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.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

4 New Amazon .com Book Reviews on "Pets and the Afterlife" by Rob Gutro

I   As an author and a medium I think it's important that you hear how others feel after I talk with them, or they read my books. 
   Below are four more new Amazon.com reviews of how my books "Pets and the Afterlife" and "Pets and the Afterlife 2" books have helped them through their grief, by showing them how their pets are still giving them signs from the other side. 
    The books are available on Amazon.com in E-book and paperback. - Rob Gutro
A Grieving Pet Parent October 22, 2018
I have read books 1 and 2 . Reading both books had helped me to cope with the loss and had changed my outlook about life and pets and the afterlife. Rob was also very helpful in relaying messages from my son who had crossed over.
Lenora Lilja reviewed
Five Stars October 19, 2018
Love this
  A good read to help a grieving pet parent October 6, 2018
This by book by Rob is helping me cope up with my loss. It is good to know that my shih tzu son is waiting for me at the end of the rainbow. 
For anyone that has lost a pet September 7, 2018
Great read. Helped me greatly with my grief after recently losing my beloved pet. Great tool for understanding the signs from your pet after they have crossed over.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Give a Medium Reading for the Holidays with Ruth Larkin

My friend Ruth Larkin, the Beantown Medium is offering gift cards so you can treat someone to a reading for the holidays- the time we miss our loved ones the most. Ruth was ranked "One of America's Top 100 Psychics" and she appears in two of my books (Pets and the Afterlife and Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead). 
   She is so much more than a Medium, too. Here is what else she offers:
  • Psychic Medium
  • Reiki Master/Teacher
  • ​Medical Intuitive
  • ​Certified Energy Systems Management Practitioner
  • ​Certified Integrated Energy Therapy Practitioner
  • ​House Clearings
 To buy a gift certificate or for more information, go to www.beantownmedium.com
(Bottom right corner of her website)

Thursday, December 13, 2018

In the News: Weird Suffolk, U.K.: “The Great Troubler” of Walberswick

My latest book is called "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation" (by Rob Gutro) and conveys
all of the ghosts I met as I traveled throughout England. There are a LOT more ghosts in England that I  did not (yet) meet, and this story from the East Anglian Daily Times provides an interesting story about a ghost in Suffolk, U.K. - Rob

Weird Suffolk, U.K.: “The Great Troubler” of Walberswick

PUBLISHED: 16:30 30 November 2018
WEIRD SUFFOLK: Lodge Road, Walberswick   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN
WEIRD SUFFOLK: Lodge Road, Walberswick Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN
Many claim that Walberswick is the most haunted village in not only Suffolk, but England – even author George Orwell had his own tale to tell about this coastal corner of the county when he spied a spectre in the churchyard.

But today’s story doesn’t involve ghosts in the churchyard or Black Shuck the devil dog, or even the famous Walberswick Whistle which haunts the very air of the village: today we tell the tale of John Brooke, better known to those who knew him as The Great Troubler.

Close to the outskirts of the village is Westwood Lodge, a building which dates back to the 16th century on a site which has been used as a dwelling site for a further two centuries. In 1391, the Manor of Westwood belonged to the Duke of Suffolk, Michael de la Pole and since then it has welcomed many other families, including the Hoptons, the Blois and the Brookes, who lived in the manor in the early 1600s.
John Brooke was a wild, difficult man who could not stop himself from meddling in local affairs, including enclosing the common land near the manor house. Additionally, he was a tyrannical master who treated those in his employ with bitter cruelty, including his faithful horse.

No one was distraught, therefore, when in 1652, aged just 26, Brooke The Great Troubler, met his maker.

He had set off to Blythburgh to pass judgement on some unfortunates in court when he experienced a sharp pain – but, unwilling to delay his journey and keen to continue to court, he carried on his journey: “I’ll get to Blythburgh or die trying!” he exclaimed.
And indeed, John Brooke did die trying.

His young widow Jane married Sir William Blois and Westwood Manor remained in the possession of the Blois family until fairly recent times – it was, some believed, a decision which infuriated an already angry man from beyond the grave.

John Brooke’s spirit was said to ride furiously up and down the corridors of the manor house, creating such terror that the inner room to the master bedroom, which is where the hauntings were said to begin, was bricked up.

In 1865, when alterations to the manor led to it being opened up, it was said that workmen found just two objects: a saddle and a whip, both of which were burned with great ceremony and to great effect: the hauntings ended.

The East Anglian Magazine in 1961 also recalled a tale of ghostly footsteps and the spectral figure of a woman in a silk dress in the, both of which were reported by a Mrs Browne, the wife of a farmer living at the lodge, who reported hearing the ghostly pacing in the oldest part of the house at night, but said they were even more pronounced at noon.

A gardener at Westwood Lodge also told a similar tale: “We see’d a woman with a silk dress on, that’s what we see’d. My mother see’d it often. We lived over the dairy, me mother an’ me, and she see’d the ghost come out of Mrs. Cooper’s study…” (a tenant farmer named Cooper is listed in Whites Directory of Suffolk, 1844).”

In October, 1972, three policemen held an all-night vigil on the premises, having been told that “a lady in a long silver dress” had been seen numerous times over six decades, both in the grounds and on the track outside.

According to the policemen, at 1.20am, a length of cotton which had been taped across the entrance hall was found to have been dislodged and dull thuds were heard deep inside the house before a sudden drop in temperature and a feeling of electricity in the air. Although the men reported feeling as if they were being watched, they saw nothing, despite hearing several more dull thuds. They left at 4am.

In a follow-up letter in The Lantern, Robert Collins said he had been at the investigation with the policeman, which had been recorded: “Regarding the reported tape-recording, I heard this the following day and was present when P.C. Lincoln made it,” he wrote.

“Unfortunately there were some rather obscene words as P.C. Evans fell over and the noises occurred as these took place, hence the reluctance to publicise it. P.C. Evans and I went along to the lodge, to be very truthful, for the fun of it, but I don’t mind telling you it was one of the most terrifying experiences I’ve ever had in my life!”

Source: https://www.eadt.co.uk//news/weird-suffolk-great-troubler-walberswick-ghosts-westwood-lodge-1-5801996

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Remembering My Friend Richard: One of his Paranormal Stories

my friend Richard passed this year
   My friend Richard passed away this year and he was (and is in spirit now) such a wonderful guy.  Richard would always encourage me, make me laugh and smile -either by phone, email or letter (we worked together and emailed which is how we met a coast away).
  Richard leaves behind his wonderful wife, two grown sons and a dog we used to talk about. Although Richard and his family lived on the other coast, we would always write letters and post-cards (we liked the old fashioned communication).
   One of the things he and I had in common was a fascination with the paranormal. In fact, he has a story in my first book "Ghosts and Spirits." His mom, Betty also has several stories of her paranormal encounters in the same book.
  I know his spirit is around his family, and his life gave "life" to so many with his smile and wonderful personality during his time on Earth. 
  Below is a story that he told me on Friday, March 5, 2010, that I published on this blog, so in his memory, I'm sharing it again.
   - Rob

A Presence Attached to Hitler's Car in a Museum

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story was shared with me, and it's a prime example of how energies can attach themselves to objects. I've run into this before with entities attached to a mattress or a piece of furniture. In this case, it's a car!
The Lyon Air Museum is located on the west side of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. It was founded by Major General William Lyon. In the museum you'll find authentic aircraft, rare vehicles and related memorabilia, with emphasis on World War II.
The museum has a Mercedes that used to belong to Adolph Hitler. It was likely one of his staff cars. The interior in the front of the car is the original leather interior, also the hand hold on top of the window of the car which Hitler gripped when saluting to the crowd is intact. No one is allowed inside the car but Gen. Lyon's driver stood in the car, grabbed the hand hold as to imitate Hitler's pose which is portrayed in a poster in front of the car. He claims a strange feeling overtook him that he couldn't explain. He got out of the car very quickly.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tarot Tuesday: The Sun

Every Tuesday, my friend Joy Andreasen brings us Tarot Tuesday. Today's card is the Sun !

Joy Says:
Don't be afraid to shine the true light of your soul! You are a magnificent soul and today is a perfect day to celebrate living and being. No matter what your day to day ups and downs may bring, know that you are amazing! Be open, honest and real today. Celebrate life and love.

ABOUT THE CARD: The Sun (XIX) is a trump card in the tarot deck. Tarot trumps are often called Major Arcana by tarot card readers.
Depiction: An infant rides a white horse under the anthropomorphized sun, with sunflowers in the background.
Meaning: The card portends good fortune, happiness, joy and harmony. It represents the universe coming together and agreeing with your path and aiding forward movement into something greater.
Upright card (keywords): Joy, Enlightment, Material happiness, Marriage, Success, Vitality
Reversed card (keywords): False impressions, Lack of clarity, Low Vitality, Sadness
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, December 10, 2018

A Hauntingly Good Holiday Party with Inspired Ghost Tracking

LtoR: Ronda, Tom, Margaret, Rob
      I belong to the Inspired Ghost Tracking paranormal group to use my gifts to help families who deal with Earthbound ghosts haunting their houses, but this weekend, attended the group's Holiday party. It's always nice to partake in a gathering where you have something in common with everyone (how often can you say that?).
   We participated in a gift swap where if  someone didn't like their gift, they had an opportunity to swap it with someone whose gift they did like. 
   The gifts ran the gamut from a book on ghosts, paranormal tools like flashlights and batteries to wine, gift cards, puzzles, and food.  
Nancy, Pat, Judy, Renee
   We wrapped up gift cards to a Supermarket, because, well, they're practical, and everyone shops for groceries!  I got a gift bag with a Dunkin' gift card, a delicious brownie, and a coupon at Kohls (where we shop) so that was perfect- Coffee, sugar, and shopping. 
Margaret, Ronda, Colleen, Nancy
   Tom got a bottle of wine and he was all excited about that... until our friend Dana swapped out her gift and took Tom's wine.    Tom exclaimed "But I like wine!" Everyone laughed.
  Although the gifts are supposed to be gender-neutral, last year, Tom wound up with a pair of ladies' earrings, which he promptly gave someone else..
   The event was fun, though, and spending time with like-minded and caring friends was a great way to mark the holidays.
  SIDE NOTE- If you in the the "Holiday spirit" in a bad way, with a ghost in your house - contact paranormal investigators like Inspired Ghost Tracking of Maryland to help cross them over and make your holidays (and the ghost's) brighter.  Website: https://inspiredghosttracking.webs.com/
LtoR: Judy, Renee, Dana, Jimmy and Amy

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Q&A: Do Our Pets Reincarnate? When?

One of the questions I get asked most often from grieving pet parents is if their dog, cat, horse, etc. will be reincarnated quickly. In short, the answer is no, but there's a good reason! 
Here's the question: Rob! So sorry to ask you this... but I’m having some anxiety regarding one thing... Is my dog going to come back to me in my lifetime?! Will or has she reincarnated? Sorry for asking you this question but my heart needs to know... 

My Response:  No need to be anxious! As I wrote in my books "Pets and the Afterlife" our pets wait until we have passed and then meet us when we cross over. Then, once we're all together in the afterlife, we all reincarnate and come back, all connected again in some way. 
   It's the same thing with people who pass. They wait for everyone they knew in the physical to pass away before they reincarnate. So, all of them will be waiting for you in the light, including your pets.
   In the meantime, spirits of both people and pets will be around us for the rest of our physical lives, protecting and guiding us. 

 You can find more answers in my books "Pets and the Afterlife" and "Pets and the Afterlife 2" available on Amazon.com
Rob Gutro's Pets and the Afterlife books