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*

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Reader Recommendation for Pets and the Afterlife

I enjoy hearing from people who have read my "Pets and the Afterlife or Pets and the Afterlife 2 books, and this note posted on my Facebook page, made my day: 

Melynda Antoinette - I am so glad I read this!! I recommend to anyone who has lost a fur baby. Truly. It gave me peace, understanding, and ultimately the ability to physically let go of my first pet. He is definitely with me in spirit and guiding his buddy and our new 4month old kitten brothers ❤💫

ABOUT THE BOOK: Pets and the Afterlife by Rob Gutro
To a pet parent, to lose a pet means to lose a child. The love we share with our pets never dies, and the author proves our pets do communicate with us from the other side. Learn how dogs, cats, horses and some birds have the intelligence and ability to send signs to the living after they pass. Take comfort in knowing our pets are around us from time to time and recognize the signs they give. Learn how they wait for us when it’s our time, what a pet’s ashes can do, and the difference between ghosts and spirits. Learn how and why living pets can sense entities. Follow one of the author's dogs on a ghost investigation. Read how spirits of the author’s 2 dogs and dogs from three other mediums communicated with them from the other side. Read about spirit cats and how a ghostly dog rescued a girl. The author also volunteers for Dachshund and Weimaraner rescues and has several dogs. 

Friday, March 29, 2019

Podcast- Rob Gutro on Unlocking the Unknown Radio

Podcast- Unlocking the Unknown Radio Interviewed Rob about his experiences with the paranormal -3-19-19 show Author, Paranormal Investigator & Medium Rob Gutro. If you missed the show here is your chance to catch the replay. It was an informative and entertaining conversation between us and Rob; you don’t want to miss it! (originally aired on March 19, 2019 live)
 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Part 10: Haunted Devon, U.K.: Sheepstor Village Hung a Man for Cholera

My latest book is called "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation" (by Rob Gutro) and conveys
all of the ghosts I met as I traveled throughout England. There are a LOT more ghosts in England that I  did not (yet) meet, and here is the tenth of several postings from Devonlive in Devon, U.K about some of them.. - Rob

How Sheepstor villagers hung a man for bringing cholera



Image: Blue Moon Over Burrator as seen from Sheepstor at 6.15pm by Sheepstor Hub on Facebook
In 1832, a group of cottagers died after cholera came into their family in a strange fashion. When a wealthy merchant and his family died of the disease in Plymouth, two thieves raided their home in search of valuables.

On the run from police, one fled to Sheepstor, posing as a wealthy man in order to gain shelter with a family. Cholera spread to the family and the people of Sheepstor hunted down and hung the thief for bringing sickness to their village.

SOURCE: Devon Live: https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/viking-ghosts-still-haunt-bloody-2286420  

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tarot Tuesday: The 10 of Swords

Every Tuesday, my friend Joy Andreason provides "Tarot Tuesday" to give you some insight into tarot meanings and the week. This week's card is the 10 of Swords.
Joy says: No matter how dark the night or how dismal your current experience seems, there is always the promise of a new sunrise every morning. There may be obstacles to overcome to get to the point where you are able to view the sunrise with hope, but know it is there.

SPECIAL CLASS: If you would like to learn about Tarot cards, Joy Andreasen of Whispers of Joy is holding a class on April 7th at 1pm in Winchester, VA https://www.facebook.com/events/269830610569111/

POSITION OF THE CARD (from Biddytarot.com):
Upright: Painful endings, deep wounds, betrayal, loss, crisis.
Reversed: Recovery, regeneration, resisting an inevitable end.

CARD DESCRIPTION: The Ten of Swords shows a man lying face down, apparently dead, with ten swords in his back. A red cape drapes over the lower half of his body as a sign of dignity as he leaves this world. While the dark sky is ominous, the sun is rising on the horizon, bringing a renewed sense of hope and opportunity. The calm sea in the background also brings solace, suggesting that even in times of darkness, there is a sense of peace and calm to be found.


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, March 25, 2019

Video: A Look at the Unfinished Part of Thornbury Castle (from my Ghosts of England book adventure)


In my newest 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 part of the castle that was never finished (although it looks like it's in ruins, it isn't because construction halted when the owner died) thanks to Henry VIII.

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/dZHubDqQv_w

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.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Pic from a Haunted Room at Belmont Manor in Elkridge, Maryland

If you take the Inspired Ghost Tracking group tour of the Belmont Manor in Elkridge Maryland, I will take you to this room on the second floor where you will encounter the male ghost who dwells there. I will tell you what he did in life, why he was at the Mansion, how he died, and even his full name!
   In each of the tour groups I brought through last night, several people who are sensitive could sense the ghost, and reported headaches, or physical discomfort.
  Every year, the Belmont Manor offers a ghost tour a couple of times. If you're interested in history and hauntings, sign up! All proceeds benefit the mansion, too. 
     For information on Future Ghost Tours of the Belmont:  **  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). Participate in a paranormal investigation and visit areas where paranormal activity is suspected.    
   Investigators from IGT use EMFs, data recorders, and temperature sensors to search for paranormal activity. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. - 
   Sign up for this and “Meet the Friendly Ghosts of Belmont” to get the whole experience! 
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
Belmont Manor and Historic Park

 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

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


In my newest 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.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Part 9: Haunted Devon, UK: Legend of Dewerstone Rock

My latest book is called "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation" (by Rob Gutro) and conveys
all of the ghosts I met as I traveled throughout England. There are a LOT more ghosts in England that I  did not (yet) meet, and here is the Ninth  of several postings from Devonlive in Devon, U.K about some of them.. - Rob

The legend of Dewerstone Rock



The Dewerstone Rock near Bickleigh has sparked rumours of Satanic visitation for years.

People have reported seeing blue lights, and torch-lit processions on the paths around the rock, but claim they disappear at the sight of humans. Legend tells that a naked human was once spotted and where the human footprints ceased a cloven hoofprints continued. It is even rumoured that a farmer was handed the body of his baby son by the devil himself.

SOURCE: Devon Live: https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/viking-ghosts-still-haunt-bloody-2286420  

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tarot Tuesday: The 9 of Swords

Every Tuesday, my friend Joy Andreason provides "Tarot Tuesday" to give you some insight into
tarot meanings and the week. This week's card is the 9 of Swords.
Joy says: Anyone out there having trouble sleeping? Aside from dietary issues or other natural causes, sometimes we have so much on our minds that sleep eludes us. 
   It could be guilt, grief, or a slew of other issues that seem to come calling when we should be resting. 
   Spirit says it may be beneficial to cut yourself some slack. Don't try to be Superman (or woman) all the time. Allow yourself some time to just be. Say no to something if you have to. Allow yourself time to recharge.

POSITION OF THE CARD (from Biddytarot.com): 
Upright: Anxiety, worry, fear, depression, nightmares
Reversed: Inner turmoil, deep-seated fears, secrets, releasing worry

CARD DESCRIPTION: The Nine of Swords shows a woman sitting up in her bed with her head in her hands. She appears to have been jolted awake from a terrible nightmare that has left her disturbed, scared and anxious. Nine swords hang on the dark wall behind her, representing the negative thoughts that weigh heavily on her mind. The base of the woman’s bed features a carving of one person defeating another, and roses and the outlines of astrological symbols adorn the quilt wrapped around her.



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.ne

Monday, March 18, 2019

March 19th Rob's On-line Interview on Unlocking the Unknown

Tune in tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19, from 9 to 11pm EDT, and catch Rob's On-line Interviewon Unlocking the Unknown with host Gary Fisher along with his co-hosts Brian Huxley, Ed Bagrowski, and Adam Anderson.
- They'll cover ghosts, spirits, haunted places, pets and the afterlife and more in this 2 hour interview.
https://www.facebook.com/unlockingtheunknownradio
 


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Video: My Ghostly Tour Guide at Hever Castle: Ghosts of England book

In my book "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation" by Rob Gutro,  I wrote about my encounter with a ghost named "George" when I entered Hever Castle in the United Kingdom. Having no knowledge of the castle, and no idea who it was, I learned it was Queen Anne Boleyn's brother, who met a fateful end under the rule of Henry VIII, George shared a number of personal things with me and accompanied me through Hever Castle, acting as a ghostly tour guide. This video that I made outside the castle captures some of that, and the rest is in the book!
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/oa4rkg-nz9k


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.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

An Unexpected and Appreciated Thanks

I received this beautiful bouquet at our doorstep this morning, from a couple for whom I gave a free email reading of messages from their dachshund who passed. I don't know how they got the address, as we just communicated by email, but this was a really generous thing to do. I do what I do to just bring Comfort to people who have lost their dogs and cats, and I don't expect anything in return. So this was extraordinarily thoughtful and totally unexpected. Thank you to Geoffrey the Dachshund's two dads.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Part 8: Haunted Devon, UK: Spinsters Rock

Photo: The so-called Spinsters Rock near Drewsteignton
My latest book is called "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation" (by Rob Gutro) and conveys
all of the ghosts I met as I traveled throughout England. There are a LOT more ghosts in England that I  did not (yet) meet, and here is the Eighth  of several postings from Devonlive in Devon, U.K about some of them.. - Rob


  Spinsters Rock



This rock formation is a Neolithic dolmen near Drewsteignton on Shilstone Farm west of the village near the A382 road.
Legends surround these rock formations and stone circles in Dartmoor often tell of young maids being turned into stone for dancing on the Sabbath. But it is in fact a neolithic tomb. The distinctive leaf-shaped flint arrowheads used by Neolithic man have been found nearby on the Moor.

SOURCE: Devon Live: https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/viking-ghosts-still-haunt-bloody-2286420  

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tarot Tuesday: The 8 of Cups

Every Tuesday, my friend Joy Andreasen brings us Tarot Tuesday and today it's the 8 of Cups
Joy  says: You may find that you need some time away from a relationship or emotional situation. You may move, take a trip or you may just separate yourself emotionally. In either case, the end result is not yet determined. Be open to seeing the situation in a new way. 

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Biddy Tarot provided keywords and the card's meaning: https://www.biddytarot.com/ 
KEYWORDS: Upright: Disappointment, abandonment, withdrawal, escapism Reversed: Trying one more time, indecision, aimless drifting, walking away.

MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION: In the Eight of Cups, a man walks away from the eight cups standing in the foreground. The cups are arranged in such a way that it looks like one is missing, a sign that emotional fulfilment and wholeness is lacking. The man has turned his back on these cups with a sense of loss and disappointment and shuffles away into the mountains. A nearby river symbolises his emotions, and the mountains represent the awareness that this will not be an easy journey (though it will be necessary for true long-term happiness). The moon in the night’s sky illuminates the path ahead – the man is leaving in the dead of night hoping to go unnoticed, suggesting that there may be a level of escape or avoidance in this card.

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, March 11, 2019

What to Do With a Person or Pet's Ashes?

One of the things my partner and I have talked about is what to do with our ashes after we're gone. Of course, we plan to have them mixed with the ashes of our dogs and spread out somewhere. On January 31, 2019, an article in BBC News highlighted how Washington State is moving to legalize using ashes for compost. It makes sense, really. The Earth is running out of cemeteries and why not contribute your remains to help grow plant life? Think about how many tombstones sit in older cemeteries that no one knows. Granted, that some religions mandate burial, but if you can look past religion (we're all going to be energy as a spirit -or an earth-bound ghost if you prefer - although you shouldn't), you can do something after your time to help promote other living things!
   There's a company in the U.S. already that inserts ashes in a "bio urn." The company, called "Living Urn" said a tree urn is a biodegradable urn or bio urn that grows a tree in combination with ashes or cremated remains. The Living Urn tree urn and the urn itself is made from 100% biodegradable materials that are all natural and it will grow a living memorial tree. The Living Urn offers a special Bio Urn for People and a different Bio Urn for pets. You can learn more about them here: https://www.thelivingurn.com/ 

Meanwhile here's the BBC article...


How do you compost a human body - and why would you?
BBC NEWS 1-31-19

This is the vision - in an indoor garden, a honeycomb structure lines the walls, and inside each cell, a human body composts. When it's done, loved ones take home a pot of soil, not an urn of ash.

A person's final resting place could be the foundations of a flowerbed or could feed the roots of a tree.

This is what Washington state is preparing to legalise. If the bill passes, the western state would be the first in the nation to allow human composting as a burial option.

Here's what it means to choose a compost burial - and why a growing group of Americans are eschewing convention for a new way to rest in peace.

The driving force behind the movement in Washington state is Katrina Spade and her company, Recompose.

It says it can turn you into useable, fertile, soil in 30 days.

"It's just an accelerated process of natural decomposition," says Nora Menkin, executive director of People's Memorial, a non-profit funerary services advocacy group in Seattle, Washington.

The method Recompose offers is based on the ways we already compost livestock - with a few changes from Washington State University soil science researcher Prof Lynne Carpenter-Boggs to make the mixture more socially acceptable.

Based on research from Prof Carpenter-Boggs' team, the final process involves placing the body in a mix of wood chips and similar composting materials, allowing thermophilic - heat-loving - microbes and bacteria to get to work.

Remains are also heated to 131 F (55 C), killing off contagions so the resulting soil is safe to use - a key part of why many supporters prefer this manner of burial.

"We have all this energy and potential that's either burned up or sealed away in burials, when it could be utilized to let life go on," Ms Menkin says.

Here's the Full Article (that goes into how a corpse would decompose if buried, and it's icky): https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47031816

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Listen to the Podcast: Ghost Box Talks with Rob Gutro about Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead, Pet Spirits

Earlier this week, I had a great interview with Greg Bakun, host of Ghost Box MN radio, and we talked about my books "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," and "Pets and the Afterlife." - It was a great discussion that really flowed for the entire hour. Really enjoyable, and we covered a lot of ground about the paranormal. You can hear it here https://kcorradio.com/KCOR/Podcasts/GhostBox-Radio/2019/march/rob-gutro.jpg

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Video: Mike Ricksecker's Friday Night Ghost Frights: Oak Island Ghosts! Is the Island Really Haunted?

History and Hauntings in a great 8 minute video from my friend Mike Ricksecker. Mike is an author, paranormal investigator and a You Tube host. Today, he brings you the story of Oak Island's ghosts (of Nova Scotia, Canada)! 

ABOUT THE VIDEO: Oak Island ghost stories and legends! Is the infamous cursed island really haunted? Inside the haunted history of Oak Island and its famous money pit in Nova Scotia, which has been rumored to contain everything from pirate gold to Knights Templar treasure. Many of those who have lived and worked on the island have reported seeing ghosts and other supernatural phenomenon during its storied 200 year history. Find out their paranormal stories in what may be one of the most haunted places in Nova Scotia!

8 Minute Video: https://youtu.be/gZMJz0K_B_4

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Rob's Great Day at Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, Mass.

On Sunday, March 3, I visited Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, Massachusetts and gave three
lectures on how pets communicate from spirit, based on my books "Pets and the Afterlife" and "Pets and the Afterlife 2" (both best-sellers on Amazon.com I'm happy to say!).

Pets and the Afterlife, and Pets 2, by Rob Gutro
   Mariah,  one of the volunteers, coordinated the entire event and gave me a tour of the amazing facility. I was amazed by the facility, the volunteers, and the organization and care of the dogs and cats. There are so many volunteers there - I was overwhelmed at the unselfishness and love that these folks show every day. Amazing people. 

A Shelter Dog saying take me home!
  Each of my three lectures was about 45 minutes to an hour long. Altogether there were about 80 or so who showed up, out of the 90 who reserved a seat. There were questions and answers throughout the talks and personal messages shared. Sometimes it was quite emotional, but I got the sense that those attending learned some things to help them recognize signs from their pets in spirit.

  I enjoy doing these shelter benefits, because all of the money raised goes to fund the shelter food, medical care and housing- and people get to use it as a tax deduction!

  I really enjoyed my visit and meeting all of  wonderful folks that attended, and thank the shelter folks for doing what you do for the dogs and cats.

  Mariah wrote me a nice note afterward and said "This was kind of a big one, or at least the biggest one this year. Thanks again for coming! I think people really took comfort in it, and it was also a huge benefit to the shelter! Everyone was so impressed and amazed at how much it brought in!"








This little puppy is a dachshund mix. 



The cat playroom








Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Interview Tonight at 9pm ET- Rob Gutro on Ghost Box Radio: Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead!

Tonight LIVE i t 9pm ET - Rob Gutro on GhostBox Radio with Greg Bakun returns 
TONIGHT - LIVE on the KCOR Digital Radio Network! TONIGHT we are excited to be talking with Rob Gutro - Ghosts and Spirits Author, Medium, Paranormal Investigator and we are going to be talking about his book “Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead” as well as Pets in the Afterlife and so much more. Get ready for a highly charged hour!

Join us and be a part of the conversation with Rob! We have a chat room and a call in line to ask your questions! GhostBox Radio is on the air LIVE TONIGHT at 6pm PST/8pm CST/9pm EST. You can join us live on www.kcorradio.com and also on the Tune-in app!
 

England’s most haunted house Borley Rectory went up in flames



Borley Rectory in Essex, England, after the 1939 fire.
My most recent book is about my experiences with earth-bound ghosts in England while I was on vacation. It's called "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation." Although I didn't visit the Borley Rectory's remains, you can read about the ghostly activity there, thanks to this article from the Daily Telegraph. 
  It's a haunting that continues to happen at the Borley Rectory and how a ghost started a fire that severely burned the structure. 
  Here's the story:
 
Fire did not stop ghosts when England’s most haunted house Borley Rectory went up in flames

Source: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/journalists/troy-lennon
Troy Lennon, History Editor, The Daily Telegraph February 26, 2019 8:00am


Captain William Hart Gregson had recently taken possession of the creepy house in Essex, knowing full well its reputation for spooky, unexplained events. Although he had renamed it simply “The Priory” most people knew it as Borley Rectory, the most haunted house in Britain.
Gregson planned to turn the mysterious manse into a tourist attraction. The strange occurrences at the property continued. Doors left locked were suddenly found unlocked. A large cover placed over a well in the cellar was later found tossed aside.
Borley Rectory in 1892.
Then, according to Gregson, on the night of February 27, 1939, 80 years ago today, the ghosts
got up to their usual mischief — but with more serious consequences.
While sorting through some books at the house Gregson saw a stack of them fall, despite being firmly placed.
The books knocked over a paraffin lamp, spilling oil across the floor, which then ignited.
Unable to do anything about the fire, which quickly became too big to control, the captain phoned the local Sudbury Fire Brigade. By the time the fire engines arrived the house was well alight. The firemen extinguished the flames but not before they had destroyed the upper storey and damaged most rooms on the ground floor.



A policeman who had attended the fire later questioned Gregson about the identity of the “lady and gentlemen, in cloaks” he had seen leaving the house as it was burning. He assured the policeman he was the only person at the rectory.
It was a spooky end to the infamous house, which had been scaring people since the 19th century.
The building had even attracted the famed psychic investigator Harry Price, who had spent a year researching the ghosts of Borley.
But after the fire the building would never be rebuilt.
Undated photo taken after the fire
The rectory was built in 1862 as a home for Reverend Henry Dawson Ellis Bull, the rector of Borley. It was constructed on the site of a former Georgian rectory that had burnt down. Bull had the remains demolished to make way for his house, designed by Frederic W. Chancellor. There the reverend raised his family of 14 children.
The first records of hauntings date from the 1860s when servants and locals reported hearing footsteps and seeing ghostly figures in the grounds. Bull’s daughters said they often saw a nun walking through the garden. When they tried to approach she faded away and vanished.
A legend grew that a monk from a 14th century monastery that once stood near where the rectory was built fell in love with a nun from a convent in Bures, 13km away. When they tried to elope they were caught. The priest and an accomplice who drove the monk’s coach were executed and the nun bricked up in a cellar.

The story was later shown to have no basis in history and was most likely the concoction of Bull who liked to tell his children ghost stories. But the stories inspired people to report seeing headless priests and coachmen as well as a wandering nun. A particular path through the garden became known by locals as “the Nun’s Walk”.

Ghost hunter Harry Price (at desk) with unidentified man about to conduct a seance, circa 1940
When Bull died in 1892 his son Harry took over as rector. The sightings continued but didn’t seem to bother Harry, who is said to have built a summer house with a view of the Nun’s Walk so he could look out for the nun taking a stroll. He stayed in the house until his death in 1927.
 
When a new rector, Guy Smith, moved to the house in 1928 he found a package in a cupboard containing a small female skull. No explanation of where it came from was ever found. Smith and his wife also reported hearing strange noises and seeing ghosts. The Smiths got in touch with a newspaper which contacted the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) who sent Harry Price. Once a magician who specialised in uncovering fraudsters, Price had taken to endorsing psychics he believed were genuine. He had also become one England’s pre-eminent ghost hunters.
Price first visited the house in 1929. He was unable to do anything about the ghosts and the Smiths moved out. It was a year before Reverend Lionel Algernon Foyster was found as a replacement for Smith. Foyster was also troubled by ghosts and left in 1937.
Price had become fascinated by the house and continued visiting during Foyster’s time there. When Foyster left he rented the house for a year to conduct research. He later wrote a book about the property, but many of his findings are thought to have been fabricated.
Gregson had hoped to capitalise on the fame brought to the house by Price when it burnt to the ground in 1939. It was demolished in 1944 but people continued to report seeing ghosts.

Monday, March 4, 2019

What is Reiki and News from Ireland: What's it like to have the gift of 'the cure'?

Like most people with the gift of the cure, Rebecca takes no money Cr; BBC News
People use energy to heal every day. Energy healing is also known as the practice of Reiki. I've experienced it, and it works. Last month, BBC News interviewed a woman in Ireland who has been healing people for a long time. Although neither she, nor the article mentions Reiki, it seems to me that is what's happening here. What do you think?
   In today's blog, you'll read about her, and find out what Reiki is all about.

WHAT IS REIKI? Reiki is a form of alternative medicine called energy healing. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a "universal energy" is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or
physical healing.

THE BBC ARTICLE: What's it like to have the gift of 'the cure'? 
On any given day, the phone calls start early and continue late into the night at Rebecca Hamilton's County Donegal home. From an initial hello, the caller quickly moves to ask is she "the woman who has the cure" .The question finishes depending on their ailment. The cure might be for shingles, ringworm or mouth ulcers. Rebecca is quick to ask those who ring what medical help they are getting - if they say none, she tells them they should. Once she was asked to cure a flock of sheep of the contagious ovine skin condition orf. "I never knew I had a cure for that," she told BBC News NI.

"But he rang back three days later to say it had gone," she said. She's had the gift of the cure for more than 40 years, after being given it by an Irish man she met on holiday.

 Right across Ireland, there are people like Rebecca, said to be able to cure a host of common ailments. This is a land where local belief suggests water from certain wells or even soil from specific graveyards has healing properties. The cure - seemingly part folk tradition, part faith healing - predates Christianity. In a world of modern medicine, many people's belief in the cure persists. The secret prayers and set of actions involved have been passed discreetly from one healer to the next. In spite the cure's pre-Christian origin, Rebecca's methods are based in prayer and a belief in God.

At her home in St Johnston, her family joke that "she says more prayers than the Pope". How she came to have the cure is a "long story", she says. "We were on holiday in Austria, maybe about 40 years ago, and we fell in with an older couple. "She had fallen and broken her elbow and her husband Jack couldn't help her into toilets or things like that, so I did. "We got talking, started to spend meal times with them and they told us Jack had the cure for shingles and ringworm. "My own husband Tom would often take people to a lady close to where we lived to get the cure. "It was something we had a belief in and knew all about. "

Jack was in his 70s then and they had no family - I said to him that he would have to pass it on before his time came. "He came down to breakfast the next morning and said: 'Rebecca, I've been thinking over what you said and I want you to take it.'"

Over the 40-plus years since, Rebecca has seen and spoken to thousands of people seeking the cure. In days gone by, she would visit people in their homes or they would come to her.

For shingles, she circled the infected area with a pen knife.

For ringworm, a lit candle was used in the same way.

It was what Jack had instructed her to do. All the while, she recites two secret prayers passed to her by Jack - they have been kept secret to this day. The only thing she needs to know to administer the cure is the person's name. Working with a lit flame close to human skin scared Rebecca initially. "I was scared to burn someone but one day a man that lived close to us told my daughter about his wee girl who had ringworm and she said to bring her up. "I didn't want to use the candle but I did, I saw him a few days later and asked how she was - I asked if she had been taken to a doctor. "He said: 'There was no need Rebecca, sure didn't you cure her.'"

 In the years soon after Jack passed on his knowledge, Rebecca's fame grew so much she "didn't have the time to get around everyone". "Mostly I do it over the phone now, it seems to work just as well," she said. But Rebecca insists the cure belongs to God. "You say the prayers, mention the person's name and then it is with God."

SOURCE: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-47297831

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Big Event this Weekend in Salem, Mass at the Northeast Animal Shelter


The Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, Massachusetts hosts Author/Medium Rob Gutro on Sunday, March 3 as he lectures about "Pets and the Afterlife: How they communicate from the other side." 

Notes of Appreciation -About Messages I've Shared to Pet Parents

Getting a thank you note is the nicest thing that anyone could do. It's not that we look for thank yous, but it feels good to know that we've helped make someone else feel good in some way. Below are some nice notes of appreciation I received from folks (that they posted on my public facebook page - so I just copied and pasted them here) after I provided some messages from their pets in spirit. Make someone's day and send them a thank you note. I appreciate these notes and am so happy that my messages and the Pets and the Afterlife books have provided some comfort. - Rob Gutro 

NOTES OF APPRECIATION 

Rose Nails I lost 2 dogs (kids) within 48 hours of one another last month and I was devastated. I needed to know they were okay so I asked them to show me signs that they were still around so now they come visit me almost every night jumping up on my bed and snuggling up in their usual spots. I even got to see my Malley and she was so beautiful and young and didn't have that ugly tumor that took her life or gray hair! I now know that my dogs never left, are still with me and will be there for me when it's my time. I will be getting your books because I'm interested in learning to recognize other signs from them. Thanks Rob! 

Kimberley Walker Hasness Rob, you are indeed a wonderful gift to this world. I can never thank you enough for helping me to understand and connect with my Bailey. My life has truly changed because of you. ❤️ 

Pets and the Afterlife and Pets and the Afterlife 2 by Rob Gutro
Marisol Cordovis You helped me when my pet past and im truly thankful Dianna Kelley You are such a wonderful person. Thank you for doing this. 

Cindy Pickens You are awesome to do this for people and I appreciated my reading very much. Chippy shows me he is still around by keeping his little casket free of dust. 

Karen Bredenhann Thank you for caring. Thank you for helping us. And thank you for helping me connect with my Fudge. I miss him so much it hurts.

John Munoz Sr. Rob has helped us a whole lot. He's a good Man.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday Night Ghost Frights: Haunted House Paranormal Investigation Part 2 | Cheney Haunted Mansion

Here's part 2 of Mike Ricksecker's Haunted House Paranormal Investigation of the| Cheney Haunted Mansion in Jerseyville, IL!
     Society of the Haunted explores historic Cheney Mansion and discovers plenty of paranormal activity. Includes paranormal walkthrough footage, EVPs and evp recordings, and a strange presence oppresses Mike, a paranormal experience he hasn't has for quite some time. Part 2 of a multi-part paranormal investigation pits you deep inside the most haunted house in Jerseyville, originally built as a stop along a stagecoach route.
  Video: https://youtu.be/MXrZjs2Ahng 

Check the Book:  The paranormal experience in P.D. Cheney's bedroom was detailed in Encounters With The Paranormal Volume 4 on Amazon at : https://amzn.to/2Ov4OLc