Chronicle of an Internet Stalker

For years now (since 1997) I have been harassed by an internet stalker called Cassandra Anne Vasu from Cleveland, Ohio. She's actually an ex-girlfriend of mine but is so obsessed with harassing me that she refuses to leave me alone. Every now and then she comes back to haunt me (so to speak) by pretending to be other people and eventually her disguise fails because she makes a mistake.

Surprisingly, she often makes her mistake in the very first email of a series of emails. She's too obvious.

For example, her most recent attempt was in March 2006: She sent an email from her local library, the Cuyohoga Public Library in Ohio, which she has frequently used in the past to harass me. She keeps using the same library computers. Apparently she hasn't clued into the fact that I know all her tricks and she's not smart enough to invent new ones.

Perhaps that's the thing about internet stalkers: They are inherently stupid and make mistakes. If they were so smart, why can't they get a date/life like the rest of us?

Here is her most recent attempt (for anti-spam reasons, I've blocked out my email addy with Xs):


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From: "Patron" 
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Subject: just wondering
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 09:47:17 -0500
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greetings, i was just wondering if youd mind sending me a few of your black
and white photos,     i collect gothic art and anything dark i have no pc  i
will enclose my address if you are interested and  or if you know anyone who
will be interested,       any photos will stay in my album at home aqnd will
not be online  put anywhere or on anything,

  panthra
5390 state rd
cleveland ohio
   44134


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customer of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.  
Please do not reply.  
Messages sent to this address will not be received.

Tips for spotting the internet stalker:

  • Bad spelling: Youd.
  • Fake name (or fake sounding): Panthra.
  • Fake address: 5390 State Road.
  • Repetitive Mistakes: The exact same computer IP in the exact same library.
  • Grammar and Writing techniques identical to previous emails: I've become so used to her writing style that I can recognize it instantly, even when she tries to disguise it (like the above attempt).


    What else has Cassandra done in the past?

    Well, for starters she once pretended to be Russia (when she was really in upstate New York) working for an underground communist newspaper.

    Another time she pretended to be her own step-sister (she doesn't have any family asides from her mother).

    One time she called herself the "Scatmaster4000", which was actually her and her homosexual friend working together on that one.

    And I forget the rest. I usually get a "suspicious email" from her roughly every 6 months to a year.

    I've also received numerous "heavy breathing/silence" phone calls which the caller ID said her name (or her mother's name) or which I *69ed and determined it was coming from Cleveland. I now have an unlisted cell phone number.

    Otherwise, she's basically harmless. An university drop-out who apparently has no life.

    She once wanted to be an art critic, more to Paris and open an art gallery. Instead, she has become a failure.

    She liked artists like Yves Klein and poets like Tristan Tzara. Both of which are basically self-indulgent snobbish morons.

    Here's some photos of herself that she's emailed me in the past:




  • Unconfirmed: One time I was harassed by someone using a computer in a Toronto public library, who had the same writing style as Cassandra Anne Vasu. However, I find it hard to believe that she came all the way to Toronto just to harass me. Still, stranger things have happened. It is possible she is that crazy.

    Her father committed suicide and her mother is apparently a manic depressive. Maybe its genetics.

    As retaliation for all the emails/pranks she has played on me, I made a painting of her in 1999 in which I showed her as a Medusa. I should have gave the Medusa glasses and a book on Yves Klein.

    In theory using anti-spam techniques on Gmail could filter out her emails (everything from the Cuyahoga public library could be filtered out), but because she sometimes travels and uses other names, she would eventually sneak her emails into my mailbox.

    It is possible the above email is from a real person, and not a fictional person Cassandra made up, but not very likely. Its too many coincidences.

    Its sad that its come to this, exposing her as a stalker. Simply ignoring a stalker doesn't work. She has no life and refuses to give up even when I ignore her. Hopefully after this she will finally give up and leave me alone (due to her skills at stalking she will no doubt read this website).