The Broaddus family are suing the previous owners of their home for not telling them it was being stalked.
Nothing ominous about this place. (via CBS 2)
It's every homeowner's worst nightmare (or second-worst, after bed bugs). The Broaddus family found their dream home: a six-bedroom, $1.3 million house in beautiful Westfield, New Jersey. They moved in with their three young children, and only enjoyed three days of peace before they started receiving chilling letters from someone calling himself "The Watcher."
The Watcher (via Wikia)
In the numerous letters that followed, The Watcher had plenty of nightmarishly creepy things to say, including:
"[The house] has been the subject of my family for decades. I have be [sic] put in charge of watching and waiting for its second coming. My grandfather watched in the 1920s and my father watched it in the 1960s. It is now my time."
"Do you need to fill the house with the young blood I requested? Have you found all the secrets it holds. Will the young bloods play in the basement. Who has the bedrooms facing the street? I will know as soon as you move in."
“Have they found what is in the walls yet? In time they will."
"I am pleased to know your names now, and the name of the young blood you have brought to me."
The Watcher also made references to having lived in the home before, and to being its rightful owner. He mentioned the previous owners, the Wood family, multiple times.
"Who am I? I am the Watcher and have been in control of [the house] for the better part of two decades now. The Woods family turned it over to you it was their time to move on and kindly sold it when I asked them to.”
“You have changed it and made it so fancy.”
“It cries for the past and what used to be in the time when I roamed its halls.”
“I asked the Woods to bring me young blood."
Although it's unlikely that the Woods actually agreed to bring anybody young blood, the Broadduses still believe they knew about the letters. They're suing the previous owners for selling them the house without telling them that it was haunted by a living ghost.
They're so afraid, they've abandoned the house until the letters stop. Westfield police are doing everything they can to identify the Watcher and bring him to justice. So far, they've made no progress. There's no way of knowing if this psycho is actually watching the house, or if he even lives in Westfield. Mayor Andy Skibitsky addressed the issue during a recent town council meeting:
"Our police have conducted an exhaustive investigation into the threatening letters. Our police went the extra measure and left no stone unturned."
He added that no charges have been filed. I guess the Watcher isn't hiding under a stone. He could be anywhere, really. In the end, this story contains a valuable lesson for all homeowners: you're never safe. Just get an RV and never stop moving.