im not sure, but i have a pretty good idea the answer is yes. it would be nice to hear that im wrong...
im 29 years old.
when i was little, she was super fun, funny, nice, and loving. when i stepped into my teenage years, things slowly started changing. first little things, like she stopped hugging me, or telling me she loved me, she always thought i was lying about the smallest things. then bigger things like a falling out with our neighbor who was a good friend and business partner of hers. she insisted that she was stealing from their small company. shortly after, they moved away, and i woke up one morning to her crying in the livingroom. i asked her what was wrong, and she told me that "they" shot at our house and tryed to kill us. apparently she had called the police, but they found nothing. she was my mother, and i fully believed her, untill recently. shortly after the shooting incident she started believing that my stepdads mother was tapping into our phone lines. she took the phone apart several times looking for phone tapping equipment, and she knew this because she could hear a clicking sound on the phoneline, and my step grandpa worked for the telephone company for 40 years. i believed her. we would go to the store or out, and when we came back she was sure "they" had been in our house. "they" moved chairs around, and went thru her things. "they" were looking for information. i get older and i wanted to be a teenager. i wanted to pick out my own clothes, and spend the night at friends houses and dye my hair, go out at night, just be away from home, but that wasnt allowed. not because she said i couldnt, but because i was constantly grounded. for YEARS. over things i didnt even do. she would accuse me of stealing money from her or my little brother. i would wake up to her literally ripping my bedroom apart looking for stolen money. she'd chase me out of the house screaming at me and lock me out, so she could go thru every peice of my bedroom. she never found anything, and most of the time she would find what she said i had stolen in her room, and then tell me i had somehow put it there. it got so bad that she sent me to live with my step grandmother. the same one who was tapping our phonelines. then, ofcourse, i was in on it with her. i moved back home after a year, and things got so bad that i started running away. at 17 i moved in to a boyfriends house, whos father was nice enough to take me in. then she accused me of sleeping with him. eventually they moved because of the people tapping the phones and all of the neighbors who were against her and hated her.
they moved to a quiet town, where the neighbors live half a mile away, across a creek, and up ontop of a hill. things seemed to be better for a while but then they got worse and have seen insteady decline untill where we are today. she has cameras and audio servalence cameras all over the outside of her house, with several tv's going and its all videotaped. she says she can hear "them" outside. she says "they" sit on the hill by her house and talk about trying to kill her. all night long. every night. "they" are mostly the neighbors ascoss the creek. she calls the police on them everyother night. she lives in a very windy town, and because she has audio survalence she can hear twigs and pinecones hitting the roof/side of the house but they arent twigs or pinecones, they are gunshots from a pellet gun. she says they throw shards of glass at her head, they killed our dog, they tryed to hit her with their car, they are trying to kill my ten year old brother. she can hear people a mile away because shes "trained her ears" to hear that far. she knows their names and they says things like "she bit his penis" and "she cant take it much longer, she isnt emotionally strong enough" and "just one more night, we can do it". her car battery died, and she spent hours trying to take it apart because shes convinced they put a tracking device on it, even though she parks in the garage. she has the whole house alarmed. im not allowed to have a key or know the code. shes started shooting back at them, by shooting a pellet gun out the windows at anything that moves. she called me tonight and now she thinks theyve put antifreeze in her water and shoved something in her furnace. she told me the cops wanted my telephone number so they could confirm these things, and she told me that i need to tell them what theyve been doing to her. she said "remember? youve heard it, tell them" and i told her i couldnt, because i dont hear what she hears, and she told me that she knew she could never count on me and hung up on me. and now its not only the people across the street, but her brother inlaws wife and someone else, but she doesnt know who yet.
im worried because...well for obvious reasons. but even more so because my stepdad works out of town, he owns his own business and he HAS to work to support them. she hasnt worked for years. and also because i have a 10 year old brother whos there with her, and he encourages her in these thoughts. he simply does not understand this at all and he will things like running in the house with a scared look on his face and says "i heard them! they said they were going to kill us!!". then she goes to her tv's and turns the volume all the way up and listens untill she hears it too. he thinks its a game, and he does this often. ive tryed to tell him its not a game and he just cant do this and to please call me when she gets very weird, and he just gets mad and tells me either hes NOT (wich is not true, because ive seen him), or he tells me im making him angry and runs off. hes very immature and....hes a weird kid. but smart and hes got an awesome imagination, wich is great, but bad in this situation.
sorry for the rushed, and sloppy letter, but im totally freaked out. theres so much more in her behavior and what she does, i could write a book. i have no idea how to handle this situation. my stepdad is afraid to do anything, because hes dosent want her to leave him. and im almost sure she would. my middle brother who was pamperd and spolied by her became a compulsive liar and a drug addict and is now in prison. she has one sister who still speaks to her and has always been close with both myself and her, but she lives a few states away, and my grandparents live several states away and are quite elderly. i am engaged and i have a 1 year old, his family and many friends, so i have a suport system, but im afraid it would be just me trying to get her to seek help, and im sure she would cut me out of her life. my fiance might lose his job, because he helps my dad run his buisness. if that happend we would lose our home.
im at a loss. she simply can NOT be allowed live like this, its must be total hell for her.
what do i do?