Hurricane Sandy 10 Years Later

October 29, 2022

It's been 10 years since Hurricane Sandy hit New York City and as with most devastating events it left a scar on communities both here and wherever its powerful energies changed the lives of those affected. Climate change was giving us a preview of what would happen in the years to come highlighted most recently by Ida (2021) and Ian (2022) - hurricanes, tornadoes, and storm surges accelerating exponentially.

Hurricane Sandy happened in the powerful energies of Scorpio - a water sign - two days before Halloween - the Trickster who teaches through direct experience.

Ten years ago I would blog about what's coming but today humanity realizes what lies ahead no matter who we are, where we live, and other things having to do with shaping our destinies.

My most chilling moment of Sandy hitting my area was standing by the window looking out at the park, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Verrazano Bridge watching nature unleash its fury through Sandy.

Con Edison had notified everybody to shut their power and brace for impact. It was reminiscent of the events of 9/11 as memories of that day came 'flooding' back. It's about losing control and facing the unknown - when everything in your soul is telling you that this would not end well. And for many it didn't.

It was 8 PM as I stood in the darkness gazing out of the window watching the wind whip the leaves around - trees whose leaves have not yet fallen and spoke to me in that moment.

Something inside me mustered up whatever abilities I have - and as I stood there I shouted, "STOP". Much to my surprise the wind stop blowing - the leaves on the trees now appearing to stand frozen in time. Was I imagining it? As someone who always has a way with weather I didn't feel surprised but instead decided I would go to bed and find out more in the morning after the storm passed.

The next day my neighbors met in the lobby sharing personal stories about Sandy. Sal, the super of my building, turned to me and announced in front of everyone, "I know what you did and when you did it," as he has the same view of the bridge that I do and recounted his experience the night before. "It was 8:00 when the wind stop blowing and everything appeared frozen in time."

He took me off guard by his remarks because at that time I didn't as yet know how others had experienced Sandy. Most people in the building and neighborhood know who I am based on readings and workshops we shared, my media work, and more. One neighbor looked at me and whispered, "Thank you, Ellie". It's always important to have your experiences and perceptions validated - something aided today by technology.

Whether I actually changed anything or not - in that moment I knew that in some ways I influenced the changes in my surroundings and that at the point of highest emotions I could change anything. Yes ... physical reality as we experience is runs on emotions which is why it is bipolar. People react and process through their programmed emotions.

Days later Colleen - a psychic friend in Connecticut who lives on a beach block - told me that she had a similar experience to mine and as we shared stories realized how we had shifted grids in the simulation of reality at the height of emotions. That others understand or experience reality as system of consciousness grids in which we process vicariously - is hard to know. But in that moment it was important to understand the nature of reality and how things work in the illusion of time.

For Colleen and I there was confirmation of what we already knew about reality and how we had been programmed to react when the 'time' was right. Both of us have had alien experiences and work with time and reality to help and inform others. It's not about ego - It's about understanding the cycles of time and how they are winding down.

For days to come - neighbors and I would discuss our experiences during the storm. My immediate area revealed little to no damage and that others had witnessed the sudden freezing of time and energy as the storm built in intensity.

Surrounding areas had damage as we live close to the water. Many who had moved from Brooklyn to shorefront communities in Queens and Long Island returned to Bay Ridge and other areas close by while making decisions about what they would do next. Something about living here felt safe though interim.

Some rebuilt - others decided to retire early and move to Florida again living on water but not realizing coastal Florida would be as bad if not worse than the northeast. We understand that there is something calming about living near water .... sitting in watching it having the same effect as meditation. It calms the mind and the emotions.

Realizing we live in end times is difficult for most people but over the past 10 years a greater understanding that climate change is going to affect you wherever that is. I really don't believe there are any safe areas remaining.

People further like to believe that since the planet will not be sustainable much longer the Earth will survive and return in a new venue in which souls will recycle to experience again. That may have happened in the past depending on your belief systems but not anymore. That's all part of the myths of cultures pre-and post today and always have been. Through technology we have come to connect the dots in the grid simulation of reality.

History and myth are one and the same with the same soul playing lead roles.

Climate takes us to many related topics - health, immigration, pollution, supply chain issues which are part of the reason for the economic crisis we are currently experiencing, and more. All things are related today.

Nothing is meant to make sense or be resolved. Every solution brings a web of intrigue and issues approached by humans based on their emotions and programming. Humans are both spiritual warriors and emotionally wounded as we move towards Zero.

Over the past 10 years media has brought emotional details of Hurricane Sandy on 10/29/12 - prior to the alleged End Time date on the Mayan Calendar of 12/21/12. That date was not about Mayan prophecy allegedly guided by alien creators - it was about the algorithm of reality based on the reversing Fibonacci sequence (0,1,1,2 ...) - reversing to 1,1 - reflected in the numeric code 11:11. In 2022 we have further reversed to 0,1 meaning there is not much left in the simulation.

Media likes to take events and apparently bring you to a point of tears of joy or sorrow. You already know we are guided by emotions and empathize with the good and the bad because feelings make this experience real when it's actually 1's and 0's - the brain as a computer functioning on binary code in physical reality. What's beyond? Who created all of this? One would hope that would be revealed (revelation) when everything Fades to Black as the story ends.

Books are still being written by people who experienced Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. We've come to understand that climate change is sweeping across the planet much like flood stories in ancient mythologies. It's all just an algorithm - a story created somewhere we do not as yet understand as we search for truth and hope that in the end all becomes clear.

Lately I look to the four 'C' [foresee] words that shape our reality today - covid, climate, crime, and chaos - infiltrating everything going on in the world as we observe it today.

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy October 2012

Photos of Sandy

Manhattan a City Divided

Brooklyn Bridge and the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan

A rainbow and looming clouds appear over the sky in New York's Manhattan after the hurricane stormed the city

A fire broke out in Breezy Point, Queens, destroying between 80 and 100 houses

Destruction at Breezy Point

Flooding in Long Beach

Beached: A 168-foot water tanker, the John B. Caddell, sits on the shore where it ran
aground on Front Street in the Stapleton neighborhood of New York's Staten Island

Fleet in the floods: Yellow cabs in a parking lot are surrounded by water after Superstorm Sandy struck Hoboken, New Jersey

Cars float up from a car garage in a mixture of floodwater and gasoline in lower Manhattan as workers begin the process of pumping out the mess

Uprooted tree not far from my home in Bay Ridge Brooklyn

Flooding in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn

Trying to find food without power in Tribecca (lower Manhattan)

Brooklyn Battery Tunnel flooded with its financial heart in Lower Manhattan shuttered -
a seawater cascading into the still-gaping construction pit at the World Trade Center

Water rushes into the Carey Tunnel - previously the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

Seawater from the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy floods the Ground Zero construction site.

The lobby of Verizon's Corporate headquarters in Manhattan - headquarters house executive offices as well
as some of the company's key telecom equipment that supports services to New York's financial district.

The East Village

Flooded subway station - one of many across the city above and below the ground.

Waters from Hurricane Sandy rushing in to the Hoboken PATH train station through an elevator shaft in New Jersey

Manhattan - A building that had its facade ripped off

The dangling crane in Manhattan

Former Boardwalk at Atlantic City

Seaside Heights, New Jersey

The Jersey Shore - A roller coaster symbolizes a life path - It will ever be the same.

It is one of the icons of America, the backdrop to a thousand stories - the place where Tony Soprano's nightmares unfolded, where Nucky Thompson built his "Boardwalk Empire," where Snooki and The Situation brought reality TV to the ocean's edge and where Springsteen conjured a world of love and loss and cars and carnival lights and a girl named, incongruously, Sandy. But after the storm of the same name passed through this week, the seaside towns of the Jersey Shore, a place that popular culture has picked to exude Americana, have been upended, and some of the boardwalks have been pushed into the sea. And those who live there, those who spent their childhood weekends there and those who experience its stories from afar are asking different versions of the same question: What happens now? Read more ...

Ellie Crystal Reporting From Brooklyn, New York

Hurricane Sandy was predicted by myself and others. It is part of what we refer to as End Times Events. In mythology one could say we are experiencing biblical flood stories in the multifaceted illusion of our consciousness hologram. One cannot deny that Sandy is one of many awake-up calls about unstoppable climate changes and natural disasters we face today that will accelerate until the end.

My home faces the Verrazano Bridge just across from Staten Island which experienced major devastation when Sandy hit. I never lost power or other services, and always knew I was protected. I watched the events of 9/11 from my terrace as the second plane hit Tower 2. Now another maker has been stamped on the consciousness grids that create physical reality as we move beyond the illusion.

We often say that we are "playing in the sand box" - a metaphor for physical reality set in linear time. The storm swept away many of the coastal areas leaving some to believe the sandbox can be rebuilt. Recovery from Hurricane Sandy will take billions of dollars, and lots of time and healing, for those touched by the storm. Be safe and remember the clock is ticking.

On August 14, 2012, I was a guest on the TV series Weird or What? starring William Shatner. In an episode called "Mind Control" I contacted a deceased woman named Pearl Curran. The date 2012 was part of the message but was never broadcast.

At 28:04, I wrote this message from Pearl

The waters will be big. The land areas will fall.

Sunday October 28

Here in the northeast, this is the calm before the megastorm whose change of course is baffling experts as it prepares to move perpendicular to the New Jersey and New York coastlines, as if it has a mind of its own. I feel safe here on higher ground, but this is going to be very bad. This blog will be down if power is lost in my area (Con Edison if you're tracking) or Time Warner Cable is down. I'm as prepared as I can be. I can stay here without heat or air conditioning, have water, food, etc. for a few days, have a portable radio, my iPad (AT&T), cell phone (Sprint) with extra battery, landline (Verizon) with cord and cordless phones, my wash is done - as we brace for impact. I'll have a bird's-eye view of the ocean, from on high as I live in Zone C.

Ironically, the crown on the Statue of Liberty, here in the harbor, was supposed to open to tourists Sunday after a year-long renovation, but that was cancelled. Let's see what the storm does to this iconic symbol. In films, she is submerged in water, tumbled over into the sand, or surrounded in ice at the end - all metaphors.

Monday October 29

The Full Moon 6 Taurus created high tides will add to coastal flooding

The storm approaches ...


With no power to watch TV I tried to sleep ... but the wind tossing things about made it impossible. I got up and walked to the window facing the Verrazano Bridge. With all of might I shouted, "STOP!" What followed next was more extraordinary. The wind stopped as I watched the branches on the trees as if frozen time. I went to sleep...

People later reported hearing unusual tones coming from
the Verrazano Bridge as the wind swept across the cables.

Tuesday October 30

In the afternoon I drove through Bay Ridge curious about the aftermath of the storm in my area. There are downed trees, torn away awnings and roof damage, but luckily no power outages, fires, gas leaks, or looting found in other places hit by the storm. Today people shared stories about Sandy while trying to make sense of the current destruction. I talked to people in my lobby and immediate area. The leaves on the trees everywhere were gone except those outside my building. Several people asked if I did it? I just smiled and walked away. Conspiracy theories have emerged. No ... it's just end times.

Wednesday October 31

This morning I watched the news - floods, fires, power outages, gas leaks, and more ... so sad. I had not seen such destruction to New York City since 9/11. And then I remembered ... 9/11 was a marker on the consciousness grid ... an end time insert ... Hurricane Sandy is another. A new insert in the program means life will never be the same, and as all things are connected, this is global. 11 years ago, the events of 9/11 changed the face of everything ... forever.

The New York Stock Exchange reopened for regular trading after being shut down for two days because of the hurricane. The world is used to seeing the financial markets through the lens of the floor of New York Stock Exchange. It gives them a sense of comfort, but as we have learned, the old comfort zones are forever changing, evolving into something else. The addiction to watching the daily changes in the global stock markets will return with added enthusiasm today, as the players in the US have not had their fix since last Friday.

Local airports also reopened, their closures affecting global business. Deserted airports will once again be filled with the energies of travelers and the everyday dramas of getting through security ... perhaps sharing their stories about Sandy with a total stranger while waiting for their flight to board.

New York's iconic Broadway theatre district will also reopen today, with performers trying to lift the spirits of those who can get to the theaters.

Today is Halloween as children, home from school, try to have fun in all the chaos.

Thursday November 1

Many areas still resemble a war zone, especially in New Jersey. Just as we remember former Mayor Rudy Giuliani after 9/11, we will remember New Jersey governor Chris Christie's tireless efforts during this time.

The storm has brought people together in most unusual ways most often on a positive note. There are "storm parties".

I've noticed many black birds flying by today - not normal is my area. That can't be good. To me black birds always symbolizes death. Today is the Day of the Dead.

Floods are creating problems people never considered such as rodents who live in the city sewers now coming to the surface.

Vulnerable people can easily be taken advantage of by scammers - mostly in the construction business. People representing themselves as FEMA, asking for personal information, could result in theft identity. Looting continues as police and national guard try to prevent crimes.

Friends who work in hospitals have tell me about closings and time spent trying to save not just the normal amount of people who come through each day. Other friends in civil service jobs reports sleeping only three hours.

Friday November 2

On the street six floors below, the sounds of emergency vehicles continues. This morning I watched a convoy from Fort Hamilton drive by. For thousands still stranded in the aftermath of the storm, the need to get to safe areas is challenged by diminishing supplies of gasoline, some lines miles long as drivers wait hours for what could be their last hope. Those who finally get gas have headed west staying wherever they find a safe haven until power is restored and things start to move forward. Each day I hear wild stories about destruction and rescue attempts. Many areas look and feel like an apocalyptic film, reminding us once again of end times disasters as wake-up messages.

Tight gasoline supplies have tested the patience of drivers - fistfights have broken out in mile-long lines of cars - but a reopened New York Harbor meant fuel was reaching terminals. To alleviate one of the country's worst fuel chain disruptions since the energy shortage in the 1970s, some 8 million gallons of gasoline and other petroleum products have been delivered since Friday. The Obama administration directed that supplies of gas and diesel fuel be trucked to New York and New Jersey. It also waived rules barring foreign-flagged ships from making U.S. domestic fuel transfers.

One of the many big issues the city faced on this day was what to do about the annual New York Marathon which brings millions of dollars in revenue to the city. Mayor Bloomberg definitely handled this matter wrong by insisting the race would happen on Sunday, as the people stood opposed. Friends in the police and sanitation departments said they were needed to clean up and aid people with no homes, food, or money, not to take time away for the race. After a great battle, the mayor finally buckled under the pressure and realized the race had to be cancelled. Had Bloomberg made that decision days ago, thousands of people around the world would have stayed home and saved themselves lots of money. I still "see"them out and running on Sunday and trying to make a difference.

I often blog that the need to go "green" or organic or whatever people do in hopes of saving the environment and planet is just part of the healing-into-awareness process, but in the end the storms will continue to accelerate. As the days progress, people crippled by the storm feel helpless and often hopeless. These are the times people band together setting aside political, economic, and social issues, for in the long run they will signify nothing.

Email with good wishes continues from clients and readers of Crystalinks. A psychic in Connecticut shared a story of also shouting into the storm grids just as I did and it stopped in her area also.

Sunday November 4

Return to Standard Time

Monday November 5

Victims of Hurricane Sandy struggle against the cold amid fuel shortages and power outages. A million customers regained electricity as near-freezing temperatures descended on the U.S. Northeast overnight. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned the city that it would be days before power was fully restored and fuel shortages ended. The power restorations relit the skyline in Lower Manhattan for the first time in nearly a week and allowed 80 percent of the New York City subway service to resume. But some 2.5 million homes and business still lacked power across the Northeast, down from 3.5 million on Friday.

Clients and friends in local areas, continue to call and share stories. Dozens of rescue teams continue to drive past my house to the Belt Parkway headed towards Breezy Point and other coastal areas hard hit by the storm. Rescue efforts to Staten island and New Jersey can be be seen crossing the Verrazano Bridge throughout the day.

Officials across the storm-ravaged U.S. Northeast are increasingly worried about getting voters displaced by Sandy to polling stations for Tuesday's election. Scores of voting centers are rendered useless by the record surge of seawater in New York and New Jersey. The post-storm chaos in the region has overshadowed the final days of campaigning, making voting an afterthought for many. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ordered county clerks to open on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate early voters and ensure a "full, fair and transparent open voting process." New Jersey authorities also took the uncommon step of declaring that any voter displaced from their home by superstorm Sandy would be designated an overseas voter, which allows them to submit an absentee vote by fax or email.

Tuesday November 7, 2012 ... Election Day

Obama is re-elected ... Earth Changes Continue


Monday November 19

Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn

I returned to take my old neighborhood to take photos
and talk with local policemen and construction workers.

Facing east ... The Marine Park Bridge in the distance goes to Breezy Point and Rockaway. I knew the owner of this house.

This was an esplanade that ran from Manhattan Beach -> Brighton Beach -> Coney Island ->Bay Ridge.

Facing west ... towards the Verrazano Bridge ...

My friend Bea's house.

Interior of one of the houses ... the construction foreman told me giant rocks sailed through the house which had a glass front facing the Atlantic Ocean.

This house has a personal story behind it. It is owned by the Toussie Family who were good friends of ours when the children were growing up. The father, Robert, made millions as a young man, and was my husband Ralph's customer. His wife Laura was gorgeous in body, mind, and soul. They have 3 daughters and one son, Isaac, who went to elementary school with my daughter Nikki. The Toussie's built the first house of this kind in Manhattan Beach and people came from far and wide to gaze upon it.

The children all played happily in this mini-mansion until one day ... when Isaac and Nikki were in 6th grade ... they ran against each other for president of the school. The writing was on the wall even then, as Isaac and his dad "did something", that shall we say was not kosher, and Isaac won the election by a small margin. Ralph was so pissed there are no words to describe. And so we never spoke to the Toussies again ... the children graduated in June and life went on. So what happened to the Toussies besides the current destruction of their home? What goes around ... comes around... Read on from Wikipedia


The Bay Side of Manhattan Beach

This bridge crosses from Manhattan Beach to Sheepshead Bay. It was there when I moved to Manhattan Beach in 1954.

The bridge is now closed waiting repairs.

Lundy's historic restaurant is now closed.

Swan Song

The swans survived the storm, but the boats that dock in the water were totaled, some running aground into building and houses.

This is the waterside diner I used to eat in - also closed. The water came up over the bay and into the stores. Many street lights are still not in service.

The Russian Mafia in Manhattan Beach builds homes overlooking the bay. Yes ... they live large.

These are single family dwellings. The story behind the mansion below ... it belongs to a Russian General who defected.