Sound is a pressure, and a tip on getting the most out of acoustic board (part 2)



A “paranormal state” in Soho

Mobbing isn’t some alien probe story, and the technologies used to “clear” properties and force them to sale aren’t rocket science. Much of it is old-school detective craft, the tricks and gimmicks of shady private investigators put to use in the name of real estate speculation.

Beam-focused speakers like the parametric or “directional,” SoundLazer and Audio Spotlight are gaining popularity on the consumer market. In advertising, they are gimmicks that interest consumers in listening to an ad. In crowded public venues, they deliver pinpoint messaging without disruption to others; for example, playing the description of a work of art to the single gallery patron who stands before it. For an interesting application of Holosonic’s directional speaker technology, see the 2007 writeup of the A&E (Arts & Entertainment) network’s Soho promotion of the ghostly premium series, Paranormal State (“Hear Voices? It May Be an Ad,” Advertising Age, Gawker (now defunct) remarked, “Schizophrenia is the new ad gimmick,” glumly adding, “How soon will it be until in addition to the do-not-call list, we’ll have a ‘do not beam commercial messages into my head’ list?” (

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Sound is a pressure, and a tip on getting the most out of acoustic board (preface)

It was probably more than a year ago when I wrote about the mobbers’ use of sound checks to ensure that harassment—likely from beam-focused sources like parabolic and parametric speakers—was audible to me in my bedroom. My bedroom remains a sound-board laden fortress, in which I deconstruct and reconstruct the battlements of acoustic board daily, if I can manage it, to ensure that this small northwestern house has ample time to breathe. And even as I tend my defenses, the real estate mobbers—speculators or tenant relocators—conduct soundchecks to ensure their access to me, to ensure that I cannot escape their verbal abuse.

This is done by pairing what the nasty neighborhood watch lady once referred to as “sensitive” microphones with parabolic or parametric speakers from the mobbing houses that flank my home—the victim home—in this gentrifying enclave of Seattle, afflicted by a corrupt neighborhood watch and overrun by speculators. As the mobbers flanking one side of my small house attempt to penetrate my battlements with focused sound, those flanking the other listen to ensure the verbal abuse is audible.

How do I know this? Because one day earlier in the mobbing when I was in my bedroom, a female mobber whose voice came from the north side of my house told a younger voice that sounded as though it was located to the south of my house, “She can’t hear you.” What she meant, was that she could not hear her partner. This meant that the verbal abuse was not audible in my bedroom, and would not be audible to me. And why must I explain? I explain for the same reason I began to write this blog, because getting help when you are being mobbed, I have learned, is a rhetorical feat. Because predatory tech crimes like mobbing rely on confusing the cops and discrediting any victims who cannot be otherwise compelled to give in to the crime. To use a programming term, mobbers are practiced at the art of indirection. Mobbing is a crime that is designed to be unbelievable, a crime for which the onus of proof falls on its victims, making it all the harder for them to survive a “reign of terror” at the hands of their “neighbors.”

On being mobbed is a start at looking at how neighborhood watches gone rogue, shady developers, and their small time speculator friends use abuse civil process and use technology—including cyber-crime—to harass legal residents from their homes without anyone being the wiser. Because On being mobbed documents an ongoing crime, readers have the opportunity to use the information written here to do the right thing and to help to make sure that crooks who harass people out of their homes in Seattle, in Washington, or anywhere in the United States, get prosecuted for it. If all goes well, we can help to stop this from happening to others by making sure the crooks don’t get away with having done it to me. After all, that’s not what we’re about in America. At least, we didn’t used to be.

And remember, it doesn’t matter if you have information because you know people who do what’s been done to me, because you’ve heard of other cases where it’s been done in this way, or because you have a deep enough understanding of the technology to know how it’s done. is offering a $5,000 reward to the person who turns information over to the police that leads to prosecution of the Seattle real estate mobbers. I’d like to go back to living my life as I did before I was forced to live the life of a legal renter targeted by the nasty neighborhood watch of the northeast. Frankly, my dear, I’d rather be writing about something else.

And now, or perhaps tomorrow or the next day when I finally publish the missive, read on to learn more about mobbing sound and how to get the most out of the cheap “acoustic board” you can buy at Lowe’s. ▪

(To be continued…)


Police should pass along wireless security recommendations from FBI to local businesses

It’s possible that the bulletins that businesses receive from local police already alert them to the physical risks of poor wireless security. But if they do, based on my experiences of patronizing businesses ranging from gas stations to grocery stores, from restaurants to swimming pools, in and around Seattle and Tacoma as well as in the San Francisco Bay Area and even in Vancouver B.C. these last three years, no one seems to be listening.

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Tip for investigators: Look for the use of phone and radio technologies

For now, a quick tip to investigators of real estate mobbings that are similar to the mobbing that has victimized me in my home in northeast Seattle for nearly three years. Numerous of my blog posts have discussed the use of phone and radio technologies. You can look for patterns in the use and communications of the property mobbers and perhaps even at least the nasty neighborhood watch lady, to figure out how they’re putting harassment into my environment.

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There’s no better way to get rid of renters, than to get rid of rental homes

A house is torn down every day in Seattle, according to an August 26th article in the Seattle Times: A teardown a day: Bulldozing the way for bigger homes in Seattle, suburbs ( The rate of tear-downs in some neighborhoods is even higher. According to reporter Mike Rosenberg, more homes have been razed and replaced in the past 18 months than over the past four years.

Tear-downs are changing the face of Seattle. In a tight seller’s market, the subdivision of lots into multiple properties makes more homes available at higher prices. The new homes are built for sale, many of them on the luxury market, and as their numbers increase, the store of single-family homes available for rent decreases.

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Portland tenants organizer Margot Black debunks the “problem tenant” narrative

Years ago, as advertising proliferated and the harvesting of personal data began, I divested myself of membership in social networking sites. But with mounting legal problems after resisting years of civil and criminal harassment related to development in this northeast Seattle neighborhood, I decided to give Twitter a try. As a woman resisting forced eviction at the hands of a corrupt neighborhood watch and its speculator friends, I need help. If I am correct and there is a nationwide trend for speculators to harass tenants out of their legal contracts and domiciles to force properties onto the market, the only way to show the pattern is through communication between tenants’ organizations nationwide, at least in major metropolitan areas on both coasts.

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Updates on the meaning of monitoring

Some changes have been made to the blog entry, Caution: The meaning of monitoring, to better describe the implications that monitoring has for any investigation into real estate mobbing or other crimes in which victims are monitored. Monitoring is a prominent aspect of real estate mobbing, especially in cases where mobbing real estate speculators move into residences flanking the victim house to crowd and better harass the victim out of the house and to then turn over the property for speculation. Expect to see this type of strategy in gentrifying neighborhoods where anti-renter neighborhood watches support the expulsion of renters and believe that the only appropriate home owner investment is flipping. Harassing (“mobbing”) a tenant out of his legal home to force a “reluctant owner” to sell is a real estate scam, one that reveals the vast disregard for the constitutional rights of those who lease their homes. ▪

Use of anti-harassment orders and Chronic Nuisance Ordinances (CNOs) to constructively evict

Real estate mobbing, with strong civil and criminal components, is a two-pronged approach to turning over a property based on constant complaints of civil and criminal code violations side-by-side with a “surround-sound” method of clandestine criminal harassment in which  “mobbers” work as “tenant relocators” from the flanking residences. Real estate mobbing, also referred to as “property mobbing,” puts the victim residence under siege in what those “mobbing” me have bragged is “property war,” by criminalizing the tenancy of the victim resident, and by laying waste to her life.

In my own case, the connection between the monitoring, stalking, and criminal harassment into my home and the drive to gentrify the neighborhood, is revealed by a years-long neighborhood bullying situation whose documented players include real estate developers, their real estate agents, and a malignant neighborhood watch in concert with some criminal real estate speculators apparently skilled in the methods of “tenant relocation.” The criminal harassment is an escalation of what the mobbers once quipped was “clearing by smearing.” This criminal method was taken up when I was not expelled by methods more firmly planted in the “civil” arena, and when neither the Seattle Police Department (SPD) nor the City of Seattle reined in a neighborhood watch that went so far as to copy SPD on their plan to use civil code enforcement to turn over some single-family homes that were leased to renters. In this way, mobbing in my neighborhood has occurred as a continuum from the civil to the criminal, and ultimately with both prongs continuing side by side.

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Quick links to the “On being mobbed” blog series: Unmotivated sound and the narrative of mobbing

Just a note, the Recommended reading on the “On being mobbed” blog page has been edited to add a section for the blog series on the use of “unmotivated” sound in real estate mobbing. The final blog entry on unmotivated sound is yet to come and will focus on mobbing sound and aerial warfare. Stay tuned also for a post on how real estate mobbers abuse civil anti-harassment orders to criminalize tenancy and constructively evict. ▪

Police practice must change to protect us from mobbing and IoT crimes

The Seattle Police Department visited me the other day. I didn’t invite them. And I’m pretty sure any attorney would have told me to not to speak to them outside of her presence. But I haven’t quite yet retained an attorney, and it didn’t immediately occur to me to turn them away, not even when I asked what they wanted and the male officer glibly said that their unit “gives aid.” During the hour or so the two officers and the “social worker” they said always comes with them stood in my home, it was suggested to me no less than three times that I might find it easier to cope with my “stress” and this “stressful time” if I had someone to “talk to.” These suggestions that I should see a shrink came chiefly from the male officer. The social worker pretty much said nothing; perhaps she was observing (me). The female officer distinguished herself by suggesting that the attorney I’d talked to about representing me, might be overcharging me. Actually, what she said, I believe, is that he might be “taking” me. I’ll be sure to pass her opinion along to my attorney.

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