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. He also published his encounters with Ghosts in the U.K. in a fun and historic personal book called "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation." 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, June 30, 2017

Video: Friday Night Ghost Frights #28: Gore Orphanage Legend

My friend Mike Ricksecker, author, Ghostorian, paranormal investigator, and host of many You Tube paranormal programs including Down the Rabbit Hole produces "Friday Night Ghost Frights" and tells stories about ghosts and hauntings. This week's segment, episode #28, callled the "Gore Orphanage Legend."
Video: https://youtu.be/xcRQWp_1GoU
 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Our Annapolis Haunted Encounters Part 3:Ghosts in Shiplap House's Windows

The Shiplap House
In this last blog about our Our Annapolis Haunted Encounters you'll hear about the Ghosts in Shiplap  House's Windows.

THE HISTORY OF THE SHIPLAP HOUSE -   The Shiplap house is a pre-Victorian house, built around 1715, and is now used for offices for "Historic Annapolis." According to Waymarking.com, "This large, separate house is at the end of Pinkney Street in the historic downtown district of Annapolis, Maryland, just blocks away from the Maryland State House and the US Naval Academy. Shiplap House served as a store and tavern in the eighteenth century. The house is named for the random-width flush siding (called shiplap) on the rear facade and the north-east ell. "
  
OUR EXPERIENCES - As Tom and I (we are both members of Inspired Ghost Tracking) walked by the house we were both drawn to the windows in the 
Ghostly face in the window? 
upstairs (second floor). We didn't know that this was the site of a former tavern, but we both saw figures moving around in the upstairs windows!  However, the building was closed and no one was in it. I took a couple of pictures of the windows but didn't catch anything on film. However, we knew that there were ghosts moving from window to window. 

GHOSTS IN THE WINDOWS!  - On the top left window, I (Rob) described a woman wearing a bonnet, who would be working in the building, circa 1759 or so, when it was a tavern. Then the ghost moved back and forth past the windows on the 2nd and 3rd floors (we both sensed them running back and forth). When we got home I enlarged the windows and came across what looks like the bottom half of a face, from nose down, peering out the top, right hand dormer window (3rd floor!). I checked for reflections, and since it was a cloud-less, clear, blue sky, it was not a reflection of a cloud. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Great Audience at Belmont Manor Talk: "Recognizing Signs from Spirits of Loved Ones"

Audience getting ready for the talk
Wow. What an amazing crowd at my talk last night called "Recognizing Signs from Spirits of Loved Ones"  at the Belmont Mansion, Elkridge, Maryland.
   Thanks to Margaret Erhlich of Inspired Ghost Tracking who manages the event with the Belmont Manor and Historic Park (where we held it), and Ronda and Greg from the IGT team there supporting it, too. 
   Each of them shared personal stories about how their loved ones gave them signs from spirit as did so many in the audience. So many in the audience were able to relate to the different signs I talked about, and felt comforted. Even a turkey I mentioned was a personal sign to someone!   
https://www.facebook.com/inspiredghosttrackingbelmontghosts/
It was a very moving and uplifting event for me, the rest of the IGT team and the audience. 
I hope that they tell others, so that more people can find peace knowing their loved ones are around them.  
   For more information about future Inspired Ghost tracking group talks at the Belmont Manor, call 410-313-0200 or register online:
www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Recreation-and-Parks 
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To learn about the ways that spirits communicate with us, read "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" or "Ghosts and Spirits" by Rob Gutro, available on Amazon.com in paperback and E-book. 




Sunday, June 25, 2017

In the News: Scientists Found That The Soul Doesn’t Die – It Goes Back To The Universe


  A fascinating study-
   The mystery of death is not to be told. It is something to be experienced. We all know one thing for sure: we are all going to die one day. And when we do die, we may not get the opportunity to come back and explain our experience.
   Many religions believe in life after death. It is said the soul goes out of the body to live a new life in the spiritual realm. A wicked person is sent to hell to be tormented by a blazing fire, while a righteous person is sent to heaven to live an eternal and joyful life.
However, scientists believe that this religious interpretation of death is just a mythology. Some researchers have therefore devoted themselves to unraveling this mystery. The starting point: establish that there is some sort of life after death.
   At the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, researchers have confirmed in a new study that there is indeed life after death. The study has been published in the online journal Resuscitation.
   The study is said to be the largest ever medical study into near-death and out-of-body experiences. The study revealed that some awareness may continue even after the brain has shut down completely. A human being is pronounced clinically dead if the heart stops beating and the brain shuts down. The condition can also be called cardiac arrest.

    According to the researchers, they spent four years examining more than 2,000 people who suffered cardiac arrests at 15 hospitals in the United Kingdom, the United States and Austria. They found that nearly 40 percent of people who survived their resuscitation, described some kind of awareness during the time when they were clinically dead.
   Of the 2,060 cardiac arrest patients studied, 330 survived and of 140 surveyed, 39 percent said they had experienced some kind of awareness while being resuscitated. Although many of them could not recall specific details, some themes emerged. One in five said they had felt an unusual sense of peacefulness, while nearly one third said time had slowed down or speeded up.
Some recalled seeing a bright light; a golden flash or the Sun shining. Others recounted feelings of fear, drowning or being dragged through deep water, 13 percent said they had felt separated from their bodies, and the same number said their senses had been heightened.

A 57-year-old man from Southampton, who was pronounced dead for three minutes, said he left his body entirely, watching his resuscitation from the corner of the room. He was able to accurately recount the actions of the nursing staff and the sound of the machines used in his resuscitation process.
Lead researcher of the study, Dr Sam Parnia said the study accurately revealed that people experience some awareness after death.
Dr Parnia was quoted as saying: “We know the brain can’t function when the heart has stopped beating. But in this case, conscious awareness appears to have continued for up to three minutes into the period when the heart wasn’t beating, even though the brain typically shuts down within 20-30 seconds after the heart has stopped. The man described everything that had happened in the room, but importantly, he heard two bleeps from a machine that makes a noise at three minute intervals. So we could time how long the experience lasted for. He seemed very credible and everything that he said had happened to him had actually happened.”
Dr Parnia also added that many more people may have experiences when they are close to death, but the drugs or sedatives used in the process of resuscitation may stop them remembering.
“Estimates have suggested that millions of people have had vivid experiences in relation to death but the scientific evidence has been ambiguous at best. Many people have assumed that these were hallucinations or illusions but they do seem to corresponded to actual events. And a higher proportion of people may have vivid death experiences, but do not recall them due to the effects of brain injury or sedative drugs on memory circuits. These experiences warrant further investigation,” Dr Parnia said.
Commenting on the study, the editor-in-chief of the journal Resuscitation, Dr Jerry Nolan said Dr Parnia and his colleagues are to be congratulated on the completion of a fascinating study that will open the door to more extensive research into what happens when we die.
READ MORE: http://www.sciencepunch.com/scientists-found-soul-doesnt-die-goes-back-universe/

Friday, June 23, 2017

Our Annapolis Haunted Encounters Part 2: The Ghostly Woman Outside

When we visited Annapolis on April 2, we walked around and walked into a couple of places that turned out to be haunted. In Part 2 of Our Annapolis Haunted Encounters, you'll meet: The Ghostly Woman Outside.
When we visited Annapolis on April 2, we walked around and walked into a couple of places that
turned out to be haunted. In Part 2 of Our Annapolis Haunted Encounters, you'll meet: The Ghostly Woman Outside.
Warehouse sign
  I've sensed a woman outside of one of the old buildings before, and she continued to stand on the southeastern corner of a white building known as the Waterfront Warehouse. She didn't work in the warehouse in the early 1800s, but she was murdered outside of it by a man with long curly hair (so I (Rob) sensed). It's really weird to get these images when you're just standing outside on a sidewalk in front of a building, but after proving them for many years, you go with it and trust it.
   The Waterfront Warehouse is on the corner of "Market Space" and Pinkney Street" in downtown old Annapolis, about 2 blocks from the dock.
Historic display in the warehouse 
Stairway to the 2nd floor of the warehouse
  What's interesting is that the warehouse itself is not haunted. The ghostly woman, who wears a bonnet and a shawl of sorts, stands outside in front of the right corner. That's where she was murdered by a vagabond who apparently came off of one of the ships at night, and was seeking pleasure (that she refused to give) and money, which she didn't have, so he took her life.

NEXT:  Our Annapolis Haunted Encounters Part 3:Ghosts in Shiplap House's Windows






Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tarot Tuesday: The Six of Cups

Here's this week's Tarot lesson from my friend Joy Andreasen of Whispers of Joy: The Six of Cups

Today your focus may be on children or someone may show up from the past that you reconnect with in some way. Having childlike joy and faith in the benevolence of the Universe is always a good idea. Our past is filled with people who made an important impact on our lives. Today as you think about your life, give thanks for those people who impacted your life in some way and helped change your life and bring you to where you are today.

Joy Andreasen

Joy is a Shamanic healer/practitioner, psychic medium, interfaith minister, intuitive counselor, energy healing practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, and writer.
Contact her at:  joyandreasen@gmail.com and her web page http://www.WhispersofJoy.net/
Check out her "Whispers of Joy" page at:   https://www.facebook.com/whispersofjoy/

For a Look at ALL Tarot cards: http://psychiclibrary.com/beyondBooks/tarot-deck/

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Our Annapolis Haunted Encounters Part 1: Ghost Shot in the Eye

In today's blog we're going to take you to a new shop that opened in downtown Annapolis where we
both had a weird experience. There's a shop on the corner of Market Street (I can't see the cross street on the sign and don't remember it) across from the State House. There was something weird going on in that shop.  
  The shop is filled with art work, pottery, jewelry, paintings and other decorative things. There are many nice things within, and some strange things, too. The shop was apparently the location of a former florist as there are 4 large freezer cases (or they used to be) that now act as a showcase for artwork.
  It was the basement, however, where things happened. Tom sensed a man crouching in the northeast corner of the basement, and it was there that I had a very strong pain in my left eye. I (Rob)  realized that the man (ghost) was either stabbed, shot or punched in the eye. It was likely that he was shot or stabbed since he was dead, and died in that building. He still haunts it today. It's unknown what his name is, or what he was doing there, but it seems to me that it was either a tavern or a brothel in the late 1700s.
   Regardless, there's a ghost in that shop, and we wonder what strange things happen in there. Next time we visit the city, I'll have to ask if they have experiences.

OUR ANNAPOLIS GHOST ENCOUNTERS: PART 2: The Woman Outside

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Video: Friday Night Ghost Frights #29: The Cooking Ghost (6 mins.)

My friend Mike Ricksecker, author, Ghostorian, paranormal investigator, and host of many You Tube paranormal programs including Down the Rabbit Hole produces "Friday Night Ghost Frights" and tells stories about ghosts and hauntings. This week's segment, episode #29 is about a Cooking Ghost!
Video: https://youtu.be/UogYuWggSbU

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tarot Tuesday: The King of Pentacles

Here's this week's Tarot lesson from my friend Joy Andreasen of Whispers of Joy: The King of Pentacles.

Abundance means different things to different people. Abundance is not just money. The feeling of abundance is all about what makes life joyful for you. If you are a millionaire but are miserable, then you are not abundant. Every day, do something that brings you joy. Never make a decision based upon how much money you will make. Make it based upon how much joy you will derive from life. Obviously we all need money to live, but joy is what makes us truly rich. Just for today, think of abundance as what gives you joy, and work towards doing that more often.

Joy Andreasen

Joy is a Shamanic healer/practitioner, psychic medium, interfaith minister, intuitive counselor, energy healing practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, and writer.
Contact her at:  joyandreasen@gmail.com and her web page http://www.WhispersofJoy.net/
Check out her "Whispers of Joy" page at:   https://www.facebook.com/whispersofjoy/

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Q&A: How do I tell who 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, June 9, 2017

Video: Friday Night Ghost Frights: Haunted Saloon and Bordello (9 mins)

My friend Mike Ricksecker, author, Ghostorian, paranormal investigator, and host of many You Tube paranormal programs including Down the Rabbit Hole produces "Friday Night Ghost Frights" and tells stories about ghosts and hauntings. This week's segment is about a "Haunted Saloon and Bordello  (9 mins)" episode #30.
Video: https://youtu.be/KhEmtHpL20k

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Frank the St. Bernard's Physical and Dream Signs


Frank the active St. Bernard spirit

I received the following note from Kaitlyn who told me how Frank, her Saint Bernard who passed provided a number of different signs. She allowed me to share them as a way to show how pets can communicate from the afterlife.

Kaitlin wrote:

Hi. I just finished your book "pets and the afterlife" and I loved it. My sweet baby frank just passed away two weeks ago ;( I've never been more sad about anything. I'm lucky to be very spiritual and open minded. I knew I was getting signs from him and after reading your book I am definitely reassured.

Signs such as a gate falling over three different times in his room. When he was alive it never fell over once.
Playing with his gate


I was actually reading your book last night and got to the chapter about pets and how they are connected to their ashes. I got up from reading and I looked in his room where his lashes are under the light fixture. The light was on. I never turned it on.

And of course I see him in my dreams. Your book really brought me a lot of comfort and now I know I'm not just going crazy


I am really pleased to see that Kaitlin was able to recognize Frank's signs. Obviously, his spirit is quite active in her house. Frank told me that he's "far from done!" so Kaitlin is going to get a lot more notice that Frank is still around.

My thanks to Kaitlin for allowing me to share this story.  

 

 
To learn about all the signs that our pets can give us from the afterlife, check out "Pets and the Afterlife" and "Pets and the Afterlife 2" by Rob Gutro on Amazon. 



 



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tarot Tuesday: The Hanged Man - A Topsy Turvy Situation



Here's this week's Tarot lesson from my friend Joy Andreasen of Whispers of Joy:


Sometimes when we offer ourselves in service to others our own life tends to get topsy turvy. Sometimes we may feel that our own needs get put last after everyone else. This can cause frustration or we can accept it as the way things are right now. The Buddhists believe that the way to alleviate suffering is to accept that nothing is permanent. Rest in the knowledge that nothing ever stays the same. Peace is acceptance of what life hands you. When you give, do it with love and know that you will be rewarded three fold. If you give with resentment you get nothing but a bitter heart. Life has a way of balancing the scales eventually. Karma repays you not just for what you do, but how you felt when you were doing it. Doing good deeds without love is worthless. Just for today, think about not only what you do, but how you feel when you are doing it. No, sometimes we can't control what happens, but we always can control how it affects us. Do everything with love in your heart, and watch things change.
 
Joy Andreasen


Joy is a Shamanic healer/practitioner, psychic medium, interfaith minister, intuitive counselor, energy healing practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, and writer.
Contact her at:  joyandreasen@gmail.com and her web page http://www.WhispersofJoy.net/
Check out her "Whispers of Joy" page at:   https://www.facebook.com/whispersofjoy/

The Hanged Man (XII) is the twelfth trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. It is used in game playing as well as in divination.
It depicts a shameful image of a traitor being punished in a manner common at the time for traitors in Italy. Some versions portray Judas, and include the bags of silver in his hands.  In other interpretations, The Hanged Man is a depiction of the Norse god Odin, who suspended himself from a tree in order to gain knowledge.