PS: Sorry I haven't been around Blogville all that much lately. Have been extremely busy. Will come around when I do get some time. Thanks for understanding! And if I don't come around at all, then the Stalker scored a date with me, sadly for me!
Current Music: Who Can It Be Now by Men At Work
Tuesday, June 9
It seems that I've quite successfully acquired myself a cellphone stalker! No I'm not the kind of person who gives my cell number to just about anyone I meet, neither do I display it on any of the Internet forums that I am on. But this caller is freaking me out, since it is the first time that some anonymous person is giving me such calls. Here's the Stalking Timeline so far:
Last night I was fast asleep when my cell rang twice around 11pm.
Second time around I picked it up, and a strange male voice gave my FULL NAME and asked me if I was that person.
I, in my groggy state of mind and still half asleep, replied yes. *at this stage I didn't suspect this person to be a stalker so I was only answering a standard phone call*
He then proceeded to say that he found me on the net and wanted to know if I was looking for a partner! *as soon as I heard that I freaked out and disconnected the call immediately as if I was speaking to Jack The Ripper!!*
What went through my mind after that was a good 6 hours of repetitive scenes from the horror flick 'Psycho' that made me lay awake til dawn, that resulted in a severe headache due to lack of sleep and the sudden phobia that has developed in me! His cell number got recorded in my call log *since his number was detectable, that kind of tells me it's not a serial rapist - but if it is, he must be superdumb!*. So after alot of thought, I texted him asking who it was and how he had obtained my phone number. I was being polite cos I really needed to handle this myself without having to drag the Police into this *not yet* and I desperately needed to know WHO it was. I got an immediate SMS reply saying that he badly wanted to talk to me and that he was going to ring me again in 2mins, and if I'd pick up the phone! He also said that 'it would be worth it', and left some kisses n hugs for me...in 'xo' form! To which I didn't reply. It was a lil creepy but for all I know it could be a friend playing pranks on me using another friend's cell. But what kind of sick and tasteless prank is that? I really don't have friends like that...friends who play stupid cellphone stalking games like that. So chances are, it isn't a friend. That leaves me even more freaked out. Ted Bundy images controlled my poor soul all through the night and I was imagining myself being hacked to death...lol! I know I'm a lil dramaish here but hey cellphone stalking is no joke. I strongly believe that invading someone's privacy and harassing them in this manner is a serious matter and an offense that needs to be charged with.
This morning I decided to take matters into my own hands, and dial the unknown caller's number to speak to him directly, find out who it is and ask him to stop the menace. He didn't pick up. Then I texted him saying it's best that I know who he is and how he got my number, or else I won't speak to him at all as he wanted me to. I haven't heard from him in the past 6 hours or so. Let's wait and see what he does next *perhaps tonight*. I just wonder how he found my cell number...that just baffles me cos my cell number is not public. And it has only been given to the closest people in my life, except for a new friend that I met recently. I'm just doubting if he gave it to someone else for the fun of it. I have already emailed him asking if he did that. He just replied to me saying NO he didn't!
Who would harass you on the phone like this...would it most likely be someone you already know? What would you do in a situation like this? What is the best way to handle an unknown stalker who calls you late in the night? How would you stop them from calling you without involving the Police and having to change your number etc? I want to handle this sensibly, and in a way that does not escalate the problem. I don't want to provoke unknown people, neither do I want to press charges without knowing who it is and whether there's any real danger from him *I'm sure the Police has more serious issues to work on*. The calls started coming only last night, so I'm gonna give it some time before I jump into rash conclusions and hasty decisions that I might regret later on. What say? Any tips or personal experiences shared, will be greatly appreciated.
Posted by Keshi at 12:58 pm