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.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Part 1: Experiences from the Public Paranormal Belmont Manor Investigation

On Friday, July 21 from 7:30-10:30pm I helped lead an Inspired Ghost Tracking Group Paranormal Investigation at the Belmont Manor in Elkridge, Maryland. There were about 40 people participating and 5 members of Inspired.  Several people had their own experiences, and one of our own ran into a new ghost.
  The people attending were split into 4 groups and got to tour the mansion from top to bottom and out in the cemetery behind the manor.  Participants learned about the friendly ghosts who reside in the manor, and who do not want to cross over. They also learned about the one ghost we did cross over. 
EXPERIENCES FROM GROUP:    
   Several people had experiences of their own!  
1) Ghostly Sensation - One woman felt heaviness in her chest when we walked into one of the rooms where a man had died and his ghost lingers. This ghost's identity was even confirmed (he told me his first and last name, profession, and purpose at the mansion). He died of a heart attack, and often shares that breathless and chest pain feeling with those who are sensitive so they know he's there.
NEXT: Another Belmont Experience! 

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For Info about other Belmont Manor Inspired Ghost Tracking talks and public investigations: www.belmontmanormd.org Pre-registration is required. 
Belmont Manor charges a fee for the investigation and talks that all go to support the manor.
Call 410-313-0200 or register online: www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Recreation-and-Parks 
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For information about Inspired Ghost Tracking, visit: https://www.meetup.com/inspiredghosttracking/ or https://www.facebook.com/inspiredghost/
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For Rob Gutro's books "Ghosts and Spirits," "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," "Pets and the Afterlife," or "Pets and the Afterlife 2" Visit Rob Gutro's page on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com - Rob Gutro

 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday Night Ghost Frights Video # 23: Horrors Of H.H. Holmes

Enjoy this week's Friday Night Ghost Frights (#23) by Mike Ricksecker! This one explores the horrors of infamous serial killer H.H. Holmes and his murder castle. Spooky, creepy ghost stories from Haunted Road Media -- true paranormal and supernatural encounters, real tales from personal experiences and paranormal investigations!


Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N8iz9gQMDY 

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Pets and the Afterlife #8 on Kindle!

Wow! Glad to see that people are finding "Pets and the Afterlife" helpful. I get emails and messages from so many wonderful people each week trying to deal with their grief, and I'm glad I've been able to help. 
   Today, the book has 4 1/2 stars on Amazon and is at 
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,901 in Kindle Store 
#8 in Kindle Store  ; Astral Projection 
#10 in Kindle Store;   New Age & Reincarnation 
#26 in Kindle Store   Ghosts & ; Haunted House

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Part 2: Ghosts at George Washington's Mt. Vernon House

In Part 2 of ghostly encounters at George Washington's Mount Vernon house, you'll read 2 stories from people who shared them with me.
   In 2012, I visited Mount Vernon, the estate of George Washington when he was the first President of  the U.S. (click here to read my experiences). I'm not the only one who had encounters with ghosts at the estate, and here are the others:

STORY #1: A Male Ghost
West Parlor, Mt, Vernon
I have also been in the house on tour and when I was there and I could of sworn I saw a figure in the corner of the living room. It was a male, I would've guess about in his 50s, but I am not really good with guessing ages myself, I think the man was wearing a nightgown. 
  At first I thought it was all a trick of the mind, I haven't had too many experiences like that before then, and when I went upstairs to the bedrooms, I saw a picture, and I have learned that Washington died in his sleep and the picture was showing him in his death bed with his family surrounding him, and he looked exactly like I had seen.

George and Martha Washington bedchamber


STORY #2: Freezing Temperatures in George Washington's Bedroom
Julia  said:
Mt. Vernon
I went in the summer of 2015 and it was ABSOLUTELY FREEZING in President Washington's room. There was no air conditioning in the house esp on the second floor on the landing it was stiflingly hot with several mini fans blowing to make it easier for the guides to do their "talk"but when I came to Pres. Washington's room, even though there was plastic that prevented entry into his room proper, you COULD extend your arm into the actual room and it was FREEZING i could not help but feel he was in that room
 

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For more stories about hauntings I've experienced, check out my books "Ghosts and Spirits" and Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" by Rob Gutro on Amazon.com 
"Ghosts and Spirits" and Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" by Rob Gutro


Monday, July 24, 2017

A Nice Honor: My Blog Post in an Animal Care Newsletter

I receive a lot of emails from people who have lost pets. I try to answer them all within a week or two and give them any signs I receive. Of course, I never know whom I am writing to and usually just get the person's first name, the name and sex of the pet, and the pet's name. That's all a medium usually needs. 
 
Recently, one of the people to whom I provided a reading  was connected to someone who works for the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science, and they sometimes publish a pet memorial page in their Animal care newsletter. I was honored to be asked if a story I posted recently about a message I received from a dog after he passed (and the message was confirmed) could be published in the organization newsletter. Of course I said yes!   Thank you so much for "T" and CALAS for allowing the remarkable story to be shared so that more grieving pet parents can learn that their pets are still around them in spirit! - Rob




Here's the blog that appeared in the newsletter:
Chica Shares Pain Associated with Passing to Prove Identity
Chica
One of the ways in which pets, like people can prove who they are from the other side is to make mediums like me experience the pain they felt before they passed. Often, whenever I read an email I'm able to connect to the energy and get messages from the person or pet who passed. In the following excerpts from a recent email exchange, a dog identified the exact "pain spot" on me as I got messages.
  The writer was also able to identify signs from her dog (over a couple of emails). In this blog, though, I'll show you exactly how specific a dog's sign can be to prove their identity.
REST OF THE BLOG AND THE CONFIRMATION: http://ghostsandspiritsinsights.blogspot.com/2017/07/chica-shares-pain-associated-with.html

About the really cool organization that shared the story: 
Since 1961, CALAS/ACSAL has been serving a diverse membership of over 1,000 Technicians, veterinarians, members of animal care committees and others who care for animals in research settings across Canada. CALAS/ACSAL strives to continually elevate the standards of laboratory animal practices to enhance animal welfare and excellence in science through training, certification, and continuing education. Members are trained to strictly adhere to all applicable Canadian laws, guidelines, and policies.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Night Ghost Frights #34 Video: Tragic Haunts of Belle Isle (Mike Ricksecker)

Enjoy this week's Friday Night Ghost Frights (#34) by Mike Ricksecker!  This one explores the transformation of the Belle Isle Amusement Park in Oklahoma City to a large power plant to a haunted shopping center, and all the tragic deaths that occurred on the property over the years.
  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!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Part 1: A Freezing Ghost at George Washington's Mt. Vernon House


Mount Vernon
In 2012, I visited Mount Vernon, the estate of George Washington when he was the first President of  the U.S. (click here to read my experiences). I'm not the only one who has encounters with ghosts at the estate, however. In part 1 of 2, here's an experience I received from Mady, who says:
A bedroom inside Mt. Vernon
 
I visited Mount Vernon in the summer of 2015. I was in Virginia/D.C. for the fourth. It was my first time ever visiting and it was BOILING hot. I mean like 98 degrees outside, and dry (compared to my native South Florida).

It's hot. I'm wearing a tank top and sweating my a$# off. The house was built in the early 1700s/late 1600s, so it's safe to assume adding central cooling into the house might jeopardize its structural integrity. So, the only breeze entering any room of the house came from open windows.

But, I kept on enthusiastically through the house since I am a FANATIC for the founding fathers and their complex, rich histories.

Now, some of the rooms (the ones with more important artifacts, I suppose) have a plastic half-door over the door frames so as to allow visitors to peer into the room (sticking their heads and torsos in) and nothing else. Pretty standard stuff.

So the tour guide's taking us through the house, telling us about the history of the estate and the purpose of each room, and- finally- we reach George and Martha's bedroom. I'm SUPER excited at this point. I knew that this is the room George slept in (as well as the one where he died), and I was DYING to see what it looked like. I vaguely noticed that everyone else in the tour group was standing around the room, looking at it from afar in the hallway, but I paid that no mind.

Instead, I walked right up and peered past the half door. There, I saw his bedroom. I was in the room past my chest. I was looking around and felt it was absolutely FREEZING in the room. It wasn't like, mildly cold. It was like I had just stuck my face into a freezer cold.

I was confused (because NO other room was like that) and trying to find a source for the cold (a vent or an A/C unit outside the window) but there was none. The tour guide was talking about Martha's experience with Washington's ghost. Before I could ask more about it, I felt all the hair stand up on the back of my neck.

I mean like. In a way I've NEVER experienced before. And, from the center of the room, I felt somewhere staring at me. Like, intently staring at me. I felt their eyes move closer and closer, as if this spirit in the center of the room was walking towards me while staring me down. It was an intimidating presence. I knew immediately that it was him.

At this point, I was FREAKIN
George Washington's Mt. Vernon Carriage
G out. I tried to move away, but I found I was paralyzed (at least from the waist up). I couldn't move at all. I struggled and tried to move or at least look away but couldn't. I tried to open my mouth and scream, but nothing but air came out.

Finally, after what felt like at least 30 minutes (but was probably more like 2), the eyes left me, and I was able to free myself, and I nearly fell trying to pull myself away. The tour guide looked at me like I had two heads and I tried to ask him if there was A/C in that room and he told me "no, of course not." 


IN PART 2 OF GHOSTS AT MOUNT VERNON (NEXT BLOG) - You'll read about another person who felt freezing temperatures in that same bedroom! 

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For more stories about hauntings I've experienced, check out my books "Ghosts and Spirits" and Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" by Rob Gutro on Amazon.com 
"Ghosts and Spirits" and Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" by Rob Gutro


Sunday, July 16, 2017

What is an Old Soul?


What is an old soul?    Sometimes you'll get a sense when you meet a young person, or adopt a pet that they're wise beyond their years. That's because they're likely an "old soul." An old soul is someone who has lived before and has come back (reincarnated). We all come back.
   Sometimes, though, you can tell by looking in someone's eyes that they have lived before and are an "old soul."  
   Such was the case with my first dog, Buzz Wyatt, who passed away in a tragic accident on Feb. 22, 2005 when his leash opened and he was killed by a car. When he was alive I would look into his eyes and knew that he was an old soul. In fact, many people told me that whenever they met him. People would tell me Buzz lived before and came here for a short time to help teach me about unconditional love. I totally agree. He was incredibly wise for a puppy, and I don't just mean learning things- I mean reading my emotions.
  My husband's late partner was an old soul. He had had many previous existences, already learned a lot, and was only meant to be here for a very short time this go-around.  That may explain why he has been able to punch through to reach us while only being on the other side for such a short amount of time.




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    Another way to tell if you or someone else is an old soul is if you are attracted to things in the past you have not been exposed to.  For example, my husband is an amateur historian on the Tudor period of England. He was drawn to it, and feels as if he had lived in England during that time. I have recollections of living in the 1870s and 1880s in the U.S. southwest. In fact, when I visited Tombstone, Arizona for the FIRST TIME in the early 1990s (before the movies came out about them), I oddly knew where to find certain buildings that still stand from the 1870s. There was no way I could have known about them or their locations unless I had been there before in a previous life.
    There are a number of websites that list characteristics in people that can identify them as "old souls" like being non materialistic, you see the bigger picture, you are thankful, you're spiritual not religious (we grow from religions and become spiritual), you're a bit of a loner. Those are just some qualities mentioned. But if you're drawn to something or somewhere in the past and you've never been there, then it's likely you've lived there before.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Video: Friday Night Ghost Frights #25: Fairies Of The Goldenrod

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 #25: Fairies Of The Goldenrod. This one explores the newly discovered fairies and light sprites aboard the historically haunted Goldenrod Showboat.
Video:  https://youtu.be/lO5vDprCXf0

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Nice Letter I Received!

Recently I gave a lecture about how pets communicate from the afterlife. It was well-attended and a woman who bought one of my Pets and the Afterlife books wrote me a nice letter. She didn't have any pets but she knew people who did, and who lost them. Here's the letter.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Chica Shares Pain Associated with Passing to Prove Identity

Chica
One of the ways in which pets, like people can prove who they are from the other side is to make mediums like me experience the pain they felt before they passed. Often, whenever I read an email I'm able to connect to the energy and get messages from the person or pet who passed. In the following excerpts from a recent email exchange, a dog identified the exact "pain spot" on me as I got messages.
  The writer was also able to identify signs from her dog (over a couple of emails). In this blog, though, I'll show you exactly how specific a dog's sign can be to prove their identity. 

The ORIGINAL EMAILHi Rob, My good friend lost her Chica yesterday after a very sudden onset neurological type (head) event. We are in shock, she had no indication that anything like this would happen, in fact had a checkup with her vet the day before. Unsure what it was, tumor/aneurism/infection etc, but hope she went peacefully and not anxiously as she had to be rushed to the vet (where she was never comfortable) for her euthanasia.

MESSAGES I RECEIVED FROM CHICA:   - So sorry about your friend's dog Chica. I'm getting a pain over my right eye, and Chica tells me it's something associated with that. It very well could have been an aneurysm that seems to have caused a heaviness in her heart...like a stroke. 
   I just googled "aneurysm" after I wrote that and  the definition says: "A brain (cerebral) aneurysm is a bulging, weak area in the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain. In most cases, a brain aneurysm causes no symptoms and goes unnoticed. In rare cases, the brain aneurysm ruptures, releasing blood into the skull and causing a stroke." - I believe that this is what happened to Chica. Dogs can convey how they passed, as a means to identify themselves.
   There was nothing that could have been done to help her recover, so helping her cross was the right thing to do. She thanks her mom for helping her cross and pass out of discomfort (she continued to feel a strong pressure over her right eye until she crossed and now is pain free in spirit).
  She's of course, standing again with Buddy,and she's giving her mom a smile.

THE CONFIRMATION: Thanks for replying Rob, you have no idea how bang on you are!
 Chica had sudden swelling around her right eye that morning, and some blood coming out of her ears/nose a bit before that.
My friend will probably email you herself, she was amazed at your response and is happy to hear that Chica pain free now.
 Thank you for sharing your gift to help us ease the pain of losing our best friends.
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To learn more about how pets communicate from the afterlife, check out my 2 books "Pets and the Afterlife" and "Pets and the Afterlife 2" by Rob Gutro. Both are available on Amazon.com. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Bird Comforts Grieving Mother as She Visits Late Son's Grave

Son's spirit sends a Robin to his mom
Whenever I give talks about how our loved ones in spirit communicate, one of the ways is to
influence birds, butterflies, dragonflies, etc. or some creature in nature to behave oddly around us on an important date relative to the person in spirit, or the living person. Such was Exactly the case with this mother in the U.K. who visited the grave of her son. I write about these in my books "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead"( by Rob Gutro)
   You can also watch a video the woman took of the bird's actions. See bottom of this story>>>

Bird Comforts Grieving Mother as She Visits Late Son's Grave on Anniversary of His Death

A tiny bird seemed to hear a grieving mother’s cries when it offered her comfort on the anniversary of her son’s death.

Marie Robinson, of England, posted a video on Facebook of a robin landing on top of her son Jack’s gravestone.

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Moments later, Robinson held up her hand and the bird landed on her fingers.
"It brought me to tears," she wrote on Facebook. "Taking it as a sign from Jack."
Robinson also posted a photo of the same bird landing on her shoe.
She wrote on Facebook in an earlier post that Jack passed away from brain cancer when he was 4 years old, and Robinson had visited last week on the third anniversary of his death.

"[Three] years ago today I was totally numb at losing my little Jack," she wrote in a Facebook post shared on April 1. "And [three] years on I’m still numb on this day. Today will be hard."
Although she continues to grieve Jack's death, she said she hopes the video of her encounter with the bird going viral will raise awareness for childhood cancers.

 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Video: Friday Night Ghost Frights #27: Shadow People Revisited (13 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 #27: Shadow People Revisited  (13 mins).
Video: https://youtu.be/mYAUVIxkb9Y

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Meet Gilligan! Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue's Available 13 year old Dog 2017

Looking to adopt a great Senior Dachshund? 
   Gillian may be 13 years old, but he's got a lot of life in him.  Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue has just taken in this sweet boy, as his family moved into a place that doesn't allow dogs.

Meet Gilligan, a very active senior boy who wants to be your snuggle buddy.  Gilligan does not act his age.  He loves to go on walks, meander in the yard and play with toys.  Gilligan is a talker; he will let you know when he wants attention and a belly rub.

GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS 
He has lived with other dachshunds and is friendly to other small dogs he meets on his walks.  Gilligan is not so sure about the big dogs, and we don’t know how he reacts to cats.  He’s happy to meet new humans and he grew up with teenagers.



HOUSEBROKEN
Gilligan is housebroken, but he does mark inside so he’s being retrained with a belly band. 

HEALTHY  - He's getting shots, dental, etc. 
He’s heart worm negative, up-to-date on his shots and he will soon be neutered and receive a much needed dental cleaning.  Gilligan is in great shape. 

A LITTLE GUY! Just 12.5 pounds! 
He’s a trim 12.5 pounds and has no trouble getting around or jumping onto the couch to be next to you – not that we encourage that!  Gilligan isn’t crate trained and prefers to sleep on the couch at night.  We are training him to sleep in a cozy dog bed instead.




WHY HE CAME TO THE RESCUE
Gilligan’s family lost their home and could not keep him.  He has many years of love and play left to give.  Gilligan would love to be your forever companion.

CONTACT: donnagerhauser@gmail.com Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue www.c2cdr.org

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tarot Tuesday: The Queen of Swords

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

Today may be a day to seek council or to offer council to someone else. Remember the power of your words and use them wisely. The Bible says the power of life and death is in the tongue. Speak out loud what you want to see happen in your life and expect your words to bring you what you want. There is abundance available in every area of your life. Speak out words of life and blessing and watch your world 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/
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For a Look at ALL Tarot cards: http://psychiclibrary.com/beyondBooks/tarot-deck/

Monday, July 3, 2017

REMINDER: Pets and Vets (Veterans) Don't Like Fireworks

     Pets and (some) Vets don't like fireworks. So be considerate and be safe.
Pets are afraid of fireworks, so below are some safety tips and precautions you can take. (Unfortunately if you live in a neighborhood with people who are inconsiderate, try to generate white noise and even give your pet a Benadryl to make them sleepy (1 tab over 30 lbs, 1/2 tab under 30 lbs).
  Some Veterans who suffer from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) are also afraid of fireworks, as the loud noises can trigger the PTSD.  I heard from one veteran who said fireworks don't both him, but for others fireworks act as a trigger for PTSD, so this isn't meant to be inclusive, however, if you have a veteran living in your neighborhood and you don't know their situation or reactions, take the cautious approach and assume that fireworks do affect their PTSD.

  Bottom Line: If you live in a neighborhood with a veteran, or where there are pets, please, please be considerate and do not light off loud fireworks.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Figuring Out a Spooky Belmont Manor Photo and Paredolia

First image - no eyes
Earlier in the year during one of the public ghost investigations at the Belmont Manor in Elkridge, Maryland one of the public ghost hunters took two photos in the woods when she sensed something. The first photo showed nothing but blackness among the trees. The second photo had what appeared to be red eyes looking at her. The photos are below. What do you think?

WHAT IS PAREDOLIA? Pareidolia (/pærᵻˈdoʊliə/ parr-i-DOH-lee-ə) is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus (an image or a sound) by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists. It's like seeing a face in a cloud.
Do you see the red eyes on the right side?

FIGURING OUT THE PHOTOS - I'm not saying the photos are paredolia, however, One of the Inspired Ghost Tracking investigators suggested that the red lights could be a car's tail lights, or some kind of beacon n the other side of the woods. There are a number of things it could be, however, the photographer claimed she heard no car, and there's really not a road near the cemetery of the Belmont Manor, because it lies in the back of the property. Further, there are also no radio towers, and usually any lights are not that close. So, it could be paranormal...
Belmont Manor, Elkridge, Maryland

* For more information about Inspired Ghost Tracking, visit: https://www.facebook.com/inspiredghost/
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* To learn about ghosts and spirits, check out Rob Gutro's books "Ghosts and Spirits" or "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" on Amazon.com