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“Am I going crazy or am I being harassed?” Inside the disturbing online world of gangstalking

August 2020

Jenny’s story is not linear, as we like stories. She was born in Baltimore in 1975 and had a happy and healthy childhood – her younger brother Danny fondly remembers the treasure hunts she would orchestrate. In her late teens, she developed anorexia and depression and was hospitalized for a month. Despite her struggles, she graduated from high school and was accepted into a prestigious liberal arts college.

There, things went downhill again. Among other issues, chronic fatigue caused her to drop out. When she was 25, she flipped this car over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Florida in an apparent suicide attempt. At 30, after being delusional that she was pregnant, she was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She was hospitalized for six months and started treatment, receiving regular injections of an antipsychotic drug. “It was like my older sister was back,” Danny says.

On July 17, 2017, Jenny jumped from the tenth floor of a parking lot at Tampa International Airport. After her death, her family searched her hotel room and apartment, but the 42-year-old did not leave a note. “We wanted to find a reason why she did this,” Danny says. So, a week after his sister died, Danny, a certified ethical hacker, decided to search Jenny’s computer for answers. He discovered that she had subscribed to hundreds of gangstalking groups on Facebook, Twitter and Reddit; online communities where self-proclaimed “targeted individuals” say they are being watched, harassed and stalked 24/7 by governments and other organizations – and the internet legitimizes them. Read the full story.

Luz W. German