Have you ever gotten a weird feeling while walking down the street, or look out of your window to see the same car cruising slowly past your house for the tenth time that hour. Or what about strange packages or posts on Facebook that you swear you didn’t do. You might have a stalker.
The stalker archetype – the obsessed, resentful and jealously violent psychopath is a widely used trope in movies, and we secretly love it when it happens on screen, but what about real life? What if you’re the one being stalked. Or, what if you’re the one doing the stalking? Whether it’s nosing around someone’s house when they’re not looking, doing a ‘drive-by’ past the house of the person you’re secretly crushing on, or obsessively wanting to know what your ex is doing and who she’s doing, you might be a stalker. But how can you be sure?
The folks over at Safehome.org conducted a survey of 2,000 Americans to see what kinds of stalkers behaviour people are willing to commit and are guilty of, and what they found makes me want to lock my doors, erase my Facebook and become a hermit.
Exes are crazy.