One of the most insidious aspects of sadistic stalking as @morgan_tracey can also tell you is not only being gaslighted by your stalker but also being gaslighted by others as I am sure @OSPASafeEscape also knows about.
How do you deal with that? Gaslight them back, goddammit.
You know that you’re not imagining it when for example you come home and find your door standing open. It’s not a matter of needing new glasses.
If you do that, chances are that they think you are crazy, but they already thought you were crazy to begin with, so it won’t make a difference. Whatever you do, do not defend yourself. You do not have to prove that you are sane, you do not have to keep repeating what you already explained to them before.
Some people will even hold it against you that you do not know (for sure) who the person is who is messing with you or what exactly that person’s situation is. But how is that your fault??? Why would that reflect badly on you?
Unfortunately, hacking stalkers – and that may be the majority these days – can also pretend to be anyone else and gaslight you pretending to be someone else.
Sophisticated stalkers aren’t stupid enough to contact you under their real names. They just want to mess with you and they don’t want to get caught. So they tend to do what they can to discredit you and not get caught.
But if you are being gaslighted by whoever is messing with you, the same applies. Gaslight them back.
Don’t let gaslighters get into your head. Don’t give them any headspace.