posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:21 PM
I'm laying here on my couch in Long Island NY, typing away on my iPhone. I've been a busy boy today. In the threads as well as out in the streets.
Yes, I am starting another Sandy thread. I just wanted to share my first hand experience as well as thoughts on this whole thing, so please excuse the
To begin with I have no power, the natural gas is on and I have hot water, but no heat. Not really a big deal though, my main concern was keeping my
fishies alive, which I am confident now that they will be okay because I have built an aperatus out of a clothes hanger and my cordless drill that
makes the inside of the tank look like a glass of 7up! We are all healthy and warm, like most here at ATS we were prepared.
There is no gas out there, all of the gas stations have been run dry since noon. There are no more IPhone chargers!!! So don't even try to go
looking, you'll run out of gas trying to find one. There is no cell phone service for most of the island. Texts are more than likely to fail, most
are not getting calls even when their phones have bars. A good amount of houses don't have any natural gas as well. I have one friend in Brooklyn of
all places that still has everything. Houses by the dozen are burning as I write this. Garbage and sewage are washed up on the beaches across the
coast for hundreds of miles. The silent houses line the streets with their inhabitants quietly waiting, hunkering down anticipating what comes next.
The silence is defening.
I went out last night right after the power went out at my place just to see how far the blackout had went and what I saw was a little weird. Maybe
the conspiracy theorist was alive in me but it seemed that there were a lot of "emergency vehicles" that didn't belong??? There were garbage trucks
that weren't local driving around the neighborhoods. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out why. It wasn't like there were people loading them
up with anything. In fact, there was a whole procession of different kinds of heavy trucks and equipment other than the usual local clean up crews. It
gave me the impression that something else was going on. I am not a paranoid guy, I'm actually pretty practical, but something seemed kinda awkward,
like there were actually two jobs going on at the same time. My spidy sense was definitely suspicious...
I am not going to start spewing theories here, but I am smack in the middle, front row seat, and I can't shake the feeling that the silence that has
ensued since Sandy made tracks is only the beginning of a long slow draught.
I have a strange feeling that gas is not going to be easy to come by tomorrow or the next day, food is going to go bad, then be very hard to come by
as well. We are not prepared to go for weeks without these luxuries, and I can't shake the feeling that this is exactly what we are going to have to
It is a beautiful full moon out there, when I go outside the air smells wonderful clean and smoky from all of the fire places. It is perfectly quiet
save for a couple of generators around the neighborhood and I can't shake the feeling that it is a calm before the storm.
A lot of people around here are saying that something smells fishy. I find it hard to believe that this was designed. That being said, it all has an
extra sense of fate I think. Almost as if something is behind it, it's of a spiritual nature or something like it. It almost has the feeling of being
a sickness that is going to spread. Like the quietness out there is not going to go away but get even quieter... Like it will grow out of the path of
her wake and spread like a wild fire. I don't know. Maybe people in this position always feel like this???
I am and will be fine, I feel like my whole life has prepared me for something big like this, and I feel confident to deal with whatever the outcome,
but it's a strange feeling to be smack in the middle of it.
What I would like to hear is others thoughts who have also had Sandy pass over and how they are feeling tonight. What are the emotions you are
feeling. How is the silence effecting you? Have you had strange suspicious thoughts as well? Have you seen any strange things going on before or
after the storm. Does it feel almost as if I wasn't just a storm that passed over but something else entirely?
Good luck to all who are going to be struggling through it. Stay warm and safe and prepared.