Selco On Collapse Survival: “Nature is Brutal… Everyone’s Life is In Danger”

SHTFplan Editor’s Note: The idea of surviving in a post-collapse world has often been romanticized in novels and ‘reality’ television shows. The systems goes down, chaos ensues, those who prepare survive and end up at the top of a fallen society. It’s a story we all want to believe and idealize, but the reality is starkly different.

When it hits the fan it will be nothing like we have ever imagined. Save for those who have spent time in a war zone, most of us cannot fathom the destruction, death and destitution that will come with a destabilization of our economic and political systems.

Long-time community contributor Selco, from SHTF School, has seen what a real collapse looks like. He lived through one year in hell when the world as he knew it completely fell apart in the Balkans during the 1990′s. As Selco tells it, one day he was enjoying life just as we are today. Things were stable, food was plentiful, and people were civil.

The next day it was all out war and neighbor was killing neighbor for resources – and sometimes for fun.

Reality is brutal, and no one paints a more vivid picture of a post collapse world than Selco, because he’s seen it with his own eyes.

It’s going to be violent. It’s going to be brutal. And people will die indiscriminately.

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About some survival myths
By Selco

The world of survival and prepping is full of prejudices and misconceptions so you can read and see lot of stuff, some of them do not have anything to do with reality because people are so used to believing what they want to believe.

Other opinions are there for more sinister reasons, for example someone wants you (us) to think that something is true just because it is nicely packaged. Get this latest special close distance gun and you are safe! When every gun in good hands can do this.

A few years ago I read about an idea that some guy wrote on some survival forum that using a skateboard as a transportation device to move in an urban environment when SHTF is a good idea.

Other guys commented (mostly) positive on that idea. The fact that the guy who wrote that never actually experienced urban SHTF is important here – neither he or the guys who appreciated the idea.

So after reading that thread, and after reading positive comments on the idea you could easily conclude that riding a skateboard through the city when SHTF is an absolutely cool idea.

You are gonna form your opinion based on some guy’s idea, and other guys positive comments. Everyone agrees and their reasoning makes sense too. So now this idea can spread.

And of course people are gonna figure out when SHTF that riding a skateboard through the city makes as much sense as screaming “I am idiot, please shoot me.” Maybe later you are gonna use it as a fuel for fire, or a setup for some primitive cart, so I agree, having a skateboard is better than not having anything.

Using a skateboard in a dangerous urban environment where you should move slowly and carefully? Good idea too because it speeds up natural selection.

The examples are numerous, and while some of them are just funny, others are more serious, and can kill you in a post collapse world.

Very often you find discussions about battle, combat and similar on blogs and forums, and after reading most of that you may come up with a lot of choices, and because most of the discussions about combat are nonsense you will probably make some wrong decisions.

While riding a skateboard when SHTF sounds stupid, you will probably see that it is wrong idea very soon, but remember that when it comes to battle wrong decisions today will probably kill you when SHTF.

Nobody gonna forgive you your wrong decisions when SHTF. Your wrong decision is another guy’s lucky day.

Let’s go over the few usual “truths” about combat, battle, fighting, violence etc.

Right (good, truth, God…) is on my side, I (we) will prevail, win, survive…

Forget it. Nobody cares for reasons and what is right and what is wrong when SHTF. If you think that you have an advantage just because you are good man you are so wrong.

The first thing that completely breaks apart is the concept of good will win or “fairness.” We only have these ideas because of living so far removed from nature.

Nature is brutal and good dead man is still a dead man. You’re gonna find yourself in situations when you wonder why this guy died and why this family vanished. People now hope for system, like epic fight of good vs evil. Not gonna happen.

Everyone’s life is in danger, we are just preparing to make it harder for nature and others to get ours.

And history is written by the winners, so do not trust too much in it. Very rarely are you gonna see the full and true story of survival without make up either because political or commercial reasons.

Those who are prepared and are willing to adapt will survive. Those who can throw out society’s conventions fast and see all of the possibilities will have the advantage.

Of ourse I strongly suggest doing good, SHTF or not SHTF, but please do not expect that being good will save you.

Violence is reserved only for certain types of people

Why people do violence is a topic for some other bigger discussion, but it is wrong to think that only certain types of people will (effectively) use violence.

I have seen school teachers stabbing other folks, or skinny ladies shooting from machine gun. That moody evil lady down the road? She might become vicious killer.

Especially when things start to settle after first weeks, do not turn your back to anyone you do not trust 100%.

You also have to be sure that you are able to do violence. And what’s more important is that you need to be ready to do violence, physically and psychologically.

With thinking “Oh I can not do that” you are one big step closer to losing the game of survival right at the beginning of SHTF. In regular society violence is not normal, in post collapse or survival situation violence is part of life (even if it is just hunting or slaugthering animals if you are lucky and live in countryside).

How people REACT to violence is an altogether different thing. And you need to be ready to have problems after doing (and suffering) violence. You can not get away from that.

I have seen people crying like babies after doing it, others puking, some had nightmares…

Even the toughest guys who had gone through the whole period like “tough guys” suffered years later. You can not escape from that. Be prepared for that too.

I have the most beautiful (expensive) equipment, weapons, ammo… I will survive

Yeah, it is cool to have best stuff. But do not get yourself in a situation where the stuff owns you – instead you own the stuff. Good stuff does not make up for lack of skills.

I have seen guys (women and children too) getting killed just because they were not willing to leave their stuff and run when the time came. It is stupid to get killed just because you love your possessions too much.

When it comes to your stuff be sure that you are ready to leave it in a split second if the situation calls for it.

What does that mean in reality? If you choose to defend your home from looters even if that means that you will be killed for sure, it is very stupid. Your escape plan is as important as your perimeter defense plan.

If you own a rifle that is just too precious, too different it does not make too much sense either.

I am a very skilled shooter, I know how it is gonna be, I ‘ve seen it (in movies, documentaries…)

I can write pages and pages about being in battle and still you could not get the real picture because it is something pretty much unique.

It is chaos.

Forget about movies where guys are making jokes while shooting from machine guns at some folks. Sometimes I would go through one whole ruined apartment building, shooting at the same time, and later I could not really recollect all details.

It is so intensive that you are burning out in those short moments of intense physical and mental stress in order to stay alive, to survive that fight. It is like being in some sort of tunnel and you become very much like an animal.

People say this is good, because it is very old and the real side of us that comes up and tries to protect us.

I knew a guy who was screaming while he and a few others fought with some group. He was screaming all the time during that fight, maybe some 20 minutes or half hour, and he was not even aware that he was screaming. When all ended he found out that his mouth was open, and he was trying to continue to scream but nothing was coming from his mouth.

He lost his voice for few days.

After some time I am gonna get used to the violence

Well, yes and no at same time. You can do violence better (more effective) after some time of doing it, but you are not gonna get used to it in terms of that you do not care about it, or that you not gonna have some issues because it.

Rare people can do that. You are probably gonna have some periods of “numbness” on violence, or periods without feelings actually, but that will pass.

I’m not jolly good fellow bringing only good news and definitive solutions to keep you alive. (There are none, you can just make chance to get killed or dying smaller by knowing more and making better decision)

But it is important to understand this side of survival. It is not romantic, it can not become comfortable no matter how hard we prepare. If you like to hear more about this, join my survival course in which I talk about my whole year of surviving in city under siege.

You can follow Selco’s story at SHTF School and learn how he survived one year in hell. 

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More Excellent Reading From Selco:

A Survival Q & A: Living Through SHTF In the Middle of A War Zone

Advice From A Collapse Survivor: “RUN!” From Major Cities

Collapse Reality: “If I Had to Be an Animal, I Was an Animal. It Was About Survival.”


SHTF Plan – When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

Larwyn’s Linx: ObamaCare: Prolonging Survival Not Covered

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Nation

ObamaCare: Prolonging Survival Not Covered: MagNote
Obamacare or the Debt Ceiling: Erick Erickson
Mr. Pinko Predicts Future Vindictive Government: iOwnTheWorld

Shutdown Theater Requires that The Public Suspend Their Disbelief: Heine
Amnesty is Alive and Well and Moving Forward: NoisyRoom
Will the courts derail Obamacare?: Christopher J. Conover

Affordable Care Act? “I Was Laughing At Boehner Until The Mail Came”: RWN
Bring It On: I Will Not Comply with Obamacare: Daisy Luther
Why The Left Must Destroy The Tea Party: Black & Right

Economy

Californians experiencing Obamacare sticker-shock: Moe Lane
Obama and financial markets: fear itself: LI
The Cold Hard Facts of Obama’s Economy: Chad Stafko

I didn’t know I was the one who going to pay for it!: Daniel Greenfield
NHS to employ 1 in 8, account for half of UK budget: Commentator
The Rise of a Semi-employed America: MyBudget360

Scandal Central

Common Core Reaches a New Low – Check This Out!: Sara Noble
Common Core’s Warped View of the Constitution, It’s Time to Worry: Sara Noble
White House shuts down Amber Alert system, leaves golf courses open: Moe Lane

Shutdown theater: Obama evicts senior citizens from their private homes: Howard Portnoy
Ohio WWII Vets Will Risk Arrest to Visit Their Memorial: Maggie Thurber
60 Minutes uncovers how the federal disability system is being gamed: Scoop

Media

CBS’ Anchor: ‘Most Manipulative and Secretive’ Administration Ever: Sara Noble
Ted Cruz Dribbles Dem. Party Proxy Candy Crowley In The Basketball Fashion: R.S. McCain
Duck Dynasty star: A&E removed “Jesus” to avoid offending Muslims: Creeping

Pelosi faces unexpected tough questions from CBS hosts: BPR
Dems Have More to Lose Than They Think: Jack Kelly
Boehner in Charge: Fred Barnes

Maureen’s Been Hitting the Cooking Sherry Again: Ed Driscoll
Listen Up, Furloughed F***s!: Barely a Blog
NPR Asks Chris Matthews: ‘Can You Remember That Far Back, To When You Were Partisan?’: NB

World

The Anglosphere miracle: Daniel Hannan
‘We Have Never Recovered from World War I’: Ed Driscoll
Obama Sends “Elite FBI Unit” to Read Al Qaeda Terrorist his “Rights”: Daniel Greenfield

Time to dump the increasingly benign “Islamo-fascist” phrase for straight out Islamo-Nazi?: Libertarian Republican
Palestinian Authority Endorses Shooting of 9-Year-Old Jewish Girl: Daniel Greenfield
Kerry defends raid that led to Al Qaeda leader’s capture after Libya seeks ‘clarification’: Fox

Sci-Tech

Instagram and Me: 3 years later, a love affair continues: Om Malik
Twitter rolls out Nielsen rating to track TV tweets: The Verge
Sktchy for iPhone invites artists to create portraits of user-submitted photos: NextWeb

Cornucopia

NPS National Parks Service Cops: Government Shutdown Edition: Morlock Revolt
Government Shutdown Day 6: Lie, Lies, Lies and Five Guys: MOTUS
On Marching in Mordor: Western Rifle Shooters

Image: Ed Driscoll
Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by: MILLION VET MARCH ON THE MEMORIALS

QOTD: “[Mr. Obama, r]ather than leading like a statesman, you hide in the shadows; scheming, conniving, exploiting. You emerge only to make hyper-partisan speeches, with rhetoric best left to Democratic talking heads on afternoon cable news shows. Far from being a “new kind of politician” (as you were advertised), you are the most political politician this country has ever seen. You are political to your core, in your essence, at an atomic level, and so you are unable to offer any direction or clarity when the nation needs it most. Sometimes, Mr. President, the affairs of this nation require a man, not a politician, and it is during those times that you are especially useless. You don’t have any interest in fixing our present crisis because you’re too busy finding ways to keep a busload of 90 year old war veterans from looking at a memorial.

Closing down parks, monuments and memorials just to score political points is hardly your most insidious deed, but it’s certainly one of your pettiest. That’s why it stands, ironically, as a monument of its own. If we ever build a statue of you, Mr. President, you won’t be triumphantly holding a flaming torch like Lady Liberty, or standing authoritatively with a look of determination, like the MLK memorial. No, it will be a statue of you pulling the wings off of a fly, or spitting in someone’s orange juice. It will show you in your essence, as monuments are meant to do. It will show you as a petulant, skulking, juvenile bully. It will show you as you are.

And we’ll make sure it’s always open, especially during a government shut down.” –Matt Walsh

Doug Ross @ Journal

Beware: Ex Military Soldier’s Survival Plan Is “To Hit Preppers”

One of the tenets of long-term preparedness is something we refer to as Operational Security, or OPSEC. The goal is to build our stockpiles, strategies and friendships without the knowledge of the general public, or in many cases, even our neighbors or acquaintances.

Why?

Because when it hits the fan, and there’s no food in grocery stores and violence erupts all around us, we’ll have the supplies to survive and the defensive initiative to protect what’s ours. The last thing we want is for those who failed to heed the warnings, to come knocking on our doors looking for handouts or a place to weather the storm. The fact is, our supplies are limited, so operating on the down-low is an important strategy to ensure our safety in the midst of disaster.

But taking the time and effort to plan effectively is not the only strategy being implemented by those who expect the worst.

There are those out there who have a different idea of how they’ll acquire necessary supplies should the system as we know it destabilize.

And that plan is to come for what you own.

Southern Prepper explains how your operational security may have already been compromised, and shares a story from one “prepper” who is planning on taking advantage of those who had the foresight to ready themselves.

He’s ex-military. He said his plan is to hit preppers. He doesn’t have enough money right now to prep himself, so he’s going to go around and hit preppers.

So be careful.

(Visit the Souther Prepper Youtube Channel for more great insights)

In a previous SHTF security video, it was noted that you are a high value target in a post-collapse world.

Beware, because this is what we can expect.

Watch: Monsters Of Anarchy: We take what we want by force of arms.

Related Reading:

Long-Term Security, Perimeter Defense and Lethal Tactics [by Max Velocity]

Building Your Combat Overwatch Rifle [By Brandon Smith]

Contact: A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival [Book by Max Velocity]

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SHTF Plan – When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

Collapse Reality: “If I Had to Be an Animal, I Was an Animal. It Was About Survival.”

SHTFplan Editor’s note: Our friend Selco at SHTF School will change everything you may think about your life in a post-collapse world. For many of us, the idea that the world around us may fall apart and lead to the worst that humanity has to offer is mostly theoretical. For Selco, it was a reality. He experienced a total grid-down collapse in war-torn Sarajevo during the 1990′s – and he lived to tell the tale. He has shared his knowledge with our community over the last few years, and in the article below he changes our perceptions once again. Just because we are making preparations – stocking food, or supplies or guns – means nothing if the mind is not prepared to comprehend the absolute horrors that may come.

Do you want to know what it will be like when law and order breaks down, when people turn on each other, and when there is no one to depend on except for those in your inner circle?

Then keep reading.

THIS IS REALITY.

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(Pictured: People scavenging for supplies run for cover in Sarajevo’s notorious Sniper Alley – 1992)
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Walking the Line Between Human and Animal
by Selco

As many long term readers or members of my survival course know, I like to talk about the important but what some may call the “not so spectacular” part of survival that is not as much fun as, for example, talking about latest guns and gadgets.

Today I want to talk about dignity and what it means in a survival scenario. Before I talk from own experience, read the extract below from the diary of Lieutenant Colonel Mervin Willett Gonin who describes what happened after his unit freed the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during the second world war.

At the moment of his writing hundreds of people were still dying and it was place of pure horror.

It was shortly after the British Red Cross arrived, though it may have no connection, that a very large quantity of lipstick arrived. This was not at all what we men wanted, we were screaming for hundreds and thousands of other things and I don’t know who asked for lipstick. I wish so much that I could discover who did it, it was the action of genius, sheer unadulterated brilliance. I believe nothing did more for those internees than the lipstick. Women lay in bed with no sheets and no nightie but with scarlet red lips, you saw them wandering about with nothing but a blanket over their shoulders, but with scarlet red lips. I saw a woman dead on the post mortem table and clutched in her hand was a piece of lipstick. At last someone had done something to make them individuals again, they were someone, no longer merely the number tattooed on the arm. At last they could take an interest in their appearance. That lipstick started to give them back their humanity.

The importance of still being human and not becoming a complete animal is often overlooked for people who prepare for long term survival. I had over one year to fight against becoming like rats around our house during the war.

Expect to become more like an animal

You can have all equipment ready for SHTF – ammo, weapons, gear… you can even be perfectly well trained in lot of different skills and fields and still when SHTF you can end up dead in the first days just because you “refuse to believe” what’s happening.

It is that state of mind when a man simply does not want (or is not able) to comprehend the new situation.

It can be one quick life threatening situation like folks attacking your home and you just waited few seconds too long to shoot some attacker, and then you are dead, end of the story. Or it can be whole process of failing to recognize the new world around you and the new rules (or absence of rules) and then again you just not doing correct things for the situation, and again you end up dead.

Example would be that when SHTF you are trying desperately to have and use power generator and light all rooms in your houses just because it mean normal life for you. And that normal life is gone, and trying to bring it back in that situation usually means more troubles.

Holding on to all the comforts and behavior you are used to can be dangerous.

To make a long story short, what I am trying to say is that you may be trained and equipped like a SEAL team member and yet you can still be killed easily from some 70 years old dude, with even older rifle just because you were surprised when SHTF with amount of destruction and violence and you did not seen that old dude coming (or being so evil).

On the other side that old dude maybe lived through couple of SHTF events in his life, and he knows when it is time to act without hesitation and mercy.

There is still a fine line you have to walk between losing your human side and becoming pure animal.

One of the things that changed a lot when SHTF is fact that everything became really dirty.

It was something like slow process, first people tried to keep it as clean they could, but without all normal services, like garbage trucks, running water and all other community services that make normal living soon it simple became impossible.

Later all garbage was used somehow, but in beginning it started piling up everywhere, when you add to that ruins on the street, human waste and dead bodies it was very ugly picture.

After some time, we started to accept dirt outside and it then was priority to stay clean and keep clean only inside that small circle inside your home, and when I say „clean“ I do not mean „clean“ like today. Maybe as clean as we could be.

For example simply moving through the city in the middle of the night meant that you needed to crawl, jump, hide, walk or run trough all kind of things, and very often some real nasty and dirty things.

Many times I was hiding on places so dirty that stench was almost paralyzing, once in the middle of the night I jumped behind some wall because sudden shelling, and when I jumped there I realized that I landed on dead guy.

His face was smashed with broken wall, and partially buried, place there was so small that I had to actually lay on him for some 20 minutes. He died probably when wall from the house collapsed after some shelling, who knows.

Fire from the shelling was so strong that I actually loved that dead guy and that place in that moment. I almost hug him while I was trying to be as small as possible because pieces of steel and rock were flying around me just like some crazy rain, while my stomach was rising and floating from the detonations and smell.

All I was saying at that moment was „thank you, thank you, thank you“ like some magic words, and I even was not aware who do I thank to, that dead stinky guy, my brain for noticing that small space, or God for saving me.

Today years and years later I still carry that smell inside my nose. But I did not move from there before danger was gone. It is survival and luckily I was already used to dirt enough to just stay with that dead guy.

Some folks just stopped to care about cleanliness and hygiene completely. So for them washing and cleaning become something like not wanted luxury. They went complete animal.

They simply stopped to care about these things, so I also knew some guys with look and smell so awful that even dead guy smelled like perfume store.

It was easy to surrender to stuff like that, I mean in trying to keep yourself clean.

But it was stupid not only in terms of the hygiene and illnesses, also by surrendering yourself you admit that you do not care anymore, and when you admit that you are only few steps from becoming animal with what you do too. People give up on themselves.

For me being as clean as I could be had something like preserving one of the last connection with “normal” life, with life before sh!t hit the fan, when things like neighbors, breakfast, car etc, were just things we took for granted, like things that always gonna be there unchanged.

Of course I was aware that being clean is important in order to stay alive because all diseases problem, no doctors hospitals etc. but on some psychological level it kept me sane and it kept me normal man.

Even in survival situation you need to still care about few little things to keep your dignity, to keep spirit up, to not lose yourself. If you stop caring about everything it is like disease that eats you.

When I came back from trading or scavenging in the city, I would clean or wash myself thoroughly in my yard before entering my house, again of course because common sense, hygiene and diseases, but maybe even more important I tried to keep all chaos and violence, suffering outside of my home on some psychological level.

I try to stay out of the everything, or actually I tried to keep everything outside of my home, like some ritual. I would keep the clothes for outside in bag, my boots were in one corner, never entering my room in it etc.

One of my relative wears pink slippers (mittens) when he was home sometimes, he would say that he just felt that everything is fine when he wear it. It was spooky and strange to see him in pink slippers while outside world is going to hell, but we all have some strange ways I guess to keep ourselves sane. Maybe wearing those slippers after he was forced to shoot some folks kept him sane, reminded him on some normal times when grandma wear it in the evenings.

On the other side, like I said in beginning if you stick too much to old habits you are not doing best for survival too.

So if I had to be animal, I was animal. It was about survival. For example there was a period when I eat just to survive, like animal, without paying attention what I eat or how. If I found some food I ate it in quick way, if there was some food with worms in it, I would eat it in dark, without looking what I eat etc.

Point was (and still is) to be man, but to be ready to be animal if you are forced to be animal, and that’s it. It comes down to being flexible, adapting to situation and I hope this helps to crush the idea some Hollywood or fantasy survival scenarios show that survival is about being complete animal. No, it is fine line to walk.

You can (and you have to) have as much hand sanitizers, soap, disposable face masks etc. as you can but you can still end up dead if you are not ready to accept fact that one day you might be forced to „hug“ dead guy in order to survive, or eat roast rat or pigeon.

Once next collapse comes many people will wake up to reality and struggle to be human like they were or become animals and as skilled survivalist I hope you will walk fine line in between. The people who were walking that path were and I’m sure will be those who have biggest chances to survive.

You can follow Selco’s story at SHTF School and learn how he survived one year in hell. 

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More Excellent Reading From Selco:

A Survival Q & A: Living Through SHTF In the Middle of A War Zone

Advice From A Collapse Survivor: “RUN!” From Major Cities

The Reality of Combat: “Everything That You Have Prepared and Stored for SHTF Will Be Pushed to the Limit”


SHTF Plan – When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

When Survival Seems Impossible You Won’t Be Alone: “I’ve Actually Witnessed a Guardian Angel at Work”

Are we alone out here, navigating through the often dangerous and unpredictable seas of life all by ourselves?

When disaster strikes, and we know it will at some point, many of us anticipate that no one but ourselves and those closest to us will be there to provide help when we need it most.

When we’re at our weakest, when all hope is lost, and when survival seems impossible, Divine Providence may well intervene and come to our aid.

Whether you believe in God and guardian angels or not, there is ample evidence from thousands of stories from people around the world that suggest what we think we know about our existence is very limited in scope – and that there is more out there than we’ll ever understand.

A small Missouri town is looking for a man not suspected of a crime but, rather, a miracle.

“I think that this time I’ve actually witnessed a guardian angel at work,” Jeremiah See of the New London Fire Department told ABC News.

An unidentified allegedly drunken driver hit Katie Lentz, of Quincy, Mo., head on Aug. 4 while traveling on Route 19 near Center, Mo., pinning the 19-year-old in the front seat of her convertible. With her vital signs failing fast, she asked rescue crews to pray with her.

That’s when first responders say a man who looked like a Catholic priest seemed to appear out of nowhere, despite a 2-mile perimeter blocking the scene.

“He began to pray and use the anointing oil,” New London Fire Chief Raymond Reed said. “There was a calmness that, to me, seemed to come over the entire scene.”

But that’s not the only seemingly divine detail.

Firefighters say their equipment kept failing until the mystery man showed up.

“The words were to remain calm, that our tools would now work,” Reed said. “Instantaneously, at that moment, our neighboring department arrived with fresh extrication tools.”

Lentz survived, but the man vanished before crews could thank him.

ABC News via Steve Quayle

A sketch artist’s rendering of the “mystery priest:”

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Watch Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Adair, who was first on the scene, relay his story:

I never saw how he got there. The road was blocked off for quite a few miles… two or three miles. I don’t see how he could have driven up in a car because he wouldn’t of been allowed past the other emergency responders that were blocking the highway. And, it was way too far for an ordinary person to walk there. Then he was gone. I don’t know how mysterious that is.

But his actions gave hope and faith to the emergency workers.

Before he had arrived the fire chief had stepped back and had come up to me and said that he was concerned because he was out of options…

What happened in Center, Missouri on August 4th is debatable.

What we know is that a man – a figure – came out of nowhere in an area that had been cordoned off for miles by emergency personnel. A 19-year old woman was clinging to life, perhaps even stepping from this world to the next. This mysterious priest, dressed as such and witnessed by numerous people at the scene, blessed the woman and prayed for her while standing next to her mangled car for 20 minutes. He told emergency crews to remain calm and that their tools would work, at which point reinforcements arrived and were then able to extract her from the vehicle and save her life.

Whatever the case, this was not a ‘normal’ event.

Prepare as best as you can for the difficult times that will inevitably come to all of us, and understand that sometimes it’s in the hands of a power we may never comprehend while living in this world.


SHTF Plan – When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You