I am a victim of stalking and electronic harassment in Louisville, KY. I have been gathering evidence as I go along but cannot believe how much this is actually tolerated, and how many victims there really are worldwide. I have managed to make a decent living for myself and am slowly proceeding with caution in my every day life and future business goals. Some of the community at large do not even realize this is even going on, and it is blatantly obvious to others.
Nevertheless, there is not any reason for these attacks on my life- I am a 40-year old single hard-working American woman with a fiance that has just recently become a US Citizen we are trying to plan for the future. My family descent is Pennsylvania Duetsch and Scottish. I was raised by my mother and step-father, a Vietnam Veteran. With these attacks becoming more and more frequent - I am never going to feel comfortable enough to establish anything permanently at my present location (especially concerning having children and expanding my business). Over the years I have been gathering data and demographics from different areas searching for locations that may be safer to proceed, but was also electronically harassed during the last city visited.
Electronic harassment started just over 2 years ago at various places that I have been doing freelance work, in public and sometimes in my home. This is very interesting to me because these attacks have been happening on a daily basis and the timing is relevant for the simple fact that I am working more on an individual basis instead of in a group environment.
Some harassment tactics used over the years are auto tampering and vandalism; harassment in public; gas-lighting; bright lights flashed on and off repeatedly; squealing tires and honking; blatant contrast of treatment (extremely rude to you, and extremely cordial to others) for no apparent reason when you do not really know the individuals involved; random and unusually loud “out of place” conversation next to you in public to attempt to alienate, humiliate or intimidate you; smear campaigns; feedback from ridiculous rumors that are sometimes conflicting (being suspected of ridiculous things such as stealing, alcoholism, of being a crack head, a schizophrenic, having aspergers disease, being a child molester); various railroading attempts; sudden unexplained hostility at work resulting in having to change jobs frequently; sudden public hostility from strangers; random electrical items or tools not working (things that have not been used very much or are not that old); suddenly being treated rudely, pushed and crowded on purpose when attending public events such as concerts when no one else is being bothered in the crowd; unusual undeserved “attention” from random strangers than anyone else in public when you are not drawing any attention to yourself on purpose; not receiving your email, phone calls or mail in the volumes that you would normally receive them; hostile responses from others when refusing to answer certain personal questions especially concerning religion, political affiliation, your bills, income, sex life or personal life. (The flow of information is apparently not getting to the proper “channels”).
Oftentimes when I reflect on the extreme spectrum of the rumors I find myself laughing because none of them even make any sense when compared with each other or fit within my personality or mindset, personal boundaries, or lifestyle at all. Alienation is only a state of mind. To the frustration of the stalkers, I am capable of interacting with and understanding most people (within reason) quite effectively. As most adults should be capable of doing at this stage in life.
One psychological tactic to watch out for is while experiencing life changes or hardships, especially a death in the family, there will be emotional vultures that pick apart details of your emotional “status” looking for a permanent mental disorder of some kind just because you are upset about a normal temporary life hardship (a weak point) Even when you are only experiencing everyday stress that comes and goes they will suddenly become more judgmental instead of supportive as if they are “goose-stepping” around you to make you uncomfortable instead of actually giving you the support that would normally be needed when in a weakened emotional state. These stalkers will sometimes then proceed to go as far as to spread rumors that you are on the “verge of a nervous breakdown” (A true pillar of support in times of need…). My approach to this tactic is to make it clear that I don't appreciate people making things worse when I am in certain situations. It does not make sense to make situations worse on purpose, and noone has to tolerate it.
Perpetrators that are involved in this type of stalking are trying to wear you down to the point that you feel worthless, unattractive, and unable to achieve anything or maintain a level of independence, learn or focus on anything or even remember things very easily and then it is made obvious on purpose. As if to convince you that your life is of no value and you don't even have the "right" to take care of yourself or make independent decisions. In the meantime, also keeping a some type of controversy or suspicion looming just for the sake of drama to make the target less credible, less capable of achieving anything, and more able to manipulate or control.
I cannot ascertain as to what the possible reasons are for these attacks- targeting for sport (sociopath), some type of hidden agenda, for control or intimidation (imagined entitlement), because they do not feel that you "deserve" certain things (as if they are GOD and have the right to choose who deserves free choice and free will), because you may not belong to their organized group, to discredit for some reason, rejection and not having fulfillment or direction in their own lives, religious reasons or the lack thereof, obsession or jealousy of anything positive that you have in your life. Apparently, there is a sick fascination and preoccupation that isn’t going to go away unless you continuously take deliberate action and apply logic to your everyday life.
When you "buy into" the mindset that the victimization is intended to impose upon you and do not demand your right to your own life and your own personal choices - you are allowing these stalkers to feel entitled to abuse your Civil Liberties.
I try to share my personal life and "accomplishments" with only those that I feel comfortable with for those very reasons. I also only seek "support" from those that are capable of being responsible with feelings.
Awareness is the most important thing that you have. Each of these individual harassment methods attempted, in and of themselves, can appear to be immature but when saturated and combined with other instances it constitutes nothing more Domestic Terrorism. These "methods" used to "control" are not new- they are common among victims that have been stalked by organized stalkers for decades. Instances of electronic, electromagnetic, and microwave weapons seem to be emerging as new and more deadly forms of harassment and surveillance.
I plan to become creatively and actively involved in creating change in everything that I do and in everything that I am concerned. I also plan to continue my research and gather facts and as much evidence as possible, contact stalking advocates and reach out to other victims. Without evidence it is easier to be dismissed as being a "trouble-maker", or schizophrenic and you are discredited.
Organized stalkers do not want you to have credibility or to be exposed and, for the most part, usually target individuals that appear weaker in some way (much to their surprise- I am not easily led or manipulated).
Women seem to be targeted more than men. Especially if they are trying to gain any level of independence.
Becoming aware, careful and gathering evidence every single day is a necessary lifestyle change to stay alive. You also have to safeguard your health by limiting stress and resting a much as needed. My fear is that the ONLY choice that I may have to remain safe and alive is to eventually leave the country. This, to me, is the ultimate in loss.
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Thursday, January 20, 2011
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