People who believe that they are being secretly investigated or under mind control by the government or other powers call themselves "targeted individuals." These individuals have no logical reason to believe that the government would be interested in them. They are average citizens who believe that every stranger that passes them on the street is part of a gang stalking or organized stalking effort to monitor their daily lives.
Targeted individuals are often under a considerable amount of distress and anxiety. They suspect that they are being watched and followed. A targeted individual might think that government agents are breaking into their homes at night and drugging them or moving their things. It is important to understand that even though these stories are hard to believe, the person is experiencing tremendous stress due to these beliefs.
I'm writing this because I have a friend who has paranoid schizophrenia who went through a period of time during which he thought he was a targeted individual. He believed that it was the work of these people who were gang stalking him any time he was turned down for a job or something else did not go right. He believed he was under surveillance at all times.
Any person with a background in psychology or mental health would understand that this is truly paranoid schizophrenia. It's very sad that so many people cling to the idea of being a targeted individual and are therefore trapped in this idea that they are constantly watched and sabotaged rather than getting help for their schizophrenia. Paranoid schizophrenia is a treatable illness. There is no need to suffer through these delusions.
Paranoid schizophrenia is a mental illness that causes people to believe that they are being persecuted, watched, or controlled by other people, organizations, or even aliens. People with paranoid schizophrenia may even suffer from hallucinations during which they may see or hear things that are not there. For example, another friend of mine who has paranoid schizophrenia heard his name called through the radio and thought the people on the radio were talking about him.
These hallucinations and delusions match the claims people make about being targeted individuals. Friends and family need to encourage the person to seek treatment from a psychiatrist. People who are close to the "targeted individual" should understand that even though the person's hallucinations and delusions are not based on reality, they are very real to the person experiencing them.
If the person is refusing to get treatment, the family or friends may need to determine if the person is a danger to themselves or others. I've seen video clips of people who believe they are targeted individuals confronting strangers and even following someone whom they believe to be gang stalking. This, of course, could be extremely dangerous if they confront someone and that person attacks them or hurts the "targeted individual" while defending themselves. If the mentally ill person will not listen to the honest concerns of friends and family, the family may want to talk to the mental health hospital, emergency room at the local hospital, or psychiatrist for suggestions on how to proceed.
Of course, there is a chance that the targeted individual does not have paranoid schizophrenia. There is a chance that the person has a different mental illness. Consulting a psychiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment is critical for helping the targeted individuals to confront the truth of their illness and manage their symptoms effectively.
Helpful1-4u on October 03, 2018:
Willow and JMK - I am also in the same boat - My W beleives satellites are reading her mind and zapping her with pain beams...she won't accept no for an answer. Funnily, she is mostly normal - but there are so many blogs and websites supporting this idiocy that she is getting deeper into it....there should be an expose' to uncover this growing delusion crises.....NY Times did print a good article
Willow on October 02, 2018:
@JMK have you been able to find any help for your boyfriend?? i am in the same exact situation as you @JMK. My boyfriend believes that he is a TI of gangstalking. He watches all these videos of ppl talking about it online so he believes that it is actually real. he wont get help from a professional and refuses to talk to anyone about it. He even believes that i am a part of this gangstalking crap. he is constantly losing his job since i have been with him for the past 4 years he has had at least 20 different jobs he cannot hold a job. The weird part about it is that he goes through phases/time periods where he doesnt mention being gangstalked/followed for months, and then all of a sudden out of the blue it starts up again and he all of a sudden thinks he is being followed and i have to be careful not to touch my eye or rub my ear or he thinks i am part of it!!! He thinks that everyone who is a part of it (me, his mom, everyone at his job, random people at the grocery store, etc) are all trying to ruin his life and ultimately make him kill himself or something. i don't know what to do!!! i need help what should i do?!?
sharon on July 12, 2018:
I to am dealing with gang stalking
I read a post one time
I believe it to be relative to this article ...
IF A PASTOR IN A CHURCH
WILL NOT EXPOSE THE
WOLVES IN SHEEPS CLOTHING
THEN HE IS LIKELY ONE HIMSELF
if u were really a friend you should make every effort to get to the truth he or she may have mental issues but that does not make them exempt from this type of persecution if anything it makes them more vulnerable and an easier target
the best way to discredit an individual is to
make the people in world pertaining to that individual
buy into the fact they are delusional , incompetent , and
Carol on June 07, 2018:
I am aware that Gang Stalking, Cause Stalking, which has other labels is indeed real! I have been a victim for four years and have experienced horrific crimes inflicted on my life, family, vehicles, home including 24/7 Stalking by groups of so called informants within the communities. Instead of judging your friend open your heart and your mind to his complaints. He wouldn't complain unless there was good reason. If you do your research all TI's go through the same type of inflicted crimes from shadow societies who are involved. So please don't undermine our concerns and I pray that this would never happen to you. Most of us are innocent upstanding American citizens whom have not committed any crimes.
Tulip on March 26, 2018:
Gang stalking is very real and must be exposed because it violates civil rights. Glad you are at least bringing up the topic. In the Persian language, this type of behavior ( conspiring against innocent people is called
“shaytani” which literally means “like Satan”.
threekeys on February 21, 2018:
Its a secret and not a secret.
I dont know if Hubpages will print this or not but a non hetersosexual by the name of Julie Smith is a public servant that runs one such gang. Its bullying, terrorization and its a social laboratory set up in a community/town to see how a civilian responds (makes or breaks) within a community.
Its real. Its a form of blantant and cunning modern day torture.
Marc Hubs from United Kingdom on February 21, 2018:
Clearly, the author of this article is blatantly unaware of the very real overwhelming amount of evidence which proves that gang-stalking and Targeted Individual phenomena are very real and cannot be written off as mental illness.
JMK on October 26, 2017:
Can Anyone Actually Help My Boyfriend Who Is Not Willing To Get Help For Mental Illness Because He Believes He Is A Victim Of Gang Stalking? Im So Very Afraid That Soon Something Horrible Is Going To Happen More Than It Already Is. I Cant Help Him Because I Have Tried Soo Many Times & Every Time I End Up Becoming A Victim Of His Violence & He Ends Up Back In Prison. So Now There Is A No Contact Order Placed By A Judge. The Last Time I Tried Helping Him He Locked Me In An Abandoned House & Tortured Me Physically & Mentally And Told Me He Was Going To Kill Me Because I Was A Terrorist And He Thinks Im Lying To Him About Everything & That I Know What Happened To Him & All Kinds Of Crazy Far From Reality Type Of Theories. He Jumped In Front Of Cars A Bunch Of Times Because He Believed That The People Driving Were Being Controlled & That No One Would Hit Him. But Someone Did Hit Him And It Happened Right In Front Of Me. He Is Lucky To Be Alive. He Only Broke His Leg He Was Walking Like Psycho On A Broken Leg Within A Week.
Please Someone Help!! He Is A Danger To Himself & A Huge Danger To Others But Noone Will Do Anything. Please Help!!!!
JMK on October 25, 2017:
Concerened, My boyfriend also believes he is a victim a "ti" the saddest thing in the world to watch someone you love l lose their mind right in front of you. He is constintly tortured by his own mind. I feel so alone because i love him so much i just don't know what to do anymore.
Sheila Wilson (author) from Pennsylvania on November 10, 2016:
I'm curious how you lost 39 computers in 3 years. How did that happen? I couldn't afford to replace 39 computers in 3 years time. That's crazy.
Sheila Wilson (author) from Pennsylvania on May 24, 2016:
I'm sorry that happened to you, Dave. That's what is so sad about this. The ones who believe they are victims of gangstalking have a hard time seeing the possibility that what they are experiencing is something else entirely. No one can force another person to get help for it, and it's not easy to try to explain the reality of the situation to someone living in a delusion. They are likely to think you are in on it and view you as a threat. Hopefully someone close to her can convince her to see a doctor.
Dave on May 24, 2016:
Sent this to a friend she said YOU ARE WRONG! And blocked me.
Zoe on May 20, 2016:
As a victim of gangstalking...... I wish you the wrath of the criminal gangters that stalk me and my children. As an academic and have insight into my mental health. I cannot believe the likes of You can write on a University site! You are clearly a cluster B type who should not be allowed access to this site or any sort of access to a public forum. Your a chameleon, of the dark sort! Hope you fail catastrophically, misguided leech"
Sheila Wilson (author) from Pennsylvania on May 16, 2016:
I'm sorry you've been going through that, Concerned. I hope your boyfriend is open enough to at least go talk to a psychiatrist. I'm no doctor, but what you describe is classic paranoid schizophrenia symptoms. The good news is that it's often very treatable and manageable with meds and therapy. One guy I know who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia found therapy helpful to learn ways to manage the illness. For example, he often thought people were saying nasty things about him when he turned away from them or wasn't paying close attention. So, he learned to watch people closely when they talk and look at their faces and expressions. Then when he had thoughts that they were talking bad about him, he could dismiss those thoughts with a reality check of what was actually happening. Treatment is a process.
Concerned on May 15, 2016:
I have been dealing with this horrible mental illness issue/gang stalking with my boyfriend. I have repeatedly tried to get him to see a doctor with no success because of course like all the other posters on here he doesn't believe he has a mental illness. He also constantly searches the internet for gang stalking articles and videos that's probably another reason why you have such an influx of comments from supposed TI's. I notice when he is under a lot of stress it seems to get worse he not only thinks people are stalking him but he unplugs the microwave and other electronics in the house, refuses to eat out for fear of poisoning, doesn't trust anybody he even thinks his family is involved and probably me at times too in this gang stalking. I told him a couple days ago that he needs to promise me he will see a doctor because this is something that can be treated he is torturing himself and those of us around him.
ElLele on April 09, 2016:
What a load of hooey!
The phenomenon of organized stalking and or "mind control" is not an irrational belief held by psychotics and conspiracy theorists. History proves that the CIA ran the MK Ultra project dealing with mind control through hypnosis and drugs from the 1950s to 1970s. Doing research on military and even some civilian technology there are many that are being tested to affect the brain and alter moods.
Dr Joseph Sharp demonstrated a technology in 1973 called "voice to skull" (V2K) that utilized microwave technology to cause a person to 'hear voices' from a remote source without anyone present, and no communication device. law enforcement and military uses acoustic weapons that can emit sounds enough to disable or distract a person from a distance. All of these things are real technologies, and if anyone questions them doing some brief research will prove they exist.
I had family and friends in govt, including working with a psyops agent for 3 years. I have been exposed to V2k and other electronic weapons. I have remote viewed in war zones very accurately and seen the evidence on the news the next day or next week with detailed descriptions and photos of exactly what I saw.
All too often people try to diagnose mental illness as the reason and this is so far from the truth it leads me to believe those who do have been brainwashed.
Anon on February 19, 2016:
Thanks,ma great article and very informative. Unfortunately I am in a similar situation with a friend who it appears is paranoid schizophrenic and refusing to get any help or treatment. He has burned all bridges with his friends, accusing us of orchestrating this gangstalking against him, and his family to we think. It has been very difficult to see him going through this and be unable to help him. Need more articles like this, for the friends and families of those buying into these delusions, as none of us really know how to help them.
EG on December 20, 2015:
I always feel so bad for these people. They need help and are so caught up in their delusions that relief is so far away from them. I've done enough psychotic drugs in my life (psychedelics) and have been in many upon many drug induced psychosis's (~25). I thankfully came out of each and everyone of them. There was a period of time when I was in high school and was smoking a ton of weed (a weak psychotic) and doing a bunch of other stuff commonly that it started to leak into my daily life. No strong delusions, but the occasional auditory or visual hallucination when I was coming down from smoking. In my psychosis's I learned how much of a breakdown in reality things happen. Your time is not linear, you try to rationalize every single thing that happen to you. My best example is after a long night and some small things I convinced myself that zombies had attacked and tried to kill me on mushrooms. After sobering up I thought long and hard about it and all it took was knocking on the door, me thinking I heard POPD (something police related), people being chaotic in the dorm room, an ominous green glowing light, and the right timed moan from my sleeping friend.
My drug use has left me quite informed I believe on the state of affairs of paranoid schizophrenics. A weed cookie made me believe that my entire frat house was going to be busted because we were smoking weed inside (like we did everyday) (and damn that was a dank cookie). I also had a friend who followed me in my habits and ended up not coming out okay. That was the wake up call for me. He was a good kid. Eccentric and liked to lie/embellish but after you got to know him he was a good guy. One trip knocked him too far. The last comment I heard from him before he was committed was that the government was stopping him from using his soundboard software that he bought through radio waves interfering with his laptop (mind you this was a good month after the trip). There was the casual worrying about a car driving by his window, but that last comment was the worst it got. I feel bad everyday that I didn't encourage him to seek help. He had even asked me one day if I thought he was crazy. I told him it was just the drugs and that he was all good. I guess I thought he was joking? Any who, he assaulted his mom and dad and then the bailiff claiming he was Jesus two days after that last comment. Usual schizo stuff. He's on meds now and released but I haven't had a good chance to sit and talk with him. I've seen him in passing and he didn't seem to believe yet that he was wrong. I miss him. I bet a lot of your old friends and family miss you guys too. Please seek help. He does a lot better on meds and although they don't help everybody they help many.
Harout on November 15, 2015:
This article is a CRIME against humanity. Gang stalking is very real and is an organized CRIME of judeo-masonic mafia against humanity - a TERRORIST VAMPIRE CRIME by millions against ones - for not becoming judeo-Christian robots. Word Zionism means harmony and all jew and mason real mentally disordered enemies of humanity consider only harmony when every other human being is becoming the robots of the same brainless evil Zionist theory and becoming the worsheeeeeeeeepers of jews as the god. Masonic theory of bringing order out of chaos is the very opposite of real life destroyed by these criminals whose chaotic robot terrorism against humans in gay and lesbian god player Satanism CREATES the real chaos of mind control and gang stalking TERRORIST CRIMES against humans - one at a time. And the ONLY mentally disordered in this world are jews and masons - TERRORIST VAMPIRE enemies of humanity. 911 was CREATED by 4 plains with 77 and 93 numbers where 9 times 3 is the same 27 and same 77 in STUPID EVIL jewish numerology. 7-7 England bombing and 1993 Oklahoma city are the work of the same god player jew and mason judeo-Christian gay and lesbian mafia. How many virgins were supposed muslim terrorists dreaming to have in heaven? 72. That is the number of judeo-Christian god's names in the unholy bible and 4 times 77 is the 308 number of the never existed JEWsus Christ. Just because 4 times 18 is 72 and just because 4 times 27 is 108 BRAINLESS EVIL jewish numerology has considered it some kind of miracle of god and started playing pink communist gay and lesbian SATANISM as the god of the mankind where the pink 18 level of masonry - rosicrucianism is playing same jewish rabbies' BRAINLESS TERRORIST TEACHER role on non jews and they are so megalomaniac in their vampire brainlessness that they have too many school buses involved in the same gang stalking TERRORIST CRIME against humans who are often completely unaware what those megalomaniac brainless severely mentally disordered terrorist CRIMINALS are trying to teach them - which is how to become an EVIL ROBOT so all mason robots together can claim the terrorist bloodsucker jews as the god with worst form of totalitarian regime and total slavery ever CREATED. Check the license plates of the cars involved in gang stalking TERRORIST CRIME and see if not the same 27, 72 and 18 are repeated most often along with Scottish rite masons' 437 and 388 and Christian rite masons' 947, 479, 966 or just 66 and count the GZ and JC letters in those license plates and count the very 633 and 33 0r 16 and 61 of jewish STUPID BRAINLESS swastika in those plates. It's written that god is everywhere so see if white and red which CREATED the pink gay and lesbianism is not repeated over and over in god player TERRORIST totalitarian pink SATANIST communists' plates torturing humans day and night by gang stalking and electromagnetic TERRORISM. And before considering these statements as anti-Semitism - consider that the very expression of anti-Semitism is as brainless as the EVIL jew ANIMALS who CREATED it and who consider all other nations to be animals in their protocols of elders of zion, because most humans labeled as anti-semites do not have problems with Arabs - semites, their problem is with Zionist TERRORIST VAMPIRE jews so those innocent humans are not anti-semites at all but are anti-Zionists. It is the zionists who are anti-semites by killing Arabs who are semites. And masons who agreed to become animals for REAL ANIMALS of this world are the very VAMPIRES involved in gang stalking and mind control TERRORISM against humanity and they are not the "brain of the mankind" as their megalomania considers it but their communal entire brain size of entire worldwide masonry is equal to Pavlov's dog's brain size - knowing what to do in order to get food so those who STEAL from entire mankind can play the role of the giver and role of the god. Then please consider WHY all the EVILS in this world fought against by millions of humans - be it slavery, be it totalitarian dictatorship, be it inquisition or wars where not eliminated contrary to millions of humans' lifetime efforts and who else except the ENEMIES OF HUMANITY can continue all those CRIMES against humanity, and also consider that Joseph Stalin who murdered millions of innocent humans just for their human thoughts, which is essentially the repetition of medieval inquisition's crimes against humanity and today's CIA who is involved in organization and realization of all these gang stalking and mind control CRIMES against humanity including the citizens of the country that they are supposed to protect - are all the same Rosicrucian masons with exact same brainless megalomaniac severe mental disorder of jew rabbies who consider themselves smarter than others and who preserve themselves right to "teach the life" to others through barbaric TERRORIST CRIMES.
Honesty on June 07, 2015:
I hope when some of the people posting here get help they come back and acknowledge they were wrong. The TI conspiracy theory is toxic because it perpetuates unhealthy fantasies people have. Here is something to live by. People don't think about you nearly as much as you think about yourself. Honestly. There are billions of people in the world and they all have consciousness like you and me. You are not the star of your own movie you are just perceiving things in a way that makes you the victim. Get your life together and stop blaming the boogie man for your problems.
Sheila Wilson (author) from Pennsylvania on April 12, 2015:
I am not a gang stalker. Honest. I'm a real person, not some figment of someone's imagination.
The Woman on April 12, 2015:
It's people like the author of this article that help perpetuate these atrocious crimes to humanity by brushing the victims off as mentally ill. I would not be surprised if she is a gang stalker herself.
Donna on February 28, 2015:
Wow. You sound like a real quack, lol. And a bit nieve. You want to talk about "ego"? If the TIs have it you and those like you have it tenfold. To think you have the final opinion on what people are really going through, anyone who goes into the field of psychology and think they know what's going on 100 percent really thinks highly of themselves. You also have limited thinking through your own personal experiences. Because YOU experienced friends with these delusions everyone must have schizoidphrenia. You seem to be limiting everything to your own personal experiences only. Not only that but applying one label to every situation makes you a lazy thinker. And basically useless. Oh, and your fake concern for the TIs shows is quite sickening. Because I don't get you care one bit about these people and only your narrow vision. I bet you really are "sad" for them. I'm sad for any who actually has to put up with you on a daily basis. As they say "Hon, you ain't all that."
If you want to help them I think you need to dial back your condescension a bit. Also, you know what they say about Psychology? Bunk. In my observation they are as messed up as those they are trying to "help." Flakes. I'm starting to wonder if you are an actual psychologist or are playing a really bad stereotype of one. There is a lot of this on the internet.
"My heart goes out to you all."
Pffft. What is this. A sermon, lady? Get over yourself. Your opinion isn't that important. Take your own advice.
Daniel on November 01, 2014:
I'm a ti. Ohio. Any tis can email me god bless danny Francis316@email.com
YaThink on October 21, 2014:
Here is another video that gives some pretty good details:
It is long but informative
YaThink on October 21, 2014:
Yea, checked the vid. Not enough info.
Check this one out. More detailed
Here's the thing about "stalking" "surveillance" etc...
1. You don't know why they are doing it...or maybe you do
2. It is done by bad people and good people.
3. There are cults of social personalities that use these methods for various reasons ie.. anti-problematic or problematic
4. The bad guys will touch you - The good guys are not supposed to
5. The bad guys aren't around that long
6. The good guys may be around for a while, a long while
7. The bad guys are bold and pervasive
8. The good guys stand-off and hide better
Bad or Good doesn't really matter to the TV (Targeted Victim)
When the TV recognizes they are being followed or watched they should ILLUMINATE the situation by filing a report with the local police...for each occurrence...period.
Because the TV does not know if the activities are produced by Good or Bad elements it is better safe than sorry to file a report.
Calling the police to the scene is quite useless as most of these groups use stay in communication and have somebody listening to a police scanner for LEA activity in the area.
You do not have to think people are studying you, they will do in accordance with THEIR agenda. Whether you are female, white, black, jew, hispanic, suspected criminal, a retail clerk, a bagboy, a lawyer, doctor or any person of any profession. Like I said, cults of social personalities each with their own operating agenda. It may be store clerks of a popular store who have a rival store and want to scare away customers or employees. They each have their own reason to target YOU and YOU will never know why.
If you report these activities with explicit detail and something does happen to you then you have record that you were aware and pro-active in resolving the situation or at least finding the source or cause.
IF and I say IF you think you are being stalked either by good guys or bad, it is most likely you will notice without trying to notice. They will give themselves away at some point and the harder you look for them the harder they will hide.
Hope this clears things up a bit.
A site you can read through that talks about the GOV using inappropriate surveillance methods is here: http://fightgangstalking.com/
It is heavy anti-gov but it has info that is international as well as local.
enjoy and fear not, it's not you....or is it?
Sheila Wilson (author) from Pennsylvania on October 21, 2014:
I understand what you are saying. Gathering information about people in the form of surveys is a common business practice to identify trends and shape their products and advertising accordingly. What I don't understand is people who decide that certain people in public must be gang stalking them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S7juCatOa0
There is a video of a woman who claims that a parked red car and a red truck that drove by are evidence of gang stalking. In another video, she said that the two red cars stopped at a traffic light along with several cars of various colors are signs of gang stalking. My first car was a red car and I never stalked anyone. Deciding that red cars are a sign that someone is stalking me is like pretty random. And to decide that I'm a targeted individual means that I think people want to study me.. and that my behavior is so important that people are documenting my every move. That doesn't make sense to me. It seems like I would have to have quite an ego to assume that I'm that important.
YaThink on October 21, 2014:
Have you ever taken a survey? Better yet, have you ever given a survey?
The answers you put down in your survey reveal more than you think. Unless you are the one grading it.
Your site is full of information about YOU. All of your answers in comments sections combined with the articles are a profile of YOU.
A social research scientist would be able to tell you what you eat, drink, wear, drive and everything about you if that was there study. Behavior.
They could tell if you are a kind kitten or a gentle giant or a short sappy . Criminals look for clues to not only invade your financial life but your personal life as well.
As far as your site, personally, it's in the public, and so are your thoughts and inclinations. Are you a target? We are all targets at some point in our lives for whatever reason. Some reasons are scientific while others are criminal. Short term versus long term sometimes explain the difference. Criminals are short timers while scientific are long termers, sometimes for years.
Oh, and viewing other persons comments are also indicators. Don't ask what for, sometimes just for laughs I guess. But I suppose it reveals how well the article was written based upon the responses.
Did you notice that most people are trying to convince you that stalking is true?
The more responses you get the more some company will take the hint that it is a hot topic that a lot of people will hit on. Thus, hits mean advertising dollars. get it?
SO, there are hundreds or thousands of reasons people get stalked, watched, surveilled. Some are criminal and some are non-threatening. But it is the TI who sometimes picks up on it and becomes more self aware, conscious. Then afraid because they do not know why it is happening to them.
It is unfortunate that so many scientific social case studies are out there. The divide between criminal and scientific is such a significant factor for Law Enforcement response that the victim becomes a "helpless, delusional, schizophrenic" because they were not able to video or audible record what they know was real.
Conversely, a victim may indeed be a "project" of a "blind" study that the LEA are aware and unable to divulge to the victim that they knew it is all real. Thus the victim becomes even more helpless which may lead to a variety of behaviors.
Okay, second lesson for the day, did you look up "social engineering?
Sheila Wilson (author) from Pennsylvania on October 21, 2014:
Why would anyone be monitoring my article other than Hubpages for content quality?
Ya Think on October 21, 2014:
Sheila, It is obvious you know little about surveillance and its use. Go back to when LBJ wrote off on a study for social engineering. It takes millions of people to watch thousands of people under study. Do you get it? Blind studies are when people do not know they are being studied.
Grants are given to institutions both private and civil to conduct these studies. Sometimes the people conducting the surveillance are not so sharp and are too obvious.
Also, there are criminal elements throughout the world who use these same surveillance methods and yes, they too sometimes show themselves, even on purpose.
Sheila, I can only assume you were either raised in a very protected environment or you are pulling the wool over everyone's eyes. If you really want to write an article about "Organized Stalking" you should first rule out the obvious. I do not know of any surveillance teams that wear a badge or uniform and never will. I do know that TI's are not all schizophrenic. But, it can drive them to it if they do not accept the fact that these things are sometimes done to random people or that they are selected simply because they are being "checked out". Lower echelon "stalkers" will gather together to stalk anybody just because they can, for their own personal reasons, and have the time to do it.
It is a revolving , fluctuating business that includes every sector of every national and international institution, good or bad, acquiring information, defined or random, for descriptive and nondescript purposes. It is no different than the merchants and credit companies on the web following your IP and purchases to know what you like or don't like.
I hope this opens your eyes a bit. Look up "Social Engineering" and how it is used in fraud and larceny. There are more criminals using "gang stalking" than ever before with all the new technology. Gathering info from a persons cell phone and knowing where they shop and what ATM's they use along with a little more information can enable the criminal to financially ruin someone. Not to mention possible loss of job and friends.
Sheila, according to your article and your comments responses you don't seem to be on-board with the reality of "gang-stalking" yet you post an article to "help" others who are victims. I highly suggest you do a little (lot) more research. The way you fault straight to mental disorders is rather offensive and a fear tactic used by those in the psychiatric community to "push" people over the edge. If you are not a psychiatrist and know how to "catch" people then this article you have written is way out of your league.
BTW who do you think is monitoring your article? Do you have a stalker, better yet, is there an organization or institution monitoring your site and this article? What about your responses, use of grammar and retort inclination? Have you ever heard of "behavior analysis"?
All of these things mentioned are, for all purposes, tools for acquiring and utilizing information for both social sciences and criminal activities, and it's a big (international) business.
So that is your lesson for the day, don't forget to search "social engineering", specifically companies that deal with security.
Hav a gaday
Sheila Wilson (author) from Pennsylvania on October 21, 2014:
I'm just an artist and writer. I knew someone who had schizophrenia and then, he started buying into the TI theory. What stalkers should be reported to the police? I don't believe there are any stalkers to report. You said that you left this page open for a couple hours and noticed groups come by to identify your location. Why would anyone care what your location is? How do you know that's what those people were doing?
I've seen the videos of self-labeled TI's that are posted for YouTube and I honestly feel very sorry for them. One person was sitting on a bus and recording fellow passengers. The passengers looked like they were just like any other group of people on public transportation. A couple people were talking, like friends do. But the person recording them confronted these strangers and claimed they were stalking her. To me, that looks like paranoia as once might see with someone who has paranoid schizophrenia. I feel sorry for them, because they don't have to live in fear but they choose to.
I empathize with living in fear, because I have PTSD. Today has been bad. I've been having flashbacks. If you think I'm making that up for some reason, you can look over my other articles about anxiety and -PTSD. I guess I am pro-psychiatry if that means that I'd rather see people get help than live in fear. I still have issues with anxiety and fear, but the treatment has helped me make some progress.
I saw another YouTube video where this woman who claimed to be a TI went and sat in her car and recorded teenagers at the corner down the street. She claimed they were stalking her. To me, it looked like they were selling drugs. Maybe I just don't understand why someone would think everyone and everything has to do with watching the TI. There's no common sense in that.
Now, I know there is some real gangstalking going on in which the victim knows the stalkers. Like if a group of teens is mad at one person and they follow and harass that person. That's so wrong! What I was talking about with this article is when a person thinks that everyone they see is stalking them. It's obviously not true. It's a problem with the "victim's" perception and maybe therapy could help.
YaThink on October 21, 2014:
Hey Everybody reading the comments,
I have sat here for a couple hours with this page open making sure my IP was visible. So far I have had three groups come by identifying my location. Or were they?? Lost?
This Article was obviously posted to attract TI's for whatever.
Sheila, it is obvious you are pro-pharmacology/psychiatry and an enabler. You didn't once mention reporting stalkers to the police or that businesses frequently use PI's to check out their potential clients or employees. That PI's use surveillance teams and the person may have been mistaken for somebody else. Nope, straight to Schizophrenia!
Surveillance is not a crime - stalking is, what's the difference and how do you distinguish?
PUT a UNIFORM and BADGE on the SURVEILLANCE TEAM!
I would suggest anybody reading this article to NOT post their experiences in the comments section. You only enable yourself to become a victim.
OSCHENNAI on September 30, 2014:
Organized Gang Stalking / Cyberstalking, Chennai, India.
Please see the videos in the following links too...
Sheila Wilson (author) from Pennsylvania on September 25, 2014:
I believe schizophrenics have exactly the same delusions even though they live thousands of miles from each other because that is the nature of the disease and the human condition. It's like how fairy tales from all over the world have several of the same elements. For example, look at the use of dragons in myths and fairy tales from around the world even before the people communicated with each other. I believe Jung called it the "collective unconscious."
I've seen several so-called gang-stalking experts sell books and other materials and claiming to be victims themselves. I think that's disgusting that they prey on the vulnerable. I have a friend who was diagnosed as schizophrenic, but then became convinced he was a victim of gang-stalking after reading about that. So, instead of getting better with proper treatment, he contributed to this criminal enterprise. I understand why. It's comforting to be part of a group of victims rather than accept your mental illness for what it is. It's easier to blame someone else than to take responsibility for your wellness and get help. It's unfortunate that so many people are choosing to believe in gangstalking and continue to live feeling like they are being persecuted rather than getting help.
OSCHENNAI on September 25, 2014:
Organized Gang Stalking and Cyberstalking, Chennai, India
I am a Targeted Individual of Gang Stalking in Chennai, India.
I did not know the term Gang Stalking or terms involved in Gang Stalking like Street theatre / Color Harassment / Gaslighting etc
FOR A FULL 3 YEARS i was being harassed by these techniques.
The minute i discovered these terms , i was shocked to see the EXACTLY SAME things happening to thousands of individuals around the world.
How do you Explain that ?
Schizophrenics having the EXACTLY SAME delusions 10,000 miles away in INDIA and the USA ?
Visit my youtube channel 'OrganizedStalking ChennaiCity' and see videos of my harassment.
Please see the interviews of Dr John Hall a Physician from San Antonio Texas who was also a Targeted Individual
Sheila Wilson (author) from Pennsylvania on July 03, 2014:
My heart goes out to you all.
Darlene Pech on July 03, 2014:
We, as TI victims (Yes I am one), have to get together somehow. I think if we do, we can find a solution. As I'm writing this, I do feel as though I'm working so hard to get out of my mental comfort zone and actually open up about this issue. I've been having such a hard time coping with the reality of what is and what isn't. I'm honestly sick of being tormented and just wanna start focusing on finding only solutions. I hope I'm being heard since I do want everyone else to be heard as well(knowing how hard it is already).
organizedstalking chennaicity on June 06, 2014:
Organized Stalking aka Gang Stalking in Chennai, India has been happening to me fro the last 5 years, Started as Hacking of Cell phones and computers , proceeded to all the typical Gang Stalking tactics and Electronic Harassment
crudedude on May 23, 2014:
Gangstalking is all too real, I had recently found a coworker who had become mentally unstable, and we began talking and the same things that were happening to me were happening to him on a different level, but nonetheless, the same....pray hard this 22 year old man took his own life three days ago....THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT FROM US THEY HAVE BECOME JUDGE AND JURY AGAINST THE INNOCENT OF HEART DON'T QUESTION IT STOP THE GOD DAMNED COWARDS THEY HAVE NO RIGHT!
OS CHENNAI on May 12, 2014:
Organized Stalking in Chennai, India aka Gang Stalking started for me with Hacking of Cell phones and computers , proceeds to all typical Gang Stalking features and Electronic Harassment.
Sheila Wilson (author) from Pennsylvania on March 26, 2014:
You think people create skits and act them out in front of you on the street? Why would you think that? How do you know people are texting anything about you? Why would they? I think there are cases of true gang stalking as in having issues with a group of coworkers so they cause problems for you every day trying to make you quit your job. I can understand a gang stalking in that sense. To think people in public have nothing better to do than to act out skits in front of you doesn't make any sense. Why would they care what you think or do? If a group of people felt the need to put on some show for me every day, I'd be praying for them. Obviously, they need a worthwhile hobby. And I feel sad for you that you are clearly experiencing distress. Please just talk to a psychiatrist or therapist. If the stalking is real, they can help you cope with it. If the stalking is in your imagination, they can help with that as well.
silentwomn on March 26, 2014:
Organized stalking is very real. Ive recently become a victim of it myself. Ive never heard of it or knew it even exsisted till these extremist groups started coming after me shortly after having problems with someone I was breifly dating. Its posts like these that keep this hate crime under wraps just brushing it off as mental illness. When there is enough money behind the operation people will cooperate when bribed to parricipate. The ones with the real mental ilness is the ones carrying out the stalking. What's more crazy? Me trying to go about town running my errands or the 40 something soccer mom sitting near my car in the parking lot staring at me crazy texting every move I make like a maniac. Then right after the text is sent the other ones start coming out of the wood work to walk past to harass me with the things they have sensitized me to on a daily basis. And they will follow you all day long in little groups to do this. In my case its always a Caucasian male or female usually middle aged sitting in a car texting. Then they will have minorities on foot walking around to carry out what they are being told to do. They love to put on ridiculous little street skits in front of you. So if you complain of this it sounds totally insane making you look like you have a problem . This is how this crime works. And foreinpress is absolutely right. When you sit back and do nothing it gets progressively worse. Calling them out and fighting back is the only way to slow them down and stop them in their tracks. They haven't tried to run me off the road again since I went public about my targeting.
foreignpress from Denver on March 21, 2013:
I am being gang stalked. The organizers number two or three and are members of a homeowner's association. Their targets are toys for their amusement. It is sadistic. The only way to fight back is to employ the same tactics against them. They expect victims to cower and not push back but that's what I'm doing and it's working. I've become hardened and almost pitiless in the 10 years since this started. They seem as demons that must be destroyed. Unless the target openly fights back the gang stalking could continue for the life of the victim with nowhere to run. Imagine a lifetime of strangers pointing at you spreading slander and gossip. So walk with pride and remember: Do unto them before they do it to you.
A Genuine TI on December 14, 2012:
This post is all lies to cover real crimes against Targeted Individuals.
Bus on August 18, 2012:
I believe gangstalking is real. It is not controlled by government but Satan possessing the faithless. Targeted individuals need to find faith in Jesus Christ.
Tsadi on June 08, 2012:
By "responding to my behavior", I meant that they would respond to my coming outside, etc., though they were several hudnred feet away.
Tsadi on June 08, 2012:
I also had the experience of having neighbors respond to my behavior while I was outside of my house smoking a few months after this began on Halloween night 2009. One of those present said that she would be watching me every day as I came and went. There were many instances of random persons making odd comments and gestures toward me at work, strange lights in the sky which would remain in fixed positions in the sky for hours and then move in unison and disappear. There are craft which would appear in the night sky with a floodlight on, would remain fixed in the sky(and I believe I've ruled out airplanes traveling in my direction), and then they'd dim their lights and slowly drift out of view. One night I drove to a convenience store a few miles from my house and upon nearing my street, two of the aforementioned floodlights suddenly appeared facing me.
Tsadi on June 08, 2012:
I am perfectly aware that I am really being stalked and electronically harassed. For one thing, I found out, a year or so after the fact, that a rumor was being spread around my work place as to my being a Russian spy. The only context from which anything to that effect could have been deduced was one in which I was alone in my vehicle, being coerced to make completely uncharacteristic comments, resulting from completely uncharacteristic thoughts. There was no one else present physically. I was driving. There is no way anyone could have physically heard "me" making those comments.
Fastone on April 17, 2012:
Sheila, Still on the fence I see, the TI is told he is chipped told that they were in his house told they were in his car told that he pissed off the wrong person. lol All of this is just suggestions/information. It is about every fear you have ever had and thousand things you never thought of, all tailored for the TI. Your friends
or more aptly called associates that the cops don't like you or them guilt by association. They got nothing on you but it does not matter, but you have this tech that the government handed you in the in a shinny black police/fire command center van. It can listen to your calls
from blocks away xray your home, car and beam subliminal suggestions right into your inner ear that you can't stop or block. They follow you to stress you to get you to throw the game. Watch you to catch you in an illegal act. The beam damages your inner ear (tinnitus). It is a strong guess that boom cars have the same power, they could make a subliminal mp3 tailored for the target and his neighbors and make them hate the target. My sis is part of this group she is a two face backbiter tattle tail been that way her whole life she called it her power. The guy she married had 2 brothers both suicides 13 months apart and his dad too. He hated all of them so did she, until I stopped talking to her I change my phone number 13 times for prank calls have not had any since 9 years now. If you remember the Iraqis surrendered in droves they have this tech to beam thousands millions of subliminal s right into the subconscious forced hypnosis the dirtiest of tricks it disables you for a time maybe a week or two and has lasting effects. Two states have passed laws against electronic harassment this is not the internet type of electronic harassment either.
The reason the TI s seem so wacky is because of the suggestions the negative programing. A virus program is running in there operating system. Spam the human brain.
It takes everything you have not to act on some of the suggestions, you never believe it until you experience it first hand.
Thank god for Alprazolam and my friend larry saved me from the fate my city fathers had planed for me.
How many homeless in jail or in belview that could not
see through it. Schizophrenia does not just come on at
56 years old and organized stalking is a fact.
NormalMe on April 07, 2012:
I would estimate (just pure speculation) that a minimum of 80% of people who claim to be "gang stalked" are in fact victims of organized stalking. It is a reality that normal people find horrifying, and desperately need to pass it off as something that is not really happening. The truth is that it is happening on a global scale.
I don't know who is behind it, how many organized stalking networks there are in North America, or how exactly they go about doing it. What I do know for a fact is that it involves an enormous amount of money and technology that we are probably 15 to 30 years away from being able to purchase for any reason at any store (this is taking into account the exponential rate of technological increases in the past 20 or so years and the expectation for the yearly increase to continue).
I am not a gang stalking target but I do know a couple of them. Neither has any history of mental illness, no family history of it, and cannot fathom why they were selected for this horrific psychological "program". Both have been seen by 2 psychiatrists and given a clean bill of mental health.
Organized stalking is growing and touching every small to large city in the western world. It is based around not letting anyone but the target know that the target is being monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When the desperate, sane, target goes for health they have no proof of it. The people who do this have no morals and cannot empathize with any other human being. Can't understand that people are born with different genetics so it is impossible for people to be the same, and act the same way they do. They never look past what they see on the surface. They can't understand that there is so much more to every person's situation than meets the eye, even if they are monitoring that person all the time. If they could read minds they would know this and cut people breaks, assuming of course they have the ability to empathize, and want to stay in touch with morality. They are motivated by money or research. Maybe both.
Kira on April 02, 2012:
My 9 year old sister were targeted by a gang because they wanted to steal her bike. In broad daylight, with the public there. Nobody did a thing and they beat her up as she held onto her bike. Disgusted by society at how they would let a 9 year old get beaten up because they don't want to get hurt themselves.
Sheila Wilson (author) from Pennsylvania on March 24, 2012:
@awake and aware
Another person that you mention, David Larson, has a notice posted at the top of his website that claims that any misspellings that may be found on his website are from corrupt officials. Seriously? So, "officials" have nothing better to do but to hack his website and change the spellings of some of the words? I feel bad for him. This is obviously not logical.
Sheila Wilson (author) from Pennsylvania on March 24, 2012:
There are cases of actual group stalking such as a group of teens harassing a classmate or coworkers ganging up on a fellow coworker. Stalking like this can happen but are rare. The one that you mention, Jesse Beltran, is all about his CLAIMS of being microchipped while visiting a dentist. It this were true, I'm sure he could have gotten an x-ray to prove his case. Wouldn't he take such proof and sue the dentist? But no, he just makes a lot of noise for attention or because he is mentally ill. "Government sponsored stalking" is a ludicrous notion. The people who claim to be victims of government-sponsored gang stalking have absolutely no logical reason to expect the government to be watching them at all, much less stalking them and monitoring their every move. I hope that people who think they are being stalked will consider their situation from an outsiders perspective. Why would the government care what you do? They don't. Please, go get help so you don't have to spend your life living in fear.
awake and aware on March 24, 2012:
this is a real crime with real proof, look up 'david larson' who is a medical doctor and wrote a book on it called 'a new breed', also the james walbert case, dennis kucinich, jim guest. there are also shows on coast to coast a.m. and check out the story of jesse beltran, who was chipped and has medical proof.
the NUMBER ONE way to hide this hate crime is to silence it through labels of 'mental illness' which will discredit the trauma that the poor victim is going through. it is sick what is being done and the only one's who are mentally ill are those who are getting away with this type of 'perfect murder' on activists, whistle blowers or an enemy. this is one of the worst things i have ever researched, my heart goes out to every target. stay focused and document everything. or get a friend to be a witness and upload your proof on yt or any other place you can. keep trying.
Sheila Wilson (author) from Pennsylvania on February 27, 2012:
I'm certainly open to discussion. I'm never one to post articles as if I have all the answers and not encourage discussion. The sad truth is that there are many people who actually have schizophrenia who believe they are being targeted. They are not soldiers, spies, members of the mob, or ever worked in any government capacity. Some of them video tape or accuse innocent bystanders of stalking, which could end up getting them killed if they accuse a violent person. In some of the video clips of targeted individuals on YouTube, people can plainly see that the "victim" isn't being stalked as they claim to be. If it's not schizophrenia, the person has a huge ego to assume that the government or others care what the person is doing.
Cap'n Nemo on February 27, 2012:
Before MK ULTRA was officially acknowledged as real, did Psychiatry believe the victims or diagnose PS by default? If the latter, how can you be so sure GS is not a secret program in a similar vein?