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, July 20, 2013

Signs from Loved Ones: Butterflies

Sprite's butterfly
Recently I was watching "Long Island Medium," (which I enjoy and think that Theresa Caputo is a really talented and amazing medium) and heard a woman say that two butterflies had been following her that week.
  It turned out that the woman had lost both her husband and her son and Theresa mentioned that they were trying to get her a message through those butterflies.
  I've spoken to several people myself who have encountered the same thing. They've seen butterflies after someone passed, or perhaps on the anniversary of their passing, or the late person's birthday. 
  This month, I experienced it first hand.
On July 8, 2013 at 5:50 p.m. we had to say goodbye to our elder dachshund, Sprite. He was 16 1/2 years old and he was in failing health. For the year before I had to carry him up and downstairs, and the last several months I usually had to pick him up and carry him outside to do his business. Late in the mornings he would find the strength in his legs, but they were very weak. He had a bad heart murmur, kidney failure for over a year, suffered from a bad nosebleed the night before and wound up in the emergency room, and he had pretty much stopped eating for the week before. We knew it was time, although it tore at our hearts.
Sprite's butterfly
   The day after he passed and the second day after he passed, he came to three mediums I know, who are friends of mine, but they don't know each other. In fact, a couple of them didn't even know Sprite, but they received similar messages that confirmed each other. They also each had special messages that Sprite gave to help prove it was him. I'll share those in a later post.
   This post focuses on the use of butterflies to convey that a spirit is trying to get us a message that they're around and they're fine. 
   When my partner and I were walking our dogs three days after Sprite passed we got a sign from him. Toward the end of the walk (of our other two dachshunds and our weimaraner) a yellow and black butterfly flew right near all three dogs.
Sprite 12-23-96 to 7-8-13

   First, it's unusual for a butterfly to fly near dogs. Secondly, the dogs didn't go after it. They just watched it. It was as if they heard Sprite telling them "I'm here." Our three dogs and we just watched that butterfly and I took several pictures of it. The butterfly just stayed there on the grass. It was a message from Sprite that he is fine and regained 100% health as a spirit. We were all happy to see this wonderful sign from Sprite.
   Because my grief was blocking messages from Sprite he found another way to get through to me. If you recently lost someone or lost them awhile ago and are still grieving, grief will block out their signs. However, some spirits are very strong and persistent, like Sprite, and will give visible signs they're okay. 

   Sometimes spirits will use butterflies, birds, feathers, flowers, pennies or other signs to convey that they're around us and thinking of us.

You can learn more in my books "Pets and the Afterlife," "Pets and the Afterlife 2" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" (the latter about human spirits). All are available on Amazon.com by author Rob Gutro.
Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead


  1. last night i attended a spiritualist meeting in an old castle , its mid November and very cold, gradually one by one 5 red admiral butterflies appeared in the hall, these butterflies took it in turn landing on people and staying with them for short periods of time, i was completely mesmerized by this, do you think that these butterflies were spirits of loved ones?

    1. The butterflies were very likely influenced by spirits to let people know that the spirits were around. Spirits can influence things in nature like butterflies.

  2. Hi, i just want to share my experience. It was early September when my dad told me that he dreamed himself in a balcony alone and watching us across, me and my daughter, in another balcony, and asking if it is a bad sign. That day and lunchtime, he had an accident inside the bathroom of his office. He was rushed to the hospital, half stroke. It was later on found that he needs to have immediate operation in the brain due to aneurysm. After the operation, 2-3 days the recovery has good signs but afterwards my dad started to show weaknesses due to failure of his internal organs. Days before he left me i have seeing butterflies around it is like the want to get my attention always. Like when i am driving on the road, they just fly across the road one and the another with seconds of interval. September 20, 2015, we prayed the holy rosary, together with my wife. While i'm praying with my both eyes closed a cold and gentle wind struck my back, like it wants to hug me. Seconds later, my best friend was knocking the door and asked me to go to hospital now due to depleting vital signs of my dad. I stayed there with my dad until 6am in the morning he left. Butterflies more frequently appear after he left. During his wake, a tiger brown with black color butterfly appeared and stayed at home for a week and never left. During his funeral, more butterflies appeared in the road. A moth after he left many butterflies appeared. Even now, butterflies flew around and gets my attention. They wanted to get my attention and the want to say something. Sometimes, they give warning to me. I appreciate, if this my dad's work as he reminds me every time i get a wrong decision or warn me at something.