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BOOKS: Pets and the Afterlife, Pets and the Afterlife 2, Pets and the Afterlife 3, Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead, Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation, Kindred Spirits: How a Medium Befriended a Spirit and Case Files of Inspired Ghost Tracking and Ghosts and Spirits Explained BEST SELLERS: All of Rob's books have reached "best-seller" status on in various paranormal categories. PET SPIRIT READINGS: Now offered for just $10 (done on weekends) -reserve a spot thru Paypal. Email me at Send 1 Photo of your pet, their name, and any questions.ANIMAL RESCUE FUNDRAISING LECTURES : Rob is a dog dad, volunteers with Dachshund and Weimaraner rescues and does fundraising lectures for dog and cat rescues.

Friday, July 30, 2021

What is Paredolia? Am I Seeing Something Paranormal?

One part of paranormal investigating is debunking things. One aspect of debunking is about disproving something that someone sees in a design or background. We do that when others do not see the image and / or there are no temperature changes, electrical discharges, or a medium doesn't sense anything.  There has to be some back up. What's interesting is that when you look at something, and someone tells you what they've seen, you can also envision the object there. Does that mean it's there? No.  It's likely  Paredolia. Today's blog provides insight into that. 

man on horseback?

What's Paredolia? It's a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus (an image or a sound) wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern of something where none actually exists.

Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, the "man in the moon", the "moon rabbit", and hidden messages within recorded music played in reverse or at higher- or lower-than-normal speeds.

My friend Scott in Ohio found an article and photo of a graveyard, where a person said he sees a man on a horse. I didn't see it until I read the headline, and then I could "kind of" see it. I was making out an outline of what I think a man on a horse looks like in my mind while looking at the photo. So, no, I don't think there was a ghost in the photo. (Link to the story:
Seeing a face in a bathtub

However, that doesn't mean that ghosts don't appear in photos. We have lots of proof that they do- both in visible pictures and infrared pictures.

So, next time you look up in the sky and you see an "elephant" in the clouds, it's not the ghost of an elephant, but paredolia. Just use discretion! 
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Paranormal Question of the day: What percentage of People Choose to be a Ghost?

Today's Paranormal question comes from Chris.

 1.Given your experience, is there any way to estimate a percentage of folks that don’t become spirits and remain as ghosts?

Answer:    I can only estimate that the percentage of people who decide to stay earthbound is pretty low. Most people when they pass, sense the peace and love on the other side and want to cross over. Others, who are either more stubborn or fearful, choose to stay behind. I would guess that it's only between 2-4% and that's likely really high!  

For More Questions and answers about ghosts and spirits, check out my book: Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead. It's a paranormal reference guide, written to answer all of your questions on the paranormal with examples from my experiences. Available on Amazon.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Live tonight at 9pm EDT! Rob joins Angel Rock on YouTube to discuss Pets and the Afterlife

 DON'T miss "The Angel Rock With Lorilei Potvin"

TONIGHT, Monday, July 26th/2021 from 8pm-10pm CST/9pm-11pm EST
When I have My very Special Guest, Rob Gutro on Tonight, LIVE!
Rob Gutro is an author, paranormal investigator and medium with Inspired Ghost Tracking of Maryland. He's become known as a pet medium, although he communicates with pets and people who have passed. We’re going to be discussing Rob’s work, as well as his experiences as a Pet Medium as well as all his FANTASTIC Books & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!

Haunted Trails #5 - Ghost House Trail, Tennessee

The Travel channel did a feature about Haunted Trails, and this is the fifth installment. 

Ghost House Trail, Tennessee

This part of the remote Appalachians in Big Ridge State Park is known for a witch hanging and a American Indian scalping. The former may or may not have happened, but there’s a plaque commemorating the latter along nearby Indian Rock Trail. However, the 1.2-mile Ghost House Trail is even spookier and earned its name for the onetime house of the Hutchinson family, where daughter Mary died of tuberculosis in the 1800s. Neighbors reported hearing cries and seeing ghosts in the house even after the family no longer lived there. While Mary doesn’t show up on the trail today, her dog does, and many people have reported hearing a phantom dog running and panting.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Haunted hotels in Hampshire, United Kingdom: White Hart Hotel

   In my book "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation" I stayed in a bed and breakfast in a former Tudor Era castle, that turned out to be haunted,  In fact, there was a ghost named Rupert in my room and I wound up figuring out exactly who he was and learned why he was there. You can read about him in my book. In today's blog, Thanks to an article in the UK Hampshire Chronicle, you'll read about the White Hart Hotel, 

The White Hart, Andover

Hampshire Chronicle: Google Street ViewGoogle Street View

Weary travellers have been well served here since 1617 including a royal visit by Charles 1. The warped wooden pillars as well as photos of bygone Andover add some

The olde worlde atmosphere is apparent here with warped wooden pillars and creaking doors.

Visitors are urged to look out for a tall green lady who can be seen gliding along an upstairs corridor in the dead of night.

A male companion has also been spotted here, the ghost has been described as "not quite white, but semi-transparent".

No one has ever discovered the identities of the two ghouls and it is not know why they haunt this hotel.

Ghosts of England: On a Medium's Vacation

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. 


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

4 Min. Video: Few Odd Minutes In Howard County : Ghosts in B&O Railroad Museum

   Over the last couple of years, I've been fortunate to work with Tony Hoos, Television producer at Howard County Community College, who produces historic and sometimes haunted short video specials about the county here in Maryland. There are several of my video interviews on their website that feature the Ghost cat in the Envy Salon, Pets and the Afterlife, and the haunting of the Patapsco Female Institute.  In this 4 minute video, Tony and his amazing crew take you to explore the Ghosts in B&O Railroad Museum!

On this episode of A Few Odd Minutes in Howard County:

Pay a visit to the B&O Railroad Museum in Historic Ellicott City, where the ghosts of Civil War soldiers might cross your path. And learn about the haunted men's room, where the sink has a mind of its own.


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Look for the story: "Pets and the Afterlife 3" by Rob Gutro named one of BookAuthority's best new Grief ebooks

A press release announcing   "Pets and the Afterlife 3" by Rob Gutro named one of BookAuthority's best new Grief ebooks" has been distributed around the world, and the links to the story are below. 

Release headline: "Pets and the Afterlife 3" by Rob Gutro named one of BookAuthority's best new Grief ebooks

Release date: July 20, 2021

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