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," "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation," and "Kindred Spirits" 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. *NOTE -Rob doesn't do this full time*

Monday, August 19, 2019

Bristol, England Hauntings #1: Theatrical Ghosts of Bristol Old Vic

One of my books is called "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation" and is all about the various ghosts I met when I took 2 vacations in England. Recently, Bristol Live in the UK ran a series about haunted places in Bristol, so on this blog,  you'll read about 1 each week for the next several weeks!      Meanwhile if you want to read about the ghosts I met (Queens, shop owners, members of the royal court, Tavern workers, Shakespeare's sister, and even a dog, check out my book on Amazon.com.  Now, onto the hauntings in Bristol, England:

Theatrical ghosts of Bristol Old Vic

Old Vic
Bristol Old Vic, or The Theatre Royal as it was once known, is Britain's oldest working theatre.

The historic venue on King Street is well-known to ghost-hunters, and both staff and audience members have reported drops in temperature, the sensation of somebody brushing past them, and even a strange, sweet smell that comes and goes.

The theatre is said to be home to at least two ghosts.

The first is a lady dressed in black who is believed to be either famous actress Sarah Siddonss reliving her glory days or Sarah Macready, the widow of a theatre manager who cannot bear to leave the place she loved most in life.
The other ghost is that of a man killed in an accident at the theatre. Known as Richard, the ghost moves objects around backstage and turns lights on and off.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead: Be Considerate of Others

    In my book "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" I provide a lot of insight not only into the many ways that human spirits (and Earthbound ghosts) communicate with us, and things our loved ones in spirit recommend we do in this life to make it better for ourselves and others. 

  One of the main lessons they tell me is: "Be Considerate of Others."   

   Recently, that message has echoed throughout my emails and this applies to all whom email me about free readings (I offer 1 per person and ask you buy a book).  I get up to 40 requests a week and each take 15 minutes. - BTW, there are no other mediums/authors who offer free readings.

   Several times this week I've received emails from grieving folks for whom I have already given a free spirit reading, and they asked for 1, 2, 3 or in one case 7 more free readings about different people and pets who they have lost! That's unfair to everyone else and to me.

   I understand the sense of loss and a desire to want to connect. All of my older relatives have passed. My parents, aunts and uncles,and grandparents have all passed. I've also lost several friends that are my age or younger. Of course I would like to hear from them all, but even as a medium, that's not possible.  

   So, I'm not trying to be mean by telling folks that I don't have time to do multiple readings for every pet, cousin, or relative who passed- but I am one guy, and I do this out of the goodness of my heart, on my family time. So, even from the start in 2010, I've asked people be considerate of ME and of OTHERS if you have already had a reading. There are 8 billion people on this planet and everyone has lost someone. 

  I specifically wrote the books so people could learn to see the signs from spirit themselves without asking (and 99% of the time paying) a medium.  Further, if you buy a book and teach your self, you become self-reliant and you learn and can teach others! (Remember the saying: "Teach a man to fish and they eat for life, give them a fish and they keep asking for another?) 

  NOTE:  Buying a Book after getting a reading is a nice way to thank me and provides me some funds to travel to Animal Rescues where I do fundraisers (again, I use the meager profits from the book to do that)!  (all available on Amazon, and under $10, so they are affordable). 

TOUCHED BY OTHER'S KINDNESS- I've met wonderful people via email readings. One woman made a donation to an animal rescue in my late dog Sprite's name.  A couple in Texas sent me a beautiful arrangement of flowers. These people went over and above and I so appreciate them. You can tell, I've never forgotten the gesture of kindness. 

    The Bottom Line is "Please be considerate of others and their time. Don't take advantage of someone's good nature, and let others experience healing as you have." 

Tonight at 8pm EDT! Listen to "On the Horizon" as Vicki and Brock talk with Rob Gutro

Live Tonight at 8pm EDT! Listen to "On the Horizon" as Vicki and Brock talk with Rob Gutro about his new book "Kindred Spirits" on www.paramaniaradio.com

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Recap: Virginia Psychic Fair/ Meet Jonathan a Psychic Medium! !

Thanks to all who came out to the Virginia Psychic Fair this past Sunday. My friend Jonathan, who has incredible abilities as a medium and psychic and has just decided to go public and offer his gift to those who need comfort. In today's blog you'll meet him and connect to his page.

Rob's books all set up
First,  It was nice to meet so many people who shared their experiences or talked about their people or pets in spirit.  It was my first appearance promoting my new book "Kindred Spirits."Of  course, I was also promoting my previous books including both "Pets and the Afterlife" books and the "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation.  A Special thanks to my friend Janie Daum who came out to visit the event. She is also a paranormal investigator, but she does her investigations in Virginia (I'm in Maryland), so it's always a treat to see her. 

Extrasensory Deception books!
Second, my friend McLean Jacobson was unable to attend to promote her awesome books, but I did my best to pinch hit for her. She had family obligations so I took her books and promotional materials.
ABOUT MCLEAN JACOBSON: McLean Jacobson reads, writes, and teaches in Columbia, Maryland. She is the proud recipient of the Malice Domestic Grant for the first Suny Davis mystery, Extrasensory Deception (then titled Hypothesis for Murder.) She loves to read about paranormal and psi research, psychic personalities, and anomalous events. Share your own experiences with her at www.McLeanJacobson.com.

Finally,  I wanted to introduce you to my friend Jonathan Oliver- Psychic / Paranormal Enthusiast.  He just went public in the area of psychic readings and Mediumship. We've known each other for over 10 years, and he's really amazing. He made the decision to go public after being urged by friends, and the invitation to come to the Virginia Psychic Fair. Of course, he realized these were signs.

Jonathan Says : "I have been developing my psychic abilities since late-2007. Recently, I have been feeling a greater nudge from the universe to share and do more. I’ll use this page to announce upcoming events and to share thoughts on the paranormal."
His Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JonaPsychic/
Amazing abilities, as my mother in law was in her last few days here on earth I had texted Jonathan about what he saw or felt. He hit things right on the mark. We have known Jonathan for 5 or 6 years and he amazes us every time we meet. My wife and I brag about him all the time, we love this man.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday Night Ghost Frights Video of the week: Inside the Alice Cooper ghost story!

Join my friend Mike Ricksecker for his awesome Friday Night Ghost Frights Video of the week! What scared Alice? Inside the Alice Cooper ghost story!
Alice Cooper is a master of shock rock and is known for his elaborate, macabre, and entertaining performances on stage, so what kind of paranormal activity could possibly scare him? Unbeknownst to them, Alice and Joe Perry from Aerosmith entered into a haunted house in New York in which its ghosts scared them out on the first night!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

A Thanks for Sprite's Chapter in Pets and the Afterlife

Last month I received an email from a woman named Mary, who asked about her dog Emmy. She also shared this note of thanks for the chapter I wrote in my book "Pets and the Afterlife" (by Rob Gutro) about making the fateful decision for our dog Sprite in 2013. I'm glad to see that my books are helping bring comfort and understanding to people who have experienced the same deep losses.:

Mary wrote: I finished your book and part of it really talked to me. The part you talk about euthanizing Sprite. You talked about your second guessing yourself. I felt you wrote that section of the book just for me. You described exactly what I was feeling. I am still working through that but it helped me to know that many people feel that way.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Listen Live Tonight at 9pm EDT -Rob Talks "Kindred Spirits" on MN Ghost Box Radio

Rob Gutro returns to MN Ghost Box Radio tonight, Wednesday, August 14th at 9pm EDT!   
MN Ghost Box Radio program, featuring host Greg Bakum. About "Kindred Spirits " 
 GhostBox Radio airs LIVE every Wednesday at 6pm PST/8PM CST/9PM EST on the KCOR Digital Radio Network. Each episode allows listeners to call, message or Skype in there questions during the show. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tarot Tuesday: Ace of Wands

Today's Tarot Tuesday with my friend Joy Andreasen is about the Ace of Wands

Joy Says:  Something new is getting ready to birth into your life, but you have to allow Divine Timing to bring it to you at the perfect time! Let go of your attachment to a particular outcome, and just enjoy the moment!

THE CARD MEANING (From biddytarot.com): 
UPRIGHT: Inspiration, new opportunities, growth, potential
REVERSED: An emerging idea, lack of direction, distractions, delays
MEANING: In the Ace of Wands, a hand holding a sprouting wand extends out from a cloud, as if to offer a new opportunity or idea with the potential to grow. The rich, verdant landscape is further confirmation of this growth capability. In the distance on the left sits a castle, representing the promise of opportunities to come, and hills and mountains line the horizon. Their rolling peaks remind us that there will always be challenges along the way, but they are surmountable with enough effort.

BIOGRAPHY: 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.

For more about Joy Andreasen, visit: https://www.facebook.com/whispersofjoy/ Email: joyandreasen@gmail.com Website: http://www.WhispersofJoy.net

Monday, August 12, 2019

Listen Live Tonight- Rob talks "Kindred Spirits" book on House of Mystery Radio

Tonight- LISTEN ON-AIR!   House of Mystery and Alan Ward interviews Rob Gutro about his new book "Kindred Spirits"
WHEN: August 11, 2019, Monday 9 pm. PDT/12am EDT (Aug 12)- 
LISTEN ON-AIR: KCAA Los Angeles 106.5 F.M. , Riverside 1050 A.M. & Palm Springs 102.5 F.M. at 9 p.m. 
OR ON-LINE: listen live online at http://www.kcaaradio.com/ 
ARCHIVED: after the show airs it will be placed on our website at http://www.houseofmysteryradio.com/ 

Sunday, August 11, 2019

TODAY from 9am-5pm - See me at the Virginia Psychic Fair!

I'll be at the Virginia Psychic Fair all day today, promoting my new book "Kindred Spirits" and my previous books including both "Pets and the Afterlife" books and the "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation."  Come out and say hello. 

VIRGINIA PSYCHIC FAIR - https://va-psychic-fair.eventbrite.com/
WHERE:  Elk's Lodge - 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22031 one mile west off the Beltway
WHEN: Sunday August 11, 2019 - 9am to 5pm  

ABOUT:   A real psychic fair with Psychics , Mediums, Shamans, Tarot Readers, Healers, Clairvoyants, Remote Viewers, Intuitives, Aura Photographers, Book Authors, Pet Communicators, Astrologers, Reiki Masters, Angel Communicators, Channelers, Energy Workers, Past Life Regressions, Chakra Balancers, Runes Readers, Empaths, Ghost Hunters, ETC along with vendors selling, Crystals, Wands, Crystal Ball Snowglobes, Jewelry, Smudge Items, Tarot Cards, Spiritual Pottery, Charms, Gemstones, Art Work, Books, Oils, Herbs, Soaps, Scents, Salts, and all types of Metaphysical items.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Vienna's Schonbrunn Palace Ghost of Napoleon Room

In May, I went on vacation and visited the Schonbrunn Palace in Austria. Like any palace or castle that is hundreds of  years old, there are likely people who decided to stay behind as Earth-bound ghosts. This is the first of several blogs of ghosts I encountered there. Here's the story about The Ghost of Napoleon Room !

Napolean Room
THE NAPOLEON ROOM - This room has quite a history. French Emperor Napoleon had visited the Schonbrunn Palace and stayed there. He later offered his daughter, Maria Louise's hand in marriage to one of the Habsburg men after he conquered the territory. So, in 1810, Maria Louise married into the Habsburg family.

ABOUT THE NAPOLEON ROOM - Today known as the Napoleon Room, this was previously the bedroom shared by Franz Stephan and Maria Theresa from 1746. During the nineteenth century it was refurbished several times, as revealed by restoration work carried out in 2007.

 FLASH FORWARD - Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo in 1850.

THE GHOST - As I walked in the Napoleon Room, I experienced a very heavy feeling pressing down on my chest. There was also a dull pain in my chest, as if it were difficult to breathe.
Napoleon II, Portrait by Moritz Daffinger
WHO IS THE GHOST? I learned the Napoleon's son stayed in Vienna, and this was his room. He contracted tuberculosis and died in that very room at age 21. The bed he died on still remains in that room today and there is a marble sculpture of him . Napoleon's son continues to haunt the very room he stayed in during his visits, and the room in which he died.

ABOUT NAPOLEON II- Napoléon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte (20 March 1811 – 22 July 1832), Prince Imperial, King of Rome, known in the Austrian court as Franz from 1814 onward, Duke of Reichstadt from 1818, was the son of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, and his second wife, Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria. In 1832, he caught pneumonia and was bedridden for several months. His poor health eventually overtook him and on 22 July 1832 Franz died of tuberculosis at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.[8] He left no issue; thus the Napoleonic claim to the throne of France passed to his cousin, Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, who later successfully restored the empire as Napoleon III.

WEIRD FACT- Some of Napoleon II's organs REMAIN in the Schonbrunn Palace. The rest of his remains were transferred to Paris, but his heart and intestines remained in Schonbrunn, which is traditional for members of the Habsburg house. They are in Urn 42 in the "Heart Crypt" (Herzgruft) and his viscera are in Urn 76 of the Ducal Crypt.
**THAT'S why he's here. He wants all of his remains put in the same place next to his father's remains.""

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Upcoming Events August - December 2019

There are a lot of ways you can find me or hear me between now and the end of 2019. You can hear me on On-line interviews Around the World... and  Here's the list of those Interviews AND personal appearances  from the Mid-Atlantic U.S. to New England:
Aug 11, Sunday - Virginia Psychic Fair
Falls Church, VA.
Vendors may include: authors of paranormal books, Psychic readings, crystals and more. TIME: 9am to 5pm ET
Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge,
8421 Arlington Boulevard
Fairfax, VA 22031
Contact: Ed Hruneni: mdpsychicfair@gmail.com

***RHODE ISLAND EVENT** (Return Engagement)
Saturday, August 24th (Time TBD – Talk: Animal Rescue Rhode Island's Speaker Series Presents: Pets and the Afterlife by Rob Gutro
Attendance fee-$20 (all fees donated to the ARRI shelter)
Join us for this special event as author, medium, and paranormal investigator Rob Gutro discusses several topics related to pets and the afterlife, including how to cope with grief after the loss of a beloved pet and how to recognize signs our pets send us from the hereafter.
Event held at the ARRI shelter on 506B Curtis Corner Road, Peace Dale, RI 02879
Contact Dawn at 401-783-7606 /http://www.animalrescueri.org

Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 7:30 -9 – Signs from Departed Loved Ones: Talk at Belmont Manor, Elkridge, MD
For anyone who ever lost someone and wants to understand what hSaveappens after death and how to recognize communications from spirits of loved ones. Learn what blocks messages and hear true encounters from others. By the end of the talk, you'll know what to look for. Info: www.belmontmanormd.org or 410-313-0200. 18 yrs + Call 410-313-0200 or register online :Catalog:https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Recreation-and-Parks 


Sept. 14, Saturday 1 pm in NH: Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire Presents: "Pets and the Afterlife" Lecture. 545 Route 101, Bedford, NH, 603-472-3647 /Charlotte Williams cwilliams@rescueleague.org https://www.rescueleague.org


Sept. 15, Sunday, 11am in NH: "Lecture: Pets and the Afterlife" at the LRHS (Lakes Region Humane Society) , 11 Old Route 28, PO Box 655 (mailing address), Ossipee, NEW HAMPSHIRE! 03864 LRHS Website: https://lrhs.net/
Sept 28-29, 2019. Fri and Sat Spirits Through Time - A Chambersburg, PA Paranormal Fair,
**SPEAKING 11 to 11:30am about PETS and the AFTERLIFE***
Capitol Theatre
159 S Main St, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201
Friday, Sept 28 from 5 to 10pm
Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10am to 5pm
Meet paranormal experts, psychics, mediums, investigators, and much more! Participate in a live paranormal investigation
Contact: Cat Snider Gasch

Sat. Oct. 5, Washington Metro Dachtoberfest
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Free Admission
Frederick Fairgrounds , 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701

Friday Night/Saturday Morning, Oct. 11/12 from (Midnite to 3 a.m. EST)- Interview on Spaced Out Radio! Rob returns to talk about "Kindred Spirits." - Spaced out Radio is from British Columbia, Canada! Host: Dave Scott.


Sat. Oct. 26 11pm EDT to 1am (Oct 27) Rob Returns as a Guest on Dr. Grimmy's Old Time Medicine Show (out of Salt Lake City, Utah), Rob will talk about his new book "Kindred Spirits" on AM 1640 or www.ktalkmedia.com **Call in 801-254-1640**

Wednesday Oct. 30, 2pm EDT -Special Afternoon Halloween Tea at the Strathmore! Rob Gutro, Author/Medium, will talk about Haunted Places in Maryland and Paranormal Investigations!
Where: Strathmore Hall Foundation, 5301 Tuckerman Lane (Strathmore Mansion), Bethesda, Maryland.
TICKETS: https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/afternoon-tea

Sunday/Mon. Nov. 10 11:30am EDT to 2 am EDT - Rob talks with Jason Bland, host of Paranormal Soup about his new book "Kindred Spirits." - On Spreaker.


Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7:30-9:30pm Talk in MD: Meet the Friendly Ghosts of Belmont at the Belmont Mansion, Elkridge, Maryland . Rob and Inspired Ghost Tracking introduces you to the friendly ghosts who linger at the Belmont. Sign up for this and the Ghost Tour to get the full experience! Info: www.belmontmanormd.org or 410-313-0200.RP9908.401 18 yrs + Belmont $15 Howard Cty Fall Guide Call 410-313-0200 or register online :Catalog: http://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Recreation-and-Parks

Nov. 15 , Friday, 7:30-10:30 pm Paranormal Ghost Tour at the Belmont Mansion, Elkridge, Maryland - Join the Inspired Ghost Tracking team as they guide you on a tour of the Manor, grounds and cemetery (weather permitting) and tell you about the ghosts who inhabit the mansion. Info: www.belmontmanormd.org Pre-registration is required. or 410-313-0200.RP9908.401 18 yrs + Howard Cty Guide Call 410-313-0200 or register online :Catalog: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Recreation-and-Parks


Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5 pm ET - Rob Talks “Kindred Spirits” on the United Kingdom's "GHOSTLY HOUR" Radio Show! – with host David Cook / Rob will talk about his new book "Kindred Spirits – When A Medium Befriends a Spirit." The Ghostly Hour is live on the KCOR Digital Radio Network Sunday at 2 PM PST | 5 EST /LISTEN: http://kcorradio.com/KCOR/Ghostly-Hour-Hosted-By-David-Cook-KCOR-Digital-Radio-Network.php 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Listen to the  The Alternate Route Podcast EP. 182: TALKING W/ MEDIUM, AUTHOR, SCIENTIST & PARANORMAL

Patrick of the ARP said "
Aug 4, 2019
What a fascinating conversation I had w/ AUTHOR, SCIENTIST, MEDIUM & PARANORMAL investigator, Mr. ROB GUTRO!  Covering all things "AFTERLIFE" and how to COMMUNICATE w/ the SPIRITS of our LOVED ONES and PETS.  Rob is just a great guy, and a great conversation...Do not miss this one! "

LINK: http://alternateroutepodcast.libsyn.com/ep-182-talking-w-medium-author-scientist-paranormal-investigator-rob-gutro

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tarot Tuesday: 6 of Pentacles (Stars)

Today's Tarot Tuesday with my friend Joy Andreasen is about the Six of Pentacles (Stars).

Joy Says: Today your focus may be on giving or receiving. The laws of the Universe stress the importance of equality when it comes to energy exchange. Too much or too little of either puts the balance of the Cosmos in a stressful position. Free is not always better. Pay for what has value.

THE CARD MEANING (From biddytarot.com):
UPRIGHT: Giving, receiving, sharing wealth, generosity, charity.
REVERSED: Self-care, unpaid debts, one-sided charity.

Six of Pentacles Description

The Six of Pentacles shows a wealthy man dressed in a red robe, handing out coins to two beggars who kneel at his feet. In his left hand, he holds a balanced scale, representing fairness and equality. This card reflects a state of financial security and generosity, suggesting that you can generously use your wealth and abundance for the benefit of others. But it also speaks to receiving generosity and the feeling of relief that accompanies much-needed assistance. The Six of Pentacles is a card of giving and receiving. Sometimes, you are on the giving end; other times, you are on the receiving end. It’s an ongoing cycle of life, and this card serves as a reminder that the balance can change at any time. Even if you are surrounded by wealth, there will be times when you need the help and support of others, so be generous with your resources, as you may need the support in the future.

BIOGRAPHY: 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.

For more about Joy Andreasen, visit: https://www.facebook.com/whispersofjoy/ Email: joyandreasen@gmail.com Website: http://www.WhispersofJoy.net

Monday, August 5, 2019

A Doberman's Striking Visible Appearance in Spirit

Credit:  Dani Renee Portrait Art
Recently I received an email from a woman whom I met at a New Hampshire rescue 9 months ago. She came to the event because her Doberman had recently passed. During the event, her dog, Max, kept nudging me to give her one of the 2 stuffed animals I brought with me, so she could hug it, and find comfort in knowing Max was around.

On July 26, she sent me this email about Max appearing to her:
I can't believe it's been 9 months since I lost my boy and met you at your talk in NH.   I was finally able to start reading your book yesterday, I haven't been able to pick it up until now.  A few months ago I woke during the night and when I opened my eyes and clear as day was a doberman standing in front of me at the side of my bed.  I began to get up assuming it was Shelby needing to go potty but when I look towards her bed, there she was sound asleep. When I looked back to the bed side he was gone, I know it had to be Max watching over me sleeping.  So far that is the one and only time he has appear as full bodied visual in that way.

Rob's note: . That was indeed Max! That's how it happens and Max appeared at the side of your bed to let you know that he is watching over you.    That takes a lot of energy to make a visible appearance. It's also rare.  That's a testament to the strong bond of love you share. I am so excited to hear this!

For more ways in which pets give signs from spirit, read  Pets and the Afterlife or Pets and the Afterlife 2 by Rob Gutro. Both available in paperback and E-book on Amazon.com