Valkyrae’s Shocking Story

Amiel Rose Andres - July 15, 2022
Valkyrae’s Shocking Story

In a shocking story, Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter described how a crazy stalker made an attempt to find her at the Los Angeles 100 Thieves compound.

In a July 14th interview with fellow YouTuber Anthony Padilla, co-owner of the prominent esports and streaming company Valkyrae revealed that the irrational fan had flown in from out of state believing she wanted to meet him in person despite the fact that they had never spoken or met before. Thankfully, he was never able to locate her. He had to leave before he could locate the YouTuber because Valkyrae’s coworkers warned her and promptly dialed the police.

But the obstinate stalker wasn’t going back home without a battle. He ultimately stayed in the LAX airport for several days and wouldn’t leave, arguing his case in films that were later captured. He continued to think that Valkyrae wanted to see him and that she would finally pick him up. 

She said; “I genuinely think he had real mental issues. I’ve never interacted with this person in my life. Seeing videos of him recording himself really reminded me how anyone could watch you and build some sort of parasocial mindset with any streamer or content creator they watch. It’s dangerous.”

In the past, Valkyrae has dealt with problems involving stalkers. She made the decision to relocate in 2021 because she feared for her safety after her address was disclosed and obtained by a stalker. Additionally, she has received “sickening” comments from insane fans who declare their love for her despite never having met. She even had to keep her social media accounts private at one point. Sadly, numerous Twitch and YouTube stars have experienced the same issue. After a stalker traveled all the way from Estonia to reside close to Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa in June 2022, Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa claimed she worried for her life.

Due to what studies have found to be an increased frequency of parasocial connections, it is a very worrying issue that seems to be occurring more frequently than ever before.

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