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.

Friday, July 31, 2015

In the News: Mysterious Object In The Space Walk Hall Of Fame Museum Is Caught On Camera

Here's an interesting story and a video of what really appears to be an orb (the most simple form a ghost or spirit can take). An orb can also be distinguished from dust motes, bugs, and reflections because orbs usually have color and/or designs in them, as this one did. This appears to be an orb!
    The report is from Justin Warmoth, reporter at Channel 6 in Titusville, Florida, from May 19, 2015

Mysterious Object In The Space Walk Hall Of Fame Museum Is Caught On Camera

SOURCE: : http://www.jumblejoy.com/museum-ghost?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=women-get-it-free 

     An orb-shaped object very quickly moves into the frame, vanishes then comes back. It is apparently not unusual to have unexplained activity in this museum.
      Charlie Morris, who is president of the museum, says that in both instances the air conditioning and lights are turned off. So, there could be no electrical interference. This is truly unexplainable.
f course, the museum has just moved into a 100 year old building, which used to be the County Records building. Over the years there have been apparently hundreds of sightings of unexplained “encounters”.
No one can explain it. Orbs usually represent ghosts — is it the ghost of early astronauts coming back to see that their objects are being well taken care of? Or did the objects attach themselves to something “in space” while they were there? Is this our first encounter with an alien being?
     Well, no matter what it is, everyone is happy to talk about and give their opinion. Only time will tell if it is intelligent, or just someone poking themselves in to make sure everything is on the up-and-up. What do you think it is?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Sign from Buzz (a dog) on his Birthday Week!

Spirits of humans or pets like to give us signs around birthdays, anniversaries and holidays, and they can do it in number of ways. Recently I posted a story about a friend who heard her and her late husband's song "Good morning Starshine" on the radio on the date of what would've been their 42nd anniversary. Music is one way spirits let us know they're still connected and still with us from time to time. 
Buzz provides physical proof he's around

SIGNS FROM SPIRITS - Hearing their voice (human or animal); movement of things; smelling their favorite perfume, aftershave, or something related to them - like a cigar; finding coins - especially with a date that relates to them; hearing a song that was their favorite that you rarely hear; getting signs from things in nature like: birds, butterflies or other insects that behave oddly around you. Finding a flower that reminds you of them or seeing something in clouds, etc. Spirits will also lead us to someone that looks like them on a certain day, to remind us they are still connected. The trick is being aware of everything around you so you don't miss something!


PHYSICAL SIGN FROM BUZZ-  During the last week in July, 2015, I received a visible sign from our late dog, Buzz Wyatt confirming that he's still around.  Buzz was born on July 29, 2004, passed on February 2005. 
 
During the week of his birthday in 2015, I received his sign through one of his photos we have hanging in the house. The night before I realized it was a sign, I was the last one to go down the stairs (my hubby and the dogs were in bed), and the photo we have of Buzz was positioned correctly and was horizontal. 

I remember, because every night I look at Buzz's photo and those of our other late dog Sprite, my parents and our friend Ed's photos - all of which line the stairway. All of the photos were horizontal. 

Early the next morning I was the first one upstairs, as I had to get something in my home office (it was before the dogs got upstairs). No one had gone up or down stairs between the time I descended the previous night to the time I ascended the stairs early the next morning, however,  I noticed that out of all the photos on the wall, only Buzz's photo was at an extreme angle.

His photo is too high for any of our dogs to reach, and none of the other photos had been moved.
 
I realized that he was letting me know that 11 years later, he's still around (I sense him around anyway), but he wanted to provide physical proof.


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Buzz on the cover of my book Pets and the Afterlife
For many more signs from Buzz, check out my book: 
"PETS AND THE AFTERLIFE" by Rob Gutro
To lose a pet means to lose a child. The love we share with our pets never dies, and the author proves our pets do communicate with us from the other side. Learn how dogs, cats, horses and some birds have the intelligence and ability to send signs to the living after they pass. Take comfort in knowing our pets are around us from time to time and recognize the signs they give. Learn how they wait for us when it’s our time, what a pet’s ashes can do, and the difference between ghosts and spirits. Learn how and why living pets can sense entities. Follow one of the author's dogs on a ghost investigation. Read how spirits of the author’s 2 dogs and dogs from three other mediums communicated with them from the other side. Read about spirit cats and how a ghostly dog rescued a girl. The author also volunteers for Dachshund and Weimaraner rescues and has several dogs. (Available on AMAZON.COM in paperback and E-book)  AMAZON  LINK: http://www.amazon.com/Rob-Gutro
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QUESTIONS ABOUT GHOSTS OR SPIRITS? - You can check out my book "Lessons Learned From Talking to the Dead" by Rob Gutro- I've written it to address all the questions you can think of about the afterlife, and I use examples of messages I've received from both Earth-bound ghosts and spirits who have crossed over.  Paperback and E-Book: CLICK TO READ BOOK SUMMARY

Monday, July 27, 2015

VIDEO: one of my favorite talks- Recognizing signs from spirits!

This is one of my favorite talks- Recognizing signs from spirits!
It's 35 minutes long, and will give you a good introduction of what my beliefs are on Ghosts, Spirits and
how they communicate.  This talk was recorded in the summer of 2014 for "StrangeCon" in Baltimore, Maryland.
- If you want to know more, pick up a copy of my book "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" by Rob Gutro
Available on Amazon.com in E-book and Paperback.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In the News (and video): Ghost Hunt: Mansfield Reformatory

The Toledo Blade recently interviewed and followed a Paranormal group of investigators into the "Mansfield Reformatory" and the group shared their experiences in a short video, and in this article.
WHAT IS THE REFORMATORY? - The Ohio State Reformatory/Mansfield Reformatory is a shuttered prison in Mansfield, Ohio, made famous as the film setting of 1994’s The Shawshank Redemption. It's about 2 hours southeast of Toledo, Ohio and had provided a lot of evidence of the paranormal.  Here's the article- Rob

Ghost Hunt: Mansfield Reformatory
MANSFIELD, Ohio — “... For when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.”
Enveloped by the disquieting darkness inside a decaying prison cell the size of a large closet, that’s when Friedrich Nietzsche’s famous quote about peering into the soul’s deepest recesses rattled around in my head.
   I was there along with four members of Lake Erie Paranormal, a group of current and retired local law enforcement officers who investigate spectral activity in homes, businesses, and buildings. Along with several others, we were a part of an overnight paranormal “ghost hunt,” if you will, at this supposedly quite haunted facility, which officially closed Dec. 31, 1990.
 

QUESTIONS ABOUT GHOSTS OR SPIRITS? - You can check out my book "Lessons Learned From Talking to the Dead" by Rob Gutro- I've written it to address all the questions you can think of about the afterlife, and I use examples of messages I've received from both Earth-bound ghosts and spirits who have crossed over.  Paperback and E-Book: CLICK TO READ BOOK SUMMARY 




Friday, July 24, 2015

Do you see the Dog Spirit In this Photo?

I received this photo from a woman who read my book "Pets and the Afterlife" and she said that sees the spirit of a dog in it with her two dogs.
  I also see the dog! It appears to be a west highland terrier to the left of Santa Claus.  Do you see it? 
  The photo was taken with a polaroid camera at Petsmart- so there's no chance of double-imaging. 
  Do you have any ghosts or spirits in any photos? 
   If you're not sure, please send them to me at Rgutro@gmail.com and I'll post them for professional ghost trackers, mediums and readers to weigh in.  - Thanks, Rob 

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  "PETS AND THE AFTERLIFE" by Rob Gutro:

To lose a pet means to lose a child. The love we share with our pets never dies, and the author proves our pets do communicate with us from the other side. Learn how dogs, cats, horses and some birds have the intelligence and ability to send signs to the living after they pass. Take comfort in knowing our pets are around us from time to time and recognize the signs they give. Learn how they wait for us when it’s our time, what a pet’s ashes can do, and the difference between ghosts and spirits. Learn how and why living pets can sense entities. Follow one of the author's dogs on a ghost investigation. Read how spirits of the author’s 2 dogs and dogs from three other mediums communicated with them from the other side. Read about spirit cats and how a ghostly dog rescued a girl. The author also volunteers for Dachshund and Weimaraner rescues and has several dogs. (Available on AMAZON.COM in paperback and E-book)  AMAZON  LINK: http://www.amazon.com/Rob-Gutro


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Q & A: What happens to the ghost of the structure they haunt is taken down?

Yesterday I received a great question about ghosts who haunt houses. Here's the
A demolished house. Credit: Cascade news
question and my thoughts about what happens!  Keep the questions coming!! - Rob


Q:  What happens to the ghost of the structure they haunt is taken down and if that ghost was only seen on the second floor, would the ghost appear to be flying?


A:   Good question! Yes, the ghost would appear to be walking above ground. 

However, it's rare to see that because they need energy to manifest. Since emotional energy (negative) would be the most likely energy- and there's no house anymore for people to go inside and feel anxious or nervous, the ghosts would likely rarely manifest. 

In addition, since intelligent haunts can see a structure around them when they're in a building- but they only see it as it was when they were there, they can see when there is no building, so they may try to cross over, or attach to a person.

   
QUESTIONS ABOUT GHOSTS OR SPIRITS? - You can check out my book "Lessons Learned From Talking to the Dead"- I've written it to address all the questions you can think of about the afterlife, and I use examples of messages I've received from both Earth-bound ghosts and spirits who have crossed over.  Paperback and E-Book: CLICK TO READ BOOK SUMMARY 

Friday, July 17, 2015

In the News: Eternity With Your Dog Or Cat? Human-Pet Cemeteries Open In Germany Read the full article: Eternity With Your Dog Or Cat? Human-Pet Cemeteries Open In Germany Worldcrunch

Being a dog dad, one of the things that I insist on is having all of the ashes of our dogs with ours after we pass.  Now a cemetery in Germany has realized how important that is to so many pet parents. I found this article on June 16 and thought I would share it, in hopes that other cemeteries in the U.S. and around the world will begin to offer the same service. - Rob 

Eternity With Your Dog Or Cat? Human-Pet Cemeteries Open In Germany


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BRAUBACH — Pets bring happiness to the lives of their owners. Now, a German Cemetery Association (Deutsche Friedhofsgesellschaft) allows the bond to continue for eternity, offering clients the opportunity to be buried alongside their dogs and cats.
Two German cemeteries, in the towns of Braubach and Essen, inaugurated the policy this week that allows humans and pets to be buried together in the same grave, reports the Berliner Morgenpost daily.
 
Called “Unser Hafen,” this new form of burial offers two options: You can either opt for the “friendship” plot where two humans can be buried next to each other alongside a maximum of five pets. The other option is known as a “family grave” in which 12 human or animal urns can rest in the same place. The annual cost ranges from 69 or 92 euros per grave.

Judith Könsgen, who heads the cemetery association, says there were several legal obstacles to overcome before obtaining the authorization. Unser Hafen’s website, for example, indicates that the deceased people and animals must always be cremated separately.
Otherwise, it seems safe to say, the afterlife has never been so cute.


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Thursday, July 16, 2015

In the News: Specter Detector: Looking for Ghosts in New York's Most Haunted Building

Here's a story that appeared recently on Gawker.com that you may find interesting. Especially if you are a paranormal investigator:

Specter Detector: Looking for Ghosts in New York's Most Haunted Building
By Kelly Conaboy
A figure caught my eye as I passed through one of the supposedly haunted rooms of the supposedly very haunted Merchant’s House Museum in NoHo last week.  According to Emily Wright, Communications and Programs Manager of the Merchant’s House, whom I spoke with after my visit, the house typically has between six and 12 new reports of ghostly activity every year, including weird feelings, unaccounted for noises, sightings, etc. The most recent came earlier this year, when a visitor ran downstairs from the upper floors, telling the docent at the admissions desk that a woman in a long, black dress had followed her down a flight of stairs. Later that day, Wright tells me, another visitor had the exact same experience—chased down a flight of stairs by a woman in a long, black dress.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Photo Recap from "Double Ghost Murder" Event/Reincarnation

I spoke to people about pets and people who have passed.
Yesterday, July 11, I gave a talk about a "Double Murder Ghost Investigation" that   took part in with Inspired Ghost Tracking back in 2001. The room where I presented at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church Virginia was full! I was really honored that so many people came to hear my talk on a Saturday afternoon! 
signing a book!
   My talk lasted for an hour, and there were so many great questions afterward. I met a lot of really interesting people and my friend Jeff came and took some pictures. So many people had paranormal experiences, too. 

This is probably my best side! LOL
REINCARNATION - Some of the questions were about reincarnation - and yes, we all come back. Usually, we come back once everyone we know in this life has passed. All our contemporaries usually have to pass... however, there are exceptions. We usually don't cross over between animal and human kingdoms, though, although several friends told me they want to be reincarnated as one of our dogs, because we spoil our canine kids. :) 





HOW CAN I READ ABOUT TE TALK?""A Double Murder Ghost Investigation"   is a chapter in my second book "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead."
It's available on AMAZON in E-book and paperback: Click here for Amazon
  
SUMMARY: Ghost investigator, medium and author Rob Gutro will share a case from the files of Inspired Ghost Tracking of Maryland, where the team investigated a private home reporting paranormal activity. What they found was the result of a double murder with amazing confirmations of what happened, and photographic proof of the ghosts left behind.



 
 
 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Today! Come hear a 1 hr talk in Falls Church, VA: Double Murder Ghost Investigation

FREE TALK! Today, July 11 at 1p.m

LOCATION:  Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22043

TALK: "A Double Murder Ghost Investigation":  
SUMMARY: Ghost investigator, medium and author Rob Gutro will share a case from the files of Inspired Ghost Tracking of Maryland, where the team investigated a private home reporting paranormal activity. What they found was the result of a double murder with amazing confirmations of what happened, and photographic proof of the ghosts left behind. CONTACT: Alicia Korker for information (No Registration needed). Alicia.korker@fairfaxcounty.gov 703-790-8088

Friday, July 10, 2015

How to Dispel Negative Energy or a Ghostly Attachment

If you feel drained a lot, feel depressed, angry, or feel negative energy around you, there are steps you can take to dispel it. Whether it be a ghost in your house, a ghost who has attached him or herself to you, or negative energy that you absorbed. Here's how to get rid of it:
    It would be beneficial to start doing things to invite light, positive energy and optimism into your life to dispel it. The attachment seems drawn to the negativity like a magnet.
   BRIGHTEN UP! - I would suggest that you brighten your living environment, remove negative people from your life, play quieter, calming music, sage your house and bring in more light.
  LOOK AT LITTLE THINGS TO FIND GOOD - Focus on small things that make you happy- even a good cup of coffee or an easy traffic day.
  The positive change will repel the negative energy. Negative energy depresses people can be changed by focusing on good things, even small, good things.
  MEDITATE -   You should meditate, have all the lights on around, candles to invite more light, soft music (instrumental), and tell the energy to leave your body.
AN EXERCISE TO RID THE ENERGY FROM YOUR HOME -
    Picture the energy wrapping up into a tornado-like vortex, and then imagine it spinning out of the house through a window. Then imagine the window and all the windows of your house being sealed with light as a barrier. He can also protect yourself  further by picturing that white light around him as a "suit of armor."

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Our Dog Sprite's Visit on the 2nd Anniversary of his Passing

    It was 2 years ago yesterday, July 8, 2013 we said a sad goodbye to our 16 1/2 year old dachshund Sprite. Since he's been on the other side, though, he's come back several times to let us know he's still around. This year was no different.

Sprite 12-23-96 to 7-8-13
Sprite's Butterfly
  In 2013, three days after Sprite passed, after Tom and I took our other three dogs for a walk, we brought them into the backyard, and Sprite gave us all a sign in the form of a butterfly.    First, it's unusual for a butterfly to fly near dogs and that's exactly what that yellow and black butterfly did- and for quite awhile. Secondly, the dogs didn't go after it. They just watched it. It was as if they heard Sprite telling them "I'm here." The butterfly just stayed there on the grass and I actually took pictures of it. It was a message from Sprite that he is fine and regained 100% health as a spirit. 

Spirits can manipulate things in nature, and Sprite loves to use yellow and black butterflies because since 2013, several friends have seen them when they have read about Sprite. 
On my way to work on July 8, 2015, Sprite gave me the same sign. I was not thinking of Sprite as I was rushing to get to work - but spirits come by on birthdays, anniversaries and holidays to remind us they are around.
After leaving the house, I went through the Dunkin' Donuts drive through to get coffee. After pulling out of the parking lot and getting on the road to work, a yellow and black butterfly flew right toward the windshield, close enough for me to see it clearly, before it flew off. Sprite had given me a reminder that he is still around on the second anniversary of his passing.


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Pets and the Afterlife in the top 25 Amazon Kindle Supernatural books

Happy to see that "#Pets and the #Afterlife" is in the top 25 Amazon Kindle
Kindle Store    #23 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality > Occult > Supernatural
#27 in Books > Religion & Spirituality > Supernatural & Paranormal > Supernatural
#94 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Animal Care & Pets
Overall: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,071
http://www.amazon.com/Pets-Afterlife-pets-communicate-other-ebook/dp/B00JAKC49G/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-1ogspot.com&qid=1395953729
Supernatural books, and hopefully it's helping grieving pet parents understand how their pets communicate with them from the other side. Here's a run-down from Amazon today:

Monday, July 6, 2015

Ghost Photo from the Archives: The Cooper Family Hanging Ghost?

Recently I saw a blog post from inyminy.com with a collection of old photographs that actually included ghosts. The first one in the collection was the most unusual. See what you think.  The image is credited: Pixgood.

The Cooper Family Hanging Ghost?

This photo is dated in the mid-1950’s in a home in Texas. The Cooper family had just moved into an old house  that they bought and decided to take this family photo. When it was developed (yes, they used film that had to be developed in 1950) to the left side of the photo appeared an upside down person that appeared to be hanging from the ceiling. What's interesting is that the face is blocked out.  Additionally, the figure also appears larger than the women. Because no address was given for the home, it is impossible to trace back in records to see who may have died there. 

LOOKING CLOSER - With Photoshop, I was able to zoom in and lighten the image of the upside-down ghost. One thing I saw was that the right arm actually cast a shadow. Ghosts don't cast shadows. 

  In addition, the "shadow" of the finger goes directly over the front of the candle and is not deflected on the other side of the candle.

 So, between the shadow, and the fact that the figure is much larger than the adult women, I think that this photo is just a double exposure. It is curious though, how the face is blacked out. 

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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, July 5, 2015

Great News! Harley Heads Home- another successful rescue dog adoption!

 On Saturday, May 30th, I had a table at the MId-Atlantic Doxiefest in Belair, Maryland  to promote my book "Pets and the Afterlife." - It was an outdoor event and fundraiser for Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue. got to work with a rescue that was trying to place their last couple of dogs, so the rescue manager could retire.  
Author Rob Gutro and Harley- looking for a home

While there, I met Jane, who was volunteering and helping a Fredericksburg, Virginia dog rescue. The rescue is managed by Yolanda McEntire, who is working to get her last few dogs adopted as she is retiring.  

    Jane brought over Harley, a 13 year old, senior black and tan dachshund.  I immediately took to him and really wanted to see him go to a good home. He had been with the rescue for over a year, and Yolanda really wanted to find him the perfect place.So I offered to help.

Harley's close up!
Jane and an adoptable dog

 What I've done with Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue (where Tom and I are members and volunteers) is that I take a short video of the dog, take several photos (and after assessing the dog's behavior and talking with the foster parent) I write a biography. I've learned that many people really, really want to see a video and read a bio about how the dog behaves, his habits, training, health, etc. so I include all of those things. 

   I've now used this format for 5 dogs and all five have been adopted within 2-3 months of making the videos and biographies live. What a wonderful reward to find these dogs homes. 

A short video of Harley I made 

   Well, on July 4th, we received an email from Yolanda that Harley had indeed found a forever home in West Virginia.  That totally made my July 4th (and the week). 

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ABOUT "PETS AND THE AFTERLIFE" by Rob Gutro:

To lose a pet means to lose a child. The love we share with our pets never dies, and the author proves our pets do communicate with us from the other side. Learn how dogs, cats, horses and some birds have the intelligence and ability to send signs to the living after they pass. Take comfort in knowing our pets are around us from time to time and recognize the signs they give. Learn how they wait for us when it’s our time, what a pet’s ashes can do, and the difference between ghosts and spirits. Learn how and why living pets can sense entities. Follow one of the author's dogs on a ghost investigation. Read how spirits of the author’s 2 dogs and dogs from three other mediums communicated with them from the other side. Read about spirit cats and how a ghostly dog rescued a girl. The author also volunteers for Dachshund and Weimaraner rescues and has several dogs. (Available on AMAZON.COM in paperback and E-book)

 

 

Friday, July 3, 2015

A letter about a Gettysburg Ghostly Experience

The following is an email I received from a family who visited Gettysburg National Park, site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Gettysburg is a known haunted location. Many of the soldiers that were slain on that battlefield never left. There are intelligent haunts (ghosts that can interact with people and actually answer questions) and residual haunts (emotional energies that were so strong- like going into battle) that just appear and repeat over and over again.
  Here is the letter I received from a woman named Carol, along with her photos.
The photos were reprinted with permission.

Here's the description of Carol's experiences in Gettysburg that generated these photos: 





Thursday, July 2, 2015

#‎TBT‬ Rob & Bean Town Medium @ New England Pet Expo in 2014 - COMING BACK 9-19-15~!

#‎TBT‬ I was joined by Ruth Larkin, the Bean Town Medium at the New England Pet Expo in 2014. 
We BOTH make a return appearance there again this year on Sept. 19th. 

Details: Medium Ruthie Larkin joins Rob Gutro, author of "Pets and the Afterlife" at a booth at the New England Pet Expo, Aleppo Shriner's Auditorium, Wilmington, Mass. Ruthie and Rob will be greeting people and may even pass on messages. Rob will be speaking about his book mid-day from the Expo stage. Free Parking & Free Admission, Bring Your Pet! http://www.newenglandpetexpo.com/