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Dear Poll: Have You Ever Had a Stalker?

I feel like we hear about a new celebrity being stalked on a weekly basis. Of course, the paparazzi fuel the fire, exposing celebrities' personal lives to the masses, but the stalkers we hear about in the news take things to a different, very scary level: following them, hiding out in their backyards, digging through their trash, even breaking and entering their homes.

I have been lucky enough to have never been stalked myself, but I know many women who have, so even if it were on a much smaller scale than these celebrities, what I want to know is: Have you ever been stalked?

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skypoem skypoem 8 years
This was at church, it last from when I was about 16 to 19. This kid about five years younger than myself had the nerve to tell me I was pretty and stylish one time ... in front of the movie theater! He found my Xanga and my Myspace and according to his friends (who really only hung out with him out of pity) would tell me he would ogle at my pictures. One time I was on the swings at the church playground, trying to kill time, and a few strands of my hair got caught in the chains. And he, the kid, KEPT A STRAND OF MY HAIR!! Is that not super stalker-ish and creepy, or what?!
BryPouncy BryPouncy 8 years
I've had a stalker but I will say I was not scared of him. I used to weight lift, I'm prone to carrying knives and I've been in a few fist fights in my day. So if he ever tried anything - he'd regret it. :) This was several years ago though. I think my 8th grade year...it didn't last long, he found someone else I suppose.
ncsouthpaw ncsouthpaw 8 years
:oops: i am really sorry about the long message everybody. I didnt realize i had typed that much. i guess i am a very detailed person. sorry
ncsouthpaw ncsouthpaw 8 years
:oops: i am really sorry about the long message everybody. I didnt realize i had typed that much.i guess i am a very detailed person. sorry
ncsouthpaw ncsouthpaw 8 years
i picked other not really sure what to pick. I have been in a similar situtation but i dont think it actually counts as a stalker. A few months back me, my roomate and my best guy friend all went to mcdonalds after getting off work late.(we all worked at the same place)one night and i was riding with my bgf we got back to my house before my roomate did. We were standing outside waiting for her to come and she was taking along time and we were worried because she was right behind us. When she got here she told us what had happened. theres a side road on our street so she was sitting at the stopsign waiting for this car to pass. he was a couple blocks away and driving really slow and my roomate didnt want to pull out in front of him and have him speed up really quick and hit her. anyways when he got to our street he stopped and glared hard at her and then turned up our street away from our house but at some point when we were all walking inside he made a uturn and drove really slow past our house this was about midnight. and my bfg parents wanted him home by 12 that night so we waited a few minutes and he left. and i always tell him to call if anythings happens. After he left my roomate realized that she had left her phone in her truck and didnt want to go out there alone so i went out to help her and had left my phone inside (he had called it twice then called my roomys phone.when i got around to listening to my messages i felt so bad for not having my phone because he sounded really scared and i always have my phone on me but not when i was needed most but now i always have my cell no matter what.) Just as we found her phone it rang and it was our friend saying that the guy had been following him and was scared he zigzagged trough different streets to try to loose him and was still getting followed luckily he finally lost him. we ended up meeting our friend at a gas station were a bunch of cops hang out and told them about the situtation but they couldnt do anything since the car was behind us and we couldnt get a liscence number or anything like that.
ncsouthpaw ncsouthpaw 8 years
i picked other not really sure what to pick. I have been in a similar situtation but i dont think it actually counts as a stalker. A few months back me, my roomate and my best guy friend all went to mcdonalds after getting off work late.(we all worked at the same place)one night and i was riding with my bgf we got back to my house before my roomate did. We were standing outside waiting for her to come and she was taking along time and we were worried because she was right behind us. When she got here she told us what had happened. theres a side road on our street so she was sitting at the stopsign waiting for this car to pass. he was a couple blocks away and driving really slow and my roomate didnt want to pull out in front of him and have him speed up really quick and hit her. anyways when he got to our street he stopped and glared hard at her and then turned up our street away from our house but at some point when we were all walking inside he made a uturn and drove really slow past our house this was about midnight. and my bfg parents wanted him home by 12 that night so we waited a few minutes and he left. and i always tell him to call if anythings happens. After he left my roomate realized that she had left her phone in her truck and didnt want to go out there alone so i went out to help her and had left my phone inside (he had called it twice then called my roomys phone.when i got around to listening to my messages i felt so bad for not having my phone because he sounded really scared and i always have my phone on me but not when i was needed most but now i always have my cell no matter what.) Just as we found her phone it rang and it was our friend saying that the guy had been following him and was scared he zigzagged trough different streets to try to loose him and was still getting followed luckily he finally lost him. we ended up meeting our friend at a gas station were a bunch of cops hang out and told them about the situtation but they couldnt do anything since the car was behind us and we couldnt get a liscence number or anything like that.
PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
Anyone who stalks a celebrity or anyone else, should either be committed to a mental institution or imprisoned. To say hello to someone famous is one thing. To talk peacefully to them just like they are you.....and in a way they are, is fine because it’s safe. But to physically follow them around is dangerous. Stalking is a very serious manner when you have someone that’s psychotic / deranged to deal with. And I agree, some people truly don’t know the definition of a true stalker.
PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
Anyone who stalks a celebrity or anyone else, should either be committed to a mental institution or imprisoned. To say hello to someone famous is one thing. To talk peacefully to them just like they are you.....and in a way they are, is fine because it’s safe. But to physically follow them around is dangerous. Stalking is a very serious manner when you have someone that’s psychotic / deranged to deal with. And I agree, some people truly don’t know the definition of a true stalker.
monsterblood monsterblood 9 years
No. and some people use the term "stalker" too loosely
sdsunshine2119 sdsunshine2119 9 years
I had a stalker, but it happened when I was in the 5th grade and it was my next door neighbor who was a year older than me. He did a number of inappropriate things such as he grabbed me from behind and cupped my breasts. Another time while I was at the pool w. family, he was there too and he kept looking at me under the water w. his goggles on. The craziest thing he did was sneak into our back yard and looked to be like he was setting up some kind of trap; like a trip wire. He was doing other things in our back yard. Me and my sisters were watching him through the blinds. Thankfully, this guy moved away by high school and I had managed to keep my distance by the 7th grade.
sdsunshine2119 sdsunshine2119 9 years
I had a stalker, but it happened when I was in the 5th grade and it was my next door neighbor who was a year older than me.He did a number of inappropriate things such as he grabbed me from behind and cupped my breasts. Another time while I was at the pool w. family, he was there too and he kept looking at me under the water w. his goggles on.The craziest thing he did was sneak into our back yard and looked to be like he was setting up some kind of trap; like a trip wire. He was doing other things in our back yard. Me and my sisters were watching him through the blinds.Thankfully, this guy moved away by high school and I had managed to keep my distance by the 7th grade.
DecemberBaby DecemberBaby 9 years
He wasn't a real stalker but me and my friends called him a stalker because he kept calling. All day long. Just calling and calling. So after he realized that I wasn't gonna answer his call he started coming to my house! Ugh! It's over now but he was the worst!
laluna laluna 9 years
Yes my 70yr old neighbour. He kept finding excuses to come around and always came outside if he heard me out the back. He wrote me some creepy letters and kept knocking on my bedroom window after i'd told him i wasn't interested in even being friends with him. Finally he came over one night knocking on my door and saying that he wanted to make love to me. I called the police and they went and spoke with him the next day (he was hiding that night cause my mum threatened to call my uncles!) and told him he's not to speak to me or they'd lock him up. I stayed with my mum for quite a while after.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
I clicked other for guys that were persistant in wanting to date me, but reading this post reminded me I did get creepy stalked once when I was 17. There was this chinese exchange student, and he's been verbally harrassing me for a while to date him, I had one of my guy friends tell him that he had to leave me alone as I had already made it clear I wasn't interested. He then followed me in the school and so me and a friend of mine were hiding in the toilets, and he was spying through the vent and kicked the door in to scare us.Very creepy.
merie33 merie33 9 years
I had one my first semester of college last year. It was a girl I'd gone to high school with, and we went to the same college our first semester. She didn't have alot of friends and I kind of felt bad for her, so I'd hang out with her and stuff. Well apparently she was a little kookier than I thought, because she started talking about killing herself, and I'd be up until all hours of the night trying to convince her not to do anything dumb. I finally reported it to the head of housing and they started to watch her. Then when she kept talking about it, I finally told her that I couldn't deal with it anymore (I'm really not heartless, I just realized that she kept talking about it, but never actually did anything, so I started to not believe her anymore, and I was suffering personally from her dramatics, losing sleep, constantly worrying, etc.) After I told her I didn't want to talk anymore, she kept calling me, and would IM me, and I'd ignore it. One night she imed me and was like "I know you're there, I see you're on facebook and myspace..come talk to me"...and another night, she said she was glad to see that I got my homework done, because she'd seen me drop it off at my professors office earlier (which was on the other side of campus!!!). She was absolutely insane though, she'd knock on my door at random times of the day and night, I'd catch her watching me from a bench in the corner of the sidewalk when I went to class...it was just really creepy!!!!I blocked all communication I had with her though, and even transferred schools to get away from her.I haven't heard from her in a little less than a year, and I can't be happier. And I know that my story wasn't quite as disturbing as some of the others on here, but it was scary at the time, and I wouldn't wish anyone to go through any of that!
merie33 merie33 9 years
I had one my first semester of college last year. It was a girl I'd gone to high school with, and we went to the same college our first semester. She didn't have alot of friends and I kind of felt bad for her, so I'd hang out with her and stuff. Well apparently she was a little kookier than I thought, because she started talking about killing herself, and I'd be up until all hours of the night trying to convince her not to do anything dumb. I finally reported it to the head of housing and they started to watch her. Then when she kept talking about it, I finally told her that I couldn't deal with it anymore (I'm really not heartless, I just realized that she kept talking about it, but never actually did anything, so I started to not believe her anymore, and I was suffering personally from her dramatics, losing sleep, constantly worrying, etc.) After I told her I didn't want to talk anymore, she kept calling me, and would IM me, and I'd ignore it. One night she imed me and was like "I know you're there, I see you're on facebook and myspace..come talk to me"...and another night, she said she was glad to see that I got my homework done, because she'd seen me drop it off at my professors office earlier (which was on the other side of campus!!!). She was absolutely insane though, she'd knock on my door at random times of the day and night, I'd catch her watching me from a bench in the corner of the sidewalk when I went to class...it was just really creepy!!!! I blocked all communication I had with her though, and even transferred schools to get away from her. I haven't heard from her in a little less than a year, and I can't be happier. And I know that my story wasn't quite as disturbing as some of the others on here, but it was scary at the time, and I wouldn't wish anyone to go through any of that!
miss-britt miss-britt 9 years
YES over my family vacation i met a guy to help my family to get back into our villa. (we lost our keys and had to use his phone) And i later found out he had been watching me for the entire week from his window and followed me and my friend to a club and told me i wasn't allow to talk to anyone other than him and tried to have sex with him. It was soo scary and kind of traumatizing
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 9 years
I had an old boyfriend's ex-girlfriend stalk me for a month or so. She never confronted me but apparently she found out where I lived, where and when I worked, my school schedule, my parent's address, and she tried conning her way into my apt (but wasn't successful). Oh, and she wore a long, blonde wig and sunglasses as a disguise...she was asian! What a Fah-Reek! I wasn't ever afraid of her but she was asking for an ass-whooping (which I was never given the pleasure of - dang!).
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 9 years
I had an old boyfriend's ex-girlfriend stalk me for a month or so. She never confronted me but apparently she found out where I lived, where and when I worked, my school schedule, my parent's address, and she tried conning her way into my apt (but wasn't successful). Oh, and she wore a long, blonde wig and sunglasses as a disguise...she was asian! What a Fah-Reek!I wasn't ever afraid of her but she was asking for an ass-whooping (which I was never given the pleasure of - dang!).
sarah-lynn sarah-lynn 9 years
For whatever reason, I've had a few guys who just wouldn't go away, even after knowing that I was in a serious relationship. There was this one kid who would show up to my job and find weird reasons to be there. My security guards would come chat if they saw him wandering on their cameras to scare him off. One night, boyfriend actually ran into him after he had tried to start a conversation despite me being busy. Apparently, boyfriend started screaming at him as they passed on the escalators.After that, he would incessantly IM me about being together even though I had stated that I was not interested. One day the IMs turned mad, calling me stupid and a bitch for staying with my boyfriend. Then after I blocked him, he made up some creepy screenname along the lines of "Ispyonu", begging to know why I wouldn't talk to him. The last thing I heard was that he was going to be a cop.
sarah-lynn sarah-lynn 9 years
For whatever reason, I've had a few guys who just wouldn't go away, even after knowing that I was in a serious relationship. There was this one kid who would show up to my job and find weird reasons to be there. My security guards would come chat if they saw him wandering on their cameras to scare him off. One night, boyfriend actually ran into him after he had tried to start a conversation despite me being busy. Apparently, boyfriend started screaming at him as they passed on the escalators. After that, he would incessantly IM me about being together even though I had stated that I was not interested. One day the IMs turned mad, calling me stupid and a bitch for staying with my boyfriend. Then after I blocked him, he made up some creepy screenname along the lines of "Ispyonu", begging to know why I wouldn't talk to him. The last thing I heard was that he was going to be a cop.
Marci Marci 9 years
I had an ex who was a stalker and a complete stranger who was. He would leave me flowers and cards at my doorway and would call me, knowing all sorts of things about me that I never knew how he found out. It was scary.
lala788 lala788 9 years
i never had the "pleasure" to get a stalker, and i hope i never will!
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
I had some weirdo in college who developed an odd thing for me. He'd make up elaborate stories about us being a couple and what we did on the weekend or what we were planning to do that evening and tell anyone who would listen. When people started to figure out he was lying they began to tell me all of his stories. Pretty soon everybody knew he was a LIAR yet he still kept trying to tell them about our "relationship". It went on for about 6 months. Until her developed a new make believe girlfriend.
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
I forgot to mention that I live on a dead end road....
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