Many of you know that to ensure my safety a judge had issued a Permanent Protective Order, after he examined evidence in a day-long hearing, against this man, Matthew Chan of Columbus, GA. Mr. Chan appealed the judge's order and it went to the GA Supreme Court...who made the decision last week to reverse the judge's order.
Below are a FEW examples of (the thousands) of his posts that caused me to seek protection.
Many of his posts were titled: "An Open Letter to Linda Ellis" or began with "Hi Linda." Obviously directed to me.
He threatened that he knew of people who “want to put you in the ground."
"She won't understand anything but bruce force."
"If anyone knows how I operate, this is no bluff."
"It may be too late after a certain threshold is crossed."
"I won't elaborate on what I might be capable of and I don't ever want anyone to push me too far."
He claimed my family and friends would be “collateral” damage to what he would be doing to me.
He encouraged and participated in the posting on his site of "The Hearse Song" addressed to me, by name. The post was titled: "WE ARE COMING AFTER YOU!" and it contained the lyrics: "You will be the next to die."
He said he was a cult leader: “You should realize that creating and managing an online cult is actually more challenging than one when you physically meet and interact with my followers. My dazzling, hypnotic, persuasive, and entrancing words and prose are somewhat masterful I must confess. I can convince the most intelligent, self-determined, and self-motivated person to blindly follow any public suggestion I might make.”
“I am absolutely getting payback for the time and energy you have caused.”
“I could even find your house to see what it looks like and where you live…definitely would get some video footage of your house…I could be a one man paparazzi.”
“I could probably go digging through public records to see if you have any traffic infractions, see how many times you have been married and divorced.”
“Pull up your real estate deeds, mortgages, and any other interesting documents. I would want to see how big your house is, how much its worth, how much property taxes you pay, and any other properties you might own. I bet you live in the **** **** area. I love that area.”
“Believe me when I tell you I have a LOT on you.”
“Just so you know, my patience is fairly low. It wouldn’t take much to push me over the edge on this.”
Here is my stalker story: http://online.flipbuilder.com/qodf/ykku/
I was talking the other day with a good friend whose mother had left this earth. She was a woman I knew and admired greatly. As the conversation advanced and we shared memories of Mary, I could sense my whole attitude beginning to change. I was suddenly donning a smile. I was feeling a genuine warmth surrounding me. It was as though my entire soul had been somehow swaddled in a soft blanket. I was picturing myself walking toward Mary and I could clearly picture her smile emanating joy, the same way it did every single time we had met. It was a smile one could always depend on to lift their spirits and brighten their day.
Our conversation soon became filled with stories about how Mary helped the homeless, the hungry and those in need. Her daughter recalled the times she and her family members stepped in to help "mama" if, due to her health she was unable to fulfill her charitable tasks. A slight woman, Mary would drive to sections of town reserved for only those who have a specific purpose for traveling there, and she always had a specific purpose: to help.
I began to think of the legacy Mary left for her family and those who knew, respected and loved her. It is not a legacy that can be measured in dollars; it is far more valuable. In fact, to this day, you could offer her children or her husband a million dollars for the legacy of love that Mary left each of them and I assure you they would not trade what she left in their hearts and lives for what they could put in the bank. There's an old saying: "Measure wealth not by what you have, but by what you have and would not sell." Each of them is therefore, a millionaire.
I began to think of my own life's legacy and what I needed to change to bequeath upon my loved ones the same priceless gift of being More Than a Memory in their hearts and lives. I want them to feel the same aura, the same warmth when they speak of me; I want them to subconsciously wear a smile when my image appears in their mind. Mary's light will continue to shine as we endeavor to follow the path her footsteps left here on earth, and strive to live a life that will be More Than a Memory.