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.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Interesting Book! Venetian Legends and Ghost Stories A Guide To Places Of Mystery In Venice

While on vacation in Italy I stayed in Venice and found a book (in English) about ghosts and weird stories. I found "Venetian Legends and Ghost Stories A Guide To Places Of Mystery In Venice" by Alberto Toso Fei. (It was my first time in Italy, and everyone should save up to go).

I Recommend this Book! -   This book isn't just about ghost stories, it's about witches, mermaids, shrieking skulls, curses, dealings with the devil, wizards and more. Italians have a LOT of weird stories and this book was full of them. It was very interesting and entertaining and a good read.

One weird story called "The Squid With the Eyes of a Woman"  involved a not so friendly woman named Linda Cimetta who disappeared in April 1947 from her Venice shop. A Gondolier was arrested for her murder and was accused of trying to send contraband to her - and it was a deal gone wrong. So he murdered her, dismembered her and stuffed her parts in a trunk. Then he tossed the trunk into one of Venice's canals  The trunk was later found by two boys fishing, who found the grisly parts under squid. 
  Fisherman who fish in that area later have reported seeing many squid with the eyes of a woman. Creepy!!

You can find it on Amazon.com here in the U.S. at: http://smile.amazon.com/Venetian-Legends-Stories-Places-Mystery
  • Perfect Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Editrice Elzeviro; 2nd edition (2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8887528063
  • ISBN-13: 978-8887528060

Friday, November 25, 2016

Give the gift of Spirit peace and comfort this season!

If you know someone who lost a loved one, either person or pet, why not give them hope and understanding that their loved ones are still around in spirit?  In my 4 books, they can learn how, why, when and how spirits communicate. It will bring the gift of healing and peace this season.
  The books are in paperback and E-book on Amazon.com and all are under $10 in paperback and under $3.99 in E-book by Rob Gutro
*Ghosts and Spirits 
*Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead 
*Pets and the Afterlife 
*Pets and the Afterlife 2*
**All of these have been best-sellers on Amazon in paranormal categories** 
So give the gift of peace and comfort this season!  Happy Holidays.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving: Your loved ones in Spirit are There!

  
  Thanksgiving is not only a big holiday for the living relatives in families, but it also tends to be one for those who have passed. They come back to visit, too. In fact, just like you with your living relatives and friends - you call those you care about or join them on birthdays, anniversaries or holidays.    Spirits behave the same way they did in the physical and acknowledge those special days because they know we still do.  So, any holiday, special occasion, birthday or anniversary are typically times that spirits of loved ones (who crossed into the light) come to visit us.

LOOK  FOR SIGNS - This Thanksgiving week be on the lookout for signs.  Here are some examples: 
- If you turn on the radio and you hear a spirit's favorite song, know that the spirit has influenced you to turn on the radio..
- You may find yourself doing or saying something that your late mother,  father, sister, brother or friend would be doing, or saying. Spirits can influence us to do things and say things they used to.
- You may also see someone that resembles a late loved one if you're traveling about today.
- Look for pennies or other coins on the ground. Check the year, too- because it has some significance. I was out walking our dogs this week and found a Quarter with the year 1981 on it. That was the year my grandmother passed, so guess who dropped that coin for me?  

A BROTHER'S VISIT -  One Thanksgiving some years ago, my friend Lynn's late brother came to me with signs that she was able to confirm.

A DOG'S SPIRIT - Back in May of this year, I learned of a woman whose dog Bullitt passed so I sent her a facebook message, although we were not connected. Because of the way facebook is configured it's hard to find those messages because they go to some "other" folder. Well, just this week she found the message and was especially missing Bullitt this week. So, he 'helped" her find that message around the holiday to let her know that he is still around!  

Enjoy the day knowing that ALL of your relatives are around you.
  Happy Thanksgiving!
Rob

You can find more information about the signs spirits can give in my books "Ghosts and Spirits, Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead, Pets and the Afterlife and Pets and the Afterlife 2- by Rob Gutro. Available on Amazon.com in paperback and E-book. 







Monday, November 21, 2016

A Letter from Eric: Angel's Passing and Signs



Angel
There is no such thing as a coincidence when it comes to messages from spirits, and spirits lead us to find messages (sometimes from others that relate to them) to show that they're around us, or that we've done the right thing.  
   I received the following email from Eric, who realized the signs and messages from his beloved dog, Angel. 
  Eric allowed me to share his experience with everyone so that you can learn from it and find signs from your own pets. 
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Hello Rob -  I just recently finished reading your book "Pets and the Afterlife". I found it very comforting in my situation.

I recently had to euthanize my 13 year old pit bull. She was my baby and it was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. She had a very aggressive cancerous tumor growing in her mouth. She had lost a lot of weight, and I could tell she was in pain. I had no choice but to let her go.

As I'm sure most people do when faced with the same decision, I was filled with self doubt and constantly worried if I was doing the right thing.

I read your book in the days leading up to her final day. The day I let her go, I had several occurrences of what had to be more than just coincidence. As you said in your book, there are no coincidences.

The morning of that day, I woke up with her lying next to me and I prayed for a sign that I was doing the right thing. Within an hour, she had somehow irritated the tumor in her mouth and it started bleeding profusely. When that happened, it removed all doubt that I was doing the right thing. The bleeding eventually stopped, but I knew I couldn't let her go on this way. It didn't occur to me that this could be the sign I asked for until a couple hours later.

Like you suggested in your book, before she passed I asked her to send me a sign from the afterlife that she had crossed over and she was ok.

Later that night, after she had passed, I was reading an article online about animals moving on to the afterlife. In the comments for the article there where numerous people telling their stories about their encounters with their pets after they had passed and some of the strange occurrences that happened after their passing. There were 150+ comments and I read all of them.

Out of all the stories I read, only two of them were pit bulls. 

 In the first story, the person mentioned that they put their dog down on 7/28/2014. I thought that was a coincidence since mine passed on 7/28 also although it was two years later. 

The second story was what really got me. It was about someone who had to euthanize their pit bull. This person later had a dream that her passed dog was playing with a grey pit bull in her back yard. She thought this was strange because she had never seen the grey one before. When she went back to work as a vet tech, she heard scratching and whining at the gate which led to the alley behind the veterinary office. She opened the gate and it was the grey pit bull from her dream. She said it had needed medical attention so she took it inside and they doctored it up. She decided to adopt it and name it Angel. I could not believe it when I read this because my dog's name was Angel.

I immediately felt this strong sense of comfort come over me. I felt immediately that this was the sign I asked for. I felt it was beyond coincidence for the only two pit bull stories to have something in common with my dog. It was like the universe conspired to have me reading this exact page and those comments where I would see and make that connection.

What is your take on this? Is this my sign?
Eric

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My Response: 
 Eric- I felt an overwhelming sense of love an appreciation to you from her. You let her pass with
Pets and the Afterlife 2 and 1 by Rob Gutro
dignity, and helped her regain her health in spirit and she thanks you for having the courage. The bond you share is extremely tight and it teared me up getting these sensations from her. Angel understood you about your needing a sign to decide when it was time, and she provided it. It reminds me of how our dog Sprite had a tumor burst in his nose and that was his sign.
 - She also led you to read those responses. She was sitting by your side in spirit and encouraged you to read through all of them to find the 2 messages that you found. She tells me that normally you're not that patient!  Funny what dogs can tell us!   The date and the name were the 2 things you need to find on that page, and you would not have found them together anywhere else. She influenced you to read through the comments to find them.  What a wonderful confirmation that she's always going to be around you, and will be waiting for you on the other side when it's your time.
  Thank you for your email! Angel really is an angel, and can be very persuasive.

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Eric's Response;

Rob-   Seeing that sign has really helped me cope with her loss.  It gives me the sense that I have not really lost her at all and that she will always be with me. 
   If I would have never read your book, it wouldn't have ever occurred to me to ask her for a sign. I have no way of knowing if I would have gotten it anyways, but I'm certainly glad I asked.


Saturday, November 19, 2016

LISTEN: Rob's Podcast interview about Pet Spirits on “From a Medium’s Perspective”

  Enjoy this really insightful 45 minute podcast about pets in spirit. I had a wonderful time as a guest talking with radio show host and Psychic Teacher Reverend Tracey Lockwood on her show “From a Medium’s Perspective”!
 Rob Gutro, author, medium and paranormal investigator talks with Tracey about "Pets and the Afterlife" based on his new book "Pets and the Afterlife 2." (available on Amazon.com)  
  URL: https://youtu.be/P5nX7_6eoQM

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Spirits of 2 Collie Dogs Hitch a Ride for Different People

This dog looks like the Collie that paid me a visit
A couple of weeks ago I gave a talk about how pets communicate with us from spirit at the Women's Club in Linthicum, Maryland.
   It was a good example of how 2 spirits come together to give a similar message to 2 different people.
  As I was driving there, the spirit of a Collie dog came into my pickup truck and told me that he has a message for someone at the talk. The collie was hitching a ride to my event because she/he had a message of comfort.
   What I found odd was that I couldn't discern the sex of the Collie. Usually I don't have any trouble with it. 
  Sometimes 2 spirits will come to a medium together with a similar message for two different people. That's what happened here. That's why couldn't figure out whether the Collie was a male or female. It was actually one female Collie and one male Collie coming together with messages for TWO different sets of pet parents.
   The spirit(s) said they were around the pet parent all the time from the other side .
   He/she showed me how he/she liked to stand up on his front two paws and act proudly, showing a large area of white fur on his/her chest.
   At the end of my talk I mentioned the collie and asked if someone knew who he belonged to. One of the women in attendance said that is her dad's dog and her dad was really missing him. In this case the Collie was a male. She was happy to get a confirmation that her dad's companion is still walking with and watching over her dad.
  Another woman, whom I'll call Margaret, understood the message from the Collie. And in her case, the Collie was a female named Cindy. Margaret had been thinking of Cindy before the talk and when that happens, spirit "hears" those thoughts - because they're energy and spirits are energy - and came through.



Pets and the Afterlife by Rob Gutro
BOTTOM LINE:   Spirits will come to people that know someone who needs to hear from them if they can't get directly to the intended person. This beautiful Collie came to me as I was driving to the event because his Dad and her  Mom needed to get that SAME message.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Blade the Dog Sends a Special Coin and Gives me a "Left-sided" message

Recently I received an email from a woman named Elizabeth whose dog Blade had passed. She wrote
Blade's Special Coin
 me asking about a special coin that she found and wanted to know what it meant.
  SPIRITS SEND US COINS - Spirits often send us coins after they pass as a way of confirming they are fine on the other side, and still around us from time to time. Moving a coin or anything from someplace to right in front of us is called an apport- and it takes a lot of energy. When you find a coin, check the YEAR, because it could indicate which spirit is thinking of you. My dad often sends coins dated 2008, the year he passed. My mom and our dog Sprite sends coins dated 2013, the year that they both passed. Usually I find the coins whenever I happen to be thinking of them. That means they are around when I think of them, and they send a coin as confirmation.
   ELIZABETH'S SPECIAL COIN FROM BLADE - Elizabeth wrote: Blade was 16 years old. His name is Blade.  His was mostly blonde with some white on his chest and toes.
  We had him since he was 4 months old. My husband and I miss him so much! I found a guardian angel coin the week after he died. It was strange how I found it. I was pacing on the sidewalk here at work and on my way back into the building I saw it right in front of my feet! When I came into the building I looked it up and the internet told me the coin was called a : Guardian Angel Coin. I have never seen those before in my life. I felt that Blade dropped it for me. Can you verify this??

   MY RESPONSE  - THE COIN AND A LEFT-SIDED MESSAGE I RECEIVED FROM BLADE
Blade
The Guardian Angel Coin was a sign from Blade. It takes a lot of energy to do move something from one place to another -that's called an "Apport." The energy that Blade required was drawn from the positive energy of your love. Spirits often do that with monetary coins - usually the year indicates who it is that is giving you a message (based on birth dates, dates of passing, anniversaries, adoption years, etc).    So that special coin really is  fantastic.  
  Blade gave me a couple of other signs I provided Elizabeth - and the next one confirmed they were from him:)
  Blade wants you to put that coin in the car, so he'll continue to "ride with you!" He's giving a happy grin with his tongue hanging to one side (left side) - I'm unsure if he used to do that, but it's definitely on his left side. Did he also look at you from the left side of his face? I keep seeing the left side of his face, looking at you both.


  ELIZABETH'S CONFIRMATION! -
  The left side of his face thing threw me off at first but then I started thinking about his right eye and how it had a growth in the lid and how it was difficult for him to see through his right eye.  So, from his perspective he probably was always looking at us from the left! So, yes that makes total sense to me now. 

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To understand how to see the signs and what signs to look for from our pets in spirit, read Rob Gutro's books "Pets and the Afterlife" and "Pets and the Afterlife 2" available on AMAZON.COM in paperback and E-book. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Q&A about How Anyone can Sense Spirit

Rob Gutro at the Strathmore
I gave a talk about "Signs from Loved Ones" at the Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda, Maryland
during an afternoon tea last month, and there were a lot of questions. One of the topics was how anyone can sense spirits, and here's the question and answer:

Q: I don't have the ability to sense ghosts or spirits and want to know how it's possible to get it?

A: Everyone has the ability, they just need to trust what they get. Here's what I mean. First, it's all about ENERGY. Ghosts and spirits are energy coupled with memories, personality and knowledge (that's people or animals, btw). Every one of us has sensed energy at some time.

Main stairway in the Strathmore
For example, if you've ever walked into a crowded room and thought "I'd like to talk with that person," or "I think I need to stay away from that person" you're sensing their emotional energy - and it either meshes with your or doesn't. Further, if you've ever entered a home or business and felt uncomfortable or peaceful in it, you're sensing the residual energy in it. (residual energy is emotional energy like a thumbprint that people left behind (who dwelled there before).
My table and books at the Strathmore

Sensing energy is what Mediums do. They just sense the energy of people or pets who passed.
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For more information about how ghosts and spirits communicate, check out Rob Gutro's books on Amazon.com: 
Ghosts and Spirits
Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead
Pets and the Afterlife
Pets and the Afterlife 2

 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Fun at the South Florida Pet Expo and Messages

 I  worked at the south Florida Pet Expo over the weekend of Nov. 4 and 5  where I gave a talk about my "Pets and the Afterlife" books and had a table, where I sold them. 
Sylvia's sister, Rob, Sylvia
   I met some nice folks, and really enjoyed talking with my neighbors in the booth next to me: Sherry and Sylvia who sold Shamy absorbent towels. They were fun and made the time pass (since not many people came to my table).  
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AMAZING VISITOR - A woman named Sylva and her husband Bud, and Sylva's sister and husband all drove 6 hours from Clearwater, Florida to Fort Lauderdale to meet me! Sylva had lost her poodle named Missy earlier in the year and bought and read my newest book "Pets and the Afterlife 2" about how pets communicate from spirit. She said she was so comforted by the book that she had to drive over and meet me at the expo (she learned of my appearance on my book's website).  That was really humbling.


Two Dachshunds on wheel chairs
Rob and his black lab companion
MISSY'S MESSAGES -Sylva's sister said that she had dreamt of Missy the toy poodle after Missy passed. She also said that she felt Missy's spirit jump on her bed (spirits will go to people they know will pass the message if the person they're intended for is blocking them with feelings of grief). So, while standing there, Missy had me ask Sylva if she saw a Missy  look-alike. Sylva then recalled she did!  She said someone drove into the cul-de-sac where she lives and in their car they had a toy poodle that looked like Missy. Sylva spoke to the people in the car, and found out THAT dog's name was also "Missy"!  What an amazing sign.


The black lab who kept me company
DOGGY COMPANION - One of the people who came to the expo was a middle-aged woman who had to 2 black Labrador Retrievers. One was on a leash and the other was very lame in his back legs and followed behind. When I saw the struggle the dog was having keeping up, I offered to let the dog stay with me at my booth, and he did. I could tell how grateful the dog was to not be dragged through the expo. At least I had company!
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For more information about "Pets and the Afterlife" and "Pets and the Afterlife 2" by Rob Gutro, go to AMAZON.COM to order in paperback ($9.99) or Ebook ($2.99 and $3.99)



Monday, November 7, 2016

More Proof of the Intelligence of Dogs (re: Pets and the Afterlife)

I  love Science- and when I give lectures about how pets, like dogs, are intelligent and can communicate with people and other animals in the physical world, I explain the science of behaviors, learning, and even how it has been proven that they have the same emotional responses that humans have. Now  a recent scientific study at Yale University with dogs and then children tested their ability to problem solve faster. Dogs won. 
  It's really not a surprise to us, since we see how smart our dogs are figuring out puzzles and how do to things. Here's the info about the study and a brief video explaining the experiment.
For Rob Gutro's book "Pets and the Afterlife" and "Pets and the Afterlife 2: How Pets Communicate from Spirit" go to Amazon.com for paperback and e-book.
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Dogs ignore bad advice that humans follow


    Dogs are less likely to follow bad advice than children, according to a new study conducted at the Canine Cognition Center at Yale. In contrast to children, dogs only copy a human’s actions if they are absolutely necessary for solving the task at hand, according to a recently published study appearing in the journal Developmental Science.
  “Humans often fall prey to the bad advice of others” said Laurie Santos, director of the Canine Cognition Center at Yale and senior author on this study. “Children tend to copy all of a teacher’s actions, regardless of whether they are necessary or not.”
  For instance, in one study previously conducted at Yale by Dr. Frank Keil and colleagues, children watched a demonstrator solve a puzzle by first moving a lever and then lifting a lid to pull out a prize.    
   Although the lever was completely irrelevant for solving the puzzle, children repeatedly performed both actions, even when they were in a race to solve the puzzle as quickly as possible.
The new study shows that dogs will leave out irrelevant actions when there is a more efficient way to solve a problem, even when a human repeatedly demonstrates these actions.
FULL Article: http://news.yale.edu/2016/09/26/dogs-ignore-bad-advice-humans-follow
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/QyhqbVkqQaw

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For Rob Gutro's book "Pets and the Afterlife" and "Pets and the Afterlife 2: How Pets Communicate from Spirit" go to Amazon.com for paperback and e-book.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Today and tomorrow! Meet me at the 2 Day Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Pet Expo !

Nov. 5 & 6 - A 2 Day Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Pet Expo 
* Free Admission 
*Look for the Pets and the Afterlife booth #502 *Near the Front Entrance! 
SAT TIME: 10AM to 6PM
SUN TIME: 11AM to 4PM LOCATION: War Memorial Auditorium, Ft. Lauderdale.  
* Rob Gutro will be speaking from the stage at 3 pm on Saturday, Nov. 5 about his books "Pets and the Afterlife" and "Pets and the Afterlife 2" - available on Amazon.com.
 MORE INFO: 
 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Keep in Mind When Reading Pets and the Afterlife: Communication applies to ALL domesticated pets



Recently I received a note from a cat parent who started reading "Pets and the Afterlife 2 - How Pets Give us Signs" and she said that her cat recently passed. She said " It seems the the primary focus is on dogs which I find distracting. Once in awhile a story about a cat is thrown in. Disappointed."

My Response:   I understand that the reader wanted mostly cat stories, but the book explains that although one story may be a sign from a dog - a cat could easily give the same sign!   I provide examples of how ANY domesticated pet (cats, dogs, pigs, etc.) can communicate. Although a good number of the stories are about dogs,  there are also many stories (and large chapters) about cats, too.When you're reading any book about how pets communicate you need a baseline because you can't be an expert in every animal.

  As I explain in the beginning of my books, I use dogs as a baseline (because they are easier to train and there is more information about their behavior). Regardless- it's about domesticated pets. 

The bottom line is that the stories of how they communicate - whether dogs or cats - doesn't matter, because those are the ways they both can communicate!