1996 by Gloria Naylor
Gloria Naylor is famously known for her novel The Women of Brewster Place, which was adapted into a film by Oprah Winfrey (Harpo Productions) in 1989. What is less known, is that Gloria wrote of how government agents, and their numerous assets, severely harassed her after she angered a neighbor who happened to be related to a high level NSA employee. Gloria details how they used gaslighting harassment techniques to attempt to drive her crazy. Wikipedia defines gaslighting as, “a form of psychological abuse. It uses persistent denials of fact which, as they build up over time, make the victim progressively anxious, confused, and less able to trust his or her own memory and perception. A variation of gaslighting, used as a form of harassment, is to subtly alter aspects of a victim's environment, thereby upsetting his or her peace of mind, sense of security, etc.
The only way to fight gaslighting is to pretend you're crazy and hope your hidden enemies will stop or you can do what Gloria [and several former NSA and CIA employees] did, and expose them. Gloria writes of how they used sounds to drive her up the wall. She speaks of systematic door slamming, harassers acting like they needed to use power tools all day long and many other things, but the most sinister technique is the use of an audio spotlight device, which we now know actually exists (A&E used it to promote their television show, Paranormal States). Such a device can project a sound into your head but it doesn't use a sound wave that hits your eardrum. Therefore, it is hard to distinguish between your own thoughts, and those that are being placed there by someone else. Coupled with other harassment techniques, audio spotlight can send a person running for a heavy dose of medication.
If you think you can stand up to the crime network that presently controls this world, read 1996. You'll understand why people (the ones who are really in the know) keep their mouths shut and won't dare challenge their masters. I didn't just feel for Gloria...I've been there myself.