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, February 19, 2019

Tarot Tuesday: Ten of Pentacles

Every Tuesday, my friend Joy Andreasen brings us Tarot Tuesday and today it's "The Ten of Pentacles."

 Joy Says: Sometimes we forget that when we make a shift in our own consciousness, we are not the only ones to benefit. Our children and grandchildren benefit every time we heal a part of ourselves. You may notice a shift today in those you love based on a personal shift in perspective.

ABOUT THE CARD: In the Ten of Pentacles card, there is an old man seated in an archway leading into a great estate. It seems he is the head of the family, for he is surrounded by younger loved ones. He wears a robe that is decorated with moon crescents and grapevines - indicating the joining of spirit and matter. He has his family and dogs with him. There is a happy couple in front of him, presumably his children and a playful child behind this couple, his grandchild. The child playfully reaches out to pet the dog.

According to BiddyTarot.com:
Upright: Wealth, financial security, family, long-term success, contribution
Reversed: The dark side of wealth, financial failure or loss


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, February 18, 2019

Video: The Ghostly Gardener of Hampton Court Palace

In my book "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation" by Rob Gutro, I have a large chapter about the ghosts I met throughout England while on 2 different vacations. In this short video, I was at Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace, and just sensed the ghost of a gardener from hundreds of years in the past. This video shows the location of where he (it was a male ghost) was still working in the garden when I sensed him. After the video I learned more. -  (See below for more about the book - available on Amazon.com )
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/aWo8Nyxf8Tk



  ABOUT "GHOSTS OF ENGLAND ON A MEDIUM'S VACATION by Rob Gutro: 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.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Video Short: Haunting Patapsco Female Institute (4 min. video)

   Back in October 2016- Rob Gutro was interviewed about the Ghosts in the ruins of a building in Ellicott City, MD (4 mins) Go inside the ruins of a once-famous institute for young women. The former site of the Patapsco Female Institute is filled with history and some paranormal reminders of the past. From former students to wounded soldiers, these spirits seem to inhabit every floor.
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/GCC2zInm31Q

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Spirits Can Manipulate Energy: My Mom's spirit plays with Lights

As I wrote in  my books "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from talking to the Dead," Earthbound ghosts and spirits (who crossed over) are energy, and they can manipulate electricity. .
   I had that experience and caught it on video when my own mother's spirit came to visit in 2015 (1 1/2 years after she passed). In fact, the dogs saw her and began barking before she started manipulating the lights.
   I was working at home on 4-6-15 and sitting in the sun porch off our kitchen. At about 3:30p our three dogs began barking at what appeared to be nothing . I suddenly got a headache indicating that a spirit or ghost was in the room. Then, the lights flickered.on and off several times while the dogs kept barking (they saw my mom) and I knew it was my mother visiting in spirit. I thought enough to grab my cell phone and take a video, showing the light switch and the lights flickering.
   If you want to  know more about how spirits and ghosts can communicate with the living check out my books on Amazon.com  -
Rob Gutro
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/_9RH6_SqGgo



Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday Night Ghost Frights Video: Paranormal Experiences That Changed My Life! Part 1


Mike Ricksecker​'s Friday Night Ghost Frights: Paranormal experiences that changed my life -- shadow people and more! I've experienced paranormal activity since childhood and my first paranormal investigation was when I was 15, but some of my paranormal encounters have been life-changers, including the first shadow person in my room when I was a kid, other shadow people stories, and what I witnessed when we filmed The Haunted. This video recounts three of those supernatural experiences with a Part 2 to follow!

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/Js7DSsNfY4U

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Part 5: Haunted Devon, UK: Viking Ghosts

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 fifth of several postings from Devonlive in Devon, U.K about some of them.. - Rob   

How Viking ghosts from 'the first Battle of Britain' still haunt Bloody Corner
Bloody Corner in Appledore where 1,000 died in a Viking battle
Photo: Bloody Corner in Appledore where 1,000 died in a Viking battle
Visitors to North Devon beaches claim on clear nights they can hear battle noises and shadows of fighting men, as the “bloody corner” battle haunts Appledore. Viking raids were a great threat to Devon villages during the reign of Alfred the Great.
Ancient records of Northam exist from around the 10th and 11th Century and they retell the story of a battle with “Hubba the Dane” at Bloody Corner in the late 9th Century.
Tradition says he landed at what is now Boathyde (Hyde meaning a Cove) with a fleet of more than ships and marched to attack the “Hill Fort” at Kenwith.
The legend is that they were defeated by Odun, Earl of Devon. Hubba and 1000 of his men were said to have been killed. The men were buried at Bonehill (Bunhill was the old name for a burial ground) and Hubba was buried in a Cairn, in the area now known as Hubbastone. There is a stone tablet at Bloody Corner in Northam (above), erected by Charles Chappell, which reads:
“Stop Stranger Stop,
Near this spot lies buried
King Hubba the Dane,
who was slayed in a bloody retreat,
by King Alfred the Great”
But in 2008 the best selling author of the Horrible Histories books claimed to have discovered the long-lost site of the ancient 'Battle of Cynwit' - a bloody clash which saved England from the Vikings.

Nick Arnold, author of the children's book series, says he has solved a 1,200 year mystery and located the site of one the most important conflicts in Britain.



Photo: This is where Horrible Histories author Nick Arnold thinks the battlefield near Appledore really was.
The famous battle in 878 saw the rampaging Viking armies overruning the country except for Devon and Cornwall. England's ruler, King Alfred the Great, had gone into hiding and the last of the Saxon soldiers took refuge in a fortress named Cynwit or Cynuit (corr).
The stronghold was surrounded and besieged by the 1,200 strong Viking force - but according to historical accounts the English made a final charge. In a last ditch act of defiance the remaining English stormed from the fortress and overcame their invaders - banishing them from the country forever.

The clash has been dubbed the 'first battle of Britain' but the site of the fortress became lost and all attempts to definitively identify it have failed. For 300 years historians have speculated its location.
But Nick claims they were looking in the wrong place and says he has located the remains of the fort and the battlefield at Castle Hill near Beaford.

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Listen to the Big Seance Podcast: Haunted Healthcare with Richard Estep – Big Seance Podcast #135

Listen to the podcast from my friend Patrick Keller as he brings you the Big Seance Podcast episode
#135 where he talks Haunted Healthcare with Richard Estep –

A fascinating discussion with Richard Estep on paranormal experiences and hauntings from hospital hallways, operating rooms, and ambulance rides. You’ll hear some great bonus discussions on haunted schools, the fear of death, and why staircases fascinate us!

LISTEN: https://bigseance.com/2019/02/01/haunted-healthcare-with-richard-estep-big-seance-podcast-135/?fbclid=IwAR1s3oKD-VGNe-VbtrA5EjMXNNkNl-huiBwMDxYaLWZ7cIcNzSAZe_I_dz4

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tarot Tuesday: The Hanged Man

Every Tuesday, my friend Joy Andreasen brings us Tarot Tuesday and today it's "The Hanged Man."

 Joy Says: This card again!! I have been getting this one a lot lately! Sometimes it is necessary to put aside our own comfort in order to be of service to the greater good. Life doesn't always turn out the way we plan but in the end it all works out. Be open to Divine interruptions. 

ABOUT THE CARD: The Hanged Man (XII) is the twelfth trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. It is used in game playing as well as in divination. It depicts a pittura infamante, an image of a man being hanged upside-down by one ankle. This method of hanging was a common punishment at the time for traitors in Italy. Depiction: It depicts a pittura infamante, a shameful image of a traitor being punished in a manner common at the time for traitors in Italy. Some versions portray Judas, and include the bags of silver in his hands. Meaning: The Hanged Man is the card that suggests ultimate surrender, sacrifice, or being suspended in time. Upright card (keywords): Letting go, Breaking old patterns, Circumspection, Suspension, Metamorphosis DesignReversed card (keywords): Missing an opportunity, Inability to change, Egotism 

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, February 11, 2019

Cat Proves He's Around Through Sign of Tropical Plants

Fudge the cat
Every week I get emails from around the world asking for a message from a pet or a person. I try to answer them all (it takes a lot of time, so be patient as I do it on my free/family time), and I never know what personal sign a spirit is going to give me. In late January, a cat was adamant about showing me tropical plants. Here's the story. 
 
I received the following email from Karen - and I didn't know anything about her, her cat (I only knew it was a cat because she included pictures), where she lived or anything about either of them. That's what makes it hard for a medium like me to understand the meanings behind things spirit shows me. Whenever mediums share something with you, YOU have to figure out what it means- and it's always something personal to you or the spirit. It turned out to be both in this case.

 This was her email to me (which she graciously allowed me to share):


Hello Rob,
I found your blog and your page and am emailing you to ask for your kind assistance. Please. I know that you are extremely busy and your time is very precious, and ask that some day when you see this, you would consider communicating with my beautiful boy Fudge, who passed on 5 October 2017. I'm absolutely devastated and struggling to cope with his tragic and sudden passing. I desperately need to hear from him I miss him so much. I just want him back irrational as that is.If you can find it in your heart to help me I will be eternally grateful.
Thank you and regards, Karen

I provided Karen with a number of signs to look for from Fudge, but one in particular struck me odd, and I didn't know what to make of it. I wrote Karen:  "He's showing me a   warm place with tropical-like plants and says he was there. - I'm unsure if you went on a vacation or into a greenhouse (he doesn't know either, because he's only sharing the image with me).. However, even Lowes and Home Depot have greenhouses with tropical plants."  

I wrote the "Lowes" and "Home Depot" because I assumed Karen was located in the U.S.A., where I live. I learned in the last email she sent that she's actually from South Africa!  That's why mediums should just pass along what they see from spirit, and not try to interpret the signs. 
 
Karen provided this confirmation about the tropical plants that totally amazed me:

He used to travel with me in my car as a little boy to visit my family, they have an atrium full of huge plants and greenery, it's very warm there. I visit regularly. Fudge loved car travel.I'm really happy that he's visiting, I miss him terribly and I will try to be calmer though it's hard most days.




I was amazed by the message of the tropical plants and the atrium! That's a great example of how a pet's spirit can provide a UNIQUE sign relevant to their lives, to help identify that they are around.

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To recognize the various signs that pets can give us, pick up a copy of  Rob Gutro's books "Pets and the Afterlife" or "Pets and the Afterlife 2."