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, October 31, 2013

Featured on "Walk on the Weird Side" UK Paranormal Blog!

Thanks to Twitter, I "met" Dene from the UK who founded the new TUMBLR blog "Walk on the Weird Side."  She had an experience of her own and after talking with people decided to start a blog collecting stories of paranormal experiences. So, she asked me to write about how people know if they're haunted... check it out!
http://at-theweirdside.tumblr.com

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Happy Halloween! Some Spooky Halloween Words for You!

Happy Halloween! Ghosts  just don't come around on Halloween- they're always around in whatever place they choose to dwell. Spirits (who crossed over), however, come back whenever they have a message. 
 - So, if you're telling any ghost stories and want to impress your friends with words they may not have heard before, here are a couple of words and fears you may have!

- Anemophobia- Fear of air drafts or wind
- Arachnophobia - Fear of Spiders!
- Bogyphobia- Fear of bogeys or the bogeyman.
- Chrioptophobia - Fear of Bats 


- Demonophobia or Daemonophobia- Fear of demons
- Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia- Fear of the number 666.
- Necrophobia fear of death and/or the dead

- Nyctophobia- An abnormal fear of night or darkness.
- Panphobia – fear of everything or constant fear of an unknown cause
- Phasmophobia – fear of ghosts or phantoms
- Sepulchral 
1. Proper to or suggestive of a tomb; funereal or dismal.
2. Of or pertaining to burial.
3. Of, pertaining to, or serving as a tomb.
4. Hollow and deep: sepulchral tones. 

- Taphophobia, taphephobia – fear of the grave, or fear of being placed in a grave while still alive 
- Thanatophobia -  fear of dying

OTHER INTERESTING FEARS:
- Ablutophobia- Fear of washing or bathing.
- Alektorophobia- Fear of chickens.
- Algophobia- Fear of pain.
 

Brontophobia- Fear of thunder and lightning.
- Cacophobia- Fear of ugliness.
- Chiraptophobia- Fear of being touched.
- Claustrophobia- Fear of being in small spaces
- Cynophobia- Fear of dogs or rabies.
- Eisoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror.
- Electrophobia- Fear of electricity.

- Glossophobia- Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.  
-  Heliophobia – fear of the sun or sunlight

- Musophobia, murophobia, suriphobia – fear of mice and/or rats
- Nosophobia – fear of contracting a disease

 
 
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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

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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.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Join me @ the Spirit Watch Talk with SyFy's Dustin Pari of Ghosthunters

Join me at the Spirit Watch Talk with SyFy's Dustin Pari of Ghosthunters on Sat. Nov. 2nd!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Annapolis Ghostly Encounters and a Confirmation!

This is the second part of the ghostly encounters I  had walking through Annapolis, Md. recently. When I got home, I began searching for an image and what I found was astounding and was a confirmation.

Harriet Ridgely
 FEMALE GHOST ON MAIN STREET- When we were walking down the main street, we neared a bank in the middle of the street between the State House and the docks. That's when I sensed and "saw" a woman walking by me on the sidewalk with a bonnet and a gray-colored dress. I knew she lived around the time of the early 1800s as she walked past me.
CONFIRMATION: When I was writing this blog to try and figure out who it was, she apparently helped me. Here's why: I put in the Google search engine: "1800s woman annapolis, md."
  The first page of Google brought up about 30 photos, paintings and drawings under "IMAGES." I searched through them looking for the best likeness of the ghostly woman I saw. Most of them were too matronly looking, and were paintings of rich women posing on chairs. That's when I came to one that looked very much like the ghostly woman I saw!
   Here's the Proof: when I went to save the image, it took me to the page where it resided, and HERE IS THE DESCRIPTION FOR THE PHOTO: "Harriet Callahan, ( her married name is Mrs. John Ridgely) of the Hammond Harwood House, Annapolis, Maryland. [Painting by] 1790 James Peale (1749-1831).
     
   The Hammond Harwood House is very close to where we were walking. This ghost was "Harriet Callahan (Ridgely)!" This is how ghosts and spirits work. They provide the clues to identify themselves and you have to put it together. This one was pretty amazing to me, because I didn't think I'd ever figure out who she was. Wow.
Hammond Harwood House Sign
  THE HAMMOND HARWOOD HOUSE - Hammond-Harwood House is located on the corner of Maryland Ave.at King George Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. This brick mansion was designed by architect William Buckland for Mathias Hammond, a lawyer and planter. The 18th century house is now a museum. Buckland died in December of 1774, but the construction went on for several more years. Oddly, Hammond never lived in the house.




THE SECOND GHOST- The next ghost walking the streets of Annapolis that I bumped into right after Harriet was a lot more difficult to pinpoint, because it was an Admiral in the U.S. Navy in the 1950s, around 1952. He was in full white-dress summer uniform and was wearing a hat when he "walked" past me.  Of course, the Naval Academy in right there in Annapolis so it makes perfect sense that a dedicated Admiral would be staying around as an Earth-bound ghost.

MORE INFO ABOUT MY BOOKS: "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" or "Ghosts and Spirits: Insights from a Medium" by Rob Gutro 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Mother's and Grandmother's Messages at the Baltimore Book Festival

While at the Baltimore Book Festival on Sept. 29, in addition to hearing people's ghost stories and stories of loved ones coming back, I also received a number of messages for the people who stopped by the table.  It was difficult to tune into ghosts and spirits during the festival, though, because of all the noise (there was a band playing not to far away, and it was very loud, and played all day). Getting messages requires concentration. I did, however, manage to get a powerful message from a mother who passed, that help comfort her grieving daughter.
Rob discusses his book "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead"

 A MOTHER'S MESSAGE OF PEACE - One of the most emotional messages was from a mother to her grown daughter, whom I'll call "Sue." Sue stopped by the table and looked at the books. I sensed an older woman around Sue and asked if it was her grandmother that passed. She said that the older woman is her mother (as I said, sometimes it's difficult to tune in with music blaring). I told her that I sensed guilt around her and she nodded. I asked if her mother was in a managed care facility, because that's what I was shown (which I thought odd for a younger woman's mother to be in managed care unless she was critically ill). Sue said "yes, she was in a managed care facility."
   Sue confirmed that she did visit her mother often but she did harbor guilt. That's when her mother's spirit told me that the guilt is because Sue wasn't there when she passed away.  I asked Sue if she was there, and she said "no." I told her that her mom said that no one was in the room when she passed, and she wanted it that way. She passed on her own because she didn't think that Sue or her sister could handle the emotional trauma of watching their mother pass.
   Sue understood what I was saying and we were both dealing with tear-filled eyes. She thanked me for the message and said that now she understands why her mother passed without anyone around.
   That was a really powerful!!

My friend I.R. Harris, author,  meets Jen from BGL newspaper
VIKASH'S GRANDMOTHER - A young man from India named Vikash stopped by to ask questions. He asked about how our loved ones cross over and give messages. He said that he was close to his grandmother - and she came through. Oftentimes, spirits will fill me with emotion, and with two others I met it would be overwhelming. With Vikash, his grandmother showed me that he was protected by her. It sounds odd, but he was radiating love and positive energy. His grandmother instructed me to give him a hug and let him know that she's around. That was a really cool, but short reading.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

A Son's Amazing Message During the Baltimore Book Festival

My appearance at the Baltimore Book Festival on Sept. 29, 2013  brought some amazing messages. The three messages I passed on were pretty powerful. This one really stood out for me.


Rob talks with a visitor who had questions about spirits
A SON'S  MESSAGE - The third message I received while selling books at the Baltimore Book Festival was from a son to his mother.  A woman stopped by my table and just kept looking down at the books. I knew she was brought there for a reason, and the reason was standing behind me when I developed my "spirit-indicating" headache that tells me when a ghost or spirit is around.
  I sensed there was a male spirit behind me, but I didn't yet identify who it was when the woman asked me about where people who are murdered go after they die (which is a chapter in my "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" book). I knew that the male figure behind me was the reason she was there, and had to be connected to the murder.
Rob signing at the Baltimore Book Festival
  She told me that her son was murdered, so now I knew who the male spirit was beside me. I came around the front of the table and let her son tell me what his mother needed to hear. He said that he knew that he was in the wrong place and that it was his time to pass. He said he knows how horrendous this has been for his mom in her grief, but his passing had to happen to teach some others who were around him, a valuable lesson about life.
  He told me that he does come around his mom from time to time, and he is fine on the other side. One critical thing he told me was that just before he died his spirit left his body and his pain was blacked out. He doesn't remember experiencing pain on the other side, and his death was apparently very quick here. His mother looked at me with tears in her eyes, said thank you and had to walk away to compose herself.
  Of course, I had to walk back behind the book table and sit down to compose myself, too. Not only was I overcome with emotion, but it physically and mentally wiped me out to channel her son. At least she has some closure on her son's death.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Upcoming Events: October and Novermber... and 2014!

I have a number of events coming up this month and beyond if you'd like to tune in or come by. I would love to meet you and hear your stories!
Rob Gutro

Saturday, October 12 at 10 p.m. EDT
Live Radio Interview with "End of Days" Radio show
Rob will be interviewed by Michael, the host - about his books and experiences.
Podcast heard on ninjashoes.net.

Saturday, October 19 Appearance and Talk
Celebrate the Book Festival in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

St. Patrick’s Parish Activity Center
85 Marsh Drive, Carlisle PA 17013
(Cumberland County Pennsylvania.) Easily accessible from Interstate 81.
EVENT DESCRIPTION: Authors, book sellers and resellers, illustrators, publishers, and storytellers will fill a fabulous program of events and booths. Authors, great speakers! Publishing panel, writer's workshops offered! Bring your children to participate in the Alice in Wonderland Tea Party and Celebrity Story Time! Lots of fun, activities, and educational programs. $5 for adults; children 12 and under free! Food, free parking! CONTACT: Lynn Hofer at 717-440-0869 or "lhofer @ frogswitch.com" MORE INFO: http://www.celebratethebook.com/


Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m.- Halloween Open Mic with Ghostorian Mike Ricksecker!(15 mins.) /Book Signing FREE EVENT Open to Public) Calvert Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick, MD More information: Robyn Truslow, rtruslow@somd.lib.md.us; Tel. 410-535-0291

Wednesday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. - Introduction to Ghostly Science and Ghost Hunter Equipment (with Margaret Erlich) -
and a GHOST HUNT with the PRISMD Ghost Group
Baltimore Museum of Industry, Baltimore, Md.

Ticketed event
1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, Md. www.thebmi.org/

Saturday, November 2, 2013 -Meet and greet/vendor
"Motivating Spirits" conference talk by Dustin Pari and John Tenney



Holiday Inn Historic Gateway '
333 Front Royal Pike
Winchester, Virginia 22602

 
Friday, November 8, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM EDT
Rob's Free talk about "Messages from Spirit on Birthdays and Anniversaries
at Inspired Journeys, Jessup, Md.

*Free and Open to the Public**
To register, email:
inspiredghst@aol.comDirections: http://www.inspiredeventsofmd.com/upcomingEvents.html

Friday, Nov. 29, 8-9pm m EDT
Interview with Ryleigh on Club Para Radio
http://www.clubpara.com/

2014 EVENTS

Saturday, January 25, 2014 6:00 PM
Private Investigation of the Benson-Hammond House, Linthicum, Md.
with the Inspired Ghost Tracking Group
http://inspiredghosttracking.webs.com/

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9 p.m.
Guest with host Jim Malliard of the Malliard Report
www.italkparanormal.com/live
Podcast available on ITunes and Stitcher.

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Frederick Book Festival - Talk / Book Signings
Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: Hampton Inn, 5311 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, Maryland, 21704
http://frederickbookfestival.com/