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," "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation," and "Kindred Spirits" to teach others how ghosts and Spirits communicate with the living and to give proof of the afterlife. 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. *NOTE -Rob doesn't do this full time*

Monday, November 11, 2019

Ten Most Bizarre Cemeteries: #2 - Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic

Today's blog will tell you about one of the 10 Most Bizarre Cemeteries In The World Recently
TheTravel.com did a series on the top 10, and I'm sharing them again here. BTW, cemeteries aren't haunted. Earth bound ghosts who chose to stay, stay at places they knew in life, a place where they died, lived or liked. However, spirits who have crossed over can come back and visit living people in cemeteries. Now, on to the bizarre cemetery of the day...

Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic

The Czech Republic's Sedlec Ossuary has a history as bizarre as the church itself. Appropriately nicknamed "Bone Church," the 40,000-plus human skeletons that came to decorate the interior of the church were originally buried in the church's cemetery. When overcrowding became an issue in the 1870s, church officials employed FrantiĊĦek Rint to move the bones inside the church.

As unsettling as the decor is, the church boasts a spectacular chandelier made entirely out of bones, among dozens of other impressive features. You just can't hire interior designers like that anymore.


SOURCE: https://www.thetravel.com/bizarre-cemeteries-you-need-to-see/

Sunday, November 10, 2019

NOW AVAILABLE- Personalization of my Books as Holiday Gifts!

Now you can get a personalized book from me for yourself or a holiday present.  Simply email me at Rgutro@gmail.com, provide the name of the person to whom you want it personalized, and I will mail it to you (Each book is $10, plus shipping). You can pay for it via paypal. 
To find my books on Amazon.com, just type in "Rob Gutro"

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Encounters from Last Night's Ghost Tour of Belmont Manor, Maryland

Ghostly little girl
Last night 4 members of the Inspired Ghost Tracking or IGT group of Maryland, myself included, gave a public tour of the ghosts who live in the Belmont Historic Mansion Manor. 25  people had signed up and showed up to meet the ghosts of this historic mansion.We split into three groups and Tom and I covered the 2nd floor and introduced folks to quite a few ghosts. In today's blog you'll learn about the message one of the visitors on the tour had for ME, from one of the ghosts, and you'll read about the grumpy ghost we all encountered. Read on!

IGT 'S FIRST INVESTIGATION  -  IGT conducted our first investigation of the Belmont in 2015 when it re-opened as an event facility. The property dates back to 1738, 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. 

The Belmont Manor
A SENSITIVE VISITOR HAS A MESSAGE FOR ME! 
  There were a couple of people in the groups who were sensitive to ghosts and spirits. At the end of the night, one man told me that the little girl's ghost who lives there, likes it when I come to visit and wants me to play. She told the man that she also wants to play with the little African American girl ghost in the kitchen.  It's amazing how ghosts convey these messages!




The "General's" Hallway
THE GRUMPY GHOST - 
  The "General" as I call him, is a ghost who helped plan a war in 1991 there at the Belmont (yes, there was one was planned there and we'll tell you about it on the tour) and came back to haunt one room because he regrets the war (planned on bad intel as we all know now). He causes sensitive people in the groups to feel chest pressure or general (no pun intended) discomfort . Last night he showed his grumpy personality and gave me some uncomfortable chest pain.
 
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 ye

Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday Night Ghost Frights: Are Shadow People Aliens?

My friend Mike Ricksecker addresses a theory about Shadow People encountered during paranormal investigations. I've always sensed that Shadow people are life forms from another solar system/universe. In fact, I discuss that in Chapter 5 of my 2016 book "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" (on Amazon.com).  Here's Mike's fascinating video that includes HIS experience with a Shadow being... and he has a book coming out about Shadow people in 2020, so put that on your Amazon wish list, too!
- Rob Gutro
  ABOUT MIKE'S VIDEO: Are some shadow people aliens? If shadow people are interdimensional beings and some extraterrestrials travel across dimensions, is it possible that the shadow person you see in the corner of the room is actually an alien? Are they using some sort of technology to cloak themselves as a shadow? A look into the possibility that some shadow people we experience may actually be alien visitations. Featuring clips from a paranormal investigation that included a shadow person encounter! Paranormal publishing and video production is what we do. Welcome to our haunted world!
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/0Sy4HmoDeDo


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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Questions about Signs from Spirit: Feathers, Butterflies, Coins

In several of my books I explain how spirits (of loved one who crossed over) and Earthbound ghosts can communicate and provide various signs to us. Spirits can manipulate or influence things in nature like birds, butterflies, flowers, etc. while ghosts cannot. ; Dan also found coins. I always tell people to check the year to learn the identity of the sender.
Recently I received an email from Dan, whose dog Romeo passed. Dan shared a couple of things that he thought were signs from Romeo, but he had questions about them, since they appeared to him in an abnormal way. Here's Dan's email and my response. ->>>> 
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THE EXPERIENCES: . .I have some questions to ask you about signs. Since Romeo passed away, I have found a single penny on 2 separate occasions and a nickle on another occasion. One penny had the same year that he passed on it, the others had random dates.
. As feathers go. I have come across feathers on 3 separate occasions. On 2 separate occasions, I came across an entire wing by itself with rest of the bird gone. Once in my girlfriends back yard where me and Romeo played and the other time was at work. The other time, I found 2 feathers at work.

Now as Butterflies are concerned. I have come across some big beautiful colorful Butterflies at work. Once as I was walking with my head down, I told Romeo how much I love him and miss him and as soon as I raised my head after I said those things there was a big colorful butterfly over my head. The other time, I was walking and in my path I came across a big colorful butterfly but it was laying on the ground and appearing that it was dying or dead.   

THE QUESTIONS AND MY ANSWERS: 
 1. In order for coins to be a sign, does the coin have to have a year on it that means something such as Birth date or date of death or the year that I got Romeo?
2.
  Is it more of a significance by finding an entire wing(with the rest of the bird missing) than it is just finding one feather?

3. Is a dead butterfly or dying butterfly mean something, and is it a sign from Romeo just as the living butterfly was a sign?

ROB'S ANSWERS:
 It takes a lot of effort for a spirit to make sure they give you a sign.

 You know they are signs when you were thinking of the pet or  person and something comes your way, Just as the butterfly did. Romeo didn't mean to take the butterfly down but it was important you saw it at that time. 
  He did the same thing with the bird! He loved chasing birds and still does.  The bird wing being in the backyard of where Romeo used to go is also a sign. That's because he used to go there and was familiar with that yard. So he dragged the wing out for you to see it. He did the same at your workplace because he wants you to know that he can now follow you to work!
As for the coins, usually the date will indicate the spirit. However there are exceptions because it takes a lot of effort for a spirit to find the exact date so sometimes they take the coin that is closest to you. They do that especially when you are thinking of them.
  He certainly has been quite active! He wants to assure you that he is able to follow you wherever go! He has thoroughly convinced me!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Short Video: Weird Norfolk - Kitty Witches Row in Great Yarmouth

In this Video short, you will  get a quick 2 minute look at the hauntings in Norfolk, England, and learn about the ghosts of Kitty Witches Row in Great Yarmouth, UK. 
Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. It is 158.54 km or.51 miles between Norwich (Norfolk) and London. 
Video: https://youtu.be/NbYpmbNkxBM

 If you like hauntings about England, read about MY personal experiences and learn History! -One of my books is called "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation" and is all about the various ghosts I met when I took 2 vacations in England. Available on Amazon.com: 



Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Part 2 Q&A: Ashes in a Civil War Battlefield - Sign from a Blue Jay

In Sunday's blog, I answered a question from a man who was interested in having his ashes scattered http://ghostsandspiritsinsights.blogspot.com/2019/11/q-would-spreading-my-ashes-in-civil-war.html .
on a Civil War battlefield, and whether that would offer comfort to the ghosts of the lingering soldiers. You can find that story here:
Today's blog is the follow up email he sent me after he visited the battlefield to find the right "spot" for his ashes. A spirit motivated a Blue Jay to tell him exactly where that would be.  Here's his story:


Hi Rob-  I thought I could be "closer"[to the battlefield], but I was just too overwhelmed with the visions  and my emotions of the closeness of the actual brutality of war. The vivid descriptions of each location the Park Ranger narrated to me, which I asked him to do, just plain and simple did not want me to be there.....then or forever !
   So I asked him to show me a place more peaceful or even a scenic area if possible.

We went to a battle scene that was the last battle, the one that ended the

Stones River Conflict. 58 Union Cannons spread 7 football fields apart literally took the forest down along with 1,800 Confederate soldiers in a  matter of minutes before they could cross Stones River.
Image result for stones river conflict mcfadden's farm
The place I chose was where the cannon balls would have been fired over my location. No one died here, only beyond the cannon fire. I felt more at peace being " between " our conflict than in the middle of it. The place is McFadden's Farm.


As I walked this large rocky scenic area looking for my final resting place, I kept hoping for a sign, a voice, a feeling, something to make me stop and say, here, this is the place. It was a sunny crisp cold fall day, very quiet. Everyone stopped talking, the wind seemed to stop as I walked ahead among the rocky terrain. It became eerie quiet.

Then from above, high in the tall spruce trees a Blue Jay let out what sounded to me urgent calls. I stopped, looked above but couldn't see the Jay, but knew instantly this was the place. The Jay, or someone as a Jay chose my final resting place. That was my Spirit Jay, no doubt.
A peaceful site

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 MY RESPONSE:  That was quite an experience on the battlefield. I agree that the energy there is disturbing in areas where active battle occurred. I am glad to hear you found the peaceful spot near McFadden's Farm and that you were paying attention when spirit inspired the Blue Jay to tell you where to go.  That's an amazing story. Thanks for the update and for sharing the experience!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Ten Most Bizarre Cemeteries: #1 - Neptune Reef

Today's blog will tell you about one of the 10 Most Bizarre Cemeteries In The World Recently
TheTravel.com did a series on the top 10, and I'm sharing them again here. BTW, cemeteries aren't haunted. Earth bound ghosts who chose to stay, stay at places they knew in life, a place where they died, lived or liked. However, spirits who have crossed over can come back and visit living people in cemeteries. Now, on to the bizarre cemetery of the day...

Neptune Memorial Reef, Florida 

The Neptune Memorial Reef is located about three miles off the coast of Key Biscayne, Florida, and is both an Atlantis for the dead and a man-made reef. Opened in 2007, it was originally supposed to be an artificial reef for the underwater ecosystem, but is now a unique burial spot.

Those interred in the Neptune Memorial Reef are cremated and the ashes placed in concrete, then sent down to the bottom of the ocean. The site is popular among Miami divers, and you can access it yourself or via local boat and diving companies.

SOURCE: https://www.thetravel.com/bizarre-cemeteries-you-need-to-see/

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Q&A: Would Spreading My Ashes in a Civil War Battlefield Comfort Ghostly Soldiers

The Sunken Road-( Bloody Lane) 5,000+ Union and Confederates died
Recently I received a question from a man who wanted to bring comfort to the many ghosts of Civil War soldiers who still haunt battlefields. He wondered if bringing his ashes to haunted sites would help the ghosts find peace (what a wonderfully unselfish idea... but...) Here's the question and my answer:

QUESTION: 
I have chosen to have my ashes scattered at Stones River Battlefield, Murfreesboro, TN.
My request was to be near a soldier or soldiers that may have died alone. My thoughts being that maybe I could be of some comfort. Below is a response I got from a representative from the Battlefield:

" If you want my opinion on a place for your ceremony where a soldier might have faced dying alone, then I'd say the area at our Tour Stop #2 is the best bet. That area that became known as the Slaughter Pen, saw some of the most vicious fighting of the battle. The Confederates pushed through Union resistance there after a two hour struggle and moved north more than half mile for the final fighting on December 31, 1862. The wounded men left behind could have waited for days for assistance since they lay behind the battle lines a

nd many certainly perished while waiting. "

I have found out that there have been ghosts seen in this location. I guess my question is that now, I'm second guessing myself if this is a good idea.

 Why have these soldiers have not moved on? Will my presence be of any value ?

ANSWER:
 . That's an interesting concept to have your ashes scattered at a battlefield where many soldiers passed away.  I understand your intentions and they are truly honorable.
    I am unsure however, that these Earthbound ghosts would understand why your ashes are being scattered there. 
   When you pass, you will very likely cross over and become a spirit. Your ashes will just be a residual material. You will be on the other side and not connected to them so your intention would likely not come through to the Earthbound ghosts.
    The best way to comfort these Earthbound ghosts or help them is to go to the location mentioned and tell them to cross over, or look for places where the light to the other side opens such as hospitals, cemeteries, and funeral homes. Once a light opens from someone recently passed, they can cross over with the person.
    You asked why soldiers will stay Earthbound. Often it's because they died suddenly.    Sometimes when someone is murdered, they awakened as energy and are unaware that they are dead. In their confusion, they linger too long. How long that is no one knows, but staying on Earth too long as energy traps you. That's why so many battlefields are haunted. 
  So my advice to you would be to find a place that you like, and have your ashes scattered there instead.
Again if you want to help any Earthbound ghosts, go to that location and give them the instructions that I wrote about. 
Sincerely, Rob

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Recap/Photos: Great Halloween Tea Event at the Strathmore Mansion!

On Wednesday Oct. 30, I was honored to return for the 3rd year in a row to speak at the Special Afternoon Halloween Tea at the Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda, Maryland. I spoke about Haunted Places in Maryland and Paranormal Investigations and about the special spirit named Ed. He's the topic of my newest book called "Kindred Spirits: How a Medium Befriended a Spirit."

 The mansion has wonderful afternoon teas filled with elegant sandwiches and desserts. Check their website for the next events. You'll love it. Where: Strathmore Hall Foundation, 5301 Tuckerman Lane (Strathmore Mansion), Bethesda, Maryland. https://www.strathmore.org/
The Strathmore Mansion 


The event was full of people! There was wonderful piano music in the beginning of the event and the mansion and especially the room were decorated nicely for Halloween. During and after my talk, there were many great questions and some people told me they found the answers they were seeking about spirits and Earth-bound ghosts.
Full house for the Halloween Tea

Fortunately, no one lived in a haunted house (that's not a good thing and you can read why in my books "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" and "Ghosts and Spirits.")

It was a wonderful way to celebrate Halloween for me, and I thank Mary Mendoza Godbout, the Strathmore Mansion Tea Room
Lynn and Janet in the Halloween mode!
and Volunteer Coordinating Manager at the mansion, for inviting me and coordinating this wonderful event!