There isn’t a single person on Earth who hasn’t been affected by a celebrity at some point during their life. It’s usually short lived, maybe a teenage crush which prompts you to write a letter or two, or nowadays makes you open a blog on Tumblr about your favorite pop star to get a better insight into their lives. But there’s also the exceptions, people who turn their lives into ones of a stalker. We’ve found the top ten most shocking stories about people whose lives were completely turned around when they started obsessing about their idols.
Doreen Lioy didn’t obsess over a pop star or a Hollywood actor. Her ultimate star-crossed lover was a serial killer by the name of Richard Ramirez who, in 1985, killed at least fourteen people. She fell in love with him when she saw his mug shot on TV.
“Looking back, I see it was a turning point for me. I saw something in his eyes,” she confessed to the Los Angeles Times. She later married the killer after obnoxiously stalking his trial and writing him hundreds of letters.
Dolly Parton first made it big in the 1970s with her hit “Jolene”, which brought her to be on the receiving end of a lot of admiration and not so rarely, obsession. At some point Parton found a box at her gate containing a baby along with a note that said: “My name is Jolene, my momma has left me here and she wants you to have me.” Parton took the baby to social services and never heard of it again, but always admitted she felt deeply disturbed by the whole thing.