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, December 28, 2013

More Q&A About Ghosts and Spirits: Part 2


spirits are also attracted to their ashes
I have received a lot of great questions about ghosts and spirits, and I've provided answers to the questions to the best of my knowledge of the afterlife. 




  • Do you think a spirit can be in more than one physical place at once? (My sister has said that several in her family all felt Mom there, around them, after she died, while I was feeling her here with me at my house

  • ANSWER: Yes.

    Rob Gutro's 1st book

    Science tells us that Energy can move at the speed of light. However, spirit tends to even go beyond that. When people in spirit are energy  it seems that they can send some of their energies to different people at the same time, in multiple locations.  That's why there are energies of people's spirit attached to objects  and whenever those objects come near other energies they "power up " the full spirit.   Often, though, you'll hear stories of people who are passing away and they manage to give people signs that their passing is occurring- no matter where the living person or persons are located.




  • Since my mom didn't believe in the afterlife, could she really have strong enough energy to actually reach me?
  • ANSWER: Yes. If your mom had a strong personality, she can come through. In fact, believing in the afterlife has nothing to to with becoming part of it. Religions teach us that we will go to heaven or hell  - the latter if we don't believe. That's incorrect. Hell is being trapped as an Earth bound ghost and being unable to communicate with others in spirit or in the living world. Heaven is joining the energies that run through the universe. If your mom is strong enough, she'll find a way to communicate with you. In fact, I'm sure she's already given you some signs.


  • Are spirits' energies stronger for a while after the person first dies? For how long?
  • ANSWER: The energy levels after someone dies isn't stronger than later on. What strengthens spirit are physical and emotional energies. Living people naturally feel a lot of grief, sorry, hurt when someone passes, and it's all of of love. Love is a positive energy that gives spirits the ability to get strong and relay messages (but our grief blocks those messages). So, whenever someone is thinking of someone who passed, they're providing them energy.


    Lessons Learned, Ghosts and Spirits
    For Rob Gutro's books: "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," "Pets and the Afterlife" and the new book "Pets and the Afterlife 2" -  visit Amazon.com   (or click this link) 
    Pets and the Afterlife 2, Pets and the Afterlife




    Saturday, December 21, 2013

    Spirits Can be Funny!



       As a developing medium, I tend to get messages when I get them - so I call myself a "medium rare": As in, not well done yet. When we pass, we maintain our personalities. I've come to understand that when our physical bodies die, the physical energy within it combines with our personality, memories and soul. It's through their personality that spirits will identify themselves. So, sometimes the funny personalities of the spirits come through.  That was the case when I was driving to an event with my husband.
        He and I were both in my pick-up truck and suddenly I smelled flatulence. He looked at me, as he smelled it, too. At the same time, we asked each other who had let out some gas. We both denied doing so, and that's when I "heard" a 60ish year old, overweight man who identified himself as "Larry." Larry said that he used to like walking around his house in his tee-shirt and boxer shorts and let out gas, just to be funny. He loved to laugh, and would always try to make his wife and grandchildren laugh.
       
    So, spirits maintain the same sense of humor that they had here on Earth in their physical forms, and share that with us so we can identify who is "calling!"
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    Rob Gutro is a scientist who uses science to explain Earth-bound ghosts and spirits. He has written 2 books about his experiences: "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," and "Ghosts and Spirits: Insights from a Medium." His blog is at: http://ghostsandspiritsinsights.blogspot.com/

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    Lessons Learned, Ghosts and Spirits
    For Rob Gutro's books: "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," "Pets and the Afterlife" and the new book "Pets and the Afterlife 2" -  visit Amazon.com   (or click this link) 
    Pets and the Afterlife 2, Pets and the Afterlife



     

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    STOCKING STUFFERS: Great Books from Friends: from Humor to Fantasy, Romance, Ghosts, and more!

    Here are some great ideas for  STOCKING STUFFERS: Great Books from my friends and fellow authors. The range from Humor to Fantasy, Romance, Ghosts, Comic Books, Kids books and more! Check them out, order them and enjoy these books for yourself, too! 
    BETH KAUFMAN, STAND UP COMEDIENNE, CANCER SURVIVOR:
    BOOK:  Make Mine a Double... A Mastectomy That Is
    BOOK SUMMARY: Beth Kaufman's Stand-up Guide to Surviving Breast Cancer This book can help people keep a sense of humor through cancer treatment even on the worst days. This is a great book for newly diagnosed patients, caregivers and survivors alike. This is Beth's personal story of her bout with breast cancer. It is told with humor, yet is poignant. It takes you on a year-long ride from start to finish. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will certainly get your yearly mammograms after reading her story. It is unique in the way it is told from a comedienne's point of view, a stand up guide to getting through 525,600 minutes of a cancer patient's life. Use this book as your "stand up" guide to surviving breast cancer.  CHECK IT OUT ON AMAZON in Paperback and E-book: http://www.amazon.com/Make-Mine-Double-Mastectomy-That/dp/1492197289

    THE BOUND TRILOGY: Familiar scenes of brutality and corruption; fear and coercion, they were filtering their way into every part of daily life, slowly corroding the fragile balance between Bonders and humans. Like a cancer in every cell of our social and cultural autonomy, the rise of the Vampires, their monolithic need for revenge and control, threatened to destroy the collective body from the inside out. I felt sick. Not physically sick, but the kind of deep mental fatigue that seeps into your soul, your core. A sickness that makes you question your very presence on the earth and makes you wonder if letting go, if not holding on, if that’s the better choice...
    ***and her NEW BOOK: In the Lies of Men: The Legion Series Book 1: Fired from the job she loves, with no money and no prospects, Aidee returns to her hometown of Thorne Bay, Alaska to find her footing. A quiet fishing village with a history of Inuit Elder magick, Aidee's little hamlet attracts tourists from around the world who hold a gruesome intrigue for the massacre that occurred in the town. After years of being away she quickly realizes all too soon that she's been expected to return and that she's not the only one still trying to wash the blood of the past from her hands...
    JOHN SAZAKLIS: AUTHOR OF MANY DC COMIC'S SUPERHERO CHILDREN'S BOOKS: Including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and more!  
    SUPERMAN VS. BIZARRO, is the latest amazing adventure written by our friend John Sazaklis and illustrated by the super-talented Luciano Vecchio.  OR Batman Classic: Feline Felonies: With Wonder Woman OR Superman Classic: Escape from the Phantom Zone (I Can Read Book 2) OR Batman Classic: Fright Club OR Swamp Thing vs the Zombie Pets (Dc Super-Pets!) OR Superman Classic: Day of Doom (I Can Read Book 2)
    REGINA HARVEY (Heidi Roosa): Fantasy Author of OUTLIERS (like the Hunger Games)
    BOOK SUMMARY: A team of teens from all corners of the earth - statistical outliers in talents and intelligence - come together to fight against UNITEED, the warped world government that believes the norm is the ideal. UNITEED is suppressing environmental recovery and systematically reducing and controlling outside cultures. Only those young enough to be 'uncounseled' toward the norm can lead the way to change. They must thwart the ultimate goal of the Reverend Doctor: to bring all of humanity into genetically-manipulated communion. Together, the Outliers must stop the Reverend Doctor before his plan succeeds.
    Fans of the Hunger Games, Divergent, and Legend series will be as captivated by Outliers, the first book in the EOD series.  TO ORDER: http://www.amazon.com/Outliers-EOD-Book-1/dp/0991265203/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1386250346&sr=1-7&keywords=Outliers
    MIKE RICKSECKER'S BOOKS: Deadly Heirs" and System of the dead in his series of Chase DeBarlo Mysteries; A NEW E-only book: The Inscription of Evil Times (Ghostorian Case Files), Ghosts of Oklahoma and  

    GHOSTS OF MARYLAND  Synopsis:
    Explore the supernatural history of Maryland through ghost stories and legends, and discover why the state may be one of the most haunted in America. Learn how a woman, killed by an oil lamp, locked the parlor doors of her house from her coffin. Play cards with the devil in a home where a ghost led a player to a hidden gold chain. See the impression left in a bed at the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd house and discover what person of infamy may have left it. Solve the mystery of the ghost of a headless peddler that kept pointing a stick at the ground, and read about the testimony of a ghost used in court. With over 100 ghost stories and an atlas to guide you, this comprehensive collection includes details unearthed for the first time in decades!  MIKE'S BOOKS: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Mike%20ricksecker
     
    JANE WAKELY: paranormal romance writer whom I met earlier this year at the Frederick Book Festival. Jane has been creating stories of love and romance for as long as she can remember. She's a sucker for a happy ending and thinks the best thing about any movie or book is when the characters find someone to love. Jane's stories reflect her interest in all romance genres, and all levels of spice, but paranormal romance is her true passion. She loves creating worlds around sexy shifters and vamps--even if the shifter is a smelly skunk!  Jane writes sensual romance that will warm your heart, and a happy ever after is guaranteed!
    JANE'S E-BOOKS:   http://www.amazon.com/Jane-Wakely/e/B007886X0I/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1387368077&sr=1-2-ent

    OH YEAH… and me: Rob Gutro:  "Ghosts and Spirits: Insights from a Medium" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead
    I'm a member of Inspired Ghost Tracking who use scientific equipment to find proof of
    ghosts or spirits. Since I was a child I could receive messages from ghosts or spirits (who have crossed over). I wrote "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" to teach others how Ghosts and Spirits communicate and to give hope about the afterlife. I also provide some scientific explanations about how they do it. I'm not a medium who makes appointments - I'm not as well-developed in my abilities as learned mediums. I'm more of a "medium rare." I just hope you find comfort in these explanations based on my experiences.
    Our loved ones are missed most around the holidays, and one way to take comfort is to understand that they're still around. - My books have provided a comfort by explaining how spirits make themselves known.
    BOTH BOOKS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON:
    Ghosts and Spirits: Insights from a Medium for $7.25 paper/$2.99 E-book and Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead for $8.99 paperback and $2.99 E-book on AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/q3bhgde

    SCOTT LOPE'S  story in WOLVERINE (comics)
    Recently, our friend Scott Lope had the amazing opportunity to co-write a comic book about Marvel's Wolverine character from the X-men series.  The story appears in December's "Savage Wolverine #12" on sale now AND NEXT MONTH'S "Savage Wolverine #13"   The Wolverine story addresses the serious issue of Rhino poaching in Africa and how countless Rhinos are slaughtered for their horns. This is one of the issues that Scott personally tries to stop through his organization.  The story is gripping and well-written and the artwork is fantastic.
        Scott is the founder of the Non-Profit Organization called Animal Warriors. Animal Warriors is a group of like minded individuals from all walks of life who share a common goal of helping animals with active volunteer groups in both Florida and North Carolina. (Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Animal-Warriors/116732375085208)


    RANDY KELLER -Voices From Forever
    Voices From Forever chronicles my journey through the paranormal by way of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). What started out as an experiment, proved to be the most eye-opening and profound experience of my life. There is no longer any doubt that beyond this existence is a greater continuation; an equally dynamic and vital place where the passion of human emotion and the animism of the universe converge to reveal a glimpse of what is to come. My attempts to make contact through EVP taught me just how thin the veil is between what we know as living, and the afterlife that claims us all. Death is not the end of being alive, but the beginning of our next step – one that we must all take. Check it out!: http://tinyurl.com/mvkeula


    Saturday, December 14, 2013

    Q&A About Ghosts and Spirits: Part 1


    Here are three questions I received from facebook  and my responses!


  • If you are mad at a person, can you "will" their spirit to stay away from you?
  • If you're mad at someone that passed, they would try  to honor your wishes to stay away, BUT, what they
    all need on the other side is forgiveness to move on, so it may be difficult to stay away.
    My aunt basically "haunted" me for the 25 years it took for me to convince my mother to forgive her. 25 years after someone dies is a long time to hold a grudge, and it's emotionally draining to us on Earth to hold onto it... so, it's better to forgive.





  • Or if they were a jerk in life, but still had some kind of love for you, is it the same when they die?
  • Yes. Once they get on the other side, they realize their actions were bad in life. Usually they want to be forgiven
    for it, too. They'll always have love for you. When we die we maintain our memories and our personalities. So, someone
    who was a jerk in life will likely be somewhat of a jerk in death. The ghosts that try and harm people/scare people were jerks in life.


    • If they never understood how much you loved them, in life, do they "get it" after they die? I mean, if they doubted you and they were wrong about it, do they find that out after they are gone?

    Yes. Spirits gain a lot of knowledge on the other side. Our thoughts are energy, and they are energy, so they can soak up everything we think and feel. They learn truths on the other side.
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    Lessons Learned, Ghosts and Spirits
    For Rob Gutro's books: "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," "Pets and the Afterlife" and the new book "Pets and the Afterlife 2" -  visit Amazon.com   (or click this link) 
    Pets and the Afterlife 2, Pets and the Afterlife



    Sunday, December 8, 2013

    Now on Instagram! /Great Event at Barb Mallon's Last Night!

    I finally figured out what Instagram is and how it works, so I set up an account for my books and website. Check it out here: http://instagram.com/robgutro_author#
       There are so many social media tools that it's hard to keep up with all of them, but I'm trying!  I just posted a photo from last night's event: Medium  Barb Mallon's Holiday with Spirit. 
      What an amazing time!!! 
    Medium Barb Mallon!!
    Awesome readings from Barb, Amazing readings from Tim Boyd, certified Tarot Consultant, Barb's students Jonathan and Lisa who are amazing and talented with the messages they get from spirit. 
    Tim Boyd doing a Tarot card reading



       I was so touched by the number of people who came up and talked with me after my intro talk on how spirits communicate and give us signs. I loved talking to all the people who have or had dogs or cats and shared their stories. This night was the BEST Christmas Gift! 

    CHECK OUT BARB'S HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY:  http://www.etsy.com/people/barbmallon
    She does silversmithing!  Barb says: There is nothing better than hammering out a design or watching silver fusing together.  Having a spiritual background, I am constantly inspired by beautiful things and love creating spiritually inspired jewelry! I especially love creating organic, rustic and imperfect pieces, as there is perfection in imperfection.  If you see something you like, yet would like me to tweak it, please let me know. I LOVE custom orders! 

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    Rob Gutro's books available on Amazon((Ghosts and Spirits: Insights from a Medium for $7.99 paper/$2.99 E-book and Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead  for $9.99 paperback and $2.99 E-bookhttp://tinyurl.com

    Saturday, December 7, 2013

    Radio Interview: Club Para-the para lounge Radio Interviewed Stephen Black and Rob Gutro

    Club Para-the para lounge Radio Interviewed Stephen Black and Rob Gutro
      Club Para Radio's host "Outlaw" Ryleigh Black discussed hot topics in the Paranormal along with EVP's, events, gossip, celebs, hauntings, and events.   The first hour of the show featured an interview with Stephen Black.
       The second hour Ryleigh was joined  by paranormal investigator and author Rob Gutro will be talking about his book.
     

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

    Bring Your Loved One's Spirit Home: A Special Holiday Tree for our (Late) Dog Sprite!

    Our fav photo of Sprite
    Because our 16 1/2 year old dachshund passed away this past summer we wanted to do something special to remember him this holiday season. 
       Sprite was a funny little guy, who liked to keep to himself and didn't play with toys (he came to us from the rescue just before he turned 14 and wound up have several surgeries and 22 rotted teeth removed). Sprite loved Dolly and Franklin (and was learning to deal with Tyler the terror). He loved his grandma and grandpa (Tom's parents) and stayed there on some weekends.
    Sprite's memorial tree

     So, this weekend, we bought a small counter-top-Sprite-Sized tree and decorations. My partner surprised me when he topped the tree with a butterfly. Why? Because after Sprite passed we saw yellow and black butterflies following us and our other dogs around. Even friends who read about Sprite's story were followed around or visited by yellow and black butterflies - so that's his sign.

      Every day I look at Sprite's tree this season I know he's around us. Consider doing something like this to honor someone you lost this year. 

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

    Ghost in the House? Setting Some Ground Rules/Protection

    I thought I would provide you  with a look at part of a chapter of one of my books to help out if you have a ghost in your house or know someone who does.

    (The following excerpt was used by permission from Rob Gutro from his book "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," Createspace, 2012.)


    This is part of Rob's latest book.
    Setting Some Ground Rules/Protection

    If you're not consulting someone that knows how to help Earth-bound ghosts cross over, you can at least set some ground rules.

    First, you need to take a stand with the entity and tell them that this is "your house now." They don't belong there anymore. They may have owned this house at one time, but they have passed away, and you rightfully, legally own the home. Tell them to go into the light and join their relatives awaiting them on the other side. Portals of light can be found at funeral homes, hospitals, or even cemeteries, and they should cross over and achieve the peace they deserve.

    If you can't get them to cross over, contact your local paranormal society or group, and tell them that you need an entity removed from your home. It's important to remember that a ghost was once a living, breathing person who chose to stay behind for some reason and is now trapped here because they don't know enough to cross into the light or even look for it. Some ghosts don't understand that they're dead and need to be told. Speak to the entity as if you were speaking to a living person in front of you.

    While you're waiting for the entity to be removed, you may want to try the following to protect yourself, your family, and your pets (who are very sensitive to ghosts) from a ghost in your home. Imagine yourself and your family surrounded by God's white light of protection, kind of like a shield. This white light can be pictured around you whenever you go into a house that you may think is haunted or anywhere at any time. Usually when I get ready for sleep, I envision a white light around me and my family.

    For more information about the author, visit his blog at: http://ghostsandspiritsinsights.blogspot.com/

    Lessons Learned, Ghosts and Spirits
    For Rob Gutro's books: "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," "Pets and the Afterlife" and the new book "Pets and the Afterlife 2" -  visit Amazon.com   (or click this link) 
    Pets and the Afterlife 2, Pets and the Afterlife