By now countless of people have been stalked and harrassed and many know the isolating feeling of being singled out and having your every move scrutinized.
One of the oldest and most effective forms of human torture and seperation of personalities is stalking or isolating and attacking a single person.
This form of torture is famouse in the law system aswell where we get offenders held in a single cell with constant surveilance.
Stalking cases are usually followed by a murder attempt or an actuall murder by the stalker or stalkers. Usually imprisonment, rape or murder is the ultimate high for a stalker as it is sure to get their idols attention and leave a permanent impact on them(make sure they never forget). These people are not crazy, they know exactly what they're doing. We get this same behaviour with bullies and kids that are not disciplined.
Let's look at historic examples of this,
In 1982, the 27-year-old Saldana had already been featured in such prominent films as Raging Bull and I Wanna Hold Your Hand, but it was her performance in the movie Defiance that drew the attention of an obsessed fan named Arthur Richard Jackson. Jackson was a 47-year-old drifter from Aberdeen, Scotland who had traveled all the way across the globe to illegally enter the United States. Jackson’s plan was to find Saldana, kill her, and join her in the afterlife.
Jackson first hired a private investigator to obtain the phone number of Saldana’s mother. Pretending to be a representative for director Martin Scorsese, he called her and claimed he needed to contact Saldana about a possible film role. After Saldana’s mother provided her daughter’s West Hollywood address, Jackson traveled there and waited outside. When Saldana exited her residence, Jackson stabbed her 10 times with a hunting knife.
The only reason Saldana survived is because a deliveryman named Jeffrey Fenn rushed to her rescue and subdued Jackson. Saldana made a full recovery and Jackson was given a 12-year sentence for attempted murder.
One of the most tragic celebrity stalking cases of all time involved 21-year-old actress Rebecca Schaeffer.
She had also drawn the attention of Robert John Bardo, an obsessed 19-year-old fan from Tucson, Arizona who had built a personal shrine to Schaeffer in his room. He sent numerous letters to Schaeffer and even made two attempts to visit her on the set of My Sister Sam. However, Bardo became horribly disappointed when he watched Schaeffer perform a sex scene in one of her films and decided she needed to be “punished.” He obtained Schaeffer’s home address through a private investigator and set forth to Los Angeles.
On the morning of July 18, Bardo visited Schaeffer’s apartment and buzzed her door. When Bardo told Schaeffer he was her biggest fan, she politely asked him to leave. Shortly afterward, Bardo buzzed Schaeffer again. This time, when Schaeffer answered the door, Bardo pulled out a gun and shot her to death.
According to the Holy Scriptures God disapproves of those who spy, stalk and meddle in other people's affairs.
(bible compares spying or stalking with enslavement)
But because of the false brothers brought in quietly, who sneaked in to spy upon our freedom which we have in union with Christ Jesus, that they might completely enslave us— to these we did not yield by way of submission, no, not for an hour, in order that the truth of the good news might continue with you. (Galatians 2:4,5)
For we hear certain ones are walking disorderly among you, not working at all but meddling with what does not concern them. ( 2 Thessalonians 3:11)
At the same time they also learn to be unoccupied, gadding about to the houses; yes, not only unoccupied, but also gossipers and meddlers in other people’s affairs, talking of things they ought not. (1 Timothy 5:13)
However, let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a busybody in other people’s matters. (1Peter:4:15)
Another very sad and very public case of stalking,
Princess Diana, stalked, harrassed and isolated-one of the most public cases of stalking
Still sad to look back on the Diana years and think of how little freedom she had and how no one stood up to help her. Still remember how her death didn't really come as a suprise after such a horrible existence. For those of you who weren't even born during those years, here's a flashback.
On August 31st, 1997 Princess Diana of Wales was killed in a car crash that was caused by the paparazzi.
The media coverage, both national and international, was intense, and the spotlight of public attention got brighter as her life unfolded. She often was described as the most photographed woman in the world, appearing on the cover of People magazine a record 47 times.
"(Diana) has been hounded literally do death," reported The London Times. "The fact we're hearing that a man actually took photographs of her dying in the car shows what scum these people are and how far they actually go.http://www.writework.com/essay/princess-diana-insightful-look-media-s-involvement-her-dea
The words "Oh my God" were the last repeated by Diana, Princess of Wales as she lay dying in a Paris underpass, according to witnesses who tried to help her.
Most people's experiences with stalking are not as public as the celebrity cases but they are just as violent and usually terminal. Most of these victims are female.
Reasons for stalking could be from mental instabillity to a demonic obsession and preoccupation with someone else. Whatever the reason, stalking is the most lacking and depraved form of mental instability and should be taken more seriously.
by Rijamekee Veii