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.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

What does "Haunted" actually mean?

With Halloween this week, I thought this a great time to address what "Haunted" really means.

I was inspired to answer this when a friend of mine asked about a spirit of someone I love, who has come back to visit from time to time. In my books "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" I explain the difference between GHOSTS and SPIRITS. 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE DIE? - The physical energies in living bodies (people or pets) combine with our memories and personalities and we stay on Earth or cross over. That's the difference between a ghost and a spirit.  

WHAT ARE SPIRITS? - Spirits have "crossed over," gone to heaven, Valhalla, Paradise or whatever you want to call the other side. Spirits come back from time to time to give us messages, guide us, help us make decisions, protect us, help us learn lessons and let us know that they're still watching over us and love us.

WHEN DO SPIRITS VISIT?  Spirits come from time to time and don't live with us. They visit on Birthdays, Anniversaries and Holidays for the most part) and lets us know he's fine on the other side. Spirits do NOT "Haunt" people. Only ghosts do.  

WHO HAUNTS PEOPLE?  -  Haunting is a "ghost-only thing. Here's why:

WHAT ARE GHOSTS? Ghosts are Earth-bound entities.Ghosts usually stay in one place - usually the place they lived (and liked when alive) and are always there, "Haunting" it.  Ghosts stay for a number of reasons, like unfinished business, or perhaps they were mean or evil when living and don't think they deserve to cross over, so they linger trying to get forgiveness. Sometimes they can attach themselves to an object or a person (if the person is very negative, depressed, angry or has any negative emotion).  Earth-bound ghosts are isolated from peace and stuck on Earth in a kind of isolation (hell) - they know of their relatives in spirit but can't communicate with them or cross over until they get what they need (often forgiveness or a medium to cross them over).

Spirits, like Ed, are at peace in the afterlife. So, NOPE, Ed isn't haunting us, just coming back to say hello and "I love you" from time to time - and usually whenever I call him (as any spirit will come back to people and give messages if asked). 
To Learn the difference between Ghosts and Spirits and how they communicate with us, check out Rob Gutro's 2nd book Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead 
$8.99 paperback and $2.99 E-book on AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/q3bhgde

SUMMARY for LESSONS LEARNED: Follow Rob on a treasure-hunt-style journey in Virginia as he and others try to explain what appear to be random and obscure words, signs and symbols from a spirit, that all wind up being intensely personal to the spirit.Explore the science behind how they communicate. Learn how to receive their messages, where they appear, and important messages in how to live your life. Rob takes you into cemeteries, battlefields, and historic places. You’ll see what happens to victims of suicide and murders, and how infants and animals pass messages to the living. Featuring: Inspired Ghost Tracking and mediums Barb Mallon, Troy Cline and Ruth Larkin.


  1. I live and work in one of America's most paranormal active loations; and have collected hundreds upon hundreds of evps. Studied this field for many years, and have communication with the same spirits, day to day. Very interesting definition.

  2. I live in a pub and the customers always say that the celler, a room upstairs and the arch-way outside is haunted, my mom believes that it is only the celler that is haunted because when our cats are upstairs or playing in the arch-way outside they are fine, our female cat never has been down the celler she just stands at the top of the stair but our male cat one day went down into the celler and made a really loud noise then ran backup the stairs and has never been down since

    1. Cats, like dogs, have different cones and rods in their eyes than people- they can see faster motion - which includes the speed that ghosts and spirits move! No surprise that your cat won't go down there. Obviously, there's a presence there. Just treat the ghost kindly as you would any living person and they'll likely treat you in kind. If not, get a professional group over and cross the ghost over. BTW- This spring I'll be publishing my next book called "Pets and the Afterlife" that includes how dogs and cats communicate with us from the other side and how they can see entities!-