Believe me I get where you are coming from, now that I've studied gangstalking.....dwelled on hiw to convey to you something they might help you break your attachment to these theories.
Steve, the "gangstalking" phenomena is because the internet has provided communities of like-minded people to create a self-reinforcing phenomena.
When I worked in psych wards throughout the 80's-90's. The only communities for sufferers of these mind states, were in group therapy. Many of them did attribute their paranoias to gov, military, intelligence, police, etc. so that is not new.
Going back in history, "madness" has always been there. We see it discussed in, ancient books, Plato, etc. Demons, etc. cures were attempted, in ancient times. Herbs from Aryavedic medicine, "Caraka Samhita," Yoga Sutras, Chinese medicine which came from Aryavedic. There were ancient attempts at surgery, boring holes in the skull etc. and later Treppaning. There was also witch burning and very cruel, primitive medical treatments.
Madness was also discussed as victims being "close to god" and spoken of in positive terms. This can be seen in religious discussions in ancient times. Numerous Saints were considered "mad." Etc.
One thing we can easily see about internet forums and discussions is how there is anger and hideous arguing in all "social media." Supposedly "normal" people arguing over trivia.
My sister was telling me about going into a food forum where people were talking about those plastic kitchen machines to make pasta-like foods out of zucchini and other vegetables. She said the people in the discussion were having vicious name calling arguments.
We know that the online political arguments DO have paid, "brigading" and bots. Very disgusting and clearly conspiratorial. There are REAL conspiracies. There always have been political conspiracies....but they have no REAL power. They just make bad karma for the people who do it.
We also know there have been disgusting efforts at gov mind control experiments that was/is very real. That they used vulnerable people and homeless etc., to carry out their experimental activities is also a fact.
BUT things have to be kept in perspective. The symptoms of psychosis and paranoia is also very real and has been known since antiquity--long ago. Way before DEW technology was there. Sure, political gaslighting is ancient, but lets be real.
In a way, "gangstalking" victims concluding that it MUST be technology provided by Alien beings, is really nothing but an attempt to find a rational or logical explanation as to their ailment and paranoias.
After you go down the list, checking off the possibilities of what is causing these problems and all those possible causes don't make sense, then arriving at the "evil Alien" hypothesis, or Lovecraftian style demons, is actually "logical" when there are no further choices to find the causes. The mind naturally goes down the list of possibilities. Psychiatry uses labels to identify these illnesses, and also goes down a list of possible causes, but really has no idea, just theories---and meds can help contain the problem a little.
It is clear that severe life changing events and life failures can have very bad effects on a person's internal self worth. Once self confidence is shaken by real events, patterns of behavior and thinking can appear.
This is actually cause and effect...a natural thing. It's called karma. Nothing actually mystical or supernatural about it. It consists of both linear and simultaneous cause and effect.
The life condition and way to awakening and raising one's life condition, is fundamental to happiness.
In otherwords.....you can cure your karmic illness and fullfil your personal dreams. You are already intellectually strong, however the intellectual life-states can also become impediments and create arrogance and reinforcing misguided beliefs.
Just like other factors of mental discipline it us up to you to STOP the mind and observe it objectively. It is up to you to control your thoughts an cut off the negativity completly. Do not give yourself the luxury of further entertaining these theories in this internalized way!
Stopping the mind is the fundamental basis of Yoga and enlightenment. Break the attachments to these lower life states.
Trust the inner self not the superficial mental chatter, that is just sludge in the mental pipeline.
Let it go and do not reconstruct negative lifestates ever again. Resoluteness of the middle path, is the cure.
"Become the master of you own mind, not your mind the master of you."