

MAKING A TEE SHIRT - After Sprite passed, I decided to have a tee shirt made with my favorite photo of him, his name and dates. I love the tee shirt and it's one of about 100 plus that I have. Today, Sprite let me know that he was around because that Tee shirt with his picture was the next one in my stack to wear. 

>HOW DID IT HAPPEN? - I have a stack of tee shirts in my closet, that I fold in a rectangle. Each week, after doing laundry, the newly laundered tee shirts go on the bottom of the back stacks. As I wear tee shirts from the front stack, I take the top of the back stack and put it under the front stack. - This way, I'm wearing ALL of the tee shirts equally, and not wearing the same one within 90 days. Yeah, I know, it's too organized for some, but that's what I like to do. SO, imagine my surprise when the top shirt on the front stack was the photo of Sprite... Sprite's tee shirt surfaced as the one to wear today, the day before the anniversary of his passing (actually, today marked the day we rushed him to the ER, because a tumor in is nose ruptured and wouldn't stop bleeding, helping us make the decision for July 8th- as he couldn't walk and wasn't eating either). 

NOT A COINCIDENCE - There's no such thing as a coincidence when it comes to spirit. 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Join Rob Gutro and McLean Jacobson at the Virginia Psychic Fair: Aug. 11, 2019

Rob Gutro and McLean Jacobson
There's a huge event in northern Virginia that features vendors, authors, mediums and more. It's the Virginia Psychic Fair! Join Rob Gutro and McLean Jacobson at the Virginia Psychic Fair: Aug. 11, 2019 

ABOUT THE FAIR: Aug 11, Sunday - Virginia Psychic Fair Falls Church, VA. Vendors may include: authors of paranormal books, Psychic readings, crystals and more. 
TIME: 9am to 5pm ET Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Boulevard Fairfax, VA 22031 Contact: Ed Hruneni: mdpsychicfair@gmail.com 
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virginia-psychic-fair-tickets-56708506670  

ABOUT ROB GUTRO: Rob Gutro is an author, paranormal investigator and medium with Inspired Ghost Tracking of Maryland. Since he was a child he could receive messages from ghosts or spirits (who have crossed over). As a scientist, he also provides some scientific explanations about how energy is the baseline for the afterlife and the medium that entities use to communicate and specializes in Pets and the Afterlife. www.robgutro.com
 
 ABOUT MCLEAN JACOBSON: McLean Jacobson reads, writes, and teaches in Columbia, Maryland. She is the proud recipient of the Malice Domestic Grant for the first Suny Davis mystery, Extrasensory Deception (then titled Hypothesis for Murder.) She loves to read about paranormal and psi research, psychic personalities, and anomalous events. Share your own experiences with her at www.McLeanJacobson.com.