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.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tarot Tuesdays: Nine of Swords

Joy Andreasen  provides the interpretation of Tarot cards on these Tarot Tuesdays: Today's card  is the Nine of Swords
Are there worries and concerns that are causing you to have some sleepless nights? You have been taking a lot of hits lately, and exhaustion is setting in. Possibly life has taken some unexpected turns, and you are not completely sure what your next move is going to be. Spirit says it is time to take a time out. Eliminate any unnecessary responsibilities and try to find some time to recuperate emotionally and mentally so you can look at your options objectively. You will find that after you take a time out you will see options that did not seem to be there before. Be kind to yourself. Tomorrow is another day.


 ABOUT JOY: Joy Andreasen is an author, shamanic practitioner, psychic medium, spiritual consultant, Reiki Master Teacher and wedding officiant. She has been giving messages from Spirit for almost twenty years. She teaches spiritual development and shamanic classes in Winchester and Herndon Virginia which are always highly acclaimed.  She has compiled some of these messages into a book which is available on her website, www.whispersofjoy.net. Her  goal is to be of service to others in whatever way is most beneficial to their souls.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Video: A Ghostly Confederate Soldier at Gettysburg?

The Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War was one of the bloodiest battles ever. I've been there, and as a medium have a difficult time focusing because of all of the residual energy of fear and anxiety, and the number of actual ghosts that still haunt the battlefields.
   In 2013, two men decided to test that idea, and what they found has gone viral on Reddit. Keep your eyes on the cannons. Watch and pay close attention around the 1:45 mark. It appears to be a   Ghostly Confederate Soldier walking by the cannons before disappearing.
Video: https://youtu.be/kRGkdHyw7TM


Friday, November 17, 2017

Video: Mike Ricksecker's Friday Night Ghost Frights #35: Haunted Animals

  In this episode of Mike Ricksecker's Friday Night Ghost Frights you'll hear tales of haunted animals and their reactions to paranormal activity and the supernatural.
Friday Night Ghost Frights are spooky, creepy ghost stories from Haunted Road Media -- true paranormal and supernatural encounters, real tales from personal experiences and paranormal investigations! Paranormal publishing and video production is what we do. Welcome to our haunted world!
 VIDEO: https://youtu.be/0IWKlovmmdY

 
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Looking for a Holiday gift to help heal the loss of a loved one?

If you know someone who has recently lost someone, give them the gift of comfort and hope. I've written 4 books, 2 about people in spirit (and ghosts) and 2 about pets in spirit (and ghosts). The books teach the reader what signs to look for from the afterlife. Every week I receive emails from people around the world who have read the books and have found a sense of peace and comfort from being able to identify signs from loved ones.
  All are available on Amazon.com in paperback and e-book: Ghosts and Spirits, Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead, Pets and the Afterlife and Pets and the Afterlife 2 by Rob Gutro


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tarot Tuesday with Joy Andreasen: "IV or Four of Wands Card"

Joy Andreasen  provides the interpretation of Tarot cards on these Tarot Tuesdays: Today's card  is the Four of Wands
It is time to celebrate an important event or accomplishment! It could be a wedding, a promotion, or even a birthday! Take some time to be grateful for all of the steps you have taken to reach this milestone and those people who were instrumental in helping you get to where you are today. If you are not completely happy with where you are, then perhaps make a plan of action for making some changes to get you to where you need to be. Every day be thankful that you have made it this far and make plans for your next milestone. Also, however, is the feeling of knowing that you are fine right here, right now. If you are contemplating huge life changes and become overwhelmed, celebrate the baby steps needed to get you where you need to be. Every day is a celebration and a new beginning.

 ABOUT JOY: Joy Andreasen is an author, shamanic practitioner, psychic medium, spiritual consultant, Reiki Master Teacher and wedding officiant. She has been giving messages from Spirit for almost twenty years. She teaches spiritual development and shamanic classes in Winchester and Herndon Virginia which are always highly acclaimed.  She has compiled some of these messages into a book which is available on her website, www.whispersofjoy.net. Her  goal is to be of service to others in whatever way is most beneficial to their souls.

Monday, November 13, 2017

"Pets and the Afterlife" in Top 10 in Amazon!

I'm glad to see that my Pets and the Afterlife books continue to provide comfort and understanding to
grieving pet parents, and help them identify signs from their dogs and cats in spirit. Every day I receive emails from people who have seen signs!
On Sunday, Nov. 12, Amazon ranked Pets and the Afterlife in the top 10 in two categories:    
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,948   in Kindle Store  

and a Review I like:

on July 15, 2016
Very touching and helpful book. The author is extremely nice and caring. He has a true gift.

A Ghost I Met at Sands House, Annapolis,Md.

The Sands House, Annapolis, Md.
During a recent historic Annapolis Ghost Walk in Maryland I got to visit the historic Sands House for the first time ever! It's a 300 year old house that was opened to the public for the first time, and we didn't expect to run into a ghost, but I got his name and more! 

"A Special Historic Haunting tour of Annapolis" was put on by Watermark and Historic Annapolis. It included a rare tour of the historic Sands House.
Room lit by candles where James Allen was

WHAT IS THE SANDS HOUSE? - It was a private residence for three centuries and is considered the oldest frame house in Annapolis. It is located at 130 Prince Georges Street and was built around 1700. It was named for John Sands who bought the house in 1771 and seven generations of his family lived there. 


OLDER FINDS BENEATH THE HOUSE - During a 1988 renovation, archaeologists who were working beneath the house found evidence of an older house from the 1600s! A number of Colonial artifacts were found including pipe stems, pins, a flintlock, coin, toothbrush and thimbles.  Even further were marks of a structure by Native Americans about 1,600 years ago!  Native American pottery was also found under the house.  

THE GHOST REVEALS HIMSELF TO ROB!  Once we entered the Sands house, we turned and entered the first room on right. It was dimly lit with only a dozen or so candles. As we walked in, I looked to the back of the room and I saw a dark horizontal long box about 6 feet long. I wondered if that was a table or some weird piece of furniture.  Once everyone got into the room I looked again, and there was nothing there! The long black box had disappeared and there was nothing but a solid wall.  It was then that the guide said "This is the room the family would bring in coffins and have viewings." I thought "Oh my gosh!  I was sensing residual energy from wakes that happened in this room!" 
left-hand room where Rob felt pain.
  Immediately after I realized that, I heard the voice of a male ghost shout "I am James Allen!" I felt nervousness and anxiety in that room. I realized that James Allen, whomever he is, was making me feel those emotions. I assume that "Allen" is either his surname or his middle name and he was part of the Sands family. I didn't get any more information, because the tour guide took us into the adjoining room. 

GHOSTLY PAIN -  In that next room, I was walloped with physical pain from a ghost. I'm unsure if it was from James Allen or someone else that was haunting the Sands House. As soon as I walked over the threshold of that room to the left of the front door, I experienced severe pain in my right shoulder, so intense that it actually made me bend over toward the right (the pain was in the right shoulder). Apparently, a ghost was sharing the pain he experienced before he died.  I was unable to get information from the ghost because, once again, we were ushered out of the room (it was a quick 6 minute tour). 
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For more of my adventures in haunted places in Annapolis and around the U.S., check out 
my books "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" by Rob Gutro, available on Amazon.com






Sunday, November 12, 2017

Q&A: How do I tell who in Spirit is sending me a sign?

Recently I received the following great question about spirit, and here's my response:

Q: Is there a way to know for sure who is giving me signs from spirit? 

A:    Here's how to know which spirit is giving you a message:
1) If you're thinking about that person or pet, then that is who is dropping a coin, making an insect or bird act strangely, etc.
2) If the sign comes around the time of a birthday, anniversary or holiday, or date associated with them - like the adoption anniversary or anniversary of someone's passing, wedding, date they met you, etc.
3) If you find a coin, the year on it will give a clue to whom is around you
4) If you're missing someone in particular at that time, and thinking about them they often want to let you know they are with you.
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For more about Ghosts and Spirits, and any questions you may have, check out my books "Ghosts and Spirits" or "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" available on Amazon.com in paperback and E-book

Friday, November 10, 2017

Video: Mike Ricksecker's Friday Night Ghost Frights: EVP Recordings REAL Ghost Voices Caught!

In today's episode of Mike Ricksecker's Friday Night Ghost Frights Listen to REAL EVP recordings captured by Society of the Haunted during paranormal investigations. Explore the world of disembodied spirit voices with ghost voice caught on tape at historic locations, from the strange and mysterious to intelligent hauntings!
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/UDIt56nMiX8
 FRIDAY NIGHT GHOST FRIGHTS are spooky, creepy ghost stories from Haunted Road Media -- true paranormal and supernatural encounters, real story time tales from personal experiences and paranormal investigations! Paranormal publishing and video production is what we do. Welcome to our haunted world! For more information about Haunted Road Media: http://www.hauntedroadmedia.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/HauntedRoadMed Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hauntedroadm...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New Book: Encounters with the Paranormal volume 3 by Mike Ricksecker

I am so excited to receive a copy of my friend Mike Ricksecker's latest book and collection of paranormal stories!   I am also honored to have a story inside, too. Mike's "Encounters with the Paranormal volume 3" is available on Amazon.com in paperback and Ebook. 
   So many great authors included such as Mike himself, Shara Wankel, Michelle Hamilton, Stephanie Bingham, Vanessa Hogle and more!  - Rob

ABOUT THE BOOK:
In this third volume, read about more haunted houses, supernatural creatures, messages from pets from the other side, haunted history, experiences during paranormal investigations, psychic experiences, and more, including a dedicated section to the historic Mineral Springs Hotel. ENCOUNTERS WITH THE PARANORMAL: VOLUME 3 reveals more personal stories of the supernatural and paranormal, continuing to explore the realm beyond the veil through its contributors.

Joy Andreasen's Tarot Tuesday: The Sun

Today's card is the Sun
   Joy Andreasen  provides the interpretation of Tarot cards on these Tarot Tuesdays:
Today is a spectacular day! The sun is shining. The sky is blue. Life is good! New things are on the horizon. If your life has been difficult lately, you are in for a different sort of day! The best way you can assure that you have a wonderful day, week, or life, is to decide to! Decide that your life is wonderful. Decide to create a beautiful life! Be happy! Don't wait for something outside of you to happen to make your life spectacular, create it for yourself!

Joy Andreasen
 ABOUT JOY: Joy Andreasen is an author, shamanic practitioner, psychic medium, spiritual consultant, Reiki Master Teacher and wedding officiant. She has been giving messages from Spirit for almost twenty years. She teaches spiritual development and shamanic classes in Winchester and Herndon Virginia which are always highly acclaimed.  She has compiled some of these messages into a book which is available on her website, www.whispersofjoy.net. Her  goal is to be of service to others in whatever way is most beneficial to their souls.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Photo of the Belmont Manor Portal? What is a Portal?

4 mysterious lights in portal room
On Oct. 27, Inspired Ghost Tracking led 35 people through the historic Belmont Manor for a public paranormal investigation. One of  the rooms is known to have a portal (an energy doorway) that leads to another place on the property. One of the visitors took this photo where the portal is known to be. What do you think? 

FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER: My Mom and I attended the Oct 27 Belmont investigation.  I took a picture in the "portal room" that has 4 lights on the floor.  Not sure what this is but thought I would send it to you to have a look. Stephanie 
Close up of the mystery lights on the floor of the portal room

MY RESPONSE:  Thank you for the photo. I've darkened the picture to see if those could have been reflections from the light fixtures on the wall, and they don't line up the same way (the light fixtures are horizontal, the 4 mystery lights on the floor are vertical. (like a doorway).  I also don't see anything shiny on the floor that could have acted as a reflector...So, I'm inclined to think that perhaps you may have captured the bottom part of the portal!
Thank you for sharing!

INSPIRED GHOST TRACKING MEASURED THE PORTAL - During one of our investigations, on the floor where we sensed the portal,  we placed a motion activated ball that lights up when touched. The ball lit up every 30 to 60 seconds. That was indicative of a part of the portal rotating and hitting the ball, causing it to light up. 
  I tell people to think of a portal like a hurricane on it's side, rotating. The opening or "eye" of the portal is the doorway in which ghosts cross through to another place. 


Join the Ghosts of Belmont -Inspired Ghost Tracking Facebook page 

WHAT IS A PORTAL?  A portal is a doorway or energy used by earthbound ghosts or spirits to transport them from one place to another.   

Supernatural Magazine published an article about portals recently. 
Here's their take on portals:  

Some psychics believe that on average most homes contain at least one of these portals. In technical terms a spirit portal is a region of space that has a 4 dimensional vibratory frequency, where this region of 3 dimensional physical plane and the 4 dimensional etheric plane merge into each other through the aid of an energy vortex. In simple terms a spirit portal is a doorway in the physical world that allows free access to and from the spirit world. 

The existence of a portal can rely on a vortex of energy to sustain it. This is an area of mass energy in a high concentration, usually originating from magnetic, spiritual or sometimes unknown sources that create powerful eddies that manifest a spiral of energy which can be positive or negative in nature. Vortexes tend to exist where there are strong concentrations of gravitational anomalies this in turn creates an area that can bend light and cause a considerable distortion in the human energy field. They have also been shown to be associated with ley lines and have been found to be considerably stronger at node points where several ley lines cross.   

Portals and vortexes exist more abundantly than we are aware of. We rarely see them with the naked eye but we can measure their effects with scientific and divination tools such as digital thermometers and pendulums. We can also feel or sense their effects by the energy vibrations, direction of flow and the subsequent entities that use them. 


Sunday, November 5, 2017

A Dog's Spirit Leads Mom to a Talk

Yesterday I gave a talk about pets and the afterlife and mentioned how our pets in spirit can influence
to do things that are good for us, or go places to hear certain things that remind someone of their pet. That's exactly what happened when I gave my talk at the Tysons-Pimmitt Library in Falls Church, Virginia.
   At the end of the talk one of the people in the audience told me that she didn't realize why she had come until I was talking. She said her dog "Bonnie" (different name) passed 11 years ago, and she wasn't thinking of her dog when she saw the lecture. She said she was inspired to come and listen.
She told me that she was hit with the realization that November 4th would have been Bonnie's birthday!  (remember, birthdays, anniversaries and holidays are times spirit show themselves). -
  I told her that Bonnie inspired her to come and hear my "Pets and the Afterlife" talk so she would know that Bonnie is still very much around her, even 11 years after Bonnie passed.
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To learn other ways pets communicate from the afterlife check out my books
"Pets and the Afterlife" and "Pets and the Afterlife 2" on Amazon.com in paperback and E-book by Rob Gutro



Saturday, November 4, 2017

Q&A About Urns and Ashes


Today's blog is a question and answer session from emails that I've received about ashes and urns.

Q: When my Aunt spread my grandfather ashes, 3 minutes later I notice white smoke coming from the ground that was a foot away from the spreading of the ashes...... Could that have be his spirit???

A:  It could be a number of things. 1) moisture on the ground scattered as a result of dropping something on it 2) dust stirred up from dropping something on it. 3) OR it could have been your grandfather's spirit coming back to visit to thank her for scattering his ashes as he requested.

Q: My mother's dog is afraid of my father's urn but I don't know why.
 
A: From time to time, your father's spirit may visit, as spirits often do. Usually around birthdays, anniversaries and holidays, so that could be part of the issue. If there is anything shiny on the urn, like a silver or gold, that tends to frighten dogs.

Q: Mom died six weeks ago, and we had her cremated. We have her urn in the living room. We haven't sensed her presence yet, but I'm trying to keep an open mind about it. If she is inclined to visit, but Dad and I move to another house, would she be able to find us if we put the urn in the new house? Or would she only be able to look for us in the house she'd lived in?
 
A:  Yes she can find you wherever you go, since she's crossed over. . Your mom's energy is connected to you so she'll find you. Only earth-bound ghosts are fixed to a location  - your mom is a spirit and has crossed over!

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For more information about urns and ashes, ghosts and spirits, check out: "Ghosts and Spirits" or "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" by Rob Gutro on Amazon.com

Friday, November 3, 2017

Video: Mike Ricksecker's Friday Night Ghost Frights: Haunted Houses in Illinois

In this special edition of Mike Ricksecker's  Friday Night Ghost Frights, you can find details of creepy ghost stories of haunted houses lost to time if you know where to look.  Mike and Shana tell you where they found paranormal stories of a historic house in this Mike's Morning Mug video that I present as a Friday Night Ghost Fright. A quick "how to" over coffee and a book!
Video: https://youtu.be/lCaRl-7jOtg

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Podcast! Rob Talks Pets and the Afterlife on Beyond Midnight

The Paranormal podcast  Beyond Midnight program had Rob Gutro, Author / Medium as a guest this
week to talk about Pets and the Afterlife. Hosts J.P. and A.J. covered a lot of ground with Rob in this 39 minute podcast!

LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/beyondmidnight/episode-12-rob-gutro-author-medium-paranormal-investigator


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If you want to know more how spirits communicate - I've written several  books, available on Amazon.com : "Pets and the Afterlife. Pets and the Afterlife 2; Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead; & Ghosts and Spirits. You can find them here:
 http://www.amazon.com/Rob-Gutro/e/B003UNTASW/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1456078180&sr=1-1
 Blog: http://ghostsandspiritsinsights.blogspot.com/
Facebook Pages:  https://www.facebook.com/ghostsandspirits.insightsfromamedium
https://www.facebook.com/RobGutroAuthorMedium
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GhostMediumBook
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

This Saturday in Falls Church, VA hear Rob Talk "Pets and the Afterlife"

On Nov. 4, Saturday at 11am EDT - Rob will Talk about "Pets and the Afterlife"
Tysons- Pimmit Library, 7700 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA: Contact: Alicia Korker, Tel. 703-790-8088
Alicia.Korker@fairfaxcounty.gov
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/ty/ 


 Medium, author, Rob Gutro was interviewed by Digital Dragon TV about "Pets and the Afterlife" in this 3:45 min. video.



Event Photos: Amazing Time at the Strathmore Halloween Tea

Rob in his Superman jacket before the talk
1st floor sitting room


Yesterday afternoon I was the speaker at the famous Strathmore Mansion Halloween Tea event in Bethesda, Maryland. During this afternoon tea event I spoke about how spirits communicate with loved ones. I did make an entrance in my Superman Jacket, just to get in the "spirit" of the holiday.

There were 50 people in the audience and several had their own experiences with both earthbound ghosts and spirits that crossed over. Their own stories and experiences were amazing.

I want to take the time to give a tremendous thank you to Mary, who manages the mansion events and teas and invited me back (this was my third time back, but first time as a solo speaker). It was the perfect way to spend a Halloween afternoon. I also want to thank my friends Linda and Lynn (and her sister) for being there, too. It means so much to have the love and support of great friends.

Here are some pictures from the Strathmore. If you haven't been, you need to go!  Whether for an Afternoon English Tea, the art exhibits at the mansion, or the concerts at the mansion. There's so much to enjoy. - Rob
Strathmore mansion from outside

For information about Rob Gutro's paranormal books, click to go to www.Amazon.com page. 
Pets and the Afterlife
Pets and the Afterlife 2
Ghosts and Spirits
Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead
entryway into the mansion

Rob's table and banners