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. 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.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Read the book: Ghosts in the Tower of London


Being a developing medium, I love reading ghost stories, especially now because I try and figure out the hauntings. I like to determine if ghosts inhabiting places are intelligent haunts (that can interact with the living) or residual haunts (that are like a tape playing the same event over and over) that can't interact with the living.
I just read "GHOSTS OF THE TOWER OF LONDON" - by G. Abbott. It gives a very detailed look at all of the buildings of the Tower of London and all the ghosts that haunt them. There are a lot of ghosts in that complex of buildings (it's not just one tower), and some of them are pretty unsettling. Of course, the executions that went on there caused some of them. The book is a must if you're going to visit there!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Many Upcoming Book Events! Come Visit!


If writing and publishing a book wasn't hard enough, try promoting it, too! I've been very busy contacting places to make appearances and give talks and book signings. In fact, I've been pretty successful. *All of these include finding or thinking of places to go, confirming dates, writing my own press releases, advertising on on-line calendars and preparation. Here's a look at upcoming book events:
MAY 16: HARD BEAN COFFEE & BOOKSTORE, Annapolis, Md. From 1pm on. http://beansandbooks.com/
MAY 28, FRIDAY: CAPE COD COMMUNITY COLLEGE, W.Barnstable, Mass. 7-9pm, Talk and Booksigning Www.caiprs.com
**NEW**MAY 20 (THURSDAY): INTERNET RADIO INTERVIEW ON FORGOTTEN VOICES RADIO. Beginning at 10:00 p.m. EDT, Forgotten Voice's Host Karlo will interview me about my abilities and my book! Show runs from 9-11pm EDT. Tune in here: http://forgottenvoicesradio.com/
MAY 29, SATURDAY: COFFEE BREAK CAFE, 77 Parkingway, Quincy, Mass. http://www.coffeebreakcafe.net/
JUNE 6, SUNDAY: FEDERAL HILL (BALTIMORE) JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL, 11am-7pm. Table for book signings with our friends Lynn and Steve Jenner (Author of Twilite: the Parody)! http://www.historicfederalhill.org/www
JUNE 11, FRIDAY, INSPIRE GHOST TRACKING GROUP (open to public), 7pm-9pm: Odenton, Md. Talk and booksigning.
Call 443-396-1282 or go to their site at http://www.inspiredeventsofmd.com/
JUNE 12, SATURDAY: JAZZ BRUNCH FOR THE FRIENDS OF THE LARGO-KETTERING LIBRARY (FOLK), from 10am-1pm. Located 9601 Captial Lane, Largo, Maryland 20074, phone number 301-336-4004.
There is a silent auction from 10 to 11AM and the brunch starts at 11. More information: Brenda Grier Colbert; President of FOLK; bgcolbert@verizon.net. This is FOLKs largest fundraiser of the year which helps to support a variety of programs within the library such as the children's summer program, the Christmas puppet shows, Martin Luther King Day program and many more.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Afterlife and Choosing Happiness on Earth

On Sunday morning over breakfast, Tom and I had a conversation about the different levels of places people go in the afterlife. He's currently reading a book about "Karma and the Afterlife" by a Japanese author (It was translated into English). our friend Lynn J. gave it the book to us, and it's interesting that even in Japan the afterlife is viewed the same way by professionals investigating people's experiences. The author says that there are 3 levels of the afterlife: lower, middle and higher. Similar to Hell, Heaven and Perfection.
Tom said that the book went onto say that people who are negative or morally corrupt (or just evil) go to the lowest area. They can't get to the higher areas, closer to perfection until they come back to Earth and live another life- going through life's trials and maybe getting it more "right."
I agree with the coming back to Earth in another life to do a better job of learning how to live better - showing more love and compassion for each other, being more loving, thankful and optimistic about life, no matter what you're dealt.
I'm not sure I agree with "three places" people's spirits go. I think that our spirits go to two places, either into the light or into the darkness. In the light, spirits are judged for their behaviors on Earth and their conscience places them on different "levels" in the light. As Betty Eadie mentioned in the book "Embraced by the Light," we choose to come back to Earth to try and live a better life the next go 'round. Before we come back in another life we know the challenges we're going to face, either with a physical or mental disorder, healthy yet impoverished, struggling to find love, a decade-long search for a good job (I can relate to that), even being born into a difficult family. All because we know there's a lesson we need to learn to achieve a higher level of understanding life.
That's why everyone goes through the trials in life, although many of them seem unjustified and unfair. We know friends that have illnesses that you would think would make them depressed or mad at the world, but two of them I'm thinking of are the MOST loving, wonderful, optimistic people. They radiated love. They know the secret of life.
I, myself have gone through periods in my own life where I should have been miserable - hiding who I am and being scared and unable to live the way that would make me happy. I realize that was wrong and I wasted a lot of time, but I enjoyed every day. I also came out of that time appreciating life every day. During another period, I lived off student loans while getting my degree in meteorology, eating tuna fish and ramen noodles while working 2 part-time jobs that barely paid my rent and car insurance. But I was thankful I was able to do it.
Tom and I know of people who have great jobs and houses, not having to worry about where their next meal is coming from, but are totally miserable. They're healthy for the most part, but can't find much positive about their lives. Some haven't found love, others found it and left it behind, and just dwell on what they don't have, instead of appreciating anything they DO have.
There are a lot of people who live paycheck to paycheck, who choose what bills to pay, decide on food or electricity- but somehow they remain optimistic. It's all how you look at life.
A friend told me several times that a friend of his said often "I can't be as happy as Rob. It's not natural." Well, it is natural. You can choose to be thankful for a sunrise, or a hot cup of coffee, or getting green lights on your commute, or having a dog or cat to hug, an email from a friend, or a book or TV show you liked.
Find the simple things in life that make you happy and RECOGNIZE them.
The bottom line: You can CHOOSE to be happy, or choose to be miserable. I choose and have always chosen to be happy. You can, too. It will not only improve YOUR life, but people will want to be around you much more.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Medium Barb Mallon is Amazing (and her website features my book)

MEDIUM BARB MALLON IS AMAZING! I had the pleasure to meet Medium Barb Mallon at a seminar in 2009, and have stayed in touch with her. She amazed me with her ability at the seminar, especially because she picked up a dog coming through for a member of the audience. (My puppy Buzz was killed in 2005 when his leash opened and he ran in front of a car. Buzz has since come to me many times).

Over the last year, Barb and I have learned about and befriended each other. She did a reading for my partner Tom last week and she was so amazing and spot on with everything (I'm still developing and strive to be like Barb). She even saw my puppy Buzz run by her (she didn't know about Buzz until Tom told her during the reading). If you want to communicate with someone who has passed, I strongly urge you to contact Barb!! Her website is: http://www.barbmallon.com/
As I mentioned in my book and this blog, I'm still developing and refining my abilities (although I usually get messages almost daily from spirits and ghosts), but Barb is well-learned. You should also sign up for her newsletter (which she so gracefully included a plug for my book! Thanks, Barb). BTW- My book includes mentions of Barb, from when we met at that conference.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Our Puppy Buzz's Spirit Visits

On March 17 we were taking photos of our dogs, Dolly the Weimaraner and Franklin the Dachshund. We took two photos in a row, and to our surprise, our late Weimaraner puppy Buzz (who passed February 22, 2005 when his leash opened and his was killed by a car) also wanted to get in the photo. The first photo shows an orb to Dolly's right side. That's where Buzz's spirit decided to sit for the photo. An orb is a ball of light that is spirit energy.
Note that the second photo confirms that it was not a smudge on the camera lens as it wasn't there anymore. You can also tell an orb from dust, because dust doesn't have a design of color in the middle of it.
Further down, you'll see a photo of Buzz as he was in 2004 (when he was alive). We're just glad that Buzz continues to visit!


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Next Talk and Book Signing: May 28: Cape Cod!


Here are the details of my next talk and book signing:
LOCATION: Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA 02668 Lecture Hall: A
TIME: 7-9PM
PHONE: 508-771-2725
EMAIL: thesociety@caiprs.com
WEBSITE: www.caiprs.com
FREE ADMISSION!!
HOSTED BY: Cape And Islands Paranormal Research Society ...www.caiprs.com