Stalking tends to be bad enough when one person makes it his mission to harass another; gang-stalking takes this concept to an organised, mob level. The effects can be harmful and problematic for the target, resulting in both mental and physical hurt. In extreme cases a person may take drastic action to stop the regular stalking from continuing.
Gang stalking involves an entire group systematically and regularly stalking or harassing the same individual target over a period of time. The intent is to annoy or frustrate the target as much as possible by multiple parties. This makes it extremely hard if not impossible for anyone to pin blame on one party alone as the cause of the harm. The goal is to progressively destroy the peace in the target's daily life.
A frequent result of being harassed on a regular basis is the target becomes constantly stressed from fear or apprehension. The sense of being hunted becomes very familiar as the target feels he always needs to be looking for where the next form of stalking will come from. Because gang-stalking uses multiple persons, its unpredictable nature causes the target to stress even more.
Loss of Control
Because gang-stalking can involve activities that a normal, law-abiding person wouldn't perform, a target can begin over time to feel a loss of control. His life becomes open to someone else's whims with being bothered in public, things being stolen, property being broken into and other interference. The loss of peace starts to feel like a constant sense of being under attack and always being on the defensive.
A Need to Escape
In a drastic attempt to escape harassment, a target can get to a point where he packs his bags and leaves a community. This is an attempt to put distance between himself and the perpetrators in the hope that they are located only in the existing community. Ideally, the target can then locate to a new place with no connection whatsoever to the gang-stalking being suffered.