Coping: With a Side of Woo-Woo

The World of Woo-Woo has been seriously quiet, of late.

What is Woo-Woo?

It’s everything from a prescient dream that comes spectacularly true to a warp in time, to objects appearing and then disappearing around the house.  Like the keys you set down, looked all over for, only to discover them exactly where you put them and looked several times in that very same spot for, before they just reappeared.

Used to be that we’d get reports of a woo-woo item (things that don’t quite square with reality) and yet they are objectively real, about once or twice a week.  But here lately, they have largely disappeared.

I don’t know if that’s because they actually have reduced in frequency.  Or, maybe this stuff comes in waves, or – yet another series of possibilities is at play.

One could be that people have gotten into a rhythm of life and just aren’t noticing blips that deviate from expectation, so much.  Sort of like being hypnotized by flashing lights.  After a while, you just don’t notice.

Another possibility is that some externality is human behavior is somehow displacing the energy source that used to present itself as woo-woo events.

This may take a bit of explaining, but it’s an interesting notion:  There likely is a kind of global mass consciousness among humans.

During the period when we were experiencing our flurry of woo-woo reports, the news flow was busier, yet in many ways more disconnected from us individually.  (Don’t quite know how to put this, but…) It is almost like a couple of years ago, we were mostly all non-partisans like a herd milling about.

When I look at the news flow today, there’s been a huge amount of polarization:  the policemen being shot up in Ferguson, the remembrances at Selma, and even the membership flow of ISIS all fall into a soft data set that could be defined at “soft to hard polarization.” 

It’s like the spread of the data is widening out again.  Ferguson and Selma are offset on the other side by racism in the other direction at a college, for example.  Or, in the case of ISIS, the Sunni offshoot is being offset by the Shi’ites.

And maybe that’s an important aspect to how society at the mass consciousness level works:  Maybe just as individual humans don’t reach their full potential to contact the higher selves when they are under deadlines and pressures, maybe society doesn’t evolve and move toward elevation to a next-higher level if there’s excess polarization because it’s a kind of pressure.

I’m not saying it very articulately, perhaps, but there’s definitely a sense that the re-polarization of the world has been pulled off without being widely noticed.  And that keeps large groups of humans from forming a critical mass of “world oneness” for lack of a better term.

The data is sketchy but it seems to me almost like a “potential wave” has come in like the tide as has gone out again.

The side effects of a high level of “oneness” seem to have ebbed.  Having missed our chance to catch any “meaning to the woo-woo” and now that the tide has changed, an interesting question becomes how soon before the next was of psycho-physical incongruities come along again as a cyclical indicator of the condition of human’s mass potential?

Even more intriguing is the possibility there are groups that benefit from the lack of “oneness” as humans and who somehow benefit from all of us getting “stuck” and turned into partisans through extreme beliefs, to the greatest degree possible?

And intriguing concept, to be sure, but difficult to pin down.

Now, having said that…

A Word about UFO’s

From reader Roger…

Start with this link.  A story about vintage UFO pictures government can’t explain.

These cases are fun because the pictures are back when we young guys….oh boy remember how long ago that was? LOL ;-) ;-)

They interest me because I remember the aircraft in the picture(s) like the first one. Also back in that time the 50’s I was in high school and also donated/volunteered my time at the local (GOC) Ground Observer Corp Filter Center located just about four blocks west of my high school…Tucson High. This was the place where all aircraft sightings observed at manned
observing posts(designated places) were looking for Soviet Military Attack Craft. This was the Cold War. AKA…the Soviets were our enemy, and Davis Monathan AFB was a SAC – Strategic Air Command Base…we had bombers and fighters which on occasion we scrambled…launched to either check or attack as needed. This was BEFORE RADAR!!! We used real humans to
watch the night sky to look for Soviet Bombers and Fighters as the vehicles to attack us in all out nuclear war.

George I was age 16 or 17 back then. This was serious stuff. We always had a an Air Force non-com manning the facility. He was there just in case things got hotter than expected. But it was still the only place at that time, that had all information reported and observed to scramble fighters to attack an enemy. So while it was some what low key, it was our front line
information defense to defend against air attack. If things had gone hot, DM would have sent serious Officer manpower to command our center.

But we were the center for all types of sightings. We took the reports. No UFO reports while I served. LOL

As a historical note we were disbanded in 1959 due to the installation of a radar facility up on top of the Catalina Mountains just north of us here in Tucson. This was a serious enough facility that the USAF installed hardened ground to air NIKE Missiles up there.

Again this was serious business. In 1959 after the radar was online all of us who had served at the Filter Center were given a guided tour of the facility. Then we were given certificates for our service. Still have mine. As a comment on our training, all of us working the Filter Center had to be qualified observers, and before we could work/serve at the FC we had to be able to recognize anything that was in the air at that time. And I assure you…the Air Force is very thorough about what is in the air. Cept they never
mentioned unknowns. LOL.

And that’s likely why Disclosure (and the Disclosure Project) have taken so long in coming.  I probably read everything there is to read in UFO literature, at one point in my life.  I concluded, tentatively, that there almost certainly were craft from somewhere other than here.  Logic held, however, that the means of travel was not interstellar as in the Star Trek kind of imagery.  Instead, it was like interdimensional.

That would explain a lot – including the government’s run-in with Tesla and the reports that resonated surrounding the Philadelphia Experiment.

Lots of people want to lump the Philly Experiment in with the Bermuda Triangle, as being nothing more than a wild-eyed story – hundreds of which circulated in World War II, were embellished, and retold to the Baby Boomers as fact while we were going up.

Another one, in the same genre, was Charles Berlitz’s “invention” of the Bermuda Triangle.

On this latter one, Rob McGregor’s book The Fog: A Never Before Published Theory of the Bermuda Triangle Phenomenon is some of the most savory reading to be found anywhere.  The reason?  It looks at an aerial event over the Bermuda Triangle and an account of a Beech Bonanza’s flight from Andros Island to the US Mainland that didn’t go quite as planned.

In it, there’s a description of a particular kind of fog that arose from the ocean, and the description of the cockpit events makes total sense, IF you understand that aircraft have two kinds of instrument systems:  Air-powered gyros and electrically-powered.

In the end, the, the conclusion was that there is some “other” force out there – and it’s the kind of force that isn’t around all the time.  It sort of comes and goes when it pleases, but has the apparent ability to bend space-time, and that’s why planes and ships likely get lost.

But that gets me back to the point of my first note this morning:  About the indication, however subtle, that there is what Shakespeare called the tide in the affairs of men.  Whether he meant it in such concrete terms, as to extend to provinces such as missing keys, disappearing exits off remote sections of freeway, or events like the UFO photos, I will leave it to discern.

But the fact that you’re reading UrbanSurvival suggests that you have something of a “frontier mindset” and like to be at the front  of the herd and see what’s coming, or might be. 

The question of whether we’re all spiritual lemmings (or cattle) is a difficult one indeed, but keeping us firmly planted in the here and now certainly seems like a strategy to keep us paying taxes and not questioning authority, except as benefits someone, beyond the minor polarizations arranged for the entertainment (and control?) of humans.

Best of Computing:  What Tool Was That?

Reader question:

“In a recent article you had mentioned a hard drive restoration and?or recovery tool. I did not write it down or investigate. If you could be so kind as to reference it again I would be grateful. Thank you


Ah…that would be Gibson Research’s SpinRite product.

I encourage you to visit the Gibson Research site right away, if you have never been there before.

SpinRite doesn’t work with every single hard drive out there.  It didn’t work on an HP/Compaq computer I had, because of some quirks with the drive’s onboard code.  I immediately put in a real (2 TB high quality) drive and ran SpinRite before installing Win-7 on that machine. 

SpinRite is purchased, downloaded as an ISO, and you make a self-booting disk of it.  If you don’t know what an ISO file is, trip over to and become wizened.

The combination of SpinRite use (*assuming you don’t have one of these cheap, incompatible drives) and Piriform’s Defraggler disk defragmenter,  and you have gone a good ways toward faster computing.  Search on cleaning up old files on your hard drive, and try something like CCleaner to remove previous copies of Windows if you’ve done an upgrade on a machine – all that stuff helps.  See and look for the download tab on the top of the page.

Try  for their uninstaller, too. along with which when used with the other registry cleaners you might have (like the one in CCleaner or Wise Registry Cleaner ( will also help speed up the sluggish machines.

I absolutely love SpinRite and Steve Gibson is really a splendid human.  If you look at the tabs on the top of the site, he has lots of other great goodies.  One of which (under Utilities) is DNS Benchmark and this one is really excellent.

A DNS server is a numerical address where your computer’s web browser goes to look up the numerical address of whatever it is  you’ve written out in English.  What most people don’t appreciate is that when you use certain DNS servers, a couple of things can happen; like your web usage can be tracked (for ad purposes) and your choices of what to put into that lil brain of yours can be limited because not all DNS servers have all website information.

That’s why a little study of DNS servers and who has what is definitely worth some of your personal time, along with Gibson’s utility because it will let you see who is fastest…which is one road to improved computer performance.

Lots of people don’t understand how DNS resolution works, but here’s the page to visit to get the lowdown and get some DNS help: 

We could go on for hours about faster computing, but remember, read everything on screen and don’t put in junkware.  Some programs will ask if you want to install other stuff (toolbars and such) and the answer is always the same:  Just say NO! and unclick any “also install” choices because they will usually more than offset any improvements in performance you might gain.

There are basically three approaches to computers:  Use it like an idjit, let it fill up with crap and reinstall Windows every so often.  Bad choice.

The second choice is to go through the kind of regimen above and keep things running smoothly by spending 10-20 minutes a week optimizing your computer.  I can get household stuff (like the septic guys visiting yesterday afternoon) while Defraggler is doing its thing on three computers.  Schedule the long projects for when you’re watching TV and hitting the rack.  Computers will service themselves while you’re asleep.

The third choice is to use an antiquated OS (Win 95/97 for example) and fool yourself into thinking that’s an answer.  Good luck trying to run modern aps (I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13.0, English $119) because I hate typing all the time – been doing that since 1970 and it’s nice to take a break and just talk documents onto the computer.  If you put some time into learning the commands and visiting the Training Center in the software, the results (assuming you speak fairly clearly) are excellent.

I’m just SWAGging here, but I kinda-sorta doubt that Nuance offers support for Dragon13 on Win 95.  Juss sayin’

Of course, if you want to run Windows 3.2 and delude yourself, that’s fine, too.  To each their own, it’s how we got into the state we’re in now as a world.

Don’t get me wrong:  There’s a place for diesel engines and Windows 3.2 in the PAW (post-apocalyptic world) but this is today and the lights are still on, and I’m not an idiot, and neither are you.

Oh-oh….at least you’re not….sorry…started believing my own writing for a sec. 

More tomorrow…write when you break-even.


16 thoughts on “Coping: With a Side of Woo-Woo”

  1. 1950’s were before radar? There was radar back in WWII.
    UFO link shows UFO following a B-47? Any model airplane builder from the 60’s knows that ain’t a B-47.

  2. Hi George,
    I was just reading your comments about the disapperance of woo-woo. My first thought was wow, you must not have read that news story about the cops/firemen rescuing that baby out of the submerged car in AZ a few days ago. That or I missed your comments about it. All over the news, & literally gave me chills when I read it. If you haven’t read it you should. ALL four of the cops/fireman heard a mysterious voice clear as can be saying help, help! Mom was dead & the baby was unconscious. Just an amazing story! I live with a psychic and stuff happens all the time. Yes you do have to be open and aware of everything or you can miss a lot of small signs/messages. A good friends dad was dying recently & my husband was thinking of him on a Thursday. Only message he heard was one word..Sunday. My gut knew immediatly that he would pass on Sunday, and he did. I truely believe when you think of someone whos passed, from your heart with a lot of emotion, look at pictures, etc., you bring them to you in your present. Thats when you look for little signs that they are saying hello. A butterfly that lands on you-your mom loved butterflies, coins like pennies that keep showing up when your stressed and your dad was known for always picking them up, subtle things like that.

  3. Wow! Steve Gibson is still around, and still doing good work!

    I bought Spinrite for a company I consulted with almost exactly 20 years ago. I spoke with Steve and he gave me great insights on the drive technology of the time. The old Spinrite(on a floppy disk) was very helpful in validating, recovering, and checking the drives, although I got hell from the company for buying it(cheap bastards).

    I’ll be going back to when I get some free moments.

  4. You are SO right about too much stuff! As a prepper, I have accumulated loads of gadgets for when TSHTF, but have not even unpacked most of them, to say nothing of learning how to use them.

    And you are also so right about the polarizations and distractions being heaped on us so we won’t evolve. In particular, I’ve noticed that the only folks who know or would like to know what’s really going on in the world and the identities of our real “rulers” are those who don’t watch TV. The subliminal programming to make you buy popcorn during movies has come a long way since the ’70s. Now it’s actual brainwashing, and it’s everywhere.

  5. Good Morning, George.
    I have to concur with Elaine regarding all those space-taking kitchen tools. I was making gluten-free pie crust the other day (for a quiche using eggs from our backyard chickens). The instructions on the package called for using a food processor, pulsing a few times to mix the shortening into the flour. This, I figured, was nuts. To do that, I’d have to dig out the processor, put it together, add the ingredients to it, pulse a few times, take the stuff out, and wash the thing, and then put it away. So, I just got out the trusty, hand-held pastry cutter, cut in the shortening in about a minute, and was done.
    I live in an 800 sq. ft, home that is filled to the max. If I buy something new, I have to get rid of something to make room for it. My first shopping stop is the local St. Vincent De Paul. If I can’t get it used, I go to Bi-Mart. But I have pretty much everything we need. I think that a lot of us are in the same boat.

  6. As long as you’re sharing, what kind of mic do you use for dictating? Gamer headset, high-fidelity cardioid, or …

  7. George,
    Check out this little tool to remove those nasty little tag-a-long programs like McAffee before they get installed.
    I install it on all of my clients pc’s after a rebuild.
    It doesn’t catch all of the little buggers but it helps.

  8. George, this excerpt is from Dannion Brinkley’s website and is in conjunction with your article today (he is the man who was struck by lightening in 1976 and was dead for over 30 minutes but then revived as he was going to the morgue.) This is an excerpt which came from his article titled: What to Expect During the Next 52 Years.

    “According to the surviving manuscripts, of the Maya and Olmecs, the first 52 years of the new age would be marked by the Power of the Feminine. Each age begins with compassion, combined with courage. Please take time each day to remember this, and to look for ways to empower the people around you to believe in themselves. Find something you are passionate about, and commit to it! Find programs that support women and children’s education worldwide. It is up to us to seize and utilize this information for our personal empowerment. Remember: those who seek to control us know this information also. Therefore, we must outsmart them.

    Why do you think that we are at war in so many places? And why do you think so much of what we used to wholeheartedly believe in no longer exists? The answer is simple, hiding in plain sight. It is all designed to keep us distracted, from becoming aware of the spiritual insights of compassion, forgiveness, courage that will help us to access higher levels of consciousness, available at the beginning of each new cycle. If we are constantly stressed and fearful of not being able to make our next mortgage payment, how much time are we going to be able to spend in meditation, or volunteering at the local hospice. We are being manipulated out of our divine rights to accessing the gifts of the new age now upon us. We are being blindsided by the Elite’s creation of global misery and violence, perpetuated for the express purpose of keeping us all in a sustained state of fear and anxiety. In reality, they are attempting to bring the old age, into the new age, by keeping us too preoccupied, by stress, to notice it.

    As we become aware of this strategy, and the effect it is having on our global society, we are empowered to make new decisions. By standing up for peace, by choosing to forgive, and to live with courage and compassion, one by one, we can truly turn the tides. Do not accept everything the media tells us – question it always! Form small groups, for conversation, in your home. Gather friends and family for open discussions on the topics of the week. Knowledge is power, and the responsibility of birthing this new age is in our hands, not theirs. Let’s make it count…”

  9. Hi George,
    For a while now, in my life I’ve noticed the relative absence of externalized woo-woo events (like tangible objects disappearing/reappearing)…but over the past several weeks there has been quite an uptick in what I would call ‘internalized’ woo. (Someone crosses my mind, then they phone me…or someone is repeatedly on my mind for a period of days, and later I find that time period coincided with some strong distress they were experiencing…or I find myself thinking of something, then it occurs. Example: Two days ago I thought I’d email you to ask why we’ve had no “woo” reports for a while. Then I got busy and failed to follow through. But today, here you are, addressing the question I posed.) That’s been happening a lot lately.

    Not sure what it all means except for me, in recent weeks it feels like the woo is working from the inside out, rather than the outside-in. Maybe like the ocean, the ‘wave of woo’ sometimes moves inward towards the shore, and then reverses direction and moves outward??

    • Ditto:
      I will think of something like “sharks” and then there will be a “Shark” reference within minutes in a newspaper or radio ad or something. My Daughter noticed the effect just a few days ago with me.

  10. Hi George
    you could be right with that interdimensional thingy,
    I have come to the conclusion in my theoretical ponderings that to bend, let alone break the laws of physics extra dimensions need to be added in to make some stuff work…..
    now the fun bit is to work out the hardware…….. ;)

  11. Hi George and fellow readers. At the risk of sounding like a kooky conspiracy theorist with apologies to those that feel aggrieved. Roswell happened in 1947 and so the Roswell Gazette noted in its early edition the morning of the crash the Major of the US Army Air force base his name escapes me told the local paper that an Alien flying craft crashed and there were 4 dead Aliens. Now by mid morning a call from said Major was made to said paper to retract his statement. The correct version was that it was a weather balloon and 4 dead dummies. Having visited several of your Air force installations and like all the West friend and foe alike it’s beyond reason to think the career Army Major was a dill pickle. Quite probably he had personally created a few dead bodies up close and personal so by deductive reasoning I believe this incident to be factual. Can’t say much for the often well publised follow on UFO sighttruth
    It seems the military and Pollies were caught short that day when a highly professional officer in a then state of the art missile test base told the truth. Naturally no one in any position of authority in the world has told the truth since. It was a oncer folks not likely to be ever repeated as the “boys” are well organized to cope with the public and media should anyone be silly enough to ruin their reputation. Do love the US. The light on the hill is currently a little dimmed but I have faith in the country that put a man on the moon in 69 just because they felt like it. Maybe all you guys and gals should too? Not withstanding economic crashes and loss of personal freedoms of course.
    Ian Qld AUS

  12. Don’t know if it means anything at all, but for the past few months I have noticed that three to four times a day I am seeing numbers on the digital clocks around the place with the same numbers across the face. i.e. 1:11, 3:33, 4:44, 5:55, 12:12, 10:10 11:11, Even when I wake up in the middle of the night it seems more often than not this thing happens so it is not subconsciousness thing happening when only when I am awake. The weird thing about this … well weird thing, is I don’t remember seeing 2:22.

  13. Zman and readers.
    From what I recall the B57 Canberra bomber from Martin Marietta was a license job from the Brits.
    I think Australia bought a couple squadrons of the B57 because the Brits cleverly named the plane after our capital city. Shrewd marketing eh? Least you are guaranteed to flog a few couple of dozen to the Aussies. From what I’ve heard wasn’t a bad light bomber for its day. Least you didn’t have to wait a generation for delivery like the US F35 we are buying. Costs an arm and leg too. Hope its worth the wait guys. Your McDonald Douglas F111 was . We flew the bird till no one could find spares for it any longer. Bit of history for you.

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