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, March 19, 2019

Tarot Tuesday: The 9 of Swords

Every Tuesday, my friend Joy Andreason provides "Tarot Tuesday" to give you some insight into
tarot meanings and the week. This week's card is the 9 of Swords.
Joy says: Anyone out there having trouble sleeping? Aside from dietary issues or other natural causes, sometimes we have so much on our minds that sleep eludes us. 
   It could be guilt, grief, or a slew of other issues that seem to come calling when we should be resting. 
   Spirit says it may be beneficial to cut yourself some slack. Don't try to be Superman (or woman) all the time. Allow yourself some time to just be. Say no to something if you have to. Allow yourself time to recharge.

POSITION OF THE CARD (from Biddytarot.com): 
Upright: Anxiety, worry, fear, depression, nightmares
Reversed: Inner turmoil, deep-seated fears, secrets, releasing worry

CARD DESCRIPTION: The Nine of Swords shows a woman sitting up in her bed with her head in her hands. She appears to have been jolted awake from a terrible nightmare that has left her disturbed, scared and anxious. Nine swords hang on the dark wall behind her, representing the negative thoughts that weigh heavily on her mind. The base of the woman’s bed features a carving of one person defeating another, and roses and the outlines of astrological symbols adorn the quilt wrapped around her.

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.ne

Monday, March 18, 2019

March 19th Rob's On-line Interview on Unlocking the Unknown

Tune in tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19, from 9 to 11pm EDT, and catch Rob's On-line Interviewon Unlocking the Unknown with host Gary Fisher along with his co-hosts Brian Huxley, Ed Bagrowski, and Adam Anderson.
- They'll cover ghosts, spirits, haunted places, pets and the afterlife and more in this 2 hour interview.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Video: My Ghostly Tour Guide at Hever Castle: Ghosts of England book

In my book "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation" by Rob Gutro,  I wrote about my encounter with a ghost named "George" when I entered Hever Castle in the United Kingdom. Having no knowledge of the castle, and no idea who it was, I learned it was Queen Anne Boleyn's brother, who met a fateful end under the rule of Henry VIII, George shared a number of personal things with me and accompanied me through Hever Castle, acting as a ghostly tour guide. This video that I made outside the castle captures some of that, and the rest is in the book!
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/oa4rkg-nz9k


What happens when a medium goes on vacation? Can a medium simply switch off their ability at will? Well…not exactly. Rob Gutro is a medium/author/paranormal investigator and a scientist who has written 4 books about his encounters with human and animal ghosts and spirits.
    In this book, you will read about his experiences on two separate trips to the United Kingdom. England’s rich history and many epic battles have caused an over-abundance of residual emotional energy. Everywhere he traveled, he had a paranormal experience. He explored royal palaces and spent the night in haunted castles. He encountered the ghosts of historical figures including a queen, a prince, and a nobleman; and several ghosts even shared their pain of death experience with him. On one occasion, the doppelganger of a loved one provided directions when he became lost while driving in the countryside due to a malfunctioning GPS.
     But not all of his encounters were of the human variety: there was also a very special visit from a canine ghost. This book is intended to be more than just a collection of personal ghost stories. In addition to relating my ghostly encounters, he has also included a short narrative history of the places where the experiences occurred. After all, knowing the history of a place is key to understanding why a ghost has decided to stay behind.
    So, join Rob as he relates his encounters with the ghosts of England. Rob has written 4 other books about the paranormal, two about people (Ghosts and Spirits and Lessons Learned From Talking to the Dead) and 2 about pets (Pets and the Afterlife and Pets and the Afterlife 2). The books are available in paperback and e-book on Amazon.com.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

An Unexpected and Appreciated Thanks

I received this beautiful bouquet at our doorstep this morning, from a couple for whom I gave a free email reading of messages from their dachshund who passed. I don't know how they got the address, as we just communicated by email, but this was a really generous thing to do. I do what I do to just bring Comfort to people who have lost their dogs and cats, and I don't expect anything in return. So this was extraordinarily thoughtful and totally unexpected. Thank you to Geoffrey the Dachshund's two dads.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Part 8: Haunted Devon, UK: Spinsters Rock

Photo: The so-called Spinsters Rock near Drewsteignton
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 here is the Eighth  of several postings from Devonlive in Devon, U.K about some of them.. - Rob

  Spinsters Rock

This rock formation is a Neolithic dolmen near Drewsteignton on Shilstone Farm west of the village near the A382 road.
Legends surround these rock formations and stone circles in Dartmoor often tell of young maids being turned into stone for dancing on the Sabbath. But it is in fact a neolithic tomb. The distinctive leaf-shaped flint arrowheads used by Neolithic man have been found nearby on the Moor.

SOURCE: Devon Live: https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/viking-ghosts-still-haunt-bloody-2286420  

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tarot Tuesday: The 8 of Cups

Every Tuesday, my friend Joy Andreasen brings us Tarot Tuesday and today it's the 8 of Cups
Joy  says: You may find that you need some time away from a relationship or emotional situation. You may move, take a trip or you may just separate yourself emotionally. In either case, the end result is not yet determined. Be open to seeing the situation in a new way. 

Biddy Tarot provided keywords and the card's meaning: https://www.biddytarot.com/ 
KEYWORDS: Upright: Disappointment, abandonment, withdrawal, escapism Reversed: Trying one more time, indecision, aimless drifting, walking away.

MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION: In the Eight of Cups, a man walks away from the eight cups standing in the foreground. The cups are arranged in such a way that it looks like one is missing, a sign that emotional fulfilment and wholeness is lacking. The man has turned his back on these cups with a sense of loss and disappointment and shuffles away into the mountains. A nearby river symbolises his emotions, and the mountains represent the awareness that this will not be an easy journey (though it will be necessary for true long-term happiness). The moon in the night’s sky illuminates the path ahead – the man is leaving in the dead of night hoping to go unnoticed, suggesting that there may be a level of escape or avoidance in this card.

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, March 11, 2019

What to Do With a Person or Pet's Ashes?

One of the things my partner and I have talked about is what to do with our ashes after we're gone. Of course, we plan to have them mixed with the ashes of our dogs and spread out somewhere. On January 31, 2019, an article in BBC News highlighted how Washington State is moving to legalize using ashes for compost. It makes sense, really. The Earth is running out of cemeteries and why not contribute your remains to help grow plant life? Think about how many tombstones sit in older cemeteries that no one knows. Granted, that some religions mandate burial, but if you can look past religion (we're all going to be energy as a spirit -or an earth-bound ghost if you prefer - although you shouldn't), you can do something after your time to help promote other living things!
   There's a company in the U.S. already that inserts ashes in a "bio urn." The company, called "Living Urn" said a tree urn is a biodegradable urn or bio urn that grows a tree in combination with ashes or cremated remains. The Living Urn tree urn and the urn itself is made from 100% biodegradable materials that are all natural and it will grow a living memorial tree. The Living Urn offers a special Bio Urn for People and a different Bio Urn for pets. You can learn more about them here: https://www.thelivingurn.com/ 

Meanwhile here's the BBC article...

How do you compost a human body - and why would you?
BBC NEWS 1-31-19

This is the vision - in an indoor garden, a honeycomb structure lines the walls, and inside each cell, a human body composts. When it's done, loved ones take home a pot of soil, not an urn of ash.

A person's final resting place could be the foundations of a flowerbed or could feed the roots of a tree.

This is what Washington state is preparing to legalise. If the bill passes, the western state would be the first in the nation to allow human composting as a burial option.

Here's what it means to choose a compost burial - and why a growing group of Americans are eschewing convention for a new way to rest in peace.

The driving force behind the movement in Washington state is Katrina Spade and her company, Recompose.

It says it can turn you into useable, fertile, soil in 30 days.

"It's just an accelerated process of natural decomposition," says Nora Menkin, executive director of People's Memorial, a non-profit funerary services advocacy group in Seattle, Washington.

The method Recompose offers is based on the ways we already compost livestock - with a few changes from Washington State University soil science researcher Prof Lynne Carpenter-Boggs to make the mixture more socially acceptable.

Based on research from Prof Carpenter-Boggs' team, the final process involves placing the body in a mix of wood chips and similar composting materials, allowing thermophilic - heat-loving - microbes and bacteria to get to work.

Remains are also heated to 131 F (55 C), killing off contagions so the resulting soil is safe to use - a key part of why many supporters prefer this manner of burial.

"We have all this energy and potential that's either burned up or sealed away in burials, when it could be utilized to let life go on," Ms Menkin says.

Here's the Full Article (that goes into how a corpse would decompose if buried, and it's icky): https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47031816

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Listen to the Podcast: Ghost Box Talks with Rob Gutro about Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead, Pet Spirits

Earlier this week, I had a great interview with Greg Bakun, host of Ghost Box MN radio, and we talked about my books "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," and "Pets and the Afterlife." - It was a great discussion that really flowed for the entire hour. Really enjoyable, and we covered a lot of ground about the paranormal. You can hear it here https://kcorradio.com/KCOR/Podcasts/GhostBox-Radio/2019/march/rob-gutro.jpg

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Video: Mike Ricksecker's Friday Night Ghost Frights: Oak Island Ghosts! Is the Island Really Haunted?

History and Hauntings in a great 8 minute video from my friend Mike Ricksecker. Mike is an author, paranormal investigator and a You Tube host. Today, he brings you the story of Oak Island's ghosts (of Nova Scotia, Canada)! 

ABOUT THE VIDEO: Oak Island ghost stories and legends! Is the infamous cursed island really haunted? Inside the haunted history of Oak Island and its famous money pit in Nova Scotia, which has been rumored to contain everything from pirate gold to Knights Templar treasure. Many of those who have lived and worked on the island have reported seeing ghosts and other supernatural phenomenon during its storied 200 year history. Find out their paranormal stories in what may be one of the most haunted places in Nova Scotia!

8 Minute Video: https://youtu.be/gZMJz0K_B_4

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Rob's Great Day at Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, Mass.

On Sunday, March 3, I visited Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, Massachusetts and gave three
lectures on how pets communicate from spirit, based on my books "Pets and the Afterlife" and "Pets and the Afterlife 2" (both best-sellers on Amazon.com I'm happy to say!).

Pets and the Afterlife, and Pets 2, by Rob Gutro
   Mariah,  one of the volunteers, coordinated the entire event and gave me a tour of the amazing facility. I was amazed by the facility, the volunteers, and the organization and care of the dogs and cats. There are so many volunteers there - I was overwhelmed at the unselfishness and love that these folks show every day. Amazing people. 

A Shelter Dog saying take me home!
  Each of my three lectures was about 45 minutes to an hour long. Altogether there were about 80 or so who showed up, out of the 90 who reserved a seat. There were questions and answers throughout the talks and personal messages shared. Sometimes it was quite emotional, but I got the sense that those attending learned some things to help them recognize signs from their pets in spirit.

  I enjoy doing these shelter benefits, because all of the money raised goes to fund the shelter food, medical care and housing- and people get to use it as a tax deduction!

  I really enjoyed my visit and meeting all of  wonderful folks that attended, and thank the shelter folks for doing what you do for the dogs and cats.

  Mariah wrote me a nice note afterward and said "This was kind of a big one, or at least the biggest one this year. Thanks again for coming! I think people really took comfort in it, and it was also a huge benefit to the shelter! Everyone was so impressed and amazed at how much it brought in!"

This little puppy is a dachshund mix. 

The cat playroom