Who is Rob Gutro, Medium/Author/Paranormal Investigator?

HIS BOOKS: Pets and the Afterlife, Pets and the Afterlife 2, Pets and the Afterlife 3, Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead and Ghosts and Spirits, Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation, Kindred Spirits: How a Medium Befriended a Spirit and Case Files of Inspired Ghost Tracking

BEST SELLERS- Rob's books have reached "best-seller" status on Amazon.com in various paranormal categories. All are available in paperback and E-book on Amazon.com

PET READINGS- Now offered for just $10 (done on weekends) -reserve a spot thru Paypal.
Email me at Rgutro@gmail.com Send 1 Photo of your pet, their name, and any questions.

DOG RESCUE FUNDRAISING LECTURES - Rob has volunteered with with Dachshund and Weimaraner rescues since 2008 and is a dog parent. He also prefers doing fundraising lectures for dog and cat rescues! Rgutro@gmail.com

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Most Haunted Hotels in Wales: Roch Castle

The Travel Channel put together a list of the top 10 haunted hotels in Wales, and here is one of them!

 Roch Castle 

 From the outside, 12th-century Roch Castle looks like a medieval fortress, but its rooms are quite modern. Interior updates haven’t phased the ghost of former royal Lucy Walter, who has stuck around since the 1600s. She’s the most consistent of the castle’s rumored ghosts, and appears as a transparent figure clad in a white dress that roams along corridors and, as ghosts do, passes through walls and doors. She may or may not be responsible for the sound of running footsteps in the middle of the night.

Friday, April 16, 2021

3 Reviews I Like and Still in the TOP 50 on Amazon: Pets and the Afterlife

 On April 4, my first Pets and the Afterlife book was still in the top 50 on Amazon under the Pet Loss Grief category, and today's blog provides the ranking and 3 reviews I like. What it means to me is that people who are grieving over the loss of their precious pet are getting some understanding of how they are communicating from the afterlife and that's a good thing!  Here's today's blog: 

Pets and the Afterlife Paperback  

  • Customer Reviews: 
  • Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2021
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    Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2020
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    Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2020

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Video: Ghostly Doorway at Thornbury Castle from my book 'Ghosts of England"

In my book Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation by Rob Gutro, I stayed at Thornbury Castle and there were several ghosts there! This is a look at the outside of giant wooden door to my bedroom- where I captured a photo of the ghost's orb (a rounded, multicolored ball of energy- a ghost in it's most simple form). I got the name of the ghost, and he gave me clues to his identity... which I figured out when I returned from vacation. Even the reason why he stayed behind and why in the castle. It's all in my book "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation. "

ABOUT THORNBURY CASTLE: Thornbury Castle is a castle in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, England. This is short video scan of the outside of the castle. Inside, there was a ghost in the room where I stayed, and there was a ghost in the main section of the upstairs hallway. You''ll find both of those stories in my book "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation" by Rob Gutro Construction began in 1511 as a home for Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham. It is not a true castle (designed to serve as a fortress), but rather an early example of a Tudor country house, with minimal defensive attributes. It is now a grade I listed building. The site was occupied by a manor house in 930. Part of the original plans for a very grand residence were "well advanced" before the duke was beheaded, in 1521, on the orders of his distant cousin Henry VIII, for alleged treason.

 VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/AgDX8hyqwyU

ABOUT "GHOSTS OF ENGLAND ON A MEDIUM'S VACATION by Rob Gutro: What happens when a medium goes on vacation? Can a medium simply switch off their ability at will? Well…not exactly. Rob Gutro is a medium/author/paranormal investigator and a scientist who has written 4 books about his encounters with human and animal ghosts and spirits. In this book, you will read about his experiences on two separate trips to the United Kingdom. England’s rich history and many epic battles have caused an over-abundance of residual emotional energy. Everywhere he traveled, he had a paranormal experience.
    He explored royal palaces and spent the night in haunted castles. He encountered the ghosts of historical figures including a queen, a prince, and a nobleman; and several ghosts even shared their pain of death experience with him. On one occasion, the doppelganger of a loved one provided directions when he became lost while driving in the countryside due to a malfunctioning GPS. But not all of his encounters were of the human variety: there was also a very special visit from a canine ghost.
     This book is intended to be more than just a collection of personal ghost stories. In addition to relating my ghostly encounters, he has also included a short narrative history of the places where the experiences occurred. After all, knowing the history of a place is key to understanding why a ghost has decided to stay behind. So, join Rob as he relates his encounters with the ghosts of England.

   Rob has written 4 other books about the paranormal, two about people (Ghosts and Spirits and Lessons Learned From Talking to the Dead) and 2 about pets (Pets and the Afterlife and Pets and the Afterlife 2). The books are available in paperback and e-book on Amazon.com.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A Comforting Note from a Former Skeptic of Pet Afterlife Communications

When I give readings from pets on the other side, they will often tell me things that are common for many pets. But it's usually the one or two unique things that will make someone realized that I really am communicating with their dog, cat, horse or bird. In February I provided a reading for JC about his dog Winnie. JC was so taken with the reading that he called into the Youtube paranormal show "Paranormal Soup" in February, and conveyed the reading and his story. He was so thoughtful to also write it down so I could share it with you. Here's JC's story in his own words: 

I started out very skeptical of the idea of mediums in general and a pet medium really stretched my imagination. But I was having problems with my grief so I found Rob online and decided that perhaps his Pets and the Afterlife books might bring some comfort. After reading two of them, I thought my missing my dog was not abating so I would try having a reading. The results were startling.

Rob’s revelations are in italics and my follow-up is in standard text.

 January 3, 2021 

Hi Chris- Thank you for the email and the beautiful photo of Winnie. 

 Being a bit skeptical I provided Rob with a close-cropped photo of Winnie. If he was doing cold readings he would not get much off of the photo. Given this, his skills were amazing.

 Win is okay now. 

She tells me that for the last 5 months there were some challenges. She is showing me the number 5 specifically and says it has other relevance.  That number may also be tied to a birthday, anniversary (like adoption, passing, or something else), time or date. 

The number 5 may also signify that number of siblings in her litter when she was born. (that's the first time that's ever come to me).  Is there something related to you or her that includes the number 5? 

   - In addition, know that whenever you see the number 5, she will be around in spirit. That number, for whatever reason, is her sign to you to convey her presence. She's really adamant about that number. 

 I am still thinking about this and trying to figure out the significance. As Rob wrote in one of his books the significance may take months or longer to be revealed. At this point, I was not convinced in his ability, but that’s ok I am getting comfort from his response.  

      - Spirits will often make me feel things that they felt sometime before they passed. When I connected with her she made me feel as if there were something in her throat that she was trying to spit up, it felt like there was some kind of congestion there. Was she throwing up at all? I"m also seeing a medication, like a tablet being given to her (she didn't like the taste but appreciated you trying to mask it). She's regained her health in spirit. She doesn't have the physical issues now as a spirit (spirits are energy combined with memories, personality and knowledge) and she is very much okay.

 Winnie had congestion issues most of her life but looking at the photo a dog with a large snout is likely to have congestion. Like a good pet parent, I tried to mask the taste of her pills with cheese or pill pockets. Nice that Rob has picked up on this, I am somewhat less skeptical now. Side note: I know her pills tasted bad because I have accidentally taken them. I did ask the vet and no there would not be long term effects from my consumption of the pet pills.

 She's fixating on a ball. I assume she had a ball or balls to chase (more so when she was younger). She's showing me that's something that she enjoyed. It seems to be yellow or orange.

Like many dogs, Winnie loved to chase balls but she especially enjoyed basketballs and larger since she could body surf over them. That was one of her favorite actions. I am growing more convinced in Rob’s ability at this point. 

 Win is telling me there is a woman on the other side named Elizabeth or Liz. (I keep seeing a friend of mine with that name- that's how spirits convey things).  She's wearing a dress of what looks like a Scottish pattern (I'm guessing that would be a plaid kind of pattern). Win doesn't know what it's called, but is showing that pattern to me. That person is connected to you. That person was also there bringing Winnie into the light.  

In 2019 my wife, Leslie, was a University development officer and she visited with an older alum by the name of Elizabeth. Leslie greatly enjoyed her visit with Elizabeth and stayed in touch. Leslie left the job in March 2020. During our drive to the pet hospital, Leslie got a call from Elizabeth's niece saying Liz had died and wanted to let Leslie know. This was despite my wife having changed jobs, and Leslie welcomed knowing it since she really bonded with Elizabeth. When Leslie showed me the selfie she had with Liz, Liz was wearing a tartan wrap. I had not seen the photo until after Rob’s reading and there was no way Rob would have ever seen that photo.  Doubt has been removed from my mind in terms of Rob’s ability.

 She is conveying to me that she was a "gentle giant." It's difficult for me to ascertain how large she was, but perhaps she felt giant! She's also forever grateful for the care and love she had in your family. She doesn't want you to feel sad. The physical emptiness may be there, but her spirit is very much around. (Having lost 2 dogs myself in 2020, I can tell you I feel them around, too, as Win is around yours).

 Rob also picked up on the fact she felt giant. That was true, for most of her life she would duck down when we crossed under an overpass or overhead signs like she feared she would hit her head. In her mind and in my world, Win was bigger than life. Again, no way to tell size based on the photo provided and no way to realize she felt giant.

 Thank you for the solace you have provided.

 JC Watkins

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

A Dirty vs. Clean House = Negative vs. Positive Energy (and spirit-wise, too)

A couple of years ago, I took part in a paranormal investigation in a private home. The home's inhabitant was complaining of dark shadows and bad feelings. It turned out that there was a lot of negative energy inside the house because of people practicing black arts. But what enhanced the negative energy to stay and propagate was the messy nature of the house. In fact, the home actually should have been condemned as a health hazard. In today's blog you'll learn how a messy house adds to and enhances bad energy. 


   Whenever anything is in disarray, dirty or disorganized, negative entities can feed off of it, and become empowered. Negative energies, like ghosts or even dark entities (non-human) can draw energy from the feelings of stress created by disorganization and filth. 
   We entered a house with black mold in the basement (which can make people physically ill, trigger respiratory problems and in some cases lead to death), and garbage piled up throughout the home. The home even smelled so bad that I had an asthma attack!

  The residents who lived there also had animals, and dogs and cats have much more sensitivity of smell - and it was extremely painful to them (I could tell). In fact, it appeared the poor dogs hadn't been bathed in over a year. The filth and neglect was disgusting and harmful to all - mentally, physically and spiritually. 
  It turned out that there were 2 dark entities in the home and they were feeding off the filth and disarray. So I recommended a thorough cleaning, repainting the walls (which were drawn on with crayon and pen), playing soft music to invite positive energy, opening shades (which were closed) and lighting white candles  - both to bring in light, and throwing out almost everything they could. 
  Negative energy, ghosts and dark entities will fester and strengthen in dirty, unorganized environments!!!  
  So, pick up and throw out papers, trash, things you haven't used in a year - organize it. Bathe yourself and your animals daily and weekly. Take out the trash. Bring light into your home - Make it a positive energy-filled place where no dark things would want to linger, and you'll be inviting good spirits of people who passed to watch over you, and even beings of light and love. 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Negative Energy Week: Advice on Clearing from The Beantown Medium: Ruthie Larkin

  Since this is Negative Energy Week, I contacted my friend and experienced medium Ruthie Larkin, known as the Beantown Medium to get some additional tips from her about dispelling negative energy. 

Ruthie said:   I would also purchase a few Himalayan Salt Lamps that you can pick up at a Home Goods store for $20 - $30 each. Leave them on and place them around your home where your family usually spends the most time. 

(Photo right: Rob Gutro and Ruthie Larkin at a Pet Expo) 

I would also put a few sprinkles of Himalayan Salt between all your windows and the screens to keep negative energy from entering your home. 

If you live in a house you can also surround your home with a thin line of corn meal. This is a North American Indian way to smudge and is very powerful. 

All members of the family currently living and regularly visiting your home need to be assessed by a Psychic Medium while in your home and then your entire home needs to be cleared. There are also many Shamans who could perform this cleansing for you…be sure to get referrals.

Ruthie does comprehensive medium readings, and can be found at www.beantownmedium.com 






For more information, check out my books on Amazon.com - all best-sellers and all under $10. Particularly "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" which is a question and answer-type book to all things paranormal that I've encountered.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Haunted Hotels in Wales: Baskerville Hall

The Travel Channel put together a list of the top 10 haunted hotels in Wales. The Travel channel has put together the most haunted hotels in Wales. I also had the pleasure of visiting the UK and you can read about my encounters with the ghosts there in my book "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation," available on Amazon.   Here's this week's haunting: 

Baskerville Hall 

If Baskerville Hall sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the setting for Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles. The famous story is part of the Sherlock Holmes series whose plot centered around phantom demon dogs with supernatural powers. Though the novel is set in Devon, Baskerville Hall’s site notes that Conan Doyle often stayed at the property, where he heard local legends about Baskerville’s deadly dogs. Ironically, none of the actual ghostly happenings involve dogs (and nobody could mistake the one pictured here for an evil hound), but there is a White Lady who haunts the Rose Garden, and a male ghost who likes the main staircase. And fitting for a place built in 1839, it’s not uncommon to hear banging noises and footsteps once the lights go out.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Negative Energy Week: GREAT PODCAST: Bob Heske brings Mediums Ruthie Larkin and Rob Gutro back for "Negative Energy"

   It's the perfect way to end "Negative Energy Week"  with an interesting podcast discussion who Bob Heske, host of "Afraid of Nothing" podcasts. In this BRAND NEW episode, he welcomed back Ruthie Larkin, the Beantown Medium (rated 1 of America's TOP 100 medium/psychics) and medium/author Rob Gutro to talk about Negative Energy and how to dispel it.  

LISTEN: https://afraidofnothingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/828433/7049647-afraid-of-all-this-negative-energy?fbclid=IwAR0l7yP88_T0QhZTji_2HZqGHLd0CcT-kyOzDbj44gf6kILGrlH7sY5DN14

We close out 2020 with an episode on ... what else? ... negativity.

Here to help cleanse our chakras and smudge our minds are two of our most popular guests from the past year: Author/Paranormal Investigator/Pet Medium Rob Gutro and Spiritual Healer and Medium Ruthie Larkin.


Meteorologist by day, Rob Gutro moonlights as an author, medium and ghost hunter in his spare time. Rob has written many books about his experiences and to teach people how spirits of loved ones send them signs from the afterlife. Also known as a Pet Medium, Rob's episode "Afraid of Connecting to Your Pet on the Other Side" was by far the most popular episode in 2020.

Rob's website/blog is here and you can find him on Amazon (and buy his books) here. Look for Rob's new book coming in late January: "Pets and the Afterlife 3".

You can also message Rob on Facebook.


Ruthie Larkin has had psychic and healing abilities since childhood. She used them for the benefit of her family and close friends until 2007... when she decided to embrace her calling. She now has a substantial following around the country. Ruthie is frequently asked to do house clearings when families feel that their home has negative energy. She also gives complimentary readings to parents who have lost a child through death. Her long-term goal is to found a non-profit organization of psychics to help parents and law enforcement agencies locate missing children.

Visit Ruthie's website for more information.



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Friday, April 9, 2021

Paranormal Q&A: Can Negative People Affect Paranormal Investigations?

 As I've noted in my books, Earth-bound ghosts both absorb and emit negative emotional energies like fear, anxiety, depression and anger in addition to the physical energies like heat, light, water and electricity. So, recently I saw a question about if someone is doing a paranormal investigation and someone else is a pessimist, has anger issues or is depressed, is it possible to affect the investigation. Here's the question and my response:

QUESTION: Can a negative person in a paranormal investigation give off enough negative energy to give misreadings that a ghost is present?

ANSWER: No. Negative energy can be felt from ghosts, and also from living people, but the living during an investigation don't linger in one spot long enough to leave an imprint that can be mistaken for a ghost. However, sensitive people will pick up on a living person's negative energy, but they can distinguish it from a ghost's negative energy.

MORE PARANORMAL Q&A? - check out Rob Gutro's "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" and "Ghosts and Spirits" - both available in paperback and E-book on Amazon.com.  Rob has many books about various aspects of the paranormal including pets and people, ghosts and spirits. 

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Negative Energy Week: Negative Energy Can Affect Your Health

   It's  Negative Energy Week  In today's blog, you'll learn how negative emotional energy can affect your health. 

Before the COVID19 pandemic, we were out and around a group of people - several we didn't know, and they were apparently into "not so good" things. 
   For example, when people abuse things, like drugs or alcohol, commit violence to each other, or are into things like Ouija boards or dark arts (both not good if they have no experience to protect themselves or their homes), or if they have anger issues, are depressed or just hateful - bad energy sticks to them like trying to clean peanut butter out of a jar.
  Why do I bring this up?  Because it affects the people around them, too. Negative energy can affect innocent bystanders. Especially people who are emotionally sensitive or in tune with their own internal energies. 
  Such was the case with me and two other friends who came home and that night and all during the next day - all three of us were sluggish, fuzzy-headed and exhausted.  Even 5 days later I still don't feel not right. I have to concentrate to speak clearly. It's getting easier though.
  So, if you know of a negative person, you may want to avoid them. Many people have relatives and people they care for who are negative. In those cases, protect yourself. Before you see them, picture a shell of positive energy around you, play music that makes you sing, appreciate the simple sights around you, enjoy your favorite coffee or other beverage. Build up the positive so that the negative can't get through. I wasn't prepared, sadly, and I'm still dealing with it days later.


For more information, check out my books on Amazon.com - all best-sellers and all under $10. Particularly "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" which is a question and answer-type book to all things paranormal that I've encountered.