For a period of 3 months this guy stalked me repeatedly. My parents live 15 minutes from town in the country so it's not like we lived in a highly populated area. On my parents mile there was only us and one neighbor.
It started with my wallet being stolen out of my purse while in my car parked in the garage at my parents house. Then it was followed up by being followed home on numerous occasions, having him (which I didn't know who it was at the time) tap on the windows at our house at night when I was home alone and rattle the front door knob. On night I heard what sounded like footsteps on our back patio. Once the police arrived they found the sliding glass door partially open.
He also would stalk me at my boyfriend's house. For instance I was going to the bathroom at my BF's house and there was a tap on the window. As soon as I ran out and told my BF and his parents they went outside and there was footprints in the snow that led up to the bathroom window. Another time while at my BF's house when I had my car warming up and someone (assuming my stalker) locked the doors to my car while I was inside the house. My car idled for over an hour until the police were able to get the car unlocked.
A month after my wallet was stolen out of my purse all the items minus the money were returned to me in a mailed letter that said "I found these in my yard. I'm assuming they were lost or stolen." The evening after I received the letter when I was in town one of the cops was in the high school parking lot so I pulled up next to him(there was another car on the other side of him) and gave him the letter. While the cop read it I then looked across his car to see who was in the car on the other side and it was the guy who had been stalking me. The next night I was followed home after a High School volleyball game.
I never actually saw the guy stalking me but I kept having dreams it was him. My psychology teacher in High School studied dream analysis and I talked to him about it. He asked me if I ever talked to the guy. I said that he didn't hang out with any of my friends and the kid was anti-social and was never at parties, etc but I was friendly to everyone so if I saw him in the hall I would say "Hi" to him. (Our High School was small. Only 200 kids 9-12 grade so everyone knew everyone). The teacher asked me to approach the guy and try to talk to him again now that the stalking had started. One day when entering the library I noticed he was sitting at the table. As I walked by he looked up at me. I said "Hi" and he ignored me and got up and left the library.
How the stalking finally ended was that my brother was home from college one weekend at a party and the kid was at the same party (shocking because this kid and his "group of friends" were loners and didn't go to parties). My brother approached him and threatened him and said if anything else happened to me that my brother was going to go after him. I was never stalked again after this.
The whole experience has changed me. I'm extremely aware of my surroundings and I always close the blinds whenever I'm home alone. Before we activated the house alarm I would lay in bed at night and go through different scenarios in my head as to how I would react if someone broke in the house, etc. I'm forever marked by it.
So now 15 years later this guy decides to taunt me by friend requesting me on Facebook...CREEP!!! I blocked him from viewing my profile on FB, made my blog non-searchable and also removed my maiden name and have it non-searchable on Facebook. My blog will be private for the time being until the "threat" of him has past.
I use this blog for my friends and family back home to see pics of the kids and as a diary/virtual scrapbook for my children to look back at one day. There is no way I am going to let one freak of nature ruin that by taking my blog completely down.