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.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Double Sign from My Mom's Spirit!

Seeing signs from our loved ones that have passed just takes a bit of attention to detail and knowing what they enjoyed in life. Why? Because that's how they identify themselves - and that's exactly what my mom did recently.  
   I went into a CVS store for vitamins, but decided to look at birthday cards even though I didn't need any at the time. The very first card that caught my eye was a dark background with something white sticking up so I pulled it out of the rack and it was a poodle on a birthday card!
  So what? Well, my mom had a poodle named Gigi, that she doted on, loved and cherished. My brothers and I said that Gigi was my mother's favorite child. In fact, Gigi passed in October 1993, and right until the day my mom passed in December 2013 she talked about that beloved dog every day.
  Mom influenced me to pick out that card to let me know that she is around. She also wanted to make sure I realized it.
  Here's where the double confirmation came in. As soon as I picked up the card over the intercom of the store came the opening notes of one of her all time favorite songs, "Everywhere" by Fleetwood Mac!
  With spirit, there truly is NO such thing as a coincidence. My mom wanted to ensure that I knew she was around me that weekend. I didn't expect a message in a CVS, but that's the point. We never know when our loved ones will be around us so pay attention!
LINK TO PLAY VIDEO: http://youtu.be/uKSmskT3fPQ


LEARN MORE ABOUT SIGNS FROM SPIRITS - And learn how to see them yourself: SUMMARY for LESSONS LEARNED FROM TALKING TO THE DEAD: 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. 
Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead for $8.99 paperback and $2.99 E-bookon AMAZON:http://tinyurl.com/q3bhgdeor to Purchase from the CreateSpace eStore:https://www.createspace.com/3824548

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A nice note after my "Pets and the Afterlife" talk

On Friday, August 1st, I gave a talk about my newest book "Pets and the Afterlife" to teach people how to recognize the signs from their pets who have passed. Here's a review I received:


Patricia Bernhardt
As always, an informative, thought-provoking and thoroughly enjoyable talk by Rob. Can't wait to begin reading his latest book!

 PETS AND THE AFTERLIFE by Rob Gutro: The loss of a pet is like the loss of a child to pet owners. The love we share with our pets never dies, and in a new book called "Pets and the Afterlife" by Rob Gutro, the author provides proof that our pets do communicate with us from the other side.    Available in paperback and E-book, on Amazon.com and other outlets at: To order paperback of Kindle- click here

Friday, August 29, 2014

Negative Energy Can Affect Your Health

Recently, we were out and around a group of people - several we didn't know, and they were apparently into "not so good" things. When people are into things like Ouija boards or dark arts (both NOT good), or if they have anger issues, are depressed or just hateful - bad energy sticks to them like trying to clean peanut butter out of a jar.
  Why do I bring this up?  Because it affects the people around them, too. Negative energy can affect innocent bystanders. Especially people who are emotionally sensitive or in tune with their own internal energies. 
  Such was the case with me and two other friends who came home and that night and all during the next day - all three of us were sluggish, fuzzy-headed and exhausted.  Even 5 days later I still don't feel not right. I have to concentrate to speak clearly. It's getting easier though.
  So, if you know of a negative person, you may want to avoid them. Many people have relatives and people they care for who are negative. In those cases, protect yourself. Before you see them, picture a shell of positive energy around you, play music that makes you sing, appreciate the simple sights around you, enjoy your favorite coffee or other beverage. Build up the positive so that the negative can't get through. I wasn't prepared, sadly, and I'm still dealing with it days later.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tonight! My Interview on "My Darkest Hour" Radio show

Tonight!  My Interview on "My Darkest Hour" Radio show with host Stefan Brigati.
Starting at 11 p.m. EDT. :http://www.liveparanormal.com/

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Another nice note after my "Pets and the Afterlife" talk

On Friday, August 1st, I gave a talk about my newest book "Pets and the Afterlife" to teach people how to recognize the signs from their pets who have passed. Here's a review I received:


from: Janet Montgomery
Your talk was wonderful, heartfelt, and informative. I know we all appreciate the time and energy you took to share with us.

PETS AND THE AFTERLIFE by Rob Gutro: The loss of a pet is like the loss of a child to pet owners. The love we share with our pets never dies, and in a new book called "Pets and the Afterlife" by Rob Gutro, the author provides proof that our pets do communicate with us from the other side.    Available in paperback and E-book, on Amazon.com and other outlets at: To order paperback of Kindle- click here

Monday, August 25, 2014

Q & A About my Spirit Visitors at a Recent Event

One of the spirits at the talk
On August 1, I gave a talk at a VFW Post in Maryland where Inspired Ghost Tracking meets. During the event I sensed spirits (not Earth bound ghosts) of some people, cats and dogs. Anne Marie asked a couple of great questions about it: 

1) Could you actually SEE the pets and people there?
Yes, I actually could see pets and people in the room.  I had to look again around the room to be able to describe them!


Did the humans have any message to convey?
Pets and the Afterlife
The human spirits that were there didn't have messages that I could tune into, because I was concentrating so much on what I was trying to convey. It's just like trying to listen to someone in the audience talk softly to you when you're giving a speech!  

Does it frighten you when you see them, or are you just used to it at this point?
Not scared of them at all!  In fact, all of the visitors were spirits that came to try and connect with people in the room. They were all people or dogs and cats that lived before in the physical. Now they're just in the spiritual, and they're there out of love. So, yes, I'm used to it! 

Can you see whether the spirit is a positive or negative energy?
Good question. I can't see the negative or positive energy, but I feel it. Negative energy- such as that emitted by an Earth-bound ghost with a bad attitude, makes me nervous and anxious and even light-headed. Positive energy has no effect on me because it's just like another person walking into the room. I just want to know who they are and why they're there. 

Why are they hanging around, still? If they’ve passed onto the next life, would they still be there?
The spirits that came in were just that- spirits that crossed over. There were no Earth-bound ghosts in the room, but there were a couple in the back rooms!  The meeting was held in an old VFW post, and there are some veterans who have passed that never wanted to leave the happiness of their hall, where they met all of their fellow veterans. 
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  For more about Inspired Ghost Tracking: Inspired Ghost Tracking is a Maryland based paranormal group that is called on to do public and private paranormal investigations
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ABOUT MY BOOK:   PETS AND THE AFTERLIFE by Rob Gutro: The loss of a pet is like the loss of a child to pet owners. The love we share with our pets never dies, and in a new book called "Pets and the Afterlife" by Rob Gutro, the author provides proof that our pets do communicate with us from the other side.    Available in paperback and E-book, on Amazon.com and other outlets at: To order paperback of Kindle- click here

Sunday, August 24, 2014

My Ghosts and Spirits book: A Bestseller in Amazon Supernatural!

  • Thanks to everyone for the great support. On August 19th, my first book "Ghosts and Spirits Insights from a Medium" became an Amazon Best Seller again in the Supernatural category. Wow!  
  • - In order to be a best seller, it needs to be in the top 100 of a category. 
  • Here's the stats, and below is a book summary: AUGUST 19, 2014:  Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,492 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)


  • BOOK SUMMARY: GHOSTS AND SPIRITS

    Ghosts and Spirits: Insights from a Medium 
    SUMMARY: Ghost or Spirit? Learn the difference between Earth-bound ghosts and spirits who cross over in medium Rob Gutro's first book. Rob is a meteorologist who uses science to explain their existence and communications. He wrote this book to give hope to others who lost people or pets. In this very personal book, read about how his father passed and gave messages during his funeral to prove he was still there. Share in Rob's adventures with the dead as he explores his abilities and gives proof they still exist. Read how spirits watch over and guide us. Rob was inspired to write this book after a puppy he had was tragically killed in an accident. The puppy's spirit returned many times, as many pets do.
    To purchase:http://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-Spirits-Insights-Rob-Gutro/dp/1481851268/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1373815752&sr=1-1 


    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Ghost Hunting and the Science of Seeing things that aren’t there

    Seeing animals in clouds, or a face in the moon, are examples of pareidolia. Look here for photos and to test your own ability to see things that aren’t there.  In ghost investigations many of us think we see faces in windows or in designs on a wall. Here's an article from Earthsky.org that explains what's going on, with lots of amazing examples. - Rob

    Ghost Hunting and the Science of Seeing things that aren’t there

    By Larry Sessions in EarthSky.org
    Blogs | Human World on Jun 16, 2014
    Maybe you’ve seen the proverbial bunny in a patch of clouds, or a clown’s face in a mud splatter on the side of your car? Seeing recognizable objects or patterns in otherwise random or unrelated objects or patterns is called pareidolia. It’s a form of apophenia, which is a more general term for the human tendency to seek patterns in random information. Everyone experiences it from time to time. Seeing the famous man in the moon is a classic example from astronomy. The ability to experience pareidolia is more developed in some people and less in others. LOOK AT THE PHOTOS IN THIS ARTICLE TO LEARN MORE AND TEST YOUR OWN ABILITY TO SEE THINGS THAT AREN’T THERE.




    CAPTION FOR PHOTO (LEFT)

    The “face of Jesus” in this photo is actually a child with a bonnet, and the hair is vegetation in the background. Anonymous Swedish photograph from the late nineteenth century via Wikimedia Commons

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Hear the Podcast of my interview with Ghosthunting Bill Hartley here!

    Had a GREAT interview and talk with Ghosthunting Bill Hartley on the Haunted Whispers Radio Show tonight.  Wow!  Time flew by!!
    If you Missed it- you can hear it here!!
    Thanks again, Bill! What an awesome time. I look forward to the next time!
    LISTEN HERE: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/liveparanormal/2014/08/23/guest-rob-gutro-authorghost-trackermediumscientist
    OR CLICK BELOW!
    More Paranormal Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with LiveParanormal History FM on BlogTalkRadio with liveparanormal on BlogTalkRadio

    Tonight at 8 p.m. EDT join me for my interview with the Haunted Whispers Radio Show!

    Tonight at 8 p.m. EDT join me for my interview  with the Haunted Whispers with GHB radio show!  Hosted By: "GHB" Bill Hartley
    Where: Live Paranormal / History FM  / Live Paranormal TV / The URN
    TO LISTEN LIVE:   http://liveparanormal.com/m/chat/home/

    CALL IN NUMBER:
    619-639-4606


    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Lessons Learned From Talking to the Dead: Now An Amazon Best Seller!

    On August 19, two of my books made the best seller rank on Amazon - and Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead hit the mark in the Supernatural AND Channeling categories. Wow. I am humbled and thankful for the support and the interest.


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    SUMMARY for LESSONS LEARNED FROM TALKING TO THE DEAD: 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. 
    Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead for $8.99 paperback and $2.99 E-bookon AMAZON:http://tinyurl.com/q3bhgdeor to Purchase from the CreateSpace eStore:https://www.createspace.com/3824548

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Spirits Come in Dreams: Birthdays, Anniversaries and Holidays

    I received the following email recently that confirms two things that I've learned from talking with those who passed. First, the email, and then the lessons! 

    EMAIL: You mention keeping an open mind on birthdays and anniversaries.  NEXT Sunday it will be (my late husband) Stan’s and my anniversary.  However, last night I dreamt of him TWICE!   I hardly ever dream about him and yet I awoke from the first dream remembering every detail – still do.  The second dream is not as clear, but I woke up crying.  I still miss him so much.  

    1) Spirits come into our dreams to let us know that they're still around. That's one of many ways they can show us that they come visit from time to time.
    2) Birthdays, Anniversaries and Holidays - these are popular times for spirits to give us messages? 
    WHY?  Because those are normally the times you would pick up the phone and call a relative. Just think of spirits as people who live far away, in a different state, place, etc. They would call you on special dates just as when they were alive in the physical plane. 
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    LEARN MORE ABOUT SIGNS: in my book "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" by Rob Gutro
    In medium Rob Gutro's second book, See photo proof of a ghost haunting a residence. Go on a treasure-hunt-style journey in Virginia as Rob and others explain random and obscure words, signs and symbols from a spirit, that prove the spirit was with his family. Learn lessons from Spirits and their suggestions on how we can live better on Earth.  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. Go into cemeteries, battlefields, and historic places in various parts of the U.S and beyond. Learn about spirits of suicide and murder victims, and how infants and animals pass messages to the living.  FOR THE BOOK ON AMAZON.COM IN PAPERBACK or EBOOK: http://tinyurl.com/keax3v4 

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Interview on Chimichanga Talk at Paracon

    While at the Pensacola Paracon, I met a fun, energetic woman named Angie. She's the mom of a young author (who published a science fiction novel you'll read about later), and she brought the podcast to my attention. In fact, she grabbed my hand and brought me over to the host and told him I was there for an interview! As I've said, I met some pretty wonderful people at the Paracon, and Angie was one of them.

    WHAT IS CHIMICHANGA TALK? Every Wednesday they provide an insider’s look at the industries from comics to novels, from video games to movies. According to their website it's a geeky podcast which averages 2,500 listeners, Chimichanga Talks! takes an insider’s look at the industry from people in the industry. From comics to movies, video-games to novels, we cover it all! Past guests have included: Michael Rooker, Lew Temple, I Fight Dragons, Bobby Nash, and Lloyd Kaufman to name a few.

    The Big Wang interviews Rob

    One of the hosts known as "The Big Wang" interviewed me about my book "Pets and the Afterlife" and we talked about ghosts and spirits. In fact, He recognized that his grandmother's spirit has been around him. It's about 20 minutes long!
    LISTEN TO THE PODCAST!
    One of the hottest events this summer, Pensacola Florida was the host of 2014’s Paracon! Interviewed on our longest show ever, Reverend Dianne Frazier (0:11:11)from Spiritlight, Writers Rob Gutro (0:22:57)Shannon Bell (0:47:15), Reverend One Eagle Feather (1:05:05) from Spiritlight, and Jason Woodham (1:26:36); Actors Melanie Robel (1:44:18) and Jimmy Dempster (2:17:19). Plus the Fun with Wang Star Wars Saga Trivia Challenge!
    (NOTE - There's quite a bit of background noise- it was BUSY at the Convention) 
    LISTENHERE: http://chimichangatalk.com/2014/08/16/pensacola-2014-paracon-special/

    PODCAST: http://chimichangatalk.com/podcast/
    WEBSITE:  http://chimichangatalk.com/


    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Paracon Heat Adventure, People, Ghost Stories and Costumes

    The heat curled a book cover or two

    The Pensacola Paracon was Saturday, August 9 and Sunday August 10. On Saturday vendors like me (Rob) had to be there at 9 a.m. and the doors opened at 10 a.m.
    2 women with an axe to grind?



    TOO HOT TO HANDLE - The air conditioning was working... until 10 a.m. and then it died. The outside temperature hit 100F. The INSIDE temperature in the convention was about 105/110F. It was unbearable. I bought about 7 bottles of water and people were miserable. There were many people in costumes, too. I read some of the facebook comments, and some people left after 30 minutes. We had to stay from 10am to 6pm (8 hours) in 100F plus heat. 


    Even R2D2 from Star Wars was there! 





    The Joker in the background looking at toys











    MY TALK -   My talk about a "double murder ghost investigation" was at 4:30 p.m. in another building, which did have A/C, but only 18 people showed as the crowds rapidly thinned out. The talk went well, despite the small group. 

    FASCINATING PEOPLE - 
      I got to meet some really great people over the weekend, though. People who came to the table to ask questions, share stories and find out what my books were about. A young gentleman named Will was there with his family and I was amazed how much he was so spiritually developed. I met a wonderful woman named "Silver Wolf" (nickname) who rescued many dogs in her neighborhood.  Justin was sensitive to energies and realized that bad relationships cause negative energy that no one needs. I met David and Maria Chavez who are starting "Phantom Paranormal Research and Investigations" in Pensacola. I met Ray and Heather Carlson of Bellview Paranormal Society;

    A guy with a beaded face painted on
    2  SPIRIT RESCUE STORIES- 1)  One woman gets a headache whenever in the presence of a ghost or spirit just as I do. She said she felt her grandmother's spirit with her and her husband when they spent 72 hours on a kayak in the NW Pacific before being rescued by a Japanese Coast Guard boat. 
    2) Another woman told me that even though her dad passed 4 years ago, she knows his spirit is around. One day her breaker box shorted and the lights in her house went out. She called to her dad to fix it and shortly all the power was restored and the breaker worked again!  She knew it was her dad. 

    Deadpool and Darth Vader


    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Paracon Friends: Meet Spiritlight and Shannon Bell

    Dianne and One Eagle Feather
    There were many highlights to my weekend event at the Paracon in Pensacola, Florida. Many of them included the people I got to meet.

    Here's a look at some amazing people that I befriended, whom I was fortunate enough to be positioned next to at the event.
    The first couple is Dianne and Reverend One Eagle Feather of Spiritlight.
    Dianne tames a dragon
      They truly lit up the room. They perform Native American weddings, they are psychic healers, mediums, paranormal investigators who also do house clearings, Reiki masters, authors and they make amazing jewelry, too! Dianne did medium readings at their table and was always spot on.
      We had something else in common: Dog rescue!  They are very active in animal rescue!!  Check out their Rescue page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spiritlightanimalrescue
    One Eagle Feather hugs a magical beast

    For their regular website:  http://diannespiritlight.com/
    AND, if you live in Kentucky or thereabouts you can see them at Scarefest in September 12-14 in the Lexington Convention Center.
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    MEET SHANNON BELL - Shannon and her husband John sat on the other side of my table, and also lit up the room. I really lucked out with great people around me. Shannon just published her first novel, a Vampire romance. Her website is: http://shannonwritesandblogs.com/

    ABOUT HER BOOK: "The Mortal One"The Mortal One is a paranormal romance. Dylan leaves her life in Florida to go on a vacation of a lifetime so she can find herself. Instead, she finds vampires – even after she has convinced herself they don’t exist. She is flung into the arms of Nico, an immortal who must mark her to save her. The problems
    Shannon and husband John
    compound because another vampire feels he is entitled to mark her as well. She is caught up in an exhilarating love affair as well as vampire politics. She finds it hard to be the only mortal one.

    Kindle – Buy here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Mortal-One-Shannon-Bell-ebook/dp/B00HAC0LZK

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Set up at the Paracon and More Spirit Assistance!

    his is part three in Rob's trip to the Pensacola, Florida Paracon. After checking
    outside the paracon
    into the hotel I drove to the Pensacola fair grounds to set up my table for the weekend (Sat./Sun.) event.
    Setting up at the Paracon
    A MESSAGE FROM SPIRIT -  As I was pulling in the front gate I noticed the first building on the right housed the Paracon, but I heard my mom say "keep going, keep going straight ahead." I wondered why, but didn't question it. In the next building was a dog show! Since I was there promoting my book "Pets and the Afterlife" it was a perfect place to visit... so after I set up my table I walked over to the dog show.
    Connie Fleming and one of her agile Shelties
      That's when I met an amazing dog trainer and dog lover named Connie Fleming. She was warm, wonderful, and welcoming and saw my badge and said "I think you're looking for the other convention!" - I told her I was in the right place and told her about my book. We talked about her Sheltie dogs, our 3 kids, and her experiences with pets who have communicated from the other side. She told me that some of her dogs posed with Star Trek actors and she loves sci-fi! She took the 2 business cards I had and said she'd display them. How kind!  
      The next morning I went over early and brought her more business cards and a bunch of promotional post cards, and gave her a free copy of the "Pets" book to say thanks. 
      AMAZING TURNABOUT - One of the gentleman attending the dog event saw the book on Saturday, walked over to the Paracon to find ME, and bought my book. Wow. He said he and his wife lost a couple of dogs and believe they've received messages. He walked in the 100F heat to get a copy and I was really honored!
    The dog show - agility set up! 
        
    WHAT IS THE PENSACOLA PARACON? A Science, Comic, Sci Fi, Anime, Gaming, paranormal, art, horror and Costuming Convention! Pensacola Interstate Fair Grounds Conference Building, Pensacola, Florida Pensacola Interstate Conference Building 6655 Mobile Hwy Pensacola Florida 850 941-4321

    NEXT: MEETING SOME NEW FRIENDS/FELLOW VENDORS
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    **NEW** PETS AND THE AFTERLIFE: The loss of a pet is like the loss of a child to pet owners. The love we share with our pets never dies, and in a new book called "Pets and the Afterlife" by Rob Gutro, the author provides proof that our pets do communicate with us from the other side.    Available in paperback and E-book, on Amazon.com and other outlets at: To order paperback of Kindle- click here 

    FOR  ROB GUTRO'S  OTHER 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 $8.99 paperback and $2.99 E-book:  http://tinyurl.com/q3bhgde

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Pensacola Paracon Trip: "Spirit Assistance" #2: "Escape from Motel Hell"

    Yesterday I mentioned that my parents' spirits influenced me to take a brochure of Pensacola as I arrived into the baggage claim area of the airport. I thought nothing of the hotels, and thought the maps may be useful and I thought nothing of it.
      I picked up the rental car, programmed the first Dunkin' Donuts into my GPS and
    Lunch and the brochure from mom & dad's spirit
    stopped for lunch. Then it was off to the hotel. For the sake of not bashing a place, I will leave the name out. I'll just call it the "A" Hotel.
    ARRIVAL AT MOTEL HELL -   I pulled into the "hotel" and it didn't look like the picture on-line. In fact, it resembled a 1960s three floor motel. It was adjacent to a McDonalds and there was litter all over the parking lot border. The restaurant also meant loud traffic all night long, but I always bring ear plugs. Here's where it really declined.
      I walked to the "Lobby," which was a motel lobby room (not connected to the rooms, which were all only accessible from the outside. The door was locked at 1 p.m. I was stumped. I waited 10 minutes and saw someone cleaning a room (and saw no replacement sheets or towels) and a middle-aged, ragged-looking woman approached me and said "Hey! You waiting for check in?" I gulped. I decided I could not stay there. It was dirty, loud, a motel, and obviously not well-run. The kicker was when I asked if I could put my 1 bag in a room and she answered, "Yeah, for 20 bucks early check in fee." That did it!!! I was paying too much anyway, and it was disgusting. I walked out and went into the rental car, where I called AARP Travel (yeah, I'm a member and I'm glad I got their insurance).
      THE SPIRIT ASSISTANCE PART- The AARP Travel agent was awesome. But she asked what hotels I would like to check into. I then heard my mom's spirit say "Get the book we had you pick up!"  I did. I went through the book and the agent patiently called 7 hotels and found 2 with availability. I happily booked into the Hampton Inn on Davis Road. Awesome, clean, quiet, wonderful place. Thanks, mom and dad for the major assist!
     (BTW- AARP travel insurance prevented a cancellation fee).
    NEXT: Set up at the Paracon and More Spirit Assistance! 

    **NEW** PETS AND THE AFTERLIFE: The loss of a pet is like the loss of a child to pet owners. The love we share with our pets never dies, and in a new book called "Pets and the Afterlife" by Rob Gutro, the author provides proof that our pets do communicate with us from the other side.    Available in paperback and E-book, on Amazon.com and other outlets at: To order paperback of Kindle- click here 

    FOR  ROB GUTRO'S  OTHER 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 $8.99 paperback and $2.99 E-book:  http://tinyurl.com/q3bhgde

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    A Note I Enjoyed Getting after my "Pets and the Afterlife" talk

    On Friday, August 1st, I gave a talk about my newest book "Pets and the Afterlife" to teach people how to recognize the signs from their pets who have passed. Here's a review I received:

    Donna Terwilliger posted a greeting on Meetup !
    “Rob, Thanks for sharing your experiences about pets and the afterlife. Your compassion and sensitivity spoke volumes. We have lost a number of our feline babes and know too well the heartache each passing brings. However, I know they continue to be w/us in spirit. Donna”

     PETS AND THE AFTERLIFE by Rob Gutro: The loss of a pet is like the loss of a child to pet owners. The love we share with our pets never dies, and in a new book called "Pets and the Afterlife" by Rob Gutro, the author provides proof that our pets do communicate with us from the other side.    Available in paperback and E-book, on Amazon.com and other outlets at: To order paperback of Kindle- click here

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Pensacola Paracon Trip: My Mom and Dad's "Spirit Assistance" #1

    It's nothing new that my mom and dad's spirits are around me, and they help me out from time to time. This past weekend when I flew to the Pensacola Paracon, I got their help again.

    THE FIRST SIGNS - A DISCUSSION! 
      The first word I received from my mom and dad's spirits was on the Super Shuttle ride to the airport at 4:15 a.m. on Friday, August 8. I was so overtired (slept for 4 hours) that I was in a foggy state and heard my mom start talking with me. This is not uncommon when you're in a state between consciousness and unconsciousness. That's when they can get through to you!
    Finally arrived! 
    WHAT THEY SAID -  She talked about a lot of things. She mentioned my older brother's birthday, and said she made me turn on Pandora radio.com on Thursday when "For the Good Times" by Eddy Arnold played - because she used to love singing that song. My dad finally stepped forward and cut her off, just as he had to do in life to get her to stop talking sometimes! He mentioned they'd be with me in Florida, and brought forth my grandmother "Nana" and said she's never seen anything like the conference. I know now that she came forward because she always bought me comic books when I was a kid!  Nice to "see" them all.
    INSPIRATION THAT HELPED -    Spirits can inspire us to do things that will ultimately help us, or teach us lessons we need to know. This time it was the former. After my 2 flights, I reached Pensacola. I took the stairs down to the baggage claim and felt I had to look to the right at the bottom of the stairs. On the wall in a tiny area was a rack holding maps of the airport and a book-like brochure of Pensacola. I was pushed to walk over, and I took the brochure that contained maps.I noticed it had broken down the city into regions, and contained hotel listings that were mapped out, too. But, I didn't need a hotel. Or I thought I didn't! 
         CONTINUED TOMORROW: Pensacola Paracon Trip: My  Mom and Dad's "Spirit Assistance" #2: "Escape from Motel Hell"

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Great Paranormal Fictional Mystery: Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher

      I just finished my second novel in the "Dresden Files" series about a paranormal detective in
    Chicago, and like the first one, it was great!
       The STORY:   The White Council of Wizards has drafted wizard Harry Dresden as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in Chicago. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in the Windy City at a horror convention called "Splattercon!!!" but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob.
      This paranormal detective has to figure out where these blood thirsty entities are killing conference attendees. He also has to figure out how his best friend's daughter fits into the paranormal outbreak... and it leads him into trouble in a Faerie kingdom full of dark entities and evil. This is the 8th book in the series (there are now 15 of them!) and it was such a great read, I finished it in less than 2 weeks. Highly Recommended! 

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    My Scientific Take on Afterlife Consciousness and Energy


    Whether you believe in a "god" or not isn't really relevant to the afterlife. What is important is that you realize that your "soul" transitions.

    On a similar note, I recently received the following question:
    What I can't resolve is that if a person ceases to exist upon death, there's no more consciousness, etc. then how does Rob and other mediums get their messages?

    My response:  Energy is a constant. It changes, doesn't go away. So everyone's consciousness was formed from energies combining and the energies will continue. The soul (memories and personality) of the person then transforms with every reincarnation.  That's my take from a science standpoint.

    So, what would those who believe in a god understand to be god?
    Answer:  The collective consciousness or energies of every living thing (person, animal, etc.)  are what forms what some people call god. I simply think of it as energy.

    So how do mediums get messages from those consciousnesses in the afterlife?
    Answer: Being a medium is like being a living lightning rod for the energy of those "souls" - that's how I read what they're thinking/saying.

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