Beginning in the 1970s, the German secret service, or Stasi, decided that their normal forms of information gathering (torture, arrest) had become too obvious and that they needed to spice things up. The Stasi decided to begin the psychological harassment of their enemies, or Zersetzung. Rolls right off the tongue doesn’t it? Over the next few decades, Zersetzung came to take on many names: gang stalking, mobbing, dogging, even adult bullying, and the gang stalking definition also changed along with the times. Beginning with members of the secret police breaking into people’s homes and moving things around, and growing to supposedly include brain scramblers that work via microwave, and a noise machine (whatever that is). Some of the gang stalking stories on this list are definitely real, some are just a gang stalking hoax, and others are somewhere in between.
Much of the gang stalking paranoia that exists in the modern era has probably been exacerbated by the proliferation of video sharing technology and social media. Most people who believe they’re a targeted individual of organized gang stalking are not only hosting a few narcissistic qualities, but they also have a brain full of mental issues. Or maybe not?
What is stalking? According to modern scholars on the topic, gangstalking can take the form of anything from people at work bumping into you repeatedly to the government zapping your brain with a microwave ray.Vote up which of these gang stalking stories are the most interesting and plausible, and if you’ve got some insight into the mysterious and coo coo for Coco Puffs world of gang stalking, share your intel in the comments.
The Most Surveilled Woman in East Germany
Until the fall of the Berlin Wall, Ulrike Pope was one of the most surveilled women in East Germany. Because she was viewed as a dissident, Germany's own secret service - the Stasi - bugged her phone, harassed her on the street, and she was arrested multiple times for "asocial behavior."
Anti-War Activist Wins Settlement After Being Stalked
After being arrested for a DUI, while driving to a political rally - despite not having any alcohol in his system - Philip Chinn was able to sue the state of Washington. The ACLU helped his case, stating that state and local law-enforcement agencies, military entities, and others responded to the protests by developing “incident-action plans” aimed at disrupting them. The lawsuit alleges that Chinn had been under surveillance even before he left his house in Olympia on the day of the protest.
British Family Has Ungood Run-In with Big Brother
In 2008, a British family was caught in an Orwellian game of cat and mouse with their council's governing body, all to determine whether or not they actually lived at their address. At one point, a sympathetic government worker anonymously passed the three pages of notes detailing everywhere they went over a 21 day period. Even after they solved their stalking problem, the family's children said that they were still being followed.
FBI Whistleblower Tries to Help Victims of Gangstalking
Bob Levin, an FBI whistleblower, told The Examiner in 2011 that the term "gangstalking" was introduced to the common lexicon by "counterintelligence reverse agents working for or as part of the government, to defer culpability away from the government by attaching responsibility to a mythical group of citizens that are alleged to coordinate elaborate surveillances." So uh... watch your terminology guys.