Remembering Mt. St. Helens 39 Years

After 9/11 people would ask, where were you when the planes hit the towers.

Before that it was where were you when you heard President Kennedy had been shot.

But there is one more that comes to mind.

Where were you when Mt St Helens erupted. This was a pivotal point in my life. Actually it was the accumulation of 3 years of symptoms, sounds, observations and connections. It was also a time of forging friendships and contacts. Some who are still part of my life on a weekly or more often basis. So where was I? The night before the major eruption I was watching TV..

I had to change the channel which meant walking across the floor to the corner of the room since we did not have wireless remotes yet. But instead of walking to the TV in the corner of the room, I walked across the room from the sofa I was sitting on and into the fireplace. To say I was surprised would have been an understatement.

But I also knew, call it a gut feeling that St Helens was behind this walking into walls, literally. So I picked up the phone and called ABC KATU in Portland, OR. They had been doing some short clips with me, picking up on the mountain, and other quakes, they listened and they did not make light of the events or me.

I had been there on Friday picking up a promotional tee-shirt and had lunch with Sandi Poole one of the stations employees, she said I was tilting when I walked. I left soon after lunch and then stopped at Lake Oswego High School on the way home, as I was one of the students “ projects “ I was not exactly sure how that happened. But I agreed to go and speak to his science class. I was sitting there, talking, explaining what I was experiencing and answering questions and I began to experience a more intense headache..

I also began to feel a slight vibration, it was in everything I touched. I asked others if they felt it. They did not. I knew I had to get back to Salem before my headache made it impossible to drive.. but before leaving the class, I remember saying to the class.. “ something big is going to happen on St Helens within the next two days “ then I left.

So this brings me back into my living room staring at the wall I had just ran into. I instinctively knew, I had to call KATU.. I did. First I tried to get the KATU News Anchor, Stan Wilson, he was not available, it was Saturday night.. so I asked for Doug Crombie, who I had met on several occasions and we had talked on the phone numerous times. He too was out, so I asked for his camera assistant, and that was Tom Brown, Tom was in, and picked up the phone, after a few pleasantries I said’ You wanted to know when the volcano is going to go? “ I said its going to blow in 12 hrs. I ended the call by saying to him, log my call for 8:20 PM and notify Stan Wilson I called. Stan and I had spoken a few times as well.

I have to say, in the stations defense, everyone was tired of hearing about the volcano, me included. But this was different, this was it.. this was what they were waiting for. In hind sight, I should have called the US Forest Service, USGS, and the CVO  Cascade

Volcano Center, but I can’t go back and change / from Cornell University in PA and told him. It was late there but I called him at home. Why only him, I do not know. He was working with pigeons and felt they reacted to infrasound, he thought I might as well. So the next morning, I awoke at 8:28 AM, the TV was showing the early morning cartoons popular in that day and I just lay there not knowing what woke me up.. then the picture changed on the screen, there was a news man on the screen.. I listened more intently.. the volcano had blown, it was a massive and continuing to erupt, people had died, among them Harry Truman, an old man who became almost a legend who lived at Spirit Lake near the volcano. The next hours were a blur, all the television channels were about the volcano. I began to get phone calls, did you know? Who did you call? It was impossible to get through even with my inside phone numbers to the news department. Had Tom Brown passed on my message, I did not know. I only knew that I had called the station. But the following days were so busy with the volcano, quakes, ash, and body recovery, I did not speak to anyone about my call. But my phone bill confirms that I did in fact make the call and that I also called Dr. Kriethen in PA a few minutes after speaking to Tom at KATU. So that’s’ what I was doing on this day, 39 years ago.. and today, I am still feeling volcanoes earthquakes and even solar flares. This last week has been awful with back of head pains. I called it Shades of St Helens. There has been numerous quakes at St Helens, but also at Mt. Rainier, Mt Hood and Newberry Caldera.

Its pretty common this time of year.

But the headache of last Monday was not just a headache, it was what I had over time named my “ pre harmonic “ headache, meaning there can be tremors but when they begin to rise and lower like waves, then I believe that the volcano is in “ harmonics “ and I believe that is a precursor to all eruptions. Do all harmonics end in eruptions, not necessarily but they are in harmonics when there is an eruption my personal opinion based on the pain and location of the pain I feel and many years of experience. I have had to take Meclizine daily due to the intensity of the headaches and the vertigo that accompanies them.

There was headache, temple to temple and it was N CA offshore, inland from Eureka to the Sierras and can include Coalinga.. I knew, based on the number of quakes at The Geysers. We were due for another 4.0+ event within 12-24 hrs. The Geyser count was up to 311 and rising. So I sent out a update, only to the few subscribers who live in this area of concern. This is what I sent out. From: Charlotte [] Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:54 PM To: ‘Charlotte ‘ Subject: To my Northern California contacts. With the recent quakes off shore N CA and Oregon, my gut says, there could be another event coming down the pike so to speak. So just a heads up. Quake numbers are still over 250 and climbing near 300 again. This is almost a certainty that something will happen, over 4.0 between Eureka and Central CA offshore or inland. The Geysers and even the Sierras/Bishop/ Coalinga area. Just a quick update.. I have had continuous headache, temple to temple for the last 6 hrs. It began temple to temple, went into base of skull L side, like Stratovolcanoes, esp. the PNW type volcanoes but expect it can also be picking up the Axial Seamount activity. Have nothing that shows the current activity in this area offshore no sense of it happening but it’s a possibility. I know it is tied into the activity at St Helens and other Cascades. Could also be AK, Indonesia, Iceland, Sicily, Mexico and or many other locations but this feels more like I have had it before. My ants are literally climbing the walls in the kitchen, they are on the counter and floors. Rain so not able to see the EQ clouds which I am sure are filling the skies. Char ….

Within a few hours this is what happened. 1 hr. and 44 minutes later. This is the email I rec’d I snipped the end of the email off.. but only kept the pertinent parts. From: “USGS VNS” To: “charking charking” Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:39:47 PM Subject: Pavlof Volcano Activity Notice 20190515_1422 AVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice Volcano: Pavlof (VNUM #312030) Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY Previous Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW Previous Aviation Color Code: GREEN Issued: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 2:22 PM AKDT Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory Notice Number: Location: N 55 deg 25 min W 161 deg 53 min Elevation: 8261 ft (2518 m) Area: Alaska Peninsula Volcanic Activity Summary: Over the past day low-frequency seismic tremor has been observed at Pavlof and web camera observations from this morning showed a vigorous steam plume from the summit. This represents an increase from background activity and we are increasing the Aviation Color Code and Alert Level to YELLOW/ADVISORY. This does not mean that an eruption is likely or imminent. However, past eruptions of Pavlof occurred with little or no warning. So I know what is causing my back of head pains and Its continuing. Its cycling, so I know it’s the volcano. I also found a link for real time activity but prefer not to know, it’s a more fair form of forecasting. I only checked it once after this original update/notice came from the AVO in AK. So what else has happened. I sent an email to Jim Case on the 14th as to a major quake coming. As you see, it did, with the 7.7, in Papua New Guinea, there has been numerous a/s but the largest I have seen hit on the exact timeline I had laid out, on the 72 hr. timeline and it was a 6.1, I would not have been surprised to see one larger. Now the awakening of Pavlof in AK.. Symptoms are mostly L and R rib pains.. the R side being “The Domino Islands “ and the L side being Oceania which includes AU, NZ, PNG and the Kermadec Islands. With NZ it includes but is not limited to N and S island and Christchurch and the area of PNG is Eastern PNG, New Ireland and New Britain PNG.. and of course the Kermadec Islands. Have had some on and off again heart pains, tight and gripping under the L arm.. this has been tied into activity in Mexico in the past. Not getting the major sharp jabs so common with this area, its more of a gripping pain. It holds and releases.. there has been some activity, small thankfully in and or near Mexico City and Oaxaca and Puebla area, these are the areas I am mostly watching. Guerrero and Chiapas are also being monitored. Low back pains have been a problem again. This is the Wasatch and New Madrid areas. Yes there has been more activity near these fault systems.. the quakes have hit near ID and MT and the New Madrid in KS, OK, TN and even MO. These are not good locations for quake activity.. but thankfully they have been small. There has been several quakes, all over 5.0 in Chile in the last 24 hrs. I was really feeling that this time. We had a shooting of a police officer who thankfully made it and is out of the hospital We have had hit and runs, arson, shootings, domestic violence reports.. all tied into Chile. This has been L side headache more frontal than back, neuralgia on the L side of my face and eye pain when blinking. There has been  all over headache, achy heart, chest pressure and can include knee pains. Turkey, Aegean, Caspian, Ionian, Dodecanese Islands of both Turkey and Greece. There has been small quakes off Northern CA nothing large or felt but lots of smaller quakes. The current count of quakes Northern CA, San Francisco, CA near The Geysers is at 281.. still too high.

Southern CA, Los Angeles, is 39 which is about normal Parts of S. CA including Aguanga, Anza, Borrego Springs, and others.. 193

Long Valley, Mammoth Lakes… 55 Coso Junction… 109 There were a couple of days this last week where I had a lot of stomach pains and the quakes at Mammoth Lakes Confirmed the cause of the ‘ green apple belly ache ‘

Had a interesting thing come up.. I had 2 local persons, 3 from California, one more New York, and one from WA and another from Texas.. everyone has been reporting foot pain. I have not had a specific symptom vs location for foot pain. I can only guess that it might be connected to the L and R leg pains and symptoms.. R side Peru/Brazil/ Columbia and Guatemala, and the L side, Ecuador and Guatemala… this includes the hips, thighs, knees, calves and ankles so I guess it could get into the foot but as I said this is new and the jury is still out. Temple to temple headache just hit, mostly on the L temple.. so this could be the quake we have been waiting for offshore or include in N CA?? We had a short bout of solar storming this last week. I had to take my Lecithin and antacids on 2 different occasions but it was not as near as severe as I had anticipated. Have had the over the eyes pain, definitely volcanic but I am also on a periodic basis, the pain under the eyes on the cheek bones, in the past this has been tied into a major slide/avalanche. Hopefully that’s not what this is. I also have had some dental pains. In the past this has been tied into the precursor activity for the area of Santa Barbara Channel.. instant anger, but unlike Chile it does not include the other really bad emotional reactions. I have had a few recent symptoms for avalanches this is tingling on the skin of the face.. usually near the eyes. It’s a real time event.. In the last couple of days, my ants have been in full invasion mode.. we also had a large black hornet on the wall near the ceiling on Thursday night and Sabrina got sick.. so I have to believe that there is something coming, but at this time I do not know what it would be. The Pavlof volcano in AK could conceivably cause problems but I do not think that would be these symptoms. There has been 154 quakes near Alamo NV in the last week this is far more than usual. Did my checking and they are doing some new geothermal drilling in the area.. once more they are not connecting the dots. There has been 3 plane crashes in recent days.. first the 2 planes that collided in AK on the 14th. This was before the 7.7 in PNG which is a classic precursor for plane incidents. This is especially true for disorientation and could account for the planes colliding in mid air. Then on Wednesday we had the military jet, F16 crash into a warehouse. I recall from some research many years ago that the F16 is one of the planes highly affected by electromagnetic fields. Could the Pavlof volcano be at the bottom of this? Distance has no bearing in these events. There has been an increase in activity at Kilauea again nothing major. We have seen an increase in Mexico and a new location or fairly new, that would be The Dominican Republic not sure what symptom we will experience if these quakes get larger and continue.

We also have a lot of activity near Southern AK this would be a good indication for stomach pains and headache R side. Sometimes I have been experiencing some earaches, mostly on the L but there has been a few on the right as well. The L side is China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India, including Nicobar and Andaman Islands, and Nepal. The R side is Taiwan, Leeward, Windward, Trinidad and Virgin Islands. I have had ears plug up suddenly the last few days, like a elevation change usually this is volcanic or a large 6.5+event in the water.. Finally we have the quakes happening near the Nicobar Islands of India.. often are on the border with Nepal. This would add stomach pains, with the earaches on the L side and even achy heart pains. There has been at least 6 quakes in the last 24 hrs. over 5.0 in the Nicobar Islands. That should cover it for now..

Charlotte King ~Salem, OR ~May 18, 2019   5:30~6:08 AM PDT.

Thank you all again for your emails and texts and calls. Sometimes I can’t answer the phone when it’s charging so if I missed a call, my apologies. Texts and emails are great too. I will respond as soon as I get the message. My BLOG. The address is you can go there and read a synopsis of the days’ seismic activity and there is a page of Links, and precursors as well as one with a short length feature of my life, and one page to thank specific people for the special help they have given me. If you are sensitive, keep your Lecithin and TUMS and Peppermint Tea and Soda Crackers Handy.. as I found out in the previous solar storms the SOLAR FLU attacks can and do hit instantly without warning. The key is to take your supplements as soon as any symptoms appear. ” REMEMBER I AM NOT A DOCTOR, AND THESE SYMPTOMS CAN MIMIC A HEART ISSUE SO BE VERY CAREFUL AND SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS IN SEVERE FORM OR FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME ” For anyone who is spacey and or disoriented I have found that I get the best results in the least amount of time with ATC/Across the counter “ Meclizine “ not Compazine or Dramamine. But be sure you get the chewable and 25 mg. Be sure you check with your doctor to be sure you are ok with taking this ATC drug. “NEVER TAKE THIS IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR COULD GET PREGNANT Without your Doctors ok “ If you are in KS and or TN, AR, AL, and or MO , the New Madrid System I would be very watchful for more quakes, be sure you have your Quake Emergency Supplies in a close to you location, this includes medical supplies, personal supplies, change of clothes, pet supplies if applicable and a out of state phone number. Water and food for at least 3-7 days and batteries for light. Also know how to shut off your gas lines, get a key at any hardware store. I also keep a bowl of solar lights, like you put in the yard in out in the sunlight where you can get them if you have no power just a few can light up the house and they are safe for a child to carry one around with them from room to room. With all the recent flares be especially careful about your eyes and skin. I used to have this on my site but removed it. Even though we are in solar minimum, the Sun can cause serious damage to your skin and especially your eyes.. even on overcast days, is too bright so wear your sun glasses, every time you go outdoors wear sunglasses and sunscreen. Go for a product that is an established brand.. don’t go for cheap… some sun screens have been recalled for burning their users. Sun glasses will stop or at least almost totally stop the chance of getting cataracts’ in your eyes.. the leading cause of cataracts’ is Sun… even babys need eye protection and toddlers if they are out side in the sunlight. Feel Free to Call my cell phone if and or when something shows up something, or ask a question. I do limited texting. 503-999-5745 if I do not answer, please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as possible. I am not able to return calls to Canada But I can call the other states, including Alaska, & Hawaii and US territories such as US Virgin Islands or other US Territories. I am happy to take calls from 6 AM till 1 AM or anytime if you are reporting a quake or major symptoms, observations. Terms and Conditions: These As a subscriber you agree.. Not to make predictions in my name without my express permission. Any actions taken by you the reader/subscriber due to my information I have posted, or sent out, is your sole responsibility for those actions and remember if you are experiencing any of the symptoms in severe form or for a prolonged time, get checked out medically. You may be sensitive, but you may also have a life threatening event happening. Remember the life you save, may be your own. Also remember I am not a medical doctor and I am only sharing what has worked for me and many others in the past. Donations gratefully accepted.. I was asked by several subscribers to include my address here. 4791 WB Post Drive NE , Salem , OR 97305 I now have a Paypal account.. this is new to me but I have received numerous emails wondering if I had one and suggesting I get one… so now I do. So if you want to make a donation, from what I understand this is the way to do it… my account name is charking @ * my email * and just be sure to use the word donation and there are no fees in the US. My emails are sent out free of charge to share with friends and family. Please do not repost them in whole or part to any other lists, social or electronic media without my written permission. Please ask your friends not to as well.

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