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.
Anti-War Activist Wins Settlement After Being StalkedPhoto: flickr / CC0After 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.Does this freak you out?
Myron MayPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation LicenseMyron May was a mass shooter from Florida who believed that he was the target of covert and electronic harassment from... someone? In a video he posted the day before he opened fire on the FSU campus, May said that he believed he became a "targeted person" after filing a police report in Las Cruces, NM. In the incident report from New Mexico, May told police that someone put a camera in his apartment and that he was hearing voices coming through the walls.Does this freak you out?
One Man Has Been Gangstalked for a DecadePhoto: Metaweb / CC-BYWe're not sure why Robert Wood is such an important person, but he's been the subject of gang stalking for a little over 10 years. The stalking began when people began moving things around his house and bugging his phone. He describes the last 10 years of his life as an "electronic concentration camp."Does this freak you out?
FBI Whistleblower Tries to Help Victims of GangstalkingPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation LicenseBob 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.Does this freak you out?